This Sounds Serious podcast

This Sounds Serious

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In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later.

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    A Message from Kirk Todd in Jail

    2:08

    Kirk Todd is back in jail and he has an important message for you: He wants you to vote for This Sounds Serious in the 2021 Webb Awards for Best Writing in a Podcast.  Click here to vote.
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    8: The Premiere

    31:01

    With Kirk’s release from prison and a movie premier in the works, the truth comes into focus.
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    7: Vegas

    24:41

    Gwen travels to Las Vegas, where crime writer Frank Reeves tells her that a casino robbery took place during the film shoot, and Kirk buried the movie to hide the evidence.Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.
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    6: Rotten Popcorn

    27:15

    After tracking down Grand Casino, Gwen watches the movie and is underwhelmed. She calls on the goofball hosts of the “Rotten Popcorn” podcast to weigh in, and investigates a theory that maybe Kirk was the one who buried the movie.Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.
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    5: The Con Man’s Handbook

    29:40

    Gwen finds out how Kirk finally got caught. Kirk insists Grand Casino exists and invites Gwen to use his “Con Man’s Handbook” dictaphone recordings to help uncover it.Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.
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    4: Visiting Hours

    28:11

    Gwen travels to Maricopa County Prison to meet Kirk Todd and get inside the mind of a con man. She learns about his marriage to art forger Helen Chatham and the events that tore them apart.Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.
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    3: How to Make a Fake Movie

    29:16

    In order to pull off the Grand Casino con, Kirk had to convince the studio and the crew that he was making the movie. How did nobody catch on?Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.
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    2: We Were Filming a Crime Scene

    25:14

    Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.How did Kirk Todd put himself in the position to pull off this con? Gwen answers that question and reveals the events of the Grand Casino premier from the red carpet to the chaos in the lobby after the crime is discovered. 
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    1: Jeremy, Kenny, Karl, Klaus, and Kirk

    22:30

    A 9-1-1 call about a heart attack at a 1991 movie screening leads investigative journalist Gwen Radford to unearth the life story of con man, Kirk Todd, from his childhood crimes through his career as a TV producer, up to Grand Casino, the movie he never made.Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.
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    This Sounds Serious: Grand Casino

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    Click here to get the entire season right now, ad-free.In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later. 

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