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One death can change the world. At least, that's what assassins believe. Assassinations recounts history's most dramatic deaths.Through little-known facts, "what-ifs?" and examining assassin's motives, we examine how one murder can alter the course of history. A new episode releases every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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One death can change the world. At least, that's what assassins believe. Assassinations recounts history's most dramatic deaths.Through little-known facts, "what-ifs?" and examining assassin's motives, we examine how one murder can alter the course of history. A new episode releases every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

    Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 2)

    Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 2)

    If you enjoy the true stories told in Assassinations, check out this episode from our series Dictators: Il Duce’s ineffective economic policies left Italy completely unprepared for World War II, and yet he forced the country into it anyway. What followed was a defeat so embarrassing that it remains legendary for its incompetency to this day.

    • 49 min
    Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 1)

    Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 1)

    If you enjoy the true stories told in Assassinations, check out this episode from our series Dictators: The Italian "Il Duce" had one of the most dramatic transformations of any politician in history. An ardent socialist for the first three decades of his life, he abruptly left the party and developed his own brand of nationalist, totalitarian belief. This system would become known as fascism, and it would change the course of history.

    • 54 min
    John Lennon: Mark David Chapman

    John Lennon: Mark David Chapman

    Undiagnosed schizophrenia and misplaced religious beliefs all conspired to lead Mark David Chapman to believe he was destined for great things. In 1980, he read a magazine article that seemed to point him toward his fate—he was going to be the man to murder former Beatle John Lennon.

    • 59 min
    Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 2

    Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 2

    Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the last years of his reign, this Emperor was known for his frequent and extreme executions. When his mistress discovers her name on his list of people who should be killed, she takes matters into her own hands.

    • 38 min
    Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 1

    Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 1

    Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Known as one of the most egotistical Roman emperors, Commodus famously commissioned statues depicting himself as the mythical hero Hercules. Ultimately his megalomania would be his downfall when in 192, a conspiracy formed by his mistress and the praetorian prefect went into action.

    • 40 min
    François Darlan Pt. 2: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

    François Darlan Pt. 2: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

    After Bonnier de la Chapelle confessed to the murder of Admiral Francois Darlan it appeared police had an open and shut case. But that was only the beginning as a series of conspiracy theories surfaced as to who was really behind the assassination.

    • 36 min

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