December 12, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, culture critic Eric Eddings joins us to discuss how singer and former Kim Kardashian ex-boyfriend Ray J publicly acknowledged that the Kardashian-Jenner version of the events surrounding the release of their joint sex tape 20 years ago were far from the truth. Plus, find out how a NYC principal kept her job after being convicted of car insurance fraud. Stay Schemin’!
Research by Kaelyn Brandt
December 5, 2022
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Atsuko Okatsuka joins the show to discuss how Dan Mallory, the author of the best-selling novel “The Woman in the Window,” took many of the plot points from deception and fraud in his own life of publishing. Plus, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. Stay Schemin’!
Research by Kaelyn Brandt
November 28, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, the first lady, Priscilla Davies is back to discuss Mamoru Samuragochi, one of Japan’s most beloved composers who was later revealed to be a fraud. Plus, in a longer scammer of the week, we explore the controversy surrounding Kanye West’s Christian private school, Donda Academy. Stay schemin’!
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Research by Kaelyn Brandt
November 21, 2022
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Cristen Conger joins the show to discuss David Bloom, a 23-year-old Wall Street “Whiz Kid” who was caught stealing millions from his friends to invest in the stock market in the late 1980’s. Plus, Professional Cornhole has been rocked by controversy after illegal bean bags used in a championship game. Stay Schemin’!
Research done by Kaelyn Brandt.
November 14, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Shea Couleé joins the show to discuss P. T. Barnum. Known as “the Greatest Showman,” he popularized the circus, was the master of hoaxes and often exploited others. Plus, a Florida psychic has been accused of manipulating her client into stealing $1 million from her rich older husband.
November 7, 2022
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Pallavi Gunalan joins the show to discuss Dolly Oesterreich, a 1910’s housewife who started an affair with a young factory worker, with both of them ending up in a life of lies and deception for decades. Plus, Detroit rapper Sameerah “Creme” Marrel is on the run from the U.S. Department of Justice. Also, Fuck Jada! IYKYK. Stay Schemin’!
October 31, 2022
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Jean Elie joins the show to discuss Fred Brito, a con artist of many faces including the faces of priests. Plus, John Oliver recently tipped his hat to Kim Kardashian for her role in helping solve an art fraud scheme. Stay Schemin’!
October 24, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, we welcome back comedian Caleb Hearon to discuss Norman Baker, a vaudevillian, business-owner, and radio-show host in the 1800’s who claimed to have a cure for cancer. Plus, a Hong Kong student has been arrested after participating in an elaborate kidnapping to scam her parents out of ransom money. Stay Schemin’!
October 17, 2022
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, we welcome back Diallo Riddle to discuss one of Mississippi’s largest state-wide corruption cases. It involves millions in state welfare funds misappropriated to powerful state officials, pro-wrestlers, and former athletes including Brett Favre. Plus, singer Shakira has been ordered to stand trial in Spain for alleged tax fraud against the Public Treasury of Spain. Stay Schemin’!
October 10, 2022
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Kimia Behpoornia joins us to discuss how the FBI is looking into a woman who spent considerable time at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate, claiming to be an heiress. Plus, a manga artist has been scammed out of 75 million yen from someone who claimed to be Mark Ruffalo. Stay Schemin’!
October 3, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Dewayne Perkins joins us to discuss the Bling Ring, a group of teenagers who stole nearly $3 million from celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and many more in 2008. Plus, a Thai YouTube star known as Nutty is accused of conning thousands of her fans out of $55 million dollars in a foreign exchange trading scam. Stay schemin’!
September 26, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Josh Brekhus joins the show to discuss Frédéric Bourdin, a serial imposter who took on about 500 identities, convincing many that he was a school age runaway well into his adulthood. Plus, 19-year-old chess Grandmaster Hans Niemann is accused of cheating with vibrating anal beads. Stay Schemin’!
September 19, 2022
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Adam Conover joins the show to discuss amateur British archeologist Charles Dawson, who committed one the greatest frauds in all of archaeological history. Plus, “Yellowstone” actress Q’orianka Kilcher, has been charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Stay Schemin’!
September 12, 2022
Guest Chelsea Devantez
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Chelsea Devantez joins us to discuss Inigo Philbrick, a young art dealer who took the fine arts world by storm with a few Ponzi schemes. Plus, an LA rapper who rapped about committing fraud has plead guilty! Stay Schemin’!
September 5, 2022
What’s poppin’, con-gregation? It’s the re-release you all have been asking for, the Shaun King episode part one with Ashley Ray. You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because we’re talk about a true scamming King. We recently reunited for a part two cause, he’s still at it. Check it out. Stay schemin’!