April 10, 2023

EP. 185 — Threatin: The Rip-Off Rock Band w/ Kara Brown 

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, TV writer Kara Brown joins the show to discuss Threatin, a made up heavy metal band that toured 10 cities across Europe and eventually gained a cult following. Plus, an Italian man has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for a crime that has plagued the book publishing community for years. Stay Schemin’!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

 

SOURCES

https://apnews.com/article/new-york-city-fraud-4832c57101d507d427ac4516d525e752

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/threatin-metal-tour-fake-ticket-sales-hoax-767580/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/style/threatin-fake-band-tour.html

https://www.metalsucks.net/2018/11/09/l-a-band-threatin-faked-a-fanbase-to-land-a-european-tour-no-one-attended/

https://www.metalsucks.net/2021/09/28/new-documentary-the-rise-and-fall-of-threatin/

Anomaly Documentaries’ mini-doc: This Band Faked an International Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XG2ZmiBHQA&t=1148s

Recent Episodes

See All

February 19, 2024

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, writer and former military member Dylan Park-Pettiford joins the show to share his personal scam story.

February 15, 2024

Good Friday, con-gregation! This week, we’re taking it back in time and revisiting an episode with Laci and special guest Chrissie Fit.

February 12, 2024

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Erin Whitehead joins the show to discuss Lezlie Manukian, a financial black widow who traveled the world scamming lover after lover into investing into bunk restaurants.