Podcasts

January 6, 2018

Bonus: The Fire

Marc Thompson, a successful stock broker, sets his own house on fire (with his elderly mother inside) to fraudulently collect insurance money.
January 7, 2018

Episode 01: The Lucky Winner

An unclaimed, jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket purchased in Iowa led to a cross-continent search for the winner, the uncovering of the largest lottery fraud in American […]
January 7, 2018

Bonus: The Promotion

In a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome “Uncle Jerry” Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald’s for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly […]
January 7, 2018

Episode 02: The Horse Queen

In the largest municipal fraud in American history, Rita Crundwell embezzled over $50 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, to support her extravagant lifestyle and […]
January 7, 2018

Bonus: The Reef

The Osborne Reef, an artificial reef constructed with more than 2 million used tires, leads to an environmental disaster near the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
January 7, 2018

Episode 03: The Treasure Hunter

An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who discovered it. Tommy Thompson, who investigators have called “one of the smartest […]
January 21, 2018

Episode 04: The Canal

Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster.
February 4, 2018

Episode 05: The Delivery Man

A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania, involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of explosions, bodies, […]
February 18, 2018

Episode 06: The Contraceptive

A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than […]
March 2, 2018

Episode 07: The Treasurer

An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal.
March 7, 2018

Bonus: The Mortician

A 67 year-old mortician uses her experience to defraud insurance companies.
March 18, 2018

Episode 08: The Impostor

A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk his victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, […]
March 31, 2018

Episode 09: The Leak

An American company avoids accountability for its role in an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The effects of the tragedy have lasted decades, […]
April 14, 2018

Episode 10: The Judges

Two Luzerne County judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, are accused of accepting over $2 million in kickbacks in exchange for imposing harsh sentences on juveniles […]
April 27, 2018

Bonus: The Homemaker

Martha Stewart, the first self-made, female billionaire, is accused of using insider knowledge to sell stock of a cancer treatment drug.
April 29, 2018

Episode 11: The Hitman

Frank Howard, a quintessential family man, embezzled millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.
May 12, 2018

Episode 12: The Televangelist

Reverend Jim Bakker’s financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.
May 28, 2018

Episode 13: The Pharma Bro

A young pharmaceutical company CEO named Martin Shkreli raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the “most hated man in America”.
June 11, 2018

Bonus: The Pole Saw

A South Carolina man takes advantage of his mentally disabled friend in a get rich quick scheme.
June 14, 2018

Episode 14: The Association

A culture of corruption at FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, has plagued the world’s most popular sport for decades.