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Rank #81 in True Crime category

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Con Artists

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Rank #81 in True Crime category

Society & Culture
True Crime
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You trust them with your life. They seem like a friend. Family, even. Anyone can fall victim to a con, and many have. What type of person intentionally tries to deceive, manipulate and eventually destroy someone with their web of lies? This Parcast Original peeks behind the masks of the most notorious Con Artists, and explores how far someone will go in order to gain money, power, and respect. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

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You trust them with your life. They seem like a friend. Family, even. Anyone can fall victim to a con, and many have. What type of person intentionally tries to deceive, manipulate and eventually destroy someone with their web of lies? This Parcast Original peeks behind the masks of the most notorious Con Artists, and explores how far someone will go in order to gain money, power, and respect. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

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Great program

By Nolahorserider - Oct 19 2019
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I am addicted to these podcasts. I enjoy them immensely!

very interesting

By justice guy - Sep 15 2019
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i like the narrator. easy to understand. good subject matter too.

iTunes Ratings

1372 Ratings
Average Ratings
1190
82
37
24
39

Great program

By Nolahorserider - Oct 19 2019
Read more
I am addicted to these podcasts. I enjoy them immensely!

very interesting

By justice guy - Sep 15 2019
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i like the narrator. easy to understand. good subject matter too.

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Con Artists

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You trust them with your life. They seem like a friend. Family, even. Anyone can fall victim to a con, and many have. What type of person intentionally tries to deceive, manipulate and eventually destroy someone with their web of lies? This Parcast Original peeks behind the masks of the most notorious Con Artists, and explores how far someone will go in order to gain money, power, and respect. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

Rank #1: Stephen Glass Pt. 1: The Devil’s Bargain

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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 and captured his readers with compelling pieces written in specific, colorful detail, but it was all false. 

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Aug 07 2019

56mins

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Rank #2: Jordan Belfort Pt. 1: The Wolf of Wall Street

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On Jordan Belfort’s first day as a Wall Street Stockbroker, in October 1987, the market crashed over 500 points. A month later, he was out of a job. Down, out, and completely broke, the soon to be Wolf of Wall Street reinvented himself as a penny stockbroker, and devised a scam so simple – so ingenious – he was soon earning almost $1 million a week.

Sep 04 2019

49mins

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Rank #3: Sante Kimes Pt. 1: Mother and Son

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Sante ran cons for the majority of her life and involved both her husband, Kenneth Kimes, Sr., and their son, Kenny, in her elaborate plots. She made them accomplices to fraud, arson, human trafficking, and murder.

Sep 18 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: Anna Anderson Pt. 1: The False Anastasia

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Franziska Schanzkowsky always thought she was destined for something bigger than the life of a Polish peasant. In 1921, after the fall of the Romanov Empire, 24-year-old Franziska claimed she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter of deposed Tsar Nicholas II. But to maintain the lie, Franziska would have to surrender more of herself than she ever realized...including her sanity. 

Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Aug 21 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: Stephen Glass Pt. 2: “Hack Heaven”

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In May of 1998, rock-star journalist Stephen Glass tried to break into the burgeoning field of reporting: digital technology. He wrote an article that impressed his colleagues, his editor, and the general public. Unfortunately, not a word of it was true. 

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Aug 14 2019

48mins

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