American Scandal

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring Lindsay Graham
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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 arriva…
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 e…
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 arriva…
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…
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 sys…
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 …
Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes Sports Wars, an electric new series that …
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 report…
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 De…
A seemingly-perfect marriage, a nasty divorce, and then...a murder. The first season of Over My Dead Body, "Tally" is available to binge now. To hear the rest of this episode, go to wondery.fm/omdb
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…
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 div…
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 defens…
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…
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…
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.
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 …
This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what…
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, journalis…
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 SpillSupport us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to…
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
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
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 th…
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 po…
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! Articl…
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Podcast Details
Started
Sep 6th, 2018
Latest Episode
May 14th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
46
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes

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