American Scandal

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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.

Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

Wondery Presents - The Rewatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Wondery Presents - The Rewatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 08:00

Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos! Your favorite Morbid hosts Ash and Alaina are branching out from true crime and heading to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch podcast! Alaina is a Buffy superfan and Ash has never watched a single episode, so whether you’re Team Angel, Team Spike, or have no clue who those people are…they’ve got you covered! Join them each week as they slay their way through the series, episode by episode, re-watching, and watching for the very first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her friends adventures through weekly recaps, categories, and awards while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next. They'll also welcome the occasional Buffy cast member, guest star, or celebrity superfan to join in the slaying.

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Do you remember the days before streaming services? When you might come home from high school and it was only a few hours until that TV show that everyone was watching was going to come on. Your friends were on their way over for a watch party and the smell of popcorn filled the room. Well, in 1999, that show was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the new podcast from Wondry, the re-watcher Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we are taking it back to 1999, so get out your knee high boots and paste that poster of Angel on the wall. It's time to enter the Buffyverse. Join morbid co-hosts Ashen Olena as they slay their way through Buffy's drama, action, and romance episode by episode. We are taking you back to where it all started in 1997, welcome to the Hellmouth. You're about to hear a preview of the re-watcher Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Listen to the re-watcher on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you're listening right now. You can also listen early on Amazon Music, or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondry Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondry app. Ash, boy do I have a story for you. Oh, play it on me, girl, I'm ready. Okay, so it's midnight on March 10, 1997, a typical Saturday night and a small town in central California. Mostly people are home in bed, but inside a dark club on the north edge of town, there's a party going on. High school kids drinking and dancing, you know the scene. It's like, I like the way you're working. I'm all dignity, I got the bag in. It's exactly like that. All except for one girl who stands alone in a corner. She has blonde hair with perky bangs. She's watching a couple at the bar. Or more specifically a guy. He's striking in that 90s hipster way, you know? And he's clearly interested in the redhead he's talking to. The girl in the corner watches him closely, as the couple slides off their stools and head out the door. She counts to 10, then she follows behind. Outside the moon is full and the air is crisp. She sees them enter the cemetery. It's an old graveyard, you know, like big crypts, inspired stone graves with faded letters dating back like 200 years. She squins into the darkness, and that's when she sees them 50 feet away inside an overgrown crypt. What are you talking about? The boy has his arms around the redhead, his mouth pressed down on her neck. She sees a look of terror in the redhead's eyes. She reaches into her jacket, her hand closing around a hard wooden object, then she heads towards the guy. And then she's on him. Not tonight, mother f***ing! She jams the wooden object straight into his heart, and the guy dissolves into a pile of white dust. It's really like not where I thought we were going with this. Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos. This isn't real life. This is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we're watching the whole thing. I have been obsessed with this show since I was in junior high. Buffy literally changed my life, and Ash, you're a newbie. I am indeed. I've literally never seen this show, but I'm really so excited to watch. I'm Wondry, I'm Olena, and I'm Ash, and this is the rewatcher, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We may know us from morbid where we tell true crime and creepy history stories, but now we're doing something new. We're heading over to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch podcast. We'll break down every great moment, and hand out awards like the badass Buffy moment of the week, fashion hits and misses, and 90s vernacular we have to bring back. We're also going to throw in a few surprises, like special guest appearances with the casting crew perhaps. So whether you're a team angel or a team spike, bring your wooden stakes and watch with us. The rewatcher, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, premieres on October 3rd on Apple Podcasts, you can listen early on Amazon music or early and ad free by subscribing to Wondry Plus on Apple Podcasts or in the Wondry app. You've just heard a preview of the rewatcher. Listen to the rest of this episode on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts.