American Scandal

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Description

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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Iran Contra: Ollie | 2
00:41:17

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

Dec 04, 2018
Lindsay Graham's Newest Podcast: 1865
00:11:54

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.

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Dec 03, 2018
Introducing TBD with Tina Brown
00:07:59

As editor in chief at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown has had opportunity to sit down with the world’s most important people to hear their thoughts on the zeitgeist and on her new Podcast, “TBD with Tina Brown,” she invites you to hear her candid conversations with writers, politicals, crime sleuths, journalist and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Subscribe to TBD with Tina Brown on Apple Podcasts or by visiting wondery.fm/tbd

Nov 30, 2018
Iran Contra: Bud | 1
00:50:49

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. 

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Nov 27, 2018
New York State of Crime: Interview with filmmaker Alex Gibney | 5
00:48:06

Host Lindsay Graham talks with Alex Gibney, director of “Client 9,” a documentary that examines the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer.


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Nov 20, 2018
New York State of Crime: Two Men in a Cell | 4
00:45:35

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.

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Nov 13, 2018
New York State of Crime: Interference | 3
00:41:43

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.


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Nov 06, 2018
New York State of Crime: An Affair to Remember | 2
00:44:31

Troopergate explodes. Governor Spitzer finds himself embroiled in a scandal. Senator Bruno is investigated by the FBI.


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Oct 30, 2018
New York State of Crime: Three Men in a Room | 1
00:42:47

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?


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Oct 23, 2018
BALCO: Interview with authors Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams | 6
00:39:38

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.”


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Oct 16, 2018
BALCO: Winners and Losers | 5
00:40:09

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?


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Oct 09, 2018
BALCO: Liars and Leaks | 4
00:37:48

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.


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Oct 02, 2018
BALCO: Syringes and Secrets | 3
00:37:49

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.


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Sep 25, 2018
BALCO: Gold Medals and Bad Blood | 2
00:34:39

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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Sep 18, 2018
BALCO: Steroids and Snake Oil | 1
00:38:48

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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Sep 18, 2018
Introducing American Scandal
00:01:46

American Scandal Premieres September 18th.

Sep 10, 2018