9 Infamous Scandals (With Crazy Details Everybody Forgot)

In the court of public opinion, Richard Nixon got off easy. Seriously! If you lived Richard Nixon's life, and did Richard Nixon's crimes, you would be THRILLED if your Famous Crime was a minor hotel burglary. On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by the incredible Dana Gould for a trip through world-famous scandals that somehow never get a closer look. With each story, they'll dig into the forgotten and astonishing details of those scandals that were apparently too mind-blowing for the public to remember. So throw on some headphones, and discover the ways Elizabeth Holmes, O.J. Simpson, the Enron fellas, and more infamous maniacs are much more bizarre than you realized.

Footnotes:

link for tickets to see Dana Gould live! Next shows: Feb. 3rd in Santa Barbara CA, Feb. 6th in Atlanta GA, Feb. 7th in Athens GA, Feb. 8th in Asheville NC, Feb. 13th-15th in Grand Rapids MI

The Dana Gould Hour podcast

5 Iconic Works Of Art That Caused Moral Panics (Cracked) (for intro story about Michelangelo)

5 Horrifying Ways Scandals Were Covered Up (Cracked)

John Mitchell, Attorney General of the United States (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Trump Ambassador Beat and 'Kidnapped' Woman in Watergate Cover-Up: Reports (Newsweek)

Ambassador Stephen King's page on the website for the U.S. Embassy In The Czech Republic

6 Insane Conspiracy Theories (That Actually Happened) (Cracked)

The Lyndon Johnson tapes: Richard Nixon's 'treason' (BBC)

Notes Indicate Nixon Interfered With 1968 Peace Talks (Smithsonian)

Anna Chennault: The Secret Go-Between Who Helped Tip the 1968 Election (Politico)

This Day In History: January 27th 1973: Paris Peace Accords signed (History.com)

6 Infamous Scandals With Crazy Details The Public Forgot (Cracked)

The Iran-Contra Affair (PBS American Experience)

Casualties in Nicaragua: Schools and Health Care (The New York Times)

Swiss Man Got, Invested Sultan's Lost $10 Million (Los Angeles Times)

Eugene Hasenfus parachutes to safety, Oct. 5, 1986 (Politico)

"She Never Looks Back": Inside Elizabeth Holmes's Chilling Final Months at Theranos (Vanity Fair)

Trump Had No Problem with Iran's Revolutionary Guard When He Was Doing Business with Its Associates (Vanity Fair)

"Donald Trump's Worst Deal" by Adam Davidson (The New Yorker)

Another Trump Tower is on Fire, This Time in Azerbaijan (Newsweek)

Trump Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Foreign Terrorist Group (The New York Times)

Biden's son discharged from Navy after testing positive for cocaine (CNN)

Inside Hunter Biden's Complicated Relationships With The Women In His Life (Refinery29)

Hunter Biden Has Reportedly Broken Up with His Late Brother's Wife (Vanity Fair)

Filing: No doubt dad of Arkansas baby is Biden son. It says DNA sets onus on Hunter (The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)