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White Collars, Red Hands

White Collars, Red Hands

By White Collars, Red Hands
Who knew rich people committed crime? Not the American justice system! Join Chicago based comedians Nina Kern and Kishan Batcheldor as they talk some of the most prolific crimes committed by the wealthy.

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Real House Wives, Real Ruined Lives- Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne
In this week's episode we talk whether it is a bones or no bones day, movie montages, and a pop icon and star of the hit TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne, and how her husband Tom Girardi accumulated their wealth through stealing money from people at their most vulnerable states to fund his wife's expensive habits, and how it all came crashing down.
October 22, 2021
Under the Tuscan Son- The Medici Bank
In the premiere episode of Season 5 we talk renaming the presidents, why Nina can't be trusted with too much money, and we hop in the way back machine to the 14th century in our oldest story yet as we discuss the first multinational bank collapse and the family behind it all: The Medici of Florence.
October 15, 2021
Small Claims Court- Naughty Novartis
In the third session of small claims court, Kishan discusses a lawsuit settled during the pandemic against Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis for $678 Million.
October 1, 2021
The Brothers Grim- The Menendez Family
This go around with our Season Finale puts murder back in the sights of Kishan and Nina. This is a heavy episode so buckle up as we talk the highly publicized murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez at the hands of their sons, and the trial that followed. We unlock the dark secrets hidden in a family of Hollywood elite, and what drove Erik and Lyle Menendez to enter their parents room with shotguns that fateful night.
September 24, 2021
Trash Talk- Waste Management
This weeks episode is even trashier than normal as we talk landscaping techniques employed by the fine people of Ohio, Garbagemen Porn (talk about dirty talk), and the biggest accounting scandal of the 90's, the precursor to many other famous accounting scandals that seems to be forgotten because of its proximity to refuse: Waste Management.
September 17, 2021
Gamblin' Man- Brian Molony
In this weeks episode we discuss what Kishan wanted to be when he grew up, Nina's traumatic experiences with school faculty, and Brian Molony, the Canadian cautionary tale about gambling, who embezzled millions of dollars from Canada's penultimate bank to fund his compulsive habit.
September 10, 2021
Blood Money- Theranos
In this weeks episode we discuss Willy Wonka's famous gum and its effects on developing nations, the Oscar Mayer Weiner heiress, and the downfall of Elizabeth Holmes, the prodigious goldenchild of biotechnology, how she swindled her way to the top of an empire built on empty promises, and the results of the fall of her company: Theranos.
September 3, 2021
Plane Wrong- Marcus Schrenker
In this week's episode we discuss geese at length, medieval weaponry, a bit of theatre history, and a man so embroiled in financial scandal that he tried to fake his own death in the stupidest of ways because this week we delve into the secrets of: Marcus Schrenker.
August 27, 2021
To LIBOR Not to Lie- The LIBOR Scandal
In this week's short but dense episode we talk how much milk our friend's drink, Nina plays a drinking game that you can all join along in, we learn Nina's feelings for the city of Baltimore, and we also discuss the manipulation of LIBOR(London Inter-Bank Offered Rate) a foundational interest rate that banks used to reap millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains through 2012.
August 20, 2021
Phoning It In- Foxconn
This week's episode is a heavy hitter so buckle up as we talk Pwn1ng N0obs, Paramore's best album, the French Revolution, and the company that is third largest employer in the world, the largest employer in China, who through years of scandal has revealed itself to be the absolute worst place to work, and the epitome of human rights violations, they're the company that built the phone you are listening to this podcast on right now: Foxconn.
August 13, 2021
The Data Thief- Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Scandal
This week we talk our most expensive possessions (you'll never believe Nina's,) we make a brief call to the coup hotline, and we also discuss the scandal that almost took down social media giant Facebook when it was discovered that Cambridge Analytica, an offshoot of a private intelligence agency specializing in psychological warfare, had stolen data from millions of individuals on the social platform and used it to influence multiple elections for the highest bidder.
August 6, 2021
Stealin' Sisters- Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang
In this week's relaxed feel episode we discuss why Kishan didn't get off campus lunch in high school, an appearance from the secondary school Lord of Coin, the Thunder from Down Under, and the 2018 story of two Catholic School nuns who over the course of a decade managed to embezzle almost 1 million dollars.
July 30, 2021
Big Karma- Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli
Welcome back to Season 4 of White Collars, Red Hands! This week we talk video games, many large words, and the man who became the most hated man in America by spiking the price of life saving medication, as well as being an internet troll, and on top of that committing securities fraud, the infamous: Martin Shkreli.
July 23, 2021
Loose Tie Bonus Episode- Presidential FMK
Here's the audio from our first live streamed bonus episode, it's better with video though, check out our Facebook page to relive the experience with us! No crime this week just sexy president talk!
