Welcome to the Scamopedia, a repository of the greatest scams, swindles and deceptions from history and the headlines. It is also the home of Scamapalooza, Nicholas’ podcast in which he interviews con artists, magicans, scam historians and other reprobates.

46 – Women In Magic with Carisa Hendrix

I have always assumed that it must be hard to be a woman in magic. It’s an industry dominated by men and populated by old guys with outdated ideas of gender, young boys who got into magic to pick up girls and antisocial men of all ages who struggle to talk to ANYONE, let alone members of the opposite sex.

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45 – The Ethics of Mentalism with Jon Archer

What’s the difference between a con artist and a magician? A great magician tells you they’re about to lie you. They admit it out right. And then fool you anyway.

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44 – The Doctor Will See You Now with Vyom Sharma

How do working GPs deal with alternative medicine? These frontline healthcare practitioners have to deal with constant red tape, constant education, strict laws and pesky professional ethics. Alternative medicine practitioners, on the other hand, are so unburdened by professional oversight, rules and regulations that they can sell remedies that have little to no benefit and face few ramifications.

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Become a professional con artist at Melbourne Magic Festival

In case you haven’t figured out yet, I love the world of the professional con artist. After  close to three decades learning the tricks of the trade, I’m still obsessed It does matter if it is the simplest magic tricks or the most complicated large scale fraud, I’m on board. That’s why I’m super pumped about the Melbourne Magic Festival this year.

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