42 episodes

From Wondery and Goalhanger Podcasts, Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived – and ask whether they have the rep they deserve. Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even short?) Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the perspective of now – and doesn’t always like what it sees.
Listen to Legacy on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/legacy now.

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From Wondery and Goalhanger Podcasts, Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived – and ask whether they have the rep they deserve. Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even short?) Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the perspective of now – and doesn’t always like what it sees.
Listen to Legacy on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/legacy now.

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    Bob Marley | The Captain's Son

    Bob Marley | The Captain's Son

    Born in colonial-era Jamaica to a black teenage mum and an absent white dad, Bob Marley has a fractious childhood and is constantly moved around. But Bob dreams of making it big as a musician, whilst Jamaica dreams of independence. Can this small island boy make it big amongst the violence and chaos engulfing his home nation?

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    • 43 min
    Bob Marley | The Rise of the Rasta

    Bob Marley | The Rise of the Rasta

    Bob Marley, now in his early 20s and part of the newly-named band the Wailers rises to popularity in Jamaica. The band use their music to ask for peace on the island and beyond. But Bob's life is about to change when he's introduced to a new religion: Rastafari. And a special woman named Rita.

    Bob Marley | Catching Fire

    Bob Marley | Catching Fire

    Songs like 'Get Up Stand Up' and 'No Woman, No Cry' garner international success for Bob Marley and the Wailers. Not only do people love the music, but they're also inspired by the freedom fighting messages within it. Yet as political tensions heat up in Jamaica, Marley's global stardom and revolutionary lyrics become a threat to his safety...

    Bob Marley | One Love

    Bob Marley | One Love

    Despite an assassination attempt, Bob Marley continues to spread political messages of peace, freedom and anti-colonialism throughout the world. But health issues from his childhood are catching up with him, and he'll have to confront a devastating diagnosis. Today, his face appears on t-shirts, lighters and posters around the world, but has his legacy become detached from the meaning behind his music?

    Hoover | The Library Clerk Who Became All Powerful

    Hoover | The Library Clerk Who Became All Powerful

    As a young boy, J Edgar Hoover strives for perfection and control. After a stint working at the Library of Congress he embarks on a career in law enforcement. But it's not long before his perfect image is threatened, and he needs to find someone to blame when things goes wrong. What happens next will set him on the path to becoming the founding director of the FBI - and one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. 

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    • 44 min
    Hoover | Guns, Gangsters and G-Men

    Hoover | Guns, Gangsters and G-Men

    Rumours about Hoover's sexuality threaten to overshadow his work building the FBI into a credible crime fighting force. And although he's obsessed with information, he misses a key piece of intelligence, which could have changed the path of the Second World War.

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    • 48 min

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55 Ratings

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