Persona: The French Deception

Wondery | Pineapple Street Studios

What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? This is the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. Host and award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff investigates how Chikli duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away?Follow Persona: The French Deception wherever you get your podcasts, or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

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    After the Deception | 9

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  • 18 July 2022, 7:01 am

    Cards on the Table | 8

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    The Voice | 7

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    The Fat One | 6

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  • 27 June 2022, 7:01 am

    The Mask | 5

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  • 20 June 2022, 7:01 am

    The Tiger Dossier | 4

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  • 13 June 2022, 7:01 am

    Copycats | 3

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    42 minutes 43 seconds
  • 6 June 2022, 7:02 am

    Genius | 2

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    46 minutes 50 seconds
  • 6 June 2022, 7:01 am

    Madame G | 1

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    36 minutes 3 seconds
  • 23 May 2022, 7:01 am

    Introducing - Persona: The French Deception

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    2 minutes 39 seconds
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