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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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Introducing: In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

Introducing: In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson


Lady Bird Johnson’s audio diaries reveal how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her time to become arguably one of the most influential first ladies in history. From ABC News, makers of the hit series “The Dropout” and the award-winning daily news podcast “Start Here,” comes “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” – an eight-part series told in the former first lady's own words.

4 mins

8 March Finished

Bernie Madoff | Collapse | 3

Bernie Madoff | Collapse | 3

The U.S. economy begins to fall apart. So Bernie Madoff takes a risk, and makes a fateful decision about his Ponzi scheme.  Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Calibrate - Sign up today at If you enter SCANDAL you’ll receive $50 off your one-year membership. Care/of - For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to and enter code scandal50.

39 mins

2 March Finished

Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

Wondery Presents: Against The Odds


In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at

6 mins

24 February Finished

Bernie Madoff | The Numbers Always Rise  | 2

Bernie Madoff | The Numbers Always Rise | 2

A financial analyst raises red flags about Bernie Madoff's record. Madoff faces an investigation from the SEC.  Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at

39 mins

23 February Finished

Bernie Madoff | Sins of the Father  | 1

Bernie Madoff | Sins of the Father | 1

Bernie Madoff is young and broke. And he's hungry for a big paycheck. So he sets out for Wall Street. But a market crash forces him to make a difficult decision, one that will haunt him for years. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Grubhub - Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at

44 mins

16 February Finished


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