In partnership with Texas Monthly, Francesca Mari’s “The Talented Mr. Khater” is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program.
The layered story of “The Talented Mr. Khater” begins with Callie Quinn, who upon graduating college, fulfilled her desire to live and work in Chile. Among the friends she met and lived with there was Youssef Khater, a man she initially found to be arrogant but would eventually come to befriend and trust. Unfortunately for Callie, that trust led to her being conned, attacked, and buried alive by this seemingly generous, charming man. Although she survived and he was briefly imprisoned, Youssef’s story did not end with Callie’s.
In “The Talented Mr. Khater,” Francesca Mari traces international con artist and psychopath Youssef Khater as he tricks sports enthusiasts, prideful Palestinians, and adoring women out of their money and into tragic circumstances.