Episode 06: The Contraceptive
February 18, 2018
Bonus: The Mortician
March 7, 2018
SEASON 01 // EPISODE 07
THE TREASURER

The Budd Dwyer Bribery Scandal

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

Prelude: A shocking discovery is made after the death of Illinois Secretary of State, Paul Powell.


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The Aurora Principle - Reverie of the Watchers
The Aurora Principle - As I Gaze Into the Starless Sky
The Aurora Principle - Before the Storm
The Aurora Principle - Anri's Lament
Shadows on the Snow - Hearing Electrical Sounds
Uuriter - Homeland Cassette
Rest You Sleeping Giant - Ebow Song
Chris Zabriskie - Wonder Cycle


SOURCES

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Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer. Dir. James Dirschberger. Eighty Four Films, 2010


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