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American Scandal

American Scandal

Wondery

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 heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.


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  • 193 - The Ice Pick Surgeon | JFK's Response | 4

    President Kennedy signs a bill that transforms mental healthcare in America. With his legacy on the line, Walter Freeman begins a desperate—and dangerous—quest to redeem the lobotomy. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zebra - Visit thezebra.com/AS to get your free quote today!

    Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 44min
  • 192 - Wondery Presents: The Devil Within

    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic” This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession. On the new podcast, The Devil Within, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed.  Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? The Devil Within finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades... Listen Here: wondery.fm/TheDevilWithin

    Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 07min
  • 191 - The Ice Pick Surgeon | A New Threat | 3

    Walter Freeman goes public with his ice pick lobotomies. But that earns him new enemies—including some who are determined to stop him. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Storyworth - Get started right away with no shipping required by going to storyworth.com/AS. You’ll get $10 dollars off your first purchase!

    Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 41min
  • 190 - The Ice Pick Surgeon | Trial and Error | 2

    Walter Freeman and James Watts begin to experiment with the lobotomy. But their partnership is tested when a high-profile patient suffers disastrous results. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

    Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 43min
  • 189 - The Ice Pick Surgeon | Search for a Cure | 1

    Walter Freeman is devastated when he learns the truth about mental asylums. The medical care is barbaric, and for patients, everyday life is a nightmare. So Freeman begins searching for an alternative. It's a quest that leads him to one of the most controversial procedures in medical history. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zebra - Visit thezebra.com/AS.

    Tue, 25 May 2021 - 42min
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