American Scandal podcast

American Scandal

2 star

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Superb!Found it after discovering Dr Death about 6mths ago which then led to the Mysterious Mr Epstein where I found Lindsay Graham and American Scandal. Incredible production which is so well researched. And I love how the final episode interviews someone actually connected to the case. I tell anyone who will listen to give it a try. It doesn’t disappoint. Would love hear one on the Panama Papers and Mossack Fonseca - night need to change the name to ‘Global Scandal’ though!! Keep up the good work guys!.Score: 5/5

Too much like a fictional audiobookThis podcast is supposed to be covering historical events but the way it is told feels like listening to an audiobook. The host narrates one or two characters and tells us what they are thinking/ feeling and what they are saying to each other without giving us any clue of how he knows this. I constantly find myself wondering if what I’m listening to is factual or created for dramatic purposes. A shame since I am usually a Wondery fan.Score: 1/5

BrilliantWell researched, and gripping. Great narration. One of the very best podcasts available..Score: 5/5

WonderfulRiveting story wonderfully told..Score: 5/5

Diesel scandalBrilliant storytelling, what a great voice👍 and a great story. I have the Jack Ewing book about the Volkswagen diesel scandal, but this is even better..Score: 5/5

Probably my favourite podcast seriesThis is my favourite podcast series, both for the content and the presentation. It’s well researched and the presentation nicely balances the level of detail, giving you a comprehensive story without getting bogged down in irrelevant detail. There are ‘re-enactments’ imagining conversations between protagonists; but Lindsay is always careful to point out they can’t know exactly what was said. I find the conversations add a level of intimacy to the story, really helping to bring it alive. I always look forward to new episodes!.Score: 5/5

Excellent, interesting podcastExcellent.Score: 5/5

A new favourite, lots of details but still compellingI found it hard to wrap my head around the Enron episodes (which are the most dense in terms of jargon out of all the ones I have heard) but It meant I could listen a few times and feel myself figuring it out, and really getting my head round it. I enjoyed it! I appreciate they don’t dumb it down too much or spare details, and the story telling makes it still compelling! A new favourite..Score: 5/5

Top qualityFor content & presentation.Score: 5/5

Excellent podcastA really well researched, balanced and interesting podcast. I always learn something new, and every series has hooked me. Journalism at its best..Score: 5/5

BrilliantA great podcast, well researched and delivered. Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does..Score: 5/5

The HBO of the Podcasting networkWondery is without a doubt the HBO of the podcasting network, all their shows are professionally made and a lot of time and effort went into producing them. Needless to say I subscribe to everything they produce, so when I finally got round to listening to American Scandal I was expecting big things. And I was not disappointed! Lindsay Graham does a fantastic job of taking a huge scandal and putting it in big sized 4-5 part episodes and I am hooked! This is one of the best Wondery has put out so far and it’s a shame it took me so long to get round to listening to it..Score: 5/5

American ScandalExcellent narration, structure and content. Looking forward to the next episodes. Still can’t quite believe how Maddof got away with the Ponzi scheme for as long as he did for as much as he did. Incredible story.Score: 5/5

New favourite podcastFor me, this is the most perfectly produced podcast. Amazing stories, perfect amount of episodes per season, just the right balance of fact and drama. Hope it never ends!.Score: 5/5

Billie HolidayThis episode was well researched. Love it!.Score: 5/5

Nothing held backI find most documentary podcasts have a habit of dragging out sensational aspects and adding filler to keep people listening, or rehashing information repeatedly in order to fill time and sell more ad time. There’s none of that in the three series I’ve listened to. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

BrilliantI’m really enjoying this podcast. Excellent production and narration. The only problem is as one episode ends I need to carry on listening!! Much to my wife’s irritation! All the very best Darren - UK.Score: 5/5

Peter to pay PaulThe phrase ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ is from the Reformation time when taxes were split between st Paul’s in London and St Peter’s in Rome. Rome went empty handed..Score: 5/5

Brilliantly informative and great storytellingReally enjoying this podcast. Started with the Iran-Contra series as I’m particularly interested in the US’ policies in its ‘backyard’ of Central America. It’s well-researched and highly informative, well-paced, and the storytelling is well-crafted. The only issue I’ve been having is the assumption of knowledge of some American customs can impede understanding. Usually things are explained e.g. what a ‘finding’ is. However, when Walsh is battling against time in his investigation before the witnesses get congressional immunity, the reasons for this immunity aren’t explained until quite far in, which makes congress seem deeply unhelpful and leaves you wondering why it happens rather than focusing on the podcast..Score: 5/5

3 Mile IslandExcellent dramatisation..Score: 5/5

I get submerged in the storyExtremely informative and really gets to the inner story.Score: 5/5

Too many advertsGreat story telling but soooo many adverts..Score: 3/5

Question about "Encore” shows?Love the show! I just wanted to check if there is a difference between the Encore shows like Encore Iran Contra vs Iran Contra?.Score: 5/5

Excellent podcastI came across American Scandal about a year ago and I have almost worked through every episode. Excellent content, subject matter and production! Truly a masterpiece in broadcasting, thank you..Score: 5/5

Really enjoying the Enron disasterThe events and approach beggar belief and v interesting to catch up on this. AM looking forward to listening to the others in your series.Score: 5/5

