Liar City

Everybody lies. Some are terrible at it, some do it frighteningly well. Sooner or later, most of us get caught. This is the story of the lies we tell, and what happens when they crumble. This is Liar City.

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http://www.liarcity.com
Description
Everybody lies. Some are terrible at it, some do it frighteningly well. Sooner or later, most of us get caught. This is the story of the lies we tell, and what happens when they crumble. This is Liar City.
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2019-07-28 10:46
last episode published
2017-11-01 00:39
publication frequency
19.54 days
Contributors
Brian Flanagan owner   author  
Explicit
true
Number of Episodes
55
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Categories
Society & Culture History Comedy

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
1.11.2017

Freedom Club

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell the tale of our nation's most prolific homegrown environmental terrorist, Ted Kaczynski.  Follow Liar City on Twitter. We'll pay you handsomely in East German coins. 
31.08.2017

Satanic Panic V: Mazes and Monsters

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell the stories behind the 1980's D&D moral panic.  Follow Liar City on Twitter. Seriously. Go do that now. We'll wait.
27.06.2017

How I Got To Memphis (Kaufman Part 2)

This week, join Darien and Brian as they conclude the Andy Kaufman story.    Follow Liar City on Twitter.
16.06.2017

That's Entertainment! (Part One)

This week, join Darien and Brian as they tell (half of) the fascinating story of a man who just might be the world's best bullshit artist, the incomparable Andy Kaufman. 
30.04.2017

The Boys in the Bank

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell the real story behind one of the strangest crimes of the 1970s -- the simple robbery of a Brooklyn bank that became a local sensation, then a media circus, and finally a critically-acclaimed movie.  Follow ...
3.03.2017

The Sinful Messiah and The Seven Seals

This week, join Brian and Darien as they wade through the origins of the Branch Davidian group, and the lead-up to the infamous Waco Siege.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
17.01.2017

Great Artists Steal: The Xerox PARC Story

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell the story of the PC revolution from the perspective of a group of researchers and scientists who should be credited for it -- the people of Xerox PARC.   
7.01.2017

Psycho Skate

This week, join Brian and Darien as they discuss the life and crimes of former professional skater Mark "Gator" Rogowski.    Follow Liar City on Twitter.
21.11.2016

A Carpenter and a Crane

This week, join Brian and Darien as they wade through the sordid details of the seemingly idyllic lives of actor Bob Crane and his best pal: a videography enthusiast named John Carpenter.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
26.10.2016

What Happens In Vegas

This week, join Brian and Darien as they return from hiatus to discuss the infamous OJ Simpson trial.  No, not that one. The other one. It's a parade of sadness and scumbaggery this week.    Follow Liar City on Twitter.
24.08.2016

Get to the Choppah!

This week, join Brian (and a very special guest) as they tell the story of the world's very own Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Well that, plus about a million other things. Thanks again, Chelsea. Follow Liar City on Twitter.  
20.08.2016

Right Next Door To Hell

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell the story of what happened at 2207 Seymour Avenue, a nondescript Cleveland home that became a horrific prison for three young girls.    Follow Liar City on Twitter. 
22.07.2016

The Away Team

This week, join Brian and Darien as they discuss the history of the infamous Heaven's Gate cult.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
30.06.2016

Games People Play: The Quiz Show Scandals

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell one of the most fascinating stories from the early history of television -- the story of Herb Stemple, Charles Van Doren, and the infamous quiz show scandals.  Follow Liar City on Twitter. 
31.05.2016

Satanic Panic IV: Screaming For Vengeance

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tell the tale of James Vance v. Judas Priest, the most infamous  of all the subliminal messages cases -- and one of the few that ever actually made it to trial.    Follow Liar City on Twitter. 
13.05.2016

Method Acting in a Bathrobe

This week, join Brian and Darien as they discuss one of the most fascinating Mafia figures of all time - Vincent 'Chin' Gigante.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
16.04.2016

Not in Great Neck: The Friedman Story

This week, join Brian and Darien as they tackle one of the most frustrating cases to come out of the child sex abuse panic of the 1980's -- the story of Arnold and Jesse Friedman. Follow Liar City on Twitter.
5.04.2016

