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Cutthroat Inc.

Two young men, living the good life -- surrounding themselves with all the trappings of wealth and success. But their sun-kissed California lives are darkened by greed, paranoia and accusations of wrongdoing. What seemed to be paradise is tainted by mistrust and, ultimately, violence -- concealed for months by a convincing web of lies -- until a few determined investigators and a worried family unravel them to reveal a stunning story of deception. Hosted by Matt Gutman.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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1. A Missing Person

When Chris Smith -- a movie-star handsome ad exec -- takes his fortune, charters a yacht and sails away with a Playboy Playmate, few who know him are surprised or alarmed. But when he stays away, his family thinks there might be more to the story than escaping from work. "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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2. Off to Vegas

Before his voyage, Chris Smith and his business partner, Ed Shin, both wanted to get rich quick. But that's where the similarity ended. Disagreements and legal issues derail their good times. "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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3. A Tape Recorder and a Gun

What started as an idyllic getaway with a beautiful woman seems to have become, for Chris Smith, a tour of some of the world’s most dangerous places. His family doesn't know what to believe anymore -- and they start searching for him. "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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7. The Path of the Wolf

Ed Shin now has one last chance to convince a jury that he's not a killer. But to do that, he has to bet the rest of his life that he can outwit a legendary prosecutor who has never lost a homicide trial. After the trial, Ed Shin spends hours talking to Matt Gutman. "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

7 May 2020

Rank #4

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6. Left for Dead

The last person to see Chris Smith was his business partner, Ed Shin. But when he tells investigators his version of what happened, the story takes another unexpected turn. "Cutthroat Inc." is produced by ABC's 20/20 and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," "Have You Seen This Man?," "A Killing On the Cape," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #5