18 Burst results for "Maria Conaco"

Being Victimized by Scams is Solvable [Test]

Solvable

04:38 min | 4 months ago

Being Victimized by Scams is Solvable [Test]

"Episodes are out every friday. This is solvable. I'm jacob weisberg there. Only a few real cons that exist and the bones of the story are the same and they've been the same for centuries also maria conaco. Vince would writing about these number of years book. The confidence game explores stories of con-artists opportunists people who build up our trust and then take everything we have think bernie madoff the late investors who destroyed countless lives with false promises and financial theft but before we pledged to fight to abolish scams. Remember this another side to those familiar. Stories to the flip side of our vulnerability to cons is human connection and trust and all the good stuff. So how do we protect our loved ones in ourselves. We'll scams being enduring part of society forever because we refuse or are unable to learn from our mistakes rather than admitting i was dumb. I felt for a scam you say. Oh no no cure all of the mitigating circumstances and it probably wasn't even a scam. So i think that it takes a strong person. It's embarrassing So can scams be solved. Rea- konakov thanks so being victimized by a scam is actually a solvable problem. Maria has gone from investigating the lies. We tell ourselves to mastering the bluff herself by learning to play poker at a world class level and writing about that too so i started by asking her why she so hooked on these concepts of big and small manipulations. My first book was about sherlock holmes. So i've traveled this gamut from you know. How do you be detective to okay. What are the what are the bad guys doing to kind of being the bad guy myself but within a game right so so so there are rules And one of the reasons that i've that it's been such a passion of mine is that i hate to see in re in reality. Not in a game. I hate to see people being taken advantage of. And how often that happens. And how scammers often will target the most vulnerable parts of our population the most vulnerable people and then we as a society target again by blaming them and by saying oh well. You're just stupid. You were just greedy. You were just dumb. You shouldn't have fallen for it. I wouldn't have fallen for it and that just gets me. Yeah well i was going to ask you because of your longstanding interest. I mean this personal for you in any way of you've been scammed yourself or people close to you been victims of scams. I personally have not been scammed. That i know of but one point i always make is that you know. The scams are ones that you're probably not aware of so i. i'm sure i've been scammed on small things and when you're about to get on the subway someone stops you and says hey you know. I'm so sorry. I lost my wallet. Do you have the fair for the subway for the bus for the train. I need to get back to my family. And there's so many excuses and you can do one of two things you can say. I think you're con artist. I'm not going to give you any money on. Walk on you feel shitty. You feel like a bad person because they actually needed you. I've lost my wallet. I've needed help in the past. And i think we bought we probably been on the other side of that and so the trade off is yom maybe get scammed. But i'd rather take the risk of being the victim of scammer in that particular instance and. I'm sure i've been scammed that way. Well that's interesting. I mean i have experienced instill sticks with me from high school. I remember in chicago where i was growing up walking through lincoln park and there was a guy kinda ragged looking walking with a gas can and he stopped me and told me this whole sad story about how he was trying to get back to florida to see a family card run out of gas and he needed the money for gas. Now was probably fifteen years old or something like that. I think i gave him ten dollars. Which would have been a lot of money to me. At the time and i felt good about myself for doing that and then a week later i was walking through the park and there was the same guy looking around with this gas can And it just it sticks with

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Solvable

Solvable

04:38 min | 4 months ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Solvable

"Episodes are out every friday. This is solvable. I'm jacob weisberg there. Only a few real cons that exist and the bones of the story are the same and they've been the same for centuries also maria conaco. Vince would writing about these.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Nature Podcast

