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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

BALCO: Steroids and Snake Oil

A college dropout with no background in science turns himself into an expert on performance enhancing drugs. Soon he attracts some of the world’s best athletes—along with the attention of a determined federal agent. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

39 min2018 SEP 18
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BALCO: Steroids and Snake Oil

BALCO: Gold Medals and Bad Blood

Track star Marion Jones gets caught in the middle of an Olympic steroid scandal and turns to Victor Conte for help. In baseball, Barry Bonds is fed up watching other players beat records and garner fame. He teams up with a trainer who sets him on a path that will have unexpected results. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

36 min2018 SEP 18
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BALCO: Gold Medals and Bad Blood

BALCO: Syringes and Secrets

A syringe with a mysterious substance sets off a race to save the Olympics from a doping scandal. Backstabbing, recriminations and a dedicated team of investigators threaten to destroy everything Victor Conte has created. And agent Novitzky plants an undercover agent to try to bring down Barry Bonds. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

39 min2018 SEP 25
Comments
BALCO: Syringes and Secrets

BALCO: Liars and Leaks

The raid on BALCO succeeds beyond Agent Novitzky’s wildest dreams. He gets all the evidence he needs to prove that some of the top athletes in the world have cheated their way to records and medals. But Barry Bonds isn’t going down without a fight and neither is Marion Jones. And when confidential testimony gets leaked to the press, all hell breaks loose. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

40 min2018 OCT 2
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BALCO: Liars and Leaks

BALCO: Winners and Losers

Victor Conte loses his battle when he’s sentenced to prison. Marion Jones’ carefully crafted defense threatens to collapse because of a bitter divorce. And agent Novitzky’s case hits some snags as Barry Bonds fights for his reputation. After investigating for eleven years at a cost of a hundred million dollars, can agent Novitzky claim victory? Or has Victor Conte won the war? Support us by supporting our sponsors!

40 min2018 OCT 9
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BALCO: Winners and Losers

BALCO: Interview with authors Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams

Host Lindsay Graham talks with the journalists who broke the BALCO scandal and almost went to jail. Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams are the authors of “Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports.” Support us by supporting our sponsors!

41 min2018 OCT 16
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BALCO: Interview with authors Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams

New York State of Crime: Three Men in a Room

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 the most powerful men in the state. Will the governor change Albany or will Albany change him? Support us by supporting our sponsors!

42 min2018 OCT 23
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New York State of Crime: Three Men in a Room

New York State of Crime: An Affair to Remember

Troopergate explodes. Governor Spitzer finds himself embroiled in a scandal.Senator Bruno is investigated by the FBI. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

44 min2018 OCT 30
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New York State of Crime: An Affair to Remember

New York State of Crime: Interference

Governor Cuomo tries to stamp out corruption with an independent commission who deals with interference from unexpected places.Attorney Preet Bharara lasers in on the committee’s findings. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

41 min2018 NOV 6
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New York State of Crime: Interference

New York State of Crime: Two Men in a Cell

Preet Bharara investigates Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos - the explosive trials and the aftermath. You can read more about the Sheldon Silver trial here, and read about the Dean Skelos trial here. Support this show by supporting our sponsors!

38 min2018 NOV 13
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New York State of Crime: Two Men in a Cell

Latest Episodes

BALCO: Steroids and Snake Oil

A college dropout with no background in science turns himself into an expert on performance enhancing drugs. Soon he attracts some of the world’s best athletes—along with the attention of a determined federal agent. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

39 min2018 SEP 18
Comments
BALCO: Steroids and Snake Oil

BALCO: Gold Medals and Bad Blood

Track star Marion Jones gets caught in the middle of an Olympic steroid scandal and turns to Victor Conte for help. In baseball, Barry Bonds is fed up watching other players beat records and garner fame. He teams up with a trainer who sets him on a path that will have unexpected results. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

36 min2018 SEP 18
Comments
BALCO: Gold Medals and Bad Blood

BALCO: Syringes and Secrets

A syringe with a mysterious substance sets off a race to save the Olympics from a doping scandal. Backstabbing, recriminations and a dedicated team of investigators threaten to destroy everything Victor Conte has created. And agent Novitzky plants an undercover agent to try to bring down Barry Bonds. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

39 min2018 SEP 25
Comments
BALCO: Syringes and Secrets

BALCO: Liars and Leaks

The raid on BALCO succeeds beyond Agent Novitzky’s wildest dreams. He gets all the evidence he needs to prove that some of the top athletes in the world have cheated their way to records and medals. But Barry Bonds isn’t going down without a fight and neither is Marion Jones. And when confidential testimony gets leaked to the press, all hell breaks loose. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

40 min2018 OCT 2
Comments
BALCO: Liars and Leaks

BALCO: Winners and Losers

Victor Conte loses his battle when he’s sentenced to prison. Marion Jones’ carefully crafted defense threatens to collapse because of a bitter divorce. And agent Novitzky’s case hits some snags as Barry Bonds fights for his reputation. After investigating for eleven years at a cost of a hundred million dollars, can agent Novitzky claim victory? Or has Victor Conte won the war? Support us by supporting our sponsors!

40 min2018 OCT 9
Comments
BALCO: Winners and Losers

BALCO: Interview with authors Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams

Host Lindsay Graham talks with the journalists who broke the BALCO scandal and almost went to jail. Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams are the authors of “Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports.” Support us by supporting our sponsors!

41 min2018 OCT 16
Comments
BALCO: Interview with authors Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams

New York State of Crime: Three Men in a Room

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 the most powerful men in the state. Will the governor change Albany or will Albany change him? Support us by supporting our sponsors!

42 min2018 OCT 23
Comments
New York State of Crime: Three Men in a Room

New York State of Crime: An Affair to Remember

Troopergate explodes. Governor Spitzer finds himself embroiled in a scandal.Senator Bruno is investigated by the FBI. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

44 min2018 OCT 30
Comments
New York State of Crime: An Affair to Remember

New York State of Crime: Interference

Governor Cuomo tries to stamp out corruption with an independent commission who deals with interference from unexpected places.Attorney Preet Bharara lasers in on the committee’s findings. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

41 min2018 NOV 6
Comments
New York State of Crime: Interference

New York State of Crime: Two Men in a Cell

Preet Bharara investigates Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos - the explosive trials and the aftermath. You can read more about the Sheldon Silver trial here, and read about the Dean Skelos trial here. Support this show by supporting our sponsors!

38 min2018 NOV 13
Comments
New York State of Crime: Two Men in a Cell
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