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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.

68 Episodes
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An unknown entity attempts to manipulate the stock prices of two companies by mailing threats to investment firms. Prelude: Luke Helder places pipe bombs in mailboxes across the Midwest. Special thanks to Justin from Generation Why (genwhypod.com) –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Unprecedented rainfall in a small Ontario township leads to a public health disaster. Prelude: Thousands fall ill after attending the Washington County Fair in New York. Special thanks to Mike Alfano (Walkerton: The Forgotten Stories) –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
An infamous First Amendment activist becomes the "most hated woman in America" then mysteriously disappears. Prelude: The constitutionality of state-sponsored prayer in public schools is challenged in the United States Supreme Court. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Season 5 Trailer

Season 5 Trailer

2021-03-2502:5910

PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A soda company's botched promotional game leads to unrest in the Philippines. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
An explosion on a deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico leads to the largest oil spill in United States history. Prelude: More than 3.4 million barrels of crude oil leak into the ocean after an accident at the Ixtoc I well. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The president and chief executive of an Indianapolis wealth management company takes drastic measures to avoid prosecution. Prelude: A Long Island man's plan to escape his debts backfires. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Pitchman (Don Lapre)

The Pitchman (Don Lapre)

2020-10-2550:548

A multi-level marketing salesman advertises his get-rich-quick schemes on television and becomes the "King of Infomercials." Prelude: The founder of a nutrition company is suspected of his wife's mysterious death. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Saint (Mother Teresa)

The Saint (Mother Teresa)

2020-10-1153:1521

Critics and former volunteers reveal the disturbing details of a Catholic nun's international mission to help the "poorest of the poor." Prelude: A six-year-old boy's journey to Heaven becomes a best-selling book. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The organizational culture of the United States space program leads to one of the deadliest disasters in aeronautics history. Prelude: Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov embarks on a doomed mission to space. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
An Australian con artist is arrested on multiple continents while indulging in "millions, models, and mayhem". Prelude: Novy Chardon disappears amid a divorce dispute with her millionaire husband. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A teenager from the Pacific Northwest embarks on an international burglary spree. Prelude: Joshua Paul Calhoun becomes the East Texas "Superthief". –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Treatment (Bayer AG)

The Treatment (Bayer AG)

2020-08-1654:3325

A multinational pharmaceutical company with a dark past becomes the central figure of a contaminated blood product crisis. Prelude: Ryan White is banned from school after contracting HIV. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A professional basketball referee uses his knowledge of the inner workings of the league to place bets on the games. Prelude: Joe Gagliano recruits Arizona State University's star basketball player to participate in a point-shaving scandal. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A towing industry watchdog patrols the streets of Austin, Texas in search of a serial rock thrower. Prelude: Joe Stack exacts revenge against the Internal Revenue Service. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
One 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. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Genius (Martin Frankel)

The Genius (Martin Frankel)

2020-06-2101:00:4216

A sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

2020-06-0701:04:0625

The 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. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Pope (Dan Johnson)

The Pope (Dan Johnson)

2020-05-2401:19:1325

The 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. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

2020-05-1001:17:0325

A 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. –––-–---------------------------------------- PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop –––-–---------------------------------------- MUSIC: Deformr.com –––-–---------------------------------------- FOLLOW: SwindledPodcast.com Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (496)

Andrea Polando

please keep making episodes! this is one of my all-time faves💜!!

May 10th
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Jocelyn Allan

He is "shamed and haunted" by being caught, not by what he did. What a pos

May 9th
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ROSS

For a great podcast like this, WHY can't you release a new episode each week? Waiting two weeks for a new episode is starting to grind on my nerves! Even network TV puts out a new episode each week. This is 2021, not 2001!!!! What say you, Concerned Citizen?

May 8th
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Amanda Manny Anne

what a terrifying episode.

May 7th
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PotatoCouch

it's stunning: scientology can be tax exempt but a national atheist org can't be. smh

Apr 30th
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Caitlyn Gallagher

"Plus I think I'm in love with monotone man..." Me too, girl, me too.

Apr 26th
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Janice Jackson

Sinking into a bubble bath while my husband wrangles the kids for awhile. What better way to spend my time than listening to this eagerly awaited episode with a floating bowl of Cool Ranch Doritos and sparkling grapefruit water in a wineglass, because, well, it's just barely afternoon

Apr 18th
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Michael Brodie

This guy has a great, very dry, sense of humour

Apr 18th
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Andy Edwards

I hadn't heard that quote from George H. W. Holy shit

Apr 15th
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pjreynoldsrapify

Ohhh noooo! I accidentally deleted my post. 😪 You're back! 🥳 🤗 😊

Apr 12th
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Aaron Britton

Glad Swindled is back

Apr 12th
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Ivan Terrero

she was a bitter human being

Apr 11th
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Maggie D

Praise be unto jesus that you are back.

Apr 11th
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Brigette Zeek

"...and then fucked off." This trailer was amazing!

Apr 2nd
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Cary Schmidt

lol! can't wait

Mar 26th
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Andy Edwards

this sounds so realistic hahahaha

Mar 26th
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Kirsty MacPhee-Goode

Great trailer, great podcast 😆😅🤣

Mar 26th
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Nunya Bidness

This is possibly the best podcast trailer I've ever heard. Well done, then. 😂😂

Mar 26th
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Vitor Lobão

finally! thought you got hit by the rona, glad it's coming back

Mar 26th
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Sophia Grace

I guess I could forego the hookers this weekend and spend my $5 on Patreon, instead. Nah

Mar 26th
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