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Rank #73 in True Crime category

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True Crime

Swindled

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Rank #73 in True Crime category

Society & Culture
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True Crime
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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

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5128 Ratings
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Fantastic stories told in a soothing voice

By WandDsMom - Jun 02 2020
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I love this podcast, everything it stands for and the calm way it’s told. Subscribe for sure. You don’t want to miss a bit.

Good stories, but the political agenda is showing.

By AnAmusedBystander - Jun 02 2020
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On a side note, ACC pronounces “escape” as “excape” in almost every single episode somehow. Also pay attention to the pronunciation of “debauchery”. Quite puzzling.

iTunes Ratings

5128 Ratings
Average Ratings
4436
185
129
117
261

Fantastic stories told in a soothing voice

By WandDsMom - Jun 02 2020
Read more
I love this podcast, everything it stands for and the calm way it’s told. Subscribe for sure. You don’t want to miss a bit.

Good stories, but the political agenda is showing.

By AnAmusedBystander - Jun 02 2020
Read more
On a side note, ACC pronounces “escape” as “excape” in almost every single episode somehow. Also pay attention to the pronunciation of “debauchery”. Quite puzzling.
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Swindled

Latest release on Aug 03, 2020

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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Rank #1: The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

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A middle school dropout embraces his role as "the most hated man on the Internet" after creating a notorious "revenge porn" website called Is Anyone Up.

Prelude: Kevin Bollaert becomes the first person convicted under California's revenge porn law.


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Dec 08 2019

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Rank #2: The Madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)

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The owner of a Washington D.C. escort agency loses everything after becoming the subject of a federal investigation. Prelude: Kristin M. Davis, the Manhattan Madam, runs for office after spending time in prison. Listen to Susie Bright's full interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey on In Bed with Susie Bright exclusively on Audible.


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Oct 27 2019

57mins

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Rank #3: The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

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A Russian-born con artist posing as a wealthy German heiress scams businesses and acquaintances in an attempt to develop her own art foundation in New York. Prelude: Kari Ferrell's Brooklyn exploits earn her the nickname "The Hipster Grifter".


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Jul 07 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: The Canal (Love Canal)

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Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster. Prelude: James Denney, a Missouri farmer, makes a deal for a local chemical company to bury its waste on his property.


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Jan 21 2018

43mins

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Rank #5: The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)

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An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever". Prelude: A millionaire art dealer named Forrest Fenn releases clues pertaining to the location of a hidden treasure chest.


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Jan 07 2018

33mins

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Rank #6: The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

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Australia's "most notorious con woman" adopts multiple aliases to commit crimes around the world.

Prelude: Jerry Joseph leaves Haiti to become a high school basketball star in a small, west Texas town.

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Nov 24 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: The Downline (Herbalife)

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A multi-level marketing company becomes a global success despite accusations of dangerous products and exploitation. Prelude: Glenn W. Turner’s lifetime of pyramid schemes.


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Mar 17 2019

54mins

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Rank #8: The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)

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A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases. Prelude: The rise-and-fall of Miss Cleo and the Psychic Readers Network telephone hotline.


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Dec 02 2018

53mins

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Rank #9: The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

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A lifelong con artist impersonates a Saudi Arabian prince to live a life of luxury.

 Prelude: Thomas Noe manages the State of Ohio's $50 million rare coin investment.


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Dec 22 2019

53mins

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Rank #10: The Mine (Crandall Canyon Mine)

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A coal mining disaster in Utah places the mine's owner in the media spotlight.

Prelude: The Sago Mine disaster leads to renewed scrutiny on mine safety.

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Nov 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)

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A technology entrepreneur defrauds investors in order to build a luxury music festival in the Bahamas. Prelude: The Lapland New Forest Christmas Festival delivers an underwhelming experience.


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Oct 21 2018

50mins

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Rank #12: The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

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A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress. Prelude: Horse owners summon "The Sandman" to assist in recovering a portion of their investments.


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Jul 01 2018

56mins

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Rank #13: The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)

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A prominent oral surgeon embarks on a new career path after an addiction to painkillers leads to the loss of his dental license. Prelude: A horrifying discovery is made at the Tri-State Crematory in northwest Georgia.


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Feb 03 2019

44mins

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Rank #14: The Producer (Joe Francis)

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A young entrepreneur’s Girls Gone Wild franchise leads to a litany of legal issues related to tax evasion, bribery, and false imprisonment as well as accusations of sexual assault. Prelude: A group of high school students create a much-maligned reality film titled Bumfights that features amateur stunts performed by homeless people.


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Apr 01 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)

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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. Prelude: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Australian businessman is strapped to a bomb in a brazen extortion attempt.


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Feb 04 2018

42mins

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Rank #16: The Judges (Kids for Cash)

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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. Prelude: Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak is involved in a pay-to-play corruption scandal.


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Apr 15 2018

50mins

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Rank #17: The Hitman (Frank Howard)

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A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife. Prelude: A multi-millionaire motivational speaker solicits help from Kenneth Minor, a down-and-out man from Harlem, in a plot to collect insurance proceeds.


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Apr 29 2018

45mins

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Rank #18: The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

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A popular evangelical preacher's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire. Prelude: The secrets of faith healer Peter Popoff are revealed.


