The HiStudio Hype House with Chris Gethard

Scam Goddess #94 July 12, 2021

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Chris Gethard joins us to discuss how a CEO created a Hype House style podcasting network that led to lawsuits and fallout. Plus, someone steals more than 42,000 pounds of pistachios in California. Stay schemin’!
Research by Kaeyln Brandt. 
Note: The Hype House story was first reported by journalist Ashley Carman in her investigative piece published in the Verge entitled, “The Podcasting Hype House from Hell: How China’s Biggest Audio Platform Funded One Man’s Frat Boy Dreams.” Much of this week’s story is based around Ashley’s original reporting.


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