Listen ad-free

The Shark Tank Charlatan

Scamfluencers

19-02-2024 • 41 mins

Nate Holzapfel is a natural salesman. When he goes on the television show “Shark Tank” in 2012, he wows investors with his line of ratchet-style belts, which he claims are “like a giant zip tie for your pants.” His company takes off, but Nate still isn’t satisfied – he wants to live even larger. That’s when he decides to take on a much darker business venture: defrauding the most powerless people he can find.


This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence and assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assualt and would like to speak with an advocate who is trained to help, the U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline can be reached at 1-800-656-HOPE.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

You Might Like

Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
Mamamia Out Loud
Mamamia Out Loud
Mamamia Podcasts
Criminal
Criminal
Vox Media Podcast Network
This American Life
This American Life
This American Life
The Why Files: Operation Podcast
The Why Files: Operation Podcast
The Why Files: Operation Podcast
No Filter
No Filter
Mamamia Podcasts
Shameless
Shameless
Shameless Media
Literally! With Rob Lowe
Literally! With Rob Lowe
Stitcher & Team Coco, Rob Lowe
Behind the Bastards
Behind the Bastards
Cool Zone Media and iHeartPodcasts
Am I the Jerk?
Am I the Jerk?
youtube.com/amithejerk
Life Uncut
Life Uncut
Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne