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  • Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember? To have one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history play out before the country while nobody’s paying attention? In her first original podcast, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow goes back 45 years to dig into a story that got overshadowed in its day. There’s intrigue. Corruption. Envelopes of cash delivered to the White House. It’s a story that’s not well known, but it probably should be. Especially today. Bag Man. A Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC. Listen to the Peabody Award-nominated series now.

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Episodes
  • Bag Man - Coming October 30th

    Oct 8 2018

    Check out a sneak preview of Bag Man, Rachel Maddow’s first original podcast. First 2 episodes drop October 30th. Subscribe now. 

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    1 min
  • Episode 1: An Unsettling Secret

    Oct 29 2018

    He was brash. Politically incorrect. An “outsider” political candidate who rose to the White House, out of nowhere, with a reputation as a “counter-puncher.” But Vice President Spiro Agnew was also something else… an active criminal whose secrets were about to be exposed. What happens when a “counter-puncher” in the White House suddenly sees his political future directly threatened by investigators inside his own Justice Department?

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    24 mins
  • Episode 2: Crawling In

    Oct 31 2018

    With the Watergate scandal gripping the nation, and President Richard Nixon on the verge of going down, a small team of federal prosecutors in Baltimore discover a bombshell that will rock a nation already on the edge. The Vice President of the United States— right at the height of Watergate—has been conducting a secret bribery and extortion operation… from inside the White House itself. And only they know it.  

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    28 mins

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Filled with commercials

I gave up trying to listen to this on audible after listening to multiple advertisements every few minutes. I tried to skip forward and it kept sending me back to the beginning and again commercials. Will try to listen on MSNBC and hope there won't be commercials.

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Purchase Option?

The story is engaging, Rachel's read is great, the audio clips further enrich a fascinating story, but the commercials are a bummer. I'd be happy to buy it commercial free. Any chance that will be an option?

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Amazing!

I was 19 years old at the time this all happened and arguing with my father, a staunch republican and constant supporter of Nixon and Agnew to the bitter end. I could not articulate well in those days, of why I hated Nixon and Agnew and what they were doing to our country. This podcast tells me everything I did not know then. Love how Rachel weaves the events of this era. Can't wait to get my hands on the book.

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Please enough w the music

I literally could not listen to this. Archival audio clips are fine, but Rachel talking over music and other noise was driving me nuts. I just want to listen to the audiobook. If this is as close to an audiobook as there is, nevermind. Love Rachel tho.

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Way Too Many Commercials

Gave up after episode 1. Way, Way Too Many Commercials Hopefully they will turn it into a normal audiobook and I'll buy it.

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Amazing story brought by a phenomenal reporter

I loved Rachel Maddow's ability to draw in the listener. I was always left with a feeling of wanting more.

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Not listening to the book; listening to add chatter

It is awful listening to all the adds!! Much rather buy the audible book. Can’t keep tract of anything with all the chatter between every chapter.

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Ads

Why am I listening to ads? I paid for the book. Maybe my settings? I want like it.

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"Literally" the best work here.

Rachel M. is "literally" brilliant. I "literally" cannot get enough. This is "literally" true genius. Im literally a Russian spy, btw.

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Careful Excellent Journalism

I was delighted by the careful fact based presentation of the Agnew saga. Ms. Maddow did a very good job narrating the material and she resisted the temptation to make snide quips which would have,somewhat diminished the overall impact of the reporting. I am looking forward to more work like this from Ms. Maddow and her collaborators