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Infamous

Behind every infamous news story is a journalist trying to hold power to account. Join reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis, Gabriel Sherman, and Natalie Robehmed as they take an in-depth look at the most explosive scandals of this century. From high-profile divorces to sex cults to the lies that started a war, they’ll guide you through the juiciest, most outrageous, celeb-filled stories of the last two decades, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to shine an unflattering light on the world’s most powerful people. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony...

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Recent Episodes of Infamous


Hollywood Spirituality: The Case of Jay Shetty

Hollywood Spirituality: The Case of Jay Shetty

Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Tom Holland, Michelle Obama — these are just some of the celebrities who’ve fallen under the spell of Jay Shetty, the former monk whose journey to digital superstardom has recently come under fire. Peel back the Instagram filters and you’ll start to see allegations of plagiarism and bizarre half-truths. This week, Vanessa talks to John McDermott — the journalist who broke the Jay Shetty story — about the blurred lines between authentic spiritual experience and the manufactured appeal of "McSpirituality".


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Episode 81 16 May 2024 35m and 53s


Tory Burch, Retail Revenge I Part 3

Tory Burch, Retail Revenge I Part 3

Tensions worsen between Tory and Chris after Chris launches his own fashion company, C. Wonder. The two battle it out in court before reaching a private settlement and continuing to their next ventures.


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Episode 80 9 May 2024 23m and 33s


White Devil: An Aristocracy Scandal in Belize

White Devil: An Aristocracy Scandal in Belize

Shootings are not unusual in Belize. Shootings of cops are. When a wealthy woman – married into one of the most powerful families in Belize – is found on a pier late at night, next to a body, it becomes the country’s biggest news story in a generation. Episodes are released on a weekly schedule.


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Episode 79 6 May 2024 25m and 26s


Tory Burch, Retail Revenge I Part 2

Tory Burch, Retail Revenge I Part 2

Fractures appear in Chris and Tory’s marriage and in business relationship. When Chris tries to convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to offer cheap knockoffs of her affordable luxury clothing line, Tory refuses. But if Chris can’t move Tory, it seems he’ll find another way to get what he wants.


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Episode 78 2 May 2024 17m and 40s


Tory Burch, Retail Revenge I Part 1

Tory Burch, Retail Revenge I Part 1

“It” couple Chris and Tory Burch launch a wildly successful clothing company that reflects Tory’s signature boho-preppy style. When Oprah catches wind of the stylish but sensible clothing line, Tory quickly becomes one of the biggest fashion designers of her generation.


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Episode 77 2 May 2024 30m and 23s


Presenting *The Competition*

Presenting *The Competition*

Every summer for the past seven decades, 50 high school seniors—one from every state—descend on Mobile, Alabama to take part in one of the country’s most lucrative scholarship competitions for teen girls.


The Competition takes you behind the scenes of the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program, and follows seven girls as they experience the highs and lows of competing for two weeks, away from home and under the most high-stress circumstances. Some girls enter for the money, some for prestige. All of them are used to being the best and the brightest. But on...

Episode 29 April 2024 7m and 1s


College Part 2: How the Rich and Famous Do It

College Part 2: How the Rich and Famous Do It

As some students hear back from colleges this spring, Vanessa and Natalie dig deeper into the admissions hysteria, obsession, and scandal. The Varsity Blues case might have cracked open an illegal underworld of corrupt deals—but there are plenty of perfectly legal ways privileged parents bend the system to their will. Think test prep, tutors, and college coaches who charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to text kids reminding them to turn in their math homework. Today, Vanessa talks to Sarah Bernstein, playwright, college essay writing coach, and author of the New York Times story, “Elite College Admissions Have Turn...

Episode 76 18 April 2024 33m and 18s


College Part 1: Felicity Huffman’s Desperate Crime

College Part 1: Felicity Huffman’s Desperate Crime

In 2019, a case called Varsity Blues cracked open college admissions, revealing a nexus of corrupt athletic coaches and celebrity parents willing to spend hundreds of thousands to guarantee their children spots at top schools. At the center of the scandal was a shady, smooth-talking con-artist named Rick Singer, primed to take advantage of parents’ insecurities, fears, and ambitions for their children. In this episode, Vanessa talks with Eric Rosen, the prosecutor in the Varsity Blues case, about the juicy details—from finding Singer to wire tapping his phone—and reflects on what this case tells us about U.S. colleg...

Episode 75 11 April 2024 40m and 28s


The Love of Diddy's Life

The Love of Diddy's Life

In the 90s, you couldn’t escape rapper and record executive Sean Love Combs (aka Puff Daddy or P. Diddy) and his hit songs like “It's All About the Benjamins.” Now Combs is back in the spotlight, but for far darker reasons: a series of sex trafficking and abuse claims. This week, we’re delving into Combs’s decades-long relationship with the late Kim Porter, a model, singer, and actress. 


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Episode 74 4 April 2024 25m and 49s


Inside Meghan Markle + Kate Middleton Part 3

Inside Meghan Markle + Kate Middleton Part 3

While Natalie and Vanessa were researching Meghan Markle, another royal scandal took over the internet. Kate Middleton disappeared from public view, unleashing a flood of speculation and conspiracy theories, only to reappear with the shocking and emotional revelation that she has a cancer diagnosis. Natalie and Vanessa chat with Anna Pasternak, a fantastic biographer who profiled the Duchess of Cambridge in a controversial Tatler piece, and look at the complex relationship between the press and the monarchy in Great Britain.


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Episode 73 28 March 2024 35m and 50s

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