Summary: Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.
Billie Holiday makes a decision. The jazz singer will perform "Strange Fruit," the protest song about lynchings, no matter what happens to her—and no matter how many times law enforcement tells her to stay quiet. But that puts her in the crosshairs of one federal official, who uses any means necessary to silence Holiday. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - If you need life insurance, head to policygenius.com right now to get started. You could save 50% or more by comparing quotes.
It's been over 40 years since the crisis unfolded at Three Mile Island. But the nuclear accident still lingers with us today, as the United States confronts new public health emergencies. At the time of the accident, Peter Bradford was a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He joins Lindsay to discuss what went wrong at Three Mile Island; who was responsible for the crisis; and how nuclear power could play a larger role in the future, as the world looks to fight climate change. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE, go to ziprecruiter.com/as! SimpliSafe - Head to simplisafe.com/AS and get a FREE HD CAMERA. Upstart - Hurry to upstart.com/as to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/KamalaNextInLine If she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she? Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment.
A large bubble of hydrogen emerges in the nuclear reactor, threatening to cause a catastrophic explosion. President Carter dispatches an envoy. The goal: to get control of the crisis. And Pennsylvania's leaders face a big moment, as they decide whether to evacuate the region. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - When you go to policygenius.com you can save up to 50%. Upstart - Find out how low your rate can be at upstart.com/as.
When politics intervene, the engineers at Three Mile Island find themselves up against a wall. Mike Pintek airs a stunning interview on the radio, and causes a panic. And Bill Scranton tries to restore calm to the shaken residents of Pennsylvania. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to upstart.com/as to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.
On March 28, 1979, Bill Zewe hears an alarm at Three Mile Island. Something has gone terribly wrong at the nuclear power plant, in southern Pennsylvania. And now, the operators at the plant must move fast—before a crisis engulfs the region. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter: Try ZipRecruiter now for free at ziprecruiter.com/as to see how they make hiring faster and easier. Policy Genius: If you need insurance, head to policygenius.com right now to get started. Upstart: Hurry to upstart.com/AS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.
The United States is home to a large number of big businesses, from entertainment conglomerates to the giants of tech. Increasingly, members of the public and politicians are raising concerns about these companies—and the power that they wield. Chris Sagers, a law professor at Cleveland State University, joins Lindsay to discuss monopolies in the U.S., both in the past and the present. The two also discuss how the current, heated debates about big business may play out. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Head to simplisafe.com/AS and get a FREE HD CAMERA. Upstart - Hurry to upstart.com/AS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.
John D. Rockefeller is on the run. His company is under assault from state and federal lawsuits, and now, Rockefeller is moving from house to house, doing whatever he can to avoid a courtroom. But soon enough, his fate will be decided for him. Because the U.S. Supreme Court is about to issue a landmark decision. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - Head to policygenius.com right now to get started. You could save $1500 or more a year! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter right now for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.
Ida Tarbell begins to investigate Standard Oil. And as she digs deeper, she receives help from some unexpected sources. Soon, John D. Rockefeller learns that his deepest secrets could come spilling out into the light. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try it now for free at ziprecruiter.com/as. SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and 60 day money back guarantee when you go to simplisafe.com/as.
John D. Rockefeller makes a bold move, one that helps him crush his opponents. Soon, disaster strikes in Titusville, Pennsylvania. And that means it's time for Ida Tarbell to return home—and to take on Standard Oil. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here
Standard Oil faces an organized resistance. But that doesn't slow down John D. Rockefeller. The oil titan continues to build his empire, and soon, some of his enemies have to make a terrible choice. They can keep fighting—and go bankrupt. Or they can team up with Rockefeller. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Safe - Compare quotes and save up to $1,500 per year at policygenius.com. SimpliSafe - When you go to simplisafe.com/as you get FREE shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee.
John D. Rockefeller is a poor boy with a dream. He's going to become a businessman. And he's going to be wildly rich. Soon, he stumbles on the product that will seal his fate: oil. Thick, crude oil is gushing from the ground across America. It's creating boomtowns—and a new economy. Rockefeller begins to conquer the industry, but he quickly makes enemies, including a young woman who will challenge Rockefeller's growing empire. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee when you go to simplisafe.com/scandal.
It's been over 20 years since a major settlement forced the tobacco industry to reform—and pay billions of dollars for its mistakes. Still, despite a sea change in the public’s attitude toward smoking, the tobacco industry remains strong. And it continues to win over new customers. Annice Kim, a public health expert, joins Lindsay to discuss the explosion in e-cigarettes’ popularity, and the ways in which companies now use social media to sell these products. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here
Jeffrey Wigand steps into the national spotlight. But with all the attention, he now faces a very real threat. The tobacco industry could launch its most vicious counterattack. Or, if Mike Moore has his way, Big Tobacco may waive the flag of surrender. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store of Google Play TODAY.
Mike Moore files a landmark lawsuit. Jeffrey Wigand comes under attack. And the producers of 60 Minutes face a major roadblock, as they try to tell the story about Big Tobacco. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - policygenius.com will find you the best rate and handle the process completely. SimpliSafe - To get FREE shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee at simplisafe.com/as.