9 episodes

Over the course of nearly half a century, Siegfried & Roy performed 30,000 shows for 50 million people and generated well over $1 billion in ticket sales. Although the German-born illusionists and pop culture icons were mega-famous, much about their private lives, eccentric public personae, and tragic final show remained shrouded in mystery…until now. Emmy®-winning filmmaker and journalist Steven Leckart, in his very first podcast, takes you behind the velvet curtain to reveal shocking moments, surprising details, and hidden truths about two men who were lionized by millions of fans, lampooned by the media, criticized by animal welfare advocates, and endlessly scrutinized by the public.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 1.5K Ratings

Over the course of nearly half a century, Siegfried & Roy performed 30,000 shows for 50 million people and generated well over $1 billion in ticket sales. Although the German-born illusionists and pop culture icons were mega-famous, much about their private lives, eccentric public personae, and tragic final show remained shrouded in mystery…until now. Emmy®-winning filmmaker and journalist Steven Leckart, in his very first podcast, takes you behind the velvet curtain to reveal shocking moments, surprising details, and hidden truths about two men who were lionized by millions of fans, lampooned by the media, criticized by animal welfare advocates, and endlessly scrutinized by the public.

    What Went Wrong?

    What Went Wrong?

    A white tiger attacks Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in front of a live audience. As the famous magician fights for his life, hundreds of fans, friends, and the media rush to the hospital. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 41 min
    The Pet Detective

    The Pet Detective

    While Roy remains in critical condition, the USDA launches an official inquiry into the tiger attack. An investigator for the agency pursues an elusive videotape of the incident. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 38 min
    Rumors and Ridicule

    Rumors and Ridicule

    It’s the ’80s and Siegfried & Roy are quickly becoming the hottest act on the Las Vegas Strip. But as the duo rise to fame, the public and the media scrutinize their private lives.

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 41 min
    An Inside Job?

    An Inside Job?

    Days after the 2003 tiger attack, Siegfried and his manager share perplexing claims about the incident. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas police investigate whether the tiger was actually provoked by someone with a vendetta. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 36 min
    The Jesus Man

    The Jesus Man

    There’s been a shooting at Siegfried & Roy’s palatial Las Vegas estate–with a surprising suspect. Back on the Strip, the USDA’s investigation into the tiger attack reaches a critical turning point. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 30 min
    White Tiger Conundrum

    White Tiger Conundrum

    The thorny history between Siegfried & Roy’s producers and the USDA sheds light on the struggle to obtain video evidence of the infamous tiger attack.




    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

    Apple.co/Wild_Things

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

sportyspice11 ,

Informative

Informative and well researched exposé. My only real issue was the sometimes overly loud music competing with the narration and interviews. Despite that I’m still giving it 5 stars since my rating would be closer to 5 than 4.

joanncv ,

So much filler

The story that was told could have been boiled down to much fewer episodes. Ideas repeated and repeated, things teased that ended up not actually being significant, and deserving topics that could have taken more time were told to quickly. There's so much build up about there potentially being a plot behind the tiger attack. Why sensationalize an already dramatic event? The only reason I can think of is that the podcast team was given a certain number of episodes to fill and told to make it juicier. But the lives of these men are already interesting, and there was so much that could've been told. And when the actual plot against the men that had nothing to do with the tiger attack was discussed, it was covered in comparatively little time. I'm still interested in learning more about Siegfried and Roy after not coming away learning much from this.

Sunkissed121 ,

Great Score, Great Podcast

I really enjoyed the podcast! It also had one of the best intro songs I have ever heard for any style of media!

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