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Former federal investigator shares tricks of the trade for spotting deception in our daily lives

Janine Driver's book tour RV, parked right outside KPCC.
Janine Driver's book tour RV, parked right outside KPCC.

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How often are you lied to? It’s probably more often than you think, according to lie detection expert Janine Driver.

Driver previously worked as a trained lie detector for federal government agencies including the FBI and the CIA. Now Driver has a new book explaining how to use your inner lie detector to smoke out the fibs and fakes in your everyday life.

It’s a fact that everyone lies. It turns out one of every five times a person opens their mouth, they’re probably lying. Whether they are little white lies or big outrageous ones, they can all affect one’s professional and personal life.

Are inconvenient truths better than lies? What’s the best way to boost one’s B.S. barometer? How can we learn to tell fact from fiction?


Janine Driver, author of You Can’t Lie to Me: The Revolutionary Program to Supercharge Your Inner Lie Detector and Get to the Truth (HarperOne); former federal investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms