But had to turn so political and liberal on us. We just want to hear the facts or the stories, not some random person coming on for an interview to shove their biased opinions in our faces (like the last episode of the Syphilis study. What does babies being born today have anything to do with this immoral study which began in the 1930’s?). We just want to keep hearing your stories based on facts!
Really great and engaging storytelling! Love it
This podcast is so well done!! He takes topics I’ve heard of but don’t know much about and brings them to life. The way he tells a story is captivating and informative!! It keeps me engaged the whole way through! So good!
I’ve listened to a number of these and they are all fantastic. in the 1980s I did research looking at cigarette advertising and coverage of smoking and health women’s magazines. We found, not surprisingly, an inverse correlation. the article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Still I learned a lot from listening to the recent series and big tobacco. Thank you
This podcast is one of my favorites and I say that as a self-professed pod addict. I was a bit unsure of the format at first (this ONE guy is gonna narrate AND do all the voices, too??) but Graham does a fantastic job both with narration and voice inflection. This pod is a masterful depiction of infuriating stories about American greed, whether it be corporate, political or personal. It does an excellent job of driving home how much corporate greed has consistently lowered American quality of life. This podcast is detailed and immersive and thoughtful but it is also unimaginably sad. The Exxon Valdez series was one of the hardest podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Oscillating between deep sadness and overwhelming rage, I still cannot quite believe how much damage was caused and how cruel and uncaring Exxon is. This podcast is one that I just cannot get enough of. I also managed to get my BF addicted as well! Thanks for all the work you put into this amazingly well-made podcast and keep it coming!!
So interesting just the correct amount of details 😉I look forward to new episodes in all shows
This podcast is really well done. Great narration, background music, research, interviews, etc. but it’s also a perfect blend of history, drama and true crime. And I can’t believe how much I didn’t know about “well-known” events.
This podcast was really good!
Excellent narration, storytelling, and incredibly informative
Love this podcast
This podcast is so masterfully created and produced. Often times it will stop me cold in my tracks at the magnitude of what has occurred in our history, and it’s clear the host deeply cares about conveying the story and emotion of each scandal.
I truly enjoy the depth of reporting that goes into these podcasts. I’ve listened to 3 different seasons so far and end up bingeing whenever I start a new season.
I wish he would truly be non bias and present the story’s via facts. Unfortunately he is clearly bias to the liberal/democratic ideals. I’m totally okay with hearing all points of views, witch is why I listen. This is just not a solid, reliable source of true transparency. This is very Enjoyable podcast if you can realize your listening to a story loosely based on historical facts and not a vocal documentary!
I love the topics of these podcasts. I even enjoy the narrator and have learned from them. However, it is apparent that Lindsay Graham is out to shame only conservatives. Janet Reno and Bill Clinton get a free pass for Waco and George Bush hated the environment. Oh well! This insertion of his politics turned my husband off but, I still listen and take it for what it is, entertainment!
Love this podcast. I enjoy going back and getting a bigger picture of these events and, like the Exxon-Valdez story, the results of the event last a lot longer than the press cycle. Well researched and an easy listen.
But please learn to pronounce New York State names correctly.
Loved this podcast! Top notch again. I was riveted! Enjoy every podcast from them!
Great subject matter. Love the recreations. It’s like watching Jenny Jones in the 90s with less salaciousness.
Always entertaining and eye opening regardless of the topic. Love his narrating style and the team clearly puts a lot of effort into research. I’d love to hear what they find regarding the DuPont chemical company Teflon scandal and the efforts that went to hide the effects from the public (reminded me of the tobacco series)
I have listened to each segment and even if I have lived through the stories, I didn’t truly understand the complete background. Thanks for the full story and riveting narration.
I started listening to American Scandal with the episode about the Tuskegee experiment. It was awesome.....each season is so well done! I cannot stop searching for new episodes. I will listen to anything narrated by Lindsey Graham Highly recommend
This is the only podcast that I haven’t gotten tired of — even after over a year of listening and a 5-month road trip where I binged every episode (which should say something). It was my gateway to discovering the Wondery family of podcasts and I’m so glad I did! Thank you for such gripping stories!
Incredibly made. Love the content.
Love this Podcast! Lindsay Graham is amazing and the stories are well told. Very addictive and binge worthy.
Really like Lindsey Graham. And learning a lot
So many of the American Scandal groups of episodes are fantastic. Compelling, well written and educational. Wondery has lots others to entertain no matter what your interests. If only they had been around when I was in school, I could have been an A student in history.
Love this podcast! Lindsay is incredible!
Compelling stories with the right amount of dramatization. Episodes are a good length and stories aren’t too drawn out. They manage to hold my attention during workouts, which is exactly what I need.
I can’t say enough good things. Lindsay Graham is simply the best. Do yourself a favor and start listening.
Stumbles upon this podcast after doing a search for Exon Valdez, now I can’t stop listening to all the other shameful acts in the US. Lindsay is a phenomenal host.
Love Lindsay Graham! Great voice that keeps me interested. Knows how to tell a story and keep an audience captivated. Have been listening to many Wondery podcasts for quite awhile now and always share with my fellow podcast listeners who are looking for the next best podcast to settle in with. Great job Wondery. Keep up the great work.
Even i am familiar with all the stories, but the format is very binge worthy and brings it to life. There is a former Gov. from Alabama who is in jail or maybe just got out but the documentary they made seemed to be made by his supporters and is one sided. I think his name is Singleman. Might be worth to take a work. Washington Post and others have covered the impact of the enlisted men when their commanding officer killed some civilians and Trump used his Exex. pores to throw out the conviction while it nearly destroyed his platoon emotionally. Another interesting story.
Have been an avid listener for a while and love every single story. Appreciate the narration of the story and the character overviews.
The way the narrative is organized is great. It’s a fun story to follow every time without fail. I wish there were more to listen too!!
If it is a podcast from Wondery I give it a listen.... definitely have proven to me that Wondery= a quality podcast worth my time and attention ... great story telling. In today’s world of political leanings or some agenda being shoved in my face ( everywhere) I get a good escape with this and other podcasts from Wondery.
This is by far one of the best podcasts out there. American scandal is so informative and engaging. I wish he did a season about Watergate. I highly recommend it this podcast.
I really didn’t think I would get into these shows, especially some of the political ones. And because I had lived thru several, both as a regular citizen and as a reporter since 1986. Then I realized I really didn’t know the whole story on some of these, just ran and reported what networks gave us, like the Ollie North scandal and the whole Valerie Plame fiasco. This podcast has educated me and explained so much... and he makes it so interesting! Love it!
So informative and with the final episode interview with the writer and original Vrindaban resident, incredibly fascinating and thought provoking.
I have one of those brains that just can’t get enough information. I am always the person with questions , the one who wonders what happens to the characters AFTER the story is “over”, the one who is forever seeking ALL sides of the story - and American Scandal delivers !! I just finished my 9th episode and second series - I wanted to ensure my review was accurate. Only listen to this podcast if you don’t mind learning the behind the scenes , hidden details, and hard to swallow facts - it’s awesome !
Great topics & I love learning the details on these subjects. Narrator has a perfect voice. The one tweak I’d wish for is that the volume on music be lowered. It’s a distraction to have to fight to hear the words.
Wondery and similar professional podcast producers only exist to sell ad time. Short on facts, and long on bad voice actors There are so many better history podcasts out there made by passionate and knowledgeable people in various fields of history that it is nothing but a waste of your time to listen to something like this.
I’ve learned so much from listening to this podcast
Lindsey Graham is an excellent storyteller. I look forward to any program he is narrating.
I love this series! So much info I know I’m going to listen to them all multiple times!!
Anything with Lindsay Graham’s name on it, I’m in!!
Wondery has the most interesting shows. I used to subscribe to Audible to listen to true crime stories, but now I’m listening to the Wondrey stories because they are concise, detailed and answer EVERY question I have about the subject matter.
Fortunately I discovered this podcast right before a 1000 road trip. Time flew by. I’ve listened to 6 seasons so far and what stands out is the effort to be factual instead of sensational, and constant credit to original sources. Thanks for capturing the essence of these scandals and suggesting we pursue more information in the books you sourced
American Scandal has to be one of the best podcasts available and I listen to many. It’s investigative + storytelling at its best.
I was living in SW OK when all this tragedy took place and how glued to the TV we all were. Good to hear the other side of the story.
I am a truck driver and I love to listen to American Scandal while going down the road. It makes the miles fly by. I really like the dramatization parts.
All of Wondery Podcasts are great. American Scandal is the best. Live the Boston College episode. Entertaining and a great learning experience.
Love the podcast but please add some variety to your ads. Even if it’s just a different ad for the same pod. I’m going insane listening to the same two commercials all day
I just want to reenforce that Wondery as a podcasting group is always interesting and well produced. If you listen to enough podcasts, you know the difference between a well produced podcast and one that is not well organized.
This is a good, interesting podcast with great storytelling. One problem though is that it’s way overproduced. Every 2 minutes or so there is an outro sound effect, followed immediately by an intro sound effect, as if it has gone to and was returning from a commercial. It’s very strange
I love the way this podcast is presented in story form! Very well written and the facts are layer out but never boring. Well done!
I love the approach to the storytelling in American Scandal. I find the narration keeps me enthralled and hanging on every word. I’m not sure just how unbiased the reporting is...I mean, it IS called a scandal for a reason though. But I thoroughly enjoy every story. Thank you!
So I loved the George Harrison Song dedicated to Krishna but I had no idea who the song was dedicated to.. I just know it was a great song.....after all I was a kid from the islands with a Christian background... so when I saw this podcast I was curious ... this is an awesome podcast.. I enjoy the podcasters voice .... it keeps me engaged..
I just started listening to this podcast last month and I enjoy it and have learned a lot. That said, I do wish Wondery would employ more voice talent instead of having (not that) Lindsay Graham do all the voices. It's a weird choice at best when it's white men talking because the characters then become hard to differentiate but it's downright problematic when he's portraying women or POC. It's not like Wondery can't afford to hire more voice actors.
