May 8, 2023

EP. 189 — The Smooth Talking Swindler of the 1920s w/ Michelle Buteau & Jordan Carlos

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, comedians Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos join us to discuss Victor Lustig, a con artist of the 1920s who’s notorious for selling the Eiffel Tower, twice. Plus, a German photographer has rejected an award from the Sony World Photography Awards after winning with an AI-generated “photograph.” Stay Schemin’!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

 

SOURCES:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ai-photo-win-sony-scli-intl/index.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-smoothest-con-man-that-ever-lived-29861908/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/man-who-sold-eiffel-tower-twice-180958370/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/147064321/

https://www.casino.org/blog/lustigs-money-machine-scam/

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