63 episodes

Dr. Ronald Dante is a talented hypnotist (and not an actual doctor) whose mind-bending schemes span decades. Dante worked the smoke-filled nightclubs of 1960s Hollywood and rode the self-help craze of the 1980s and 90s, hypnotizing women out of their fortunes, taking out hits on his rivals and opening up one of the biggest fake universities in history. Host Sam Mullins tracks Dante through yacht clubs, prison cells, trailer parks and theme parks to uncover the unbelievable true story of the greatest con man you’ve never heard of.

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    • 4.6 • 6.7K Ratings

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Dr. Ronald Dante is a talented hypnotist (and not an actual doctor) whose mind-bending schemes span decades. Dante worked the smoke-filled nightclubs of 1960s Hollywood and rode the self-help craze of the 1980s and 90s, hypnotizing women out of their fortunes, taking out hits on his rivals and opening up one of the biggest fake universities in history. Host Sam Mullins tracks Dante through yacht clubs, prison cells, trailer parks and theme parks to uncover the unbelievable true story of the greatest con man you’ve never heard of.

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A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production.

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    Dr. Dante | Episode 1: The Hypnotist

    Dr. Dante | Episode 1: The Hypnotist

    When a mysterious man approaches one of the most famous actresses in the world and asks her to dance, she falls for him  almost immediately. He’s a stage hypnotist, he tells her. But after they tie the knot, she learns that his illustrious career on the stage pales in comparison to his other career: con man.



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    • 49 min
    Dr. Dante | Episode 2: The Rival

    Dr. Dante | Episode 2: The Rival

    When a sudden tragedy brings Dr. Dante to San Diego to care for a loved one, he’s forced to reconnect with an old foe. Their rivalry ends in attempted murder.









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    • 40 min
    Dr. Dante | Episode 3: The Church of Dante

    Dr. Dante | Episode 3: The Church of Dante

    After serving a short prison sentence, Dr. Dante returns to the hypnotism scene at a surprising venue: a family theme park. With the help of a young protege, his godson Bobby Gold, he plans his first large-scale con.





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    • 48 min
    Dr. Dante | Episode 4: Permanent Makeup

    Dr. Dante | Episode 4: Permanent Makeup

    With zero training, Dr Dante and Bobby become unlikely pioneers of the beauty industry, teaching salon owners the art of permanent makeup. What could go wrong?









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    • 45 min
    Dr. Dante | Episode 5: The University

    Dr. Dante | Episode 5: The University

    After a close call with the Federal Trade  Commission, Dante is forced to abandon permanent makeup and come up with  his most lucrative scheme yet: He starts a university.





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    • 39 min
    Dr. Dante | Episode 6: The Troubleshooter

    Dr. Dante | Episode 6: The Troubleshooter

    When a local TV news investigative team gets a tip about a fake university, they set out on what becomes a multi-year pursuit to find the man behind one of the largest degree mills in history.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

JaniGurl ,

Sam Mullins 👍🏻👍🏻

I can listen to Sam Mullins voice all day

stewie92124 ,

I’ll have to come back to this one

Really enjoyed all previous seasons. So far Dr Dante is a chore to listen to, sadly. The narrator speaks so haltingly that I get distracted. The cadence is weird. Feels like pulling teeth to get whole sentences out. I’ll come back to it, maybe at 1.5 speed? Really want to like it!

Soobi82 ,

Excellent Documentary

Good documentary podcasts are actually few and far between. This one is truly binge-worthy and very well done.

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