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October 2, 2019
American Scandal will be taking the next few weeks off, while we premiere a special series: The Mysterious Mr. Epstein, hosted by Lindsay Graham. For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery — who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/TMME
September 24, 2019
A federal task force is formed to bring Enron’s corrupt executives to justice. Sherron Watkins arrives in Washington to participate in congressional hearings and struggles to process the staggering costs of Enron’s downfall.   Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Solve thousands of fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. Download FREEon the Apple App Store or Google Play! Zip Recruiter - See why ZipRecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at our web address: ZipRecruiter.com/AS
September 17, 2019
The Wall Street Journal works to expose the shady financial deals key to Enron’s success. With his company pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Ken Lay engages in a desperate ploy to avert disaster. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - To get 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/AS
September 16, 2019
From Wondery and The Athletic, The Lead is the first daily sports podcast that will bring you one big story each day from The Athletic's all-star team of local and national sports reporters. Subscribe now to hear new episodes each weekday morning: http://wondery.fm/TheLeadED
September 10, 2019
Ken Lay fights to restore public confidence in Enron as the bad publicity mounts and the stock price continues to fall. Sherron Watkins is encouraged when an internal review of company practices is launched, but stunned when it appears to backfire. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Solve thousands of fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters! Download for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play Hello Fresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/AS80 and enter AS80
September 6, 2019
What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/imaginedlifetwo
September 3, 2019
Enron manipulates California's electricity market for financial gain, and the state is plunged into an energy crisis. Meanwhile, the schemes of a corrupt CFO, a rocky transition of power, and an alarming discovery by Sherron Watkins, threaten to tear the company apart. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policygenius - Go to Policygenius.com to get quotes, and apply in minutes. You can do the whole thing on your phone right now!
August 30, 2019
Joe Exotic is a man who loves his animals and the zoo he created for them. But Joe has a nemesis in the animal world named Carole. And as much as they both love to save animals, Joe and Carole are hell-bent on destroying each other. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic at wondery.fm/joeexotic
August 27, 2019
In the mid 1990s, Enron Corporation solidifies its position as the number one energy company in America. Investment manager Sherron Watkins lands a dream job there, but quickly learns that Enron's office culture and accounting practices make it a treacherous place to work.
August 8, 2019
What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country — possibly for life? The newest season of Locked Up Abroad can be found exclusively on Luminary. Listen at luminary.link/lockedup
August 6, 2019
Mounting violence forces Dennis Banks and the rest of the occupation to decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for their cause. Federal negotiators face a deadline to end the standoff at all costs, and Banks and Russell Means meet face to face with the FBI.  Support our show by supporting our sponsors!  Parcast Con Artists - Search for and subscribe to CONARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Again, search CONARTISTS or visit Parcast.com/CONARTISTS to listen now Hello Fresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/AS80 and enter AS80
July 31, 2019
For more than 15 years, a man named Sixty-Six Garage would lay in a nursing home bed, unidentified and unconscious. Or so everyone believed. Join reporter and host Joanne Faryon across borders and through the twists and turns of the truth until she finally uncovers who Garage really is. Listen now at wondery.fm/Room20
July 30, 2019
After defying a federal ultimatum to leave Wounded Knee or face a full-scale assault, the occupation doubles down by declaring themselves the Independent Oglala Nation. A new proposal from the feds causes Russell Means to ponder how much he’s willing to sacrifice for Lakota sovereignty. FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Trimbach reluctantly accepts an unexpected new mission. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GETQUIP.com/AS right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE.
