In American Scandal, host Lindsay Graham again dives deep into American history, but this time to get on the inside of some of the most infamous—or forgotten—scandals this nation has seen: steroids in sports, oil on Alaskan beaches, arms deals in Iran, drug deals in Nicaragua, demented cult leaders in West Virgina and disgraced politicians across the country. Created by Graham for Wondery, American Scandal evocatively uses music and immersive sound design to capture your attention and pull you into the story. It debuted at #2 on the Apple Podcasts Charts and has remained in the Top 100 week after week.

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Episodes

New York State of Crime – Three Men in a Room | 1

In 2006, Eliot Spitzer is elected governor on a promise to tackle corruption in the most dysfunctional state capital in the country–Albany, NY. He is quickly challenged by one of…

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Enron – 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…

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Enron – Into the 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…

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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…

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Enron – The Black Box | 2

Enron manipulates California’s electricity market for financial gain, and the state is plunged into an energy crisis. Meanwhile, the schemes of a corrupt CFO, a rocky transition of power, and…

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Enron – A Sense of Urgency | 1

In the mid 1990s, Enron Corporation solidifies its position as the number one energy company in America. Investment manager Sherron Watkins lands a dream job there, but quickly learns that…

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The Standoff at Wounded Knee – The Reign of Terror | 4

Mounting violence forces Dennis Banks and the rest of the occupation to decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for their cause. Federal negotiators face a deadline to end the…

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The Standoff at Wounded Knee – A Nation Reborn | 3

After defying a federal ultimatum to leave Wounded Knee or face a full-scale assault, the occupation doubles down by declaring themselves the Independent Oglala Nation. A new proposal from the…

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Credits

Host: Lindsay Graham

Sound Design: Lindsay Graham, Derek Behrens

Music: Lindsay Graham

Executive Producer: Hernan Lopez (Wondery)

Executive Producer: Marshall Lewy (Wondery)

Executive Producer: Stephanie Jenz (Wondery)

Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham

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