YANSS 226 – The psychology behind the world’s greatest cons, from hacking Press Your Luck to stage hypnosis to Operation Mincemeat

In this episode, we sit down with famed stage magician, infamous instructor of the school of scams, Brian Brushwood, whose new podcast explores the world’s greatest con artists and con jobs from World War II to modern game shows. 


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Brian Brushwood

“Cons don’t fool us because we’re stupid, they fool us because we’re human.”

In this episode, we sit down with Brushwood, a famed stage magician and infamous instructor of the school of scams whose new podcast explores the world’s greatest con artists and con jobs from World War II to modern game shows. 

BRIAN’S TWITTER

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON WEBSITE

We cover everything in this episode from why you can’t con an honest person to the power of shame and fame to folk psychology to how the British conned Hitler using one of the oldest tricks in the book to how one man broke the code for Press Your Luck earning him the most money ever awarded in a single day on any program in the history of game shows.


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