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In America, you can be anything you want to be. Or anyone. Literally. So on this April Fools edition of BackStory, we dig into the long story of confidence men and counterfeiters. We discover a time when fake money jump-started the economy, and take a look at the long, strange history of "the truth compelling machine." And, oh yeah... we try to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.
For more information on the guests featured in this episode, as well as further reading and fun resources related to the topic, visit: backstoryradio.org/bridge-for-sale-deception-in-america
Listen to individual episode segments here: Bridge for Sale: Deception in America by BackStory