9 episodes

Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). But there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favorite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered.



From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by Investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, ‘Power: The Maxwells’ is a seven part series on the incredible true story of a media mogul whose legacy is still being felt today.

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Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). But there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favorite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered.



From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by Investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, ‘Power: The Maxwells’ is a seven part series on the incredible true story of a media mogul whose legacy is still being felt today.

    8: Knee Deep In Muck

    8: Knee Deep In Muck

    After making two podcasts (this one and ‘Broken: Seeking Justice’) about the murky world of Ghislaine, Epstein and Robert, Tara sits down with her reporting partner from ‘Broken’ to discuss all they have learned and to see how it has changed the way they see Epstein and Ghislaine.
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    • 31 min
    7: Uninvited Guest

    7: Uninvited Guest

    What did Ghislaine learn from her father? We pick up the story of her life in early 90s New York.
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    • 43 min
    6: Who Pays?

    6: Who Pays?

    Following Maxwell’s death in November 1991, news emerges of a further scandal: in his final months Maxwell stole £400 million from the Mirror pension fund. His sons Kevin and Ian are left to deal with the fallout.
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    • 36 min
    5: Top Dollar

    5: Top Dollar

    It’s the late 80s and Robert Maxwell goes on a spending spree for companies in New York. But will the purchase of the New York Daily News prove to be one deal too far?
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    • 32 min
    4: The Best Lies

    4: The Best Lies

    Was Robert Maxwell a spy? What do the conspiracy theories surrounding his dealings with intelligence services tell us about his life? And why are we still feeling the aftershocks of these accusations today?
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    • 39 min
    3: Failing Upwards

    3: Failing Upwards

    Robert Maxwell’s rags to riches story: from escaping the Holocaust in central Europe to becoming owner of the Daily Mirror, one of the UK’s most influential newspapers. How did he become a media tycoon? And how did he become so hated?
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Petzaluna ,

Fascinating background

It’s fascinating to understand where Ghislaine Maxwell came from and compare the corrupt, exploitative narcissists she looked to for protection.

Some of the pronunciation is distracting.

“Ghislaine” is a french name pronounced
gee-H-lane the host says “guhl-lane” and it sounds a bit lazy.

I’m more distracted by the constant pronunciation of “anti Semitic” as “anti seh-MEH-teck“, this imprecise pronunciation seems poor form from someone who should have had to spell this word hundreds of times during research and scripting and know the difference between “ih” and “eh”. The apparent ignorance of the word takes away from some of the sharp research and journalistic professionalism.

Content is good and I’m enjoying the investigation of the theories conspiracies and facades of the rich and powerful

Gnocco 1 ,

Meh

Great topic. Would’ve been better to focus on Robert exclusively. An English team may have also done better as these particular American ladies don’t seem to get the British culture and have a very immature and snarky presenting style. Nobody cares about your dog or Donald Trump in the context of this podcast.

Jaxzw ,

JaxZW

Intelligent and sophisticated. Really enjoyed this podcast series - left me wanting more. Thanks!!!

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