How to Disappear


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk away from your life forever? What practical tips and skills would you need to ensure that you can disappear without leaving a trace? In our first episode, we share stories of disappearance, including the tale of a disgraced financier who clumsily faked his suicide. We also go out into the field to ask the experts about the nuts and bolts of successfully pulling off a disappearance, such as how to disguise your appearance and where to hide the money. And we sit down with "digital hit man" Frank Ahearn, a private investigator who tells us about the hundreds of people he's helped disappear and what makes someone impossible to find.

In this episode, we speak with...

  • Evan Ratliff, a writer who attempted his own disappearing act as an experiment for Wired magazine.
  • Guy Lawson, whose 2012 book Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street's Wildest Con is about the notorious crooked Wall Street financier who attempted to fake his own suicide in order to avoid prison.
  • Al Rosen, a forensic accountant, tells us where to hide the money.
  • Edward Prutschi, a criminal lawyer specializing in extradition law, tells us the places on earth to disappear to.
  • Dr. William Middleton, a Toronto-based cosmetic surgeon, advises us on how to become unrecognizable.
  • Frank Ahearn, a privacy expert and the author of How to Disappear.

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