Chameleon: High Rollers

By Campside Media

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Subscribers: 1284
Reviews: 6

wrong Bus
 Sep 5, 2021

Matt
 Jul 16, 2021
Garbage. The narrator tells a good story, there's just no evidence presented or cited to back up any of his claims. This is all anecdotes and sweeping generalizations. This podcast should be listed under fiction.


 May 9, 2021


 Mar 30, 2021

Bacon
 Jan 27, 2021
This is a great story, well told. The narrator does a good job of moving the story along while getting into precise detail. The people interviewed were interesting and good at explaining how it happened to them.

Description

Deceit, scandal, lies—it's Las Vegas. It's the FBI sting you have to hear to believe. Chameleon is back for a second season and this time there's even more scandal and deceit. From Campside Media comes the story of a two-year FBI undercover investigation that went bust.

Episode Date
Introducing: Fault Line Dying for a Fight
454
From the moment Laura Kealiher found out  her son had been killed she doubted that the police would solve his  murder. There was plenty of evidence: the SUV that struck Sean was left  at the scene. There were gunshots.  There were witnesses and surveillance video. So why wasn’t it solved?  Laura believes it’s because her son was a well-known antifascist. Sean  was radical before all of American politics were extreme. As we try to  solve his murder, we find out how the country  got here and maybe even where it’s going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Introducing: Bad Blood: The Final Chapter
481
She was once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Now  Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands  accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and  patients about the capabilities  of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.  But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly  unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone  missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal. Now  he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines Silicon Valley’s fake  it-til-you-make it culture, and the case against Holmes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Chapter 10: Exiled
2274
Emile returns to Las Vegas. His brother Gus loses everything. New free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Chameleon- Season Two- High Rollers is a production of Campside Media. The show is hosted by Trevor Aaronson. Executive Producers are Vanessa Grigoriadis and Adam Hoff. Fact-Checking by Alex Yablon. Margot Williams, research. Original theme song by Mark McAdam. Sam Leeds provided production support. Project Management by Doug Slawin. The Executive Producers at Campside Media are Josh Dean, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Adam Hoff, and Matt Shaer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Chapter 9: Play the Part
2585
Is anyone going to be punished for Operation Botox? Trevor meets Gus’s friend from jail, and Chuck Ro leaves Las Vegas. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Chapter 8: Better Call Paul
2398
During the sting, Emile discussed with an undercover agent a plot to hire a hitman to harm a Las Vegas lawyer. But that local lawyer may have other connections to the FBI’s case. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Chapter 7: House Edge
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From behind bars in the Nevada desert, Gus reaches out for help. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Chapter 6: Pahrump
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Emile and Gus are arrested at the Las Vegas airport. They find Emile’s friend Mary at the detention facility. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Learn More About: “Smoke Screen: I Am Rama
313
Hosted by award-winning journalist Jonathan Hirsch, I Am Rama tells the  story of Rama, a teacher whose brand of spirituality leaned hard into  the burgeoning tech industry. This new season in an unflinching  investigation that’s reflective  and personal into the rise and fall of this spiritual leader of the 80s  and 90s who blended meditation with computer programming.  By following  his advice, some students found wild success in computer programming.  Others lied their way into jobs and were shunned  from the industry.  You’ll hear personal stories from the people who  studied with Rama, a mix of students who loved and loathed Rama and much  more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Chapter 5: Dirty Money
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Emile introduces Michel and Dennis to his friends and associates, including his girlfriend Kim and his brother Gus. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Chapter 4: Chuck and Dennis
2352
Chuck and Dennis are good friends. Emile isn’t the first man they’ve lured into an elaborate trap. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Chapter 3: The Sting
2088
Michel and Dennis are bringing piles of cash to Emile’s weight loss clinic. But the two aren’t the wealthy businessmen they appear to be. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Chapter 2: The Count
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A Moroccan man named Michel and a wealthy man of the world named Dennis discuss business opportunities with Emile. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Chapter 1: What Happens In Vegas
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Emile Bouari, owner of a diet clinic, is out there hustling, trying to win in the city of sin. But he’s no stranger to the FBI. New  free episodes every week; subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes a week early before anyone else! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Introducing: The Vaping Fix
409
