A Bumbling Thief, a Porsche’s Curse, & Jet Engine Art Work

What does the Cardiff Giant and the Feejee Mermaid have in common?  They are both major deceptions that have fooled millions over the years. This week on Ripley Radio, we begin a four-part series on the art of the hoax as we interview Jim Murphy, author of the new book, The Giant and How He Humbugged America. We also hear from Chad Lewis about the curse of the Porsche in which movie star James died.


  • Princess Tarinan van Anhalt explains her specialty art work, created with the use of jet engines; the viral video of the bumbling would-be thief at Kent’s Meats and Groceries in Redding, Calif., has been turned into a successful TV commercial, which has also gone viral
  • Ripley archivist Edward Meyer talks about the well-known hoaxes and fakes that Ripley has collected for its archives; and official Ripley cartoonist John Graziano explains how anyone on this planet can get the daily Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon delivered to their email box everyday – for free.

American singer-songwriter Shannon Curfman provides this week’s musical egress with her bluesy rendition of The Weight.



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