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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.

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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.

    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
    2: The Lady Ghislaine

    2: The Lady Ghislaine

    November 1991. Robert Maxwell is missing off his yacht in the Canary Islands. We hear from the photographer and journalist who accompanied his family in the immediate aftermath of his death.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 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

PRD72 ,

Interesting

Don’t listen to these other sooks with their whiny reviews. This is an interesting and entertaining story. Worth the time. Cheers to the creators.

@amyyogabizcoach ,

Good so far, but...

Is the host mispronouncing her name? It’s kind of annoying to have the main character’s name wrong.

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