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Swindled

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Society & Culture
Documentary
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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By TJAndSons - May 16 2020
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Your story telling is awesome man, when are you releasing more episodes?

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By Ramsbren - May 12 2020
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Your back I love love this podcast highly recommended

iTunes Ratings

4982 Ratings
Average Ratings
4323
183
124
108
244

We need more!

By TJAndSons - May 16 2020
Read more
Your story telling is awesome man, when are you releasing more episodes?

Yeah

By Ramsbren - May 12 2020
Read more
Your back I love love this podcast highly recommended
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Swindled

Latest release on May 24, 2020

All 50 episodes from oldest to newest

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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MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com)


INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast.

TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast.

FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast.


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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.


SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled.

DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support.

CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.


MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com)


INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast.

TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast.

FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast.


Thanks for listening. :-)

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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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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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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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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs)

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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.


Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.

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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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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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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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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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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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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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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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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.

Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.

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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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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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Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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Nov 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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