American Scandal Fraud & Scams, Nonviolent, Wondery

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

American Scandal tells the stories of some of the biggest scandals in American history. Hosted by Lindsay Graham, the podcast takes listeners deep into the heart of these scandals, exploring the lies, corruption, and deceit that led to their downfall.

American Scandal Podcast Host:

Lindsay Graham is a natural-born storyteller, a political pragmatist and an artistic annalist of some of the world’s most meaningful moments in history. He is also founder and CEO of Airship, a podcast and audio production company based in Dallas, Texas. In addition to composing and recording music for radio and film, Lindsay has proven his talent for producing captivating original podcasts, such as ‘Terms’, a political thriller now in its second season of production.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Addictive Stories: Once you start listening, you can’t stop. From the BALCO scandal to the Enron scandal, these are stories that will keep you hooked.
  • Production Quality: American Scandal is a well-produced podcast with great sound design. The music and sound effects help to create a truly immersive listening experience.
  • Historical Insights: The podcast delves into lesser-known or overlooked scandals, providing fresh perspectives on pivotal moments in American history.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Episode Length: Some listeners have found the podcast to be too long. Each season of American Scandal is typically 10-12 episodes long, and each episode is about an hour long. This can be a bit daunting for some listeners, who may not have the time to commit to such a long podcast.
  • Narrative Bias: Some listeners have felt that the podcast is too critical of certain figures or institutions, and not fair enough to others.
  • Sensationalism: Some people have felt that the podcast focuses too much on the salacious details of the scandals, and not enough on the underlying causes and consequences.

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