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The Man Who Corrupted the Navy

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This debut episode kicks off the shocking story of con artist Leonard Francis—the man at the center of U.S. Navy corruption.

Foreign Policy recommends: Fat Leonard.

This week on FP Playlist, we feature Fat Leonard, a show by Project Brazen and PRX. This debut episode kicks off the shocking story of con artist Leonard Francis—the man at the center of corrupting officers and admirals in the U.S. Navy.

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About Foreign Policy Playlist:  Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? Wed love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here.  See All Episodes

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