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I Can Steal That!
36 minutes | a day ago
EP 34 - Gone in 6 weeks or so
Minjian Yang led one of the world's most successful car theft rings - stealing thousands of cars from NYC and then smuggling them into China where wealthy buyers waited. Yang and his crew made tens of millions of dollars using military like precision and discipline, and eventually got so good that they'd target whole dealerships instead of individual cars. Pete is joined this week by NYC comic and host of The Maxcast, Max Marcus!
53 minutes | 6 days ago
EP 33 - The Original Italian Job
In the early 16th Century two of history's greatest minds conspired to pull off the most ambitious heist in the history of the world. Niccolo Machiavelli and Leonardo Da Vinci weren't just going to steal money though - they were going to steal a whole river. Seriously.Pete is joined this week by Steven Cohen.
56 minutes | 15 days ago
EP 32 - The King Of Thieves
King Farouk of Egypt was one of the last members of a monarchy dating back over ten thousand years, but he wasn't just the king of Egypt, he was also the king of thieves. Farouk stole paintings, jewelry, even a 94 carat diamond and got so good at pick pocketing that he stole Winston Churchill's pocket watch during a dinner. Pete talks about one of history's most interesting people with Linette Palladino, a NYC comic and Army veteran.
43 minutes | 22 days ago
EP 31 - Crazy Eddie
Crazy Eddie's was an electronics store known for their absolutely insane commercials and INSAAAAANE prices but what they didn't advertise was that almost every single aspect of their organization was a fraud. Money Laundering, embezzlement, insurance and inventory fraud - Crazy Eddie's did it all and THEN they went public to steal money from investors, too. Pete is joined this week by the fantastic Gianmarco Soresi, who has just released a great comedy special on Amazon Prime. Check out "Shelf Life" today!
55 minutes | a month ago
EP 30 - The Swedish Helicopter Heist
In September of 2009, a team of thieves pulled off a heist so insane it sounds like something out of Grand Theft Auto. Using a stolen helicopter and a bunch of bombs, the team was able to steal so much cash that the city of Stockholm almost ran out of bills in the days following the heist, and the story just gets crazier.Pete is joined by NYC comic Bo Ballew.
50 minutes | a month ago
EP 29 - The Teardrop
In 2001 a gang of thieves broke into a garage on Milwaukee's lower east side and stole what many call the most beautiful car ever made - a 1938 Talbot Lago T-150C SS. This is the story of the car theft, bungling police, and international scandal. Pete is joined by comedian and Tik Tok celebrity Patrick Loller.
70 minutes | a month ago
EP 28 - Babyfaced Arms Dealers
During the height of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the US began outsourcing as much of the war as possible to the lowest bidder. Anybody with an internet connection and an LLC could submit bids to provide anything from bullets to bazookas. When two twenty somethings won a $300,000,000 bid to provide bullets and grenades to the US government, things quickly spiraled out of control. This is the story of AEY, and it's full of international arms smuggling, insane amounts of cash, and betrayal. Pete is joined by comedian and journalist Sarah Amy Harvard. Sarah is the national editor for Courier Newsroom.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 27 - McKamey Manor
McKamey Manor is infamous among the horror experience community with a reputation for the extreme. Promising a $20,000 prize to anybody that can complete the entire 8 hour ordeal, participants are subjected to brutal physical and mental abuse and so far nobody has collected the grand prize. McKamey Manor is not necessarily a scam, but it's scam adjacent. Pete is joined by Adam C. Thomas, a Louisville based photographer and the host of the Louisville True Crime podcast. Music Provided by Paper Yellow Music.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 26 - The Hope Diamond
The Hope Diamond is probably the most well known gem in the world. The enormous blue stone is the inspiration behind Titanic's heart of the ocean, and the jewel has been worn by multiple kings and sultans across many centuries and continents. The Hope Diamond isn't JUST beautiful though - it's also cursed. Probably. Maybe. On this episode, we dive deep into the history of the Hope Diamond and the misfortunes that followed its owners.Pete is joined this week by Eitan Levine. Eitan has recently been working on the Inside The Boys show on Amazon Prime - catch the finale this Friday!Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 25 - Mediums
Spooky Season is here so we're covering some otherworldly scams! In this episode we dive deep into the history of psychic mediums and some of the more unscrupulous "seers" and how they take advantage of people that are hurting. Pete is joined by the fantastic Shanyce Lora. Catch Shanyce streaming on twitch at www.twitch.tv/shanycelikesthingsMusic Provided by Paper Yellow Music.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 24 - The Great Gold Train Robbery
In 1855, the South Eastern Railway was packed up with gold en route to Paris. However, when the gold merchants in Paris opened up the crates, they found lead balls instead of their gold. This is the story of the Great Gold Train Robbery - the first ever heist on a moving train, and the men and women behind it.Pete is joined by NY Comic Kevin Brady.If you're looking for a great sock subscription service, check out societysocks.com/steal and use the code STEAL for 50% your first monthly sock order. For each pair purchased, Society Socks donates another pair to homeless shelters. Look good, Feel Good, Do Good.Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 23 - Operation Odessa
