49 episodes

In a sport famed for money and excess, what does it take to get to the top...and stay there? Rising from a life of hardship and crime, Don King became the most successful boxing promoter the sport has ever seen—and the first Black man to do so. He is his own American Dream. His flamboyant appearance and commanding personality made him a star in and out of the ring, as did his promotion of greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even America’s musical dynasty, the Jacksons. But his less than honest exploits? They made him legendary.

Season two of Power tells the story of Hugh Hefner. Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse. Beyond the bunny tails are darker questions: What actually went on at the notorious Playboy Mansion? How can we square Hefner's progressive legacy with his abuse of vulnerable people? What can the Playboy saga tell us about sex and power—then and now?

Season one of Power tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). Everyone’s heard of her, but there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favourite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered. From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by Investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, ‘Power: The Maxwells’ is a seven part series on the incredible true story of a media mogul whose legacy is still being felt today.

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Power: Don King Power

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    • 3.8 • 1.8K Ratings

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In a sport famed for money and excess, what does it take to get to the top...and stay there? Rising from a life of hardship and crime, Don King became the most successful boxing promoter the sport has ever seen—and the first Black man to do so. He is his own American Dream. His flamboyant appearance and commanding personality made him a star in and out of the ring, as did his promotion of greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even America’s musical dynasty, the Jacksons. But his less than honest exploits? They made him legendary.

Season two of Power tells the story of Hugh Hefner. Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse. Beyond the bunny tails are darker questions: What actually went on at the notorious Playboy Mansion? How can we square Hefner's progressive legacy with his abuse of vulnerable people? What can the Playboy saga tell us about sex and power—then and now?

Season one of Power tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). Everyone’s heard of her, but there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favourite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered. From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by Investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, ‘Power: The Maxwells’ is a seven part series on the incredible true story of a media mogul whose legacy is still being felt today.

Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment

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    Don King | 1. Make Me Big

    Don King | 1. Make Me Big

    We track Don King’s path to boxing, from a poverty-stricken childhood, to a crime-laden young adulthood, and finally to the moment he enters the arena by attaching himself to greatest fighter of all time. But when you go from the bottom to the top, or at least pretty close, not everyone is happy. 



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    • 36 min
    Don King Power Plus: The Roundtable - 1. Make Me Big

    Don King Power Plus: The Roundtable - 1. Make Me Big

    Episode 1 - Was Don a visionary hustler or just lucky? We will be discussing his beginnings and ask if Don was special or just acting in line with his circumstances.

    Guests: Corey Wilson, Jibri Griffin, Tahira Henderson

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    Don King | 2. The Greatest

    Don King | 2. The Greatest

    Don builds his masterpiece, one of the greatest boxing matches in history, his piece de resistance: The Rumble in the Jungle. But when he tries to capitalize on that success to take over control of The Greatest…well that might not turn out as well as he hoped.



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    • 35 min
    Don King Power Plus: The Roundtable - 2. The Greatest

    Don King Power Plus: The Roundtable - 2. The Greatest

    Episode 2 - Black solidarity or just business as usual? We break down Don’s initial relationship with Muhammed Ali and ask if his intentions were always good.

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    Don King | 3. Never Fall in Love with your Fighter

    Don King | 3. Never Fall in Love with your Fighter

    Don moves on after his first failure and realizes instead of trying to control one fighter, he’s going to control them all. He assembles a whole stable of fighters including Tim Witherspoon. The business side sours fast, and soon Don is getting sued. Even if he walks away unscathed, people are taking notice… 



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    • 39 min
    Don King Power Plus: The Roundtable - 3. Never Fall In Love With Your Fighter

    Don King Power Plus: The Roundtable - 3. Never Fall In Love With Your Fighter

    Episode 3 - Exploitative contracts or the industry standard? We take a look at Don King's treatment of his fighters, and ask if it was justified.

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

BlueLenses ,

Interesting but is over-written

Yeah, the narrator’s voice is too breathy, her voice seems unnaturally low pitch. She produces a kind of velvety voice, yes sounding like some kind of sex worker.

The narrative is written for a junior-high school or high school level. If this is your intention, then you have created a covert feminist education intended for slavering male teenagers. Well done (if that was your effort).

Otherwise, the story is pitched in a kind of breathy over-modulated voice. Loosen up and sound like a real person.

not worth adding ,

Thank you

I have a hard time listening to pod cast because the narrators talk to fast thank you your the best

/:"2&' is ,

Boring and rambling

Tried to listen to a few different episodes on Hefner but I wasn’t hearing much info about him or Playboy. A lot of “experts” inserting their “expert” opinions (yawn). A porn expert? Give me a break. Seems like she took a subject that should be pretty interesting and made it so boring I couldn’t listen. And yes her sexy voice is bad. So bad.

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