July 23, 2019
Emboldened by their takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM takes its campaign for Indian rights to the border towns of South Dakota. But now AIM is a top law enforcement priority, and violent clashes with police follow. When the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge ask for AIM’s help in their fight against corrupt tribal president Dick Wilson, the occupation of Wounded Knee provokes a fearsome federal response. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - If you need life insurance but you just don’t want to deal with all the legwork, head to Policygenius.com
July 16, 2019
In early 1973, the militant civil rights group the American Indian Movement (AIM) takes control of the town of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The action launches a 71-day standoff between Indians and federal forces. But before they make their stand at Wounded Knee, AIM leaders Dennis Banks and Russell Means are already on a collision course with the U.S. government — starting when they lead more than a thousand Indians from across the country to the steps of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington DC. Support us by supporting our sponsors! HelloFresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/AS80
July 10, 2019
In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class. Odds are you’ve never heard of him—but his name, was Big Willie. Reported, written and hosted by Daniel Miller from the L.A. Times. Subscribe now at wondery.fm/LTL
July 9, 2019
Black babies in the United States are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday. It’s an alarming statistic that further highlights the wide disparities in healthcare that exist between black and white Americans. And while there is no direct connection to the Tuskegee Study there are parallels. We’ll talk with Priska Neely, reporter for Southern California Public Radio, who has dived deep into the issue of black infant mortality, its causes and why it has persisted for decades. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GETQUIP.com/AS right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE
July 2, 2019
After 40 years, the Tuskegee Study has been exposed, condemned, and ended. But for the survivors and African-American community at large, this is not the end of the story. A fight begins to ensure the deceived test subjects are properly compensated, and formally apologized to, by the United States government.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! Cayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
June 25, 2019
In the 1960s, as cultural attitudes shift and more doctors in the U.S. learn of the study, objections are raised on moral and political grounds. When the government refuses to end the experiment, a whistleblower goes public, and the test subjects turn to a civil rights lawyer for justice.  Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - The sooner you download the free ZipRecruiter Job Search app, the sooner it can help you find a better job! Slanted Memoir - Read an excerpt and purchase the book at slantedbook.com, or you can find it wherever books are sold Cayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
June 19, 2019
1865 starts with the moment Lincoln got shot and follows the journey of the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, as he continues to push through Lincoln’s progressive agenda while dealing with the nuances and scandal around Lincoln’s assassination. In pursuit of his goals, Stanton will forge and break alliances, deceive and manipulate his friends, and cajole and flatter his enemies. Steadfast in his conviction, Stanton will threaten, inveigle and blackmail. He will protect the guilty and persecute the innocent. He seems willing to stop at nothing. But the moral gravity of his actions, and his own secrets, threaten to consume him. 1865 is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/1865
June 18, 2019
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is underway, with hundreds of African-American men unknowingly serving as human guinea pigs. Though it's initially scheduled to last only a few months, the doctors in charge of the experiment land on a nefarious scheme to perpetuate the study indefinitely. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Cayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
June 12, 2019
From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery.fm/MITW
June 11, 2019
In early 1930s America, segregation is the law of the land, and syphilis remains a grave public health concern. A handful of white government doctors aims to treat African Americans in a rural Alabama county where infection rates are especially high. But several officials conspire to alter the program’s goals, launching a decades-long program that will stain medical history. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Calm - To get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/AS Cayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
May 28, 2019
Records stuffed with cash. Cassette cases full of cocaine. The details revealed at record promoter Joe Isgro's payola trial shock the public. And the trial's outcome is an even bigger surprise. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/AS! Article - To get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more, go to article.com/AS Slanted Memoir - Read an excerpt and purchase the book at slantedbook.com, or you can find it wherever books are sold Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
May 24, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with National Geographic in anticipation of their new series, The Hot Zone. In 2014, Ebola is tearing through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but the deadly disease hasn’t yet made landfall in the United States. Then Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian visiting his fiancee and son in Dallas, stumbles into a local hospital with a fever. His eventual diagnosis — Ebola — sets off a nationwide panic that a full-scale outbreak might be looming. As local healthcare workers and epidemiologists put their lives on the line confronting a crisis they were never trained for, government officials struggle to mount an effective response.
May 22, 2019
Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/TSND
May 21, 2019
In 1986, federal prosecutor Marvin Rudnick is close to cracking the biggest payola case in decades. It might even involve the Mafia and one of the record industry's most notorious figures, Morris Levy. So why do his bosses abruptly take him off the case? Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Hello Fresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/as80 and enter as80 Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
May 17, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with National Geographic in anticipation of their new series, The Hot Zone. The three-night limited series is inspired by true events surrounding the origins of the Ebola virus and its arrival on US soil in 1989. That year, the killer virus suddenly appeared in monkeys in a scientific research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Jaax, a heroic U.S. Army scientist, puts her life on the line to head off the outbreak before it spreads to the human population. In this episode, Julianna Margulies, the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning actor, shares what it was like to play Dr. Nancy Jaax and why she thinks it's important to tell the stories of epidemics — and the people on the front lines who fight them. We’re also joined by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders, executive producers and showrunners of The Hot Zone.
May 14, 2019
Twenty years after new federal laws were supposed to eradicate payola, it's back. Now a mysterious group of record promoters called the Network are using it to control access to Top 40 radio. And to enforce their monopoly on the airwaves, they've enlisted a dangerous new ally — the Mafia. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving - Visit The Art of Shaving at any of their 100 retail locations or shop online at theartofshaving.com and use the code AS to get 15% off your first order! Hello Fresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/as80 and enter as80 Calm App - To get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription, go to CALM.COM/AS Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
May 10, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with National Geographic in anticipation of their new series, The Hot Zone. The three-night limited series is inspired by true events surrounding the origins of the Ebola virus and its arrival on US soil in 1989. In the final months of World War I, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 brings U.S. society to the breaking point, killing more than 675,000 Americans in a single year. But President Woodrow Wilson insists newspapers keep silent about the outbreak to preserve wartime morale. As the death toll mounts, Philadelphia runs out of coffins, New York City officials outlaw uncovered sneezing and coughing, and scientists race to find a cure.
May 7, 2019
The Congressional payola hearings of 1960 are out to expose corruption in the music industry. But they're also out to discredit a dangerous new form of music called rock 'n' roll. To do that, they've set their sights on rock's most famous champions: DJ Alan Freed and American Bandstand host Dick Clark. Will their testimony save them or disgrace them? Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/AS LightStream - To get an additional interest rate discount, go to LightStream.com/AS Slanted Memoir - Read an excerpt and purchase the book at slantedbook.com Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
April 30, 2019
In 1959, rock 'n' roll is on the rise. But parents and politicians are alarmed by this rebellious new style of music and its powerful effect on America's youth. So when Congress learns that some rock records are getting on the radio thanks to a system of bribes and payoffs called payola, they decide to take action -- which spells trouble for rock's most vocal advocate, DJ Alan Freed. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Cayman Jack - This Cinco de Mayo, take your celebration to the next level. Download Cayman Jack’s “How to Cinco Guide” at cinco.caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois. Quip - Visit GetQuip.com/AS and you'll get your first refill pack free! Article - Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 of more at Article.com/AS
April 23, 2019
The delicate system of secret bribes and kickbacks used to transform a mediocre record into a hit -- that’s payola. And on the eve of rock ‘n’ roll, it’s consuming the music industry. As the public catches wind of the corruption, DJ Alan Freed and American Bandstand host Dick Clark will be caught in the crosshairs of the investigations. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving - To get 15% off your first order, go to theartofshaving.com and use code AS Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listener of American Scandal a FREE stock! Go to scandal.robinhood.com Calm App - To get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/as Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
April 16, 2019
Stormy Daniels, secret hush money payments, and the lawyer at the center of it all: Michael Avenatti. In 2018, we saw an American scandal unfold right before our eyes -- live on television. On this special episode, Los Angeles Times political reporter Michael Finnegan joins to discuss the rise and fall of Avenatti and what his story reveals about the way our society consumes scandal. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as HelloFresh - Get $80 off when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/as80 and enter code as80 at checkout. Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
April 9, 2019
Former Hare Krishna Henry Doktorski talks about what led him to join the faith, day to day life on the West Virginia commune, and why he finally left. Read more about the Hare Krishna’s in Henry’s book, Killing for Krishna: The Danger of Deranged Devotion. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as Quip - Go to GETQUIP.com/AS to get your first refill pack for FREE with a Quip electric toothbrush! Lightstream - Go to LightStream.com/AS for an additional discount. Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
April 2, 2019
Keith Ham’s chief enforcer is summoned back to New Vrindaban for a mission.  He enlists the help of a friend of the commune who turns informer. Steve Bryant goes into hiding.  Deputy Westfall works with the state police to finally make some arrests, but will he be able to bring down Keith Ham? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Article - To get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more, go to article.com/AS Purple Mattress - To get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress, text AS to 84-888 Better Help - Go to BetterHelp.com/AS to get 10% off your first month
March 26, 2019
Steve Bryant is forced out of the commune at gunpoint and heads to California where he finds evidence that the Gurus are frauds. Berkeley Temple Leader Hansadutta has a meltdown that lands him in jail. An attempt to start a Guru Reform movement divides the movement and leads to death threats. A devotee attacks Keith Ham. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as Robinhood- To sign up and get a FREE stock go to scandal.robinhood.com
March 20, 2019
From the trial of James Hadfield in 1800 to the trial of Aurora gunman James Holmes over two centuries later, this season of The Thread explores six of the most high-profile murder cases in history through the lens of the controversial legal defense that unites them all: ​Not guilty by way of insanity. Subscribe now at wondery.fm/thethread
March 19, 2019
When a devotee in West Virginia goes missing, his wife suspects murder. Deputy Westfall is thwarted by the DA when he tries to take action. Keith flexes his muscles and expands his power over New Vrindaban. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Go to GETQUIP.com/AS to get your first refill pack for FREE with a Quip electric toothbrush!
