94 episodes

Is it ever okay to break the rules? Cheat! is a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning journalist and comedian Alzo Slade that dives into the epic stories behind the biggest cheats and scandals out there, looking for answers about who they are and why they skirt the rules.

From the allure of get rich quick schemes to the motivations of an imposter, Cheat! brings you stories of huge heists, online scams, dirty nuns, and asks what would you do if you could get away with it?

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Cheat‪!‬ Cheat!

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

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Is it ever okay to break the rules? Cheat! is a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning journalist and comedian Alzo Slade that dives into the epic stories behind the biggest cheats and scandals out there, looking for answers about who they are and why they skirt the rules.

From the allure of get rich quick schemes to the motivations of an imposter, Cheat! brings you stories of huge heists, online scams, dirty nuns, and asks what would you do if you could get away with it?

A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.

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    Founding Fraudsters

    Founding Fraudsters

    During the 19th and 20th centuries, the people who helped build and shape American society were some of history’s most notorious swindlers. Many of these scams still exist today - in some form or another. 

    Alzo sits down with Duke University Professor Edward Balleisen, author of “Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff”, to dig into the relationship between American business and fraud.



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    • 35 min
    Introducing: Big Spender

    Introducing: Big Spender

    Hi Cheat! listeners, here's a podcast we think you'll love...Some people do extraordinary things to get rich but few come close to Big Spender. A criminal mastermind, he grew up poor in Hong Kong and obsessed with money. So, naturally, he decided to pull off the biggest crimes of their kind the world has ever seen, triggering a crisis which reshaped China for good. This is Bad Money, a show about how power and money really work. This season: Big Spender.



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    • 2 min
    Bitcoin Baddies

    Bitcoin Baddies

    In 2016, over 100,000 Bitcoin were stolen from customers using the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. The theft rattled the crypto world. At the time of the hack, Bitfinex was considered one of the most stable exchanges in the realm of virtual currency. And there wasn’t much that the company—or authorities—could do to retrieve the stolen coins. They sat in an anonymous wallet for years, accruing value. Millions turned into billions.

    Earlier this year, investigators got a lead. And they ended up at the doorstop of two very surprising suspects.



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    • 35 min
    Introducing: Big Spender

    Introducing: Big Spender

    Hi Cheat! listeners, here's a podcast we think you'll love...Some people do extraordinary things to get rich but few come close to Big Spender. A criminal mastermind, he grew up poor in Hong Kong and obsessed with money. So, naturally, he decided to pull off the biggest crimes of their kind the world has ever seen, triggering a crisis which reshaped China for good. This is Bad Money, a show about how power and money really work. This season: Big Spender.

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    Gaming the Gamers

    Gaming the Gamers

    Cheating usually takes the fun out of games. But with the rise of competitive gaming in the past decade, more people are willing to cheat – and are paying to do so. This is a story about Cheat Ninja, the biggest video game cheating operation that made millions by not playing by the rules.



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    • 34 min
    Operation Snow White

    Operation Snow White

    The Church of Scientology has been the subject of public fascination, government investigations, movies, and books for as long as the organization has been around. But what might be less well-known is the Church’s longstanding feud with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.



    After the IRS revoked the Church of Scientology’s tax exempt status in the 1960s, the Church, under L. Ron Hubbard’s leadership, launched an elaborate operation to infiltrate the US government with scientologists.



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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Rach J 92 Dub ,

Brilliant

So good! So well researched and presented in such an interesting way. Really gets to the heart of the stories. Amazing podcast

Aoifers!! ,

Love this show

It’s really interesting!!

Fortheloveofppdcasts21 ,

Fab show

Super show… excellent engaging host he’s always interesting and so knowledgeable and humorous 10/10!

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