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Podcast Interview About Al Capone

February 11/2020 – I was interviewed by the Twisted Podcast about Chicago gangster Al Capone.

Among other topics, I discussed Capone’s weaknesses as a crime boss (he was too visible and volatile, for a start) and the state of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition.

My short book, Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime, is available at Amazon and Kobo and in audio-book format at iTunes.

The interview was posted on the Twisted Podcast on February 1, 2020.

Here is the interview:


Part Two of Vanity Fair Online Episode About Anthony Gignac

February 4/2020 – Vanity Fair magazine’s online series about cons and con artists examines the astonishing life of Anthony Gignac (part two).

Born into extreme poverty in Colombia, Gignac was adopted by a Michigan family when he was a young boy. 

Growing up in America, Gignac proved to be both very smart and prone to telling tall tales about his adoptive family and background.

As a young man, he impersonated a Saudi Arabian prince and tried to hustle investors out of millions of dollars.

Needless to say, things did not work out in happy-ever-after fashion.

I was interviewed for the series because I wrote a textbook called The Big Con about scams and scam artists.

The Big Con is available through Barnes and NobleKoboAmazon and publisher ABC-CLIO.

Click here to watch part two of the Anthony Gignac episode.

Click here for part one.


Part One of Vanity Fair Online Episode About Anthony Gignac

JANUARY 28/2020 –Vanity Fair magazine’s online series about cons and con artists examines the astonishing life of Anthony Gignac (part one).

Born into extreme poverty in Colombia, Gignac was adopted as a boy by a supportive family in Michigan.

Growing up in America, Gignac proved to be both very smart and prone to telling tall tales about his adoptive family and background.

As a young man, he impersonated a Saudi Arabian prince and tried to hustle investors out of millions of dollars.

Needless to say, things did not end in happy-ever-after fashion for this wannabe prince.  

I was interviewed for the series because I wrote a textbook called The Big Con about scams and scam artists.

The Big Con is available through Barnes and NobleKoboAmazon and publisher ABC-CLIO.

Click here to watch part one of the Anthony Gignac episode.

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