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Is it ever okay to break the rules? Cheat! is a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning journalist and comedian Alzo Slade that... more

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The Man Who (Almost) Got Away with a $20 Million Art Fraud

For years, Helge Achenbach has been among the world’s most successful art dealers. But with one treacherous move, he lands... more

11 Sep 2023 · 6 minutes
Whose Joke Is It Anyway?

Joke stealing. It's a cardinal sin in the comedy community, but it happens...a lot. Sometimes it's truly unintentional or a... more

11 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
NFL’s Bountygate

After New Orleans was hit by the catastrophic national disaster of hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints quickly became the... more

04 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
The Dark Side of Conservatorships

A conservatorship or guardianship is a court appointed order which gives someone permission to act on behalf of an individual... more

28 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
My Fake Restaurant

Oobah Butler is a professional prankster. In 2017, he managed to convince the London restaurant scene that he was the... more

21 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Jim and Tammy Faye

In the 1980s, The PTL or Praise The Lord Satellite Network founded by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker broadcast into... more

14 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Fantasy Football School

In 2017, Roy Johnson, a former life insurance salesman turned entrepreneur, opened a new football high school in Ohio. The... more

07 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Scammed By The State

How did a trusted British institution manage to have over 600 people convicted for crimes they didn’t commit? In the... more

28 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
The Toaster Hoaxster

Goofing around in class one day, Alex and Alan had no idea that they were about to create a decade-long... more

21 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
The Dine and Dash Dater

Dating is hard. Just about anyone can relate to having trouble meeting new people and making connections. That's why in... more

14 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
The Artifakes Exhibition

Collector Marty Martin spent years finding and sourcing incredible ancient artifacts, which he shared with the world in his touring... more

07 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
The Cowgirl’s Con

Growing up in Dixon, Illinois, in the 90s, Li Arellano never understood why his town seemed to be crumbling, the... more

31 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Introducing… Shrink The Box

Ever wondered why Tony Soprano’s therapist stuck with him? Why Fleabag is obsessed with sex or why Walter White is... more

31 Jan 2023 · 1 minute
The Sturgeon General

Caviar, those little salty fish eggs – are prized by foodies all over the world. The fish that produces caviar,... more

24 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
The World's Most Trafficked Mammal

It's likely you've never heard of a pangolin - they're scaly mammals that look kind of like a cross between... more

17 Jan 2023 · 31 minutes
The Rise Of Insta-Therapy

When it comes to social media, there's no shortage of mental health content. And there's a growing number of influencers... more

10 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
Big Fish to Fry

Every spring, the best anglers in the Midwest converge on Lake Erie to try to catch the biggest Walleye and... more

03 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
Unwrapping Hipster Chocolate (Rerun)

In 2007, two Iowa-born brothers launched an artisanal chocolate company, Mast Brothers, out of an apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—the hipster... more

27 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
Letters to Santa

In the 1910s, the New York City Post Office was having trouble delivering children's letters addressed to Santa Claus. So... more

20 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
The Missing Link

In 1912, a British amateur archaeologist found fossils that would change the face of evolution. Charles Dawson claimed he had... more

13 Dec 2022 · 34 minutes
The Bad Doctor

In the early 2000’s, a man called Ian Paterson was considered one of the best breast surgeons in England. He... more

06 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
Founding Fraudsters

During the 19th and 20th centuries, the people who helped build and shape American society were some of history’s most... more

29 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
Introducing: Big Spender

Hi Cheat! listeners, here's a podcast we think you'll love...Some people do extraordinary things to get rich but few come... more

22 Nov 2022 · 2 minutes
Bitcoin Baddies

In 2016, over 100,000 Bitcoin were stolen from customers using the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. The theft rattled the crypto world.... more

22 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
Gaming the Gamers

Cheating usually takes the fun out of games. But with the rise of competitive gaming in the past decade, more... more

15 Nov 2022 · 34 minutes
Operation Snow White

The Church of Scientology has been the subject of public fascination, government investigations, movies, and books for as long as... more

08 Nov 2022 · 42 minutes
Fixing to Win

Lotteries should be all about luck. But what if you could beat the odds? Would you do it? In 2010,... more

01 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
The Talking Gorilla

Koko is perhaps the world's most famous gorilla. She was known for her ability to communicate using thousands of signs and... more

25 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
Mystery Meat

In 2013, beef burgers—and other products advertised as beef—that were sold across Europe were found to contain traces, and in... more

18 Oct 2022 · 32 minutes
Phishy Business

When Indian journalist Nidhi Razdan was tapped for a job as an associate professor at Harvard, she was overjoyed. She... more

11 Oct 2022 · 38 minutes
Brokerage on the Brink

Toby Groves was running a mortgage brokerage when he discovered a small mistake that had been losing the company money,... more

04 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
The Rise & Fall of Nigeria's SuperCop

Nigeria was struggling with a kidnapping crisis, that is until Abba Kyari took over as the head of an elite... more

27 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
Introducing: Wolves Among Us, Season 1, The Larry Lavin Story

On the surface, there was nothing remarkable about Larry Lavin. He lived in a quiet neighborhood with his wife and... more

26 Sep 2022 · 4 minutes
Journey to the Omegaverse

When Zoey Ellis lands a contract with a publisher to write a novel, she is thrilled. It's a dream come... more

20 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
When Pigs Can Fly

Pigs on planes? Snakes in stores? Alpacas in pharmacies? Most are emotional support animals (ESAs). And the demand for ESAs... more

13 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
The truth about recycling

Anyone growing up in the US in the 90s probably remembers hearing about how important it was to recycle.  By... more

06 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
Mysterious Mango Business

How far would you go to eat a food that reminds you of home? Would you be willing to smuggle... more

30 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
The Gucci Billionaire Master

Instagram influencer Hushpuppi earned millions of followers by posting a window into the life of the ultra-rich, with his runway-ready... more

23 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
Sister Swindler

For 30 years, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper served as the principal of St. James Elementary—a Catholic school in Torrance, California.... more

16 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Cheat! is back. New episodes weekly!

Cheat! returns with new episodes weekly. Hosted by award-winning journalist and comedian Alzo Slade, Cheat! dives into the epic stories... more

11 Aug 2022 · 1 minute
The Gucci Billionaire Master

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Instagram influencer Hushpuppi earned millions of followers by posting a window into the life of the ultra-rich, with his runway-ready designer outfits,... more