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With exclusive interviews and thought-provoking discussion, Andrew Jenks examines the people involved and the larger debate around higher education in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Through transcriptions of wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer, Felicity Huffman, and others, Episode 1 brings to life just how dirty these schemes were. We also hear from a student who cheated on his SAT, a psychologist who deals with students and parents trying to game the system to get more time to take the SAT and ACT, and Jenks breaks news by finding the ringleader, Rick Singer, in an unlikely place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Rick Singer’s “Side Door” has another, more expensive option that clients like actor, Lori Loughlin opt for. The scam? $500,000 to get your kids accepted to college as Division 1 athletes - even if they never actually played the sport. Race and status are explored, as this scandal forces all of us to confront uncomfortable subjects.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Federal agents make an arrest for securities fraud, and get much more than expected. They are offered information that leads to a man they’d never heard of - Rick Singer, and the biggest scandal in education history. Once Singer is caught, he brings everybody else with him through conversations that shed light on the world of those involved, and their sense of entitlement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A best friend, a mentee, and a former coworker provide an intimate account of Rick Singer’s transition from the boy determined to transform himself, to the coach who refused to accept failure, to the man whose obsession with wealth would be his ultimate undoing. These people, and their stories are being heard for the first time, and a new picture of who Rick Singer really is, finally emerges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A Singer parent negotiates a deal for her son to have the ACT taken for him, without him even being in the same state, and a college admissions insider reveals the a la carte menu that wealthy parents have when donating to schools, also known as “The Backdoor.” But as it turns out, paying top dollar for access to admissions offices can start as far back as preschool. This episode looks at the legal ways in which parents get their kids into college, no matter how dubious they may seem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
An argument is made that just because we are repelled by the indicted parents’ behavior, that doesn’t make it criminal. In fact, one opinion is that the parents may face no punishment. Some solutions are presented, but a mother and a son show us that any real change must come from within. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
With sentences starting to be handed out to those who’ve plead guilty in this scandal, some cases are coming to a close. Others who’ve plead not guilty may have an uphill battle, despite their potential argument that Rick Singer followed the steps of any good con, which are explained in this episode. Any real sense of closure and long term change will require changing the narrative, both for the parents and for the academic system at large.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
From C13 Originals, Gangster Capitalism, Season 2 explores The National Rifle Association and the allegations swirling around the nonprofit organization. Andrew Jenks hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A show of strength and unity kicks off the 2019 Annual Convention, but behind the scenes, the NRA is nearing a civil war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Lines are drawn, as Wayne LaPierre’s supremacy is tested, and the rift spills out into public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A financial surplus becomes a deficit once Wayne LaPierre is elevated to EVP, and he is questioned about the relationship with Ackerman McQueen, more than 20 years ago. An old friend with a clever maneuver helps to keep the status quo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A dream job slowly becomes something very different for a former NRA fundraiser, as ethical questions come to light. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The NRA has a new program to help lift them out of financial despair, and a fresh face to run it. But both turn out to be disasters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Could this be more than business? Could it be personal? A deeper look at the NRA attorney at the center of everything.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Board members are receiving money directly from the NRA. A fundraiser and a major donor decide they’ve seen enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A former Ackerman employee explains how expenses were hidden. Leaked audio of Wayne LaPierre lets people know the real damage under his watch. Where will the NRA go from here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Following the last episode of Season 2, the creators of Gangster Capitalism received a tip about a secret scheme to keep Wayne LaPierre in power.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The C13Originals Peabody nominated series is back for Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. A sex scandal rocks one of the world’s largest Christian universities, and the man at the center of it. But that scandal is just the beginning. The award-winning Gangster Capitalism team spoke with more than 80 former and current Liberty students, faculty, staff, high-ranking administrators, and those with intimate knowledge of Falwell Jr. What emerges is the inside story of how the university, and the family who founded it, have been rocked by power, greed, hypocrisy, and of course money.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A never-before told story details Jerry and Becki Falwell’s behavior at the height of their power. And a favor comes with big enough strings attached to change the course of an election.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (66)

Mark McCulloh

wtf does race have to do with this? it's about rich white assholes and the dumbass kids. the root of this problem is the schools or the greedy fucks running it, without them this never happens, but because of them this has always gone on and always will. as for the parents I'd love to spit in their fucking face.

Mar 28th

Karen D

Well done Mr. Jenks; your podcast helped bring attention to the totality of the Falwell's & Liberty U's trangressions and initiated these long overdue lawsuits. These poor victims finally have some hope. ❤

Sep 3rd


When I heard "two Corinthians" I was like that says it all, that guy doesn't go to church.

Aug 21st


Wowowow this Harvard guy is so dang blatant about his racism. Wonder if that’s the ‘school identity’ he feels so particular about.

Aug 10th


Tom Arnold doesn't sound like Tom Arnold.

Jul 29th


This is just brutal…..

Jun 23rd
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Powerful episode

Jun 12th


isn't Tim Arnold mental? his nose sounds clogged for some reason.

Jun 2nd

Stinkus Delicioso

Spoiling the impression made by the entire podcast, ridiculous to show the rich bastards as victims, ughhh

Sep 2nd

Stinkus Delicioso

Tha Liam Warner guy is such a hideous white supremacist in a nice suit that I barely stopped myself from puking

Sep 2nd

Jayson Ballantine

Laser-guided Smith & Wesson? Yeah, because that's a real thing...

Aug 18th

Maynard Ferguson

I tell you whose a Gangsta Capitalist: Sboop Doggy Dog Dog. He be coming on the scene with his blunts bitches and gang of look at the little bitch....a complete sellout. TV shows with old whitey bag Martha Stewart!! and coaching his sons ball games....

May 4th


The racial accusations were gratuitous and illogical. There was nothing racial about the scam; it was entirely about money. Rich black people could've (and might have) participated in the scam, and poor white people couldn't. There's no reason to inject accusations of racism or to pull the absurd, bone-headed maneuver of using race as a proxy for SES (as if we lack direct measures of SES). That crap is dangerous, irrational, and tiresome.

May 2nd


This is the widest series. It doesn't matter what your politics are, the fact is that the NRA is a poorly managed nonprofit organization.

Apr 22nd

Paul Dornitz

This podcast in a nutshell: ORANGE MAN BAD. Everything that happens is the NRAs fault. (Screams and tears.)

Apr 19th


Welcome back!

Mar 24th

Teresa Wilkinson

I really hate the repetitiveness of some of this material I heard it the first time I really don't need to hear it again it's bad reporting

Mar 21st

Barry Ansley

I like this podcast but parts of this one really rubbed me. parts of this episode seemed to kind of defend the parents. they weren't conned at all. they were apart of it they came for a service and received it. some seems to want some assurance of not getting caught that's all. they dont deserve no pity. you cant look for a service knowing that's it wrong and have someone say oh they got conned. that's some BS 100%. ALL of them deserve some kind of discipline from the courts period point blank.

Jan 22nd

Steve Harrison

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Nov 7th
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omfg all the things cassie the stay at home mom said made me want to destroy my phone. WTF. What a mindless drone for social acceptance

Jul 19th
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