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“Scam Goddess is a podcast dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Each week host Laci Mosley (aka Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up to date on current rackets, digs deep into the latest scams, and breaks down historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians! It's like true crime only without all the death! True fun crime!”
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Top of the Friday to you, con-gregation! We re-visiting one of our many episodes with Nicole Byer where we break down the fake Irish heiress who scammed her way into a pot of gold worth around ninety thousand dollars. Plus, the car actually appreciates when you drive it off the lot if you didn’t pay for it. Stay schemin'!This was originally released Sept. 15th, 2020.Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-pressFollow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciNicole Byer: @nicolebyer Research by Sharilyn Vera.Sources:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/20/fake-irish-heiress-arrested-fraud-ukhttps://apnews.com/article/convicted-scammer-fake-heiress-united-kingdom-extradition-5b723e9c5e8a78f23b8e1920535df819#:~:text=Among%20those%20fleeced%20was%20Johnathan,about%20two%20years%20in%20jail.
What's Poppin' Con-gregation? This week, Tre Stewart joins the show to discuss Arlan Galbraith, who for seven years was the reigning Pigeon King of Canada. But his kingdom fell when it was discovered his pigeons were useless. Stay Schemin’! This was originally recorded on April 02, 2024. Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-pressFollow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaci Tre Stewart: @trestewart1Research by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-22613247https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/magazine/the-pigeon-king-and-the-ponzi-scheme-that-shook-canada.htmlhttps://www.wellingtonadvertiser.com/pigeon-king-international-owner-arlan-galbraith-charged-with-fraud/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_racinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_be_evil#:~:text=%22Don't%20be%20evil%22,its%20corporate%20code%20of%20conduct.
It's Fraud Friday! This week, we revisit our episode with Sasheer Zamata where she and Laci expose the man who told people he was a government spy who needed money and those people were like “sure.” Stay schemin’!This was originally released Sept. 8, 2020.Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciSasheer Zamata: @thesheertruthResearch by Sharilyn Vera.Sources:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/former-dea-spokesman-garrison-courtney-guilty-plea-cia-operative-4-4-million-fraud-scheme/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/federalnewsnetwork.com/people/2020/06/ex-federal-worker-pretended-to-be-cia-to-steal-millions-2/amp/
What's Poppin' Con-gregation? This week, Josh Gondelman joins the show to discuss the cons for conferences. First, we discuss the ridiculously underwhelming Wonka experience in Glasgow, Scotland followed by the unorganized beauty conference TanaCon hosted by YouTube beauty influencer Tana Mongeau in Anaheim, CA in 2018. Stay Schemin' and let the scam find you!This was recorded on April 01, 2024. Check out Josh Gondelman at the Bell House in NYC on June 21st! For tickets: https://www.joshgondelman.com/Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-pressFollow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaci Josh Gondelman: @joshgondelmanResearch by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources:https://www.the-sun.com/news/10564213/billy-coull-willy-wonka-experience-glasgow/https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/mar/05/glasgow-willy-wonka-experience-horror-film-aihttps://time.com/6836088/willy-wonka-event-scandal-glasgow-refunds-police/https://news.stv.tv/west-central/willy-wonka-chocolate-experience-boss-truly-sorry-after-chaoshttps://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/07/203726/tanacon-controversy-explained-what-happened-afterhttps://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/06/what-happened-at-tanacon.htmlhttps://www.theverge.com/2018/6/26/17500590/tanacon-disaster-fyre-fest-tana-mongeau-youtuberhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/tomward/2018/06/21/watch-out-vidcon-tana-mongeau-isnt-letting-anyone-stand-in-her-way/?sh=5f0b7c652b0f
Happy Fraud Friday, Con-gregation! This week we are revisiting our episode with Joel Kim Booster to dissect a surgeon who not only was a pathological liar but also had multiple families. Trash! Always get a second opinion, and stay schemin!This was originally released on September 01, 2020.Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciJoel Kim Booster: @ihatejoelkimResearch by Sharilyn Vera.Sources:https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jun/21/scammers-target-hot-tub-buyers-as-coronavirus-surges https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/01/paolo-macchiarini-scientist-surgeon-rise-and-fall https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/celebrity-surgeon-nbc-news-producer-scam https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/us/the-knot-wedding-scheme-sentence/index.html
This week, comedian and writer Laurie Kilmartin joins the show to discuss Jeff Carpoff, a free-wheeling drug dealer who rose to become a millionaire by dealing in solar generators that were sold everywhere from NASCAR to Hollywood. Stay Schemin’! This episode was recorded on Tues. March 26th, 2024.  Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press Check out Laurie Kilmartin’s Comedy Special Cis Woke Grief Slut: https://www.comedydynamics.com/catalog/laurie-kilmartin-cis-woke-grief-slut/ Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaci Laurie Kilmartin: @anylaurie16 Research by Kaelyn Brandt.SOURCES:https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/06/dc-solar-power-ponzi-scheme-scandal/673782/https://www.justice.gov/usao-edca/pr/dc-solar-owner-sentenced-over-11-years-prison-billion-dollar-ponzi-schemehttps://robbreport.com/lifestyle/news/jeff-carpoff-fraud-solar-panels-1234842072/https://www.wsj.com/articles/owners-of-solar-company-that-swindled-berkshire-hathaway-admit-to-running-ponzi-scheme-11579907951
