Scammers, swindlers, con artists: unethical rogues who should be brought to justice? Or brilliant players in the game of capitalism that can help you get a free mattress? Comedian and author Caitlin Brodnick can’t always decide. Each week, join Caitlin and a special guest as they dive into current and historic scams, from skillful mobsters to Real Housewives fraudsters, from MLMs to YouTube grifters. Together, they’ll explore the thin line between swindle and survival, between fleecing an easy mark and just launching a startup. Listen and embrace the art of the dupe with true crime’s less-disturbing sister: the true con. 

True Crime
Society & Culture
S01E86. Dave Hill’s Grandfather Killed A Guy
Today, Caitlin and Sue sit down with author and comedian Dave Hill to discuss his new book, The Vapors. Did you know that Arkansas used to be like THE place to go for rest, relaxation, and gambling? Neither did we. Plus, Dave tells Sue and Caitlin ancient family lore about how his hustling granddad killed a guy and got away with it, and how his dad was friends with Bill Clinton, who is the Patron Saint of Hustlers. Let’s talk about that Epstein connection!
50 min
Wow, what a week for drama. Mackenzie Thomas joins us to break down everything that’s happening in the YouTube beauty community with Shane Dawson, Jeffree Star, Tati Westbrook (aka “That Old Bag”), and James Charles. We discuss what’s fact, what’s fiction, and how long should an apology video really be? And if you don’t know who those people are that’s ok. After this episode you’ll be so caught up with current pop culture drama that you’ll be able to post your own 80min response video!!!
53 min
S01E84. Juicy Youtube Goss, Part 2
We’re back with Mackenzie Thomas and Amanda Golka to talk about some of our favorite YouTube scammer. We’re discussing Trisha Paytas, Shane Dawson, and Tanacon, too. Speaking of which: do you think there will be a Tanacon 2? Find out in this episode!
43 min
S01E83. Jake Paul’s Money Scam, Part 1
Boy oh boy, do we have a special episode for you, folks. We’re taking a break from the heaviness that’s happening in our country to talk about some juicy YouTube scams. We’re joined by Mackenzie Thomas and Amanda Golka to talk about Jake Paul’s Financial Freedom program. Is it a scam preying on young children perpetrated by a piece of trash influencer? Listen to find out. Plus, Part 2 is coming soon!
28 min
Let’s face it: the cops are scammers. From PBA cards to signal jammers, and even conspiracy theories about missing protestors, these uneducated and barely-trained oafs will do anything to keep people in check. TEAR GAS IS FORBIDDEN BY THE GENEVA CONVENTION, PEOPLE! Anyway, this is a nice episode about cop scams and how Producer Cait’s mom once sued her local police. Enjoy and we love you.
35 min
S01E81. Racists, Get Out
Our country is in a time of crisis. We struggled whether it would be insensitive to put out an episode this week. Ultimately, we decided that, because we’re comedians, our purpose is to make you laugh and take your mind off of things. That’s why we’re talking about Bethenny Frankel, Myka Stauffer, Kylie Jenner, and Smile Direct Club. We know that covering a bunch of white women doesn’t make anything better, but hopefully it brings a smile directly to your face, for at least a little bit. Stay safe and take care. Love, ScamWow.
41 min
To be silent is to be complicit. We can’t stand idly by and pretend that everything is okay in the United States right now. Today, Caitlin uses our platform for a special message on the violence happening against black people in our country. End the violence now. Black Lives Matter. Here are some resources. Protest resources Systematic Racism Explained by Viola Davis True Beauty Podcast call to action Anti Racism Resources
6 min
S01E80. Vinnie The Chin w/ Ellen Haun
Forget about it! Ellen Haun is back and today she’s telling us all about the mafia. She’s spilling the tea on Vinnie “The Chin” Gigante and so many other wiseguys. The mafia's bread and butter is scams! Just wait until you hear about the fishmonger. Plus, heroin always gets ya!
50 min
S01E79. Mailbag & Caroline Calloway Catch Up Pa...
Hey scammers! We’re back with more of your wonderful messages, emails, and phone calls. You’re the best. Key takeaways from this episode: Annie Leibovitz might email you out of the blue, Poshmark is full of scammers selling completely random stuff, and is Words With Friends the hot new dating app? Listen to find out! Visit for links to our Patreon, Instagram and more. Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
29 min
S01E78. Mailbag & Caroline Calloway Catch-Up
We all need to distract ourselves right now. And you know what provides a wonderful distraction? Keeping up with Caroline Calloway’s strange antics. Also, we’re reading some wonderful notes from listeners, including Australian John! Plus, have you ever peed in a bedside vessel? Let us know. Links: Visit for links to our Patreon, Instagram and more. Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
41 min
S01E77. Maybe It’s Maybelline, Maybe It’s Gasol...
We’ve got a lot to talk about with Alex Ford. Co-host of Take Me There podcast, Alex brings us to the fascinating scam of counterfeit makeup. Did you know that fake makeup is a bigger industry than drugs? Crazy, right?! Also, PLEASE don’t self-inject Botox. It’s not like cutting your own bangs!
47 min
S01E76. Literally Literary Scammer JT LeRoy
Books? More like scams. Today, we take a deep dive into late ‘90s literary scammer, JT LeRoy. What a trip, people! Keeping up with the number of characters alone demands a CIA-level chart with push pins and red strings everywhere. There’s Laura, there’s Speedie, there’s Savannah, there’s Thor, there’s the Terminator... And they’re almost all made up! We watched multiple movies on this scam and, in the end, things get heated. One thing’s for sure, though, we LOVE TO WEEP! Research: The Cult of JT LeRoy Author: The JT LeRoy Story J.T. LeRoy Gawker’s coverage Visit for links to our Patreon, Instagram and more. Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
56 min
S01E75: Like Mrs. Doubtfire, but with Sheep
Before Anna Delvey, before the Fyre Festival, before the most legendary scams of our time, there were sheep. This week, Caitlin dives deep into a medieval mystery and comes out the other side with some interesting tales of lords and their lambs. Mary had a little lamb, but legendary scammer Robert Carpenter had lots of lambs. Join Sue and Caitlin as they read his translations from Latin and learn how to con your boss. Research: C A. F. MEEKINGS, More about Robert Carpenter of Hareslade, The English Historical Review, Volume LXXII, Issue CCLXXXIII, April 1957, Pages 260–269, Coss, Peter. (2016). Lost Letters of Medieval Life: English Society, 1200–1250 trans. and ed. by Martha Carlin and David Crouch. The Catholic Historical Review. 102. 153-154. 10.1353/cat.2016.0044. How to defraud your lord on the medieval manor Commercial Activity, Markets and Entrepreneurs in the Middle Ages Lost Letters of Medieval Life: English Society, 1200-1250 (The Middle Ages Series) England in the Thirteenth Century By Alan Harding Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
28 min
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2 min
Introducing All D!ck Is Trash Podcast with Mill...
Introducing a brand new podcast on he More Banana network, All D!ck Is Trash with Milly Tamarez. Sue and Caity are taking a much needed beak to ramp up more scam content, but in the meantime, enjoy this new podcast from More Banana featuring another incredible lady from More Banana, Jeena Bloom!
68 min
S01E74. The Bad Beer Scammer
Investigative journalist Allen Arthur joines us again to talk about a real dark lager of a scam. Fake brewer, Stephen Foster, has been hopping from brewery to brewery around the world, leaving a trail of gross beer in his wake. Plus, if you accept bearer bonds do you deserve to be scammed? The moral of the story is: don’t get caught in the spider web. Research: -Kentucky Sports Radio article- -Documentary about MTA impersonator: Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
53 min
S01E73. The Cutco King: Jack Wyrick
Who doesn’t love a good deep dive into a scammy little MLM? This week, we’re interviewing Producer Cait’s husband, a former manager and leading Cutco salesman, Jack Wyrick. We debate just who scammed whom: the consumer or the salesman? And it turns out Jack can make roses out of pennies! We’ll hear all about how people of the South trusted little strangers like him to come into their house with knives. What a world it was! Visit to see what Jack’s Cutco kingdom has bestowed upon the world. Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
87 min
April Fools! Pockect Casts Collab - Live From H...
1 min
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S01E71. Student Loans Are A Scam w/ Stacy Antov...
Comedian and art teacher Stacy Antoville joins us in the studio to talk about the scammy elements of the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. It’s wild, folks. But what did you expect from our government? The same people who are forcing you to make your own hospital supplies during a pandemic. I digress. Just find your Bridget, everyone. Plus, Caitlin discusses her funny new short film that’s perfect for quarantines. Also, we have a new patreon episode up this week! Research: Jew York - Get Stacy’s merch- News Channel 69 - Caitlin’s short film - Send us your scams! Or call: 347-509-9414 DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon.
43 min
S01E70. Mackenzie Scams TikTok
Our pop culture scam-spondent, Mackenzie Thomas, is back to update us on her past scams and tell us how she scammed the people of TikTok. She fills us in on the latest with Lori Laughline, Caroline Calloway, Jake Paul, Tana Mongeau, and Olivia Jade. Then, she teaches us about the Hype House, Lil Hudi, and e-boys. We’re not worthy!
53 min
S01E69. Nice. (Mini-Mailbag)
Hope ya’ll are staying safe and sane during the quarantine. We’ve got a hot mini-mailbag episode for you today featuring some of the amazing scams you’ve sent us over the last few weeks. We’re talking about Norwex (like Amway), The People’s Bank, and even My Super Sweet 16 (tbt!) Times are tough right now, but we’re going to keep cranking out some piping hot content to keep you entertained during your social distancing. Hey! If you like our podcast, head over to Apple Podcast and throw us a five-star rating, wontcha? Xoxo, Sue
28 min
S01E68. Rodan & Fields Skin Scams w/ Ellen Haun
Hello Scamsters! This week we get up close and personal with some skin scams. Remember Proactive? Justin Bieber and Sue’s students swore by it. Our special guest is author and comedian Ellen Haun, who teaches us about the scams behind the serums. We cover the entire Rodan and Fields enterprise, from the billionaires to the tiniest people in the pyramid. And would your boss ask you to defend their company on social media? Should Sue’s mom ride that Diamond Princess, and why do so many senior citizens love the Brodnicks? Don’t get your lashes in a tangle, we answer all these and more.
57 min
S01E67. Mailbag: Ponzi Schemes Are Cute
66 min
S01E66. Historic Scammer Ann O’Delia Diss Debar...
Friend of the show and Upright Citizens Brigade comedian, Lydia Hensler, joins us to talk about a truly bonkers historic scammer named Ann O’Delia Diss Debar. Well, that was one of Ann’s names. She also went by Editha Salomen, Swami Laura Horos, and had a different alias in every state, tbh. Hated by Harry Houdini, Ann was a legendary con-artist who ran scams all over the world. We also discuss aura readings, making love to cabbage, cults, and the first female candidate for president, Victoria Claflin Woodhull. (It wasn’t Hilary Clinton? We’ve been scammed!)
51 min