Fascinating podcast that draws you into scandal that rocked America. Ideas for a series. 1. 1919 Baseball World Series black sox scandal 2. Bernard Madoff stock market investment scam 3. New Jersey Bridgegate
Yeah, it’s a left leaning viewpoint...if that offends you, then luckily it’s a free country, so you don’t have to listen. Regardless, I really enjoy the narrator’s voice (which is one thing I’m super picky about) and the stories are an interesting retelling of past events. Obviously not every detailed thought is accurate, the podcast has a disclaimer about this. At the very least, you’re made aware of an event in history and the key players and you don’t feel like you’re in history class.
I absolutely love this podcast! I have made my way through 4 seasons in a little over a week! Lindsey Graham tells a story at the perfect pace to keep me interested but not bored. I keep finding myself looking up the pictures and articles associated with each story to find out more details. The Hari Krishna murders have been so favorite so far but every season has been good. I can’t wait to hear more about the Boston College b-ball scandal.
LOVE this podcast, I’ve recommended it to everyone I know. Super intriguing and great re-creations. The Enron episodes are some of the best stuff I’ve listen to.
I'm addicted to podcast but I this is my favorite one. I think it's the best one of all. Plus, I love Lindsey's voice. Thank you! Keep the good job!
Great voice and what an education I am getting now. Stories I did not have an interest in when I was younger and now they are being told. He doesn’t get off subject or chit chat with another person b4 , during or after episode like so many podcasters do. Yes 10 Stars
Good subjects, but it’s really hard to listen to the host constantly talking to himself. The inflection of his voice is always monotonous even when he’s attempting to act differently. Wonders usually puts out great podcasts but seem to have missed the mark with this one
A fantastic podcast that is as well researched as it is told. Thanks!
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...but if you care about grammar and sentence structure, listening can be difficult (as is the case for me). I know not many people care about this issue any more, so you’ll probably enjoy this podcast!
I not only love the way these topics are reported on, but the topics themselves are super interesting. American Scandal and American History Tellers are my 2 all time favs in the podcast universe. Mr. Graham has such a wonderful cadence to his voice, he could read faucet installation instructions and it would sound great. Keep it up, keep it up, keep it up!!
Great reporting - great topics. Would love more!
You add so much detail to these events and your storytelling makes it come alive.! Great stuff!
I love this podcast. But why can’t Wonderey put a date on each episode along with the season And episode number??
These are all so well done. I wish I had more time to catch them all. Great content, production is awesome
American Scandal is one of my favorite podcasts. Thank you for such great work!
Outstanding in every way. Thank you! Please keep going.
This show is super addicting. I put my earbuds in and listen to podcasts while doing all my mom chores around the house, and I find myself looking for added projects just so I can hear the next episode. Well written and produced!
I enjoy learning the details behind these events. Very concise and well narrated. Definitely recommend.
Really unique and great product. Can’t wait for the new ones to come out. Good job Lyndsey Graham.
I have listened to the Exxon Valdez story and the Volkswagen scandal story and I can’t wait to listen to another. I am working from home and look forward to listening every morning. Well researched and clearly told. I very much recommend this podcast.
I’m surprised at how much I like this podcast. The stories are told beautifully.
Literally just started listening to the Waco episodes and I’m already turned off. Within the first couple of minutes there are already some fallacies and stereotyping that anyone who has done any research on the subject would be turned off by. Right off the bat, the Davidians are referred to as a “religious CULT”, instead of just a religion. This instantly gives a tainted view and establishes negative, preconceived notions on the group. The use of the word cult when referring to the Davidians has been refuted by numerous experts. Also, Koresh never claimed to be “the Messiah” or the “embodiment of Christ”. He claimed to be a new prophet who received visions and messages from Christ. Seems like objectivity was thrown out the window within the first few minutes of the very first episode. Very disappointing and disheartening, as the recent 2018 series has sparked a new interest (and outrage) in the ‘93 tragedy, those looking for an objective analysis won’t find it here. I’ll keep listening though, and see if the dynamic storytelling will overide the initial disappointment.
A fantastic, well researched podcast. Very informative.
For all of my family members who believe that we need less regulation, please listen to this.
I listen to many historical podcasts, and this one is by far the new standard for engaging story telling with movie like pacing. I’m so happy I discovered this podcast, and I can’t imagine anyone not loving these incredible stories and the way that Lindsey Graham takes you through the journey. Thank you to everyone on the team who makes this possible!
Lindsay Graham is a phenomenal host - presenting historical scandals in a factual and captivating way. Every season of this podcast has been addictive, and I find myself hanging on to every word.
I never paid attention to anything but sports when I was younger. Now that I am driven to learn it is so great to have shows like this that are both fun to listen to & a learning experience.
I really enjoy American scandal . It really gets into some of the worst scandals . My favorite was the Exxon Valdez. I was really young when it happen so I really did not know much about it. It was informative plus enjoyable as a story. Like a old time radio show, with drama and excitement. It just tells the story well. I highly recommend this show.
I love the way American Scandal moves the story along without constant repeats of previously recorded parts of the story. I’m getting the narratives of history I’ve lived through in the news but with the full narrative and important details. Great listening.
After listening to the New York State of Crime episodes, specifically the one on Dean Skelos and his son Adam and their bribery/conspiracy charges, I’m wondering why Wondery hasn’t done any work on the quid-pro-quo scandal, where Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to the Ukraine, unless the head prosecutor investigating his son Hunter, was fired immediately. The prosecutor’s name is Viktor Shokin, and he was investigating the corruption between Hunter/Joe Biden and the Ukranian gas company Burisma. You probably know the story, but I’m wondering why it hasn’t been included, as one of the bigger “American Scandals” of our generation. If you need some good sources on this scandal, you can contact Dan Bongino at bongino.com, and also former NY Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, as they both have a wealth of factual info on the subject. I hope you’ll consider getting this info out to your listeners!! Thanks for the great content! Gabe Redondo
Love the story telling. On feedback I have is including additional people for voiceovers.
This podcast, much like all of the Wondery content, was an excellent distraction from my daily routine. The host does a wonderful job of giving all of the necessary information without bogging it down with less critical details. It’s entertaining, sometimes heartbreaking, but is an overall joy. If I had but one criticism, it would be the execution of their re-enactments. They often use male voices for all individuals involved, even for the female characters. It tends to direct your attention away, even for a moment, from the drama transpiring. This is just a minor issue though, I would still highly recommend this podcast to anyone.
I have never written a podcast review but absolutely had to for American Scandal. Each and every miniseries is so well produced, well narrated, fascinating, and I feel like I’m learning more about these events than I ever could have otherwise. Yes some of the dialogue is speculative and probably has some creative liberties taken, but I’m here for it as I’m learning while being thoroughly entertained. Looking forward to more series!
This podcast has a good presentation on the surface but after listening to several series including Waco, Exxon Valdez, Lenny Bruce, Wounded Knee, etc. issues rise to the surface. 1) The theme music is over used and gets annoying. This is especially true when benge listening. 2) The shows are biased toward the book(s) of choice the producer(s) chose that suit their liking or particular political view on the subject. The books are divulged at the end of the series in the credits. They should start the series by listing these books and informing the listener that what follows is a historical reenactment of the events as filtered through the aforementioned book's author's lens. 3) So far I have not seen or heard any attempt to include another point of view. Even the follow up episodes are biased in this way. This is especially true with the Exxon Valdez and Waco series. Absolutely no attempt was made to present another point of view. Listener beware.
I’ve enjoyed many of the episodes. I wish that when a female is “speaking” that they used a female voice. It is confusing sometimes to hear a male voice speaking for a female.
Lindsay Graham researches facts but not very deeply. He reads books and learns things and tells a story while infusing dialogue that can’t be verified. It’s just made up to fit his version of the story.
I adore this podcast. Wonderful editing and storytelling. The range of interesting stories keeps me listening and I truly don’t know what I’d do during my commute or desk job without this superb podcast. Please do not hesitate to start on any season that has a subject of interest to you. They’re all engrossing.
Love the show. If only they could change the generic and annoying song they use
This podcast never mentioned that Janet Reno gave the orders during this Waco raid...under the Bill Clinton administration. There’s your REAL coverup. Some of us are old enough to remember this debacle day by day from the Clinton administration....let the blame fall where it belongs. Yes the people were totally brainwashed by an evil guy...but they didn’t deserve to die...especially all the children. Our government should try and protect innocent civilians, not burn them up!
This podcast is very enjoyable. It goes into great detail about major events so it’s easy to visualize what the narrator is explaining. I’m learning a lot about these major events and look forward to more shows
I'm bummed season 16 is just a repeat of last years Valdez again. I really look forward to new stories. I hope the upcoming seasons will be new.
Every season is binge worthy! And I’ve learned a lot about history.
Love this podcast. So informative.
Like the stories. Hate the soundtrack! I don’t know if I can take it for another season.
The interview with Eric Benson is an absolute train wreck. The guy tries to pretend like it was just a nice little “religious community” when it was a cult that abused its members psychologically, physically, and sexually. Children were sexually abused and forced to carry Koresh’s children. He also papers over the cult’s acquisition of illegal weapons with the idea that Texas just really lives “civil liberties.” He downplays science and facts when he brings up the current Covid-19 pandemic. He ignores taxpayers’ rights, aka everyone else’s rights, when he talks about Ammon Bundy squatting on public, aka OUR, land. Unfortunately, the interview is a one-sided look that ignores how the American government bends over backward as long as you are white and Christian and own a gun.
Lindsay Graham draws the listener in with his beautiful deep narrative voice. All podcasts are well done however sometimes leaves the listener wanting/wishing for more details! Enjoyed every minute!
I don’t know how they do it, but they make stories that I’d never had any interest in become fascinating to me! Love it!!
absolutely ,beautifully done
In-depth research of several different topics which each make up a season. Facts and information are thorough.
Lindsay Graham has an extraordinary skill at bringing clear perspective to complex issues that often aren’t fully understood at their time. I’m always looking for multiple points of view on various issues, and I appreciate that he can bring this to my awareness . Although it’s clear Mr. Graham’s sympathies lie on the left; he does make the case for a thoughtful discussion on appropriate regulation. My only objection is that while fair to both sides in airing their viewpoints he does not balance this by giving proper weight to the importance of capitalism and conservative viewpoints. Mr. Graham clearly presents the need for regulating human greed that corrupts the best economic equalizer of free market capitalism I just wish he’d articulate the other side better. My takeaway is that there are catastrophes that require strong regulatory responses but we humans have set up the best system known to man since the dawn of time and you wouldn’t know that from this podcast. The risk of sharing only the dramatic cases where human greed overwhelms the perceived enduring value of capitalism is that it is ultimately the law of small numbers and the reaction to “throw the baby out with the bath water” (i.e. - all oil companies are run by evil profiteers) becomes the rallying cry of the emotional. However, because it’s important for avid advocates of capitalism to constantly keep open to stories of abuse and understand them to check the impulse to defend all actions in the spirit of “the market” I like this podcast.
