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American Scandal

Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.

Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

Latest Episodes:

  • Encore: Enron | The Reckoning | 5
    A federal task force is formed to bring Enron’s corrupt executives to justice. Sherron Watkins arrives in Washington to participate in congressional hearings and struggles to process the staggering costs... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-03
  • Encore: Enron | Death Spiral | 4
    The Wall Street Journal works to expose the shady financial deals key to Enron’s success. With his company pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Ken Lay engages in a desperate... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-27
  • Encore: Enron | Damage Control | 3
    Ken Lay fights to restore public confidence in Enron as the bad publicity mounts and the stock price continues to fall. Sherron Watkins is encouraged when an internal review of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-20
  • Encore: Enron | The Black Box | 2
    Enron manipulates California's electricity market, and the state is plunged into an energy crisis. But Enron itself is threatened by the schemes of a corrupt CFO, a rocky transition of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-13
  • Encore: Enron | A Sense of Urgency | 1
    In the mid-1990s, Enron Corporation solidifies its position as the top energy company in America. Investment manager Sherron Watkins lands a dream job at Enron, but quickly learns that its... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-06
  • The Ice Pick Surgeon | Neural Implants and Superhumans | 5
    Today, we're far from Walter Freeman and his ice pick lobotomies. But there are growing concerns about a new form of brain surgery that sounds like science fiction. The surgery... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-29
  • The Osage Murders | A Shrinking Family | 1
    A woman's body is found at the bottom of a gorge. It belongs to a member of the Osage Nation, a tribe that's grown incredibly wealthy from oil. When the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-22
  • The Ice Pick Surgeon | JFK's Response | 4
    President Kennedy signs a bill that transforms mental healthcare in America. With his legacy on the line, Walter Freeman begins a desperate—and dangerous—quest to redeem the lobotomy.Listen to new episodes... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-15