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True-crime • Society-and-culture • History

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 inRead more

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The OB-GYN (Javaid Perwaiz)

Nov 11 • 59:17

An anonymous tip leads to the arrest of a beloved gynecologist in Chesapeake, Virginia. Prelude: Dr. Roger Beyer is investigated for improperly reusing a rectal pressure device....

The Salesman (William J. McCorkle)

Oct 25 • 48:47

A charismatic real estate guru builds a fortune with infomercials. Prelude: Charles J. Givens sells financial advice to a susceptible audience....

The Killdozer (Marvin Heemeyer)

Oct 12 • 57:40

A muffler shop owner exacts revenge over a zoning dispute in the mountain town of Granby, Colorado. Prelude: Tom Leask makes a violent statement against a small-town government....

The Inferno (The Station nightclub fire)

Sep 28 • 01:18:12

Incompetence and negligence lead to a devastating loss of life at a concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Prelude: A fight in the E2 nightclub in Chicago triggers a deadly stampede....

The Outbreak (Peanut Corporation of America)

Sep 12 • 56:17

A Virginia-based peanut processing company unleashes one of the most massive and lethal food-borne contamination events in United States history. Prelude: The Jensen brothers are charged with crimes after a deadly listeria outbreak....

The Scheme (Bernie Madoff)

Aug 29 • 01:20:33

A Wall Street tycoon's money management firm is revealed to be the world's largest Ponzi scheme. Prelude: Samuel Israel III disappears after his hedge fund collapses....

An important announcement from Swindled Corporation

Aug 16 • 05:33

Bonus: The Beach House Sheriff (Todd Entrekin)

Aug 1 • 31:38

A sheriff in Alabama uses the inmate food budget to purchase personal property....

The Ghost Writer (Anthony Godby Johnson)

Jul 18 • 59:42

A critically ill teenager writes a best-selling book about his abusive childhood. Prelude: New Horizons Youth Ministry opens a child reform program overseas....

The Patriarch (Anthony Todt)

Jul 4 • 47:55

In Celebration, Florida, a family disappears in the wake of the father's physical therapy insurance scam. Prelude: John Chairmonte attempts to burn down his own home....

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