Very interesting. Your podcast gives in-depth information that you never get from the news programs. Sorry I accidentally hit the three star but changed it to a five star right away. The three star stated it was submitted though.
The absolute best podcast host.
Genuinely a truly incredible podcast. Amazing work and content.
Well Netflix really spoiled this plot but that’s okay, great podcast anyways!
I like it I listen to the podcast so many interesting stories I listen to the podcast while I am working out well I’m no longer working out but still really like the podcast I like that I can listen without gratuitous violence it is so disheartening to hear bad words I love being spared the vulgar when I see an episode that is iffy I don’t listen so thank you for the ones that r decent like Exxon Valdes I like your story telling
Great stories, captivating and interesting.
I love this podcast! The stories are well told and the format holds my interest. I can’t wait to hear more!
I’ve been listening to Podcasts for over five years—some have been really great, but I’ve never felt compelled to leave a review until now. I stumbled across American Scandal while stationed in Europe during this current Coronavirus pandemic. Being on lockdown has made it particularly difficult to be here isolated away from family and friends. I have been listening to American Scandal while hiking, running and biking—and it has been awesome. It’s given me a great understanding and new perspective on a number of significant events in our Nation’s history. Beyond that, it has helped me feel connected to the best country in the world, despite all of these “scandals”. Keep up the amazing work and keep the new episodes coming—PLEASE!
SchLafly with two Ls for ads for Mrs. America. JohnS Hopkins throughout the Tuskegee series.
Ridiculous dramatizations. Lazy journalism.
Episode 1 of Season 2 has a blaring car horn as an SFX. I was driving when I listened to it and it nearly made me swerve off the road Season 1 was good though
Wish I found this pod sooner — hands down my new fav! During COVID quarantine, I listened to just about every True Crime pod available, so begrudgingly tried something different... now I have a new addiction. I prefer organized, narrated podcasts, which this one nails. The “re-enactments” are great — not poorly acted theatrics — just gives character POV and perspective (similar to how Casefile presents re-enactments). And the narrator has a fantastic voice and style. Also, it has best theme music of any podcast ever. I wish it was a single track that I could play as I enter a room or walk down a sidewalk in slow-mo. *** My only “gripe” is that I sometimes lose track of who’s who, since some of the stories reference A LOT of different people. It’s easy to follow along when the “characters” are high profile people with well known names (e.g., in the NY Crime or Iran-Contra stories)... but, I’ve definitely gotten confused in others, e.g., Hare Krishna Murders (although, still fascinating and excellent story telling). Would be awesome to have a “character list” for each season/story, maybe on the pod’s website? I know that’s a tall order, but these are such organized and well researched pods, my guess is that the writers/producers already have it available. GREAT JOB, AIRSHIP!
Lindsay Graham puts an insightful spin on some of the most egregious events of the 21st century; I love the fictionalized accounts of voices and personalities that gives the storytelling more personality than just running through the timeline of what happened. For those of you that criticize him for being too liberal or leftist I do not agree. How can anyone recount some of these deep dark secrets without having an opinion? Kudos!
Initially, I was a little less interested in American Scandal because I'm not a fan of re-enactments in podcasts but the ones in AS are generally well done and I appreciate that they draw a line between very well established research and what Graham alludes to in post-episode notes (that they don't know EXACTLY what's said, but base it on research). It's a pretty smart move and it genuinely does make you feel more immersed in the story and more able to differentiate between personalities so it doesn't just become a list of names. I feel that the show does a good job of laying out a story clearly, but what I enjoy most is that it always prompts me to use the series as a springboard for my own additional research. Occasionally, I'll find that maybe AS omits a few smaller details from an overall narrative but I have yet to find that they've distorted anything, so I think the reviews bemoaning it as a liberal leaning podcast are searching for something to be angry about rather than moving on. Having said that, I write this review having skipped one series (Standoff at Wounded Knee) that I fully intend to listen to in the coming weeks, but am waiting a little as the story is very close to home (I'm a SD native and I side with AIM). But even there I trust this series to portray the events as faithfully as they can given their handling of other very sensitive stories, so I'm looking forward to the day when I dive into that season.
The US government were in the wrong from the get go. It was clearly a ploy for the ATF to try and prove their relevance and budget. There were a dozen easier, more peaceful and low key ways to arrest Koresh and execute a search warrant. The agents went there looking for a fight. Same as Ruby Ridge. This podcast is pure propaganda.
Liberal left leaning podcast. Anti-conversation agenda waaa waaa i’m unsubscribing waaa waaa. Don’t let the door hit you in the rear!
Stories told very well!!
I’ve listened to all of Lindsey Grahams podcasts and would listen to him tell his stories on just about any story he chooses to tell. They are all fascinating and absorbing even on topics that I would not necessarily think I would be interested in. My EarPods are going to grow into my ears as I listen to all episodes of every season’s podcasts and neglect the many other excellent podcasts that are favorites of mine. If you enjoy learning about historical events that are told as stories that are dramatized, you will love this and all podcasts by Lindsey Graham. Ignore the reviews that accuse of bias. Bias is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps these allegations are due to historic accounts not containing sufficient biases that support listeners bias.
I would give it more a 3 1/2 stars, Great narrating and story telling by Lindsey Graham but totally biased against conservative politicians. The interviews are my least favorite episodes because they seem to focus on one side of the story and seem for some reason most of the time take a shot at President Trump. Graham should get the other side of the story.
The Iran-Contra podcast is phenomenal. I was too young to appreciate it at the time, so listening to it was eye-opening. This was very well done. I’m fact, two big thumbs up on this whole podcast (and American History Tellers as well)!
A great podcast of several scandals in history and narrated beautifully and with great reenactments that make it so entertaining.
These podcasts just got better and better with every single one I listen too.
I’ve listened to a lot of history podcasts recently, and while some may be more in depth and serious, none are as dramatic and entertaining as this one. I’ve burned through the Volkswagen scandal, Valerie Plame, Wounded Knee, and the influenza epidemic in the past 24 hours. They’re all very well produced and researched and focus on dramatic storytelling over political bias. Much appreciated during these days of lockdown.
Why do you promote other podcasts who are lying. There is no charge for Corona Virus testing. It is FREE! Please remove the ad for MSNBC who have been reading lies about the pandemic.
Great insight and narration that makes you feel as if you’re a part of the story. Love this!
Please consider re-broadcasting The Great Pandemic episode-it is unbelievable how we are repeating the 1918 pandemic.
Two episodes in and I’m addicted.
Season 12 was garbage. Probably the worst season and story followed closely by Payola season. Season 12 just seemed like someone playing the victim and then turning around trying to make a buck from the very hand who feed them for years. I didn’t appreciate this season nearly as much as I wanted.
Is there a 12 - step program available for history addicts such as myself? Because this show is dope.
This is journalism, history, and storytelling at its finest. Every episode leaves me impatiently waiting for the next. Great work!
The first episode I listened to was the first in the Hare Krisha New Vrindaban series, which told me NOTHING about the scandal in any way. It was a former devotee talking about his falling in and out of the community based on the scandal. But the scandal itself? Still no clue what happened. Should have been a bonus episode, not the primary intro to the scandal.
Wondery seems to be always get it right! From great content to narration. Absolute home run! Keep it coming Wondery!
I love this podcast and have been listen for a while. I came across Dirty Money on Netflix and it is pretty much an American Scandal rip-off. I’m pretty bummed about this. I think that it is such a disappointment. Great job on the podcast I love it and it is done so well. I keep wanting more :).
So good to hear some of the details that you’ll never get from traditional media sources. Lindsey Graham does a terrific job recounting these events with marginal drama and lots of factual research.
I love this. So good. I’ve heard these stories, but not with this much detail. Makes a long car ride trip tolerable. Very interesting !
I’ve listened to lots of podcasts and Wondery’s are the best. Lindsey Graham (not the Senator) is a great host.
Can’t wait for more to come out!
The stories are great and the production values are high. I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is my favorite. I always hope to see a new episode in my download window.
Your an actor not a scientist . Your beliefs are YOURS!! Your request to have science community respected is admirable but it cuts both ways. There are non-scientist that CHOOSE not to be vaccinated. Respect that ! Those who choose not to vaccinate absolutely do do their homework and know how it works. Why ? Here’s the answer: these scientists you want respected ? They do NOT give ingredients out and they do not explicitly explain that a virus is not bacterial and in most cases has to run its course. Those who choose not to consult the cdc for what and why it’s used. Also in New York : mandatory vaccines ? Mandatory ? The measles outbreak is NOT from those who choose no vaccine ITS from those who were injected and they spread it ! This is proven. Every mandatory vaccine spreads virus
I love history so I love to listen to the stories
Very well done, informative and educational. One of the best podcasts out there, no fluff just good reporting. I enjoy how it is more story based, making it enjoyable to listen to.
Never mentions the hundreds of Obama scandals or clintons, of course they would end up dead if they did. Disappointed
Used to be great. But typical evolution into partisan politics has absolutely killed this series. I’m unsubscribing.
This has to be one of my favorite podcasts. Please keep up the great work.
Excellent. Well done enactment of real life crimes.
If only history class in HS had been more like this podcast (and American History Tellers). Interesting and addictive - absolutely hooked!
I heard about this podcast listening to another titled 1865. Which I highly recommend. This podcast is addictive! It offers some topics I had no interest in or even heard of. Until I press play and find myself lost in the story and stimulated by the facts. Then sad that the episodes aren’t longer. All that to say this, you NEED this podcast in your life
Wish the end of every sentence the host utters wasn’t unintelligible. A problematic speaking pattern.
The Plame Affair is a one sided politically racist rag
I have heard all the seasons and absolutely love this podcast. I tell everyone to listen to this one. Great work and informative!!!
Easily one of the best podcasts of all time. Great narrating, great host and great recap episodes that follow the 4 or 5 episode stories. Hope to hear more from this podcast.
Excellent research and delivery. Glad to see Lindsey Graham continuing the work!