What’s poppin’, con-gregation? This week we revisit our episode where Vicky Vox and Laci expose the conman who pocketed over $250,000 from a government biofuel program. But to be fair, he did have three wives to feed. In other polygamy news, they cover another Mormon mastermind who tried to give his parole the slip. Stay schemin’! This episode was originally released on August 11th, 2020.Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciVicky Vox: @thevickyvox Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources:https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-16/utah-trial-of-prominent-member-of-secretive-polygamist-sect-and-a-los-angeles-businessman-has-international-implicationshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.courthousenews.com/california-businessman-found-guilty-in-1-billion-tax-fraud-scheme-with-polygamists/https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/12/lyle-jeffs-mormon-utah-fbi-escape-olive-oil
What's poppin, con-gregation? This week we revisit our episode with Brandon Kyle Goodman! Brandon joins the show to discuss an attorney who went from defending drug possession cases to conning millions from Columbian drug lords. Plus, a lawsuit claiming Subway's sandwiches have no tuna or fish! Stay schemin!This episode was originally recorded on April 6th, 2021.Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaci Brandon Kyle Goodman: @brandonkylegoodman Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES:https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/31/texas-dwi-dude-scammed-colombians-turned-into-feds/https://www.justice.gov/usao-edtx/pr/central-texas-lawyer-guilty-swindling-colombian-drug-trafficking-clientshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/01/27/subway-tuna-lawsuit/https://www.eater.com/22254819/subway-lawsuit-alleged-fake-tuna
What’s up, con-gregation? This week we revisit our episode when Trixie Mattel scammed her way onto the podcast to discuss a man scammin’ on the gram. We’re all for a flex but it’s harder to flex from prison. Plus, Laci and Trixie talk about the hero using government contracts to scam the government. Stay schemin’, but maybe don’t post about it! NOTE: @hushpuppi, aka Ramon Olorunwa Abbas featured in this historic hoodwink, is no longer available on Instagram. You will find many photos of hushpuppi if placed in the search. This episode was originally released on July 28th, 2020.Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciTrixie Mattel: @trixiemattelResearch by Sharilyn Vera.Sources:https://www.insider.com/fbi-used-hushpuppis-instagram-to-charge-him-with-money-laundering-2020-7https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/12/us/ray-hushpuppi-alleged-money-laundering-trnd/index.htmlhttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-53361490https://www.instagram.com/hushpuppi/?hl=enhttps://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/San-Antonio-event-planner-who-won-lucrative-15291382.php
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, comedian and bishop to show, Chris Gethard joins us to discuss Oscar Hartzell, a farmer who rose to riches after using the story of a 16th century knight to scam the Midwest United States. Stay Schemin’! This was recorded on Feb. 05, 2024.Check out Chris’s ebook and audiobook titled Dad at Peace at https://www.everand.com/audiobook/701237001/Dad-at-PeaceCheck out Chris’s non-profit, Laughing Together, an organization that help bring arts programming into schools. https://laughingtogether.org/Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciChris Gethard: @chrisgeth Research by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources:https://archives.newyorker.com/newyorker/2002-04-22/flipbook/160/https://thecrimewire.com/money/Pirate-Gold-Swindle
It’s Friday, con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Yassir Lester all about the Fyre Festival. Yassir and Laci break down false promises, class action lawsuits, and of course, that infamous “take one for the team” incident surrounding the infamous Fyre Festival. Plus a bonus music industry scam. Stay schemin! This episode was originally released on July 21st, 2020. Follow on Instagram: Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciYassir Lester: @yassir_lesterResearch by Sharilyn Vera. Sources:https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-46904445https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/18/how-fyre-festivals-organizer-scammed-investors-out-of-26-million.htmlhttps://www.netflix.com/title/81035279 – Netflix Documentary FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, comedian Seth Morris joins the show to discuss Adelheid Spitzeder, a womanizing actress who became known not for her talent on the stage, but for conducting history’s first recorded Ponzi scheme. Stay Schemin’! This was recorded on January 9th 2024.  Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciSeth Morris: @sethismorris Sources:https://www.aier.org/article/adele-spitzeder-the-queen-of-confidence-tricksters/“Foreign exchange rates 1804–1914” by Håkan Lobellhttps://www.riksbank.se/globalassets/media/forskning/monetar-statistik/volym1/6.pdfhttps://books.google.com/books?id=4ySERiKHkb4C&pg=PA291#v=onepage&q&f=falsehttps://www.science.org/content/article/scienceshot-did-lead-poisoning-bring-down-ancient-rome#:~:text=When%20in%20ancient%20Rome%2C%20don,and%20hastened%20the%20empire's%20fall.https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/21/ancient-rome-tap-water-contaminated-lead-researchers#:~:text=Ancient%20Rome's%20tap%20water%20heavily%20contaminated%20with%20lead%2C%20researchers%20say,-This%20article%20is&text=Tap%20water%20in%20ancient%20Rome,local%20spring%20water%2C%20researchers%20say.https://www.wineenthusiast.com/culture/wine/lead-toxicity-wine-history/