In 1980s Miami, nothing was out of reach to those with money and the right connections. Guns, Drugs, Girls, anything you wanted could be yours for the right price if you spoke to a Ukrainian mobster by the name of Tarzan. So when the Soviet Union fell and drug cartels wanted to buy helicopters and submarines, they knew who to call. This is the story of how the Russian mob and Colombian cartels tried to do the impossible and we are joined this week by the fantastic Jeena Bloom!Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
70 minutes | 3 months ago
ICST EP 22 - The Antwerp Diamond Heist
The Antwerp Diamond Center is the world's largest hub for diamonds, doing billions in business each year. Two stories underground, an impossibly complex vault stored hundreds of millions of dollars in stones, gold, silver, and cash. This is the story of how one gang of thieves pulled off the heist of the century and did the impossible. Pete is joined by the hilarious Dara Jemmott, host of the great "Comedians for Hire" podcast. Music Provided by Paper Yellow Music.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
ICST Bonus Barbara Erni
For our first Bonus Episode, we're going to be telling the story of one of the most ingenious heists/cons you've never heard of. This is the story of Barbara "The Golden Boos" Erni and a con that feels straight out of a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign. This episode's guest is NYC Comic and TikTok star Freddy G. Music Provided by Paper Yellow Music.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 21 - Affair Of The Diamond Necklace
When Louis XV commissioned a necklace for his favorite mistress, he couldn't know that he was setting in motion a series of events that would help spark the French Revolution, but that's exactly what happened. This is the story of the Affair of the Diamond Necklace - a scam that cost some people millions in diamonds and cost others their heads.On this Episode, Pete is joined by Steve Cohen, a fantastic NYC based comic and producer. If you'd like to support the show, please consider joining our Patreon for early access to episodes and other fun perks. www.patreon.com/icanstealthatMusic provided by Paper Yellow Music.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 20 - The Great Maple Syrup Heist
Did you know that there's a maple syrup mafia AND a maple syrup black market? On this episode, we're going to talk about the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist - and how tens of thousands of gallons of brown gold - worth 50 times as much as crude oil - were stolen.My guest on this episode is NYC Comic and Actor Ralph Anthony.Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
ICST EP 19 - Gerald Blanchard - the skydiving, star stealing crime savant
The only thing scarier than someone that spends months planning a jewel heist is somebody that can plan it in a day. Gerald Blanchard is one of those kinds of thieves. Not only did he pull of a movie quality heist on a whim, he led police down an insane rabbit hole of international bank heists and a shadowy crime syndicate that spanned continents. Pete is joined again in this episode by Patrick Loller, a NYC based comic and army veteran. EDITOR'S NOTE - For some reason I kept saying Gerald's name as Gerard for pretty much the entire episode. I have no idea why I did this - it was written correctly in my notes. Maybe it's my TBI, maybe it's because I've been binging Umbrella Academy, I don't know. That said, this episode was too fun to redo, so I'm leaving it as is, but I wanted to clarify that I had made this error. I'll be more careful in the future.If you'd like to support this podcast's patreon, please sign up atwww.patreon.com/icanstealthatMusic provided by Paper Yellow Music.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
ICST EP 18 - LuLaRoe
On this episode of I Can Steal That, we cover our first pyramid scheme! LuLaRoe didn't just sell buttery soft leggings, they sold the dream of financial independence to thousands of women across the world. For a while, these dreams came true for several consultants that were suddenly making tens of thousands of dollars a month, but eventually the LuLaRoe bubble burst and left its consultants with broken dreams and empty bank accounts.This episode's guest is Tracey Carnazzo, the host of the fantastic 90 Day Fiance and Teen Mom Trash Talk podcasts, and is also the host of the new "Only In NY" podcast.Music by Paper Yellow Music
42 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 17 - Cyber Art Heist
The hardest part of almost every heist is selling what you've stolen, but today we're going to discuss a crime that's half art heist, half cyber crime, and all brilliant, because the thief just skipped the whole "stealing the painting" bit and went straight to the money, leaving no trace and a messy legal battle behind. Pete's joined today by his friend and great comic out of Columbus Georgia, James Etchison. Music provided by Paper Yellow Music.
94 minutes | 5 months ago
EP 16 - Jesse James
Jesse James is one of the most prolific outlaws in history - both within America and globally. Jesse and his gang are responsible for the first bank robbery AND the first train robbery in American History and his life story is full of hardship, danger, and violence. This is a special episode - a joint production with the fantastic American Loser Podcast. Pete and KP Burke join forces to tell the story of Jesse's incredible life and how he changed the face of American crime forever.
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