March 27, 2023

EP. 183 — The King of Discount Electronics w/ Allison Raskin

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Allison Raskin joins the show to discuss Crazy Eddie, a businessman who became popular during the 1970’s and 80’s for his outlandish commercials selling discount electronics. Eventually, he was exposed as the King of Fraud. Plus, a popular social media photographer recently confesses to using AI technology to gain followers. Stay Schemin’!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

 

SOURCES:

https://petapixel.com/2023/02/21/popular-instagram-photographer-revealed-as-ai-fraud/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/02/viral-instagram-photographer-has-a-confession-his-photos-are-ai-generated/

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/remembering-crazy-eddie-his-prices-were-insane

https://nypost.com/2022/09/10/retail-king-crazy-eddie-antar-led-an-even-crazier-real-life/

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/books/review-retail-gangster-gary-weiss.html

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