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Swindled

Author: 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.
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The Match (Simon Leviev)

The Match (Simon Leviev)

2019-07-2100:45:345

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. Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

The Socialite (Anna Delvey)

2019-07-0700:59:5911

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
The Producer (Joe Francis)

The Producer (Joe Francis)

2019-04-0101:06:0712

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Downline (Herbalife)

The Downline (Herbalife)

2019-03-1700:49:4412

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Sting (Abscam)

The Sting (Abscam)

2019-03-0300:42:5516

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)

2019-02-1700:50:4916

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An international boycott ensues after a multinational corporation is accused of contributing to the deaths of millions of infants around the world. Prelude: Baby milk tainted with an industrial chemical leads to over 300,000 illnesses and 6 deaths in China. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)

The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)

2019-01-0600:53:039

An aviation entrepreneur creates the boyband craze of the nineties and one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in American history. Prelude: In Australia, Alan Bond is remembered as both a national hero and national disgrace. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (102)

jersey2777

I so look forward to your new episodes, well done, again, Citizen! thankyou

Jul 21st
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Colbert Williams

jersey2777 Well done!

Jul 22nd
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Keith

I've learned so much in the two days I've listened to this podcast. Wish it came out faster!

Jul 17th
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Joanna Francis

Keith wish too, and I also want to listen it!

Jul 17th
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J.

Nice show, but do you notice your tone towards females is less harsh than towards males?!

Jul 13th
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Adam White

J. He did go in pretty hard on Sylvia Browne

Jul 19th
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J.

How come you don't have the company's name from the prelude in the episode description? Are you afraid of shaming chinese communists? Just FYI, the company that literally put stones into thousands of infants' kidneys in china is called"san lu" which literally means "three deer."

Jul 12th
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Cooper Scott

J. Food safety should be concerned!

Jul 12th
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J.

"as if it matters" -- of course it does! the judge is only human.

Jul 12th
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Esther  Lopez

J. Totally agree! the judge is only human.

Jul 12th
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Heather Boylen

My favorite podcast! So happy you’re back!

Jul 11th
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jason long

this is one of my favorite podcasts, but the audio in the first episode of the second season is so poor I couldn't understand anything the narrator was saying. I hope this improved in the next episode

Jul 10th
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J.

Could you please just focus on the case and tune down your own political views? What I appreciate the most about your show is your neutral voice and the aloof tone regardless how outrageous the case is; it is what an investigative journalist ought to be.

Jul 10th
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Aisha Wilson

You're back!

Jul 8th
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Frank Bravo

the best podcast out there. so glad the new season is here. thank you

Jul 8th
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Jessica Perona Kruse

Thank you for covering this case!!

Jul 2nd
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Lindsay Lee

Your punniest yet, ACC! While I've always appreciated learning from your research, I've enjoyed hearing your sense of humor emerge a little more with each episode. You know we share your disgust, outrage, etc, and a lot of the time we have to laugh at these douchebags because it's all we can do. Thank you for your hard work, Citizen, enjoy your down time, and I'm looking forward to more episodes.

Jun 29th
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Alex Island

I cant go on without episodes. this is BY FAR my favorite podcast. I thought I knew some of these stories but no you always surprise me

Jun 24th
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Alex Island

cant wait any longer.. release more content pleaseee

Jun 18th
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Wallace Schneider

you always do great work!

May 24th
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J Miller

I am dying for swindled to come back!

May 23rd
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Helayna Marie

Eagerly waiting your next podcast hope you’re doing good!

May 21st
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PJ Simon

love your podcast!

May 16th
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Bradley Cox

So very good! This has quickly become one of favorites.

May 15th
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Aisha Wilson

Eagerly awaiting your next podcast :)

May 9th
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