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Gangster Capitalism
There’s a dark side to the American dream. From the creators of Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks, uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that has been brought to the forefront. The final chapter of this story is still being written, as the federal investigation into these crimes continues to grow and...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 3,661 ratings
Excellent, smart content
Give it a listen; you’ll get angry. Well-researched. So many ads. When are you coming back???
Losingit_21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/19
Great host and production. I agree with previous reviewer - too many adds. But, the content is great. As a parent of two great, well-rounded children who excelled in their primary and secondary educations, the parents at the heart of the scandal made me SICK...and they pull see why.
Q850 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Season 1 is good
Can’t wait to listen to the other seasons
crystalavx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Recent Episodes
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Published 06/18/19
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