The Devil You Know: Castro and the Mariel Boatlift

This week, Liar City welcomes a very special guest to the show -- Jesse from I Doubt it With Dollemore. Join Brian and Jesse as they discuss the two immigration crises the world is currently facing, then tag along as they get into the Mariel Boatlift -...
25.03.2016

Girls on Film: The Traci Lords Story

This week, join Brian and Bren as they tell one of the most fascinating, heartbreaking, and - ultimately - infuriating stories to come out of the 1980s adult film industry: the tale of Traci Lords.Follow Liar City on Twitter.
3.03.2016

A Viking Funeral With Gram Parsons

This week, join Brian and Darien as they discuss the life, the tragic death, and the very weird aftermath of Gram Parsons -- the biggest star there never was.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
19.02.2016

A Rockefeller By Any Other Name

This week, join Brian and Darien as they discuss the mind-bending case of notorious con man Christian Gerhartsreiter -- better known to the world (at least for a while) as Clark Rockefeller.  Follow Liar City on Twitter
8.02.2016

Pitch Black Outback

Join Brian and Darien as they dive into a listener request: the story of Lindy Chamberlain, a Seventh Day Adventist and loving mother who became one of the most infamous women in Australian history -- all in a single, horrible night.  Follow Liar City ...
28.01.2016

Fatty's in a Little Jam

This week, join Brian and Darien as they discuss the most notorious scandal to come out of silent film-era Hollywood, the story of Fatty Arbuckle's swift rise and shocking fall.  Follow Liar City on Twitter: @LiarCityPodcast
24.12.2015

Still a Great Year

Join Brian, Darien, and Bren as they recap and recount their first year bringing you Liar City.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
25.11.2015

Rajneesh and the Salad Bar Bio-Terrorists

After a difficult week of unspeakable crimes against the civilized world, join Brian and Darien for a discussion of the first (and most wide-reaching) act of bioterrorism ever committed on American soil.  Follow Liar City on Twitter
19.10.2015

The Man in the Mirror

Join Brian, Bren, and Darien for a discussion of Michael Jackson's life, centering on the allegations of child molestation that dogged him for his final 15 years.  Follow Liar City on Twitter
2.10.2015

Tania Head and the WTC Survivor's Network

This week, join Brian and Bren as they discuss Tania Head, the former president of the World Trade Center Survivor's Network.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.   
5.09.2015

The Dread Pirate Roberts: Digital Kingpin

This week, join us as we talk about one of the most fascinating cases of online crime in recent memory: The Silk Road, and its founder and leader -- The Dread Pirate Roberts. Follow Liar City on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LiarCityPodcast
29.08.2015

Make Do and Mend: John Money and the Reimer Family

This week, join us as we tell the sad tale of Bruce/Brenda/David Reimer -- the boy who was raised as a girl.  Follow Liar City on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LiarCityPodcast
18.08.2015

Stella Liebeck's Coffee and Neil Young's Middle Finger

This week, Liar City takes on a couple of legendary frivolous lawsuits -- Stella Liebeck v. McDonald's and David Geffen v. Neil Young.  Follow Liar City on Twitter.
20.07.2015

Going Downhill With Janet Cooke

Listen as Liar City celebrates an arbitrary anniversary with a very special episode. From Janet Cooke's perky prose to Jimmy Gronen's magnets, the 25th edition of Liar City is chock full of lies. Follow Liar City on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Liar...
26.06.2015

God Only Knows: Brian Wilson Meets Eugene Landy

Few things in life are as timeless as the music of The Beach Boys. They had a magical combination of soaring harmonies and an unepected level of technical sophistication coupled with the constantly-evolving talents of their once-undisputed leader Brian...
18.06.2015

Investing 101: Ponzi, Patreon, and Plush Toys

This week, we'll tackle a true rags to riches story: Charles Ponzi. While his specific exploits are a lot less remembered than his name, his plucky, can-do attitude in the face of overhwhelming odds gave inspiration to dozens of upstarts with names lik...
5.06.2015

Satanic Panic III: West Memphis Boogeymen

The case of the West Memphis Three might be the last gasp of the satanic panic that gripped America a couple decades ago. A horrible crime against three innocent boys, with teenagers dressed in black the only suspects in sight, the story reads like a J...
19.05.2015

Henry Hill: Goodfella, College Basketball Enthusiast

This week, rather than talk about deflated footballs, we take a stroll down memory lane and discuss the weird ending that GoodFellas should've had: The fallout from the 1978-1979 Boston College points shaving scandal. Follow us on TwitterFollow us on F...
4.05.2015

