18 episodes

The history of mankind is rife with accounts of swindlers and charlatans. Some for good, most for greed, and a surprising number who manage to get away with it over and over again. But they all make for good stories. Join hosts Austin and Dalton as they dive deep into the murky world of con-artists, grifters, thieves, and the unscrupulous types on "If You Catch My Grift".

If You Catch My Grift If You Catch My Grift

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The history of mankind is rife with accounts of swindlers and charlatans. Some for good, most for greed, and a surprising number who manage to get away with it over and over again. But they all make for good stories. Join hosts Austin and Dalton as they dive deep into the murky world of con-artists, grifters, thieves, and the unscrupulous types on "If You Catch My Grift".

    18. Christian Big Ones: Joel Osteen feat. Ed from Pod Van Dam

    18. Christian Big Ones: Joel Osteen feat. Ed from Pod Van Dam

    It’s Pod Van Daaaa- wait no that’s not right. It’s IF YOU CATCH MY GRIFT, BABY. This week we’re joined by @PodVanEd to talk about a man that needs no introduction, the mega grifter, Joel Osteen.

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    Notes:

    Osteen, Joel. Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. Warner Books, 2004.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/08/29/heres-why-people-hate-joel-osteen/

    https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/08/09/joel-osteen-house-net-worth-lakewood-church-wife-why-televangelist-so-beloved-and-controversial/935789002/

    https://brandongaille.com/how-joel-osteen-built-his-net-worth-to-565-million/

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-2007-11-29-osteen29-story.html

    https://wscal.edu/resource-center/joel-osteen-and-the-glory-story

    https://www.chron.com/news/investigations/article/How-does-Lakewood-Church-spend-its-millions-We-12955372.php

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/Joel-Osteen-and-the-making-of-Lakewood-Church-12954518.php?ipid=prel

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4489169-2017-Financial-Statements-for-Lakewood-Church.html

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/How-Joel-Osteen-made-himself-the-smiling-12960441.php

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/Books-bargains-and-stuff-the-selling-of-Joel-12970174.php

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/rescuing-hug/

    https://www.parentingforbrain.com/the-rescuing-hug-of-baby-twins/

    https://churchleaders.com/news/401780-problem-uproar-joel-osteen-ferrari.html/2
    https://churchleaders.com/pastors/276763-joel-osteen-wont-preach-about-hell-but-he-should.html
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    • 2 hr 35 min
    17. Just a Nice Lady: Dorothy Allison

    17. Just a Nice Lady: Dorothy Allison

    Just a nice lady or a big old fraud?

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    Sources:

    Allison, Dorothy; Jacobson, Scott. A Psychic Story. Jove Publications, 1980.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/20/nyregion/dorothy-allison-74-psychic-detective-consulted-by-police.html

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-dec-07-mn-41451-story.html

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1345&dat=19820621&id=xe4vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3170,1379646

    https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Dorothy_Allison

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/335429062/?terms=dorothy%20allison%20psychic&match=1

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/628754445/?terms=dorothy%20allison%20psychic&match=1

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1980/10/24/psychic-stalks-a-killer-as-a-desperate-atlanta-watches-and-hopes/833016f9-bbd2-48bd-8d05-a3f703fee389/

    https://archive.org/details/missingperson00coxr/page/n19/mode/2up

    https://extras.denverpost.com/news/jon091399.htm

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-08-20-vw-2182-story.html

    http://www.westsidespirit.com/news/the-oracle-at-nutley-MHNP1319991228312289997

    https://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/29/nyregion/about-new-york-a-shared-experience-in-grief-for-a-lost-child.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/1974/09/26/archives/suspect-convicted-in-teachers-murder.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/1973/09/07/archives/body-is-identified-by-jersey-police-bound-nude-in-south-river-is.html

    https://www.cicap.org/n/articolo.php?id=101007

    • 1 hr 42 min
    16. *NSYNC with the Ponzi Scheme: Lou Pearlman (Part 2)

    16. *NSYNC with the Ponzi Scheme: Lou Pearlman (Part 2)

    Airplane, Blimp, and Boy Band enthusiast Lou Pearlman finally gets his comeuppance.

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    Footnotes:

    Gray, Tyler. The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History. Collins, 2008.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/lou-pearlman-backstreet-boys-nsync-lure-people-massive/story?id=67630954

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7480214/lou-pearlman-prison-interview-2014

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/pearlman200711

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7480171/lou-pearlman-dead

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/backstreet-boys-lou-pearlmans-prison-672724/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    15. I Love It When You Call Me Big Poppa: Lou Pearlman (Part 1)

    15. I Love It When You Call Me Big Poppa: Lou Pearlman (Part 1)

    A man that loves his blimps, airplanes and boy bands.

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    Footnotes:

    Gray, Tyler. The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History. Collins, 2008.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/lou-pearlman-backstreet-boys-nsync-lure-people-massive/story?id=67630954

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7480214/lou-pearlman-prison-interview-2014

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/pearlman200711

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7480171/lou-pearlman-dead

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/backstreet-boys-lou-pearlmans-prison-672724/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    14. Peace, Love and Riots: Woodstock '99

    14. Peace, Love and Riots: Woodstock '99

    WE’RE BACK M***********S!

    In possibly with our most incoherent, off the rails episode yet, the boys sit down to talk about Woodstock ‘99 and how two greedy promoters thought scamming 300,000 teenagers and young adults would go unpunished.

    ifyoucatchmygrift.com

    • 1 hr 40 min
    13. Dynamite Gospel: Leroy Jenkins

    13. Dynamite Gospel: Leroy Jenkins

    1/2 Elvis. 1/2 Liberace. 100% Grifter.

    https://ifyoucatchmygrift.com/

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    Footnotes:

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/316408091/?terms=leroy%20jenkins&match=1

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/441537396/?terms=leroy%20jenkins&match=1

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/600990463/?terms=leroy%20jenkins&match=1

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aYMsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qM0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7001%2C4552782

    https://www.columbusmonthly.com/news/20170622/from-archives-leroy-jenkins-starts-over

    https://www.columbusmonthly.com/news/20170622/from-archives-leroy-jenkins-starts-over

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8F8aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0CQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4251%2C2711502

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/297195102/?terms=leroy%20jenkins&match=1

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/316408091/?terms=leroy%20jenkins&match=1

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Riverp12 ,

Let’s get our grift on!

Austin and Dalton bring that biweekly heat that I wait patiently, salivating for. A great mix of super informative conversation and hilarious personal commentary. Can’t get enough of these guys talking about the lives of America’s biggest dirtbags.

CRR1988 ,

Can't wait for more.

Great show. Episodes have all been funny, interesting and substantial amount of content per episode.. I'm on board. Can't wait for some of the more infamous and recent grifters to make their debut.

Spy Van Jones ,

Great show with two great hosts

These dudes do a great job explaining cons and how they target the most vulnerable people. The guy telling the stories is a great storyteller and has a great voice.

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