18 episodes

In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.

British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 

But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 

Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   

From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

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In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.

British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 

But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 

Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   

From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Breaking Barings | In The Pit

    Breaking Barings | In The Pit

    The losses in Nick Leeson’s secret account start to get out of hand. It means he needs to start taking even more risks.

    Breaking Barings | Under the water

    Breaking Barings | Under the water

    In 1995, a whizzkid trader was earning a fortune for Britain’s oldest bank. But then that trader disappeared.. And that fortune turned out to be losses of over a billion dollars…The collapse of Barings Bank is one of the most spectacular scandals in financial history.

    • 44 min
    The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Phone Hacking Today: Nick Davies Interview

    The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Phone Hacking Today: Nick Davies Interview

    The journalist who broke the phone hacking story, Nick Davies joins Alice and Matt to talk about its legacy today. In 2011, Nick Davies reported the key stories that revealed the extent of the ‘dark arts’ at Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. He is the author of the best selling account: Hack Attack: How The Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch.

    • 34 min
    The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Media On Trial

    The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Media On Trial

    Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face difficult questions in court. Will justice be done? And how will the inquiry affect the future of Britain’s media?

    • 34 min
    Wondery Presents: Rich and Daily

    Wondery Presents: Rich and Daily

    There's so much celebrity gossip that it's impossible to keep up. From the twists and turns of #FreeBritney to the latest Royal family dust-up, there’s a new podcast that has you covered. From Wondery, RICH AND DAILY delivers laughs and all the latest celebrity gossip. Hosts Brooke and Aricia are comedians, besties and the perfect guides to give you your daily dose of pop culture. They'll keep you up to speed on all of the secrets, scandals, and news in the entertainment world. Is that rumor you heard about Rihanna true? If it is, you better believe Brooke and Aricia will have something to say about it. This is just a preview of Rich and Daily, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/RD_BritishScandal

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    • 8 min
    The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Death Of A Tabloid

    The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Death Of A Tabloid

    The news breaks that murder victim Milly Dowler was hacked. It sparks a public outcry. Rebekah Brooks fights to hold on to her job while Rupert Murdoch arrives to try to contain the outrage.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

Kapital23 ,

Great podcast!

Really enjoying this! Love your sense of humor!

whynotpugs ,

Enjoying every minute!

Just found this gem, and I am binging! I really enjoy the British style of presentation and the presenters. There’s a good balance of information and just a bit of comic relief camp. The camp can be a bit silly in an effort to give a break to the very serious subject matter. The episodes are written in a storyline that’s logical and easy to follow from one episode to the next. (Skip the ads if they bother you at the beginning, middle and end. They’re spaced well without being too intrusive to the dialogue.) Hats off to Wondery! They have some of the most well-written, intriguing, engaging and addictive podcasts out there and the best presenters.

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