14 episodes

When we hear about confidence games, we think, “never me.” Welcome to The Grift, a show about con artists and the lives they ruin. Best-selling author and New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova takes us to the darker side of human nature and deceit. Ten stories about card sharks, cult leaders, art forgers, impostors, and more. Why do we fall for them time and time again?

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    • 4.2, 421 Ratings

When we hear about confidence games, we think, “never me.” Welcome to The Grift, a show about con artists and the lives they ruin. Best-selling author and New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova takes us to the darker side of human nature and deceit. Ten stories about card sharks, cult leaders, art forgers, impostors, and more. Why do we fall for them time and time again?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
421 Ratings

421 Ratings

55Erin55 ,

Voice....

Ughh I feel terrible for judging someone’s podcast on their voice, but..... her voice is SO BAD. It is so distracting it’s hard to even enjoy the content.

voice?! ,

The voice?

I like the content but I agree with the other reviewer. The voice is distracting. I realize people cannot control their natural voice but I guess my impression is that is not her voice. It feels like catching your friend in a fake, phone voice. It seems she is a little too in love with the sound of her voice.. in this case quite literally

Light to moderate gamer ,

The con storytelling I crave

I love this podcast! Why did they stop making it? It's been two years! I enjoy the host's storytelling style and brashness when conducting interviews. The stories are fascinating and informative. I want more! Bring her back!

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