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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...

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Three Mile Island | The Domino Effect | 1

Three Mile Island | The Domino Effect | 1

On March 28, 1979, Bill Zewe hears an alarm at Three Mile Island. Something has gone terribly wrong at the nuclear power plant, in southern Pennsylvania. And now, the operators at the plant must move fast—before a crisis engulfs the region.  Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter: Try ZipRecruiter now for free at ziprecruiter.com/as to see how they make hiring faster and easier. Policy Genius: If you need insurance, head to policygenius.com right now to get started. Upstart: Hurry to upstart.com/AS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.

40 mins

22 September Finished

The Breakup of Big Oil | American Monopolies | 6

The Breakup of Big Oil | American Monopolies | 6

The United States is home to a large number of big businesses, from entertainment conglomerates to the giants of tech. Increasingly, members of the public and politicians are raising concerns about these companies—and the power that they wield. Chris Sagers, a law professor at Cleveland State University, joins Lindsay to discuss monopolies in the U.S., both in the past and the present. The two also discuss how the current, heated debates about big business may play out. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Head to simplisafe.com/AS and get a FREE HD CAMERA. Upstart - Hurry to upstart.com/AS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.

32 mins

15 September Finished

The Breakup of Big Oil | Judgment | 5

The Breakup of Big Oil | Judgment | 5

John D. Rockefeller is on the run. His company is under assault from state and federal lawsuits, and now, Rockefeller is moving from house to house, doing whatever he can to avoid a courtroom. But soon enough, his fate will be decided for him. Because the U.S. Supreme Court is about to issue a landmark decision. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - Head to policygenius.com right now to get started. You could save $1500 or more a year! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter right now for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.

41 mins

8 September Finished

Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style. Listen to Podcast: wondery.fm/Scandal_BB

5 mins

8 September Finished

The Breakup of Big Oil | The Hunt | 4

The Breakup of Big Oil | The Hunt | 4

Ida Tarbell begins to investigate Standard Oil. And as she digs deeper, she receives help from some unexpected sources. Soon, John D. Rockefeller learns that his deepest secrets could come spilling out into the light. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try it now for free at ziprecruiter.com/as. SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and 60 day money back guarantee when you go to simplisafe.com/as.

39 mins

1 September Finished

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