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Gangster Capitalism

29 EpisodesProduced by C13OriginalsWebsite

The C13Originals Peabody nominated series is back for Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. A sex scandal rocks one of the world’s largest Christian universities, and the man at the center of it. But that scandal is just the beginning. The award-winning Gangster Capitalism team spo… read more

29 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Introducing Season 1: The College Admissions Scandal

April 18th, 2019

4:29

With exclusive interviews and thought-provoking discussion, Andrew Jenks examines the people involved and the larger debate around higher education …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 1: The Side Door

May 14th, 2019

39:21

Through transcriptions of wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer, Felicity Huffman, and others, Episode 1 brings to life just how dirty these schemes were. We also hear from a student who cheated on his SAT, a …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 2: The Bumper Sticker Mentality

May 21st, 2019

42:37

Rick Singer’s “Side Door” has another, more expensive option that clients like actor, Lori Loughlin opt for. The scam? $500,000 to get your kids …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 3: The Dominoes Fall

May 28th, 2019

33:01

Federal agents make an arrest for securities fraud, and get much more than expected. They are offered information that leads to a man they’d never heard of - Rick Singer, and the biggest scandal in education …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 4: Ricky

June 4th, 2019

44:17

A best friend, a mentee, and a former coworker provide an intimate account of Rick Singer’s transition from the boy determined to transform himself, to the coach who refused to accept failure, to the man whose obsession …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 5: Where You Start is Where You Finish

June 11th, 2019

40:13

A Singer parent negotiates a deal for her son to have the ACT taken for him, without him even being in the same state, and a college admissions …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I Ep 6: Watershed Moment

June 18th, 2019

40:36

An argument is made that just because we are repelled by the indicted parents’ behavior, that doesn’t make it criminal. In fact, one opinion is that …

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I Bonus Episode: The Price to Be Paid

October 9th, 2019

48:29

With sentences starting to be handed out to those who’ve plead guilty in this scandal, some cases are coming to a close. Others who’ve plead not guilty may have an uphill battle, despite their potential argument that …

Introducing Season 2: The NRA

March 24th, 2020

4:10

From C13 Originals, Gangster Capitalism, Season 2 explores The National Rifle Association and the allegations swirling around the nonprofit organization. Andrew Jenks hosts.

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S2: The NRA | EP1: Let Loose the Dogs of War

March 25th, 2020

41:13

A show of strength and unity kicks off the 2019 Annual Convention, but behind the scenes, the NRA is nearing a civil war.

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S2: The NRA | EP2: A Clear Crisis

March 25th, 2020

45:13

Lines are drawn, as Wayne LaPierre’s supremacy is tested, and the rift spills out into public.

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S2: The NRA | EP3: Man on the White Horse

April 1st, 2020

40:05

A financial surplus becomes a deficit once Wayne LaPierre is elevated to EVP, and he is questioned about the relationship with Ackerman McQueen, more …

S2: The NRA | EP4: The Big Game

April 8th, 2020

41:29

A dream job slowly becomes something very different for a former NRA fundraiser, as ethical questions come to light.

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S2: The NRA | EP5: A Hostile Takeover

April 15th, 2020

44:03

The NRA has a new program to help lift them out of financial despair, and a fresh face to run it. But both turn out to be disasters.

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S2: The NRA | EP6: Family Business

April 22nd, 2020

46:24

Could this be more than business? Could it be personal? A deeper look at the NRA attorney at the center of everything. 

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S2: The NRA | EP7: Enough is Enough

April 29th, 2020

43:48

Board members are receiving money directly from the NRA. A fundraiser and a major donor decide they’ve seen enough.

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S2: The NRA | EP8: Down to the Studs

May 6th, 2020

46:05

A former Ackerman employee explains how expenses were hidden. Leaked audio of Wayne LaPierre lets people know the real damage under his watch. Where will the NRA go from here?

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S2: The NRA | Bonus Episode: Rigging The Election

July 22nd, 2020

39:15

Following the last episode of Season 2, the creators of Gangster Capitalism received a tip about a secret scheme to keep Wayne LaPierre in power.  

Introducing Season 3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University

May 24th, 2021

4:04

The C13Originals Peabody nominated series is back for Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. A sex scandal rocks one of the world’s largest Christian universities, and the man at the center of it. But …

S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP1: Quid Pro Quo

May 26th, 2021

44:05

A never-before told story details Jerry and Becki Falwell’s behavior at the height of their power. And a favor comes with big enough strings attached …

S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP2: A Hostel Arrangement

May 26th, 2021

46:18

Giancarlo Granda, AKA “The Pool Boy” reveals the predatory nature of the Falwells. Exclusive audio reveals another side, and another character in the …

S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP 3: Protecting the Brand

June 2nd, 2021

1:20:17

Liberty has failed to address, and even covered up the stories of women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted on campus.

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S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP 4: Bust to Boom

June 9th, 2021

56:16

Jerry Falwell Sr founds Liberty University in 1971. Amid financial turmoil, Jerry Falwell Jr takes over in 2007. Business booms, but at what cost?

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S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP 5: Controlling the Narrative

June 16th, 2021

1:05:11

From the Liberty Police Department, to the student newspaper, to faculty, staff, and administration, loyalty was constantly tested, and enforced.

S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Ep 6: The Family Business

June 23rd, 2021

1:00:04

It pays to be connected to the Falwells. 

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S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Ep 7: On the Margins

June 30th, 2021

59:02

Atypical Liberty students face enormous and sometimes dangerous pressure on campus.

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S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Ep 8: Playing With Fire

July 7th, 2021

1:07:31

Liberty University strayed far from its mission under the leadership of Jerry Falwell Jr, but even in the wake of his departure, the future of the …

S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Bonus: Jane Does v. Liberty

August 25th, 2021

1:16:34

More survivors of sexual violence at Liberty speak for the first time, revealing yet again how deeply the coverup culture on campus is rooted. Our …

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