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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.

    Unexplained Mysteries Crossover: Rasputin Pt. 2

    Unexplained Mysteries Crossover: Rasputin Pt. 2

    Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unexplained Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! 

    He was the most talked-about man in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Grigori Rasputin’s life reads like a twisted fairy tale, but even the most well-studied historians have a hard time separating the man from the darkness of his many myths.

    • 41 min
    Unexplained Mysteries Crossover: Rasputin Pt. 1

    Unexplained Mysteries Crossover: Rasputin Pt. 1

    Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unexplained Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! 

    He was the most talked-about man in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Grigori Rasputin’s life reads like a twisted fairy tale, but even the most well-studied historians have a hard time separating the man from the darkness of his many myths.

    • 50 min
    Dictators: The Rise & Fall of a Roman Emperor

    Dictators: The Rise & Fall of a Roman Emperor

    They’re natural-born leaders, hungry for absolute power. Every week on Dictators, delve into the minds and motives of history’s most infamous rulers — people who rose through the ranks toward radicalism, eliminating anyone who stood in their way. This week, track the rise and fall of Nero, an emperor who led Rome to destruction. Hear a clip from Part 1 here, then head to Dictators for the rest of the episode. Dictators is free to listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 13 min
    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

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