16-09 Segment 1: The Confidence Game: Why no one is immune

  Synopsis: Films like The Sting, Oceans’ 11, and American Hustle show con artists as charismatic heroes out to help the little guy get his due. Well, our guest says that they are charismatic, but they’re hardly heroes. She’ll explain the personalities of the con man and woman, tell us some of the techniques they use …

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16-09 Segment 2: Saving the Cheetahs

  Synopsis: Cheetahs are the fastest of all land animals – they can reach speeds of up to 70 mph in short bursts. Despite their speed and hunting ability, cheetahs are endangered in Africa and Asia, and don’t breed especially well in captivity. In Africa, they can attack livestock herds for food, and that puts them …

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