Swindled

25 EpisodesProduced by A Concerned Citizen

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 unimagina… read more

25 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

The Formula (Nestlé Boycott of 1977)

January 20th, 2019

46:24
An international boycott ensues after a multinational corporation is accused of contributing to the deaths of millions of infants around the world.




The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)

January 6th, 2019

56:27

The Deputy (Frankie Bybee)

December 16th, 2018

44:40

The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)

December 2nd, 2018

51:24
A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases.

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The Contestant (Charles Ingram)

November 18th, 2018

53:55
A British Army major and his wife devise a plan to cheat the popular television game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.




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The Hostage (Tony Kiritsis)

November 4th, 2018

1:00:32
The president of a mortgage company is taken hostage by a paranoid loan customer after allegations of mistreatment. Special thanks to Alan Berry & Mark Enochs, the directors of Dead Man's Line. Visit …

The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)

October 21st, 2018

50:35

The Tycoon (Allen Stanford)

October 7th, 2018

1:00:39

The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)

September 23rd, 2018

40:32

The Canoe Man (John Darwin)

September 9th, 2018

48:33

The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

July 1st, 2018

55:53
A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.

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The Association (FIFA)

June 14th, 2018

56:55
A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades.

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The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

May 28th, 2018

59:57

The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

May 13th, 2018

59:57

The Hitman (Frank Howard)

April 29th, 2018

44:33
A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.

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The Judges (Kids for Cash)

April 15th, 2018

50:39
Two Luzerne County judges are accused of accepting over $2 million in kickbacks in exchange for imposing harsh sentences on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers.

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The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)

April 1st, 2018

44:53
An American company avoids accountability for its role in an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The effects of the tragedy have lasted …

The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)

March 18th, 2018

40:40
A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and …

The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)

March 4th, 2018

40:30

The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)

February 18th, 2018

44:45
A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the …

The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)

February 4th, 2018

42:40
A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of …

The Canal (Love Canal)

January 21st, 2018

43:09

The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)

January 7th, 2018

33:06

The Horse Queen (Rita Crundwell)

January 7th, 2018

33:29

The Lucky Winner (Eddie Tipton)

January 7th, 2018

33:43
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