Chameleon: Dr. Dante Fraud & Scams

Hosted By: Sam Mullins
Produced By: Campside Media

Chameleon: Dr. Dante covers the life of Ronald Dante, a master hypnotist and con man who swindled millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims over the course of several decades. Host Sam Mullins traces Dante’s rise from humble beginnings to his eventual downfall, uncovering a trail of deception, manipulation, and audacious schemes that are both shocking and entertaining.

Chameleon: Dr. Dante Podcast Host:

Sam Mullins is a writer, comedian, and podcaster with a knack for uncovering captivating stories. His previous work includes the critically acclaimed podcast Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen, which explored the life of grifter and socialite Huguette Clark.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Inside Look at a Con Artist’s Mind: The podcast provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a con artist’s mind, revealing the techniques they use to gain trust and exploit vulnerabilities that listeners enjoy.
  • Strong Storytelling: Mullins’ storytelling abilities brings the characters and events to life, creating a sense of suspense and intrigue that keeps listeners hooked.
  • Meticulous Research: Listeners appreciate the level of research done to shed light on a little-known chapter in the history of con artistry.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Lack of Focus on the Victims: While the podcast is undeniably entertaining, the podcast’s lack of a strong victim’s voice can make it difficult for listeners to connect with the human cost of Dante’s actions.
  • Pacing: The podcast’s uneven pacing can make it difficult for listeners to stay engaged throughout the entire series.

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