This podcast is so well done and interesting. I haven’t listened to all of the seasons yet, but those I have listened to have been great. Lindsay is one of the best podcast hosts I’ve ever heard. I look forward to the new topics he covers in future seasons!
Really appreciate and enjoy American Scandal! It’s like story time for me every day on my commute!
This podcast is awesome!!! Thanks so much!!
Dude chill out with the coffee and drink slurping. Jeezus
Great binge podcast! Narration is amazing, fast pace and exciting!
Lindsey’s narration is terrific. His story telling, using factual account, is superb. He keeps you on the edge if your seat. I am always enticed to hear the next episode.
I’m a lover of ALL Lindsay Graham’s podcasts and each are a horse of a different color! I never had an interest in History until Lindsay Graham! The Iran Contra story had me sitting on the edge of my seat! IDK what that story was like to someone that was already apart of this world at that time.. but I had NO CLUE, so it was gripping! After hearing that one I decided it was time to learn a bit about politics and US History, so I started listening to His other podcasts. I’ve developed a new curiosity and also a drive to stop being ignorant about our leaders. In University, History was not on my course schedule. I’ve never voted bc I didn’t think I mattered any. But if I could hold myself responsible for not voting the wrong person into office, then I can feel better if something like that ever happens from here on out..
I thought this was an hour long commercial and kept having to rewind because the music was so distracting. Otherwise super interesting.
I also stumbled upon this podcast. I’m HOOKED! The Enron Scandal podcast is absolutely Amazing. I could listen to that one over and over. I hope they do one on Kmart/Sears
I stumbled upon this podcast around the time of the Enron scandal season. I was hooked from episode 1 and have now gone back and listened from the very beginning, including his podcast The Mysterious Mr. Epistein. Lindsay Graham is an unbelievable storyteller. Never over the top with the dramatization and extraordinarily fair and balanced with the story lines - which I appreciate as a listener. He has the kind of storytelling voice that makes me miss him when he’s not on my car stereo. Highly recommend not only anything put out by Wondery, but also, absolutely anything hosted by Lindsay!
All of the topics are well researched and explained in a succinct order. There is so much of America’s history that everyone needs to understand. I am grateful for the education!
Can we get a story on the allegations on stony Robbins?? Another sexual deviant who built a multi million dollar empire on the backs of young women he victimized!!
Riveting. Always interesting, even when I didn’t think I’d be interested in a particular topic. Step out of your comfort zone and pick something you wouldn’t normally - you’ll be glad you did. My favorite series in American Scandal is the Tuskegee Experiment, especially the last episode where they lay out the long term impact that remains today. Bravo! I’m making my kid listen, too, because history is important...
I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is one of the best I’ve heard. The amount of research that must go into each season is impressive, yet it feels like you’re talking to someone telling you an amazing story. It’s entertaining while subtlety educational. The sound production is on point. Professional on all aspects. Highly recommend.
I love everything about your podcast. From topics to the detail you get into. One thing, can you get a female to do the female voice during narration, it throws me off to hear you speak as the female character. Lol small things. Again, I love your show.
This show has everything you want in investigative pieces: Drama, interesting subjects, deep insight. All of it served through a velvet voice. Addictive would be an understatement. Great work
This is a fantastic podcast. But, the ad plays are excessive and I’ve become dissatisfied with most of the Wondery podcasts as they function like an over aggressive teenager in a band “wanna see my thing? Wanna see my thing? Did you listen to my new thing?” And now it looks like this podcast is reposting old content as new content with the New York State of Crime series. Just kind of a bummer.
Great subject matter and the narrators voice is great, sounds like he just ate some peanut butter. I find it very soothing.
This show is for the most part well done and interesting to listen to. But is there a reason that the host plays all of the characters? Also, why can’t they play audio from the real, recorded events (e.g. radio interviews)? Also, it would be nice to hear more about the fact checking. I have a hard time believing everything in the show, particularly because the host reads everything so it seems like the whole show is told from one point of view.
Great pod cast. Not only does this capture your attention but you will also learn so much. Love it.
I accidentally stumbled onto this podcast and am so happy I did. I’m riveted by the in depth reporting on events I lived through but am now getting a background summary and progressive outlay of facts. But it’s reported in a compelling way, engaging with the actual personalities of those involved. This is not the austere just-the-facts journalism but character studies of those involved and that changed our history forever.
I have really enjoyed every episode through all seasons. This is a very well produced podcast. I do listen to other podcasts as I’m sure many of you do. I found it a little disheartening to hear an advertisement “putting down” other podcasts that are produced independently. Really? It was in bad taste, or possibly you feel threatened? Please remove that advertisement. If that had never occurred I would have given you five stars. I would also add I purchased the Lindsey Graham podcast about President Lincoln. So I would consider myself more than a casual listener. Thank you.
I've binged every true crime podcast out there and compared to the stereotypical serial killer, white collar, environmental, geopolitical crime is just as devastating and often results in zero accountability from the bad actors. The massive impact these scandals plague unwitting victims is both heartbreaking and infuriating. I started with the Exxon Valdez scandal as I just returned from a vacation in AK with my family. Really appreciate the in-depth research and anecdotal narrative of those that corporate greed repeatedly victimize with the proverbial slap on the wrist as the only consequence. It's simply a cost of doing business. Looking forward to more episodes.
Kind of annoying that they don’t have a WOMANS voice speaking the parts of the women in the series!!!
How could I be held in such suspense for a subject I know almost nothing about? Every time that Mr. Graham mentioned "Ken Lay" I pictured a photo of Jack Abramoff, who was allowed to freely rob Native Americans - Thievery, Fraud, Tax Evasion, Bribery . . . I live in CA. Gray Davis' role wasn't mentioned. Plus the Feds had been tipped off by Edison.
Great podcast. Excited for the Trump administration series!
I love this podcast and highly recommend it. One thing, in reading the reviews prior to listening to the new season about Eliot Spitzter, I just could not let it go...this podcast is not about Anthony Weiner! Anthony Weiner’s ex-wife, Huma Abadein, was the close side to Hilary Clinton. Anthony Weiner’s scandal, and subsequent downward spiral, would make a great topic for a podcast but it is not what this one is about. So, referring to Eliot’s wife as “Mrs. Spitzer” is not revealing a bias or any hesitation to expose the real story, as the Spitzers are not closely connected to the Clintons. Sorry, I cannot tolerate misinformation. Enjoy this podcast, it’s really good.
Informative and engaging at the same time! Well done. Would recommend a woman’s voice to be used when a woman is speaking otherwise it makes it hard to follow the dialogue at times.
Love this podcast but why is our society so enamored with aactresses? The interview for the Ebola episode boring! Why not interview the real person; the Cornel? Why not interview the author of the book? Why just someone who spits out the words of another and emotes?
I like this podcast very much. Could you possibly organize the episodes in the correct order? I’ve accidentally skipped episodes because they weren’t next up to play. It would make listening so much easier!
I love this show and am an avid follower of Lindsay Graham’s shows. My favorite seasons are Exxon Valdez and Enron! I’m disappointed in the Eliot Spitzer season thus far. It seems like Lindsay is purposefully trying to avoid connecting Spitzer to the Clintons via his (now ex) wife, Huma Abedin. He literally refers to her as “Mrs. Spitzer,” which feels so forced. Wish he’d clarify who she is - we know she wasn’t involved in his bizarre sexual escapades.
This guy could read the terms and conditions for iTunes and I’d still tune in.
Well written, captivating and binge-worthy. Subscribe! You won’t regret it.
I have listened to three of these series so far.... Lindsay is brilliant.... The writing and his voiceover are fantastic!!!
Always picking interesting topics to cover and provides good analysis
Lindsey Graham is an amazing story teller! Tells a story better than anyone!
“American Scandal” is a true gem. Everything about it is done to perfection - from sound design to engaging scripts to smooth yet expressive narration. They hit a perfect balance between dramatic and informative, and as some who’s read a lot about the Enron scandal, I can say that they got that story exactly right. I can’t get enough of this podcast, and wish there were more like it.
First off obsessed with Lindsay Graham!! He has the best voice to do a podcast. Secondly, I was hooked after happening upon the Enron season and learning about something that happened when I was too little to really understand but remember hearing about. Lindsay brings scandals in easy to understand pieces and leaves me waiting for each new episode. This podcast is easy to binge and get lost in a listening and Googling rabbit hole!!
I’ve enjoyed the series for the most part but they’re already re-running episodes and passing them off as a new season. Disappointing.
Great idea however a woman’s voice would help tell the story where a woman is involved. *update* did season 2 morph into season 11?
Who chose not to use a woman’s voice for their characters? Kind of weird hearing a mans voice as Sherron. Would have made for better, authentic storytelling.
This had been a great series so far and it was great, until a guest talked about the “fake news” on Fox re: Russian Probe. For once it would be nice to hear some balanced opinions as the guest didn’t call out other media for reporting opinions not facts. Definitely will not be listening again or using sponsors advertising.
Pretty sure the newest season is a replay of Season 2.
I love this podcast, it’s really well done and very informative. However, I don’t understand why they are currently trying to pass of New York State of Crime as a new season. This was already posted as one of the earlier seasons, either 2 or 3, which is now missing. I am going to be very disappointed if this becomes a recurring habit. I don’t mind a month or two without episodes if it means I will be getting new content, but I don’t like the fact that I am being given “new episodes” that I have already listened to.
Why is season 2 now being listed as season 11? I thought it was something new then remembered I have listened to this already.
Are they rerunning season 2, as though it’s new material, for season 11?
Someone please tell me. Season 2 was the political NY scandal wasn’t it? If so, I think Andrew Cuomo was named though not a major character. Weird that it’s not available anymore. I thought this was American Scandal.
All the stories shared are amazingly well done. It's a great way to educate yourself on important historical events in our history. Highly recommended!
Good in-depth podcast
Why isn’t season 2 available anymore?
Great topics. Great presentation. Job well done.
You couldn’t find a female to do the female voices!?!? Lame and super hard to follow who is who, always listening for a he or a she. 🙄
It’s a true story and very well told. Very entertaining .
This is a fantastic podcast. The research is comprehensive and the stories would be unbelievable if they weren’t true. Well done!
I cannot recommend this podcast enough. It is engaging, fascinating, and thorough. 6/5 stars.
Very emotional but necessary to hear. Bad guys never win.
