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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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Mar 27, 2015

"What is true is what is true for you," L. Ron Hubbard was fond of saying.Wise words from a dangerously insane human being.

Join us as we tell the tale of Scientology's humble beginnings, its dramatic growth spurt, and the horrible things the group has done in their quest to 'clear the planet.'

Mar 20, 2015

Little Marjoe Gortner was probably the weirdest child prodigy the world has ever known. An ordained minister by the age of 4, his talent for preaching the gospel was remarkbale.

This week, we'll talk about what happened when Marjoe grew up, grew a conscience, and decided to blow it all up. 

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Mar 13, 2015

From the early 70s until the early 80s, there was only one man you thought of when you thought of adult cinema: John Holmes. As the smooth-talking detective Johnny Wadd, he thrilled audiences with semi-competent acting and incredibly competent sex scenes. His story didn't end when the camera shut off -- that's really where it started. It's a story so full of sex, drugs, murder, and lies that it almost seems like a badly written movie. 

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Mar 6, 2015

This week, we dive deep into the history of computer hacking, taking a closer look at the story of Kevin Mitnick, a.k.a. The Condor, at one time the most wanted cyber-criminal in the world. 

Listen to the story of toy whistles, blue boxes, and a scared, overzealous government, struggling to figure out what punishment might fit a new kind of crime. 

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