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Swindled
Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
Business
Society & Culture
History
1
Bonus: The Refugee (Wyclef Jean)
Wyclef Jean
17 min
2
The Producer (Joe Francis)
Joe Francis / Bumfights
64 min
3
The Downline (Herbalife)
Herbalife / Glenn W. Turner
49 min
4
The Sting (Abscam)
Abscam / Mel Weinberg
42 min
5
The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)
Kwame Kilpatrick / Tamara Greene
50 min
6
The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)
Michael Mastromarino / Tri-State Crematory
39 min
7
The Formula (Nestlé Boycott of 1977)
Nestlé Boycott of 1977 / Chinese Baby Milk Scandal
42 min
8
The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)
Lou Pearlman / Alan Bond
52 min
9
The Deputy (Frankie Bybee)
Frankie Bybee / Charles "G.I. Joe" Gliniewicz
43 min
10
The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)
Sylvia Browne / Miss Cleo
49 min
11
The Contestant (Charles Ingram)
Charles Ingram / Michael Larson
50 min
12
The Hostage (Tony Kiritsis)
Tony Kiritsis / Clay Allen Duke
57 min
13
The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)
Billy McFarland / Lapland New Forest
47 min
14
The Tycoon (Allen Stanford)
Allen Stanford / Michael Marin
57 min
15
The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)
Stella Liebeck / Charles Bigbee
37 min
16
The Canoe Man (John Darwin)
John Darwin / David Friedland
45 min
17
The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)
Richard Bailey / Tommy "Sandman" Burns
52 min
18
The Association (FIFA)
FIFA / Colin Fowles
53 min
19
The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)
Martin Shkreli / Valeant Pharmaceuticals
56 min
20
The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)
Jim Bakker / Peter Popoff
56 min
21
The Hitman (Frank Howard)
Frank Howard / Jeffrey Locker
41 min
22
The Judges (Kids for Cash)
Kids for Cash / Greg Skrepenak
47 min
23
The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)
Bhopal Gas Disaster / Institute, West Virginia
41 min
24
The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)
Jimmy Sabatino / William Douglas Street Jr.
37 min
25
The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)
R. Budd Dwyer / Paul Powell
37 min
26
The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)
Dalkon Shield / Nelson Pill Hearings
41 min
27
The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)
Brian Wells / Paul Peters
39 min
28
The Canal (Love Canal)
Love Canal / Denney Farm
39 min
29
The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)
Tommy Thompson / Forrest Fenn
29 min
30
The Horse Queen (Rita Crundwell)
Rita Crundwell / "Trust but Verify"
29 min
31
The Lucky Winner (Eddie Tipton)
Eddie Tipton / Nick Perry
30 min