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Brian Brushwood (Scam School, Modern Rogue, Scam Nation) brings you the hidden stories behind the most audacious con jobs, swindles and heists in history. Email the show at Worlds Greatest Con at Gmail dot comSupport us directly at Patreon dot com slash Greatest Con
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Brian Brushwood (Scam School, Modern Rogue, Scam Nation) brings you the hidden stories behind the most audacious con jobs, swindles and heists in history. Email the show at Worlds Greatest Con at Gmail dot comSupport us directly at Patreon dot com slash Greatest Con
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    EPCOT - Part I

    EPCOT - Part I

    Walt Disney doesn't want to expand, he wants to build his masterpiece. 
    He doesn't want to sell more popcorn, he wants to defeat communism.
    He doesn't want Disneyland East, he is driven to build EPCOT.
    Far from the adult binge drinking paradise we know in Orlando today, the original idea of EPCOT is a planned community that requires massive land acquisition and never-before-seen government permissions. And by the way, you need to do it in secret. 
    Walt Disney's quest for total control just might be... the World's Greatest Con.

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    • 55 min
    EPCOT - Part II

    EPCOT - Part II

    Walt is dead. His dream of EPCOT isn't.
    Roy Disney puts off his own retirement to attempt to finish his brother's final plan. In his way is a new hostile governor and the bewildered residents of Orlando who have no idea what to expect from incoming Disney empire. 
    The drive to make EPCOT a reality... just might be the World's Greatest Con.

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    • 47 min
    0301 - Project

    0301 - Project

    The Cold War is on, the threat of nuclear annihilation is constant. In a world of fear, a social contagion breaks out: the belief in psychic powers. Military, government and academia take it so seriously they spend millions to find people who can demonstrate these feats. Amidst this backdrop, the scion to one of America’s largest military contractors funds a study at Washington University in St. Louis to find child psychics. Two boys apply and are accepted, but they have something up their sleeve…
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    • 42 min
    0302 - Alpha

    0302 - Alpha

    Steve Shaw is an orphan who bounced around the globe. Mike Edwards is an Iowa choirboy who fulfilled every hope of his loving parents. They both see a world being defrauded by hucksters. They both apply to the Mac Lab study in St. Louis and are accepted. They both believe the other to be a liability in a long con. Can they coexist?
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    • 53 min
    0303 - Demonic

    0303 - Demonic

    The boys are a team, they’ve been fooling the Mac Lab for over a year but what comes next? Fame and fortune for the Project Alpha team, hopefully. Yet, that means total humiliation for the professors and researchers Mike and Steve have come to know and appreciate. It all comes to a head at a conference in Madison, Wisconsin where the boys have to witness a truly disturbing consequence to their deception.
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    • 51 min
    0304 - Side Characters

    0304 - Side Characters

    At a 1983 press conference in New York City, the entire charade is revealed. It’s recorded for a prime time NBC special set to air two weeks later. We unpack 40 years of consequences from the triumph and betrayal of Project Alpha. 


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

MyGarageBay ,

Great story telling. Must listen

There are stories and then there is this story. Wow this is awesome. Update. Finished the 4th episode and really want more. Where do I send money for the next story.

Update 2 Every season gets better and better. Thank you. If you have not listened you must. They are great story tellers and bring the story alive.

Update 3.
Season four is still outstanding and love the story telling of Brian and Justin. Thank you for continuing to provide us entertainment and history.

Bebedondena ,

Get to the point

It’s frustrating to listen because these men can’t get to the point. Too many added comments such as “I’m going to look at my producer because he’ll know is I’m saying the right word”. We don’t care that your looking at someone for affirmation. Stay on topic. I want to hear about the topic.

Spoooon! ,

Wonderful Stories Too Much About the Host

The host seems to think the audience is only coming to hear him speak. We literally talk over an interview to tell his own narrative.

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