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August 14, 2019
Stephen Glass Pt. 2: “Hack Heaven”
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. Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new podcast!
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48 min
August 7, 2019
Stephen Glass Pt. 1: The Devil’s Bargain
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. Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new show!
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56 min
July 31, 2019
Bernie Madoff Pt. 2: The Soft Screw
For decades, Bernie Madoff ran one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, stealing billions of dollars from thousands of people, all under the guise of savvy investment techniques. But in the early 2000s, the wrong people finally asked the right questions and took a closer look at his money management. Madoff scrambled to fool the SEC - again - and hold onto the fortune he built on lies.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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59 min
July 24, 2019
Bernie Madoff Pt. 1: Wizard of Wall Street
He stole from retirement funds, charities, and Holocaust survivors. And from the 1960s to 2008, people handed over their money willingly. In our first episode, we’ll see how Bernie Madoff turned his Manhattan broker-dealer firm into a vehicle for international fraud, and created the world’s largest Ponzi scheme.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
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58 min
July 1, 2019
Welcome to Con Artists!
Parcast’s Original Show, Con Artists, peeks behind the masks of hustlers, swindlers, and Nigerian Princes. We’ll dive into their psychology, and teach listeners how to spot a con. Every week tells the story of a different scammer, someone like Gregor MacGregor, who sold investments in a fictional South American colony. Or fake MI5 agent Robert Hendy-Freegard. Or Charles Ponzi, inventor of the eponymous scheme. What kind of person runs a scam? And why do we trust them? Con Artists premieres Wednesday July 24th. New episodes available every Wednesday on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!
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3 min
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