Trick or Treat
By Christine Yan & Avery Carpenter Forrey
Join Avery and Christine as they delve into the psychology behind the masterminds of scams throughout history and make connections with modern day culture through their podcast, Trick or Treat!
A: Welcome to Trick or Treat, a podcast where you’ll learn about scams, cons, and the artists behind them. Those are your tricks.
C: Plus a little treat at the end of every episode to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A: With your hosts Avery Carpenter Forrey C: And Christine Yan.
A: We’ll talk about people and scandals like Bernie Madoff.
C: Anna Delvey,
A: Fyre Festival,
C: Elizabeth Holmes,
A: Rick Singer,
C: and Sylvia Browne
A: What drove these people to lie?
C: Were they so deluded that they believed their own cons?
A: And are we all complicit in making them famous?
C: Those are some of the questions. Through these stories, we might find some answers.
A: We’ll bring you the context behind the headlines.
C: Remember reading about NYC’s fake heiress and the greatest music festival that never happened?
A: And there will be blood. Theranos blood.
C: Come for the tricks and stay for the treats.
A: See you here every Thursday. Unless this podcast is also a scam.
Avery and Christine were inspired with this podcast idea, “Trick or Treat,” through their weekly calls—where they not only caught each other up on their daily lives, but also shared book and podcast recommendations. Both were particularly fascinated with true crime, mystery, and also pop culture. Using platforms such as Anchor and Canva, we were able to bring our idea to life!
Christine Yan is a first-year student in college in New York with an avid interest in storytelling, journalism and photography. Academically, Christine aims to pursue a major in the intersection of finance and data science. She loves working on projects that connect people and business solutions. Language and writing help her express herself and her ideas, both creatively and academically. When Christine’s not writing or editing pictures, she can be found painting for fun!
Avery Carpenter Forrey is a writer, editor and creative consultant. She was a founding team member and Managing Editor at theSkimm, where she co-wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Skimm Your Life. She has an MFA from NYU and a BA from Vanderbilt University and is currently working on her first novel.