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American Scandal

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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  • 23.06.2021
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    Introducing: One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis

    One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis is a little bit of a masterclass, a cocktail party and a Sunday drive all wrapped up into 30 minutes with an audience invited to listen in. Marcus values family, community, character and ethics and helps small business owners who need his guidance and investment. His process is very personal and provides valuable insight through his ability to identify both problems and solutions. For years he has transformed the trajectory of businesses and the lives of its founders. Listeners will get to enjoy fun and unfiltered conversations centered around mentoring entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs that Marcus invites onto the show are creating products or services that will impact the world for the better. In each episode, listeners will meet the most exciting generation of business owners, including Charles Barkley, Kathy Ireland, Al Roker and Nicole Miller, and all the innovative ventures coming to and disrupting the market. Marcus talks to CEOs, entrepreneurs, inventors and all kinds of new leaders in the only way he knows how, it gets personal. They also talk about something successful people rarely reveal, what they need to take their success to the next level. Marcus and the guest explore that question in an effort to solve that puzzle.. Listen Here: wondery.fm/OHP_AmericanScandal . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 22.06.2021
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    The Osage Murders | A Shrinking Family | 1

    A woman's body is found at the bottom of a gorge. It belongs to a member of the Osage Nation, a tribe that's grown incredibly wealthy from oil. When the victim's sister goes looking for answers, she begins to uncover a shocking conspiracy, one that puts her life in danger. This is a sneak preview of a Wondery+ exclusive season of American Scandal. To listen to the entire season, join Wondery+ in the Wondery app now. https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 15.06.2021
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    The Ice Pick Surgeon | JFK's Response | 4

    President Kennedy signs a bill that transforms mental healthcare in America. With his legacy on the line, Walter Freeman begins a desperate—and dangerous—quest to redeem the lobotomy. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zebra - Visit thezebra.com/AS to get your free quote today! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 10.06.2021
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    Wondery Presents: The Devil Within

    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic” This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession. On the new podcast, The Devil Within, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed. Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? The Devil Within finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades... Listen Here: wondery.fm/TheDevilWithin Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 08.06.2021
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    The Ice Pick Surgeon | A New Threat | 3

    Walter Freeman goes public with his ice pick lobotomies. But that earns him new enemies—including some who are determined to stop him. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Storyworth - Get started right away with no shipping required by going to storyworth.com/AS . You’ll get $10 dollars off your first purchase! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 01.06.2021
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    The Ice Pick Surgeon | Trial and Error | 2

    Walter Freeman and James Watts begin to experiment with the lobotomy. But their partnership is tested when a high-profile patient suffers disastrous results. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 25.05.2021
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    The Ice Pick Surgeon | Search for a Cure | 1

    Walter Freeman is devastated when he learns the truth about mental asylums. The medical care is barbaric, and for patients, everyday life is a nightmare. So Freeman begins searching for an alternative. It's a quest that leads him to one of the most controversial procedures in medical history. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zebra - Visit thezebra.com/AS . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 18.05.2021
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    Host of "Disgraceland" on the Media and Celebrity Meltdowns | 5

    The press has a long, troubled relationship with celebrities, from Marilyn Monroe, to Tupac Shakur, to Britney Spears. The paparazzi are often relentless, and media coverage can be vicious. Which raises a question: Does the press bear responsibility for celebrities' meltdowns? In this special interview, Lindsay chats with Jake Brennan, an expert on the topic, and the host of the podcast "Disgraceland." Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! BBQGuys – Get 0% APR Financing for 12 months at BBQGuys.com. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 11.05.2021
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    Lance Armstrong | Coming Clean | 4

    Floyd Landis goes public about performance-enhancing drugs. Lance Armstrong struggles to contain the fallout, as the truth comes out. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as . Wooga - Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 04.05.2021
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    Lance Armstrong | Moral Choices | 3

    Greg LeMond struggles to find allies in his fight against Lance Armstrong. Floyd Landis is caught in a difficult position, one that forces him to take a big risk. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 27.04.2021
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    Lance Armstrong | Work Hard, Play Hard | 2

    Lance Armstrong becomes an icon around the world. But when a former cycling legend begins asking questions about doping, Armstrong goes on the attack. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Storyworth - Get started right away with no shipping required by going to StoryWorth.com/AS . You’ll get $10 off your first purchase! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 20.04.2021
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    Lance Armstrong | The Boy from North Texas | 1

    Lance Armstrong enters the cutthroat world of professional cycling. But after a string of humiliating losses, he's left searching for a new way to win. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as . Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as . Daily Harvest - Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code SCANDAL to get $25 dollars off your first box! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 13.04.2021
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    The Red Scare | The Power of Fear | 5

    Joseph McCarthy was one of the most consequential politicians in American history. He upended Washington, and even influenced foreign policy for years to come. In this interview, Lindsay chats with Larry Tye, the author of Demagogue, a biography of McCarthy. The two discuss the early stages of the Red Scare, which laid the foundation for McCarthy’s rise. Tye also reveals why McCarthy was able to grow so powerful—and so popular. To learn more, check out Larry's book, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy here . Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! June's Journey - Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 06.04.2021
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    The Red Scare | McCarthy on Trial | 4

    Accusations emerge that Joseph McCarthy blackmailed the military. He faces investigations in the Senate, and a potentially devastating outcome. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecuiter - Go to ZipRecruiter.com/as today to try ZipRecruiter for FREE. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 30.03.2021
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    The Red Scare | Fighting an Army | 3

    Joseph McCarthy searches for communist infiltrators in the U.S. government. He lands on a big target, one that earns him a formidable enemy. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 23.03.2021
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    The Red Scare | Loyal Americans | 2

    Joseph McCarthy gets help from powerful allies in Washington. As McCarthy’s influence grows, other senators weigh the political cost of challenging him. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to DAILYHARVEST.com and enter promo code scandal to get $25 dollars off your first box! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 16.03.2021
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    The Red Scare | Tail Gunner Joe | 1

    Joseph McCarthy dreams of a bigger life. He wants something beyond the farms of Wisconsin, something more important than cornfields and local disputes. He wants political power in Washington, D.C. And he has a plan to get it. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/SCANDAL . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 09.03.2021
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    Bernie Madoff | Never Trust a Con Artist | 4

    Bernie Madoff conned some of the smartest people in the world, from savvy investors to famous artists. All the while, he deceived government regulators. So how did he fool so many people, and for so long? Diana Henriques is a journalist and author who's written extensively about Madoff. In this interview, she describes what made him such a successful con man. And she warns about the possibility of another Bernie Madoff. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 02.03.2021
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    Bernie Madoff | Collapse | 3

    The U.S. economy begins to fall apart. So Bernie Madoff takes a risk, and makes a fateful decision about his Ponzi scheme. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 23.02.2021
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    Bernie Madoff | The Numbers Always Rise | 2

    A financial analyst raises red flags about Bernie Madoff's record. Madoff faces an investigation from the SEC. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 16.02.2021
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    Bernie Madoff | Sins of the Father | 1

    Bernie Madoff is young and broke. And he's hungry for a big paycheck. So he sets out for Wall Street. But a market crash forces him to make a difficult decision, one that will haunt him for years. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 09.02.2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | American Coups | 6

    For decades, the U.S. has led covert campaigns abroad. These campaigns—spearheaded by the CIA, among others—have shaped the balance of power in the world. The U.S. has even helped topple foreign governments. In this new interview, Lindsay chats with Stephen Kinzer, an author who's written extensively about America's foreign policy, and the way our government's actions have had unintended consequences. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 02.02.2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | The Inner Circle | 5

    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? This episode originally aired on December 24, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 26.01.2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Walsh | 4

    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. This episode originally aired on December 18, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 19.01.2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3

    When the story breaks that senior U.S. 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. This episode originally December 11, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.01.2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2

    Two of Reagan’s top priorities are in jeopardy: American hostages are still in the hands of terrorists, and the Contras are losing their fight against the Sandinistas. In early 1986, the two operations merge. In the middle of it all is Lieutenant Colonel Ollie North. This episode originally aired on December 4, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 05.01.2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Bud | 1

    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. This episode originally aired on November 27, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 29.12.2020
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    The Unabomber | The Followers | 5

    Ted Kaczynski warned that technology was crushing the human spirit—and harming the planet. Since 1995, when his manifesto was published, Kaczynski has gained a large number of followers. John H. Richardson, a journalist and author, corresponded with Kaczynski, and joins Lindsay to discuss the wide-reaching influence of Kaczynski's ideas. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 22.12.2020
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    The Unabomber | Hard Evidence | 4

    The FBI gets closer to the Unabomber. But a leak to the media threatens the case. And soon, agents are forced to take action. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 15.12.2020
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    The Unabomber | 35,000 Words | 3

    A fight erupts between Ted Kaczynski and his brother, David. And when tragedy strikes, the Kaczynski family begins to break apart. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 08.12.2020
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    The Unabomber | In the Woods | 2

    Ted Kaczynski falls in love. But soon, he's shocked by some news—and retreats into the wilderness in Montana. It's there that he pushes forward with a deadly bombing campaign. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 01.12.2020
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    The Unabomber | Atomic Pearl | 1

    Ted Kaczynski faces a painful rejection in high school. Then he endures an abusive psychology experiment at Harvard. Kaczynski may be an academic prodigy, but he feels lonely and out of place. His solution? He's going to get revenge on modern society. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal . Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 25.11.2020
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    The Riot at Comiskey Park

    In 1979, disco was a dominant force in American music. It took the top spots in the Billboard charts, and sold countless records. But with its culturally diverse audience, disco faced a major backlash. And that would lead to a crisis one evening in July of 1979, when a promotional event at a baseball game turned into a riot. Vince Lawrence was at that game, and has since become a music producer and documentary filmmaker. He and Lindsay discuss the meaning of that infamous night, and how disco’s legacy is still with us today, in music and in culture. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Trailer for Vince Lawrence's film "Legacy": https://twitter.com/i/status/1321898855546429440 Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 25.11.2020
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | COINTELPRO | 5

    From the mid-1950s to the early '70s, the FBI employed a secret program known as COINTELPRO. It aimed to disrupt a wide range of social activism, from anti-war protests, to the fight for racial justice. At the time, Clayborne Carson was on the front lines of the battles for civil rights. He’d go on to become the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, at Stanford University. He and Lindsay sit down to discuss the FBI's investigations of civil rights leaders. They also discuss how those events echo what's happening now between law enforcement and activists. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | The Heist | 4

    Antiwar activists hatch a risky plan. Led by a physics professor, the group decides to burglarize an FBI office. The goal: to find incriminating documents, and to expose decades of federal abuses. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | Fred Hampton | 3

    Fred Hampton is a rising star in the civil rights movement. But when he challenges police brutality, he finds that his life is suddenly threatened. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | MLK | 2

    The FBI goes after Martin Luther King, Jr., after the civil rights leader calls for an end to racial injustice. The bureau begins to spy on King—and forces him to make an impossible decision. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | Billie Holiday | 1

    Billie Holiday makes a decision. The jazz singer will perform "Strange Fruit," the protest song about lynchings, no matter what happens to her—and no matter how many times law enforcement tells her to stay quiet. But that puts her in the crosshairs of one federal official, who uses any means necessary to silence Holiday. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Three Mile Island | Responding to Crises | 4

    It's been over 40 years since the crisis unfolded at Three Mile Island. But the nuclear accident still lingers with us today, as the United States confronts new public health emergencies. At the time of the accident, Peter Bradford was a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He joins Lindsay to discuss what went wrong at Three Mile Island; who was responsible for the crisis; and how nuclear power could play a larger role in the future, as the world looks to fight climate change. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Three Mile Island | Fight or Flight | 3

    A large bubble of hydrogen emerges in the nuclear reactor, threatening to cause a catastrophic explosion. President Carter dispatches an envoy. The goal: to get control of the crisis. And Pennsylvania's leaders face a big moment, as they decide whether to evacuate the region. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Three Mile Island | The Ticking Clock | 2

    When politics intervene, the engineers at Three Mile Island find themselves up against a wall. Mike Pintek airs a stunning interview on the radio, and causes a panic. And Bill Scranton tries to restore calm to the shaken residents of Pennsylvania. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Three Mile Island | The Domino Effect | 1

    On March 28, 1979, Bill Zewe hears an alarm at Three Mile Island. Something has gone terribly wrong at the nuclear power plant, in southern Pennsylvania. And now, the operators at the plant must move fast—before a crisis engulfs the region. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | American Monopolies | 6

    The United States is home to a large number of big businesses, from entertainment conglomerates to the giants of tech. Increasingly, members of the public and politicians are raising concerns about these companies—and the power that they wield. Chris Sagers, a law professor at Cleveland State University, joins Lindsay to discuss monopolies in the U.S., both in the past and the present. The two also discuss how the current, heated debates about big business may play out. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | Judgment | 5

    John D. Rockefeller is on the run. His company is under assault from state and federal lawsuits, and now, Rockefeller is moving from house to house, doing whatever he can to avoid a courtroom. But soon enough, his fate will be decided for him. Because the U.S. Supreme Court is about to issue a landmark decision. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | The Hunt | 4

    Ida Tarbell begins to investigate Standard Oil. And as she digs deeper, she receives help from some unexpected sources. Soon, John D. Rockefeller learns that his deepest secrets could come spilling out into the light. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | The Flood | 3

    John D. Rockefeller makes a bold move, one that helps him crush his opponents. Soon, disaster strikes in Titusville, Pennsylvania. And that means it's time for Ida Tarbell to return home—and to take on Standard Oil. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | Going to War | 2

    Standard Oil faces an organized resistance. But that doesn't slow down John D. Rockefeller. The oil titan continues to build his empire, and soon, some of his enemies have to make a terrible choice. They can keep fighting—and go bankrupt. Or they can team up with Rockefeller. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | Rise of Rockefeller | 1

    John D. Rockefeller is a poor boy with a dream. He's going to become a businessman. And he's going to be wildly rich. Soon, he stumbles on the product that will seal his fate: oil. Thick, crude oil is gushing from the ground across America. It's creating boomtowns—and a new economy. Rockefeller begins to conquer the industry, but he quickly makes enemies, including a young woman who will challenge Rockefeller's growing empire. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Big Tobacco | The New Frontier | 5

    It's been over 20 years since a major settlement forced the tobacco industry to reform—and pay billions of dollars for its mistakes. Still, despite a sea change in the public’s attitude toward smoking, the tobacco industry remains strong. And it continues to win over new customers. Annice Kim, a public health expert, joins Lindsay to discuss the explosion in e-cigarettes’ popularity, and the ways in which companies now use social media to sell these products. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Big Tobacco | Killing the Marlboro Man | 4

    Jeffrey Wigand steps into the national spotlight. But with all the attention, he now faces a very real threat. The tobacco industry could launch its most vicious counterattack. Or, if Mike Moore has his way, Big Tobacco may waive the flag of surrender. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice .

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