"National Geographic Live: The Anatomy of Deceit" with Yudhijit Bhattacharjee in Madison

Honesty may be the best policy, but scheming and deception are part of what makes us human. Get in touch with your inner liar at the Capitol Theater on Tuesday, May 26, 202 at 7:30pm. Act now and receive exclusive pricing on Balcony seating. Offer includes one $25 Dining Advantage® promotional code per purchase. Click "GET TICKETS" for seating availability.

Studies show that our natural instinct to deceive starts in early childhood — by adulthood, we lie with ease, in ways big and small, to strangers, friends, loved ones and co-workers. Yet despite this, our ability to detect when we are being lied to lags woefully behind.

Join National Geographic contributing writer Yudhijit Bhattacharjee for a fascinating exploration of the why behind the lie. He’ll share anecdotes and learnings from his research on the topic, along with strategies for separating fact from fib.


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  • Seats will be assigned at the discretion of the show/box office within the selected section of the venue.
  • Seats are guaranteed to be together when in the same purchase. Seats assigned in rows in front or behind the same seats are considered together, but almost all seats are side by side including all pairs.
  • Offer is non-refundable and cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to previously purchased tickets.
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Capitol Theater

201 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703