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The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)
The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)
An aviation entrepreneur creates the boyband craze of the nineties and one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in American history.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Deputy (Frankie Bybee)
The Deputy (Frankie Bybee)
A law enforcement officer goes beyond the call of duty in order to steal money from an elderly woman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)
The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)
A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Contestant (Charles Ingram)
The Contestant (Charles Ingram)
A British Army major and his wife devise a plan to cheat the popular television game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hostage (Tony Kiritsis)
The Hostage (Tony Kiritsis)
The president of a mortgage company is taken hostage by a paranoid loan customer after allegations of mistreatment. Special thanks to Alan Berry & Mark Enochs, the directors of Dead Man's Line. Visit DeadMansLine.com for more information.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)
The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)
A technology entrepreneur defrauds investors in order to build a luxury music festival in the Bahamas.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Tycoon (Allen Stanford)
The Tycoon (Allen Stanford)
The financial empire built by Allen Stanford, a mysterious man from Texas, is revealed to be a massive Ponzi scheme.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)
The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)
An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald's coffee into her lap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Canoe Man (John Darwin)
The Canoe Man (John Darwin)
An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Season 2 Trailer
Season 2 Trailer
Season 2 of Swindled begins on September 9th, 2018.
The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)
The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)
A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Association (FIFA)
The Association (FIFA)
A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)
The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)
A young pharmaceutical company CEO raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Interview: Barbara Schroeder & Trey Borzillieri (Evil Genius)
Bonus Interview: Barbara Schroeder & Trey Borzillieri (Evil Genius)
An interview with Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, the filmmakers behind Netflix documentary series Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist. The docuseries examines the 2003 "Pizza Bomber" bank robbery case in Erie, Pennsylvania.   Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast     SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive bonus episodes, early access to new episodes, and free merch by contributing a few bucks a month. For more details, visit: https://www.patreon.com/swindled   SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts Google Play Stitcher TuneIn Spotify   MUSIC All songs performed by Ethan Helfrich (Rest You Sleeping Giant)  
The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)
The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)
A popular evangelical preacher's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hitman (Frank Howard)
The Hitman (Frank Howard)
A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Judges (Kids for Cash)
The Judges (Kids for Cash)
Two Luzerne County judges are accused of accepting over $2 million in kickbacks in exchange for imposing harsh sentences on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)
The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)
An American company avoids accountability for its role in an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The effects of the tragedy have lasted decades, accounting for over 20,000 deaths and half a million injured.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)
The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)
A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and electronics.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)
The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)
An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)
The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)
A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)
The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)
A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of explosions, bodies, and double-crosses.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Canal (Love Canal)
The Canal (Love Canal)
Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)
The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)
An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Horse Queen (Rita Crundwell)
The Horse Queen (Rita Crundwell)
A municipal employee embezzles over $50 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, to support her extravagant lifestyle and expensive hobby.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 7th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jan 6th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
28
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes

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