Episodes
One of the largest and most recognizable banana companies in the world has an exploitative and bloody history in Central America. Prelude: An American banana company continues to use a pesticide in Central America after it is banned in the United States. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK:...
Published 07/06/20
A sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/21/20
The suspect administration of an education grant in South Dakota leads to tragedy. Prelude: Steven Sueppel discovers an easy way out after being charged for embezzlement. SUPPORT: Patreon.com/Swindled. DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support. CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast. TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPodcast. FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SwindledPodcast. Thanks for listening. :-) WHERE TO DONATE FOR BLM:...
Published 06/07/20
The lies and crimes of a Kentucky pastor turned politician are revealed in an investigative report. Prelude: A Louisville city councilman's career in politics ends following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (Deformr / The Lungs). Learn more...
Published 05/24/20
A young Australian woman becomes a health and wellness guru after defeating terminal brain cancer through diet, exercise, and alternative therapies. Prelude: Jess Ainscough transforms into 'The Wellness Warrior' following a rare cancer diagnosis. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard...
Published 05/10/20
Watch the Season 4 teaser video: https://youtu.be/3uD6FAMjCaA Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/27/20
Published 04/27/20
Led by an effective advertising campaign (Smilin' Bob), an herbal supplement company's popular male enhancement pill is revealed to be a $500 million fraud. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/01/20
A cost-cutting decision to switch municipal water sources leads to a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan. Prelude: The discovery and response to the lead contamination of Washington, D.C. drinking water. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 01/26/20
An immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company's CEO, Sholom Rubashkin. Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed...
Published 01/12/20
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 game. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/05/20
A lifelong con artist impersonates a Saudi Arabian prince to live a life of luxury.  Prelude: Thomas Noe manages the State of Ohio's $50 million rare coin investment. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/22/19
A middle school dropout embraces his role as "the most hated man on the Internet" after creating a notorious "revenge porn" website called Is Anyone Up. Prelude: Kevin Bollaert becomes the first person convicted under California's revenge porn law. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The...
Published 12/08/19
Australia's "most notorious con woman" adopts multiple aliases to commit crimes around the world. Prelude: Jerry Joseph leaves Haiti to become a high school basketball star in a small, west Texas town. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/24/19
A coal mining disaster in Utah places the mine's owner in the media spotlight. Prelude: The Sago Mine disaster leads to renewed scrutiny on mine safety. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Vote for Swindled in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards here. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 11/10/19
The owner of a Washington D.C. escort agency loses everything after becoming the subject of a federal investigation. Prelude: Kristin M. Davis, the Manhattan Madam, runs for office after spending time in prison. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Listen to Susie Bright's...
Published 10/27/19
A successful trucking company is destroyed after it is inherited by the boss' greedy son. Prelude: Hundreds of Falcon Transport employees are blindsided by the company's sudden closure. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/13/19
A Spanish woman becomes the president of a survivors group in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Prelude: Fred Parisi, a New York City police officer, creates a foundation to support 9/11 first responders. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/29/19
A New Jersey couple raises money on GoFundMe to repay a homeless man for his act of kindness. Prelude: Ginny Irovando Long organizes a fundraiser for her terminally ill son. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.  Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/15/19
A chemical technician risks her life to expose corporate misdeeds at a nuclear facility in Oklahoma. Prelude: Energy mogul Robert S. Kerr becomes the "uncrowned king of the Senate". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 'Snake Song' written and performed by Jess Williamson. Follow Jess on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/01/19
A disastrous European tour reveals that an American rock band manufactured an entire fan base. Prelude: German R&B duo, Milli Vanilli, are exposed for lip syncing. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/18/19
A French breast implant manufacturing company's method of cutting costs incites a global health scare. Prelude: Concerns over safety issues related to silicone breast implants leads to a moratorium on sales in the United States. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/04/19
An international fraudster posing as a wealthy CEO utilizes a popular dating app to scam women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prelude: Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, an Australian grandmother, meets the man of her dreams online. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/21/19
A Russian-born con artist posing as a wealthy German heiress scams businesses and acquaintances in an attempt to develop her own art foundation in New York. Prelude: Kari Ferrell's Brooklyn exploits earn her the nickname "The Hipster Grifter". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/ShopLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/07/19
A between-season bonus episode in which a hip-hop superstar establishes a charitable foundation to benefit his homeland, the Republic of Haiti. Support the show and receive more bonus episodes at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/15/19