31 episodes

Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse. Beyond the bunny tails are darker questions: What actually went on at the notorious Playboy Mansion? How can we square Hefner's progressive legacy with his abuse of vulnerable people? What can the Playboy saga tell us about sex and power—then and now?

Season one of Power tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). Everyone’s heard of her, 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.

Power: Hugh Hefner Somethin’ Else

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 294 Ratings

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Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse. Beyond the bunny tails are darker questions: What actually went on at the notorious Playboy Mansion? How can we square Hefner's progressive legacy with his abuse of vulnerable people? What can the Playboy saga tell us about sex and power—then and now?

Season one of Power tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). Everyone’s heard of her, 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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    Introducing… Chameleon: Wild Boys

    Introducing… Chameleon: Wild Boys

    The latest season of the wildly popular con-themed podcast Chameleon takes place in the summer of 2003 when two half-starved young men turned up in a small Canadian town telling an incredible story. They’d been raised in the British Columbia wilderness, and this was their first-ever contact with society — they’d never seen a TV, gone to school, or registered for IDs. So the community took them in and set about introducing them to the modern world. Before long, the international media descended on the town, enthralled by the mysterious “Bush Boys.” There was just one problem: not a word the boys said was true. Nearly 20 years later, award-winning comedian and journalist Sam Mullins uncovers the bizarre true story of the strangers who turned his hometown upside-down.
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    • 7 min
    Behind the Scenes on Power: The Maxwells

    Behind the Scenes on Power: The Maxwells

    We return to where the Power series began: The Maxwells. With host Tara Palmeri and new host Panama Jackson, we go behind the scenes and hear what it was like to dive into the colorful lives of and around The Maxwells.

    Towards the end, Panama gives us a glimpse of what to (un)expect in the next season.

    A Somethin’ Else Production.

    Behind the Scenes on Power: Hugh Hefner

    Behind the Scenes on Power: Hugh Hefner

    As we wrap up this series of Power, Associate Producer Millie Chu takes us behind the scenes and tells us about the making of the show.

    A Somethin' Else production.

    Hefner’s Long Shadow

    Hefner’s Long Shadow

    In the mid 2010s, Hefner’s close friend Bill Cosby faces numerous allegations of sexual assault, and several are directly related to the Playboy Mansion and clubs. Hefner dies just weeks before the #MeToo movement explodes and more women publicly stand up to abuses of power. Hefner may be gone, but a question remains: What does his legacy mean today?



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    • 43 min
    The Bunny Tapes: Club Life

    The Bunny Tapes: Club Life

    Memories from five women who worked as bunnies in Playboy clubs. They paint a picture of the sights, smells and sounds from the iconic clubs, and recount meetings with Hefner, turning down dates from celebrities and even forming the first bunny union.

    A Somethin' Else production.

    The Girl Next Door

    The Girl Next Door

    Holly Madison becomes one of Hefner’s girlfriends when she is 21 years old and stars in a new reality TV show, The Girls Next Door, focused on life in the Playboy Mansion. Hefner’s tactics to control the women in his life become increasingly manipulative, and Madison finds herself trapped in a world quite different from the one presented on screen.
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

rom13cole ,

Best

Love love love! So eye opening. Thank you!!! Can’t wait for more.

lac gemont ,

So good

Very well made, super interesting!

mitchto you ,

narrator issue

Like the approach and content but the breathy delivery of the narrator is offputting to say the least.

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