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In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later.

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In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later.

    8: The Premiere

    8: The Premiere

    With Kirk’s release from prison and a movie premier in the works, the truth comes into focus.

    • 31 min
    7: Vegas

    7: Vegas

    Gwen travels to Las Vegas, where crime writer Frank Reeves tells her that a casino robbery took place during the film shoot, and Kirk buried the movie to hide the evidence.

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    • 26 min
    6: Rotten Popcorn

    6: Rotten Popcorn

    After tracking down Grand Casino, Gwen watches the movie and is underwhelmed. She calls on the goofball hosts of the “Rotten Popcorn” podcast to weigh in, and investigates a theory that maybe Kirk was the one who buried the movie.

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    • 27 min
    5: The Con Man’s Handbook

    5: The Con Man’s Handbook

    Gwen finds out how Kirk finally got caught. Kirk insists Grand Casino exists and invites Gwen to use his “Con Man’s Handbook” dictaphone recordings to help uncover it.

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    • 32 min
    4: Visiting Hours

    4: Visiting Hours

    Gwen travels to Maricopa County Prison to meet Kirk Todd and get inside the mind of a con man. She learns about his marriage to art forger Helen Chatham and the events that tore them apart.

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    • 30 min
    3: How to Make a Fake Movie

    3: How to Make a Fake Movie

    In order to pull off the Grand Casino con, Kirk had to convince the studio and the crew that he was making the movie. How did nobody catch on?

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

SoJunghan ,

Well made podcast

Really great show! The stories are very interesting, and Carly Pope does a good job leading listeners through them.

chfwiggem ,

Spoiler???

How do you put an ad on season one episodes that feature the guy from season one giving spoilers about season one??? Not much point in listening to the rest...

anonymousdetroit ,

Hooked!

Love this podcast. Not sure why it’s never shown up on my feed before. It’s lively, funny, great sound and editing. “Gwen Close”: hysterical!

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