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Gangster Capitalism

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...

Episodes

Introducing Season 1: The College Admissions Scandal

Gangster Capitalism - April 18, 2019 - 04:30
With exclusive interviews and thought-provoking discussion, Andrew Jenks examines the people involved and the larger debate around higher education in America.

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

Gangster Capitalism - May 14, 2019 - 35:07
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 psychologist who...

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

Gangster Capitalism - May 21, 2019 - 38:22
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 accepted to college as Division 1 athletes - even if they never actually played the sport....

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

Gangster Capitalism - May 28, 2019 - 28:46
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 history. Once Singer is...

S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 4: Ricky

Gangster Capitalism - June 4, 2019 - 40:02
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 with wealth...

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...

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

Gangster Capitalism - June 18, 2019 - 36:21
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 the parents may face no punishment. Some solutions are presented, but a mother and a...

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

Gangster Capitalism - October 9, 2019 - 44:15
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 Rick Singer...