Fyre Festival, Theranos, Anna Delvey, the college admissions scandal... the list goes on. And whether explored on the news or as a book, podcast, documentary or feature film, consumers can't seem to get enough of this 'scamtent.'
This hour, we'll talk about scams and scammers, and discuss why we as a culture can't seem to look away.
- Maria Konnikova - Journalist, professional poker player, and author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It ... Every Time (@mkonnikova)
- Alison Willmore - Critic and culture writer for BuzzFeed News, author of "Elizabeth Holmes' Scam Is Over, But Her Story Will Go On Forever" (@alisonwillmore)
- Craig Jenkins - Music critic for New York Magazine, author of "Welcome To The Age Of Pop 'Plagiarism:' In 2019, The Question Of If And How A Song Has Been Copied Is an Incredibly Complicated One" (@CraigSJ)
Betsy Kaplan, Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on April 25, 2019.