Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

By Sony Music Entertainment & Campside Media

In the fall of 2020, 14 men were arrested across three states in a series of FBI raids that shocked the nation. The government alleged that these men conspired to kidnap, and possibly even kill, the sitting governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. But is that really what happened? On season 7 of Chameleon, we’ll explore that notorious plot to kidnap governor Whitmer from its inception by taking listeners on an unprecedented journey inside the investigation. Through hundreds of hours of wire recordings that have never been heard by the public, you’ll ride along in the pocket of an FBI informant posing as a militia member, as he infiltrates an anti-government group that seems dangerous. But are they? Was the plot to kidnap governor Whitmer the sophisticated plan the government said it was, or just the stoned fantasies of a group of down-on-their-luck gun nuts? Did the FBI stop a dangerous plot in motion…or did it help to create it? Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 7 of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

Episodes

The Michigan Plot I 4. Far From Stupid

Storming the governor’s home by boat? A two-helicopter relay carried out by a guy who claims to be an ex-Navy Seal? An elected official set adrift on Lake Michigan? Dan works with Adam to mold a wad of dumb ideas into a real plan. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/24·47m 18s

The Michigan Plot I 3. What’s The Plan?

A secret meeting in the Vac-Shack basement leads to the somewhat reluctant union of Adam Fox and the Wolverine Watchmen. But can these guys put the bong down long enough to come up with a real plan? Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·54m 1s

The Michigan Plot I 2. Wolverines!

In the Spring of 2020, as COVID lockdowns hit the country, a family in South-Central Michigan formed a militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen. An Iraq War veteran joins and takes their skills to new heights. He also changes their lives forever. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·43m 25s

The Michigan Plot I 1. The Man in the Vac-Shack Basement

On October 7th, 2020, the FBI arrests 14 men in a three-state sweep. Their crime: conspiring to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. We take you back to where it all started: with an unlikely romance sparked in the basement of a vacuum cleaner store. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·46m 17s

Introducing Season Seven of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

In the fall of 2020, 14 men were arrested across three states in a series of FBI raids that shocked the nation. The government alleged that these men conspired to kidnap, and possibly even kill, the sitting governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. But is that really what happened? On season 7 of Chameleon, we’ll explore that notorious plot to kidnap governor Whitmer from its inception by taking listeners on an unprecedented journey inside the investigation. Through hundreds of hours of wire recordings that have never been heard by the public, you’ll ride along in the pocket of an FBI informant posing as a militia member, as he infiltrates an anti-government group that seems dangerous. But are they? Was the plot to kidnap governor Whitmer the sophisticated plan the government said it was, or just the stoned fantasies of a group of down-on-their-luck gun nuts? Did the FBI stop a dangerous plot in motion…or did it help to create it? From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 7 of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot.  Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge and you’ll be the first to access Chameleon: The Michigan Plot s as soon as it drops on February 1st,  Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·3m 54s

Hiding in Plain Sight - An Infamous Fugitive & His Decades of Secrets, Revealed

Meet Ashley Randele.  Ashley’s Dad, Thomas Randele, was her favorite person in the   world. A great dad, a great golfer and the love of her Mum’s life.  Ashley thought she knew him better than anyone. But at 38 years old, that notion would be shattered. Ashley’s dad wasn’t Thomas Randele, he was Ted Conrad - a wanted fugitive who had evaded authorities for over half a century. The mystery of Ted Conrad haunted law enforcement for decades, and now, for the first time, the secrets of his story are finally being revealed.  Join host Jonathan Hirsch as he teams up with Ashley herself to unravel the truth behind her fathers secretive past on Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Smoke Screen show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/23·8m 12s

Introducing *Crime Waves: Cold Truth*

How far would you go to save the world from itself? Dr. Eugene Mallove believed that a new form of world-changing free  energy — cold fusion — was just around the corner. Even when his work  was pushed to the fringes, he dreamed of a brighter future. But before  Dr. Mallove could usher in that future, he was found dead in the  driveway of his childhood home. Everyone had their own ideas of who  killed him, and investigators were looking in all the wrong places. From QCODE and Faceplant, in association with No Smiling, Crime  Waves: Cold Truth is a story about one man's quest to expose the truth,  the lengths he would go to save the world, and how his dream caught up  with him. Visit qcodemedia.com for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/23·3m 11s

