11 episodes

The award-winning inside story. An investigation into the death of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Includes interviews with those accused of her murder.

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The award-winning inside story. An investigation into the death of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Includes interviews with those accused of her murder.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 10: Dead Ends

    Episode 10: Dead Ends

    “I laugh at it.” The accused speaks in the series finale. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

    • 39 min
    Episode 9: The Other Dead

    Episode 9: The Other Dead

    A trail of bodies leads deeper into the conspiracy. “Someone doesn’t want us to connect the dots.” With Owen Bennett-Jones.

    • 28 min
    Episode 8: The Assassin’s Journey

    Episode 8: The Assassin’s Journey

    The nasty, brutish and short life of Benazir’s killer - confidential police files reveal investigators weren’t interested. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

    • 28 min
    Episode 7: The Funeral

    Episode 7: The Funeral

    Benazir speaks from the grave to lay blame for her murder. Riots mar the burial as the struggle to control the investigation begins. And her handwritten will reveals an unexpected successor. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

    • 31 min
    Episode 6: The Murder

    Episode 6: The Murder

    A final warning and the final day. “I felt there was a fire. Then, there was a blast”. An emotional and forensic account of Benazir’s last hours. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

    • 21 min
    Episode 5: Near Misses

    Episode 5: Near Misses

    "Suicide bombers got through the security check. What should we do?" Plots, house arrest, appeals for help; time is running out for Benazir Bhutto.

    Including contributions from her close friend, Victoria Schofield and reporter Ron Suskind. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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Very important story to preserve for history and document fully. I’m listening in 2021, and have no concern that it was released in 2018 and thankful that I found it. The assassination was unconscionable and should be solved and prosecuted fully. Nevertheless, I do believe that Bhutto and her father are portrayed in a light more favorable than all relevant facts would dictate, which isn’t relevant to the underlying attack. Time and again this country supports terrorism and is a danger to the world with nuclear weapons

Ukmichael ,

Superb Podcast

Incredible Background behind the assassination attempts
Could never understand why the USA gave $Ms every year.

VasuEn ,

Loved the Podcast

investigative journalism at its best.

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