I just started Season Eight earlier today and after four episodes I am in tears, but so deeply immersed in this story that I cannot stop listening. I am recommending this podcast to everyone I know.
Great true story teller! I always wondered about the topics you discuss, and now I have a better understanding of each and every one. Thank YOU!
Great story. Great detail. Job well done!
Love this podcast!
I binged this in 2 days. Great podcast!
Marty is the dumbest man on the face of the earth. This series is interesting. Keeps you hooked.
Lindsay Graham has great delivery and the writing is solid.
Season 8 episode 5 is absolutely absurd. The cause for every single problem in the black community is not racism
so happy to have come across this podcast. great stories, great reenactments - without being overly dramatic - great execution. thank you for the hard work at producing this fantastic show.
I just listened to my first episode of this podcast... in a word EXCELLENT!!! I am going to be a regular listener for sure!!!
Overall, this is an excellent podcast that combines storytelling and news to provide compelling deep dives into some of the biggest scandals in our history. And the Iran-Contra series deserves a dedicated callout. I was too young at the time to really comprehend this story as it was happening, and given the current, misshapen narratives that are surrounding the investigations and brazen on-camera admissions of the Trump administration, this story exposes the foundations and fundamentals that have helped to form where we are today. It’s pretty eerie. In particular, hearing the explanation of where the term “post-truth” and the essay it came from were a real punch in the chest. Thank you to those who are involved in putting together this quality work.
I’m a history buff and these are literally the best podcast series I’ve ever listen to. These are refreshing because most of these are scandals I didn’t know had so many lingering effects. Lindsey Graham you are the goat keep doing what you’re doing.
Great narration. Thorough research. Compelling stories.
I love getting the deep dives into some of the biggest scandals. The story telling is engaging and the content is riveting.
Wow! The information, the stories, and your narration are all just superb. Great podcast!
My favorite podcast to listen to!
Very well done. Enjoy the deep dive into historical topics and issues.
You can’t make this stuff up! I am old enough to remember when this happened. Please do a story about how Wall Street/Bear Sterns/Lehman Brothers/Standard & Poors’ et al hand in the 2007 crash. Millions lost homes - I was one of them...
Narrator talks way too fast
The narrator acts out re-enactments of conversations but he does all the voices including the female voices which makes it a bit difficult to follow and just annoying when you know the person is supposed to be a female nurse and you hear “her” words with a male voice. Plus it’s frustrating to hear both sides of the conversation in the same voice. It would be fine if he was reading a transcript of the conversation but he is “acting” them out. Wonderly usually hires actors for these but guess this one didn’t have that budget?
I love history and this is a great way to learn more about event that we only learn snippets of.
This is a great podcast. Easy to listen to and filled with great information. Lindsey makes it easy to listen! Well done.
Wow. Flawless storytelling. Like movies for your ears.
A in-depth look at one of the biggest abuses of presidential power in the 20th century and how the criminals went unpunished. Those of us who were too young (early teens) to want to pay attention to this scandal will be shocked to learn what we missed. The cover-ups, lying, and deceit is astounding.
Just finished exxon Valdez season and was surprised to hear about how things went down behind the scenes and how after 20 years how little exxon was responsible for. Makes me very angry but I might listen to it again!
Loved the Iran-Contra podcast. Well done!
I love the content of the podcast but there are too many ads through the episodes
These are always captivating and extremely well done. Entertainment but then I learn so much about events that I thought I already knew so well.
This is one of the best poscasts so far. Keeps me interested and I look forward to listening. I’m definitely a fan. Keep up the great work.
I absolutely LOVE this podcast. Each season delves into greater detail about many of the more sensational events in our history - from doping, to Ronald Regan, to religious and environmental disasters. Episodes replay events and add context to follow up to what really happened as well as discussion of the short and long term impact of some pretty unforgivable actions. Brilliant!
I love learning about these pieces of history. A lot of the cases happened before my time, or when I was still a child. I enjoy learning about history and this deals with the more recent past that helped shape our current day society. The narration is easy to listen to and the historical content is well explained. For sure one of my favorite podcasts!
Very well produced. Narrator is phenomenal. You think you know about the subject yet, still more to grasp.
If I could have Lindsay graham narrate my life, I could.
Narrator does incredible job of taking you through this story. Jonesing for next episode each time.
Narrator and producer do an outstanding job making these events come to life. They explain the details in a simple and easy way to follow. One of the best podcasts out there.
I am constantly astounded at how great a storyteller the narrator is. In a world of true crime podcasts featuring thin research and monotone narrators, this podcast was exactly what I was looking for. Half of Wondery’s podcasts are badly edited and feature narrators who refuse to emote. They also tend to have low production value. This podcast, following in the vein of Dr. Death, Dirty John, and The Shrink Next Door, is the opposite. It is brilliant. Well researched and always captivating. Great job, Graham.
I love this Podcast! I feel like the deep dive into each scandal gives the listener more information on the topic beyond the news headlines from the time. One suggestion, would you ever do extra episodes or follow-ups to the scandals presented? I am an accountant and think that a great episode is to add to Enron would be the down fall of one of the largest public accounting firms, Arthur Andersen, in the aftermath of Enron and other scandals. Can’t wait for the next scandal!
There are no unbiased documentaries. It’s a shame that there are no real, objective journalists/documentarians now, Still interesting but slanted. Worth listening to and evaluating.
Why are the women in the Tuskegee episodes all voiced over by men? It’s strange.
I started off with BALCO and have been listening to it ever since. Before this my podcasts I regularly listened to were mostly professional wrestling related if not something true crime. The series offers a different look a few scandals that not only rocked the country in regards to government scandals and even corporate greed going out of control. I look forward to hearing every episode as they come. Riveting stories, worth a listen.
Great pace, great narration, smart delivery, and so entertaining! Great podcast, man!
I love the way these stories are put together. Some of the descriptions can be disconcerting (i.e. the effect that the Exxon Valdez spill had on the seals, otters and so forth). The work that goes into these stories are immense and has inspired me to read further some of the sources.
I have listened to Payola and then BALCO and both were done very well. I liked that each were about 40 minutes and were enjoyable to listen too. Passing along BALCO to my 14 yr old nephew as I don't think he knows about this contraversary and even though it is not in a video game format, he would be interested! I'm starting the Spitzer season now. Thank you.
Great stories(payola was my fav). Insanely good writing, even the commercials are interesting! Lindsay’s voice is evocative and soothing so easy to listen to. Wonderful production I even like his corny re-enactments! It’s ok he’s reading all the parts. Keep up the good work!
Fantastic! What makes this series awesome is not just the stories themselves, but the way the storytelling process unfolds. As podcast genres go, AS is the best.
Excellent story telling from the inside point of view! I love the narrator, his voice has me hooked!
I can not believe that in 2019 we can not find a female to read the female parts of the podcast.
I absolutely love this podcast. I’ve never been so excited to learn about history, past political issues, insane medical experiments, etc. Some of the seasons are have topics I am not generally interested in... but the way it’s all put together is riveting! I’ve listened to seasons 1-9 in just the past month. Can’t get enough!
Love this podcast! Especially the first season on BALCO, so interesting! Super excited that you guys have started a season on Enron too! Can’t wait to listen more, I have to catch up.
I really enjoy listening to these podcasts. Fascinating all. Thank you !
I absolutely love this podcast. The narrator’s voice and storytelling skills are unmatched. The episodes are informative and even though the endings are already part of the history books, each one still has me hooked. I hope you make many, many more seasons! I doubt you’ll ever run out of content...
Wondery and all of their podcast shows are innovative and setting the bar high for all other podcasts. American scandal is so intriguing and informative . I love getting to listen to new episodes. Well done guys, thank you for great content .
What’s up with all the foul language! I’m three episodes into the Wounded Knee series and I’ve heard “G&@ [email protected]:” more times than I can keep track of!
As a person who remembers most of these events unfolding on television, it’s great to hear a non-politicized, ‘behind the scene’ version of our history. And quite possible a more accurate version. Listen to this podcast. Interesting as heck!!
Started out some excellent topics one of my favorite podcast. Last few have been boring. Just not as interesting. I like to binge the podcasts so I am left wondering why did I waste my time.
This could be good but there is so much editorializing that I’m not sure what’s true. It might be well researched but the end product seems loaded with convenient fiction.
Excellent narration no bull and sound edicts just well spoken and great representation of the facts in such a way to draw you in with real audio if available. I love this pod cast more and more! Always great still listening what more quicker lol
Easily one of my favorite podcast. I have to wait for an entire season to drop so I can binge it straight through!
Really enjoyable podcast about events from the past 40 years or so. I think the narrator does a good job (as a one man act) with the different voices and the reenactments keep it engaging and not too dry. I see some of the other reviewers did not like either of those things, but they did not bother me. Episodes are like 40 minutes long.
Great storytelling. I’d love to hear you guys do the Orange County CA bankruptcy. It would be a great story for you. I worked for them at the time! A lot of people have forgotten about it.
This is an excellent podcast for learning about lesser known scandals from American history. Of note, the series on the Tuskegee Experiments was both enlightening and enraging. I highly recommend!
Very interesting stories, also very sad stories. But I feel that this podcast does a good job to bring accurate and truthful information and keeps it intriguing at the same time. I would definitely recommended this podcast and look forward to their future episodes. It has been eye opening to some of the inner workings of the deception and corruption that goes on in our country. Just like every other country, we are not immune to scandal and I would rather be knowledgeable then in the dark pretending it doesn’t happen.
I like the neutral angle used on all the subjects. They don’t make them out to be bad or good, just human. I’ve done further reading on subjects and found the podcast versions to be very insightful.
The background music is unpleasant and very noticeable and makes every topic sound related somehow. I share the concerns that come to light in the reporting, yet kind of resent the background sounds “telling” me how to feel. I also feel a different or occasional additional voice, perhaps female, might enliven this podcast and work better for female voice representation.
American scandal is brilliant. The narration is engaging and so professional, the subject matter each season is thought provoking and I always find myself on the edge of my seat. I always look forward to the notification of a new episode or season. Lindsay does such a masterful job of creating a superb listening experience!
I have listened through season 7 in a couple of months. So interesting and informative! I put it on when getting ready for the day, driving, cleaning, cooking- whenever! Lindsey’s voice is soothing and easy to listen to. I can’t wait for more! Thank you!
I cant believe that Ive only just now discovered you? Fantastic story telling! What brought me to this podcast was the “ Tuskeegee Experiment” episodes , which I binged out on in a few hours. Whats keeping as a subscriber is THE WAY you tell the story. Kudos! S/n: I thought that you were the other Lindsey Graham, lol.
I’m on episode two and you’ve already skipped over 20yrs of the effects of the experiment. Some of your shows have 6 and 8 episodes... how can you cover a topic with such drastic, crippling and grotesque effects not only on an individual but entire families and communities? I imagine that if you are not familiar with the topic, you may walk away thinking it was bad; it was horrible. I’m hopeful that the next two episodes express the generational effects this crime has had on the black family as this is just one crime against black communities. It’s painful to think about how this is just another assault on Blacks by the American government. Add it all up and the SCANDALS are devastating. That should be told.
This was a good series, but it’s slowly becoming “History of the White Man’s Terror”... It gets kind of old after a while.
Fantastic narrator, extremely well put together stories, and great scripts. Excellent at taking something I had never heard of like the Hare Krishna murders, and building the story in a way that I felt the scandal happening. Great podcast.
I love the Podcast. My only question is why do you not have female actresses for the female characters in the reenactments. Sometimes it gets confusing. Love the info.
Very interesting podcast. They make the things I knew nothing about nor had any interest in before become riveting story’s that I couldn’t stop listening to. Keep them coming!
Just listen to the BALCO story and you’ll be sold.
Great podcast to keep the masses misinformed and ignorant..
Great podcast with compelling stories. I love that it teaches ignorant wypipo about topics they’re too ignorant to know about and topics the school system just ignores.
White Americans did know native people existed outside of John Wayne movies? What a belittling and unnecessary way to describe a huge swath of Americans.
Talks too fast and his voice is annoying.
I can only assume that there were no other voice actors available. Just one lonely white man. Maybe spend less on fake door sounds and more on equal representation in your reenactments. For a podcast so heavy-handed in political commentary it's a hard irony to ignore.
Just found this show, and I’m quickly burning through all the seasons. Graham presents each story with excellent pace and understanding, and I’m always eager to move on to the next episode. If it was a book, I’d call it a page turner.
American Scandal truly sets the bar for investigative journalism. Lindsey doesn’t tell new stories per se, but he revives long-forgotten tales that deserve to be heard again. His recreations are surprisingly easy to listen to, and the stories are so well written that I am amazed when 40 minutes has gone by. I love this show so so much, especially the Tuskegee series!
I love the American Scandal podcast!!! I would love to hear about the college basketball scandal that has seemingly been buried in the news. It is common knowledge that there’s a bunch of corruption in all that business.
I like this podcast but wish the political bias wasn’t so prevalent. The example that the rate black women die during child birth is higher than white women and it is due to racial issues in the US is very leading. You fail to mention that the the rates black women die during child birth in Europe is also higher than white women. Bias by omission, simply fueling the fire of racism. I can’t recommend your podcast.
Love the podcast but I don’t believe that it’s only the black woman have birth problems. I’m a white woman been pregnant three times had preeclampsia with all three. First baby was born 3 1/2 weeks early, miscarried the 2nd baby, was induced 5 weeks early with my 3rd baby do to my kidneys shutting down. 3rd baby was also in intensive care for 3 weeks then came home on a apnea machine.
I didn’t know much about the experiment until this podcast. I enjoyed the facts and eventual resolution but not the shameful pandering the narrator ended the episode with. Very one sided. Most likely unsubscribing and moving on to something less biased. Update: As of the hateful, non-scientific stereotypes perpetuated in Season 8, Episode 5, I am unsubscribing. Stick to your stories, not identity politics that cite NPR buzz words.
I absolutely love this podcast. I remember bits and pieces of some of these scandals from the news but never had a clear picture of them. This podcast puts everything together in a cohesive and entertaining way. Even the topics I might not normally be interested in seem fascinating.
Love this podcast as well as his other podcast American history tellers. Great topics, nice story like style make for easy listeneing. Fantastic host for the pod cast as well, you can tell he is very passionate about history
I’ve listened to about a dozen episodes. They are interesting, and well paced. Unfortunately it gets interrupted by these made up interludes where the narrator goes into what feels like a cheap hollywood script. Fake doors opening and conversations that no one could ever know actually happened...? Weirdly dramatic. Great concept though. Just why the cheap cut scenes??
I really enjoyed this podcast. Listened for several seasons and enjoyed the history told here. Graham does good research and is a great narrator. I really have enjoyed it, for the most part. Sadly, it appears that the show writers or narrator or producer or whoever carries a pretty large bias against the US and many Americans in general. It stands to reason that if you are listening to a podcast called “American Scandal” that you’ll hear stories that don’t make America look fantastic. Duh, I expected nothing less. However, it’s the subtle commentary Graham uses that convey a deeper sense of dislike or the US. He rarely misses the opportunity to denigrate America or to slide the knife just a little deeper. Graham usually avoids open partisanship, but it’s hard to avoid hearing his anti-Americanism deep through, particularly when race/gender issues are at the forefront of the scandal in question. I think this evident bias ruins the greatness of this podcast. I think Graham is an honest person. Whether he considers himself a historian or journalist, I don’t know, but I’m sure he tries to do it as honestly as possible. But I am afraid that he doesn’t do enough to check his biases and, apparently, neither does anyone else at Wondery. If there were one or two incidents spread over the bulk of the show, I’d write it off. But it’s pretty clear where Graham stands ideologically and i think it does the rest of his good work a disservice. I noticed this too in his other Podcast, American History Tellers, as well. As a historian myself, I do understand how hard it is to remove these biases in our public delivery. It’s tough. But I would hope that Graham himself, or someone working on this with him, would make a concerted effort to do so in an attempt to make a better podcast. I put my biases as far away as I can when I give public tours of my historic site, I hope Mr. Graham will try to do the same in the future.
I love that this is getting airtime. But, there are some inaccuracies. For instance, syphilis chancres are only present for up to 5 weeks (at the most). They go away on their own regardless of treatment, and then the patient enters secondary syphilis or latent syphilis. The sores wouldn’t be present for years, unless they weren’t a symptom of syphilis. But that’s just me being nitpicking. Otherwise, enjoyed the podcast.
I've been listening to American Scandal for about a year and have learned so much about the different scandals that I have grown up with but didn't know the scope of the scandal. The Tuskeegee Experiment was heart breaking and no surprise in how America treats it's citizens. Great reporting and research.
I have really enjoyed all seasons of American Scandal but am totally baffled & highly annoyed that the female character reenactments are done with MALE voices. It’s confusing & irritating. Please find 1 female to do these reenactments.
I’ve been listening to this podcast. Best one yet, I personally enjoyed the Tuskegee Experiment series, though sad and hard to listen to, but it’s the truth that deserves to be heard. Thank you.
I have listen to every podcast that you have. Iran contra to payola. now tuskegge.i really look fwd 2 the narration
Can’t say enough how great this podcast is. Just enough detail to get the story told, with top notch narration.
I listen to 50+ podcasts across several genres, and this is my absolute favorite. The recreations are so well done — not overly dramatized. Graham’s voice and presentation are great, and the subject matter is too — stories I’ve heard of but don’t know much about.
Picky. I am picky about what I listen to- share my time with. But I LOVE this. Fabulous. Thank you !!
Very much enjoyed the history of payola & listening to the detailed info on the Valdez (so far).
So well written and narrated, this is such a great show! I highly recommend it!
Listened to the Iran-Contra series and it was excellent. Lindsay Graham has an excellent speaking voice and gift for storytelling. Having her chance to learn about big scandals that I only know the surface info on while at work or in the car is my kinda history. Oh, don’t like the commercials? Pay to not hear them, people gotta pay bills :)
could you spring for an extra actor or two? It’s like we listen to this dude talk to himself anytime there’s a reenactment.
First, Lindsay has a great voice. He does not talk too fast, and it is a pleasing voice. I have stopped listening to some podcasts because the narrator had a terrible voice. Second, the subjects covered are things I remember hearing on the news, and I am interested in the outcomes. Third, I love that there are no commercials. I am so tired of commercials interrupting every couple of minutes. I cannot keep track of the story because of the constant interruptions with ads. Fourth, I believe this is the best podcast I have heard since I became addicted to podcasts. I have 22 that I listen to. Great job Lindsay. Anything you are involved in I will be listening. Thank you! Season 7 I watched the first three episodes on Nat Geo, and my tale away was how inept everyone was. I do not know how much license you took, but to think that all of these people involved would do the things they do. Especially, Jaax handling diseased animals in plastic bags and did not have something more appropriate to put them in and drive with them in her car during rush hour traffic. The fact that the Ph.D and the other scientist would sniff a container full of an unknown liquid. If this sort of thing really happened, I understand why we are in so much trouble when the real thing happens. I expect professional people to act professionally. However, since the last several generations have not been taught that actions have consequences, they have never thought through what their actions can cause.
I follow all of the Wondery podcasts but I really love this one. Whoever does the sound mixing should get an Emmy. The build up for the plot Climax is just fantastic. The narrative is so engaging without the bias and political spin you see from so many others. I feel confident I am getting the real story!
I loved everything about this podcast. I have learned more about scandals I knew a little bit about and was blown away about scandals I have never heard of. All seasons have been excellent. Thank you!
I stumbled upon this and decided to change to podcasts during my workout. My first episode was the Exxon Valdez. I was both mesmerized by the magnitude of the accident and appalled at Exxon’s attitude and lack of action. The public truly only knows what the press wants them to know. This tragedy was far worse than I ever read before. I also listened to Michael Avenati and the Spanish influenza pandemic, which I also had no knowledge of. These podcasts are gripping and well narrated. Yes there are commercials but that’s what the “30 second forward” is for if you are so irritated by it.
Season 3 was pretty good. Season 2, a lot of wait until what you hear next and re hashing the same details... get to the point!!!
Amazing content and narration, good re-enactments and use of sources. This podcast is my new favorite, and I can’t wait for more. Thank you for covering topics such as the Valdez oil spill, as well as touching on the BP spill, as I’m a Gulf Coast resident and these environmental issues are far more important than many people realize. Those complaining about commercials have to realize that production of podcasts are not free, and if they’d prefer ad-free episodes, they should support AS on a premium platform instead of complaining about free (and excellent) content. :)
As always I take stories and do my own research. I found this story so intriguing. I found on the CDC website all the information backing up this story.
