15 episodes

Amanda is a wife. A mother. A blogger. A Christian.
A charming, beautiful, bubbly, young woman who lives life to the fullest.
But Amanda is dying, with a secret she doesn’t want anyone to know.
She starts a blog detailing her cancer journey, and becomes an inspiration, touching and captivating her local community as well as followers all over the world. 
Until one day investigative producer Nancy gets an anonymous tip telling her to look at Amanda’s blog, setting Nancy on an unimaginable road to uncover Amanda’s secret. 
Award winning journalist Charlie Webster explores this unbelievable and bizarre, but all-too-real tale, of a woman from San Jose, California whose secret ripped a family apart and left a community in shock.  
Scamanda is the true story of a woman whose own words held the key to her secret. 
Follow Scamanda on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
Amanda’s blog posts are read by actor Kendall Horn.

Scamanda Lionsgate Sound

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 14.3K Ratings

Amanda is a wife. A mother. A blogger. A Christian.
A charming, beautiful, bubbly, young woman who lives life to the fullest.
But Amanda is dying, with a secret she doesn’t want anyone to know.
She starts a blog detailing her cancer journey, and becomes an inspiration, touching and captivating her local community as well as followers all over the world. 
Until one day investigative producer Nancy gets an anonymous tip telling her to look at Amanda’s blog, setting Nancy on an unimaginable road to uncover Amanda’s secret. 
Award winning journalist Charlie Webster explores this unbelievable and bizarre, but all-too-real tale, of a woman from San Jose, California whose secret ripped a family apart and left a community in shock.  
Scamanda is the true story of a woman whose own words held the key to her secret. 
Follow Scamanda on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
Amanda’s blog posts are read by actor Kendall Horn.

    Chapter 1 — Amanda is Dying

    Chapter 1 — Amanda is Dying

    Meet Amanda. Her world is about to be shattered by some life-changing news during the birth of her first child. She’s dying. Or at least, that’s what she tells the world in her brand new blog. 
    Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: http://lionsgatesound.com
    Hosted by Charlie Webster.
    Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: https://link.chtbl.com/diedandsurvived?sid=sc
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    • 38 min
    Chapter 2 — Roaring Goddess

    Chapter 2 — Roaring Goddess

    Amanda’s good news doesn’t last long. Her mother, Peggy, the ‘Roaring Goddess,' posts a guest blog to keep Amanda’s followers updated. Her family launches a donation website for #TeamAmanda to donate directly to the cause. The custody battle rages on.
    Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: http://lionsgatesound.com
    Hosted by Charlie Webster.
    Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: https://link.chtbl.com/diedandsurvived?sid=sc
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    • 37 min
    Chapter 3 — No Coincidences

    Chapter 3 — No Coincidences

    Despite everything, Amanda falls pregnant with her second child - the miracle baby. Amanda’s rockstar status is cemented at church, but not before getting the most devastating news yet - her cancer has progressed to Stage Four.
    Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: http://lionsgatesound.com
    Hosted by Charlie Webster.
    Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: https://link.chtbl.com/diedandsurvived?sid=sc
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    • 59 min
    Chapter 4 — Terminal. Miracle.

    Chapter 4 — Terminal. Miracle.

    Amanda’s journey with cancer is like a rollercoaster that never ends. Her friend Lindsey explains that it was a constant back and forth of terminal, miracle, terminal, miracle. Nancy continues looking into whether Amanda is really faking it all. Amanda drops a bombshell on her friends Lisa and Steve.
    Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: http://lionsgatesound.com
    Hosted by Charlie Webster.
    Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: https://link.chtbl.com/diedandsurvived?sid=sc
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 43 min
    Chapter 5 — Faith in the Truth

    Chapter 5 — Faith in the Truth

    Convinced Amanda is lying about her cancer, Nancy enlists the support of San Jose Detective Jose Martinez. Amanda’s birthday brings a massive rally of support, including a #TeamAmanda video that gets the attention of thousands, set to the tune of Rachel Platten’s Fight Song.
    Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: http://lionsgatesound.com
    Hosted by Charlie Webster.
    Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: https://link.chtbl.com/diedandsurvived?sid=sc
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 56 min
    Chapter 6 — High As Hell

    Chapter 6 — High As Hell

    Amanda lands a new job as a middle school teacher. But while #TeamAmanda continues to grow in popularity, there’s an ever-growing Team Nancy. Detective Martinez and Nancy team up and bring the IRS into the fold, launching a federal investigation into Amanda. 
    Scamanda is a Lionsgate Sound podcast: http://lionsgatesound.com
    Hosted by Charlie Webster.
    Listen to another Lionsgate Sound podcast hosted by Charlie Webster, Died & Survived: https://link.chtbl.com/diedandsurvived?sid=sc
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14.3K Ratings

14.3K Ratings

Strspiral ,

Great listen

I binged this podcast in 2 days. I’m happy it was made and that it is popular so that more people know her story and who she is because she will absolutely do it again. I recommend listening.

ddm~pnw ,

Riveting

I’ve listened to a lot of scam pods and this one is probably the most mind blowing. The collateral damage Amanda left in her wake is both infuriating and heartbreaking.

Dr. Henry Indiana Jones ,

Well put together

I listen to a lot of podcasts but rarely get through stories like this due to poor narration etc. this was was great! Charlie did a great job! It was as fascinating as frustrating that Amanda was able to scam people that long and go that far and get her family to go along with it!! She’s not the first only or last unfortunately. As sad as it is to say, everyone must be verified. Glad she was caught. But those that gave will never be compensated and it will forever put doubt in peoples minds going forward.

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