Ed Balleisen talks "Founding Fraudsters" on Cheat! Podcast

Book cover of Balleisen's "Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff"

Professor of History and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Edward Balleisen, is the author of Fraud:  An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, 2018).   "During the 19th and 20th centuries, the people who helped build and shape American society were some of history’s most notorious swindlers.  Many of these scams still exist today - in some form or another."  On Sony's Cheat! podcast, Dr. Balleisen discusses the current and historical relationship between American business and fraud with host Alzo Slade.

"Is it ever okay to break the rules? Cheat! is a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning journalist and comedian Alzo Slade that dives into the epic stories behind the biggest cheats and scandals out there, looking for answers about who they are and why they skirt the rules."