July 9, 2021
Trying The Juice- OJ Simpson Part 2
This week is the final episode of Season 3, and we pick up where we left off in last episode talking about, euphemisms, terrible Subway jokes, and the double murder Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman that lead to the controversial trial of the century, a trial that rendered an even more controversial verdict to OJ "The Juice" Simpson.
July 2, 2021
How the Juice Got Made- OJ Simpson Part 1
On the first part of the season finale of Season 3, we return to murder committed by the wealthy. This week we talk Nina's sports knowledge, if more murderers hosted SNL, when breasts stop developing, and the origins of one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL, one of the worst actors we have ever heard of, and the man whose crime sparked the trial of the century: OJ Simpson
June 25, 2021
Making It Hail- Coingate
In this listener submitted episode we talk Nina's list of her life's regrets, how a turkey can cause a concussion or even death, the largest cities in Ohio, and a scandal that shook the aforementioned state to the top of its political ladder when the Ohio Board of Worker's Compensation was defrauded out of millions of dollars by a vintage coin investor in what has come to be termed: Coingate.
June 18, 2021
The Cash Laundromat- HSBC
This week Kishan sits down with special guest Sera Young while Nina is otherwise occupied to talk the difference between cool and uncool crimes, how Sera changed Chase's replacement card policies, smuggling rainbow sprinkles (and Meth), and a bank that has gained a reputation for cleaning the money of anyone no matter how many people they may have killed, and continue to do so to this day The Hong Kong and Singapore Banking Company or HSBC for short. Follow Sera and her new Sketch/Theatre Group: Merch!:
June 11, 2021
Bubble Trouble- The Lehman Brothers
In this week's episode we talk what we would want from our dream homes, tortoise math, how WWII led to this podcast's creation, and the company who holds the gold medal for bankruptcy in American history, popped the housing bubble, and led to the 2008 recession: The Lehman Brothers.
June 4, 2021
Testing Your Patients- LabCorp
On this week's viewer submitted episode we discuss glee clubs but in the water, American hospital tips, Taylor Swift conspiracy theories, and a company in the 1990's that stole millions of dollars from government dollars for performing unnecessary tests that they were inept at performing in the first place.
May 28, 2021
Payment Processor Plays People- WireCard
This week we talk Kishan's aesthetic, popular TikTok sounds, spitting in stranger's mouths, and what has become the largest corporate accounting scandal in Germany's history and the downfall of one of their top 30 companies: Wirecard.
May 21, 2021
Master of Nun- Mother Teresa
This week we talk bible stories, Megan Fox in her prime, which currency we'd like to have our faces on and the controversies, sins, and potential crimes of a literal saint, Mother Teresa, and her charity: The Missionaries of Charity.
May 14, 2021
The Tyco Roman Orgy- Dennis Kozlowski
This week we talk blind congressmen, our craziest party stories, and a scandal that rocked Tyco, a company on the S&P 500 , and took down it's CEO who was once the highest paid corporate executive in America: Dennis Kozlowski.
May 7, 2021
Acca Dacca- Phil Rudd
In this week's relaxed feel episode Nina leads us through discussions of Big Balls, outdated memes, and more than a few rants as we discuss the crimes of AC/DC drummer Phill Rudd.
April 30, 2021
Volkscammin'- The Volkswagen Emission Scandal
In this week's episode we talk about why Kishan was called "Soccer Mom" in high school, some WWII history, a mysterious death, and the time one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Volkswagen, lied to save a buck or two and in the process killing the environment, some monkeys, and maybe even a few people along the way.
April 23, 2021
Into the Fyre- Billy McFarland
This week on the season 3 premier Nina takes Kishan on an exploration of pop culture that includes The Incident (yeah that's a proper noun), poorly constructed cheese sandwiches and one of the largest frauds to date in the music festival industry, Fyre Festival, and the (not so)mastermind behind it all. 
April 16, 2021
Small Claims Court- Prime Crime
On this second bonus series episode Kishan quickly covers (look at that alliteration) a recent lawsuit settlement made by Amazon for $61.7 Million.
April 2, 2021
The Wall of Dissonance- Phil Spector
This week is a heavy hitter for the last episode of Season 2, as with the Season 1 finale we return to the wealthy that commit the ultimate crime: murder. This season it is Phil Spector, the music producer who worked with huge names in the music industry including The Beatles, only to waste his talent on a life that includes a murder conviction over the death of actress Lana Clarkson.
March 26, 2021
Boy Band Empire- Lou Pearlman
This week we discuss Christian boy bands, Blimps, and the man who brought about the biggest boy bands of our childhoods while penning disaster in their contracts and defrauding $1 Billion out of investors: Lou Pearlman. This episode was recommended by friend of the podcast Brandon from the Entertainment Buffet Podcast, you should see their hilarious stuff by following this link:
March 19, 2021
Tough As Nails- Lenny Dykstra
In this week's episode we talk stripper's names, lube stops, toxic mold, and one of the worst people to ever play in America's most beloved sport of Baseball, one of the Partners in Grime and now known fraudster and sexual assailant: Lenny Dykstra.
