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

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

Gangster Capitalism - June 11, 2019 - 35:59

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 insider reveals the a la carte menu that wealthy parents have when donating to schools, also known as “The Backdoor.” But as it turns out, paying top dollar for access to admissions offices can start as far back as preschool. This episode looks at the legal ways in which parents get their kids into college, no matter how dubious they may seem.

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Following a Peabody nomination and two Webby nominations for Best General Series and Best Documentary Podcast for Season One: The College Admission Scandal, Season Two of Gangster Capitalism has the NRA is in the crosshairs. This season we dissect how the past year has rocked the country’s most powerful special interest organization like none other. Internal power struggles have exposed the group’s questionable, and possibly illegal practices which now threaten the nearly 150-year old nonprofit like never before. We’re pulling back the curtain to reveal that this has little to do with guns. It’s about money.​ Gangster Capitalism is a creation and production of C13Originals, a division of Cadence13.