February 13, 2023

EP. 177 — The Resurrecting Romance Novelist w/ Paula Poundstone

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? For Valentine’s Day, we have the legendary Paula Poundstone on the show to discuss Susan Meachen, an independent romance novelist who faked her death in 2020, miraculously resurrecting in 2022. Plus, a Florida woman has been arrested after a 4-year-long romance scam that resulted in the defrauding of an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor. Stay Schemin’!

 

Research done by Kaelyn Brandt.
SOURCES:

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/16/health/fake-death-romance-novelist-meachen.html

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/book-author-exposed-fake-suicide-facebook-group-1234655830/?fbclid=IwAR0T1Z8YBSGjkOmKkE2bqww-XVhj2142WqdD97YlxSd0QWLr_eCm8LSaJKc

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/susan-meachen-author-fake-death-b2265223.html?r=21062

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kelseyweekman/susan-meachen-author-alleged-death-hoax

Twitter user @Draggerofliars thread: https://twitter.com/Draggerofliars/status/1610491152091717632

https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-allegedly-steals-28-million-holocaust-survivor-romance/story?id=96673243

https://www.news4jax.com/consumer/2019/04/30/how-to-avoid-falling-for-fake-online-product-reviews/

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