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Swindled

A Concerned Citizen

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Swindled
Swindled

Swindled

A Concerned Citizen

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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.

Latest Episodes

The Tour (Jered Threatin)

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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MIN18 hours ago
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The Tour (Jered Threatin)

The Implants (Poly Implant Prothèse)

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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Implants (Poly Implant Prothèse)

The Match (Simon Leviev)

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. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MINJUL 21
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The Match (Simon Leviev)

The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

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". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MINJUL 7
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The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

Bonus: The Refugee (Wyclef Jean)

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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINMAY 16
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Bonus: The Refugee (Wyclef Jean)

The Producer (Joe Francis)

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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

65 MINAPR 1
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The Producer (Joe Francis)

The Downline (Herbalife)

A multi-level marketing company becomes a global success despite accusations of dangerous products and exploitation. Prelude: Glenn W. Turner’s lifetime of pyramid schemes. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MINMAR 17
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The Downline (Herbalife)

The Sting (Abscam)

The FBI turns to a career con artist to assist with an undercover sting operation that ensnares multiple members of the United States Congress. Prelude: Mel Weinberg’s lifetime of scams finally catches up with him. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MINMAR 3
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The Sting (Abscam)

The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

A young politician ruins a promising career with numerous financial and sexual scandals. Prelude: The unsolved murder of Tamara Greene. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MINFEB 17
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The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)

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. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MINFEB 3
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The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)

Latest Episodes

The Tour (Jered Threatin)

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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MIN18 hours ago
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The Tour (Jered Threatin)

The Implants (Poly Implant Prothèse)

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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Implants (Poly Implant Prothèse)

The Match (Simon Leviev)

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. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MINJUL 21
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The Match (Simon Leviev)

The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

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". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MINJUL 7
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The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

Bonus: The Refugee (Wyclef Jean)

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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINMAY 16
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Bonus: The Refugee (Wyclef Jean)

The Producer (Joe Francis)

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. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

65 MINAPR 1
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The Producer (Joe Francis)

The Downline (Herbalife)

A multi-level marketing company becomes a global success despite accusations of dangerous products and exploitation. Prelude: Glenn W. Turner’s lifetime of pyramid schemes. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MINMAR 17
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The Downline (Herbalife)

The Sting (Abscam)

The FBI turns to a career con artist to assist with an undercover sting operation that ensnares multiple members of the United States Congress. Prelude: Mel Weinberg’s lifetime of scams finally catches up with him. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MINMAR 3
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The Sting (Abscam)

The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

A young politician ruins a promising career with numerous financial and sexual scandals. Prelude: The unsolved murder of Tamara Greene. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MINFEB 17
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The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)

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. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MINFEB 3
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The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)

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