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The Queen
Linda Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. She was also America’s original “welfare queen,” the villain Ronald Reagan needed to create a vision of a country being taken advantage of by its poorest citizens. Josh Levin reveals the never-before-told story of a woman whose singular life was forgotten in the rush to create a vicious American stereotype.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 864 ratings
Amazing tale, intelligently told.
Amazing tale, intelligently told.
MonettePgh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/20
Good Podcast
I’m into this—Cool story I’d never heard of.
J6022000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
Give me more
How interesting is this woman!!! Loved all the stories, makes you wonder what makes people tick?
emmsm via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/12/20
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