American Scandal

New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.


episode 3: Iran Contra: Don and Ed

When the story breaks that senior US government officials secretly traded arms for hostages, Congress and the American people demand answers. Chief of Staff Don Regan and Attorney General Ed Meese begin building a wall around the President. 

Links to books:

Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up - Lawrence E. Walsh

Under Fire: An American Story - Oliver L. North

Special Trust - Robert C. McFarlane

Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power - Malcolm Byrne

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 2018-12-11  41m