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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.

41 Episodes
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A coal mining disaster in Utah places the mine's owner in the media spotlight.Prelude: The Sago Mine disaster leads to renewed scrutiny on mine safety.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). Vote for Swindled in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards here.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The owner of a Washington D.C. escort agency loses everything after becoming the subject of a federal investigation. Prelude: Kristin M. Davis, the Manhattan Madam, runs for office after spending time in prison. 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). Listen to Susie Bright's full interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey on In Bed with Susie Bright exclusively on Audible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A successful trucking company is destroyed after it is inherited by the boss' greedy son.Prelude: Hundreds of Falcon Transport employees are blindsided by the company's sudden closure.Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support.Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Survivor (Tania Head)

The Survivor (Tania Head)

2019-09-2900:54:0617

A Spanish woman becomes the president of a survivors group in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Prelude: Fred Parisi, a New York City police officer, creates a foundation to support 9/11 first responders. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A New Jersey couple raises money on GoFundMe to repay a homeless man for his act of kindness. Prelude: Ginny Irovando Long organizes a fundraiser for her terminally ill son. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A chemical technician risks her life to expose corporate misdeeds at a nuclear facility in Oklahoma. Prelude: Energy mogul Robert S. Kerr becomes the "uncrowned king of the Senate". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 'Snake Song' written and performed by Jess Williamson. Follow Jess on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Tour (Jered Threatin)

The Tour (Jered Threatin)

2019-08-1800:54:2424

A disastrous European tour reveals that an American rock band manufactured an entire fan base. Prelude: German R&B duo, Milli Vanilli, are exposed for lip syncing. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A French breast implant manufacturing company's method of cutting costs incites a global health scare. Prelude: Concerns over safety issues related to silicone breast implants leads to a moratorium on sales in the United States. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Match (Simon Leviev)

The Match (Simon Leviev)

2019-07-2100:45:3425

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.Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support.Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 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)

2019-07-0700:59:5926

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.Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support.Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (176)

Felicia DeLappi

Trump was going to put them all back to work. How's that going?

Nov 12th
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Jackie White

Bob and Donald; were they separated at birth? And how much compensation did the families of the dead receive?

Nov 12th
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Adam White

Eat shit Bob. Glad to hear that John Oliver is still going after him

Nov 12th
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J.

Nice reporting. could you please tune down the political, social warrior crap? As a scientist, let me tell you climate change is a major problem but not enough to a "pressing issue."

Nov 11th
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jersey2777

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ you got my vote, Citizen! it's really great work you do & thanks.

Nov 10th
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PJ Simon

Bury me.

Nov 10th
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Jim Eiden

You need to present at DefCon

Nov 8th
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Jim Eiden

Please Sir. May I have some more?

Nov 8th
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Cierra Townsend-Street

That mother yelling at him broke my damn heart. Sandy and her family deserve so much better.

Nov 1st
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Catherine Watson

"he literally shopped till he dropped." pure gold!

Oct 30th
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Heather Boylen

I love your show so much. This was one of your best. You make laugh while you point out how shitty and hypothetical people are. I get so excited it is embarrassing when I see a new episode.

Oct 29th
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PJ Simon

"and then return home to kiss his wife with that mouth..." You never cease to impress me with your quips! 😂 ❤u

Oct 27th
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Alissa Maxwell

I thought I was going to have to skip this podcast because of the monotone host but I'm so glad I stuck it out. Eventually, you learn the subtle variations in his voice and can better appreciate the nuance. But more importantly, the content is phenomenal. It is not only well researched, but unfolds interestingly and engagingly. I feel like I've learned a whole history lesson in a relatively short span of time. I'm not only entertained but intrigued and educated, to boot.

Oct 25th
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Amys

this is almost more the mother's fault. If a company fails, it's the owners fault. She put him in charge.

Oct 24th
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Jim Eiden

Very difficult to listen to. RIP Streetwise. Being from Chicago area, this was a huge case.

Oct 24th
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Judi Kingsman

with regard to the products you advertise, how do I know I'm not being... swindled!

Oct 19th
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Judi Kingsman

😂😂😂

Oct 19th
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Judi Kingsman

what a sick!

Oct 19th
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Judi Kingsman

great story! 😂

Oct 19th
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Judi Kingsman

what a bastard of a kid 😕

Oct 19th
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