March 12, 2021
"Text"-book Fraud- The Bling Empire Texting Scandal
In this short and relaxed feel episode Nina takes the lead as we discuss the forgotten search engine ChaCha, our actual horoscopes, finding out Nina (after months of doing this show) still doesn't know what securities fraud is, and a fraudulent texting ring that is tangentially related to Netflix's new hit show Bling Empire.
March 5, 2021
Let's Go Viral- The Cutter Incident
In this week's listener submitted episode we talk the history of vaccines, Analingus, and one of the most dire mistakes in one of America's largest corporate sectors: Pharmaceuticals, dubbed the Cutter Incident.
February 26, 2021
The Telecom Cowboy- Bernard Ebbers
This week we talk yacht names, crawfish farms, how butt quarters could affect inflation and a story of how one man went from JV basketball coach, to CEO, to "creative" accountant, to Felon all while riding the downswing of one of America's largest Telecommunications companies: WorldCom.
February 19, 2021
Half Bakked- Jim Bakker
This week Nina leads our discussion on the largest religious theme park, the Anti-Viagra, and a Televangelist whose sex and money crimes shook the faithful foundation of thousands if not millions of Americans.
February 12, 2021
How to Buy a Politician- Jack Abramoff
This week Nina calls prominent political party members nerds, we also talk box office flops, sweatshops, and what is deemed the largest corruption case in all of American History.
February 5, 2021
Going For Gr8- 2016 Wells Fargo Scandal
We're back on big banking, this week we talk the things that make Kishan a huge nerd, previous presidential candidates, and a banking scandal that shook the year where Love Yourself by Justin Beiber was the number 1 song.
January 29, 2021
DeuxPont- The Dupont Water Scandal
Nina researched the wrong DuPont case for our season 1 finale, so we decided DuPont 2: Electric Boogaloo would make a fitting season 2 premiere! This episode will make you afraid of a lot but here is a short list of things you will be terrified of after listening: making pasta in your kitchen, taking a bath, and even your own blood as we talk about how the Dupont chemical company poisoned not only a town but the whole world.
January 22, 2021
Small Claims Court- Lying About Yogurt
The first episode of the White Collars, Red Hands bonus series where Kishan talks bitesize stories of company litigation! This week I cover the bullet points of the largest false advertisement lawsuit for a food product, Dannon's Activia.
January 8, 2021
Wrestling With Demons-John Dupont
It's the season finale!! This week Nina discovers cauliflower ear, we talk about Kishan's Grandpa's stamp collection (it relates to the moon landing,) and the only member of Fortune's wealthiest 400 people to ever be convicted of murder.
January 1, 2021
Guilty Admissions- 2019 College Admission Scandal
New equipment who dis? This week Nina takes the lead as we test out some new toys on our brand new recording setup and talk Nina's Spotify wrapped, our SAT scores, and a scandal so recent that big news dropped the day before we recorded.
December 25, 2020
Going Dark- Enron
In this week's episode we cover guys who's Tinder profile pics contain a fish, Nina finding out just how many presidents we've had, and the shady dealings of one of the largest corporations in America's history.
December 18, 2020
Murder, Mafia, & Masons- Michele Sindona Part 2
Those masons are of the free variety. This week we talk about Nina's weekly obsession: Mario (yes, the Mario). We also talk fake kidnappings, Argentinian dictators and dun dun dunnnn... Murder.
December 11, 2020
In Nero- Michele Sindona Part 1
This week we find out Nina's love for fascist dictators, if Jared from Subway kept to his diet in prison, how to launder money, and how one of Italy's most prominent bankers rose to power. 
December 4, 2020
A Tale of Two Jerrys- Jerry Jacobson & Gerry Columbo
This week we talk about pink slime, conspiracy theory, mafia wives, and the fraud of the McDonald's Monopoly game uncovered by Operation Final Answer.
November 27, 2020
From A to Pon-Z- Bernie Madoff
This week we talk about the largest Ponzi scheme ever sandwiched somewhere between Nina's stories of going to the Zoo, George W. Bush and sphincter control.
November 20, 2020
Tricky Dick's Dicky Tricks- Richard Nixon
Say that five times fast! In this episode we talk the Twilight Saga, conspiracy theories, the dark side to Gary Coleman, and oh yeah a little thing called Watergate... Ever heard of it?
November 13, 2020
Entertaining House (arrest) Guests- Martha Stewart
Harrison Ford erotic fan fiction, knitted nooses, and Yankee Baseball legends, this episode has everything! This week we talk about the first self made female billionaire  Martha Stewart and one of the most highly publicized cases of insider trading ever.
November 6, 2020
Don't Spare the Rod- Rod Blagojevich
Almost undefeated amateur boxing records, tarantula eating competitions with Lou Diamond Phillips, and the shakedown of a children's hospital. All this and more in our premier episode where we talk Rod Blagojevich and his attempted selling of Barack Obama's senate seat.
October 28, 2020