The True Story Behind Frank Abagnale

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About This Episode

For decades, Frank W. Abagnale’s story has captured the imagination of audiences around the world as a modern-day folk hero—but the truth could not be more different from the fictitious autobiography he sold to Hollywood. Self-proclaimed as “the world’s greatest con man,” the true dimensions of Abagnale’s hoax have been revealed for the first time in a new book by my guest today, Alan Logan.

About Our Guest

Alan Logan is an award-winning author who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He obtained a liberal arts degree from the State University of New York, at Purchase. Alan has published extensively on the history of science and medicine and is the co-author of Your Brain on Nature and The Secret Life of Your Microbiome. More recently he has turned his attention to cults, conmen and truth, in the misinformation era. His first book in the true-crime genre, Self-Styled - Chasing Dr. Robert Vernon Spears received wide acclaim, paving the way for his latest, multi-award-winning book, The Greatest Hoax on Earth – Catching Truth While We Can.

Show Notes

Here is a link to purchase Alan’s book, The Greatest Hoax on Earth – Catching Truth While We Can. Here is a link to an interview with Mark Zinder, a financial expert and forecaster, who wrote the Foreword to Logan’s book. About a quarter of the way down the page he talks about working with Abagnale.