American Scandal

Publisher:
Wondery

American Scandal

3.8/5

Critic Rating

Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the hea...


Critic Reviews

Score: 2.5

Jay Shifman • Jay Shifman Blog Nov 15, 2022

"(Season: Iran-Contra) The intertwined plethora of human rights abuses, treasonous activities, felonious grand-scale lies and duplicitous deceptions for which almost no one paid the price, which has become jumbled in our collective conscious and reduced to a simple scandal, collectively called Iran-Contra, was indeed significantly worse than Watergate. But I don’t think it was less interesting. It was simply more nuanced. Unfortunately, American Scandal’s short series on the topic didn’t capture any of that and was, in a word, dull. It was so beautifully done in the presentation. Beautiful production, great voice work etc. But on the facts? The bare minimum."

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Score: 5

Michael Walsh • Yonkers Public Library Jul 18, 2022

"The theatrical element of this podcast makes it enjoyable. American Scandal is an interesting and entertaining way to learn about scandals throughout U.S. history. Graham’s captivating voice and dramatizations will capture your attention."

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