36 episodes

Scammers, swindlers, and con-artists: they’re all woven into the fabric of what it means to be an American. We even live in a time where a reality TV star can scam his way into the White House!

ScamWow is the gripping podcast about infamous cons that will make you angry and awestruck at the same time. Comedians Sue Smith and Caitlin Brodnick walk you through the best scams ever, from current events to historic mobsters, and everything in between. Above all, the podcast focuses on great storytelling, with a fascination on fraud that might be… unhealthy?

Follow the hosts @suesmith666 and @caitybrodnick

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    • 4.2, 90 Ratings

Scammers, swindlers, and con-artists: they’re all woven into the fabric of what it means to be an American. We even live in a time where a reality TV star can scam his way into the White House!

ScamWow is the gripping podcast about infamous cons that will make you angry and awestruck at the same time. Comedians Sue Smith and Caitlin Brodnick walk you through the best scams ever, from current events to historic mobsters, and everything in between. Above all, the podcast focuses on great storytelling, with a fascination on fraud that might be… unhealthy?

Follow the hosts @suesmith666 and @caitybrodnick

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

upyrgirl ,

Stick to the topic

I love(d) this podcast, up until I had to fast forward nearly 15 minutes to get past all the personal commentary about budget flights the hosts kept booking on the Tanacon episode. I don’t care about your trips, unless it’s connected to the scam/topic at hand, nor do I care about some off topic chatter if it’s funny and semi-relevant. However, when half of your podcast episode is you and your co-host having #firstworldproblems, its hard to listen to you then try to shame other ridiculous individuals.

C6V6 ,

Has potential, but needs some work

I started off liking this podcast and the direction it was going, but it’s a little rough around the edges.
I’m not about to criticize the hosts for being and talking like women. I really like their personalities and they are quite charming. And I like their voices! They have a lot of energy and warmth.
As it is, the strongest episodes are the ones where they bring in an expert on a certain scam. It lets the hosts do what they do best (be funny and riff off the information) while the guests are informative and engaging.
The weakest episodes are the ones where the hosts are talking about scams on their own. The hosts will often go off topic for a while and the information is often pretty surface level. These women are obviously pretty intelligent and I think they could add a lot to the broader discussion of scams by doing more research themselves and becoming true scam-sperts.
The editing could also be tighter. There are times where there is enough dead air that I worry I might have accidentally hit pause, or times where a host might stumble over a sentence and restart it and it’s not edited out.
Overall, it’s good. It’s not great but I think it can get there.

CandyGirlPod ,

love, but get on with it!

I love this concept for a podcast, and I like Sue and Caitlyn, but I really cannot stand the episodes that take 10+ minutes for them to get into it. Y’all are fun and engaging, but I want to hear about scammers!!!

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