July 3, 2023

EP. 197 — The Casual Lovestruck Con Artist w/ Chris Gethard

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Chris Gethard joins the show to discuss Steven Jay Russell, a notorious conman, fraudster, and hopeless romantic who’s known for walking out the front door of prisons, driven by his desire to be with the love of his life. His life inspired the movie I Love You Phillip Morris staring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Plus, an Arizona mom claims that scammers used AI to clone her daughter’s voice so they could demand a $1 million ransom from her while she was safe on a ski trip. Stay Schemin’!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt.

 

Sources:

 

https://nypost.com/2023/04/12/ai-clones-teen-girls-voice-in-1m-kidnapping-scam/

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/sep/06/steven-russell-elizabeth-day-jim-carrey

https://www.grunge.com/468449/the-man-who-escaped-prison-by-simply-walking-out-the-door/

https://www.npr.org/2010/12/03/131783406/con-king-steven-russell-he-still-loves-phillip-morris

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/steven-russell-prison_n_5b731d07e4b025e3596b7af7

https://solitarywatch.org/2014/12/08/voices-from-solitary-the-life-of-an-escape-artist/

https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2020/06/king-con-the-conman-who-simply-walked-out-of-prison-four-times/

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