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Chameleon: High Rollers

Chameleon: High Rollers

Author: Campside Media

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Deceit, scandal, lies—it's Las Vegas. It's the FBI sting you have to hear to believe. Chameleon is back for a second season and this time there's even more scandal and deceit. From Campside Media comes the story of a two-year FBI undercover investigation that went bust.
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From the moment Laura Kealiher found out  her son had been killed she doubted that the police would solve his  murder. There was plenty of evidence: the SUV that struck Sean was left  at the scene. There were gunshots.  There were witnesses and surveillance video. So why wasn’t it solved?  Laura believes it’s because her son was a well-known antifascist. Sean  was radical before all of American politics were extreme. As we try to  solve his murder, we find out how the country  got here and maybe even where it’s going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
She was once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Now  Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands  accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and  patients about the capabilities  of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.  But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly  unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone  missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal. Now  he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines Silicon Valley’s fake  it-til-you-make it culture, and the case against Holmes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 10: Exiled

Chapter 10: Exiled

2021-08-1038:493

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 9: Play the Part

Chapter 9: Play the Part

2021-08-0342:371

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 7: House Edge

Chapter 7: House Edge

2021-07-2043:594

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 6: Pahrump

Chapter 6: Pahrump

2021-07-1343:083

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hosted by award-winning journalist Jonathan Hirsch, I Am Rama tells the  story of Rama, a teacher whose brand of spirituality leaned hard into  the burgeoning tech industry. This new season in an unflinching  investigation that’s reflective  and personal into the rise and fall of this spiritual leader of the 80s  and 90s who blended meditation with computer programming.  By following  his advice, some students found wild success in computer programming.  Others lied their way into jobs and were shunned  from the industry.  You’ll hear personal stories from the people who  studied with Rama, a mix of students who loved and loathed Rama and much  more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 5: Dirty Money

Chapter 5: Dirty Money

2021-07-0639:223

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 3: The Sting

Chapter 3: The Sting

2021-06-2234:0210

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 2: The Count

Chapter 2: The Count

2021-06-1529:347

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wondery’s new Podcast Mini Series, The Vaping Fix is a story of Silicon Valley idealism, reckless capitalism, and how the now infamous e-cigarette company, Juul, managed to  hook an entire generation of children on vaping.  In 2016 the founders of Juul set out to disrupt the tobacco industry and use their less harmful e-cigarette to wean smokers off of traditional cigarettes. And within months of launching their flashy marketing,  fruit flavored options and influencer endorsements they did disrupt big tobacco… but they also caused teen smoking rates to skyrocket to levels not seen in decades. With plooms of vape clouds surrounding schools across the nation, parents and politicians couldn’t  help but wonder if this was Juul’s plan all along, or did their ambition just blind them from seeing the potential human cost of their invention? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 10.5: Epilogue

Chapter 10.5: Epilogue

2020-12-1031:0922

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 10: Curtain Call

Chapter 10: Curtain Call

2020-12-0349:5627

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (58)

Saylor

This story makes my head hurt

Aug 14th
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baref00t

I think this podcast (like many others) suffers from pacing issues and too many ads. Half of the episode is ads and recap and it's a little bothersome. However, Aaronson has a fantastic delivery style and the script is generally very good. I'm glad to have stuck around but he should have just wrote a book and published an audio book.

Aug 11th
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Cristina Corales

Chuck is a disgusting creep

Aug 9th
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Rob Claypool

n a those dirty scumbag FBI entrapped him period he shouldn't get charged they should be in jail

Aug 3rd
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Cristina Corales

The guy who tells this story annoys me so much. He talks in short phrases then stops. I don’t know how much longer I can listen because I just want to tell him to talk properly.

Jul 21st
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Shirin Javan

where can I find the next episode??

Jul 19th
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Becky Green

No mention of how the investigation of Trump's campaign was a total hoax on the American people? How the FBI colluded with the Democrats to perpetrate it and the media sanctioned it? #RussiaHoax

Jul 17th
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April

I don't like the writing for this season. it's too childish..or maybe I mean amateurish.

Jun 30th
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Fleetwood McDuecen25

10min in. Hate Eddie loser already. out.

Jun 25th
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Benjy Melancon

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Jun 17th
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MunkyGirl

Oi! Nothing wrong with Liverpool 😂😂

Jun 16th
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MunkyGirl

That outro music is awful 🙉

Jun 16th
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Siri

Can't wait!

May 14th
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Lin

With every twist and turn this story gets stranger and stranger. The number of victims is staggering and the conclusion was definitely a surprise. If it wasn't so obviously true it would be basically unbelievable.

Apr 24th
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john john

the orchestrator of this scam must love this podcast haha

Apr 7th
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Debaloo

Awesome!! This was very well done. There is something seriously wrong the Con Queen to prey on another's dreams like this.

Feb 12th
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Br0wnie

Perhaps it is just me, but I see a damaged person in the Con Queen inflicting damage and toxicity on others. So gross to be a person behaving as him, but I do hope he and his "partners" are locked up for life.

Jan 7th
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Dianne Porter

very interesting and well done!

Jan 2nd
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Shan Farrar

I binge listened to this after It was recommended by Hollywood Crime Scene. What a wild story.. Its unfortunate that people like this exist.

Jan 1st
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Br0wnie

What an amazing #active #TrueCrime podcast!!!! Oh snap!!! That end!

Jan 1st
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