The Art of the Scam 3: Scam With A Vengence
From catfishing, financial fraud, false cures and forgotten industrial conspiracies. This supersized sequel to the Art of the Scam brings you new podcasts and stories for your ears. I recommend starting from Hacking Humans to Bad Batch.
Scammers have no ethics whatsoever.
29:45 | Apr 11th, 2019
Joe describes a study of people's perceptions when presented with a magic trick. Dave shares the story of fake boyfriend app. Our catch of the day involves the promise of millions from a bank in Afric...Show More
A mysterious profile pops up on a dating app - leading to a bubble of chaos and confusion. A story about trying to sort fact versus fiction, how destabilizing that can be, and a very strange confront...Show More
We were promised a baby on Instagram
22:44 | Aug 23rd, 2019
When it became clear Samantha couldn’t give birth to her own children, she and her husband decided to look on social media for pregnant women who wanted to give their babies up for adoption. They got...Show More
If you're the kind of person who thinks you can't be conned, that assumption may make it harder for you to recognize when you actually are being scammed. We speak with professional poker player and au...Show More
In the 1990's, young writer Stephen Glass left college and entered the journalism world, quickly becoming a rising star. At the New Republic magazine in Washington D.C., Stephen dazzled his editors an...Show More
How did dirty money fund The Wolf of Wall Street?
19:50 | Oct 22nd, 2019
In a court case that is gripping Asia, a Malaysian wealth fund is accused of robbing the country of $3.5 billion US dollars. It is the world’s biggest white-collar heist involving government corruptio...Show More
Dirty Cash In / Clean Cash Out
49:38 | Jul 11th, 2019
You’ve probably heard of money laundering, but how does it actually work? How did billions of dollars of dirty gold from South America become clean cash in Florida and Ohio? How do crooks launder mone...Show More
Quack To The Future
America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
32:48 | Sep 30th, 2019
Traditional science-based medicine has some gaps—but what happens when grifters and scammers take advantage? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed leads us inside the underbelly of the cult of wellness. Dr. Jen Gunter, ...Show More
A chemical technician risks her life to expose corporate misdeeds at a nuclear facility in Oklahoma. Prelude: Energy mogul Robert S. Kerr becomes the "uncrowned king of the Senate". Support the show b...Show More
Not all is as it seems with Dr Ruja's revolutionary cryptocurrency, OneCoin. Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producer: Georgia Catt Story consultant: Chris Berube Editor: Philip Sellars Original music an...Show More
We’ll try anything to help our loved ones who are experiencing pain. John and Elaine both turn to a new medical treatment to help their mothers. But for one of them, it will go horribly wrong. Suppo...Show More