Investigating the Satanic Panic on ‘Infamous’

Listen to Infamous HERE.  For Kelly Michaels, all of history is a Tolkien-like battle between a small number of heroes and villains. Most of us are just hobbits — the in-between folks, just trying to get by. Kelly, who’s getting by working at Wee Care Nursery School in Maplewood, New Jersey, considers herself an ordinary hobbit. That is, until she — like Frodo — gets swept up in a battle, as panic sweeps nation over a surge in Satanism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·4m 29s

The Mysterious Disappearance of Gary Devore

When LA screenwriter Gary Devore mysteriously disappears in the summer of 1997, weird coincidences lead family and friends to believe he may have been a victim of foul play -- possibly because of his mysterious ties to the CIA. Gary was on the way home from finishing his latest script, which was allegedly going to be based in part on real events that occurred during the American invasion of Panama, and that script vanished along with him and his vehicle. In Season 5 of Witnessed: Fade to Black, host Josh Dean — along with journalist Evan Wright and producer Megan Donis — investigates one of the most infamous missing person cases in Hollywood history.  Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Witnessed: Fade to Black right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Witnessed: Fade to Black every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Witnessed show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/23·7m 34s

Gallery of Lies | 6. Changes

As our story concludes, Helge is on the verge of closing one of the biggest deals of his life. If he succeeds, what does that mean for his remaining years and his legacy? What does his story say about the art world—and beyond? Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/23·31m 59s

Gallery of Lies | 5. Illusions

A documentary film on Helge has just been released. It should be a moment of triumph for him. An old enemy has other ideas. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/23·37m 18s

Gallery of Lies | 4. Borders

Helge says he wants to be a different person in his post-prison life. And a new organization he’s launched suggests he may make good on that desire. Not everyone, however, trusts him. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·44m 4s

Gallery of Lies | 3. Trials

Painting classes. Choir practice. Weekly chats with a wise priest. Dark thoughts. An up-close look at Helge’s life inside a German prison. And what will happen when he gets out. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/23·45m 59s

Gallery of Lies | 2. Collages

Over four decades, Helge builds a brilliant career. Then he rips off the wrong guy. In mere seconds, everything is lost. Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/23·44m 40s

Gallery of Lies | 1. Openings

Traveling from a splashy Manhattan gallery opening to a remote Spanish island, we meet Helge Achenbach and trace his unlikely rise as an art world power player. But is he already spinning his story? And trying to control ours? Unlock all episodes of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/23·46m 1s

Introducing Season Six of Chameleon: Gallery of Lies

He partied with Andy Warhol. He helped Jeff Koons create a 43-foot-tall puppy made out of flowers. Commissioned a daring Keith Haring mural. He made millions, owned several homes, and dozens of vintage classic cars. And then he lost it all. Get ready to meet the most famous criminal you’ve never heard of. Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge and you’ll be the first to access Chameleon: Gallery of Lies as soon as it drops on September 1st. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment Production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·2m 46s

The Dark Secrets of the "White Devil" - Witness Smoke Screen: Betrayal on the Bayou

For almost two decades, DEA Special Agent Chad Scott ruled the streets just North of New Orleans. He controlled a network of snitches by convincing people he arrested to work for him as informants. Chad would stop at nothing to put drug dealers behind bars. His successes won awards at the DEA, but his willingness to bend the rules earned him a terrifying reputation on the streets. Some called him the Golden Boy. Others called him the White Devil. But when one of guys on Chad's team is caught dealing drugs, Chad’s life is overturned. His right-hand men betray him and confess everything to the FBI. Investigators go over his career with a fine-toothed comb, asking the question: is Chad Scott the greatest DEA Agent in the South, or is he a criminal? Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Smoke Screen: Betrayal On The Bayou right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Smoke Screen: Betrayal On The Bayou every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Smoke Screen show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. A Neon Hum & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/23·6m 42s

Dr. Dante | 8. The Comeback Show

When Dr Dante ghosts on his own comeback show, Bradley is forced to chase him down. Just when it seems like the show won’t go on, Bradley convinces Dante to step on stage one final time. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find  more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/23·49m 16s

Dr. Dante | 7. The Documentary

Now in his 70s, Dr Dante walks out of prison (again) determined to solidify his legacy. He attracts the attention of  Bradley, a documentary filmmaker keen to capture his final act. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the  Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find  more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·37m 4s