March 12, 2019
When the Swami dies, eleven senior disciples declare themselves gurus and take control of the movement. In Berkeley, Hansadutta becomes paranoid and starts amassing an arsenal of weapons. In West Virginia, Keith Ham finishes constructing his palace of gold. But when new devotees with records for violent crime join the commune, Deputy Westfall grows alarmed.  A drug smuggling operation at the Krishna Temple in Laguna Beach ends in murder when temple leaders pair up with ex-mafia informants. Support us by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving- Get 15% off your order when you use code AS at theartofshaving.com
March 5, 2019
When devotees at the NYC temple confront Keith Ham, he decides to found a commune of his own in West Virginia.  Krishnas in temples across the country come up with illegal ways to raise money for the group, including drug dealing and money scams.
February 26, 2019
An elderly swami from India captures the zeitgeist of 1960s counterculture in America with his message of peace and love.  But his western disciples are hungry for power, and one of his most trusted devotees betrays him. You can find new episodes of American Scandal, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code ‘WONDERY’. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - To get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush, go to GetQuip.com/AS Robinhood - To sign up and get a FREE stock go to scandal.robinhood.com
February 19, 2019
It’s been 30 years since the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Port William Sound, but the disaster still reverberates. A conversation with marine conservation professor and Alaska fisherman Rick Steiner about the state of things today. Plus, journalist and author Antonia Juhasz on how Exxon Valdez compares to the 2010 BP oil spill. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as
February 12, 2019
The fishermen run a blockade. Alyeska Pipeline goes to extremes to root out a mole. Exxon and the fishermen face off in court. Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as Robinhood - To sign up and get a FREE stock go to scandal.robinhood.com
February 5, 2019
After Captain Hazelwood’s arrest, Exxon tries to clean up its public image. President Bush tells Exxon to pick up the pace on the cleanup. Fisherman Riki Ott takes on Big Oil in the Alaska State Legislature. Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
January 29, 2019
The fishermen find that damage from the spill is even worse than expected, while a winter storm destroys Exxon’s plans for a quick cleanup.  Captain Hazelwood disappears. Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
January 22, 2019
A supertanker carrying 53 million gallons of crude oil runs aground in Prince William Sound sparking the worst man-made ecological catastrophe in the country’s history at the time.  As Exxon struggles to get the cleanup underway, fishermen worry that this is the end of life as they know it Links to recommended reading: Not One Drop by Riki Ott Out of the Channel by John Keeble The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster
January 1, 2019
How does the Iran Contra investigation compare to the Russia investigation today? We go behind the scenes with Michael Bromwich, a lawyer who worked on the Iran Contra case. He tells us what it’s like to delve into the dealings of America’s most powerful players. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as
December 25, 2018
Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh sets his sights on the White House and tries to answer the question everyone has been asking: Exactly how much did President Reagan know and when did he know it? Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Article - Get $50 off your first purchase when you visit them at article.com/AS ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as
December 18, 2018
Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh is called to D.C. to investigate Iran-Contra and bring those responsible to justice. But what he discovers will shake his political allegiances, and drive a wedge through the heart of the country. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving- Get 15% off your order when you use code AS attheartofshaving.com ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as
December 11, 2018
When the story breaks that senior US 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.  Links to books: Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up - Lawrence E. Walsh Under Fire: An American Story - Oliver L. North Special Trust - Robert C. McFarlane Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power - Malcolm Byrne Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you purchase a toothbrush at getquip.com/as Lightstream - Go to LightStream.com/AS for an additional discount. Hair Club - Get a free hair analysis and free haircare kit ($300 value) at hairclub.com/as
December 4, 2018
Two of Reagan’s top priorities are in jeopardy: American hostages are still in the hands of terrorists in Iran, and the Contras are losing their fight against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. In early 1986, the two operations merge. In the middle of it all is Lieutenant Colonel Ollie North. Links to books: Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up by: Lawrence E. Walsh Under Fire: An American Story by: Oliver L. North Special Trust by: Robert C. McFarlane Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power by: Malcolm Byrne
December 3, 2018
April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice. Heavily researched, this historical political thriller is an audio drama that explores America’s darkest hours. The story is astonishing—and all of it is based on true events. You can listen to new weekly episodes of 1865 exclusively on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/1865 and use promo code '1865'.
November 27, 2018
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.  Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you purchase a toothbrush at getquip.com/as ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as Article - Get $50 off your first purchase when you visit them at article.com/AS
November 20, 2018
Host Lindsay Graham talks with Alex Gibney, director of “Client 9,” a documentary that examines the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer. Support us by supporting out sponsors! Ancestry.com - Get your kit for just $59 today at Ancestry.com/AS Hair Club - Get a free hair analysis and free haircare kit ($300 value) at hairclub.com/as Article - Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more when you visit them at article.com/as
November 13, 2018
Preet Bharara investigates Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos - the explosive trials and the aftermath. You can read more about the Sheldon Silver trial here, and read about the Dean Skelos trial here. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping by going to Brooklinen.com and use promo code "AS" at checkout. LightStream - Go to LightStream.com/AS for an additional discount. Ancestry - Get your kit for just $59 today at Ancestry.com/AS
November 6, 2018
Governor Cuomo tries to stamp out corruption with an independent commission who deals with interference from unexpected places. Attorney Preet Bharara lasers in on the committee’s findings. Support us by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving - Get 15% off your order when you use code AS at theartofshaving.com Article - Get $50 off your first purchase when you visit them at article.com/AS Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you purchase a toothbrush at getquip.com/as
October 30, 2018
Troopergate explodes. Governor Spitzer finds himself embroiled in a scandal. Senator Bruno is investigated by the FBI. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hair Club for Men - Get a free hair analysis and free haircare kit ($300 value) at hairclub.com/as Article - Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more when you visit them at article.com/as
October 23, 2018
In 2006 Eliot Spitzer is elected governor on a promise to tackle corruption in the most dysfunctional state capital in the country--Albany, NY. He is quickly challenged by one of the most powerful men in the state. Will the governor change Albany or will Albany change him? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off your order and free shipping when you use promo code AS at brooklinen.com Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at getquip.com/as
October 16, 2018
Host Lindsay Graham talks with the journalists who broke the BALCO scandal and almost went to jail.   Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams are the authors of “Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports.” Support us by supporting our sponsors!
October 9, 2018
Victor Conte loses his battle when he’s sentenced to prison. Marion Jones’ carefully crafted defense threatens to collapse because of a bitter divorce. And agent Novitzky’s case hits some snags as Barry Bonds fights for his reputation. After investigating for eleven years at a cost of a hundred million dollars, can agent Novitzky claim victory? Or has Victor Conte won the war? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Brooklinen - Get $20 off and free shipping when you use promo code AS at brooklinen.com Ancestry.com- Get 20% off your AncestryDNA kit when you go to ancestry.com/as
October 2, 2018
The raid on BALCO succeeds beyond Agent Novitzky’s wildest dreams. He gets all the evidence he needs to prove that some of the top athletes in the world have cheated their way to records and medals. But Barry Bonds isn’t going down without a fight and neither is Marion Jones. And when confidential testimony gets leaked to the press, all hell breaks loose. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter- Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ziprecruiter.com/as
September 25, 2018
A syringe with a mysterious substance sets off a race to save the Olympics from a doping scandal. Backstabbing, recriminations and a dedicated team of investigators threaten to destroy everything Victor Conte has created. And agent Novitzky plants an undercover agent to try to bring down Barry Bonds. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Ancestry.com - Get 20% off your personal DNA kit when you visit them at Ancestry.com/AS
September 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. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/as
September 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. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Ancestry.com - Get 20% off your AncestryDNA kit when you go to ancestry.com/as HelloFresh - Get $20 off your first 3 boxes when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/as60 and enter code as60 at checkout.
September 10, 2018
American Scandal Premieres September 18th.
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