"This perhaps a game that can help you with that. Poker. When it comes to playing the hand, you're dealt making a decision in life mathematician John Von Neumann for the poker was perfect practice. He thought that poker was the perfect game to near strategic human decision. Making because like life. It's a game of incomplete information. This is Maria Conaco over a writer form academic psychologist who's written a book about poker and decision making cold the biggest bluff. After, reading Von, Neumann musings on poker, and how it helped him develop a mathematical model for human decision. Making also known as Game Theory. Maria wondered whether playing poker. Her understand stunned certainty and make better decisions. For her, this was something particularly pressing as she'd been for a period of personal strife with bereavement job, losses and health issues, affecting her and her family, and just all of these things happening within weeks of each other. Made me realize that we just we've really overestimate often. How much control we have over things and I thought I want to figure this out. I want to try to dive into this further. This wasn't necessarily the first time Maria been thinking about decision making in a previous life. She had research decision making at Grad School. But with the extra push from her personal life, she decided to dive into this again to better understand how to make decisions in an uncertain world. But this time she took an unusual step. She took a year out play professional poker. Even though she didn't know how. Many cards are in a deck I knew nothing about poker I mean zero despite this. After a loss of practice were professional players. We're going into the pro poker scene. But her first big tournaments, she did not do so I think you. Understated at somewhat I mean I. I lost a lot of money at the beginning. I mean it was a very steep learning curve, and the bottom of it was not pleasant, but after these setbacks with some psychology now how does look with the mumps? She was very successful. In fact, she won over eighty four thousand dollars beating hundreds of competitors at prestigious poker tournament. But. Importantly, she found the poker really helped her. Think proper ballistic. At every hand poker you have to estimate the odds of each person holding certain cart on up against you own hand. All the while everything is trying to see you. For Maria hundreds of rounds of this intense probabilistic thinking helped her make better decisions whether it's as simple as the decision to have breakfast on or your future career Choices Maria thinks. If you want to learn designed effectively, polka could be useful tool. In fact, it's not just useful to all. It's just genuinely the only tool I found in my years of psychology training that teaches you to think probabilistically correctly. We learn much better from experience so from actually doing something from. Physically experiencing at ourselves and we do from description so when someone tells us something or says Oh. The probability of this is extra. Why were bat? It can of reading that internalizing what it means, but if you force us to kind of go through something, we learned that way. Poker actually forces you to learn correctly. You're learning through experience. You're sampling, but you're doing so over hundreds and thousands and tens of thousands of trials. This experience is mirrored by over poker players to poke all about I think he's laughing in a situation given seeing NC. will serve. You defended the title. Whatever did this is live, Burri an extra physics, graduate and professional poker player the cold. You make these decisions, so they put when you're having to stick Republican to see on your prediction. Starting to really build up. Of correct money one according to live this kind of repeated reinforcement probabilities and consequence can help. People make better decisions in real life and. I need to talk somewhere. I was running late for me. And I can talk in parking's by Bennie on. You're going to get a Vietnamese Fella so they understand Paul w online this dude expensive. Calculation, I think, attract more. They'll come along the ten twenty times the parking ticket and one hundred quids so on expectation about fifteen pounds there would I pay pounds? Not Be like this new thing. Yes, I was okay. I take the gamble, so walks a fine, maybe a hundred pounds. There's only a small chance you'll be hit with it so realistically if you take the risk you only betting a proportion of that fine. A hard thing to get your head around, but for both Maria and live Polka could help as essentially like playing a sped up simulation of life partners, definitely a great analog for life because. The message of life. You know like chess. The Best I always went. Almost every single time whereas. If I sat down. And we only try hundred times I'll probably only win fifty one fifty two at the time. Someone's for like. Ten thousand hands on. The edge actually saw didn't. Even. Get a ball like minded. That I'll win so because basically toppling between the don't. And actual cruelty strategies that very much the case because life is very messy randomness of unpredictable variables. He gives you an opportunity in the like. City but low state controlled environment to mess around with these these confusing things can make decision making hard now. Poker isn't the only game to have roundedness and Messi nurse in it, but from rear is enough elements of skill and look to his a sweet spot. Emulate life. We've enough practice Maria thinks this life emulator will allow people to make better decisions in an uncertain world. And like life, if you go all in poker, shows you the consequences. It's funny. I talked to a man named Frank Lance. Who designed games long time and he told me that Poker's actually really horrible game designed from a modern standpoint, because people think it's rigged all the time because the probabilities don't function normally just it's random, and it's not controlled. And he said that in all modern games that you play on the computer. The designers actually screw with the random number generator. Because to me, people complain when it's truly random. What he loves about Poker's that it doesn't pander to you. It actually says yet. You think it's rigged while here you go. That's how the deck played out. It doesn't care that you're supposed to win. There's no.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

"Podcast I'm your host Sean Carroll longtime listeners will know that one of the topics I'm very interested in here on the podcast is thinking rationality how human beings cogitate to make decisions about the world and even longer term listeners will know that I love using the game of poker as a model for thinking about human rationality of course, poker very finite well-defined game. You know what the rules are. What the rewards are, but it models a lot of the circumstances that are very important when we're making hard decisions in our everyday. Everyday Lives Poker is a game of incomplete information. We don't know what our opponents have is a game where there's randomness involved. You don't know what the next card is going to be a game. Where there probably is a strategy which will at least guarantee, you won't lose over the long term, but you might not know what that strategy is. You have to be a good basin. You have to do your best to model your other opponents, etc, and perhaps most of all poker is a game. Where even if you know cognitively consciously what the best? Best. Strategy is sometimes. It can be hard to obey to follow that best strategy you can be what in poker terms has called on tilt. Your emotions can get in the way, and your rationality can suffer thereby so the perfect person to talk about all these ideas with is Maria Conaco today's guest Maria got her PhD in Psychology at Columbia University, starting with Walter Mitchell, who is a very famous for the marshmallow test, and you give small child marshmallow and ask them if they can avoid eating it while you step out of the room and the claim. Claim is that whether or not the kids can avoid just eating the marshmallow predict success later in life, but Maria decided not to go the academic route, instead becoming a writer, and she became a very successful staff writer at the New Yorker, and then decided that what she really needed to do is up her rationality game and the best way to do that was to learn to play poker, and not because she was a poker hobbyist, she literally as she says didn't know how many cards there were in the deck, but on the basis of her. Degree and her work as a writer, she managed to convince Eric Sidell who is one of the world's leading poker players to coach her with the idea that she would get good enough to play in the world. Series of poker turns out. She did way better than that. Not only did she appear in the world series? She's one hundreds of thousands of dollars. Playing poker joined team poker stars as a poker ambassador intimate been very successful overall in the tournament circuit all of this story. Story is told and the lessons for rationality, psychology and human life are summarized in her new book, the biggest bluff how I learned to pay attention master myself and win. I think that this podcast is not about poker. Really we use poker as an example, but it's not teaching you how to play poker. You're not going to learn how frequently to three bed or whether you should worry about getting check raise or anything like that. It's about human beings how they think how they reason. Reason and in the laboratory of playing poker, so you'll learn a lot about human beings. Maybe even be inspired to go play. If you hands of poker while you're at it, don't forget..

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"maria conaco" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

"This. Week SDN is celebrating the forty eighth anniversary of the passage of title nine. We're talking about the ways in which it has made progress possible in women's sports. Our next guest is a professional poker player New York Times bestselling author. She's a contributor as well to the New Yorker. She has a PhD in psychology. Her newest book is the biggest bluff how I learned to pay attention master myself and win, and we welcome to the show Maria CONACO author Maria. Thank you for being with us. Thank you so much for having me Jeremy why poker. Isn't that the question for the ages? Which is? A very good one because I never play poker in my life, I'm not someone who had any interest in the game whatsoever, and I actually came to it because I became really fascinated by the role of luck in our lives and learning to tell the difference between what skill and what's chance. What did he actually control? And then how much actually getting lucky? How much of any of the outcomes we have in our lives? Are US versus just? Hey, you lucked out. This is great and. Enjoy it, but you don't have anything to do with it. And Poker. as I learned from John Von Neumann. Who is the father of Game Theory?.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

Politics and More Podcast

11:15 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

"I'm Dorothy Workington on today's politics. More podcast the New Yorkers Marie Cocco via talks to the economist Daniel Conham Conman who won a Nobel prize for his work on Social Economics discusses. Why the threat posed by cove nineteen has proved so difficult for many to grasp outside of emergency rooms. It seems like many of us fail to understand this pandemic in real time to understand the seriousness of it. The appalling fatality. Now I'm not talking about this cynical disinformation that was spread by the president and his media allies. What I mean here is the spring breakers who seemed so oblivious to what was going on and continued partying on beaches. I'm talking about the way that there were crowded city parks and crowded restaurants and bars. Even as the death toll began to soar even elected officials leaders at all levels of government struggle to respond to the virus in a way that reflected just how serious the problem actually was. And is how and why people misunderstand and make mistakes is the life's work of Daniel common a scholar whose work revolutionized the field of cognitive psychology. He's a winner of the Nobel Prize and the author of thinking fast and slow a bestseller about human behavior. Maria CONACO WHO's written for the New Yorker about psychology and many other subjects spoke to Daniel Conham. Last week this is an exponential event that we see things doubling every two days every three days before days and people don't at certainly including myself don't seem to be able to think straight about exponential growth. So I was. I knew that they one hundred cases in France and I was about two flights in France. I also knew that makes exponential. I didn't even consider the five that if you know. It's the rate of infections doubles. Every three days in a month it will be increased by factor when thousands. And let me see today or infections that occur to a three weeks ago that this today or people got infected four five weeks ago all of this is a thing took a beyond intuitive human comprehension. And that's interesting that we're in a situation that we simply not equipped to understand. So I'm I'm interested in how then people can make decisions and can follow advice both from the personal love like you and I but also from the highest levels like if even someone like you is unable to grasp the nate that nature of exponential growth. And what it might mean how to leaders Us All of this information to make decisions. How do they think through it? How do they figure out? Okay well what is the best way forward well? People tend to be focused and obviously that restrict president trump as well. They tend to be focused on the number of casualties though or cases of death today. And this is something that you want to warn people again and don't look at what is happening today. You need to extrapolate into the future in terms of people obeying instructions. You don't need many numbers. I mean I think that if the president said you know looking very serious. This is a very serious problem. And we're anticipating many of these people will obey people would pay attention. It's not even a matter of people making good decisions. It's a matter of getting people to behave in a particular way in a way that appropriate to a state of fear when they're not actually experiencing and on the individual level. Is there anything that we can try to do on an individual level psychologically to be better equipped to to make these choices? I think that's a does not. This is not the individual decision make much fem- of the conversation. My point of view. This is not an individual decision. Individuals should make the smallest possible number of choices equipped to do it There should be clear guidelines and tear instructions. We ought to know whether we should open Amazon packages. Outside the door agreeing. The main. It's not a decision that individuals should consider making on the basis of what they know because they don't know enough to make has your thinking about risk. Perception has this situation actually affected at all. Well you know. I'm I'm surprised by myself in a way by my ability to grasp What is going on but it might bullets to be worried at the appropriate level. You can think of every time someone decides to go to the park. Something like that as kind of a gambling decision almost gambling with your own health gambling with the health of others. And the a lot of the work you've done has revolved around. How evaluate though the risks that the costs the benefits of different gambles in that sense? How do we make those evaluations? You know how do we think through that type of Calculus when we make decisions? One difficulty clearly. Which is that if you view every time that you go to the supermarket as a gamble You're not doing it with right. I mean that's the gambling. The same sense as wearing not wearing seatbelts is a gambler's accumulative gamble. And the risk for anyone behavior is very very slight. It's it's adopting a pattern of behavious. That on the whole for many people is going to be to be safer and here the main cue that we're getting a thing is the behavior of other people. Man I'm very struck by the change in the behavior of people in the supermarket over the last few days and that signal that other people are aware of what is happening. That is the main way. Think that brisket communicated that's really interesting so you're talking a lot about kind of the norms of behavior. We don't have a norm of wearing masks. We don't have it a norm of obeying necessarily can of those stricter things coming from the top. Do you do you think it's We might we might need a change when it comes to that well It's difficult nobody is going to change the culture. The culture is would it is but give you an example if I don't watch much television. But I see pictures of the daily conference calls of the president. If they were distancing there that would send a signal when you see a lot of people you know within within the wrong distance of each other and clearly not taking the kind of precautions that they would like everybody else to take that sends a very strong signal. Another good one. Yes Oh that kind of communication is is more important than any verbal communication and we need the appropriate emotional melody Because when the president communicates that t he really thinks that the lot of the stuff has been exaggerated the damage that this does is really huge. Did you end up taking your trip to France or did you not go hesitated to the last minute and then I decided no but But even when I made the decision I wasn't thinking straight but actually I had the tools to think much more precise about it and then use those hoops. Can you elaborate a little bit? What were the tools that you had? But that you didn't use the tools would be to try to think what it means that A pandemic is spreading. And I completely fan to see that although if I had tried to thank strategy for you know. Try to write my thoughts about it just to thinking fully. I would probably have figured it out but I wasn't doing this because the number of deaths at that time was small Then look very worrying. And the idea that this is exactly what the condemning looks like. I could have known lots of could have known. Obviously whose actions were much more important than mine. Decision of whether or not to go to Paris a lot of preparations that should have been taken would not are you. I don't I don't want us to come off wrong but are you optimistic. Are you pessimistic? Wettest your kind of what is your feeling about our ability to to get through this. You know I mean if you take the long view than of course you have to be optimistic. I'm pretty sure there'd be some cure there'd be a vaccine and you know even without a cure without scene in one thousand nine hundred eighteen you know. Millions of people died but society supply for old people like me. The profits are not good. I see very little reason for optimism at the best. I would say for the older among us. This is pretty much a life. Sentence of incarceration at home or a very long term sentence. It going to train the rest of our life so for spite the I'm definitely optimistic. There's no question. I think this is not an existential danger. Would come out of it. Society will come out of date. The economy will come out of it. It could take several years but ultimately you know life will go. Daniel Conman is professor emeritus at Princeton. And he's the author of thinking. Fast and slow and other books. Ricotta COBRAS The author of the confidence game in the forthcoming. The biggest bluff. How I learned to pay attention master myself and win..

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"maria conaco" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

11:03 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"This is the New Yorker Radio Hour. A CO production of WNYC studios and the New Yorker Welcome to the New Yorker Radio Hour. I'm David Ramnik outside of emergency rooms. It seems like many of us fail to understand this pandemic in real time to understand the seriousness of it. The appalling fatality now. I'm not talking about this cynical disinformation that was spread by the president and his media allies. What I mean here is the spring breakers who seemed so oblivious to what was going on and continued partying on beaches. I'm talking about the way that there were crowded city parks and crowded restaurants and bars. Even as the death toll began to soar even elected officials leaders at all levels of government struggled to respond to the virus in a way that reflected just how serious the problem actually was an is how and why people misunderstand and make mistakes is the life's work of Daniel common a scholar whose work revolutionized the field of cognitive psychology. He's a winner of the Nobel Prize and the author of thinking fast and slow a bestseller about human behavior. Maria CONACO WHO's written for the New Yorker about psychology and many other subjects spoke to Daniel Common last week this is an exponential event. That is we see things doubling every two days every three days before days and people don't have certainly including myself don't seem to be able to think straight about expansion growth so I was. I knew that that one hundred cases in France and I was about to fly France. I also knew that makes exponential. I didn't even consider the fact that if the rate of infections doubles every three days in a month it will be increased by facto Gwen thousands and we see today or infections that occur weeks ago that this today or people got infected four five weeks ago all of this is a thing beyond a intuitive human comprehension. And that's interesting that we're in a situation that we simply not equipped to understand so I'm interested in how then people can make decisions and can follow advice both from the personal level like you and I But also from the highest levels like if even someone like you is unable to grasp the nate the nature of exponential growth and what it might mean how to leaders Us All of this information to make decisions. How do they think through it? How do they figure out? Okay well what is the best way forward well? People tend to be focusing. Obviously that was true. President trump as well that tend to be focused on the number of casualties or cases of death today. and this is something that you want to warn people again and don't look at what is happening today. You need to extrapolate into the future in terms of people obeying instructions. You don't need many numbers. I mean I think that if the president said you know looking very serious. This is a very serious problem. And we're anticipating many coutts. These people will obey. People would pay attention. It's not even a matter of people making good decisions. It's a matter of getting people to behave in a particular way. In a way that is appropriate to the state of fear when they're not actually experiencing And on the Individual Level. Is there anything that we can try to do on an individual level? Psychologically to be better equipped to to make these choices. I think that's a does not. This is not individual decision. Make much theme of the conversation. My point of view. This is not an individual decision. Individuals should make the smallest possible number of choices for that epic work to do it There should be clear guidelines and tear instructions. We ought to know whether we should open Amazon packages outside. The door agreeing. It's not a decision that individuals should consider making on the basis of what they know because they don't know enough to make has your thinking about risk. Perception has this situation actually affected it at all. You know I'm I'm surprised boy myself in a way by Aidan ability to grasp what is going on but I might Bellizzi to be worried at the appropriate level. You can think of every time someone decides to go to the park. Something like that as kind of a gambling decision almost gambling with your own health gambling with the health of others. And the a lot of the work you've done has revolved around. How we evaluate though the risks that the costs the benefits of different gambles in that sense. How do we make those evaluations? You know how do we think through that type of Calculus when we make decisions? The one difficulty clearly. Which is that if you view every time that you go to the supermarket as a gamble You're not doing it with right. I mean that's the gamble in the same sense as wearing not wearing. Seatbelts is a gambler's accumulative gamble. And the risk for any one behavior is very very slight. It's it's adopting a pattern of behavior set on on the whole for many people is going to be a to be safer and here. The main Cuba twit getting I think is the behavior of the people and I'm very struck by the change in the behavior of people in the supermarket over the last few days and that signal that other people are aware of what is happening. That is the main way. Think brisket communicated that's really interesting so you're talking a lot about kind of the norms of behavior. We don't have a norm of wearing masks. We don't have a norm of obeying necessarily can have those stricter things coming from the top. Do you do you think that it's We might we might need a change when it comes to that Nobody is going to change the culture. The culture is what it is but a give you an example if I don't watch much television. But I see pictures of the daily conference calls of the president. If they were distancing there that would send a signal when you see a lot of people you know within within the wrong distance of each other and clearly not taking the kind of precautions that they would like everybody else to take that sends a very strong signal and not a good one. Yes Oh