Great story tellingOverall this is a good series of podcasts. Some are on topics that have hit the headlines relatively recently so we will have heard about them, e.g. Enron, but here the complexities are unravelled in a very understandable way and even if this means some over simplification they still make gripping stories! I particularly like those hosted by Lindsay Graham who narrates in a no-nonsense fashion in an attractive voice. Female American presenters, it seems to me, have all fallen into the ‘vocal fry’ trap with a growl at the end of every sentence, which makes listening excruciating, and I wish they’d listen to themselves sometimes and eradicate this ugly speech affectation! I’ve listened to the majority of podcasts in the series, only avoiding one or two I thought might be too gruesome, and overall I applaud the effort to shine a light on some pretty dodgy practices. The one on Hare Krishna is spoilt by its last episode which is an interview with some bumbling, rambling old codger who’s apparently written the book on which the pod is based. How he’s managed to write a 600 page book when he can barely utter a complete sentence articulately or plausibly is beyond me - the editing process to turn it into a slick broadcast must have been a real labour of love! I hope the programme makers dig out some more scandals for us to feast on!.Score: 5/5

Best podcastI love this podcast. I listen to lots and this is by far the best one. Comprehensive investigations, excellent delivery and fascinating subjects. Keep going!.Score: 5/5

Great podcastLove this podcast. Great content, well presented. Highly recommend.Score: 5/5

Very worthwhile listenSuperb story telling, amazing research and really interesting topics. This podcast series is very addictive and dare I say it, educational. It has kept me company right through the pandemic. Thank you Lindsay and thank you Wondery..Score: 5/5

Intriguing and enjoyableI was looking for a podcast which took a new look at contemporary history; American Scandal fit the bill quite nicely. Recommended..Score: 5/5

BrilliantJust finished Krishna series. Excellent. Well put together. Great narration. Looking forward to all the other series. Highly recommend.Score: 5/5

Graham can do no wrong.Wondery have made these past months tolerable due to the rigour of the investigating and the technical expertise of the Wondery team. Clear, dramatic and always fascinating. A life saver. Don’t hesitate. Subscribe and enjoy..Score: 5/5

Exxon ValdezHard to express just how angry I felt listening to the latest series - but I mean that as a complement! The description of oil coated otters drowning seared itself in my head. This is exactly what good journalism should do. I’ve enjoyed all the AS series - but Exxon Valdez is proof that they get better..Score: 5/5

One if my courier podcastsJust finished bingeing the whole series up to the end of the Bernie Madoff season. Very well written and produced, not to mention researched, including interviews with people who have been directly involved with the stories being told. Who needs fiction when factual podcasts can be this entertaining?.Score: 5/5

Totally grippedThis podcast is one of my favourites- each story is so informative and descriptive. I find myself gripped from the first episode.Score: 5/5

What a superb podcastThis is a truly informative, well documented and well written podcast. Each of the 4 episodes is a perfect length, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to hear the next episode. Fantastic work and can’t wait to hear many more by Lindsay graham!.Score: 5/5

Brilliant!This is a well researched, beautifully narrated podcast. Highly recommend it!!.Score: 5/5

Excellent.I listen to all Lindsay’s podcasts. They’re always fantastic & you learn something new on each episode..Score: 5/5

Super podcastAs a rule anything Lindsay Graham is sublime, this pod is no exception. Wonderfully entertaining, and eye opening. Keep up the great work!.Score: 5/5

Wow, great listen.I’ll just say this is a podcast that I listen to every word uttered. An absolute must listen..Score: 5/5

Your voice is awesome LindsayI could listen to you read a phone book with all this vocal gravitas.Score: 5/5

Anther amazing Wondery seriesLindsay Graham has smashed it once again with this entertaining and sometimes shocking podcast. A must listen. 5 stars for sure.Score: 5/5

Amazing podcastThis podcast tells amazing true stories and a lot of them you won’t have heard before. Excellent narration and brilliantly researched this podcast is absolutely enthralling and I thoroughly recommend it..Score: 5/5

Long Island1an - Started listening to fall asleep but this is so interesting I’ll have to listen to both episodes 👍👍👍.Score: 5/5

I am hookedI like this podcast really informative. Well written, the excellent delivery from the Narrator keeps you listening. The production is excellent. Can’t wait for the next topic. Keep up the excellent work guys. More thoughts...I have listened to all episodes of this amazing thought provoking podcast I absolutely recommend this podcast to anyone. You will learn so much. Thank you team!!!!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely fascinatingThis really is one of the best podcast series I’ve listened to. The Iran Contra episodes were absolutely gripping. Podcasting at its finest!.Score: 5/5

Phenomenal storytellingI can’t stop recommending this podcast!.Score: 5/5

Enron and othersI was surprised by the quality of the this and other shows. Presented clearly and with in depth research have made these shows a must for me..Score: 5/5

Incredible story tellingThis podcast keeps me engaged and throughly engrossed in the story. Great on my long epic walks..Score: 5/5

Great findI have been working through all the series and am really used to the format and style now. The narrative is well drawn and chooses the right elements of the story to condense what must be heavy material. Hoping there will be a series exposing Scientology one day..Score: 5/5

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Absolutely incredibleWow, wow, wow. I was listening to my favourite podcast the fighter and the kid. They gave a advertising shout out to the podcast done by you guys about Aaron hernendez. Being a huge football fan I subscribed right away and listened to it. It was so amazing and well done in every way I decided to branch out and listen to your other work, American scandal. The Barry bonds balco episodes were an absolute home run ( pun intended). American scandal is my new favourite podcast. I’m so glad I found it late because now I can crush all the episodes without having to wait for new ones. Keep up the amazing work. Can’t wait to hear more..Score: 5/5

Real life dramaAlways suspenseful!.Score: 5/5

FantasticAnother stellar delivery by Wondery. I really enjoyed the Exxon episodes. Subscribed, and looking forward to more!.Score: 5/5

Great!Always educational and entertaining..Score: 5/5

😍Best voice. You could be reading a grocery list and I would enjoy it. Stories are always bang on - perfect blend of scandal and suspense. I even enjoy you playing all the parts in your dramatization of these crazy (sadly common) stories. Please don’t stop making podcasts ever!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeJust found this podcast! Amazing! Can’t wait to listen to the rest. Very well told.Score: 5/5

Engrossing Stories and Excellent Production!I love this podcast! The storytelling is excellent, thought-provoking, and exciting. Lindsay Graham - the host - does a wonderful job of explaining stories that are dense and complicated, as well, his voice is really soothing and easy to listen to (the podcast actually relaxes me and helps me to fall asleep). Thank you for this great series, and please continue making more seasons - I’ve learned so much from each season and they have all been so incredibly interesting! My one complaint is that female narration - at least in the seasons I’ve listened to - is not voiced by women, which can be awkward and distracting from the story. Otherwise this is a wonderful series and I cannot wait to listen to more! Thanks Wondery + L.G..Score: 5/5

Would recommendBangin podcast big fan.Score: 5/5

CaptivatingThis podcast holds your attention while you hear the in-depth dive into various events in history..Score: 5/5

Love it!Engaging! I especially enjoyed the Exxon Valdez season!.Score: 5/5

Solid historical podcastsI love these podcasts! The Iran-Contra series has been my favourite so far. Well investigated, and written..Score: 5/5

Excellent produced informative and entertainingJust discovered American Scandal and I’m learning so much! I’m on season 4 and can’t wait to catch up..Score: 5/5

Expert, Factual, Engaging Podcast. Incredible.Obsessed. The effort and word choice, music, editing and just composition of this podcast is better than most movies. I started on Balco and thought ... that will be tough to beat but I can’t decide which one I love most now. Thank you LG!.Score: 5/5

Madoff, cheat of a generationThis is a prelude to the revelations of Trump and his Russian backed past. This is really well done and exciting to listen to. Can’t wait for the next episode🇨🇦🙏♥️ #WhistlerEbikes.Score: 5/5

Best podcast!!This is the best podcast I have ever listened to, it’s addictive and I’m learning about people and history making scandals I’ve only been vaguely aware of. I feel like I’m listening to an audible book Which I also love listening to! Can’t wait for each new story to be available!.Score: 5/5

Enlightening and Entertaining!!A terrific show, very well written, very well told. Greetings from Canada, eh.Score: 5/5

MGreat pod.Score: 5/5

So timely!!!!This is sooo well done. The interviewer is great - let’s these interesting and smart people talk. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

Season 2 and 11 are the same?Love this podcast but Why is season 2 being re-aired as season 11?.Score: 5/5

Awesome !I really enjoy the narration and the information that gets gathered. You can tell he puts a lot of effort into each episode. I can’t wait for more !.Score: 5/5

Love ❤️I am hooked on this podcast- I could listen to this guy tell stories all day !.Score: 5/5

American scandalI am hooked! Thanks for a great listen!.Score: 5/5

Engaging and thought provokingGreat stories that are well written and presented. I save them now for longer drives. I find myself thinking about a scandal for days and weeks after listening to it. It broadens my perspective and understanding of what went on. I also found the stories about scandals, in my life time, provided a timeline where I could put information I knew into a sequence that made sense..Score: 5/5

Cerebral and entertainingI like this podcast because of the intriguing subject matter, and the progressive pace; I never feel like it’s dragging, and I routinely finish a series as quickly as it’s released. Well done..Score: 5/5

Great PodcastThe Enron series has raised an already high bar. Outstanding work!.Score: 5/5

Best storytellingWhen I hear his voice I know it’s going to be an amazing story, I wish there was more and longer, I can’t get Enough.Score: 5/5

Perfect for taking long walks during COVIDWhile it may take a moment to get used to the host's style of story-telling (describing the inner thoughts of each main player in the story), it grows on you. I now truly appreciate how Graham tells each story... it's gripping, affecting, and stays in my mind long after it concludes. I recommend taking the tale of Enron, Exxon Valdez, or Lenny Bruce out on a long walk around the neighbourhood..Score: 5/5

OutstandingPractically perfect in every way!.Score: 5/5

Informative and captivatingThese segments are well researched and constructed. Great job!.Score: 5/5

EnronI have always been a keen learner of the events around Enron. This series did an unreal job of explaining what happened and they make it hard to stop listening until you’re done the series. Good job!!.Score: 5/5

Paints a Perfect Picture!!Well told stories!! Lindsey Graham does a wonderful job painting the picture!! 👌🏼👌🏼.Score: 5/5

Exxon Valdez | Oil Meets WaterThis originally aired back in Jan 2019?! Same description and everything?? What’s up with that?!.Score: 5/5

Lovn DGEye opening for an old white straight woman with friends gay/lesbian / trans. We may have more in-depth conversations in the future. Thx.Score: 5/5

EngagingThis isn’t THAT LindsEy Graham. This is LindsAy Graham. This is a fantastic podcast. Excellent narration and research based information about some of the biggest scandals in the US. Every episode has me wanting to pick up a book about the topic and learn even more. Listening to this podcast is one of my favourite ways to close my eyes and kick back while still staying engaged..Score: 5/5

Far Too Much EditorializingI want to like this podcast, but there is so much information being completely fabricated in service of storytelling. Conversations supposedly had by real people, where there’s no conceivable way to know the level of detail that is given by the host. I understand that they’re trying to give a dramatic retelling of events, but with so much detail being seemingly created from whole cloth, it’s difficult to know what is fact, and what is fiction for sake of telling a more compelling story. The facts of these stories are fascinating enough without the dramatizing of events..Score: 2/5

Exceptional seasonThese are perfect as starters if you want to dive deeper into the topics..Score: 5/5

Awesome !!!Great research and an excellent learning tool. Love the re-enactments and the suspense that comes with each episode. Thanks 👌.Score: 5/5

Great - but where the ladies at?I absolutely love this podcast. The stories, the details, it’s just brilliantly done. My only complaint is, why are they using a man to voice the women in the reenactments? It’s really distracting and completely pulls me out of the story..Score: 5/5

Amazing podcastReally well researched and presented podcast. Even if you think a certain topic won’t interest you watch one episode and you’ll be hooked.Score: 5/5

Have to listenI am hooked on this. Beautifully done. You have to listen to it. Couldn’t have been better. Please don’t stop making these!.Score: 5/5

Addictive and well produced.Deep delves into stories you think you know in a captivating way..Score: 5/5

You’ll get hoodedI listen to a lot of great podcast, this is in the top 5. The story telling is amazing. A must listen.Score: 5/5

ASAmazing this are best laid out stories on Podcast next to Howard Stern this is all I listen too..Score: 5/5

Highly AddictiveWondery does it again by putting out another great podcast series. The beauty of this podcast, along with Business Wars and Sports Wars, is that there’s no shortage of material. So it doesn’t go “ stale “ on the listener..Score: 5/5

This podcast makes you smarterI love this podcast. I’m familiar with most of the scandals it covers, but usually don’t know or remember the details. The podcast is often shocking - the details of how corporations or governments have failed, or often intentionally create massive issues through incompetence or greed. My one complaint - and the reason this review is 4 stars rather than 5 - is that it has a nearly unbearable number of ads. This is clearly intended to annoy the listener into buying a Wondery subscription. I get that they need money to pay for production and make a living, but it’s a *lot*..Score: 4/5

Faux historyI really want to like this show. Lindsay Graham has a terrific voice and it's easy to tell the content is well-researched. However, I struggle with the decision to create conversations and moments out of whole cloth. It's ultimately lazy, Hollywood-style history, and that's a shame because there is a lot here to build on..Score: 3/5

Great podcastLoved listening to season 1 about the BALCO steroid scandal. Looking forward to listening to more. What happened to Season 2?.Score: 4/5

Great stories!Is there any audio pulled from actual interviews, phone calls, etc...? If so, is there a way to specify that it’s not voice actors? Thank you!.Score: 5/5

This podcast is awesome!Fantastic production quality. In-depth presentation of significant historical events. I have been looking for something to hold my attention that doesn’t involve real crime (too many of those!) and is more than pseudo celebrities taking about their lives (too many of those also, IMO). This one is the best I have found. And, I’m learning lots along the way. My only concern is what I’m going to listen to once I have caught up with all the seasons. Everyone who participates is this production should be proud. Well done!.Score: 5/5

Very thoroughI came here via the series on Payola -- I can't even remember how I found it. Possibly Podcast Playlist on CBC? Anyway. It was fascinating, and even though it's clearly the same dude reading both sides of a conversation as dialogue, it works. I've been dipping into the other topics on here and it's all just as good, even topics you wouldn't think are interesting, like Volkswagen fiddling with its emissions readings. But it is. Well done..Score: 5/5

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Fantastic PodcastThis has been a great podcast. I listen to it daily. I would love to hear about the Teapot Dome Scandal, Tiger Woods scandal, The Black Sox Scandal, Pete Rose, Michael Vick Dog Fighting, the SMU death penalty. Really enjoy Lindsay Graham and his re-enactments. Keep up the great work..Score: 5/5

ExcellentGreat work on this. The Hare Krishna series was the best! Maybe report on another cult or cabal? Thank you..Score: 5/5

Host has a definite political biasThe scandal stories are outstanding but stay away from anything political, host is an extremely biased liberal..Score: 4/5

Mostly evenhandedI enjoy Lindsey Graham’s efforts to tell stories with color but little slant. That’s especially tough when he interviews a writer or researcher in the final episode of a season. I had to turn off the interview with leftist Larry Tye. Graham did a good job pointing out that Americans had good reason in the 1950s to fear communists. I didn’t stick around to see whether he pointed out that not all Trump voters were gulled by a demagogue..Score: 5/5

Every “Scandal” Is Always One Way Politically-Russian Collusion? ReallyTwo words Hunter Biden....Score: 1/5

ExceptionalOne of the greatest audio presentations of all time..Score: 5/5

OutstandingOne of the best storytellers with the greatest stories of diggin behind what you thought you knew.Score: 5/5

Awesome!Riveting storytelling. Gripping music. Best podcast out there..Score: 5/5

Lindsey’s best podIt’s more unique than his others, and I make sure to listen to every series. They keep getting better too..Score: 5/5

Great history in the making!I’m enjoying this show, super informative and fact checked..Score: 5/5

Finest Work You Will Find Out ThereI found American Scandal by complete accident while searching for something else... and I never made it to what I was searching for. The podcast is historical but not history. It is educational but not education. And it’s highly entertaining but not entertainment. I cannot recommend it highly enough..Score: 5/5

Great podcastI really enjoy the style/format that they use for this podcast. Very entertaining!.Score: 5/5

IncredibleThis is one of the best history podcasts out there.I just finished listening to the episodes on Billie Holiday. I cried..Score: 5/5

No moreGood info and decent presentation but the left leaning bias became a little too repetitive. I dislike right wing politics as much as the next guy but when you have an interviewee asked about McCarthyism jump immediately to Trump’s 2016 rhetoric instead of the current condition of ideological bullying coming from activists in the BLM or transgender camps is a pretty blatant sign of being out of touch with the lessons that should’ve been learned from the era. Lindsey just sitting idly by without challenging deeper conversation on the issue was telling and made me think that the previous examples of curiously avoiding implication of the evils of leftist views while happily pointing out the evils of right wing views were less a product of happenstance and more a product of personal ideological views. Gonna leave this podcast behind..Score: 2/5

A natural storyteller and well researchedOne of my favorite podcasts hands down. Love it..Score: 5/5

This show is just so goodA mix of excellent storytelling and realistic research. Brings light to a lot of the dark corners of well known stories. Something new for even those familiar with it in a narrative style that holds your attention. Less dramatic and cheesy than a lot of the other narrative history podcasts. A must listen..Score: 5/5

Excellent!I’m going to tell my professor friend who teaches political science. Great insight and important information. I think teachers and professors would find this a great tool..Score: 5/5

The Best of The BestThis is where you will find the most exceptional combination of Intrigue, Suspense, and Unbelievable History Storytelling all wrapped up into some of the finest audio production talent in the podcast arena. And best of all, here you will find stories that you probably never knew before or would even believe, if not for the excellent research and writing that is brought to each episode. Great Job Wondery!.Score: 5/5

Entertaining, educational, my favoriteI like to fancy myself somewhat of a podcast connoisseur. American scandal has everything I look for in choosing a podcast to binge on and in general. Lindsey Graham‘s voice is very easy to listen to and soothing. Storytelling is very clear and concise. Facts are on point. Which is very important. I have re-listened to some of the seasons more than three times. All the way through. I always get excited when new episodes drop. I have encouraged many students to listen to several seasons for the content. Everybody should listen to American scandal.Score: 5/5

Riveting storytellingThis is one of my favorite podcasts. Lindsay Graham knows how to enthrall the listener with his storytelling. Greats subjects as well..Score: 5/5

Love this podcastI enjoy the way the host portrays the characters in the podcast and he has a pretty good “radio” voice. My new favorite..Score: 5/5

I’m All In!I suggest u look into Mendez v Westminster. It’s story begins with Japanese Internment and ends as the defining case for Brown v Board of Education. Everyone should know this incredible history and American Scandal..Score: 5/5

One sided (way left)Very biased opinions and only tells it from the left point of view. When will you cover something like current criminals like i dont know Hillary, Hunter, or Obama?.Score: 1/5

Teapot Dome scandal, please!My partner and I love this podcast. Please consider taking on the teapot dome scandal. You’d do such a fantastic job!.Score: 5/5

GreatI love the host and the topics. A refreshing departure from in god we Lust, which is super political. I love that there are NO politics in this podcast. Just the story. Great Job!!.Score: 5/5

Russia CollusionThe story of Joe McCarthy is scary and all Americans should know it. But geez—you ruined the podcast by going to Trump-bashing. Ironic considering the Red Scare tactics used against him by years of Russian Collusion accusations. And the only black listing going on today is against conservatives. Please try to resist your liberal bias. Yeah, right, that will happen..Score: 2/5

Good but BiasedOne thing I instill in my students is to recognize our own political leanings, be honest and open about them when it’s unavoidable, and try your best to balance out the bias. The storytelling is fantastic and, even as a conservative, I have no problem with the liberal bias that frequents the stories. But a little balance would be nice. Perhaps Benghazi or Fast/Furious scandals for a little balance?.Score: 3/5

One of my favorites!Enjoy this podcast so much. Lindsey Graham, is one of the best!.Score: 5/5

CompellingKeeps you listening, but I find it weird that they use men’s voices for women. How hard is it to find a woman to do voice overs?.Score: 4/5

ScandalLove this podcast but the Lance story just doesn’t cut it. Pick a better story next time..Score: 3/5

Bill O’Reilly Ads Ruined It For Me!That’s all.Score: 2/5

Spy Affair RocksThe show is captivating and I am going to seek out more Wondery shows..Score: 5/5

Not your mother’s boring history classAmerican Scandal is smart, engaging, and beautifully produced. I’ve never been a huge history buff, but this podcast adds perspective that brings context and color to significant historical events. The topics AS covers often set off my own independent curiosity, and I find myself learning more about American history than ever before. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

Doing right by the victims...I’ve been listening to American Scandal for several years now, but the most recent series on McCarthy compelled me to finally leave a review. Thank you for giving us this glimpse into the mind of one of the most vile human beings ever to walk the halls of government, and in so doing properly honoring the memories of those whose lives were destroyed by his irresponsibility..Score: 5/5

Quality podcastPerfect sound, storytelling and material. Graham is the best at what he does..Score: 5/5

Great podcastIncredible story telling.Score: 5/5

Manufacturing DramaI really loved the first several series of this podcast as they felt historical, educational and like they were factually telling the story of what happened. I do also find Graham to be a great storyteller. But, more recent series, especially the Armstrong series feel like manufactured hit pieces. Did Armstrong dope? Certainly. Does that story deserve to be told? Yep. Could they possibly have any way of knowing his thoughts, conversations or day to day actions? Absolutely not. I’m not suggesting that the pieces should be fluff stories—but, telling these stories so one dimensionally is lazy and uninteresting..Score: 3/5

Perfect Voice!Great storyteller. Look forward to every podcast.Score: 5/5

TerribleI regret paying for premium version of Wondery if the episodes on Lane Armstrong are any indication of content quality in their podcasts. Nothing new or interesting..Score: 4/5

Lindsey Graham =/= Lindsay GrahamI was hesitant to listen because I thought it was hosted by politician Lindsay graham but if anyone else has this doubt just know it is a different person entirely!.Score: 5/5

Interesting and usefulNot only is this podcast interesting, the information puts historical events into context and sheds light on modern-day dilemmas..Score: 5/5

Leftist Liberal BiasThey couldn’t resist bashing Trump and Republicans in general when talking about Joseph McCarthy..Score: 1/5

Life to Pass EventsAmerican Scandal does a wonderful job of bringing past events to life..Score: 5/5

CaptivatingCould listen to Lindsey Graham tell any story, any time..Score: 5/5

The best I’ve found!If there is a better podcast out there, I haven’t found it yet. If you are a fan of history... or scandal... or anything at all in life for that matter, this is for you. Lindsey Graham is an incredible narrator and story teller. Keeps your engaged at all times and leaves you wanting more!.Score: 5/5

Love this podcast!I have enjoyed every season/story...some more than others...but all are well told. I don’t know why some people are complaining about the Lance Armstrong series, I thought it was interesting and provided a lot of details I either didn’t know or didn’t remember from the news footage at the time..Score: 5/5

Comiskey CrockSorry but this is a bridge too far in revising what took place that night. People of all races took to the field that night in “mostly peaceful” protest of music they disliked. The rest of the pod was a very interesting and informative conversation about the evolution of a music genre. The rest is conjecture through the eyes of one man. Very little care given to this new version of events..Score: 1/5

Long winded rubbish about dreadful people with no redeeming featuresTerrible narrator who cant pronounce foreign words correctly Awful awful ads.Score: 1/5

Lance armstrong piece inaccurateI guess if you are looking for scandal They can sure make it up. Pathetic retelling irresponsible on doping in cycling as a much longer serious story.Score: 1/5

Crisp and thoroughly entertainingWell-produced podcast. Written like good fiction in that the story moves briskly and clearly. Well worth listening.Score: 5/5

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DishonestI have loved so much of Lindsay Graham’s work but he has in the past month revealed he has a disdain for President Trump and all the people who support him. He does this while insisting he is objective. Very dishonest and makes it hard to trust any of his future content. You have lost a listener here..Score: 1/5

Big tobaccoHaving lived through that era it was amazing to hear how the Big Tobacco industry was held to account. I live Australia and find you podcasts riveting. Cheers.Score: 5/5

Theme music is sexier than it needs to beAnd I love that.Score: 5/5

Never forget EnronGreat to revisit this terrible episode in such an informative and entertaining way. Such a shame we didn’t all learn from the problems of the past though!.Score: 5/5

SlopJust a adds. Intolerable.Score: 2/5

💫Snappy, well read, smooth like my newly painted car, that’s why I’m laying down the 5⭐️.Score: 5/5

Engaging yet easy to followOne of my favourite podcasts. Every different story feels engaging and exciting yet is easy to follow along with..Score: 5/5

Love thisGreat podcast, I’m learning a lot. I would love you to have a female voice doing the female roles other than that perfect.Score: 5/5

Extraordinary & unsettling listeningAn addictive & informative listen, that leaves you wondering how these things continue to happen. Should be compulsory listening for our next generation..Score: 5/5

Enthralling. Not to be missedDefinitely my favourite podcasts! The stories are well written and carefully crafted. Lindsay’s voice is hypnotic and keeps you wanting more. A true top quality podcast, thank you American Scandal you have enriched my life..Score: 5/5

