23 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

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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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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Bunny Tapes: Marilyn Cole

    The Bunny Tapes: Marilyn Cole

    Some unheard chapters of Marilyn Cole's extraordinary story: her journey to becoming the first full-frontal centrefold at Playboy and how being thrust into the limelight changed her life forever.

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    When The Party's Over

    When The Party's Over

    Hefner retreats into his fake, perfect life in the Playboy Mansion, hoping to escape problems in his business empire and the fallout from the murder of star Playmate Dorothy Stratten. He calls on his daughter, Christie Hefner, to turn things around. 



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    • 53 min
    The Bunny Tapes: Suze Randall

    The Bunny Tapes: Suze Randall

    An extended edit of host Amy Rose Spiegel's conversation with Suze Randall, a model and photographer at Playboy who went on to become an entrepreneur of online erotica.
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    The Limits of Liberation

    The Limits of Liberation

    Hugh Hefner’s world is knocked off its axis when he's targeted by President Nixon’s new war on drugs. Bobbie Arnstein, the Playboy founder’s confidante and close ally, is caught up in the middle. Arnstein's friend Keith Stroup tells the story of her life and death. 



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    • 45 min
    The Bunny Tapes: Marilyn Grabowski

    The Bunny Tapes: Marilyn Grabowski

    An extended edit of host Amy Rose Spiegel's conversation with Marilyn Grabowski, a photo editor at Playboy whose career at the magazine spanned over 40 years.
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    The Definition of Beauty

    The Definition of Beauty

    The Pubic Wars commence! Hefner faces off against a new rival: Bob Guccione and his scandalous upstart magazine, Penthouse. Superstar Playmate Marilyn Cole describes becoming Playboy’s first full-frontal centerfold. Hefner’s right-hand woman, photo editor Marilyn Grabowski, takes us behind the lens. How did Playboy define beauty? And who was excluded from that standard?



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    • 47 min

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