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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
 
The Wealth Gap. Global Warming. Corrupt Politicians. Capitalism is not to blame...but capitalists are. What this world needs are more business owners, executives & shareholders who are willing to take less so that all other stakeholders can participate more equitably. During each episode of The Righteous Capitalists you will meet business owners who are doing just that. You'll learn why and how they run their businesses the way they do, how they differ from the rest of their industry, what t ...
 
Olivia Wilder Times™ features celebrity and other unique guest interviews that are informal and conversational. The over 600 guests have included TV/FILM: Linda Evans, Beau Bridges, Andie MacDowell, La Toya Jackson, Eric Roberts, Sean Young, Richard Thomas, Billy Zane, Gilles Marini, Robert Townsend, Joanna Cassidy, Melora Hardin, Debi Mazar ; Justin Kirk, Clark Gregg, Tom Conti, Henry Goodman, Cung Le; Justin Chon and Solomon Trimble (Twilight); RuPaul, Josie Bissett, COMEDY: Dane Cook, Gre ...
 
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On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg delve into one of the biggest angles in wrestling in some time, as Bullet Club hits AEW. What's next to come for the iconic stable in All Elite Wrestling? They discuss.Plus, a review of NXT: New Year's Evil, and Producer Josh hops on to discuss Wrestle Kingdom 15! Beco…
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba and Doug McDonald reveal the 2020 Living The Gimmick Year-End Award winners! Who will take home the prizes? Find out!Plus, a review of AEW's Brodie Lee tribute, previewing NXT: New Year's Evil, and more! Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandi…
 
We did it! We successfully posted our way through 2020. Thank you for sticking through it with us. On this episode, Sara, Alex Leafcrunch, and John talk about holding the defense budget hostage for $2,000 ransom, Pretendians, Daddy Doug Ford, #carp, and 2020 in general! Sorry! Featuring: Sara, alex leafcrunch, and John. Edited by John. Intro: The T…
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg pay tribute to the life of former WWE and AEW star Jon Huber, also known as "Luke Harper" and "Brodie Lee."A discussion on the life of one of the most beloved talents of this era, journalism ethics, love, respect, and more as we close out 2020. Become a Patron of Livi…
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba and Doug McDonald take you through the 2020 Living The Gimmick Year-End Award nominees! Who will take home the prizes? Hear our thoughts!Plus, a review of WWE's "TLC" PPV, Josh Isenberg's thoughts on the WWE women's division, and more! Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE vi…
 
Your tax dollars help pay for home-delivered meals for the elderly that can either be cooked & delivered within a recipient's community, or cooked, frozen, and delivered from across the country? Adrienne Fudge, of 40 Dreams Catering, provides the former & is determined to maintain her community-based model, no matter how big she gets. In this episo…
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Jon Alba and a returning Doug McDonald take a deep dive into the emergence of Kenny Omega, the impact he makes on...Impact...and what's next for him in AEW!Plus, Josh Isenberg joins as the three give their "WWE TLC" predictions, and much more! Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE vid…
 
They're one of the most groundbreaking tag teams in the history of professional wrestling, and they join "Living The Gimmick" on #LTG269! Jon Alba and Doug McDonald are joined by the AEW Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks, as they discuss "Winter Is Coming," Sting's debut, working with Impact, and more!For the rest of the episode, Jon and Josh Ise…
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Doug McDonald and Jon Alba join you to watch-along with this retro-WWE PPV, "WWE Survivor Series" from 2002!Emmy-Award Winning Tier Patron Producers: Josh JonesRobert O'ReillyGeorge SinTyler SpeedJasyn Massey"Hooked" by Clementine available across all streaming platformsBumper/Advertisement music credits belon…
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, Doug 'O' Mac returns, and is joined by special guest host Connor Casey (from ComicBook.com)! The duo share their thoughts on Taker's "final farewell," Survivor Series 2020, what their favorite Undertaker "return" was, and more! Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content…
 
An explosion on a deep water drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico leads to the largest oil spill in United States history. Prelude: More than 3.4 million barrels of crude oil leak into the ocean after an accident at the Ixtoc I well. PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop MUSIC: Deformr INS…
 
***NOTE*** THIS EPISODE WAS TAPED PRIOR TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW, AND PRIOR TO THE SAG-AFTRA STATEMENT REGARDING ZELINA VEGAIt's one of the biggest stories of the year in pro wrestling, and Jon Alba and Josh Isenberg are here to break it down on this week's "Living The Gimmick" on #LTG266! Join the two as they discuss the prospect of WWE, pro wrestling,…
 
Well, the election happened I guess! Matt, Sara and Val talk about that for a bit before John heard us talking about Indigenous issues without him and joined us for an update on the Mi'kmaq lobster fisheries. Also Canada's stupidest culture war is back with a vengeance! Featuring: Matt, Sara, Val and special guest John. Edited by Matt. Intro: The T…
 
Our earliest thoughts and aspirations are shaped by what we see and read in books, but the publishing industry has been a constricting force by hiring homogenous authors telling homogenized stories. Marietta Zacker, of the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency, talks about the effects of the historical exclusion of authors, illustrators and stories from m…
 
AEW may have delivered one of its best shows ever, and we're here to break it down on LTG 265! Join Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg as they look at "Full Gear," and look at the prospects of Eddie Kingston as a full-time top guy.Plus, a look ahead at WWE's "Survivor Series" show, New Japan's changes with the IWGP Heavyweight title picture…
 
The president and chief executive of an Indianapolis wealth management company takes drastic measures to avoid prosecution. Prelude: A Long Island man's plan to escape his debts backfires. PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop MUSIC: Deformr INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK Thanks for list…
 
It's one of AEW's biggest cards ever, and we're making our picks on #LTG264! Join Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg as they break down the big show, and review NXT's Halloween Havoc special as well!Plus, some thoughts on Kylie Rae's retirement from professional wrestling.Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video…
 
He's the most rambunctious member of The Dark Order, and he joins Jon Alba and Doug McDonald on this week's "Living The Gimmick!" AEW star John Silver goes #BTG with the boys discussing him finding his spot with AEW's most quirky group, "Being The Elite," a crazy WWE story, and much more!Plus, a comprehensive review of WWE's "Hell In A Cell" show! …
 
Amazon & Etsy require advertising capital just to be seen on their platforms. So, where are people of color, whose communities have lower levels of investment capital available, supposed to go to sell their retail products? Enter Marvin Francois, co-founder of oneKIN and the soon-to-be launched live stream social commerce platform Twiine. Marvin an…
 
It's time for the season premieres for WWE TV, and we're taking it to task! Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg size up the new WWE rosters, preview "Hell In A Cell," and look at the big upcoming shows for NXT and AEW!Plus, did the right man win the G1 Climax?Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content…
 
"Oops! (Almost) All Lightbringers!" This week, Val and alex talk about politics and news, for a little while. Topics include the American vice presidential debates, and the funny American president having the virus. Then, for the majority of the episode, they talk about things that have been making them feel happy. Intro: The Taxpayers - Evil MenOu…
 
We're drafting goobers on this week's "Living The Gimmick!" Jon Alba and Doug McDonald break down the WWE Draft, and look at what kind of tough booking decisions NXT may need to make in the face of injury.Plus, could a door be opening between AEW and NJPW? If so, what are your dream matches?Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCL…
 
Wall St is detrimentally too white and male. Women & minorities, who achieve 60% better returns than their white male counterparts, manage a mere 1.3% of the $69 trillion in financial portfolios (Bloomberg). While Wall St says the lack of diversity is a pipeline problem, Troy Prince, founder of Wall Street Bound and Prometheus Capital Management, k…
 
On this week's "Living The Gimmick," Doug McDonald, Jon Alba, and Josh Isenberg give their thoughts on "NXT TakeOver: 31!" Which matches lived up to the hype, and did anything come up short?"Plus, Doug and Jon speak on the WWE Draft, the one-year anniversary of "AEW Dynamite," and what are our Top 5 Chris Jericho moments of all-time?Become a Patron…
 
We're bringing the LAYERS of storytelling to you on this week's "Living The Gimmick" with #LTG259! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they break down the WWE "Clash of Champions: Gold Rush" pay-per-view, while Josh Isenberg joins in to discuss the direction he'd like to see WWE take with the upcoming draft.Plus, the latest with AEW's COVID-19 situa…
 
The organizational culture of the United States space program leads to one of the deadliest disasters in aeronautics history. Prelude: Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov embarks on a doomed mission to space. PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop MUSIC: Deformr INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBO…
 
We kick off our second year with one of our favorite guides on our journey, Charles Rosen. Through his diverse experiences, but especially through Ironbound, Charles now realizes that his success is tied to the success of everyone around him. This has been the driving force as Iron Bound has sought to be a sustainable creator of wealth, empowerment…
 
Bit of a bummer one this week, folks! Val and Sara are here to talk a lot about RBG's tragic death at the hooves (and horns) of a rampaging bull and the politicking that has followed the opening up of her seat on the supreme court. We also take a bit of time to discuss the literal actual genocide happening at the hands of ICE and settlers trying to…
 
It's another edition of "Living The Gimmick" coming your way, as Jon Alba and Doug McDonald break down all the details of the latest WWE/COVID-19 outbreak, this time involving NXT. Josh Isenberg joins for a look at the "Clash of Champions" card, plus, the boys look into the official debut of RETRIBUTION.Plus, AEW's big main event match, and a break…
 
It's time to get IN YOUR FACE on "Living The Gimmick," and for a little Retribution! Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg break down the situation with Retribution, and WWE's juxtaposition in building stars on the main roster.Plus, a look at why AEW may have been able to top 1 million viewers, a preview of the NJPW G1 Climax 30, and more! Bec…
 
An Australian con artist is arrested on multiple continents while indulging in "millions, models, and mayhem". Prelude: Novy Chardon disappears amid a divorce dispute with her millionaire husband. PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com…
 
It's the Season 6 premiere of "Living The Gimmick," and things get controversial! Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg break down the Matt Hardy/AEW situation on the heels of the "All Out" PPV, and dissect the show itself as well.Plus, can WWE restrict third-party services for its talent? Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to …
 
Matt and Sara discuss the very truthful subjects of windmilling a pissballoon off your dick to own cops, salon entrapment, Pig Poop Balls, the Biden campaign shrinking into a corncob, and Joe Kennedy III making car crash history, which his family loves to do. They also discuss more serious topics like what's happening in Rochester NY right now, but…
 
It's the season-finale of "Living The Gimmick," and it's quite the BIG S(TR)OW! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they take a look at where Brock Lesnar could end up as a free agent, review "WWE Payback," preview "AEW All Out," and more! Plus, why does Josh Isenberg think Braun Strowman deserves a pass from people?Become a Patron of Living The Gim…
 
It's time for #LTGSlam! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they re-watch WWE "SummerSlam" from 1998, featuring The Rock vs. Triple H in a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker, and more!Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE video/audio content, LTG merchandise, & m…
 
A teenager from the Pacific Northwest embarks on an international burglary spree. Prelude: Joshua Paul Calhoun becomes the East Texas "Superthief". PATREON: Patreon.com/Swindled DONATE: SwindledPodcast.com/Support CONSUME: SwindledPodcast.com/Shop MUSIC: Deformr (deformr.com) INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/SwindledPodcast TWITTER: Twitter.com/SwindledPod…
 
On this edition of "Living the Gimmick," Jon Alba, Doug McDonald, and Josh Isenberg break down all the crazy weekend that was in wrestling! Comprehensive reviews of WWE SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: XXX, and a look ahead at Payback!Plus, what did this week mean for The Dark Order as they look to take over AEW Dynamite?Become a Patron of Living The G…
 
In a special bonus episode, Sara and alex are joined by friend of the show John for a deep dive into the conflict between Haudenosaunee land defenders and Ontario land developers at Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, as well as the centuries of historical events that provide context. If that sounds way too serious for HKIPGTD, don’t worry! It’…
 
On this edition of "Living the Gimmick," it's time to enter THE WWE THUNDERDOME! Jon Alba and Doug McDonald break down all the details of WWE's newest production experiment. Will it pay dividends?Plus, Josh Isenberg joins in as the boys break down "SummerSlam" and "NXT TakeOver: XXX."Become a Patron of Living The Gimmick! Gain access to EXCLUSIVE v…
 
Hello fellow Democrats! Welcome back to HKIPGTD where we're definitely excited for the DNC!! Caroline gives an update on the big beautiful boat rallies of Portland, Sara talks the mail which no one is talking about at all, why is no one talking about the mail? Meanwhile the only Canada story Matt can summon is about a cigar-smoking sock puppet. No …
 
On this edition of Living the Gimmick, we examine what was a great week for the Wednesday Night War, how RAW did many things right on 8/09 heading into Summerslam, while Smackdown is consistently unwatchable. All this and more, coming your way on #LTG252! Josh Isenberg also shares his thoughts on Retribution and what's going on in WWE. Listen now! …
 
We're celebrating FIVE years of "Living The Gimmick" on #LTG251! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald as they take you down a trip of some of their favorite memories over the last five years, and reflect on the show!Plus, Josh Isenberg joins in to discuss WWE and RAW's changes, while the boys dig in to what made AEW a bit of a misstep this past week.Bec…
 
Many will tell you Roy is finally back on HKIPGTD! She and Sara are here to discuss the overwhelming everything of it all. Topics include passing the joink over Zoom, giving Joe Kennedy III the ol’ spinorama, the funniest way to have your First Amendment rights denied, and a journey through a very website website. Featuring Roy and SaraEdited by al…
 
All Elite Wrestling has found dominance in the Wednesday Night Wars, and Living The Gimmick is here to break down why! Join Jon Alba and Doug McDonald on #LTG250 as they look into how promotional tactics play a key part in differentiating WWE from AEW.Plus, Josh Isenberg joins is as the boys break down the upcoming SummerSlam show, with a hot take …
 
The "Horrow Show at Extreme Rules" was a polarizing show for WWE, and on this episode of "Living The Gimmick," Jon Alba and Josh Isenberg break down the main issue standing in the company's way right now. Also, a look at AEW's "Fight For The Fallen" show, and some major debuts in wrestling.Plus, IMPACT star Acey Romero joins the podcast to talk the…
 
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