Swindled is a podcast that utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to tell true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. The anonymous host, using “A Concerned Citizen” as his moniker, recounts tales of real life, financially motivated crimes including embezzlements, frauds, Ponzi schemes, environmental disasters, corporate negligence, corruption, and more.
Less than a year after its debut, Swindled has been featured on Spotify, named 'One of the Best' True Crime podcasts by NYMag and Vulture, picked as 'Podcast of the Week' by The Guardian, called a 'must-listen' by Minnesota's StarTribune, and has been included on multiple 'best of' lists compiled by Digital Trends, INSIDER, Lifewire, and more. Additionally, Swindled was a finalist for "Best New Podcast" and runner-up for "Best True Crime Podcast" in the 2018 DiscoverPods awards and has been featured in articles for the BBC and London Sunday Times. Most recently, Swindled was named one of the "best podcasts of 2019 (so far)" by Discover Pods.
Swindled has also become a mainstay on the iTunes Top 200 charts in the True Crime category in the United States, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom.
Considering the financial nature of the show, Swindled could effectively promote brands that are in the business of protecting consumer assets, either online or at-home: security services, insurance, financial services, etc.