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Swindled

A Concerned Citizen

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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar crime and corporate evil. From embezzlements, corruption, frauds, con men, and Ponzi schemes to devastating environmental disasters ...Show More

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The Formula (Nestlé Boycott of 1977)

46:24 | Jan 20th

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)

56:27 | Jan 6th

An aviation entrepreneur creates the boyband craze of the nineties and one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in American history.

The Deputy (Frankie Bybee)

44:40 | Dec 16th, 2018

A law enforcement officer goes beyond the call of duty in order to steal money from an elderly woman.

The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)

51:24 | Dec 2nd, 2018

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

The Contestant (Charles Ingram)

53:55 | Nov 18th, 2018

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

The Hostage (Tony Kiritsis)

1:00:32 | Nov 4th, 2018

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.

The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)

50:35 | Oct 21st, 2018

A technology entrepreneur defrauds investors in order to build a luxury music festival in the Bahamas.

The Tycoon (Allen Stanford)

58:39 | Oct 7th, 2018

The financial empire built by Allen Stanford, a mysterious man from Texas, is revealed to be a massive Ponzi scheme.

The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)

38:32 | Sep 23rd, 2018

An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald's coffee into her lap.

The Canoe Man (John Darwin)

46:33 | Sep 9th, 2018

An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea.

Season 2 Trailer

2:54 | Aug 13th, 2018

Season 2 of Swindled begins on September 9th, 2018.

The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

53:53 | Jul 1st, 2018

A smooth-talking con man who preys on wealthy widows and divorcees becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.

The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

52:24 | Jul 1st, 2018

A smooth-talking con man who preys on wealthy widows and divorcees becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.

The Association (FIFA)

54:55 | Jun 14th, 2018

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

The Association (FIFA)

53:26 | Jun 14th, 2018

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

The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

57:57 | May 28th, 2018

A young pharmaceutical company CEO named Martin Shkreli raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America".

The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

56:28 | May 28th, 2018

A young pharmaceutical company CEO named Martin Shkreli raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America".

Bonus Interview: Barbara Schroeder & Trey Borzillieri (Evil Genius)

24:23 | May 24th, 2018

An interview with Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, the filmmakers behind Netflix documentary series Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist. The docuseries examines the 2003 "Pizza Bomber" bank robbery case in Erie,...Show More

The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

56:28 | May 13th, 2018

Reverend Jim Bakker's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.

The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

57:57 | May 13th, 2018

Reverend Jim Bakker's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.

The Hitman (Frank Howard)

41:04 | Apr 29th, 2018

Frank Howard, a quintessential family man, embezzled millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.

The Judges (Kids for Cash)

47:10 | Apr 15th, 2018

Two Luzerne County judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, 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.

The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)

41:24 | Apr 1st, 2018

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 decades, accounting for over 20,000 deaths and half a million injured.

The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)

37:11 | Mar 18th, 2018

A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk his victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and electronics. Best known for a Super Bowl ticket heist, Jimmy Sabatino's criminal resume also include...Show More

The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)

37:01 | Mar 4th, 2018

An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal.

The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)

41:16 | Feb 18th, 2018

A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world.

The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)

39:11 | Feb 4th, 2018

A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of explosions, bodies, and double-crosses.

The Canal (Love Canal)

39:40 | Jan 21st, 2018

Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster.

The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)

29:37 | Jan 7th, 2018

An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who discovered it. Tommy Thompson, who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever", successfully evaded law enforcement and angry investors for years whil...Show More

The Horse Queen (Rita Crundwell)

30:00 | Jan 7th, 2018

In the largest municipal fraud in American history, Rita Crundwell embezzled over $50 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, to support her extravagant lifestyle and expensive hobby.

The Lucky Winner (Eddie Tipton)

30:14 | Jan 7th, 2018

An unclaimed, jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket purchased in Iowa leads to a cross-continent search for the winner, the uncovering of the largest lottery fraud in American history, and the arrest of long-time lottery employee, Eddie Tipton.