Dr. Dante | 6. The Troubleshooter

When a local TV news investigative team gets a tip about a fake university, they set out on what becomes a  multi-year pursuit to find the man behind one of the largest degree mills in history. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/23·42m 35s

Dr. Dante | 5. The University

After a close call with the Federal Trade  Commission, Dante is forced to abandon permanent makeup and come up with  his most lucrative scheme yet: He starts a university. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe' at the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/23·39m 38s

Dr. Dante | 4. Permanent Makeup

With zero training, Dr Dante and Bobby become unlikely pioneers of the beauty industry, teaching salon owners the art of permanent makeup. What could go wrong? Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Dr. Dante, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the  Chameleon: Dr. Dante page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find  more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/23·45m 19s

Dr. Dante | 3. The Church of Dante

After serving a short prison sentence, Dr. Dante returns to the hypnotism scene at a surprising venue: a family theme park. With the help of a young protege, his godson Bobby Gold, he plans his first large-scale con. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/23·48m 46s

Dr. Dante | 2. The Rival

When a sudden tragedy brings Dr. Dante to San Diego to care for a loved one, he’s forced to reconnect with an old foe. Their rivalry ends in attempted murder. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find  more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/23·40m 5s

Dr. Dante | 1. The Hypnotist

When a mysterious man approaches one of the most famous actresses in the world and asks her to dance, she falls for him  almost immediately. He’s a stage hypnotist, he tells her. But after they tie the knot, she learns that his illustrious career on the stage pales in comparison to his other career: con man. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Chameleon, ad-free right now. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the Chameleon show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find  more great podcasts from SonyMusic Entertainment at  sonymusic.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/23·49m 19s

Introducing Season Five of Chameleon: Dr. Dante

Dr. Ronald Dante is a talented hypnotist (and not an actual doctor)  whose mind-bending schemes span decades. Dante worked the smoke-filled  nightclubs of 1960s Hollywood and rode the self-help craze of the 1980s  and 90s, hypnotizing women out of their fortunes, taking out hits on his  rivals and opening up one of the biggest fake universities in history.  Host Sam Mullins tracks Dante through yacht clubs, prison cells, trailer  parks and theme parks to uncover the unbelievable true story of the  greatest con man you’ve never heard of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·4m 46s

Scam Likely | 8. Hunt the Masterminds

Host Yudhijit and producer Johnny travel to Ahmedabad, India to find the fugitives who got away and finally unearth the whole truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/22·39m 33s

Scam Likely | 7. Take the Deal

The arrested scammers start to plead guilty, but can Dave, Kris, and Dylan get their hands on the biggest mastermind of all? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/22·38m 16s

Scam Likely | 6. Get the Bad Guys

DHS investigators Dave, Kris, and Dylan have tracked the scam for three years. Now it's time to take it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/22·37m 48s

Scam Likely | 5, Tell the Cops

Scam callers Pawan and Jayesh decide to turn on their bosses and inform  American authorities, but it turns out an Indian police officer is already hot on the trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/22·39m 59s

Scam Likely | 4. Find the Evidence

Investigators Dave, Kris, and Dylan finally get a complete picture of the scam—but will anyone help them go after the criminals at the center of it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/22·42m 12s

Scam Likely | 3, Meet the Callers

Two young Indian men, Pawan and Jayesh, get a job offer that seems too good to be true, and soon find themselves in the middle of the scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/22·38m 8s

Scam Likely | 2. Chase the Runners

Dave and Kris, now with the help of fellow investigator Dylan, surveille the on-the-ground scammers in the U.S. and get closer to unraveling the conspiracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/22·39m 36s

Scam Likely | 1. Follow the Money

DHS investigators Dave and Kris investigate a rash of scam calls and find out the plot is far bigger and more complicated than they could have ever imagined. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/22·40m 38s

Introducing Season Four of Chameleon: Scam Likely

When a small team of government investigators learns that ordinary citizens all around the U.S. are losing their life savings to scam callers, they go on the hunt for the shadowy multinational mob behind  the con, unraveling their plot from strip malls in suburban Texas to office towers in one of India's largest cities. In the latest season of  Chameleon, host Yudhijit Bhattacharjee retraces the steps of the cops and the crooks, and goes deep into the Indian underworld looking for the alleged masterminds who got away.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/22·3m 51s

