In the grand old tradition of skeptical podcasting, this casual, conversational podcast sees host Brian Flanagan pick out notorious scandals and walk us through the fibs and falsehoods at their core. He is joined by rotating co-hosts Bren and Darien, and occasionally by guests (we were pleasantly surprised by Chelsea Handler's appearance in a recent episode about Arnold Schwarzenegger). Flanagan does his research, and his subject of choice is a gift that keeps giving, lies and liars being endlessly interesting and of infinite variety. Whether it's religious fanatics, snake-oil merchants, or totally average cyclist Lance Armstrong (now also a podcaster, because of course he is), these 45-minute to hour-long episodes are reliably interesting brain fodder. Enjoy weekly.
Gateway episodes: The Away Team (22 Jul 2016) / Tania Head and the WTC Survivor's Network (2 Oct 2015) / Girls on Film: The Traci Lords Story (25 Mar 2016) / A Rockefeller by Any Other Name (19 Feb 2016)