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Star Trek: Voyager: Live Fast and Prosper  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 21

A trio of con artists impersonate Captain Janeway, Tuvok, and Chakotay to try to scam money and resources out of unsuspecting victims. But the crew has a sting of their own, if only they can keep their eye on the tera nut... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 30, 2018 - 21 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 55: The Shell Game

The Magic Castle in Hollywood has been a private club for magicians since 1963, and its walls are lined with portraits of magicians past and present. Among them is a portrait of one of the earliest American organized crime bosses and conmen, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith. And though it may seem strange that this "mecca of magic" honors a criminal, Soapy's legacy reveals just how blurry the line is between a delightful trick and a dirty one.   
posted by bq on Dec 5, 2016 - 1 comment

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