Wild Boys | 9. Eternal Life

In the season finale of Wild Boys, host Sam Mullins sets out to answer a question anyone who's ever heard of this story has had: whatever became of those Bush Boys? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/22·38m 19s

Wild Boys | 8. Out of the Woods

For the first time, the Horn brothers tell the true story of their time in Canada.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/22·47m 30s

Wild Boys | 7. Kyle

After Roen jumps a fence to elude authorities, he enlists the help of the one person he trusts with his life – his big brother Kyle. The two hatch a plan and they head for the Canadian border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/22·38m 23s

Wild Boys | 6. Roen

Seventeen years after the Wild Boys turned host Sam Mullins’s hometown upside down, he sets out to find the brothers and their family, and get the full story for the first time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/22·40m 33s

Wild Boys | 5. Intermission

Our story is about to take a big turn ... next week. But for now, season 1 co-host Josh Dean and Rajiv Golla, the hosts of our biweekly "Art of the Con" subscriber-only talk show sit down with Wild Boys host Sam Mullins to talk about the origins of this incredible story, and what it was like for Sam to make something in and about his hometown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/22·31m 3s

Wild Boys | 4. The Truth

Someone claiming to be the boys’ older brother contacts the journalist who scrambles to assemble the key players for a dramatic confrontation. The boys’ true identities surface and their elaborate deception is revealed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/22·46m 7s

Wild Boys | 3. The Journalist

Will is apprehended and forcibly hospitalised, and a journalist convinces the boys to tell their story on national TV. The interview airs, and the community finally gets their first glimpse of the boys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/22·33m 32s

Wild Boys | 2. The Skeptic

The boys are confronted by their first true skeptic — a local cop determined to verify their identities. Tami tries to shelter them from the police and prying media and urges Will to get help with his plummeting weight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/22·40m 16s

Wild Boys | 1. Arrival

Two strange brothers, Will and Tom Green, blow into a small Canadian town, telling an unbelievable story about their upbringing. The community, led by a hockey Mom named Tami, rallies to help them. But the boys have a secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/22·41m 1s

Introducing Season Three of Chameleon: Wild Boys

In 2003, two half-starved brothers emerged from the wilderness, telling  an incredible story of survival. A small Canadian community took them  in. The only problem? The boys weren't who they said they were. Hosted  by Sam Mullins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/22·4m 55s

Chapter 10: Exiled

Emile returns to Las Vegas. His brother Gus loses everything. New free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Chameleon- Season Two- High Rollers is a production of Campside Media. The show is hosted by Trevor Aaronson. Executive Producers are Vanessa Grigoriadis and Adam Hoff. Fact-Checking by Alex Yablon. Margot Williams, research. Original theme song by Mark McAdam. Sam Leeds provided production support. Project Management by Doug Slawin. The Executive Producers at Campside Media are Josh Dean, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Adam Hoff, and Matt Shaer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/21·37m 54s

Chapter 9: Play the Part

Is anyone going to be punished for Operation Botox? Trevor meets Gus’s friend from jail, and Chuck Ro leaves Las Vegas. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/21·43m 5s

Chapter 8: Better Call Paul

During the sting, Emile discussed with an undercover agent a plot to hire a hitman to harm a Las Vegas lawyer. But that local lawyer may have other connections to the FBI’s case. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/21·39m 58s

Chapter 7: House Edge

From behind bars in the Nevada desert, Gus reaches out for help. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/21·44m 52s

Chapter 6: Pahrump

Emile and Gus are arrested at the Las Vegas airport. They find Emile’s friend Mary at the detention facility. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/21·43m 40s

Chapter 5: Dirty Money

Emile introduces Michel and Dennis to his friends and associates, including his girlfriend Kim and his brother Gus. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/21·39m 56s

Chapter 4: Chuck and Dennis

Chuck and Dennis are good friends. Emile isn’t the first man they’ve lured into an elaborate trap. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/21·39m 12s

Chapter 3: The Sting

Michel and Dennis are bringing piles of cash to Emile’s weight loss clinic. But the two aren’t the wealthy businessmen they appear to be. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/21·34m 48s

Chapter 2: The Count

A Moroccan man named Michel and a wealthy man of the world named Dennis discuss business opportunities with Emile. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/21·31m 16s

