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The Grift

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When we hear about confidence games, we think, “never me.” Welcome to The Grift, a show about con artists and the lives they ruin. Best-selling author and New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova takes us to the darker side of human nature and deceit. Ten s...Show More


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41:32 | Apr 11th, 2017

The only thing Ken Perenyi loved as much as art was swindling the art world. He relished the contest of wits, the risk of getting caught, the thrill of deception, the sense of power that comes with a ...Show More

02:19 | Mar 30th, 2017

Coming soon from Panoply and Maria Konnikova, The Grift: stories about con artists and the lives they ruin.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40:02 | Jun 6th, 2017

Ferdinand Demara is quite possibly the greatest con artist you’ve never heard of. With good reason: he hardly ever used his own name. Demara was a professional impostor. In his long and prolific caree...Show More

33:04 | May 30th, 2017

Peter Fenton made a career out of crafting that con we’ve all fallen for: the con of fantasy, of alternative realities that are much more pleasant than the existing one. This week, we go inside the wo...Show More

32:07 | May 9th, 2017

Sam Israel not only ran one of the most successful Ponzi schemes in history, he would eventually go on to the single most extreme con there is: the con of life and death. Who knows how often it happen...Show More
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