Gangster Capitalism

By C13Originals

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There’s a dark side to the American dream. From the creators of Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks, uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that has been brought to the forefront. The final chapter of this story is still being written, as the federal investigation into these crimes continues to grow and unfold. Gangster Capitalism is a production of C13Originals, a division of Cadence13.

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S1 [2] The Bumper Sticker Mentality | The College Admissions Scandal
2479
Rick Singer’s “Side Door” has another, more expensive option that clients like actor, Lori Loughlin opt for. The scam?  $500,000 to get your kids accepted to college as Division 1 athletes - even if they never actually played the sport. Race and status are explored, as this scandal forces all of us to confront uncomfortable subjects. 
May 21, 2019
S1 [1] The Side Door | The College Admissions Scandal
2286
Through transcriptions of wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer, Felicity Huffman, and others, Episode 1 brings to life just how dirty these schemes were. We also hear from a student who cheated on his SAT, a psychologist who deals with students and parents trying to game the system to get more time to take the SAT and ACT, and Jenks breaks news by finding the ringleader, Rick Singer, in an unlikely place.
May 14, 2019
Introducing Season 1: The College Admissions Scandal
269
With exclusive interviews and thought-provoking discussion, Andrew Jenks examines the people involved and the larger debate around higher education in America.
Apr 18, 2019