11 episodes

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.

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    • True Crime
    • 3.5 • 2.5K 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 Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound

    Wondery presents Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound

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    Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. 

    Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of the New Jack sound would come at a cost, and not everyone would make it to the top. From Wondery and Universal Music Group, Jacked is a story of friendship, gangsters, double-crosses, and big dreams.

    • 4 min
    Wondery presents Do No Harm

    Wondery presents Do No Harm

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    From Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm. 

    Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh.

    • 4 min
    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

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    • 4 min
    Wondery presents Kamala: Next In Line

    Wondery presents Kamala: Next In Line

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    If she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she?

    Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment. 

    • 6 min
    “Karma is a B****”

    “Karma is a B****”

    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

    Straight to Hell

    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




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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

Enough!!

Can we just stop giving Exotic attention? It’s what he wants!!

rosa manzo ,

I know we’re giving this man the attention he wants but..

I prefer this over Tiger King.

ChiMamma31 ,

If you watched Netflix special, nothing new here

And please stop giving this animal abuser attention

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