Ben Katz
Ben Katz
Video/Audio Producer

The Long Distance Con Podcast

The Long Distance Con is about Maggie Robinson Katz’s family and involves an American con man living in the Philippines, the promise of untold riches, Maggie's dad's rise and fall as a business tycoon who fell for the con, and the death of a particular kind of American dream. The podcast was based on over 300 hours of recorded phone calls between Maggie's dad and the con man.

Award Mentions



The New Yorker

Editorial article about the story featured on The New Yorker site. There are links to listen to both parts of the podcast embedded in this article.

Fast Company

Review of The Long Distance Con on Fast Company.


The Long DIstance Con was included in Refinery29’s list of new podcasts they are most excited about in 2018.