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Episode 36: “Confidence Game” Edition (audio)

Posted by jnshaumeyer on 3 March 2016

Streamed live on 2 March 2016.

The world of charlatans, con-men, and impostors is murky and a bit scary, but Maria Konnikova is a helpful and fearless guide with her book, “The Confidence Game : Why We Fall for it Every Time”. She tells incredible, page-turning stories about the things con artists get away with, why we all have the potential to be duped, and whether there’s anything we can do about it.

One defensive tactic, of course, would be to watch our very lively discussion about the book with Maria. Our time was a bit short as we caught up with her during a very busy day of interviews, but we fit a lot into this program regardless.

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