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Swindled

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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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Great detail

By Jodeedoedeedoe - Oct 15 2019
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I love this podcast. Very entertaining and informative.

Love it

By reanna__ - Oct 14 2019
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Well researched and enlightening.

iTunes Ratings

3341 Ratings
Average Ratings
2950
132
81
60
118

Great detail

By Jodeedoedeedoe - Oct 15 2019
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I love this podcast. Very entertaining and informative.

Love it

By reanna__ - Oct 14 2019
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Well researched and enlightening.

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Swindled

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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.

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.

Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.
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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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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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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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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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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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Sep 15 2019

42mins

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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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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).

'Snake Song' written and performed by Jess Williamson. Follow Jess on Spotify
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Sep 01 2019

49mins

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The Tour (Jered Threatin)

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A disastrous European tour reveals that an American rock band manufactured an entire fan base.

Prelude: German R&B duo, Milli Vanilli, are exposed for lip syncing.

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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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Aug 18 2019

55mins

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The Implants (Poly Implant Prothèse)

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A French breast implant manufacturing company's method of cutting costs incites a global health scare.

Prelude: Concerns over safety issues related to silicone breast implants leads to a moratorium on sales in the United States.

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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).

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Aug 04 2019

53mins

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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.

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

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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/

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Jul 21 2019

48mins

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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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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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Jul 07 2019

1hr 2mins

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Bonus: The Refugee (Wyclef Jean)

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A between-season bonus episode in which a hip-hop superstar establishes a charitable foundation to benefit his homeland, the Republic of Haiti. Support the show and receive more bonus episodes at Patreon.com/Swindled

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May 15 2019

18mins

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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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Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 

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Apr 01 2019

1hr 7mins

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