that. Kind of communication is is more important than any verbal communication and we need the appropriate emotional melody Because when the president communicates that he he really thinks that the lot of the stuff has been exaggerated. The damage that this does is really huge. Did you end up taking your trip to France or did you not go hesitate to the last minute and then? I decided gnawed but they're not But even when I made the decision I wasn't thinking straight but I actually had the tools to think much more precisely about it at unused those hoops. Can you elaborate a little bit? What we're the tools that you had but that you didn't use the tools would be to try to think what it means that Ah Condemning is spreading and I completely fan to see that although if I had tried to think strategy for you know try to write my thoughts about it just to thinking. I would probably have figured it out but I wasn't doing this because the number of vests at that time was small Then look very worrying and the idea that this is exactly what happened. Democ looks like I could have known lots of could have known. Obviously whose actions were much more important than mine decision of whether or not to go to Paris. A lot of preparations that should have been taken would not are you. I. I don't want us to come off wrong. But are you optimistic? Are you pessimistic? What is your kind of? What is your feeling about our ability to to get through this? You know I mean if you take the longer view then of course you have to be optimistic. I'm pretty sure there'd be some cure there'd be a vaccine and you know even without a cure without seen in one thousand nine hundred eighteen you know. Millions of people died but society subotic for old people like me. The prophets not good. I see very little reason for optimism at the best. I would say for the older among us. This is pretty much a life. Sentence of incarceration at home or a very long term sentence. It this is going to train the rest of our life. So phosa spite the. I'm definitely optimistic. Now there's no question my thing. This is not an existential danger. Would come out of it. Society will come out the date. The economy will come out. It could take several years but ultimately life go. Janu economy is professor emeritus at Princeton. And he's the author of thinking fast and slow and other books REA- Conoco's the author of the confidence game in the forthcoming. The biggest bluff. How I learned to pay attention master myself and this is the New Yorker Radio Hour. Come.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"It's the gist. I'm Mike Pasqua. I didn't make it a minute into Donald. Trump's press conference today he began with a light insult of the media then proceeded to treat cove nineteen. As if it were little marco lying. Ted Thank you all for being here and I have to say ethics with social distancing that the media's been much nicer I don't know what it is all. The EST emptied the inbetween chairs. We probably shouldn't have anybody sitting behind you either. You should probably go back but I love it. It's so much nicer but I shouldn't say that because you'll get me now Thank you all for being here. And we continue our relentless effort to defeat the Chinese virus. I'm out doctors have tried chloroquine and Zipper so why not xena phobia intriguing corona virus with xenophobia patients? Start ignoring their symptoms. In four to six weeks now members of the media have been asking pointed questions about the appropriateness of using the phrase China virus. Answer it's actually not appropriate. It just does not help but it is clear what trump is doing happened though not to know if it is the most important issue for us to dwell on just as medical practitioners have to be proactive and do a type of triage so do journalists and when the topics are mask shortage and testing and spending the primaries and mandatory orders to shut down gatherings and procuring ventilators. I don't know if the word choice use to describe. The virus was the most vital issue but the president. He loved the issue. He couldn't let it alone. He saw that the media. Were saying you should really rise above name calling and thought wait rise above. Oh that's my cue. That tells me to wallow. Now's the time to wallow. Finally I have a purpose you know. I have a certain talent for this. Despite all that monitor these press conferences I must and not just trump's but actual leaders with actual solutions for instance when trump was asked about using his office to spur production of badly needed medical supplies to treat sick Americans. He acted as if that were a little below his pay grade. First of all governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work and they are doing a lot of this work. Federal government supposed to be out there. Buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know not a shipping clerk The governors are supposed to be as with testing. The governor's opposed supposed to doing it We'll help out and we'll help out wherever we can and we can buy in volume and in some cases great volume governors. You know they may be sick Americans but they're also sick Washingtonians or Iowans or Indiana's so why don't you ask the governors and so we will that is the topic of my spiel. What other leaders are doing and mostly what they're doing badly but I I'm about to engage in an act of shaming public officials. In fact I just did a little bit and then actually might work if enough people do it. Public figures are sensitive to public censure. But what about a more personal approach for the recalcitrant ignoramus in your own life step one? Don't call them that step to practice persuasion like the con men do and you know who knows about conman and the subtle art of changing. Someone's Mind Maria conaco Ova. I didn't think she did but then she talked me into it. I realize yeah. It is in my own best interest. Maria Conaco von and it is in your own best interest to hear her. So here's Maria to advise you on the best way to engage with people who are defiantly denigrating. What could.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Parcast Presents

