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Swindled

A Concerned Citizen

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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 Octopus (United Fruit Company)

EOne of the largest and most recognizable banana companies in the world has an exploitative and bloody history in Central America. Prelude: An American banana company continues to use a pesticide in Central America after it is banned in the United States. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

63 MIN1 w ago
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The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

The Genius (Martin Frankel)

EA sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 w ago
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The Genius (Martin Frankel)

The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

EThe suspect administration of an education grant in South Dakota leads to tragedy. Prelude: Steven Sueppel discovers an easy way out after being charged for embezzlement. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) WHERE TO DONATE FOR BLM: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

66 MINJUN 7
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The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

The Pope (Dan Johnson)

EThe lies and crimes of a Kentucky pastor turned politician are revealed in an investigative report. Prelude: A Louisville city councilman's career in politics ends following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

80 MINMAY 24
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The Pope (Dan Johnson)

The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

EA young Australian woman becomes a health and wellness guru after defeating terminal brain cancer through diet, exercise, and alternative therapies. Prelude: Jess Ainscough transforms into 'The Wellness Warrior' following a rare cancer diagnosis. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MINMAY 10
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The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

ELed by an effective advertising campaign (Smilin' Bob), an herbal supplement company's popular male enhancement pill is revealed to be a $500 million fraud. 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

20 MINAPR 1
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Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

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 MINJAN 27
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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 MINJAN 12
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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 MINJAN 5
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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)

Latest Episodes

The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

EOne of the largest and most recognizable banana companies in the world has an exploitative and bloody history in Central America. Prelude: An American banana company continues to use a pesticide in Central America after it is banned in the United States. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

The Genius (Martin Frankel)

EA sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Genius (Martin Frankel)

The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

EThe suspect administration of an education grant in South Dakota leads to tragedy. Prelude: Steven Sueppel discovers an easy way out after being charged for embezzlement. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) WHERE TO DONATE FOR BLM: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

66 MINJUN 7
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The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

The Pope (Dan Johnson)

EThe lies and crimes of a Kentucky pastor turned politician are revealed in an investigative report. Prelude: A Louisville city councilman's career in politics ends following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

80 MINMAY 24
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The Pope (Dan Johnson)

The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

EA young Australian woman becomes a health and wellness guru after defeating terminal brain cancer through diet, exercise, and alternative therapies. Prelude: Jess Ainscough transforms into 'The Wellness Warrior' following a rare cancer diagnosis. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MINMAY 10
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The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

ELed by an effective advertising campaign (Smilin' Bob), an herbal supplement company's popular male enhancement pill is revealed to be a $500 million fraud. 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

20 MINAPR 1
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Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

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 MINJAN 27
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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 MINJAN 12
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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 MINJAN 5
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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)

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