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In a sport famed for money and excess, what does it take to get to the top...and stay there? Rising from a life of hardship and crime, Don King became the most successful boxing promoter the sport has ever seen—and the first Black man to do so. He is his own American Dream. His flamboyant appearance and commanding personality made him a star in and out of the ring, as did his promotion of greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even America’s musical dynasty, the Jacksons. But his less-than-honest exploits? They made him legendary.

Season two of Power tells the story of Hugh Hefner. 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 favourite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered.

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In a sport famed for money and excess, what does it take to get to the top...and stay there? Rising from a life of hardship and crime, Don King became the most successful boxing promoter the sport has ever seen—and the first Black man to do so. He is his own American Dream. His flamboyant appearance and commanding personality made him a star in and out of the ring, as did his promotion of greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even America’s musical dynasty, the Jacksons. But his less-than-honest exploits? They made him legendary.

Season two of Power tells the story of Hugh Hefner. 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 favourite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered.

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    Don King | 1. Make Me Big

    Don King | 1. Make Me Big

    We track Don King’s path to boxing, from a poverty-stricken childhood, to a crime-laden young adulthood, and finally to the moment he enters the arena by attaching himself to greatest fighter of all time. But when you go from the bottom to the top, or at least pretty close, not everyone is happy. 



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    • 36 min
    Don King | 2. The Greatest

    Don King | 2. The Greatest

    Don builds his masterpiece, one of the greatest boxing matches in history, his piece de resistance: The Rumble in the Jungle. But when he tries to capitalize on that success to take over control of The Greatest…well that might not turn out as well as he hoped.



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    • 35 min
    Don King | 3. Never Fall in Love with your Fighter

    Don King | 3. Never Fall in Love with your Fighter

    Don moves on after his first failure and realizes instead of trying to control one fighter, he’s going to control them all. He assembles a whole stable of fighters including Tim Witherspoon. The business side sours fast, and soon Don is getting sued. Even if he walks away unscathed, people are taking notice… 



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    • 39 min
    Don King | 4. Catch Me if You Can

    Don King | 4. Catch Me if You Can

    Don finds himself on the wrong end of the FBI. They set up an undercover operation to take down boxing’s number one promoter, figuring he’ll be able to show them just how deep the mob’s ties go in the boxing world. Who is passing envelopes of cash? Who is rigging things? In this one FBI agent’s quest to clean up the sport, would he be able to make an example of Don King?



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    • 30 min
    Don King | 5. The Dream

    Don King | 5. The Dream

    Don King meets his future in Mike Tyson. Tyson is a prodigy, a boxer overflowing with talent and hunger—and he falls early into Don’s orbit. Don gets on board Tyson’s wild ride and they prop each other up, all the way to the top. But when Tyson’s winning streak ends in a way no one expected, Don has to figure out, what happens now? 



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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
737 Ratings

737 Ratings

_mrroberts_78 ,

Power: The Maxwells

This was a great podcast series showing how powerful people can be pure evil. Bring on the next season of Power.

vlbdxb ,

Season 2 Hugh Hefner

I was really looking forward to listening to this series. However 2 episodes in and i cannot listen to the narrators voice anymore, completely brings down the quality of this podcast.

drunkandbusty ,

Power: Don King

All of the Power series have been researched in detail. With incredible interviews. I’m not even a boxing fan, but this is RIVETING. Panama Jackson has a great voice and delivery too.

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