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Liar City

Everybody lies. Some are terrible at it, some do it frighteningly well. Sooner or later, most of us get caught. This is the story of the lies we tell, and what happens when they crumble. This is Liar City.
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Dec 28, 2014

 This week, we go back to the 1980's to talk about one of the weirdest and saddest episodes in American history: the satanic panic. 

 

 

Dec 20, 2014

So, where were you on October 15, 2009? A big chunk of the world spent a lot of that day glued to their television sets. That’s the day that the ‘Balloon Boy’ story took flight. A watershed moment in American journalism for all the wrong reasons, what happens next is what we’re talking about this week.

Dec 18, 2014

In this episode, we discuss the origins of Santa Claus -- the cheeriest lie ever told. Don't listen to it with kids in the room (unless you want to break their hearts / turn them into Odin-worshipping Pagans.) 

Dec 12, 2014

In this episode, we discuss the origins of (and fallout from) one of the most notorious musical scandals of the 20th century, Milli Vanilli. 

 

Dec 12, 2014

This episode concerns former journalist Stephen Glass and "Hack Heaven", the magazine article that ended his career. 

Join us as we discuss the lie, our own lies, and whether or not we should just try to forgive and forget. 

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