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Forgery. Deceit. Fraud. In our favorite myths and folklore, tricksters use their wit to wreak havoc and create dysfunction. Some do it for fame. Some for success. Others for riches. And in the month of April, you can hear the most incredible schemes from across the Parcast Network in Parcast Presents: April Fooled.

Parcast Presents: April Fooled airs April 1st through the 30th—free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Forgery. Deceit. Fraud. In our favorite myths and folklore, tricksters use their wit to wreak havoc and create dysfunction. Some do it for fame. Some for success. Others for riches. And in the month of April, you can hear the most incredible schemes from across the Parcast Network in Parcast Presents: April Fooled.

Parcast Presents: April Fooled airs April 1st through the 30th—free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    S7: April Fooled: Tucker’s Cross

    S7: April Fooled: Tucker’s Cross

    This episode is brought to you by Gone, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Gone on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    In 1955, Bermuda treasure hunter, Teddy Tucker, uncovered a golden cross in the wreckage of an old Spanish ship. After selling the piece to the government, the cross was placed on display at a local museum, but had been swapped for a fake somewhere in transit...

    • 18 min
    S7: April Fooled: Stephen King: IT & John Wayne Gacy

    S7: April Fooled: Stephen King: IT & John Wayne Gacy

    This episode is brought to you by Villains, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Villains on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    The 1980s were rife with depictions of evil clowns—and for good reason. John Wayne Gacy and others like him were terrorizing minors across the country. On top of this, Stephen King created one of the most iconic villains in fiction: Pennywise from the 1986 novel IT.

    • 48 min
    S7: April Fooled False Confessions: Henry Lee Lucas

    S7: April Fooled False Confessions: Henry Lee Lucas

    This episode is brought to you by Serial Killers, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Serial Killers on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    In the mid-1980s, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to nearly 600 murders. While most of those confessions were subsequently disproven, his case led to larger questions about United States interrogation methods.

    • 48 min
    S7: April Fooled: Frank Abagnale Pt. 2: “Catch Me If You Can”

    S7: April Fooled: Frank Abagnale Pt. 2: “Catch Me If You Can”

    This episode is brought to you by Con Artists, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Con Artists on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    In a span of five years, Frank Abagnale Jr. took on various identities: airline pilot, pediatrician, lawyer. He had perfected the art of counterfeiting… until eventually, the law caught up with him.

    • 50 min
    S7: April Fooled: Frank Abagnale Pt. 1: “Catch Me If You Can”

    S7: April Fooled: Frank Abagnale Pt. 1: “Catch Me If You Can”

    This episode is brought to you by Con Artists, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Con Artists on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    In only five years, Frank Abagnale Jr. managed to cause a major stir in the criminal world. After running away from home at 16, Frank survived on forged checks until he created a new identity for himself as a Pan Am pilot.

    • 50 min
    Welcome to April Fooled!

    Welcome to April Fooled!

    Forgery. Deceit. Fraud. In our favorite myths and folklore, tricksters use their wit to wreak havoc and create dysfunction. Some do it for fame. Some for success. Others for riches. And in the month of April, you can hear the most incredible schemes from across the Parcast Network in Parcast Presents: April Fooled.

    Parcast Presents: April Fooled airs April 1st through the 30th—free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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Oh how I wish...

I really wish the journalistic and academic integrity of all of the Parcast podcast offerings was better. I am always interested in the topics they choose, but the fact that the “reporters” don’t even disclose their last names, much less any of their sources, makes me doubt every word. The campy tabloid-like delivery makes everything worse. I now actively avoid Parcast shows because I’ve been disappointed so often.

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Love this!

I love this podcast. I fell in love with it after their Roaring 20’s series, and am listening to the Princess Diana episode now. :) Perfect for long commutes and rainy days.

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Love the story, hate the narrator

I love parcast and I love their true crime research. But I hate this woman’s nasally voice. Almost feels like she is trying too hard. 😭😭😭 So instead of 5 stars, I’m gonna take 2 stars off because that’s the reason I stopped listening to this.

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