Wondery’s new Podcast Mini Series, The Vaping Fix is a story of Silicon Valley idealism, reckless capitalism, and how the now infamous e-cigarette company, Juul, managed to  hook an entire generation of children on vaping.  In 2016 the founders of Juul set out to disrupt the tobacco industry and use their less harmful e-cigarette to wean smokers off of traditional cigarettes. And within months of launching their flashy marketing,  fruit flavored options and influencer endorsements they did disrupt big tobacco… but they also caused teen smoking rates to skyrocket to levels not seen in decades. With plooms of vape clouds surrounding schools across the nation, parents and politicians couldn’t  help but wonder if this was Juul’s plan all along, or did their ambition just blind them from seeing the potential human cost of their invention? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Introducing Chameleon: High Rollers
175
The stranger-than-fiction tale of a two-year FBI undercover sting in Las  Vegas that went bust, with no one convicted of crimes. Hosted by Trevor  Aaronson. A production of Campside Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Chapter 10.5: Epilogue
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An update on the arrest, plus two voices from Gobind's distant past speak up to help us understand this mysterious man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Chapter 10: Curtain Call
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Friends, classmates, even prison officials help us assemble a story of the Con Queen suspect that goes all the way back to his childhood. Chameleon has been a production of Campside Media Chameleon was developed, created, and written by Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis. The Executive Producer is Mark McAdam. The Associate Producer is Abukar Adan. Fact checking by Callie Hitchcock Editorial support by Doug Slawin, Natalia Winkelman, Rod Sherwood, and Ashleyanne Krigbaum. Our technical consultant and disinfo specialist is Ben Decker, of Memetica. Our theme song is “Bad Checks” by Houses. Sound design and additional music by Mark McAdam. Our Consulting Producers are Andy Horwitz at Atlas Entertainment and Charles Mastropietro, at Circle of Confusion The Executive Producers at Campside Media are Josh Dean, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Adam Hoff, and Matt Shaer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Chapter 9.5: The Psychology of the Scam
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What makes con artists tick. In this special episode, we speak with author/journalist Maria Konnikova and psychoanalyst Alexander Stein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Chapter 9: Inside the Walls
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At long last, the team penetrates the scammer's inner circle — and zeroes in on the Con Queen's identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Chapter 8: Hunting the Hunter
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The hunt for the scammer continues, and frustration is at an all-time-high -- until our team gets the big break it's been looking for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Chapter 7: Ghosted
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With no sign of the case being resolved, and the Con Queen very much still racking up victims, the team decides to go hunting for this elusive scammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Chapter 6: Day Player
2255
Just when you thought the Con Queen scam couldn't get any more mind-boggling, a new twist emerges — one that makes the depravity of this scammer abundantly clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Introducing: Dr. Death Season 2
272
If someone you love is  diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the  best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that  doctor. Between his prestigious education, years  of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you  could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From  Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a  doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.” Listen today at: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Chameleon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Chapter 5: Turning the Tables
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The scam has a whole other set of victims — the female producers and studio execs who had their names and reputations damaged by the Con Queen. Josh goes to visit Deb Snyder, one of the biggest film producers in Hollywood, and finds that she has some very interesting things to share about our scammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Chapter 4: Cat and Mouse
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Nicole, the private investigator, joins us inside the rabbit hole, and begins to chip away at some of the scammer's defenses. That work also uncovers one incredible secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Chapter 3: Into the Rabbit Hole
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The Hollywood Con Queen scam is far bigger and more complicated than anyone recognized. Each victim seems to lead to five more victims, and the more Josh and Vanessa unpack this baffling con, the weirder things get. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Chapter 2: Heather
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Eddie wasn't the first person to fall into this fake movie trap. Not even close. Two years before Eddie got  that call, Heather, a make-up artist in London, heard from a different  producer, about a different movie, also in Indonesia. But Heather's trip  was far more harrowing. She feared for her life. And her story pulls us deeper into the tangled web of the Hollywood Con Queen scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Chapter 1: The Hook
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Eddie, an aspiring film industry trainer, gets a  call from a powerful producer offering him the opportunity of a lifetime  -- a major film project, in Indonesia. But when Eddie gets to Jakarta,  there is no movie. And after some friends back home do a little sleuthing, Eddie realizes that he's been pulled into something far bigger than just a little scam.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Chameleon - Season One Trailer
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The incredible true story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and the hunt for the sick mastermind behind it. With Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis. A production of Campside Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020