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From catfishing to full-scale fraud, wild tales of scammers and con artists have captured our cultural imagination. But forget Fyre Festival and Anna Delvey; Australia has plenty of its own pretenders whose trails of destruction are almost stranger than fiction. From Melissa Caddick to The Sure Thing to ghosting boyfriends, hear from Walkley Award–winning and nominated journalists about some of Australia’s greatest fakes. Is the drive to deceive a modern phenomenon or an age-old impulse made more accessible by today’s technology? Kate McClymont (Dead Man Walking), Angus Grigg (The Sure Thing), Stephanie Wood (Fake) and Greg Bearup (Adventures in Caravanastan) sort the truth from the lies with host Gyan Yankovich.

Presented with the Walkley Foundation.