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We all have limits. And some people who are pushed beyond those limits will do unspeakable things. From Wondery, "Joe Exotic: Tiger King," is the story of a man who has devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But throughout his career, he's made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. Reported and hosted by Rob Moor.

Listen to never-before-aired, exclusive interviews and details with some of the most fascinating characters in this saga exclusively on Wondery+. Join in the new Wondery app to start your free trial.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We all have limits. And some people who are pushed beyond those limits will do unspeakable things. From Wondery, "Joe Exotic: Tiger King," is the story of a man who has devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But throughout his career, he's made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. Reported and hosted by Rob Moor.

Listen to never-before-aired, exclusive interviews and details with some of the most fascinating characters in this saga exclusively on Wondery+. Join in the new Wondery app to start your free trial.

    Wondery Presents: British Scandal

    Wondery Presents: British Scandal

    British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich, and cause the mighty to fall. And in the end, they’re all about power. Wondery presents: British Scandal, a new podcast hosted by Alice Levine & Matt Forde. The premiere season takes you into the sinister world of Russian politics and a killer scandal that shook all of Britain. When former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is found dead by poisoning in London, it throws Britain -- and all of Europe -- into political controversy. But when the murderer is a rich and powerful foreign state, how far will the British government go?

    Listen to British Scandal at wondery.fm/BS_JoeExotic.

    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. 

    Listen at wondery.fm/IGWL_JoeExotic.

    • 6 min
    “Karma is a B****” | 6

    “Karma is a B****” | 6

    Joe takes off for Florida, where he meets his match.

    A listener note: this episode discusses suicide. The episode also includes descriptions of mistreatment of animals.

    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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    • 40 min
    Straight to Hell | 5

    Straight to Hell | 5

    A newcomer arrives at the zoo who might be able to help Joe finally solve his Florida problem. 

    A listener note: this episode discusses suicide. The episode also includes descriptions of mistreatment of animals.

    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




    Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/joeexotic

    • 33 min
    Joe Exotic TV | 4

    Joe Exotic TV | 4

    Joe has high aspirations of becoming a reality TV star. But his plan are about to go up in flames.

    A listener note: this episode discusses suicide. The episode also includes descriptions of mistreatment of animals.

    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




    Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/joeexotic

    • 30 min
    Cat and Mouse

    Cat and Mouse

    Joe goes on a helicopter mission to find more evidence but comes up short. Then someone hands him Carole’s diary.

    A listener note: this episode contains descriptions of mistreatment of animals.

    Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/joeexotic

    • 36 min

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