Parcast Presents

09:21 min | 1 year ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Parcast Presents

"She recalled. I did get to speak to him on the phone at this point because I needed to discuss this issue with him in person. Debbie claimed that they spoke over a patchy connection. She remembers telling Eric that she would send the money to release the shipment but she expected to be paid back as soon as he got to the. Us Debbie never disclosed the exact amount she sent just that it was a large sum in the wake of paying the poll tax. Debbie was unsettled in a journal. Entry on December twenty second two thousand ten. She lamented that she was about to throw in the towel on her Britt. She wrote about their phone conversation. And how she later vocalized her fears over instant messaging that she felt eric was never going to come visit. But Eric simply doubled down. He assured Debbie that he was her man and had endless love for her. He would never do anything to hurt her. And she was the only one for his heart's desire even still. He didn't buy a flight to Florida with the money. She'd Wyatt him instead. He gave her hugs from afar and assured her that he would repay every cent of what he owed her hurt. But unsure of how to handle the matter. Debbie didn't push back. Despite all of the help and money. Eric came to Florida. He had told Debbie that getting the shipment released was the fastest way for him to finally meet her yet. When all was said and done he still didn't come and the spectacle of the shipment effectively distracted Debbie from the reality that Eric had stood her up. Debbie never disclosed whether or not. She confronted him about not coming and over the next twelve months. She funnelled thousands. More dollars to Eric only occasions when Debbie expressed reservations about sending money. Eric always pivoted rotating in different excuses. Help to disperse the absurdity of the requests. He also shifted her attention to other areas of the picture he painted one corner was particularly poignant his family specifically his oldest sister. Mary and his son Kenny. Who lived in England? These nuances to Eric's backstory exceptional soon. Debbie was messaging both Mary and Kenny. Furthering the idea that Eric was an invested father and loving brother. Debbie said. Mary felt like a sister. Mary was also widowed and struggling to figure out what was in store for the next phase of her life. The women share their frustrations about Eric's job and how it proved so difficult at times to make their own ends meet when helping him financially. When Debbie's faith in Eric Wayne? Merry became the person she could trust. She felt solidarity with Mary with another woman in Eric's life voicing similar struggles it validated. Exactly what Debbie was feeling if debbie was convinced she'd found a kindred spirit in Mary then chatting with Eric's son. Kenny only drew her in further. Eric said Kenny lived with Mary because he traveled so much. Debbie new from talking to marry that Kenny was a good kid but equally missed his dad when she saw Kenny typing quickly back to her she pictured the little boy from the pictures on the other end of the screen tapping the keyboard with lightning speed. Desperate for another parent to care about him. Debbie's pension to fill in the story of Eric's con isn't uncommon according to Khan expert Maria Conaco Ver. This is literally Human Nature. We fill in the gaps of something. We don't have all the details on with what we want to believe. This kind of self delusion is exactly what con artists take advantage of. She explained we infer entire belief systems from one rogue statement craft personalities and back stories with no bearing on reality from one surface clue and Debbie had more than one clue. She had photos of Kenny from Eric with the family dog stories about life in England. All of it pulled on her heartstrings. Making wonder if their family could also be part of her own by family into the equation. Eric Woven story filled with believable threads. This also enabled him to play into Debbie status as diligent. Nafa if he told her that Kenny was sick and expressed worry that he couldn't pay for a doctor's visit. Debbie immediately empathized. She imagined herself in that situation and was more willing to give Eric whatever he needed intern. Eric was careful not to jeopardize debbie's goodwill or arouse has suspicion. He was skilled at shoring up the stories. He told her he made sure that if he talked about something regarding his son or sister with Debbie item. Mary or Kenny corroborated the same anecdote later. But Eric couldn't cover every hole on more than one occasion. Debbie asked Skype with Mary but she always dodged the question often claiming she didn't have a good enough computer. Mary rationalized her inability to video chat within the larger conversation. She was hopeful that Eric would by Mary. A better computer once. He finished this next big job. More suspicious was the physical proof that showed up on. Debbie's front door after talking to Mary and Kenny. For months she felt inclined to send them gifts after all she sent her own family presence and Eric Mary and now felt like family to Debbie. Thought it would be nice to send something just a little package or postcard but every piece of mail she shipped always came back stamped with two ominous words address. Unknown still when Debbie Averick. For an explanation he managed to talk his way out of it. She explained each time. I asked Eric what was going on. He came up with a plausible excuse. As to why the things were returned. The Mail was just another frustrating but accepted part of our relationship. Debbie could live with small obstacles like packages coming back to her doorstep but it was the constant seemingly catastrophic events from Eric's job that worried her at some point in two thousand eleven. Eric asked for yet another favor. He was about to be paid for shipment but the money was stuck in customs to clear it. He had to pay a fee he needed. Debbie's help and money yet again. But by then he'd taken so much from her. Debbie didn't have the money she was stuck. She knew it wasn't her burden to pay the fee but she was equally determined to help the man she loved especially if the money would help finally bring him to the US. She was willing to give just about anything to have eric with her face to face after all this time. No matter the cost. Thanks for listening to.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Serial Killers

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"maria conaco" Discussed on CRYPTO 101

CRYPTO 101

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on CRYPTO 101

"Hey, you know, I forgot to ask you this one day I'm just really curious isn't it really a secret enclave of billionaires where you're all like plotting to take over the world way? Is there? He said, no, I asked, I asked them that. That question because I was curious. Why not ask it? So you never gonna have never gonna have the chance again. I only have that one chance, I call bullshit on the Abitur is, by the way. Yeah, somebody who listens to your podcast, understands and knows your story. But I don't know if my listeners all know your story about starting your podcast, can you just please tell me that story. Tell everybody that story because so fucking go. Yeah. So basically this one company wanted me to do investment newsletter. And I didn't wanna do it for a lot of reasons. I just enjoyed writing every day, and I was invested in a lot of different companies in and but then, but then they said okay, well how about we just don't do a newsletter. We'll just host a podcast for you. You have, you know, a lot of interesting, people just do a podcast we'll and we'll host it. And I said, okay. And so I just called wall, my friends, and I it became this great way. Hey, talk to me. Because I've got a podcast guy became this great way. But if I read a book, I don't know, just pull random, or, or like here's a random. Photo. So, so, like in this vote, I'm all the scribe the photo for in this photo is Jim Norton who's a world famous comedian the Jisr from the Wu Tang clan. So forty million copies and Gary Kasparov the best chess player in history and Maria Conaco VO, who wrote a great book, how to think like Sherlock Holmes our mastermind, I think like show homes and then another book about the history of comment, and he's writing..

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Fingertips. Amazing levers for enormous power. You do nothing you see them bloviate declare into claim and then you back off. And so you know, what it is. It's not crazier eye-popping jaw dropping. It's a waste that. I believe will be the legacy of the Trump administration. I mean, it kind of hope it's the legacy because it could get much worse than a waste. It's not too hard to believe that we'll look back one day and not just say how did this happen? But we'll just keep asking ourselves. What was he thinking? He won the vote on that one day in November. Maybe there was like eight to ten day window when he could have won the vote. And then what did he do we pursued crazy policies and just whittled away further and further? The minority of people who elected him. I mean who knows it's it's not a prediction. It's just a possibility. But that could come to pass. And maybe one day our children will ask why did America do that? But then they'll say, and what was the president of America thinking the whole time. How come you didn't do anything to help himself? So it's all just been a waste this week was a terrible terrible wasted week in Washington. Let's they're saying that every week on the show today. It's a little Antenne twig coming at ya. But I converse sation about chiropractors with Maria. Conaco Vega who comes into tell us if scientific claims are bullshit. But in this very special segment of is that bullshit, we talk to an actual chiropractor to the stars stars being me in apparently some guy played on the giants last year who I don't know. My chiropractor up next is that bullshit and the one guy who makes me feel well adjusted let's get cracking. Hey, you know, what are two words that can change a life. It's your hired especially for talking about someone who has a criminal background that by the way is one in four Americans really high. Right. Okay. So what is this about social Justice advocating for a change in the law? No, it's about bread. It's about Dave's killer bread. Dave's killer bread believes in long-term second chance employment hiring people with criminal histories, and they believe that has the power to reduce recidivism in America today. One in three of the employees partners. At Dave's killer bread has a criminal.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend

"Just like wow you remember like in twenty fifteen during the election and in like twenty sixteen when we even had an episode called american griffin as i'm like welcome welcome new york times oh it's nuts there was like great new york times magazine story earlier i think it was like last year round the fire fast the limelight will never forget it was like scamming has entered its baroque phase and this some beautiful shadow went on here like it is artistic li like beautiful what is happening right very artful like guide of griff right like that piece was by carina chicano who is great and then we've also had maria conaco via on the podcast who wrote this whole book called the confidence game where she basically points out that like in her book that scam and griff te are the tend to rise at moments of like great like social change in people which part of me is like is not every moment in time but also also it does seem like there is a preponderance of scamming happening right now so we're going to endeavor to categorize many of the like recent scams slash ongoing scams and like dissect the different the different types of graft oh my god we've done like version of this on our live shows and so to bring it out today would be great it is true we've been doing the scam work in a recurring way and this is like we're gonna we're gonna like pull it all into one episode one extreme one scam strata ganda.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend

"Just like wow you remember like in twenty fifteen during the election and in like twenty sixteen when we even had an episode called american griffin as i'm like welcome welcome new york times oh it's nuts there was like great new york times magazine story earlier i think it was like last year round the fire fast the limelight will never forget it was like scamming has entered its baroque phase and this some beautiful shadow went on here like it is artistic li like beautiful what is happening right very artful like guide of griff right like that piece was by carina chicano who is great and then we've also had maria conaco via on the podcast who wrote this whole book called the confidence game where she basically points out that like in her book that scam and griff te are the tend to rise at moments of like great like social change in people which part of me is like is not every moment in time but also also it does seem like there is a preponderance of scamming happening right now so we're going to endeavor to categorize many of the like recent scams slash ongoing scams and like dissect the different the different types of graft oh my god we've done like version of this on our live shows and so to bring it out today would be great it is true we've been doing the scam work in a recurring way and this is like we're gonna we're gonna like pull it all into one episode one extreme one scam strata ganda.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Support for the gist and the following message comes from volvo remember when you listen to programs like this live on the radio well someday you'll remember when people had to buy cars also because this is to introduce the new volvo exc forty the car you can subscribe to no down payment no negotiation one monthly payment insurance and maintenance are all included you can even upgrade to a new car after twelve months subscribe now to care by volvo the revolutionary new way to own a car so recently i came across a trend trend let a trend piece that caused my eyebrows to raise and it was literally about raising eyebrows and down and up and down and up ten sets of thirty we're talking about facial gyms gyms for the face exercises that can be done for your face is that bullshit who better to ask than the exquisitely visayan maria conaco via she is the author of the forthcoming the biggest bluff has your face maria it's feeling a little tired i've just been doing a lot of repetitions of my cheek exercises and so i have to say i've arrived in the studio little bit worn out i understand normally it was ten years ago you'd hear about a brow lift than you would think that was a procedure now it's more of an exercise absolutely got sweat yeah if you wanna look good what about what about lips they've lip exercise exercises for everything i really don't know face jim is i just die neither did i until now face jim it's actually one word was founded by woman called in good thera on in the uk but it's coming to new york nice don't worry it's opening up in noho and it's gonna be awesome i dunno go and not narsey.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on Channel 33

"David maria conaco one so much money playing poker than she temporarily put the poker book she was writing on hold what i wanna know is what side gig would you like to divert you from journalism this is a really good question there's this should we throw out like screenplays and stuff like that i was gonna say back when i worked in book publishing i used to always joke that everybody i knew and this is not just publishing this kind of new york publishing broadly defined like everybody i knew had a had a windfall in their ten year plan when i sell my screenplay when i sell my novel when i this really untenable existence yeah i don't know i'm trying to think of what i would go through you've covered mostly professional wrestling and i could give the wrote answer of like said before if an angel came down to me when i was like nine years old told me i'd be tall enough to be a wrestler might have changed my life i don't know that there's any point where i just saw guys like cutting themselves open or jumping off things onto their back and thought he has what i wanna do yeah you've covered a lot various subjects than i have yeah i've never i've never i don't think ever seen a sports particularly have you ever covered any like easies ford's like ping pong michael swim ones that seem to seem that hard everybody could do it remember those uhf commercials we used to see kids where it would be like for an employment center something somebody looking at the screen i just wanna work with people with me i just want if this this journalism thing doesn't work out i just wanna work with people.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"New yorker writer maria khanna cova had an idea for a book she would write about poker and the hook was she had never played poker before will now a year later ms gonna cova has another idea put the book on hold for a bit because she has become very good at poker we reach maria conaco visa in monte carlo maria what are you doing in monte carlo i am currently in monte carlo for the european poker tour so i am playing a bunch of poker tournaments and hoping to do do well house if is the competition the competition is pretty stiff this is a depending on the event it can be a pretty competitive field here i've been playing range of different events here but the minimum that i've been playing which is quite a lot of money as for a one thousand dollar buying into a tournament maximum i played is twenty five thousand dollars which is an absurdly insane amount of money that i could ever in a million years imagined i would ever be playing and the people you're you're playing against your opponents how many years do they have you know anywhere from i think probably the minimum would be like five years to thirty years and are they all men yeah for the most part i think i've played with two women the entire time i've been here and i've been here for eight days what do they think of you.

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"maria conaco" Discussed on The Mindset Advantage Poker Podcast

The Mindset Advantage Poker Podcast

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"maria conaco" Discussed on The Mindset Advantage Poker Podcast

"I would probably take an average one two grinder playing his feet gained over an average twenty five of the ryan nerve playing his see gang any day you're listening to the mindset fat advantage podcast each week you'll get defeat inside the greatest minds in the game and discover what makes them successful mental toughness separates those that can handle the stress if you're going to treat a like an amateur you're probably going to have amateur result here your host elliott realm and adrian talent check route sense welcome to the mindset advantage poke cost with me a row and adrian adrian how're you doing i'm really great new year new outlook knew everything and the terms of the polka world has it been treating you so far this year i think i have added in an extra stream every week some streaming four or five times a week which is you know putting in more volume is always something that i strife are because more volume should equal more results yet more results should equal more money put in the work in getting a evey does what we're looking for and if any of you guys out there so far haven't tried my prime mind up check that are weaker on android and on the firms so you can download that for free and and check out the content there so adrian what if we got this week all right so they were going to chat with bestselling author turned poker player maria conaco at i'm maria recently won the national championship of the process caribbean adventure and along with taking home over eighty four thousand dollars she also won a coveted platinum pass for next january's pera stars players championship which was worth twenty five thousand dollars while all that is the stuff that sad.

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