Ads ads adsIncessant ads neatly make this unlistenable.Score: 3/5

Hari Krishna who knew!I didn’t !! what an interesting podcast & topic - will listen on .. great material, well told..Score: 5/5

One of the bestGreat topics + awesome podcast voice Keep them coming!.Score: 5/5

Too many advertisementsGreat podcast but too many adverts..Score: 4/5

Fantastic podcastThis is an excellent, investigative, journalistic podcast held together with great narrative writing. Lindsay Graham and team respect the listener’s intelligence and refrain from adopting the babying tone that so many podcasts use. Gripping and insightful - very highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Excellent but...A well researched podcast with an excellent presentation. But it is clear that Ted was disturbed before he was a subject in improper psychological experiments. It is simplistic to link them in the way it has been done in this podcast. And the Esquire journalist in the last episode added nothing..Score: 4/5

Good listenAll these scandals are intriguing and I love listening about all these political/ business scandals. I only wish there was more interview or in sight from witnesses, lawyers, judges, friends etc. The role playing throughout is ok for the story story but tbh, it’s all speculation and doesn’t need it. All in all, interesting to have a listen.Score: 4/5

AwesomeSince changing my internal monologue to Lindsay Grahams voice, my life has never been so dramatic! Loving American Scandal!.Score: 5/5

Monique O’DeaRiveting, informative, incredibly produced and presented. I spend most of my free listening to American Scandal and other Wondery productions rather than watching programs. It’s just so good..Score: 5/5

BrilliantThis is such a good podcast. Factual & so engaging. The narrator is fantastic. Well done to all involved for giving me hours of factual entertainment..Score: 5/5

Brilliant podcast!Helps provide an entertaining & thrilling summary of the biggest scandals in history. I have picked a lot of good information from this podcast..Score: 5/5

Lindsay Graham your voice is excellentI could listen to your talk about anything !.Score: 5/5

Great podFrom an Aussie I love the in-depth explanation of these incidents that didn’t receive wide spread coverage down here. One request. For international listeners some more geography of the locations listed would be great.Score: 5/5

Excellent listeningExxon Valdez Hare Chrisna And Balco All excellent pod case.Score: 5/5

I like it!Great story telling about interesting and intriguing subjects! Keep it up..Score: 5/5

Best story teller ever!Lindsay Graham is a true artist in his gripping storytelling - I hang on every expressive word! Can picture every scene ! Awesome!!.Score: 5/5

Best. Podcast.So many highs and lows, tragedies, triumphs. Lindsay Graham is absolutely amazing..Score: 5/5

One of the best shows out there..Well researched, great storytelling, wonderful narration and accompanying soundtrack.. 5⭐️ all around..Score: 5/5

Iran Contra affairLived in Australia during this time and did read and watch all about it at that time. This podcast is an exceptional lesson in history and I do hope it is taught in American schools. Love Lindsay Graham’s voice. Great job.Score: 5/5

About as good as podcasts getThe amount of research that must go into this creative show must be mind boggling. Great work all involved. Gripping listening..Score: 5/5

Iran-contraNothing better than cooking and listening to one of the wondering podcasts Best part of my day.Score: 5/5

A great listenReally enjoyed Payola. A great story well told..Score: 5/5

RivetingFascinating content, excellent narration..Score: 5/5

The Best!!Simply the best podcast out there. Listen to it while I run and the time just flys by. Cannot fault. This podcast has taught me so much..Score: 5/5

Liquid GoldLindsay Graham, your voice is like liquid gold and draws me in like no other podcast. Thank you for your most excellent work and storytelling. Gripping, exciting and cliff hanging. Well done, you, from Australia. Keep up the great work. We love it!!.Score: 5/5

One of the bestSo well read and interesting.The research is excellent. One of my favourite podcasts..Score: 5/5

SpectacularSo very worthy of double 5 stars. Lindsay, you’ve done an excellent job! Most impressed. Love the show..Score: 5/5

Freaking love this show!My obsession is absolute. American Scandal is the gold standard of all podcasts....Score: 5/5

AmazingWondery is just giving us so much entertaining moments! I love it and this is once again an amazing pod to listen to.Score: 5/5

You won’t be disappointed...Putting aside the content, which is magnificent, I just listen for Lindsay Graham’s narration. He could do this with a restaurant menu and make it the most interesting story you’ve ever heard. You can really appreciate Lindsay or others (e.g Jonathon Aris) once you’ve watched or heard mediocre doco’s and podcasts. And though the podcasts are American based, they resonate. This is because they can, may or have affected everyone. No one is immune from such scandals so they serve as good warnings ... or indicators..Score: 5/5

Brilliant!Love this show and Lindsay’s narration. The Enron series was my favorite..Score: 5/5

Enthralling with excellent production valuesA must listen.Score: 5/5

Crazy good engagingThis podcast is like a movie in sound..Score: 5/5

Wondery Podcasts are the bestI stumbled upon Wondery Podcasts and hooked on them. Professionally produced and very slick. My first American Scandal Podcasts were Balco, Exxon Valdez disaster and Waco. Super informative and really well told. I assume a Trump series will be developed in due course. Thank you from Australia..Score: 5/5

