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Author: Tenderfoot TV & Cadence 13

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In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This isn't a story about basketball - it's a story about money, and a conspiracy that spans far beyond one referee. Sports journalist Tim Livingston takes you inside his eight-year odyssey to find the truth at the heart of the scandal. This is Whistleblower.

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Teaser

Teaser

2020-08-1200:332

Who fixed the NBA? Don't miss the premiere of Whistleblower on 8/27! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Official Trailer

Official Trailer

2020-08-1702:043

“Whistleblower“ tells the story of the biggest scandal in American sports history. But it’s not a story about basketball; it’s a story about money – and how powerful people make problems… disappear. Coming August 27th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Rogue Ref

The Rogue Ref

2020-08-2725:4711

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was caught betting on games that he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but according to Donaghy, he wasn't the one fixing games... it was the NBA. Journalist Tim Livingston sets out to find answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

2020-09-0343:0911

Host Tim Livingston heads to Florida for his first face-to-face interview with disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy, but it’s Donaghy's co-conspirator, Tommy Martino, who reveals new information about the 13-year-old scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Timmy and Tommy

Timmy and Tommy

2020-09-1035:179

Two kids from Delco, Tim Donaghy and Tommy Martino. Our interviews continue with our main subjects and we dive deeper into Donaghy’s claims, attempting to separate the truth from the lies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Choose Wisely

Choose Wisely

2020-09-1733:523

Next stop, Philadelphia, specifically Delaware County, where the 2007 NBA betting scandal was hatched. “Delco”, as Delaware County is commonly known, is home to the Sixers, bookmakers, and Philly mobsters. Tim gets a first-hand account of the lifestyle and gambling culture and he must... choose wisely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Overtime: Head Fakes

Overtime: Head Fakes

2020-09-2327:331

In our first bonus segment, Sean Patrick Griffin adds another element to the NBA betting scandal — one that involves unregulated, overseas wagers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tim and the team head up I-95 to New York for a meeting with John Lauro, Donaghy’s defense attorney, and to track down the illusive FBI agents who handled Donaghy's investigation. We learn that someone from high up may have been pulling the strings to undermine the investigation, even going as far to leak the story to the NY Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fit for a King

Fit for a King

2020-10-0148:389

After learning about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the leak of the original Donaghy story and Jimmy Battista's plea deal, the crew investigates the most controversial game in NBA history: Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

2020-10-0840:383

We learn more about the role the NBA played behind the scenes influencing calls on the court, and about one owner's longtime war against the officials. But when that owner was given the opportunity to expose the system he spent years rebelling against, he backed down. He couldn’t, in the end, risk killing the Golden Goose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What Changed?

What Changed?

2020-10-1534:54

The crew finally connects with retired FBI agent Phil Scala, the supervisor of the FBI probe into Tim Donaghy and the head of the investigative unit focused on the Gambino crime family. Scala agrees to meet with Tim, but the team, and Donaghy, are skeptical the FBI legend will show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Bigger Thing

The Bigger Thing

2020-10-2234:254

On the final day of the trip, the crew travels to a diner in Howard Beach, Queens, to meet with Scala, hoping that the former FBI agent will help unravel the mysteries of the NBA Betting Scandal, and the NBA as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What's Afoul?

What's Afoul?

2020-10-2935:332

After an eight-year journey, Tim finally has answers, but there is more left to be uncovered. The team continues to dig deeper and turns the system inside out, hoping that basketball's future will learn from lessons of its past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Comments (10)

Quinn Blackmer

billbert podcast sent me

Jan 15th
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Andrew Smith

not super interested in this one

Nov 19th
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Andrew Smith

this series is so good

Nov 18th
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Nate Anderson

397ee33 97 n0

Nov 18th
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Br0wnie

Wow! What a great episode & series! Loved it all! Well aside from the fact that @NBA is fake af, and the refs lie, steal, cheat, & gamble on the games they themselves are supposed to be ensuring are fair & that correctly called. #BoycottingNBA #InvestigateNBARefs

Oct 29th
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Big O !

This is Very good!!

Oct 24th
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Br0wnie

Oh wow! I'm not a huge pro or collegiate sports person, but this story about rigged NBA games and how the basketball league was involved is fascinating. I highly recommend this to all sports fans and people who are interested in criminal and unethical behavior.

Oct 10th
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Armando Chinchilla

so neither espn nor fox sports have the cojones to talk about it in their programming uh

Oct 4th
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Andrew Storer

Great podcast 5*

Sep 16th
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Vanessa Syphax Walker

WOW! Great episode. I'm totally hooked! Highly recommended. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars.

Aug 27th
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