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We now know that Jeffrey Epstein was a sexual predator. He was also accused of fraud, embezzlement, coercion and more. But for most of his life, he was a mystery to the public, and to many of the people who knew him. In this six part series, we peel back the layers of Epstein’s life to detail his financial and sexual crimes, and his network of enablers, with original reporting and interviews. From humble beginnings, Epstein came to amass significant wealth which he used to buy sex, social status, silence, even justice —until money wasn’t enough. From Wondery (“Dirty John”, “The Shrink Next Door”), and hosted by Lindsay Graham (“American Scandal”).

To go in-depth on more scandals from Eliot Spitzer to Enron, subscribe to American Scandal from Wondery, also hosted by Lindsay Graham

The Mysterious Mr. Epstein Wondery

    • Documentary
    • 4.5, 99 Ratings

We now know that Jeffrey Epstein was a sexual predator. He was also accused of fraud, embezzlement, coercion and more. But for most of his life, he was a mystery to the public, and to many of the people who knew him. In this six part series, we peel back the layers of Epstein’s life to detail his financial and sexual crimes, and his network of enablers, with original reporting and interviews. From humble beginnings, Epstein came to amass significant wealth which he used to buy sex, social status, silence, even justice —until money wasn’t enough. From Wondery (“Dirty John”, “The Shrink Next Door”), and hosted by Lindsay Graham (“American Scandal”).

To go in-depth on more scandals from Eliot Spitzer to Enron, subscribe to American Scandal from Wondery, also hosted by Lindsay Graham

    Update: What Is Ghislaine Maxwell Hiding?

    Update: What Is Ghislaine Maxwell Hiding?

    July 2019. Jeffrey Epstein is arrested. His alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, disappears. And the rumor mill goes berserk. Maybe she’s living on a submarine deep beneath the sea. Maybe she’s in Israel under the protection of the Mossad. Or maybe she’s strolling through Paris, a blanket draped over her head. Those theories were put to rest last week when the FBI raided a 156-acre compound in rural New Hampshire and took Ghislaine into custody. And yet, so many questions remain. Here to answer some of them is Mark Seal. He’s a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and has been following Ghislaine’s story for months. The result is a blockbuster story called “Inside Ghislaine’s Life on the Lam,” which will appear in the August issue of Vanity Fair and is available online now.

    If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.

    Theme song: “Muddy Water” performed by Lucette.

    Check out Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein”

    • 28 min
    Wondery Presents Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

    Wondery Presents Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

    When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.

    Listen today at wondery.fm/TMME_guru.

    • 6 min
    Alone in a Cell

    Alone in a Cell

    In the final episode of the six-part series, Epstein eludes justice yet again and leaves behind a trail of unanswered questions.

    ”Muddy Water” is performed by Lucette.

    And subscribe to "American Scandal" to hear Lindsay Graham's interview with Vanessa Grigoriadis (The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair), who has written extensively about Jeffrey Epstein and the social circles he traveled in.

    To hear more, subscribe to Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein.”

    If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, here are some additional resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

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    • 37 min
    Second Chances

    Second Chances

    Jeffrey Epstein is out of jail and intent on rebranding himself. To shed the label of pedophile, he launches a PR offensive targeting the country’s premier institutions, scientists, and philanthropists.

    ”Muddy Water” is performed by Lucette.

    To hear more, subscribe to Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein.”

    If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.




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    • 27 min
    Buried Secrets

    Buried Secrets

    Epstein is flying high when the press takes notice of his friendship with former President Clinton. When a magazine writer starts digging into Epstein’s past, she has no idea how far he’ll go to stop her from revealing his secrets.

    ”Muddy Water” is performed by Lucette.

    To hear more, subscribe to Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein.”

    If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.

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    • 27 min
    All Access

    All Access

    Jeffrey Epstein didn't just want money. He craved status. And to get it, he'd use his connections to one billionaire and the daughter of another.

    ”Muddy Water” is performed by Lucette.

    To hear more, subscribe to Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein.”

    If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

irishblarney ,

Excellent story

Informative story very well narrated but the amount of adverts is off putting.

Brenny Penny ,

Shocking stuff - great podcast

Lindsay does a fantastic job of narrating one of the most harrowing abuse storys of our time. It really shines a light on the abuse of powers, minipulation of wealth and the social injustic that faces women. Interesting podcast

mk ireland ,

Ruined by so many ads

Far too many ads. Stopped listening. Pity as the content is good.

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