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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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Now displaying: January, 2015
Jan 20, 2015

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. 

Jan 12, 2015

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.

 

 

Jan 6, 2015

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. 

Jan 1, 2015

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. 

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