Billy Collins and Luis Resto's Gloves

Madison Square Garden was packed to capacity on the night of June 16th, 1983. Everyone was expecting a good fight, but nobody was all that excited about the undercard -- a fight between two welterweight fighters that nobody had ever heard of. Pretty qu...
24.04.2015

The Raccoon Attack / Andrew Wakefield's Truth Inoculation

Brian and Bren explain their unexpected absence last week, then explain why Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are dangerously insane human beings. 
10.04.2015

Drinking The Kool-Aid With Jim Jones

Jonestown, Guyana. A 3,500 acre commune in the middle of a jungle, was supposed to be a socialist paradise on earth for Jim Jones and his many followers. Instead, it became a metaphor for all the reasons why you should never put your life in someone el...
3.04.2015

Go Ask Alice and A Million Little Pieces

This week, we talk about two books: one a memoir, one a diary, both of them total bullshit. Join us as we discuss the origins of, and the fallout from, two of the most ridiculous pieces of "non-fiction" ever published.  Follow us on Twitter: @liarcityp...
27.03.2015

Operation Freakout and Project Normandy

"What is true is what is true for you," L. Ron Hubbard was fond of saying.Wise words from a dangerously insane human being.Join us as we tell the tale of Scientology's humble beginnings, its dramatic growth spurt, and the horrible things the group has ...
20.03.2015

Little Marjoe is Bad, But Not Evil

Little Marjoe Gortner was probably the weirdest child prodigy the world has ever known. An ordained minister by the age of 4, his talent for preaching the gospel was remarkbale.This week, we'll talk about what happened when Marjoe grew up, grew a consc...
13.03.2015

John Holmes Has a Big Problem

From the early 70s until the early 80s, there was only one man you thought of when you thought of adult cinema: John Holmes. As the smooth-talking detective Johnny Wadd, he thrilled audiences with semi-competent acting and incredibly competent sex scen...
6.03.2015

Kevin Mitnick and The Art of Deception

This week, we dive deep into the history of computer hacking, taking a closer look at the story of Kevin Mitnick, a.k.a. The Condor, at one time the most wanted cyber-criminal in the world. Listen to the story of toy whistles, blue boxes, and a scared,...
24.02.2015

John DeLorean's Manufactured Fall

The legend of John DeLorean is just that: a legend. His reputation, once impeccable, was destroyed by a well-publicized arrest for cocaine trafficking. It’s a great story, and a familiar arc: a rich, accomplished man brought down by his own hubris and...
13.02.2015

Lance Armstrong's Favorite Mistake

It's hard to judge Lance Armstrong. While he's certainly a man who defied horrific odds to reach the absolute pinnacle of success, there is now zero doubt that he was also a cheater, a liar, and a bully. Can we blame him? Should we hold athletes to hig...
3.02.2015

Satanic Panic II: Judy Johnson and the McMartin Preschool Trial

Once the Satanic Panic of the early 1980s really sets in, a group of daycare workers in Manhattan Beach, California, become the most hated people in America.The fact that the allegations were absurd -- secret tunnels, beheadings, toilet bowl passageway...
20.01.2015

Howard Hughes Meets Clifford Irving

Which image comes into your mind when you think of Howard Hughes? Famous aviator? American playboy? Batshit crazy person? All of those things are kind of true. This week's story, however, is about one of the many untrue things surrounding Howard Hughes...
12.01.2015

Running on Empty With Rosie Ruiz

Before 1972, women weren't even officially allowed to participate in the Boston Marathon, but by 1980, a woman named Rosie Ruiz would become the most famous runner in its history. Sadly, it was for all the wrong reasons.  
6.01.2015

Robert Tilton and God's Wallet

If you've ever stayed up so late on Saturday night that it turned into Sunday morning, you may have seen this week's subject at work. Robert Tilton, king of the 'prosperity gospel', was one of the most shameless, shameful preachers to ever work a crowd...
1.01.2015

Dr. Oz Does The Hadacol Boogie

While there's no question that Dr. Oz promotes some wacky products on his show, he's certainly not the first person to turn the public's trust into a cash machine. This week, we'll talk about a literal snake oil salesman -- the shifty-eyed, razzle-dazz...