Brilliant!Every season is fantastic. Captivating. Love learning about these topics that I otherwise would have had very little if any knowledge of..Score: 5/5

Two suggestions !!Great show. Love it. The storytelling is first class. Just two suggestions - find a female narrator for female characters !! - don’t replay the same ads for your own show over and over in the same series. If I wasn’t going to listen to the British scandals after hearing about it once, hearing it again and again won’t make it more effective! Sponsor ads are obviously different and I understand need to repeat those. Keep up the good work..Score: 5/5

Excellent!Lindsay Graham is one of the best hosts. Execellent presentation, detail to information and content..Score: 5/5

Amazing!Lessons in modern American history narrated by a riveting pro. Sooo good!.Score: 5/5

What a history podcast should be.Well researched and great production values. Definitely how history podcasts should be. But seriously how hard is it to find a female voice for the reenactments..Score: 4/5

Amazing entertaining and informativeThank you Lindsay for these wonderful podcasts. As a few others have said, being Australian there were many of these events that we missed out on hearing about in detail. I love the narration and the descriptions, and am also fascinated by the historical accounts of these crazy events. America has such a rich history and I am enjoying learning so much from here. This truly makes my days better. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

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HEIR2HERETheBeatWithAri AriMelber Is the underage girl in the sex scandal American? Why is Gaetz state hopping? Did any… .Score: 5/5

RolingJordanThespybrief I'll take scandal makers for $400 Alex. "The only American who was happy 9/11 occurred." Who is: Gary Condit..Score: 5/5

JesysmycureClevver news talking about the j scandal ooop. she can say farewell to her american dream.Score: 5/5

R_M_American realDailyWire: Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Go Dark On Scandal, Pressure Mounts For Companies To Drop Model http….Score: 5/5

Clking61It's been the greatest Hoax (Plandemic - to steal the man we voted for) ever known against the AMERICAN PEOPLE, the… .Score: 5/5

Deesbarbara janeworld1: carrybeyond Dmitry Bosov found in dead at home with gunshot to head, no note. Coal baron has been accused of illegal mini….Score: 5/5

Phantom044UPDATE: Matt Gaetz Scandal Just Got WAY WORSE via YouTube Republicans are the blight of American society.Score: 5/5

Boreskes“Maybe American people like to watch some stupidly rich people get famous and get more money and get more recogniti… .Score: 5/5

Whatishot_co_zaEgi_nupe_ Atiku needs 2 shut up & enjoy his loot. He was Vice president 4 8 Years & all he did was enrich himself… .Score: 5/5

Davidblake12345 DarrenJBeattie: Don't be distracted Covid origin is important But the real scandal is not the disease itself, it's the American rulin….Score: 5/5

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American Scandal Podcast Episodes

Lance Armstrong | Coming Clean | 4

Floyd Landis goes public about performance-enhancing drugs. Lance Armstrong struggles to contain the fallout, as the truth comes out.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at - Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Introducing: 1865 Season 2

April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.***1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.

Lance Armstrong | Moral Choices | 3

Greg LeMond struggles to find allies in his fight against Lance Armstrong. Floyd Landis is caught in a difficult position, one that forces him to take a big risk.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at

First Listen | Business Movers: The Myth of John DeLorean

Wondery is excited to share a full episode from Lindsay’s Graham’s new show, Business Movers. It’s a show that dives deep into some of the most storied businesses and iconic leaders of all time. This is the first full episode of the latest season of Business Movers: The Myth of John DeLorean. It was undoubtedly the 1985 blockbuster hit "Back to the Future" that made the DeLorean sports car a piece of cinematic history, and part of the American pop culture lexicon. But the name “DeLorean” is also associated with a major scandal involving government gamesmanship and the 1980s drug trade.Listen to the rest of the series at

Lance Armstrong | Work Hard, Play Hard | 2

Lance Armstrong becomes an icon around the world. But when a former cycling legend begins asking questions about doping, Armstrong goes on the attack.  Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors! Storyworth - Get started right away with no shipping required by going to You’ll get $10 off your first purchase!

Lance Armstrong | The Boy from North Texas | 1

Lance Armstrong enters the cutthroat world of professional cycling. But after a string of humiliating losses, he's left searching for a new way to win.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at Help - Get 10% off your first month at Harvest - Go to and enter promo code SCANDAL to get $25 dollars off your first box!

The Red Scare | The Power of Fear | 5

Joseph McCarthy was one of the most consequential politicians in American history. He upended Washington, and even influenced foreign policy for years to come. In this interview, Lindsay chats with Larry Tye, the author of Demagogue, a biography of McCarthy. The two discuss the early stages of the Red Scare, which laid the foundation for McCarthy’s rise. Tye also reveals why McCarthy was able to grow so powerful—and so popular.To learn more, check out Larry's book, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy here.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors!June's Journey - Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The Red Scare | McCarthy on Trial | 4

Accusations emerge that Joseph McCarthy blackmailed the military. He faces investigations in the Senate, and a potentially devastating outcome. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecuiter - Go to today to try ZipRecruiter for FREE.

The Red Scare | Fighting an Army | 3

Joseph McCarthy searches for communist infiltrators in the U.S. government. He lands on a big target, one that earns him a formidable enemy.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at

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