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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2, 405 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
405 Ratings

405 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.

Maekar_I ,

The host...

The stories are good, told well and researched well.

The host is the problem. She speaks so slowly and over annunciates her words, like she is talking to a deaf person that needs to read her lips or someone who doesn’t understand English well. I could only do two episodes. It just drove me nuts.

Nullity ,

Don’t listen to those other reviews

Good podcast and the host’s voice is fine. Sadly though, I don’t see a season 2.

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