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May 13 2018

1hr

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Rank #19: The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)

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An aviation entrepreneur creates the boyband craze of the nineties and one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in American history. Prelude: In Australia, Alan Bond is remembered as both a national hero and national disgrace.


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Jan 06 2019

57mins

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Rank #20: The Match (Simon Leviev)

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An international fraudster posing as a wealthy CEO utilizes a popular dating app to scam women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prelude: Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, an Australian grandmother, meets the man of her dreams online.


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Jul 21 2019

49mins

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The Referee (Tim Donaghy)

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A professional basketball referee uses his knowledge of the inner workings of the league to place bets on the games. Prelude: Joe Gagliano recruits Arizona State University's star basketball player to participate in a point-shaving scandal.


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Aug 03 2020

56mins

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The Vigilante (Pat Johnson)

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A towing industry watchdog patrols the streets of Austin, Texas in search of a serial rock thrower. Prelude: Joe Stack exacts revenge against the Internal Revenue Service.


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Jul 19 2020

54mins

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The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

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One of the largest and most recognizable banana companies in the world has an exploitative and bloody history in Central America. Prelude: An American banana company continues to use a pesticide in Central America after it is banned in the United States.


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Jul 06 2020

1hr 3mins

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The Genius (Martin Frankel)

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A sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime.


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Jun 21 2020

1hr 2mins

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The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

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The suspect administration of an education grant in South Dakota leads to tragedy. Prelude: Steven Sueppel discovers an easy way out after being charged for embezzlement.


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Jun 07 2020

1hr 6mins

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The Pope (Dan Johnson)

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The lies and crimes of a Kentucky pastor turned politician are revealed in an investigative report. Prelude: A Louisville city councilman's career in politics ends following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.


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May 24 2020

1hr 20mins

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The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

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A young Australian woman becomes a health and wellness guru after defeating terminal brain cancer through diet, exercise, and alternative therapies. Prelude: Jess Ainscough transforms into 'The Wellness Warrior' following a rare cancer diagnosis.


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May 10 2020

1hr 18mins

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Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

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Led by an effective advertising campaign (Smilin' Bob), an herbal supplement company's popular male enhancement pill is revealed to be a $500 million fraud.


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Apr 01 2020

20mins

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The Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

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A cost-cutting decision to switch municipal water sources leads to a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan.


Prelude: The discovery and response to the lead contamination of Washington, D.C. drinking water.


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Jan 26 2020

1hr 14mins

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The Raid (Agriprocessors)

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An immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company's CEO, Sholom Rubashkin.

Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities.


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Jan 12 2020

56mins

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Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

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In a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome "Uncle Jerry" Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald's for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly game.


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Jan 05 2020

24mins

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The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

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A lifelong con artist impersonates a Saudi Arabian prince to live a life of luxury.

 Prelude: Thomas Noe manages the State of Ohio's $50 million rare coin investment.


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Dec 22 2019

53mins

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The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

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A middle school dropout embraces his role as "the most hated man on the Internet" after creating a notorious "revenge porn" website called Is Anyone Up.

Prelude: Kevin Bollaert becomes the first person convicted under California's revenge porn law.


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Dec 08 2019

1hr

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The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

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Australia's "most notorious con woman" adopts multiple aliases to commit crimes around the world.

Prelude: Jerry Joseph leaves Haiti to become a high school basketball star in a small, west Texas town.

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Nov 24 2019

57mins

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The Mine (Crandall Canyon Mine)

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A coal mining disaster in Utah places the mine's owner in the media spotlight.

Prelude: The Sago Mine disaster leads to renewed scrutiny on mine safety.

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Nov 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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The Madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)

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The owner of a Washington D.C. escort agency loses everything after becoming the subject of a federal investigation. Prelude: Kristin M. Davis, the Manhattan Madam, runs for office after spending time in prison. Listen to Susie Bright's full interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey on In Bed with Susie Bright exclusively on Audible.


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Oct 27 2019

57mins

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The Family Business (Doug Pielsticker)

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A successful trucking company is destroyed after it is inherited by the boss' greedy son. Prelude: Hundreds of Falcon Transport employees are blindsided by the company's sudden closure.


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Oct 13 2019

53mins

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The Survivor (Tania Head)

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A Spanish woman becomes the president of a survivors group in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.  Prelude: Fred Parisi, a New York City police officer, creates a foundation to support 9/11 first responders. 


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Sep 29 2019

56mins

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The Fundraiser (Johnny Bobbitt Jr.)

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A New Jersey couple raises money on GoFundMe to repay a homeless man for his act of kindness. Prelude: Ginny Irovando Long organizes a fundraiser for her terminally ill son.


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Sep 15 2019

43mins

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The Whistleblower (Karen Silkwood)

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A chemical technician risks her life to expose corporate misdeeds at a nuclear facility in Oklahoma. Prelude: Energy mogul Robert S. Kerr becomes the "uncrowned king of the Senate".


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Sep 01 2019

50mins

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Fantastic stories told in a soothing voice

By WandDsMom - Jun 02 2020
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I love this podcast, everything it stands for and the calm way it’s told. Subscribe for sure. You don’t want to miss a bit.

Good stories, but the political agenda is showing.

By AnAmusedBystander - Jun 02 2020
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On a side note, ACC pronounces “escape” as “excape” in almost every single episode somehow. Also pay attention to the pronunciation of “debauchery”. Quite puzzling.