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  • Summary

  • 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. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.
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Episodes
  • Sep 10 2018
    American Scandal Premieres September 18th.
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    1 min
  • Sep 18 2018
    A college dropout with no background in science turns himself into an expert on performance enhancing drugs. Soon he attracts some of the world’s best athletes—along with the attention of a determined federal agent.
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    35 mins
  • Sep 18 2018
    Track star Marion Jones gets caught in the middle of an Olympic steroid scandal and turns to Victor Conte for help. In baseball, Barry Bonds is fed up watching other players beat records and garner fame. He teams up with a trainer who sets him on a path that will have unexpected results.
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    32 mins

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Fascinating Re-enactment of Events

This is a first person account of far reaching scandals, many of which shape the American Government's policy to this day. Lindsay Graham is a great narrator, and clearly puts a ton of work and research into the show. The music and the structure of the show make for a really immersive experience.

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Professional, informative & addictive

There aren’t very many podcast that are designed this professionally. The host takes unknown, misunderstood & interesting topics & gives a blast of knowledge so complete, you come away feeling like the smartest person within a 100 miles. One word: PERFECTION.

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Sad to get to the end

Loved every story, so interesting and entertaining. I was sad when I got to the last story and it was over. Anxiously awaiting more!

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A Viewpoint from a Liberal Hack

The writer in this discussion is totally biased and ill-informed. She is part of the misinformation cycle that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to hide his crimes.

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Informative and Engaging

I've listened to a lot of this show, but the Tuskegee episodes brought me to tears and drove me to add my five star review. Thank you for such a great podcast, I look forward to future material.

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Lindsay Graham sure knows how to draw you in

I am a new and huge fan of the Wondery podcasts. The stories draw you in and really allow you to visualize his words. American Story Tellers was fantastic so I followed it with American Scandal and it did not disappoint.

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Amazing; same story, same characters today!

Listened three times. Power, control, money and sex; this is what makes our government work for those who will hold onto their power and wealth at all costs.