Cautionary Tales – “However You’re Not Howard Hughes”

Cautionary Tales – “However You’re Not Howard Hughes” sharing-on-social-media-can-assist-with-nervousness-if-achieved-proper

By the Seventies Howard Hughes was the “invisible billionaire”. A enterprise tycoon, a daring aviator and Hollywood Lothario, Hughes had an incredible life story… however hiding away in luxurious lodges he wasn’t sharing his recollections with anybody.

Then the recluse instructed a revered publishing home – through intermediaries – that he was collaborating on a licensed biography. The e-book could be a blockbuster… however it was all a lie.

Cautionary Tales is written by me, Tim Harford, with Andrew Wright. It’s produced by Ryan Dilley, with help from Courtney Guarino and Emily Vaughn.

The sound design and authentic music is the work of Pascal Wyse. Julia Barton edited the scripts.

Because of the group at Pushkin Industries, together with Mia Lobel, Jacob Weisberg, Heather Fain, Jon Schnaars, Carly Migliori, Eric Sandler, Emily Rostek, Royston Beserve, Maggie Taylor, Nicole Morano, Daniella Lakhan and Maya Koenig.

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Additional studying and listening

Hoax by Clifford Irving

The Hoax by Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater

The Confidence Recreation by Maria Konnikova

Jeffrey Goldberg “Liar, LiarThe New Yorker 16 April 2007

Transcripts and statements archived within the New York Occasions 10 January 1972

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