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Swindled

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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 Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

EA cost-cutting decision to switch municipal water sources leads to a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan. Prelude: The discovery and response to the lead contamination of Washington, D.C. drinking water. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MIN1 d ago
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The Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

The Raid (Agriprocessors)

EAn immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company's CEO, Sholom Rubashkin. Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN2 w ago
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The Raid (Agriprocessors)

Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

EIn a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome "Uncle Jerry" Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald's for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly game. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MIN3 w ago
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Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

EA lifelong con artist impersonates a Saudi Arabian prince to live a life of luxury. Prelude: Thomas Noe manages the State of Ohio's $50 million rare coin investment. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MIN2019 DEC 22
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The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

EA middle school dropout embraces his role as "the most hated man on the Internet" after creating a notorious "revenge porn" website called Is Anyone Up. Prelude: Kevin Bollaert becomes the first person convicted under California's revenge porn law. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

61 MIN2019 DEC 8
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The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

EAustralia's "most notorious con woman" adopts multiple aliases to commit crimes around the world. Prelude: Jerry Joseph leaves Haiti to become a high school basketball star in a small, west Texas town. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN2019 NOV 24
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The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

The Mine (Crandall Canyon Mine)

EA coal mining disaster in Utah places the mine's owner in the media spotlight. Prelude: The Sago Mine disaster leads to renewed scrutiny on mine safety. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Vote for Swindled in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

63 MIN2019 NOV 10
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The Mine (Crandall Canyon Mine)

The Madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)

EThe owner of a Washington D.C. escort agency loses everything after becoming the subject of a federal investigation. Prelude: Kristin M. Davis, the Manhattan Madam, runs for office after spending time in prison. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Listen to Susie Bright's full interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey on In Bed with Susie Bright exclusively on Audible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN2019 OCT 27
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The Madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)

The Family Business (Doug Pielsticker)

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

53 MIN2019 OCT 13
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The Family Business (Doug Pielsticker)

The Survivor (Tania Head)

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

52 MIN2019 SEP 29
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The Survivor (Tania Head)

Latest Episodes

The Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

EA cost-cutting decision to switch municipal water sources leads to a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan. Prelude: The discovery and response to the lead contamination of Washington, D.C. drinking water. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MIN1 d ago
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The Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

The Raid (Agriprocessors)

EAn immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company's CEO, Sholom Rubashkin. Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN2 w ago
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The Raid (Agriprocessors)

Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

EIn a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome "Uncle Jerry" Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald's for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly game. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MIN3 w ago
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Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

EA lifelong con artist impersonates a Saudi Arabian prince to live a life of luxury. Prelude: Thomas Noe manages the State of Ohio's $50 million rare coin investment. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MIN2019 DEC 22
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The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

EA middle school dropout embraces his role as "the most hated man on the Internet" after creating a notorious "revenge porn" website called Is Anyone Up. Prelude: Kevin Bollaert becomes the first person convicted under California's revenge porn law. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

61 MIN2019 DEC 8
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The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

EAustralia's "most notorious con woman" adopts multiple aliases to commit crimes around the world. Prelude: Jerry Joseph leaves Haiti to become a high school basketball star in a small, west Texas town. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN2019 NOV 24
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The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

The Mine (Crandall Canyon Mine)

EA coal mining disaster in Utah places the mine's owner in the media spotlight. Prelude: The Sago Mine disaster leads to renewed scrutiny on mine safety. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Vote for Swindled in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

63 MIN2019 NOV 10
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The Mine (Crandall Canyon Mine)

The Madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)

EThe owner of a Washington D.C. escort agency loses everything after becoming the subject of a federal investigation. Prelude: Kristin M. Davis, the Manhattan Madam, runs for office after spending time in prison. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Listen to Susie Bright's full interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey on In Bed with Susie Bright exclusively on Audible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN2019 OCT 27
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The Madam (Deborah Jeane Palfrey)

The Family Business (Doug Pielsticker)

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

53 MIN2019 OCT 13
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The Family Business (Doug Pielsticker)

The Survivor (Tania Head)

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

52 MIN2019 SEP 29
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The Survivor (Tania Head)

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