This is an episode about small talk and the sometimes big role it can play in social interactions. Business people hire Phil Segal to use his legal, forensic accounting and journalistic skills to find out information about current or future partners. Phil is a PI, a private investigator. Sometimes people come to Phil after they’ve already invested money in something, and they’re starting to worry that something might be wrong. He confirms their worst fears: that they’ve fallen victim to a ponzi scheme. While Phil mines lots of useful information from people’s digital footprints -- or in some cases, the lack of them -- small talk is also an important part of how he gathers intelligence. Phil also tells a story about how some small talk at his wedding reception helped save the day.