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British Scandal


In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.

British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power.

But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage.

Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?

From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Ghost Story, comes British Scandal. Each week, hosts Alice Levine and Matt Forde delve into the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Profumo to the short-lived premiership of Liz Truss. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, or 1-week early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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Our Editor's Take

Everyone loves a bit of gossip, and British gossip, in particular, has thrown up a few gems over the last decade. Now listeners can learn about some of the most shocking events in British history. Each story follows hidden secrets to uncover all the lies surrounding the UK's most scandalous events. British Scandal looks at the people behind the headlines—whether involved by choice or by accident.

The stories covered vary from the Litvinenko Affair to the suspicious death of media tycoon Robert Maxwell. British Scandal touches on topics from contestants cheating on game shows to the downfall of some of the biggest high street bands. Each tale is spread out over several episodes and will have listeners hooked, keeping them coming back for more.

Dynamic, intriguing, and shocking, this podcast is a must-listen for any gossip column guru or history buff interested in learning more about the UK's biggest headlines.

British Scandal is presented by Wondery and is hosted by Alice Levine and Matt Forde. Levine is a prominent MTV host with a background in celebrity news. Frode of the Alternative News Desk for Channel 4 brings a comedic edge to these truly wild tales. Together they deliver the facts and fiction of some of the biggest scandals to rock the U.K.

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