Scandal

About the Show

Category: News, Politics

Scandal takes you inside Hollywood power struggles of money, betrayal and influence peddling. Go behind the scenes where few ever gain access to hear scandalous secrets. You will choose who are the villains and who are heroes. Scandal is a podcast created, reported and narrated by former CNN reporter Alan Duke. His 25 years with CNN took him around the world to cover politics, terrorism, tragedy, crime and entertainment. Scandal’s first weekly episodic podcast will focus on the passing of Stan Lee, one of the most influential writers and publishers in the comic book industry and creative tour de force behind Marvel’s Silver Age – the co-creator of beloved characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and the X-Men, where behind the scenes power struggles for Lee’s money, fame and fortune have just begun. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

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Alan Duke

Alan Duke is host of the new podcast Scandal: Stan Lee’s World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes and Villains, available on Apple Podcasts. Scandal takes you inside Hollywood power struggles of money, betrayal and influence peddling. Duke takes you behind the scenes where few ever gain access to hear scandalous secrets for you to choose who are the villains and who are heroes.

The Scandal podcast is created, reported and narrated by former CNN reporter Alan Duke. Duke began his career at CNN as a network radio anchor eventually moving to TV newsroom. As the digital “convergence” of broadcast and print media began, Duke was chosen to lead Ted Turner’s visionary global CNN Student Bureau where he experimented with new forms of storytelling while working with young journalists around the world. This included producing an HBO Family show and innovative webcasts.

Promoted to a CNN reporter, Duke covered politics, terrorism and the space program. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to be its first digital reporter in the field covering the sensational stories of Hollywood. After 26 years with CNN, Duke was recruited as National Correspondent for RadarOnline.com.

Duke is also a news technology entrepreneur with his partner Maarten Schenk. Together, they have created a system for identifying trending fake news which is currently used by entities globally to counter attempts to spread malicious content. LeadStories.com whose tagline is, “Just Because It’s Trending Doesn’t Mean It’s True,” measures the evolution of social networks’ impact on editorial decision-making and the distribution of journalism content and the way it is consumed. Trendolizer.com archives, analyzes and aggregates content based on social signals to discover what is trending on the web right now.

Duke also produces and co-hosts “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” a daily radio show heard on SiriusXM’s ch 132 and distributed as an Apple podcast. The show’s format and imaging was created by Duke. He also produces the business podcast, Cracking the Code Podcast with Sudhir Ispahani.

Duke is a U.S. Army veteran, trained in race relations, combat engineering, armored recon scouting and jumping out of perfectly good airplane.