Happy Friday, con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Meatball. Meatball and Laci break down the teenage scammer who was accused of stealing 23 million dollars but still probably couldn’t get a date to prom. Plus, the scammer employed by stealing from unemployment. Stay schemin! This episode was originally released on August 4th, 2020. Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciMeatball: @spiciestmeatballResearch by Sharilyn Vera.Sources:https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-had-kushner-push-the-national-enquirer-to-probe-scarborough-murder-conspiracy-in-2017?ref=scrollhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351735/High-schooler-termed-Baby-Al-Capone-allegedly-hacked-phones-pull-23-8-million-crypto-heist.htmlhttps://nypost.com/2020/05/23/baby-al-capone-ellis-pinsky-pulled-off-a-23-8-million-crypto-heist/
What’s Popping Con-gregation? This week, Amber Wallin joins to discuss the viral 52-part TikTok series from a woman who goes by Reesa, about how she “met, dated, married and divorced a real pathological liar.” Plus, actress Danielle Pinnock scams her way on the show to discuss her campaign to play Reesa in a movie. Stay Schemin’! This was recorded on Tues. Feb. 27th, 2024.  Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciAmber Wallin: @burr_iamDanielle Pinnock: @bodycourageResearch by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources: TikTok user Reesa Teesa: https://www.tiktok.com/@reesamteesahttps://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/untangling-the-50-part-who-tf-did-i-marry-tiktok/3470041/#:~:text=Well%2C%20TikToker%20ReesaTeesa%20has%20captivated,began%20the%20lengthy%20video%20series.https://www.distractify.com/p/who-tf-did-i-marry-tiktok-husbandhttps://www.vibe.com/news/entertainment/man-blasted-50-part-who-tf-did-i-marry-tiktok-series-responds-1234853563/
It’s Friday, con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Gianni Paolo to expose the Brazilian man who never played football, but did play the football league system. Plus, the importance of calculus to scammers. Stay schemin’!This episode was originally released on July 14th, 2020. Follow on Instagram: Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciGianni Paolo: @giannivpaolo Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Kaiser_(footballer)https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/apr/26/the-forgotten-story-of-carlos-kaiser-footballs-greatest-conmanhttps://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2018/oct/24/pure-lies-an-exclusive-look-at-kaiser-the-greatest-footballer-never-to-play-football-videohttps://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/6798246/carlos-kaiser-farce-footballer-documentary-brazil/https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/yw7gmm/the-incredible-story-of-the-greatest-footballer-to-never-play-footballhttps://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2019/08/22/indianapolis-crime-ebay-ryan-allen-walker/2055408001/
What’s Poppin Con-gregation? This week, The Daily Show correspondent Dulcé Sloan joins the show to discuss how journalist Charlotte Cowles recounts how she was scammed into putting $50,000 in a shoe box. Stay Schemin’! This was researched by Kaelyn Brandt. Sources: https://www.thecut.com/article/amazon-scam-call-ftc-arrest-warrants.html
Happy Friday, con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Lamorne Morris on the pod to talk about the man who was so good at scheming that Spielberg made a movie about it. Plus, the girl who “does braces.” Stay schemin!This episode was originally released on July 7th, 2020.Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciLamorne Morris: @lamorne Research by Sharilyn Vera.Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Abagnalehttps://www.biography.com/personality/frank-abagnalehttps://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2020/04/24/covid-19-scams/
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, writer and former military member Dylan Park-Pettiford joins the show to share his personal scam story. He, alongside another former-military writer, wrote on an American military comedy-drama called “68 Whiskey.” However, this former ex-Marine Captain turned out to be not entirely who she claimed to be. Stay Schemin’! This was recorded on January 30, 2024. Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciDylan Park-Pettiford : @dyllypResearch by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources:@dyllyphttps://cheezburger.com/15350533/dylan-park-shares-insane-story-about-fake-marine-who-conned-her-way-into-the-writers-room
Good Friday, con-gregation! This week, we’re taking it back in time and revisiting an episode with Laci and special guest Chrissie Fit. They discuss a scammer from the early 1900’s who tricked her way into the history books. Plus, the DIY AirBnB that left a scammer’s victims SOL. Stay Schemin’!This episode was originally released on June 30th, 2020.Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciChrissie Fit: @chrissiefit Research by Sharilyn VeraSources:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/author/karen-abbott/https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/man-arrested-for-renting-arlington-homes-he-did-not-own_dallas-fort-worth/7755/
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Erin Whitehead joins the show to discuss Lezlie Manukian, a financial black widow who traveled the world scamming lover after lover into investing into bunk restaurants. She didn’t get caught until she messed with the wrong family. Stay Schemin’!  This episode was recorded Tuesday, January 23, 2024.Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciErin Whitehead @girlwithatailResearch by Kaelyn Brandt Sources:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-03/con-artist-love-fraud-victims-investigate-lezlie-manukian/11300436“Unravel True Crime”: Snowball, podcasthttps://www.flashpack.com/us/solo/relationships/women-happier-single-men/#:~:text=Naturally%2C%20the%20truth%20is%20rather,and%20married%20women%20with%20childrenhttps://archive-yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/should-women-stay-single
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HotHead Glass

this is one of my favorites so far 🤣

Apr 17th
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Alaska

lacey tries way too hard. she's funny but yeah. I seriously doubt she's out here regularly being like, "I love my new shoes! They're so c**t." 🤦‍♀️😂😂😂

Mar 14th
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prettyflyingthings

hahaha love this girl.

Mar 6th
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prettyflyingthings

?

Mar 6th
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Colly B Love

the biggest scam Abignail pulled was convincing people his story was true. check it out, he lied about all of it, his timeline doesn't add up. Most of the time he claimed this was happening, he was actually in prison.

Feb 24th
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Laura Bogart

Majority of actors and writers on the edge of starvation and this a--hat fakes a hate crime because making twice my annual salary per episode wasn't enough for him

Feb 14th
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Kristin Sulap

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Jan 29th
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Lauren

Laci, I appreciate you and love listening. i don't think you know how jarring that school bell alarm ad in the beginning of this episode is. Total fight/flight activating for anyone- I do not have trauma like that and I'm still reeling, 5 min later!! please, for everyone's health dont EVER play that ad again!!! Thank you

Nov 22nd
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Laura Bogart

The number of times they both said "allegedly" 🤣🤣

Oct 25th
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Laura Bogart

Strong approve for any Amazon employee scamming Amazon

Oct 21st
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Laura Bogart

"don't put that on white people" -- yeah, no, he totally got that right though

Oct 14th
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everachelt

gurl are you drunk or high or flirting or what?? doesn't matter still love it Eric Andre sooooo good

Oct 1st
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Laura Bogart

Wolfram and Hart... and Sons

Sep 28th
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Laura Bogart

All the landlord conversation: yes, but people who own 1 duplex they live in and rent the other half to be able to afford mortgage and repairs while still working 38 hours per week I'm a traditional job need to be called something else. I've been stolen from 4 times by people who justified it as all landlords are rich villains. Meanwhile, I have $8,000 CC debt and $160,000 mortgage and a roof that needs fixing

Sep 20th
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Laura Bogart

"You should do a podcast about scams!" lol

Sep 15th
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Laura Bogart

So many podcasts I listen to have done a deep dive on this submarine idiot, you'd think I'd be tired of it by now, but it's actually getting funnier each time I hear more

Aug 13th
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ID28559645

This is the MOST ghetto podcast I’ve ever stumbled upon. I tried to listen to two minutes of it but could not understand a single word of what the host was saying. It’s like some hood rat on the street trying to talk to you and you ignore them bc you don’t understand their language at all and are too good to talk to them. This podcast is such trash!! I turned off immediately because the host is so annoying it’s like listening to nails on a chalkboard!!

Aug 4th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂😭😂😂 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Aug 1st
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Laura Bogart

Agreed: I like polyamory for that exact reason. I'm disabled with chronic pain and have so little energy and can't have someone needing me all the time.

Jul 29th
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Laura Bogart

lol Keith has never listened to Lacey's podcast

Jul 28th
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