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 • 14.1K 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
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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
14.1K Ratings

14.1K Ratings

B7162004 ,

👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

Bravo! It’s a wonderful podcast and amazingly entertaining, informative. We need more podcasts like this, keep it up! It’s amazing, great work!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

LolItsMyBirthday ,

Loved it

Gripping storytelling, fascinating people, and great editing. What more could a true crime lover ask? I’ve listened to all the episodes so many times I’ve probably got them memorized at this point! Round of applause to all who participated, except for Amanda obviously. Still can’t rap my head around how and why she would do such a thing. Love to all the victims and respect for speaking up about it. Once again, a really fascinating story I’ve loved from the start. Thanks so much for sharing. Great work ❤️

PianoMan3333 ,

Gripping Story

What a tragic story of how someone could do something like this. Good host and fun interviews. A bit confusing at first but there are some really good characters, and it’s fun to see how it plays out even if you know what’s going to happen in early episodes. Heartbreaking to hear how betrayed people felt. Hard to imagine being in this situation.

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