Which image comes into your mind when you think of Howard Hughes? Famous aviator? American playboy? Batshit crazy person?
All of those things are kind of true. This week's story, however, is about one of the many untrue things surrounding Howard Hughes -- Clifford Irving's "autobiography" of him.
Before 1972, women weren't even officially allowed to participate in the Boston Marathon, but by 1980, a woman named Rosie Ruiz would become the most famous runner in its history. Sadly, it was for all the wrong reasons.
If you've ever stayed up so late on Saturday night that it turned into Sunday morning, you may have seen this week's subject at work. Robert Tilton, king of the 'prosperity gospel', was one of the most shameless, shameful preachers to ever work a crowd.
This week, we dive into his inspirations, his history, and what he's up to today.
While there's no question that Dr. Oz promotes some wacky products on his show, he's certainly not the first person to turn the public's trust into a cash machine.
This week, we'll talk about a literal snake oil salesman -- the shifty-eyed, razzle-dazzle pitchman behind Stanley Clark's Snake Oil Liniment, and Senator Dudley Leblanc -- mastermind of Hadacol, and, of course, the magical Dr. Oz himself.