Really interesting podcast but good Lord, could there be anymore commercials? I’ve heard enough about Cayman Jack to never want to buy whatever it is they sell. Not a fan of being inundated with ads and commercials every couple of minutes for a 40-ish minute podcast.
Explains complicated events in most entertaining way! Love talking about what I learn with friends.
Enough with the ads! It’s not that interesting to interrupt it so frequently!
Love the pod after I realized that you weren’t the Senator because I had no desire to hear his view of controversy issues. I see witch hunt enough everywhere else.
Tight production. Succinct and suspenseful storytelling. Currently binging every episode from the beginning.
I can’t wait each week for a new episode to drop. The narration is great and the story telling is awesome!!
I’ve listened to every episode of American Scandal and every story is told through the lens, feelings, and experience of white people - even the stories about non-white people. There is a very thin line between describing the feelings of people at the time and how we should feel about it today. In the Tuskegee episode, the way the white doctors describe the Black people he’s treating is not given any context as to why it’s wrong and racist! It only justifies the unconscious (and conscious!) bias so many white people have. This is so dangerous in this day and age. I am interested in the topics chosen but can no longer listen. We have to do better than this.
Love love this show! Very well researched and dictated. Interesting topics, which are also very informative. I enjoy the hosts smooth, story telling voice. Please keep the seasons and episodes coming!
Fascinating stories and excellent narration.
I love love love this podcast I can’t wait until new episodes come out I really hope he never stops I love his voice for some reason it might be the slight lisp or a different dialect of English either way the material is awesome very well presented very well researched I would give 100 stars if I could!
This is a clinic in well researched storytelling. I feel as though I’m on the inside of every episode!
I have been listening to Podcasts for years, but this is the first review I have felt compelled to write. I can not recommend American Scandal highly enough. After hundreds of historical based Podcasts, American Scandal brings a fresh voice and storytelling method. With a mix of story, fact, and media records it weaves an amazing record of events that may otherwise fade in our current time of intense scandal. If we forget our history, we are doomed to repeat it. American Scandal is a small but extremely well created footnote reflecting this history.
Best podcast ever! Hosts are perfect and material presented so well
Writing is entertaining but the one man doing all voices —including women— is just distracting and annoying.
Three words come to mind when I listen to this podcast...thrilling, engaging, and compelling. My jaw drops when I hear the full in-depth story behind the two minute news tidbits and I look forward to each episode. Don’t miss out...it’s so good!
American Scandal is stellar. It’s well researched and the political content is unbiased which is refreshing. Love it!
Lindsay Graham has an amazing voice. Pointed yet relaxing. This podcast continues to take me back in time before I knew what history even was. Thank you for bringing history to life. I love love love this show.
The virus and epidemic shows are great! Can you do more?
This podcast is very well-done, my brain just loses interest during the re-enactments. If I’m listening to a true story, I want it to feel like a documentary, with as many real clips and interviews as possible. This is just a personal preference. Most people seem to love it though, so well done!
Not enough podcasts like this
This is the one of the most compelling podcast about an investigation I have ever listened to. I absolutely love the journalist. I m not shocked about the extreme some of the leaders and followers of Krishna reaches consider how extreme this belief was. I m amazed that it is still alive and so many people still follow it, including Steve’s wife (well, former wife I guess). Educate yourself and listen to podcasts like this.
I’ve enjoyed this pod for 5 seasons now, and it’s full of great tidbits that I wasn’t aware of at the times of these events actually happening. The only thing that I feel can be improved upon is this: female voices. It’s always odd when I hear the re-enactments voiced by the same person, especially when it’s a male-female conversation. Is it funding based, as I imagine? Is there a female v/o actor that would do it for free, just to get the credit in her resume? Great show!
I really don’t want to hear Hollywood political opinions, stick to the story. Had to tune it out once the political opinions started. Sorry....
This podcast is incredible. Great storytelling and production quality. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to every season. Great work! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Been listening to this one from the beginning. Always good but really picked up lately with the Hare Krishna series and then the payola one. Highly recommend it.
Well told. Great content
Absolutely love these shows. Great job and extremely informative regarding behind the scenes events that occurred. Keep up the great job!
Not only is the subject matter incredibly interesting, it’s presented in a riveting and easy to follow way. One of my all-time favorites.
I was severely disappointed in this episode. I don’t tune in just to listen to an actress talking about a role in an up coming show. I get that this was sponsored content and they’re trying to promote the show, but I wanted a story and y’all didn’t deliver. Hope the next one is better.
I love your show except when you interview authors and actors who offer opinion over facts.
This is a great podcast especially for people in their 40’s that remember some or perhaps heard some of the issues mentioned in many of the episodes. It has helped hearing more of the story as well as different points of view. Also love the music and the narrators voice, easy to listen!! Thank you!!!!
Amazing podcast!! Highly informative with an entertaining delivery, I love it! How about a dive into USMC Major General Smedley Butler and the plot to overthrow FDR!??
Lindsay has a great voice for this. The shows are well-researched and thoughtfully presented. Typically I don’t like re-enactments, but I love the ones on this show. Keep up the good work!
I’m a new listener but am very hooked. I think I’m one of many that believe you need to begin using female voices for the female characters and I am one to raise my hand and volunteer to do it! I really like what Wondery has to offer and feel it could go a step up with small changes. I will continue to listen and even go back to catch up on all the previous.
Well researched, fair minded, and interesting stories. The narrator and music are the best I’ve heard.
How about getting actual women to do the voicing of the female characters. Having a male do both adds confusions and looses authenticity.
This is in my top 5 favorite true crime podcast. It keeps getting better. Lots of detail and interesting topics.
An above average podcast but the story telling could do with a little less drama before every commercial break. Some of the story lines are interesting and some are weak but overall it’s not bad per se. 4 stars because like I said it’s an above average podcast.
Just finished Season 4! Great reporting, captivating narration! And really heartbreaking topic.
Any podcast he has is so good and captivating. The voice, the reenactments, the interesting facts behind it all, I just love it! All of the stories are so interesting and sometimes I just wait until they all come out so I can binge.
Love most of the topics. My only critique is I would rather have the episodes average 45-60 minutes in length and there be less episodes per “story”. Otherwise if it’s a story someone isn’t interested in, we have to wait 6-8 weeks until the next topic
Like the podcasts but have a problem with the narrative in the stories that involve politics...why can’t it just be unbiased? Does EVERYTHING have to be painted with blue or red? If you or the people you interview want to express an opinion, how about balancing it. Your podcasts would be much more credible in my humble opinion...
By far my favorite podcast. Great new stories not widely known but always captivating 👍🤯
I’ve been a fan of this podcast since the beginning and I’m always looking forward to what’s next. It’s hooked me into topics that I knew of, but had never been compelled to dig into - it’s a testament to how amazing a show is when it pulls you out of your wheelhouse and holds you captive there. Great quality reporting, storytelling, production, etc. Absolutely top notch!
This is a well produced, executed and informative podcast! Captivating! Smooth voice and smooth audio clips. High praise to Wondery!
To give this podcast less than 5 bright ⭐️s is a disservice. Great storytelling, extensive research, free to subscribe. I am giving my review so this show will continue to have sponsors, so we can listen for free.
The work that goes into this podcast is fantastic. The research, presentation, effort, Everything is perfect. Well done. The team that puts these together does such a fantastic job, I just wished a new episode was available e everyday! lol. Plus, you have an amazing voice for pod casting which let’s face it, makes podcasts enjoyable. Thank you for the show, can’t wait for more episodes.
I really enjoy your content. I hope to hear your review on the “College Admission” scandal one day!
Lindsay Graham’s podcasts are incredibly well researched, and always very interesting. I also enjoy’s Lindsay Graham’s voice; it is clear, and invests the podcast with interest! The steroid scandal, Iran Contra, Hare Krishna, New York- Spitzer etc... I thought I’m well informed- there’s so much more to these stories. Afterwards, I have so much to think about. The Spitzer scandal has another layer that I never knew about, but stared all of us in the face!
Season 5 was about the Krishna Murders but ends with episode 8 I believe with an interview of the rise and fall of Micheal Abvenati. Are there more episodes on this and where are they at? I’ve listen to all seasons and I love them all!
Anyone who loves listening to Dan Carlin will find Graham’s style very similar and just as riveting. Enjoy!
If you liked Hardcore History, Serial, or S-Town, you will love this!
Great podcast for driving to work and back home. Very detailed and keeps you on your toes.
This is probably my favorite podcast I listen to. The story telling is great and in-depth. Also so far the cases they have covered have been extremely interesting. I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone!
A thorough, entertaining podcast that makes complex political history relatable and relevant.
Very entertaining, super professional but most importantly very informative. Discusses parts of American history rarely discussed. Highly recommend.
I really enjoy the information. These podcast shed light on how the powerful are never really held to proper level of accountability. And how far they are willing to go to cover up there involvement.
I love this podcast, and most every thing that Wondery puts out! One suggestion- use female voices when applicable in the re-enactments.
I enjoy that the podcast is told as a story, mixed with re-enactments. It makes learning interesting.
This podcast is super entertaining! It’s very well researched, has creative story telling methods, and totally grips you! All the reviews complaining about, “too many commercials...” are just haters who can’t stand a minute of ads. I actually like the ads, they introduce me to new products and services. Furthermore, the host is incredibly articulate and understands how to tell a story. I’m stoked that I found this podcast and look forward to every new episode and season! Keep it up and thank you for the wonderful insight into our countries scandalous history!
Loving this podcast. Started with the Krishners and enjoyed it so much I went to season one. This one makes you realize that maybe everything you heard about 80s olympians like Florence Griffith Joyner using steroids may also be true. Wonder how many people are dead from using them!
Only thru third season but am hooked. The narrator has the most awesome voice!
It took me a minute to get used to your voice as it sound very ominous. However, it’s a chill tone. The storytelling is phenomenal. You got me on Exxon Valdez, I was kid when that happened and I remember bits and pieces. Thank you for reminding us of our own history.
I love this podcast so much, it’s fascinating, it’s well researched and I think it’s one of the best out there right now. Definitely recommend!
This podcast is literally my favorite! Each scandal is told in amazing detail. Lindsay Graham does a great job telling each story.
Loving this series! Hoping you guys will start to do a deep dive into the Trump and Kushner families - let's start from the beginning - Keep up the great work!
An engrossing, fantastic, and well researched podcast. The narrator is perfect and draws you in unlike any other. Even the music plays a part in this amazingly put together narrative. And even if you have no interest in the subject matter, you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in the story and salivating at what comes next. Definitely subscribe to this one. You won’t regret it.
The amount of research that goes into this show is incredible. And the host does an impeccable job of storytelling. Keep the seasons coming!!!
If I could give this podcast more stars I would! The story telling and history of these American Scandals is amazing. Thank you for putting this together!
Dramatic nonfiction story telling
Love this podcast and how it gives an in-depth story about significant events in our history. Would love them to do a series about the near nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island nuclear facility.
What a great job these guys do. They carefully and clearly explain situations that could be totally confusing and impossible to follow. They clearly care about creating a quality product and have succeeded. I have never understood the Iran Contra Affair, and thanks to the podcast, I now do. Ditto the New York state fiasco. Loved the Balco series also. Really outstanding podcast!! A happy new add to my subscribed list! Well done, guys!!! FYI: a US Marine is NOT a soldier (that’s someone in the Army). A marine is a marine. Never ever a soldier.
The Hare Krishna series is hard to follow because the narrator keeps arbitrarily switching between given names and Krishna names. It’s difficult to keep straight.
Until S5.E5 when he describes things wrong. Then I lost interest.
This would have gotten a 5 except for the baffling male voice representing Riki Ott. Why do that? It is confusing and lazy.
I am absolutely enthralled by every episode on Wondery!! Please keep them coming!! Thank you!!
I love everything about this podcast. The writing, the narration, the level of research. I would love to hear a season on the Catholic Church sex scandals. Hint hint.
This story made me look forward to my hour-long commute every morning & evening. Thank you! Also very informative with “live clips” of depicted events
Interesting subject matter, great story telling, I’m hooked!
I lived through these events but I was much younger then. The stories are fascinating, and it’s great to hear all the details I missed.
Lindsay Graham does an amazing job with his reporting and telling the stories. Some topics don’t sound like they’d interest me, but every time I give it a try I’m immediately hooked. It does take an episode or two to get use to the re-enactments, but I wouldn’t say it’s a negative. I don’t really notice it at this point. I also highly recommend American History Tellers.
The Exxon Valdez story had me from the get go, terrifically done. Heart breaking and illuminating all the way through. I will agree with some of the negative reviews about the re-enactments. It took me a few episodes to get used to it... the biggest problem was the voice of Riki Ott being male. But I did get used to it, you just have to pay closer attention.
Shame on Wondery for producing such a biased story about the Exxon Valdez. What a major disappointment.
Lisa Page testimony released and it shows what we always suspected. So If you put all the pieces together here's what you get... The DNC rigs the Democratic Primary Election against Bernie Sanders so Hillary could win the nomination. Obama's administration starts to request surveillance on Trump, his family, his transition team, and anyone associated with him. Donna Brazil gives Hillary the questions to a debate. The DNC ( Hillary) pays Christopher Steele to come up with a smear dossier about Trump. The mainstream media releases a taped conversation about Trump talking about grabbing women parts. After all this Trump still wins the General Election. Obama orders an investigation into Russia meddling in our elections. Obama changes Executive Order 12333 to allow more agencies to have access to surveillance data. The Democratic Party comes up with a scandal that Trump Colluded with Russia to win the election with no evidence or proof. This wild claim is backed up by the mainstream media. Obama hold overs start unmasking Trump's transition team and staff members then release the classified information to the mainstream media. Why? Because the DNC and the Obama administration Colluded with the intelligence community to thwart Trump's campaign efforts to get him elected president. All this Russia collusion is an attempt to cover up the fact that the Obama administration, the intelligence community, the DNC, along with the mainstream media used our nations surveillance as a political tool to try to get Hillary elected President. This makes Watergate look like a kindergarten play. Let that sink in
Well researched and produced! I love learning this history I was too young to understand at the time.
Due to S&S, canceling all wondery subscriptions
I really enjoyed learning the facts of the big oil spill. I would love to hear one in the deep water horizon now...
One of my favorites. Never dull.
I have to say this started good but the retelling parts are the worst ever I couldn’t even listen to the first half.
I have decided that I’m boycotting all Wondery podcasts until they bring Sword and Scale back. Sorry folks are offended about someone’s online presence, but I am not. It was hands down the best true crime podcast out there, but Rabia is offended, so they gots to go? Really Wondery?
I just binged every season of this show. Each season is diverse and really makes you define what a scandal actual is. I truly see the world differently because of this podcast. Being able to see these monumental moments in history, broken down until you an empathize with individual people is remarkable. I will patiently wait for the next season to be released.
Interesting how you did not cover how this had an impact on the Black community. They flooded the community with crack cocaine to use that money to fund the fight against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. They pretty much destroyed the Black community during this time.
Content was good but had to stop halfway to due to the sound effects. Too much guys. Keep it simple.
Just listened to the first Iran Contra episode. The story is paced well but the over the top dramatics really pull me out of the story. I can imagine what it sounds like when two people say goodnight without hearing one person reenact both sides of the conversation. It’s not needed when the story is this good.
This podcast takes historical facts and packs them into a compelling story. Episodes are the perfect length and they leave cliffhangers which make you want more. Narration is smooth and clean. Thank you!
The podcasts put out on the American scandal podcast are very interesting but they spend so much time advertising and talking about their other podcasts that I forget what I’m even listening to. Focus on one story and stop talking about other ones
Glad I discovered this podcast! I have only listened to season 1 about Balco and it is awesome. The episodes have an awesome balance of details and in-depth analysis while also keeping a brisk and entertaining pace. Lindsay Graham is as good as it gets in the podcast industry. If you like listening to awesome stories based on real world events, you need to listen to American Scandal.
At the end of every episode, Graham asks: ‘Did you enjoy this episode?’ And I respond aloud: ‘No! No I did not!’ But I continue to listen because it is excellent and important. And as I was listening all I could think was: BP is a like:’hold my beer.’ I cannot imagine the damage THAT spill has done to our Gulf Coast. But the green algae and Red Tide might be an early clue.
My son recommended your podcast. I binge listened through this season. I would love to hear an update, I know this happened (actually when my son was 3) of how that affected area has recovered.
I was young when most of the stories discussed happened. I am so very much so enjoying learning and listening to this podcast. I feel like I understand the snipits of information I had heard when I was too young to understand. I appreciate this podcast so much and hope it never ends.
This cast deals with the big stories that at the time it was happening I was paying more attention to work and family ... this pulls the stories together with the people who were involved.... I look forward to getting in the car and starting the cast .... interesting and very educational at the same time.... I had no idea just how much the people in The Valdez oil spill suffered and watched their lives ooze away.... listening to the Iran-Contra cast now .... once again it pulls this story together when I didn’t understand at the time what was happening.... hope you keep these comings... I like how you get to business and not fill time with free form speech that makes no sense and isn’t funny...
This is normally a great show. The new season on Hari Krishna has some terrible issues with the sound. The background music is a series of screeching sounds that go one for minutes, rendering the episode unlistenable. Again, it’s normally great, but this one doesn’t cut it.
My history is being filled in. Stories that I vaguely new the headlines of I have a much fuller picture. He narrates it like a show ready for prime time. I can’t believe I actually listened to and now understand Iran Contra! Listen to whatever he puts out.
I couldn’t stop listening even after getting home from work and getting out of my car! He is such an engaging story teller. Two thumbs up!!
I subscribe to 50 podcasts and American Scandal is, without a doube, it my top five favorites. I cut my teeth with the series about Iran-Contra and I was hooked. I'm working through the Valdez series right now it's riveting. Outstanding storytelling! Thank you.
Whenever there is a new Lindsay graham podcast I think the topic seems too dense or not engaging at first glance. But the way these podcasts are laid out and produced makes them so approachable and interesting I always feel like I’m learning and look forward to my time in traffic! I’m picky about who I’ll listen too but anything he does is in my queue immediately
This podcast is magnificently put together! I love the topics each season is about and the story telling is fantastic! It keeps me on the edge of my seat! I would recommend this podcast to everyone! It’s great!
Another great podcast from Wondery. Love the narration from one of my favorite Wondery hosts, Lindsay Graham. Interesting behind the scenes looks a some high profile scandals in American history. My favorite (so far) is the Iran Contra.
Found this podcast a month ago. Listened to the Exxon Valdez episode and I was hooked. Highly recommend.
Love these stories and I don’t feel like commercials are flooded on this podcast like some of the other podcasts from Wondery.
Easily one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Very interesting. I have learned so much about topics I didn’t know much about. Thank you!
The podcast is BRILLIANTLY produced and the host is sincere and knowledgeable. The topics are always fascinating and cover the full range of the events as they took place
Thank you Lindsay Graham for the story telling and recreations of the events. I really enjoy your historical fiction narratives of the “people” that endured such issues. It gives the listener perspective. Please cast aside the comments of folks that don’t care for that tack on the story, and keep plugging away. American Scandal and American Storytellers are my faves. Iran/Contra and Prohibition are so informative. As we all know that you read each and everyone of these reviews, Thanks again!
Graham is a great story teller, but I’d give this 5 stars if there were actual interviews. Sure Hazelwood and Exxon reps wouldn’t participate, but the fisherman and other community members might have. I’ll stick with it because I was a teenager when this happened and I am generally interested.
I am listening to this pod cast and it’s riveting! I highly recommend it! I am enjoying it very much, 👍
I’m completely captivated by Lindsay Graham’s storytelling style and the production value of this podcast. I’ve learned so much - my favorites being the episodes on Iran-Contra and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Graham artfully lays out narratives that will simultaneously entertain you and spark your outrage as he takes you on a deep dive into modern history.
I love the way the stories are told. They keep you wanting to listen over and over again!
American Scandal is an interesting podcast that is very informative. The narrator’s voice is great and the music is well done. I have really enjoyed season 1 & 2. Enjoy!
This podcast is extremely fractured. Needs more structure. Example: tell us part one of three parts, part two of three parts, etc. Give the listeners guidance on seasons and episodes per season. Titles and topics start and end too abruptly. This podcast doesn’t “flow“.