43 episodes

Discover how fast controversy can move up in the polls in Parcast’s new limited series, Political Scandals. From greed and lust to deceit and cover-ups, we’ll unpack the most shocking events in American history—all leading up to the 2020 election. Every Tuesday, join us as we breakdown the rise and fall of our most infamous elected officials, measuring the impact it had on the country and history.

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Discover how fast controversy can move up in the polls in Parcast’s new limited series, Political Scandals. From greed and lust to deceit and cover-ups, we’ll unpack the most shocking events in American history—all leading up to the 2020 election. Every Tuesday, join us as we breakdown the rise and fall of our most infamous elected officials, measuring the impact it had on the country and history.

    Scandal 14: The Keating Five

    Scandal 14: The Keating Five

    By 1985, Charles Keating had parlayed his go-getter’s hustle and dubious ethical compass into a multi-million dollar banking and real estate empire. When a federal investigation threatened everything, he called in a favor to five U.S. senators, including John McCain and John Glenn. 

    • 50 min
    Scandal 15: Alger Hiss

    Scandal 15: Alger Hiss

    Dedicated public servant, or Soviet spy? In the late 1940s, the American public was transfixed by the accusations against Alger Hiss. But Hiss would not be deterred by his nemesis Whittaker Chambers, a nine hour Congressional hearing, or even the dogged Richard Nixon. 

    • 40 min
    Scandal 16: William Blount Conspiracy

    Scandal 16: William Blount Conspiracy

    In the late 1700s, William Blount was a land speculator-turned-senator. A failed conspiracy to get himself out of debt triggered the first impeachment trial in United States history. 

    • 41 min
    Scandal 17: Richard Helms

    Scandal 17: Richard Helms

    He made a career out of keeping secrets, starting in a wartime intelligence group and working his way up to Director of the CIA in 1966. But when Congress questioned him about U.S. involvement in the 1970 Chilean presidential election, Helms found himself caught between two oaths—one to secrecy, and one to truth-telling. 

    • 42 min
    Introducing Crime Countdown, A Parcast Original Series!

    Introducing Crime Countdown, A Parcast Original Series!

    True crime fans: There’s a new Parcast original on the roster, and it’s packed with passionate opinions on the worst serial killers, creepiest cults, coldest cold cases, and all things criminal… Every Monday, co-hosts Ash and Alaina from the hit podcast Morbid rank ten true crime stories centered around a common theme—debating each case and their rankings with a hint of humor to lighten the mood. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode of Crime Countdown!
    Then search Crime Countdown to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 13 min
    Scandal 18: The Eaton Affair

    Scandal 18: The Eaton Affair

    President Andrew Jackson had just secured the presidency in 1828 when his good friend married a scandalous Washington widow. As the wives and daughters of D.C.'s elite retaliated, Jackson was forced to make a decision that would alter his cabinet—and set Martin Van Buren up for the future presidency.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
635 Ratings

635 Ratings

N0VELI$T ,

Worth the listen

I appreciated how much effort was put into researching and developing the immersive storytelling that covered each political scandal. It’s still ongoing, but you guys have done a terrific job, and I look forward to listening more in the future!

GMS0628 ,

Great listening

Love listening to Richard and Kate. Fabulous content, wonderful delivery. Always a good listen.

Rookie1026 ,

Very informational

I can only imagine what will spin out of this current administration.

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