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This Podcast Doesn't Exist

139 EpisodesProduced by Shannon McCarthy and Emma Kiely-HampsonWebsite

Do aliens exist? Was that Elvis who officiated your Vegas wedding actually Elvis? What if Bigfoot is really a family of cave-dwelling humans from the dark ages? We're just two best friends with so many questions about the world. Join us as each week we tell each other the weirdest unsolved, unimagin… read more


Ep. 105: Heist ‘hursday: The Transy Book Heist

Heist, heist, baby! Well, all Shannon’s asking for Christmas is to do what she wants and this week she gets it and regales Emma with The Transy Book Heist. It involved some popped polo collars, a hopeful Oceans 11 plot line, and some very silly boys. A heist getaway in a minivan? Meeting a strange old man with a skinny scarf in a park? Grabbing rare books at random? It’s gotta be guaranteed to work. We know what these boys would bring to a Powerpoint party, that’s for sure. Join us and let us know what you would do if given the choice between making millions in a day or not going to jail!

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Vanity Fair: In-depth heist breakdown

CNBC: Additional reporting

WKYT: Video interview w/ BJ Gooch

AP News: Interview w/ BJ Gooch, librarian

Rare Book Hub: Shady-as-hell appeal description

NPR: Review of American Animals

Reddit: AMA w/ Chaz

YouTube: American Animals trailer

Instagram: Spencer Reinhart art

American Animals on Amazon Prime Video

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