Gangster Capitalism

Gangster Capitalism

C13Originals

Society & Culture

27 episodes

The C13Originals Peabody nominated series is back for Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. A sex scandal rocks one of the world’s largest Christian universities, and the man at the center of it. But that scandal is just the beginning. The award-winning Gangster Capitalism team spoke with more than 80 former and current Liberty students, faculty, staff, high-ranking administrators, and those with intimate knowledge of Falwell Jr. What emerges is the inside story of how the university, and the family who founded it, have been rocked by power, greed, hypocrisy, and of course money.


  • 07 JUL 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Ep 8: Playing With Fire
    1h 7m 46s

    Liberty University strayed far from its mission under the leadership of Jerry Falwell Jr, but even in the wake of his departure, the future of the school may be determined by those who enabled him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit p...

  • 30 JUN 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Ep 7: On the Margins
    59m 17s

    Atypical Liberty students face enormous and sometimes dangerous pressure on campus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 23 JUN 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | Ep 6: The Family Business
    1h 19s

    It pays to be connected to the Falwells.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 16 JUN 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP 5: Controlling the Narrative
    1h 5m 26s

    From the Liberty Police Department, to the student newspaper, to faculty, staff, and administration, loyalty was constantly tested, and enforced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 09 JUN 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP 4: Bust to Boom
    56m 31s

    Jerry Falwell Sr founds Liberty University in 1971. Amid financial turmoil, Jerry Falwell Jr takes over in 2007. Business booms, but at what cost? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 02 JUN 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP 3: Protecting the Brand
    1h 20m 33s

    Liberty has failed to address, and even covered up the stories of women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted on campus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 26 MAY 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP2: A Hostel Arrangement
    46m 33s

    Giancarlo Granda, AKA “The Pool Boy” reveals the predatory nature of the Falwells. Exclusive audio reveals another side, and another character in the middle of this story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoice...

  • 26 MAY 2021
    S3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University | EP1: Quid Pro Quo
    44m 20s

    A never-before told story details Jerry and Becki Falwell’s behavior at the height of their power. And a favor comes with big enough strings attached to change the course of an election.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoi...

  • 24 MAY 2021
    Introducing Season 3: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University
    4m 4s

    The C13Originals Peabody nominated series is back for Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. A sex scandal rocks one of the world’s largest Christian universities, and the man at the center of it. But that scandal is just t...

  • 22 JUL 2020
    S2: The NRA | Bonus Episode: Rigging The Election
    38m 30s

    Following the last episode of Season 2, the creators of Gangster Capitalism received a tip about a secret scheme to keep Wayne LaPierre in power.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 06 MAY 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP8: Down to the Studs
    45m 20s

    A former Ackerman employee explains how expenses were hidden. Leaked audio of Wayne LaPierre lets people know the real damage under his watch. Where will the NRA go from here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...

  • 29 APR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP7: Enough is Enough
    43m 3s

    Board members are receiving money directly from the NRA. A fundraiser and a major donor decide they’ve seen enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 22 APR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP6: Family Business
    45m 39s

    Could this be more than business? Could it be personal? A deeper look at the NRA attorney at the center of everything.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 15 APR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP5: A Hostile Takeover
    43m 18s

    The NRA has a new program to help lift them out of financial despair, and a fresh face to run it. But both turn out to be disasters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 08 APR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP4: The Big Game
    40m 44s

    A dream job slowly becomes something very different for a former NRA fundraiser, as ethical questions come to light. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 01 APR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP3: Man on the White Horse
    39m 20s

    A financial surplus becomes a deficit once Wayne LaPierre is elevated to EVP, and he is questioned about the relationship with Ackerman McQueen, more than 20 years ago. An old friend with a clever maneuver helps to keep the status quo. Lea...

  • 25 MAR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP2: A Clear Crisis
    44m 28s

    Lines are drawn, as Wayne LaPierre’s supremacy is tested, and the rift spills out into public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 25 MAR 2020
    S2: The NRA | EP1: Let Loose the Dogs of War
    40m 28s

    A show of strength and unity kicks off the 2019 Annual Convention, but behind the scenes, the NRA is nearing a civil war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 24 MAR 2020
    Introducing Season 2: The NRA
    4m 10s

    From C13 Originals, Gangster Capitalism, Season 2 explores The National Rifle Association and the allegations swirling around the nonprofit organization. Andrew Jenks hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoi...

  • 09 OCT 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I Bonus Episode: The Price to Be Paid
    48m 59s

    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 followed th...

  • 18 JUN 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I Ep 6: Watershed Moment
    41m 6s

    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 son sh...

  • 11 JUN 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 5: Where You Start is Where You Finish
    40m 43s

    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 kno...

  • 04 JUN 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 4: Ricky
    43m 47s

    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 would be...

  • 28 MAY 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 3: The Dominoes Fall
    32m 31s

    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 caught,...

  • 21 MAY 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 2: The Bumper Sticker Mentality
    42m 7s

    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. Race...

  • 14 MAY 2019
    S1: The College Admissions Scandal I EP 1: The Side Door
    38m 51s

    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 deals w...

  • 18 APR 2019
    Introducing Season 1: The College Admissions Scandal
    4m 29s

    With exclusive interviews and thought-provoking discussion, Andrew Jenks examines the people involved and the larger debate around higher education in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices