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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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If someone you love is  diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the  best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that  doctor. Between his prestigious education, years  of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you  could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From  Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a  doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.” Listen today at: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Chameleon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national  media. But when  a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover  unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the  village of Fox Lake. From Wondery,  the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake. Hosted by Matt Baglio. Listen to Over My Dead Body:  wondery.fm/FL_Chameleon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fallen Angel is a documentary podcast about Victoria's Secret...and its  many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of  the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture for  nearly 40 years, all told by women who witnessed what really happened  behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the  lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a  generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. The series also  explores Les Wexner, the private man who has been at the head of the  company for over 35 years, and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Co-hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Justine  Harman, Fallen Angel is a production and direction of C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, and Campside Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The incredible true story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and the hunt for the sick mastermind behind it. With Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis. A production of Campside Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 1: The Hook

Chapter 1: The Hook

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Eddie, an aspiring film industry trainer, gets a  call from a powerful producer offering him the opportunity of a lifetime  -- a major film project, in Indonesia. But when Eddie gets to Jakarta,  there is no movie. And after some friends back home do a little sleuthing, Eddie realizes that he's been pulled into something far bigger than just a little scam.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 2: Heather

Chapter 2: Heather

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Eddie wasn't the first person to fall into this fake movie trap. Not even close. Two years before Eddie got  that call, Heather, a make-up artist in London, heard from a different  producer, about a different movie, also in Indonesia. But Heather's trip  was far more harrowing. She feared for her life. And her story pulls us deeper into the tangled web of the Hollywood Con Queen scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hollywood Con Queen scam is far bigger and more complicated than anyone recognized. Each victim seems to lead to five more victims, and the more Josh and Vanessa unpack this baffling con, the weirder things get. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 4: Cat and Mouse

Chapter 4: Cat and Mouse

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Nicole, the private investigator, joins us inside the rabbit hole, and begins to chip away at some of the scammer's defenses. That work also uncovers one incredible secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The scam has a whole other set of victims — the female producers and studio execs who had their names and reputations damaged by the Con Queen. Josh goes to visit Deb Snyder, one of the biggest film producers in Hollywood, and finds that she has some very interesting things to share about our scammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 6: Day Player

Chapter 6: Day Player

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Just when you thought the Con Queen scam couldn't get any more mind-boggling, a new twist emerges — one that makes the depravity of this scammer abundantly clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chapter 7: Ghosted

Chapter 7: Ghosted

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With no sign of the case being resolved, and the Con Queen very much still racking up victims, the team decides to go hunting for this elusive scammer. 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
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
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
Chapter 10: Curtain Call

Chapter 10: Curtain Call

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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
Chapter 10.5: Epilogue

Chapter 10.5: Epilogue

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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
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
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
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I missed how we found out this guy is an influencer???

Nov 16th
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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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