Chapter 1: What Happens In Vegas

Emile Bouari, owner of a diet clinic, is out there hustling, trying to win in the city of sin. But he’s no stranger to the FBI. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early before anyone else! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/21·42m 45s

Introducing Season Two of Chameleon: High Rollers

The stranger-than-fiction tale of a two-year FBI undercover sting in Las  Vegas that went bust, with no one convicted of crimes. Hosted by Trevor  Aaronson. A production of Campside Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/21·2m 55s

Hollywood Con Queen | 11. Epilogue

An update on the arrest, plus two voices from Gobind's distant past speak up to help us understand this mysterious man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/20·32m 8s

Hollywood Con Queen | 10. Curtain Call

Friends, classmates, even prison officials help us assemble a story of the Con Queen suspect that goes all the way back to his childhood. Chameleon has been a production of Campside Media Chameleon was developed, created, and written by Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis. The Executive Producer is Mark McAdam. The Associate Producer is Abukar Adan. Fact checking by Callie Hitchcock Editorial support by Doug Slawin, Natalia Winkelman, Rod Sherwood, and Ashleyanne Krigbaum. Our technical consultant and disinfo specialist is Ben Decker, of Memetica. Our theme song is “Bad Checks” by Houses. Sound design and additional music by Mark McAdam. Our Consulting Producers are Andy Horwitz at Atlas Entertainment and Charles Mastropietro, at Circle of Confusion The Executive Producers at Campside Media are Josh Dean, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Adam Hoff, and Matt Shaer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/20·50m 58s

Hollywood Con Queen | 9.5. The Psychology of the Scam

What makes con artists tick. In this special episode, we speak with author/journalist Maria Konnikova and psychoanalyst Alexander Stein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/20·28m 17s

Hollywood Con Queen | 9. Inside the Walls

At long last, the team penetrates the scammer's inner circle — and zeroes in on the Con Queen's identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/20·45m 10s

Hollywood Con Queen | 8. Hunting the Hunter

The hunt for the scammer continues, and frustration is at an all-time-high — until our team gets the big break it's been looking for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/20·39m 10s

Hollywood Con Queen | 7. Ghosted

With no sign of the case being resolved, and the Con Queen very much still racking up victims, the team decides to go hunting for this elusive scammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/20·38m 28s

Hollywood Con Queen | 6. Day Player

Just when you thought the Con Queen scam couldn't get any more mind-boggling, a new twist emerges — one that makes the depravity of this scammer abundantly clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/20·37m 35s

Hollywood Con Queen | 5. Turning the Tables

The scam has a whole other set of victims — the female producers and studio execs who had their names and reputations damaged by the Con Queen. Josh goes to visit Deb Snyder, one of the biggest film producers in Hollywood, and finds that she has some very interesting things to share about our scammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/20·39m 15s

Hollywood Con Queen | 4. Cat and Mouse

Nicole, the private investigator, joins us inside the rabbit hole, and begins to chip away at some of the scammer's defenses. That work also uncovers one incredible secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/20·34m 51s

Hollywood Con Queen | 3. Into the Rabbit Hole

The Hollywood Con Queen scam is far bigger and more complicated than anyone recognized. Each victim seems to lead to five more victims, and the more Josh and Vanessa unpack this baffling con, the weirder things get. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/20·37m 35s

Hollywood Con Queen | 2. Heather

Eddie wasn't the first person to fall into this fake movie trap. Not even close. Two years before Eddie got  that call, Heather, a make-up artist in London, heard from a different  producer, about a different movie, also in Indonesia. But Heather's trip  was far more harrowing. She feared for her life. And her story pulls us deeper into the tangled web of the Hollywood Con Queen scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/20·47m 14s

Hollywood Con Queen | 1. The Hook

Eddie, an aspiring film industry trainer, gets a  call from a powerful producer offering him the opportunity of a lifetime  -- a major film project, in Indonesia. But when Eddie gets to Jakarta,  there is no movie. And after some friends back home do a little sleuthing, Eddie realizes that he's been pulled into something far bigger than just a little scam.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/20·48m 23s

Introducing Season One of Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen

The incredible true story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and the hunt for the sick mastermind behind it. With Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis. A production of Campside Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/20·4m 45s
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