Whistleblower

Whistleblower

In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This isn't a story about basketball - it's a story about money, and a conspiracy that spans far beyond one referee. Sports journalist Tim Livingston takes you inside his eight-year odyssey to find the truth at the heart of the scandal. This is Whistleblower.

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August 12, 2020 33 sec
Who fixed the NBA? Don't miss the premiere of Whistleblower on 8/27! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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“Whistleblower“ tells the story of the biggest scandal in American sports history. But it’s not a story about basketball; it’s a story about money – and how powerful people make problems… disappear. Coming August 27th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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August 27, 2020 26 min
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was caught betting on games that he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but according to Donaghy, he wasn't the one fixing games... it was the NBA. Journalist Tim Livingston sets out to find answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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September 3, 2020 41 min
Host Tim Livingston heads to Florida for his first face-to-face interview with disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy, but it’s Donaghy's co-conspirator, Tommy Martino, who reveals new information about the 13-year-old scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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September 10, 2020 34 min
Two kids from Delco, Tim Donaghy and Tommy Martino. Our interviews continue with our main subjects and we dive deeper into Donaghy’s claims, attempting to separate the truth from the lies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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September 17, 2020 31 min
Next stop, Philadelphia, specifically Delaware County, where the 2007 NBA betting scandal was hatched. “Delco”, as Delaware County is commonly known, is home to the Sixers, bookmakers, and Philly mobsters. Tim gets a first-hand account of the lifestyle and gambling culture and he must... choose wisely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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September 23, 2020 5 min
In our first bonus segment, Sean Patrick Griffin adds another element to the NBA betting scandal — one that involves unregulated, overseas wagers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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September 24, 2020 48 min
Tim and the team head up I-95 to New York for a meeting with John Lauro, Donaghy’s defense attorney, and to track down the illusive FBI agents who handled Donaghy's investigation. We learn that someone from high up may have been pulling the strings to undermine the investigation, even going as far to leak the story to the NY Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 1, 2020 46 min
After learning about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the leak of the original Donaghy story and Jimmy Battista's plea deal, the crew investigates the most controversial game in NBA history: Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 8, 2020 41 min
We learn more about the role the NBA played behind the scenes influencing calls on the court, and about one owner's longtime war against the officials. But when that owner was given the opportunity to expose the system he spent years rebelling against, he backed down. He couldn’t, in the end, risk killing the Golden Goose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 15, 2020 32 min
The crew finally connects with retired FBI agent Phil Scala, the supervisor of the FBI probe into Tim Donaghy and the head of the investigative unit focused on the Gambino crime family. Scala agrees to meet with Tim, but the team, and Donaghy, are skeptical the FBI legend will show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 22, 2020 34 min
On the final day of the trip, the crew travels to a diner in Howard Beach, Queens, to meet with Scala, hoping that the former FBI agent will help unravel the mysteries of the NBA Betting Scandal, and the NBA as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 29, 2020 37 min
After an eight-year journey, Tim finally has answers, but there is more left to be uncovered. The team continues to dig deeper and turns the system inside out, hoping that basketball's future will learn from lessons of its past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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