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American Scandal

Podcast Series American Scandal

Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.

Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Host...

Series Episodes

Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3

Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3

When the story breaks that senior U.S. government officials secretly traded arms for hostages, Congress and the American people demand answers. Chief of Staff Don Regan and Attorney General Ed Meese begin building a wall around the President.   This episode originally December 11, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at Join Honey.com/SCANDAL. Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

43 mins

19 January Finished

Wondery Presents Business Movers

Wondery Presents Business Movers

In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/business_movers.

7 mins

14 January Finished

Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2

Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2

Two of Reagan’s top priorities are in jeopardy: American hostages are still in the hands of terrorists, and the Contras are losing their fight against the Sandinistas. In early 1986, the two operations merge. In the middle of it all is Lieutenant Colonel Ollie North. This episode originally aired on December 4, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - You can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.

42 mins

12 January Finished

Encore: Iran Contra | Bud | 1

Encore: Iran Contra | Bud | 1

In July of 1985, the National Security Advisor to President Reagan, Robert “Bud” McFarlane, puts a plan in motion that could change the course of history and turn the Reagan administration upside down.   This episode originally aired on November 27, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

47 mins

5 January Finished

The Unabomber | The Followers | 5

The Unabomber | The Followers | 5

Ted Kaczynski warned that technology was crushing the human spirit—and harming the planet. Since 1995, when his manifesto was published, Kaczynski has gained a large number of followers. John H. Richardson, a journalist and author, corresponded with Kaczynski, and joins Lindsay to discuss the wide-reaching influence of Kaczynski's ideas.  Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here 

29 mins

29 December 2020 Finished

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