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Swindled

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Rank #22 in Business category

Business
Society & Culture
History
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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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2129 Ratings
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75

Love it!!!

By Princess psycho - Jun 09 2019
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Great topics, great clips, great facts. Love it!

good content

By ashleyisthecoolest - Jun 05 2019
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Love this podcast. I only wish there were more episodes.

iTunes Ratings

2129 Ratings
Average Ratings
1882
88
42
42
75

Love it!!!

By Princess psycho - Jun 09 2019
Read more
Great topics, great clips, great facts. Love it!

good content

By ashleyisthecoolest - Jun 05 2019
Read more
Love this podcast. I only wish there were more episodes.
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Swindled

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #22 in Business category

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

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Jul 01 2018
55 mins
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Rank #2: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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May 13 2018
59 mins
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Rank #3: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Apr 29 2018
44 mins
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Rank #4: The Canoe Man (John Darwin)

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An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea. Prelude: A New Jersey State Senator starts a new life on the Maldives Islands. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Sep 09 2018
48 mins
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Rank #5: The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

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A young pharmaceutical company CEO raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America". Prelude: Valeant Pharmaceuticals pioneers a new business model for the pharmaceutical industry. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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May 28 2018
59 mins
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Rank #6: The Canal (Love Canal)

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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. Prelude: James Denney, a Missouri farmer, makes a deal for a local chemical company to bury its waste on his property. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Jan 21 2018
43 mins
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Rank #7: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Jan 07 2018
33 mins
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Rank #8: The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)

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An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald's coffee into her lap. Prelude: A California janitor's case against the owners of a phone booth is labeled as a "frivolous" lawsuit by President Ronald Reagan. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Sep 23 2018
40 mins
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Rank #9: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Apr 15 2018
50 mins
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Rank #10: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Oct 21 2018
50 mins
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Rank #11: The Association (FIFA)

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A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades. Prelude: Colin Fowles, a local football star, is remembered by his community. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Jun 14 2018
56 mins
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Rank #12: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Dec 02 2018
53 mins
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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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Feb 03 2019
43 mins
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Rank #14: 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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Jan 06 2019
56 mins
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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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled

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Feb 04 2018
42 mins
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