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Lying Robots, the Grandparent Scam, and Self Control on the Radio

Radio shows across the country are discussing feature stories from our September/October print issue.
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Our September/October issue had a hidden theme of deception and self-deception. Did you sniff it out? Well, if you haven't yet read our most recent print magazine stories, never fear; radio stations across the country are talking about Pacific Standard.

The Grandparent Scam — KCRW — Press Play (September 15): Shirley Streshinsky describes a Montreal-based scam that's duping senior citizens all over the U.S. and Canada. (Original story)

How Should We Program Computers to Deceive? — NHPR — Word of Mouth (September 10): Kate Greene points out that technology has been lying to us for years, but the dynamic is rapidly changing. (Original story)

A Feeling of Control — Michigan Radio — State of Opportunity (October 1): Psychologist David DeSteno shares "the story about the time one of the most famous television characters in history re-enacted one of the most famous psychology experiments in history," and what he does wrong. (Original story)

By the way, if you're wondering about that famous TV character and his psychological experiment, we've got the clip here: