From NXIVM to outrageous celeb news: ‘Infamous’ dives into the century’s most shocking scandals

News December 28, 2022
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Reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis and Gabriel Sherman dive into the century’s most explosive scandals on “Infamous.” From celeb-fueled stories to high-profile divorces, war-starting lies, sex cults, and shocking news, this series examines such news with journalists who covered each case. Episodes share archival audio recorded when each piece was written for publications and detail new perspectives when going behind the scenes of each scandal.

Stream the series from part 1 of each story arc that explores “the downward spiral of American culture, one infamous story at a time.” There are interviews with folks going on the record, such as NXIVM member and actress Allison Mack. In upcoming episodes, hear old interviews with NXIVM’s indicted leaders including Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman. Tune in weekly for new episodes starting 12/29.

Joe Francis rose and fell as the creator of Girls Gone Wild. There are 6 episodes unpacking Francis’ business operations, legal troubles, financial issues, why he moved to Mexico, and much more.

In the multi-part episode, “From Death Threats to Dinner,” Sherman told Grigoriadis about his relationship with Steven Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and the Chief White House Strategist for Donald Trump. Bannon created a smear campaign against Sherman and talked all about the invite he received.

Sherman personally witnessed Bannon’s last days at the White House, and in this series, he shares fascinating stories. Sherman traveled with Bannon around the world on a private jet and discusses who benefitted from this experience.

Grigoriadis co-founded Campside and hosts “Fallen Angel,” “Run, Bambi, Run,” and “Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen.” Sherman is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and authored The Loudest Voice in the Room.

“Infamous” is presented by The Binge, Campside Media, and Sony Music Entertainment. Tune in weekly for new episodes throughout January 2023.

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