Bernie Madoff

Global Politics

Madoff's Victims Speak Out

Bernie Madoff could spend the rest of his life in prison. Joining The Takeaway are two victims who were financially wiped out by Madoff: Carol Baer, the owner of Popover Cafe in New York City, and Cynthia Crane, a Cabaret singer.

Business, Economics and Jobs

The anatomy of cheating

Joining us to talk about the human nature of cheating and the consequences of overlooking the common charlatan is Dan Ariely. Dan Ariely is James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of Predictably Irrational.



Why are we so bad at spotting cons?

Should you respond to that suspiciously attractive suitor on OkCupid? Should you invest your money in a “too-good-to-be-true” land deal? Before you trust anyone, listen to Maria Konnikova talk about the history and psychology of cons.