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Joe Exotic 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 he’s also 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. From Wondery, comes: ‘Joe Exotic: Tiger King.’ Episodes come out Tuesdays.
This series was previously released as the second season of "Over My Dead Body." But on this feed, we'll also be releasing never-before-aired, exclusive interviews and details with some of the most fascinating characters in this saga.

Joe Exotic: Tiger King Wondery

    • True Crime

Joe Exotic 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 he’s also 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. From Wondery, comes: ‘Joe Exotic: Tiger King.’ Episodes come out Tuesdays.
This series was previously released as the second season of "Over My Dead Body." But on this feed, we'll also be releasing never-before-aired, exclusive interviews and details with some of the most fascinating characters in this saga.

    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

    • 33 min
    Bonus: Rick Kirkham Keeps Rolling

    Bonus: Rick Kirkham Keeps Rolling

    When reality TV producer Rick Kirkham moved to the Wynnewood Zoo to create a show with Joe Exotic, he found a reality you couldn’t make up. In this extensive interview with Rob Moor, Rick shares more about what life was really like on and off camera at the zoo.

    • 15 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

    • 30 min
    Bonus: I Was Married to Joe Exotic

    Bonus: I Was Married to Joe Exotic

    John Finlay met Joe when he was just out of high school, moved in with him soon after, and later became his husband. In this never-before aired portion of Rob Moor’s extensive interview, we hear more about how he first got together with Joe, painful piercings, losing alligators, and what it was like being married to the Tiger King.

    This episode contains strong language and sexual content

    • 25 min
    Cat and Mouse | 3

    Cat and Mouse | 3

    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.

    • 36 min
    Bonus: Carole Baskin Talks About Her Past

    Bonus: Carole Baskin Talks About Her Past

    In this special interview, we share a never-before-aired portion of Rob Moor’s extensive interviews with Carole. She opens up about her upbringing, leaving home at 15 years old, and details about how she met her second husband, Don Lewis. It gives greater insight into what life was like for Carole Baskin before she crossed paths with the Tiger King.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

kikohardy ,

OG Tiger King

This came out long before tiger king. Had to tell everyone there was a podcast first!

podcastjac ,

So good!

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Sluvhp ,

Shame on you!

Is the podcast good! Yes it was great when it was free 8 months up to about a week or two ago. I’ve already listen to it when you first released now after recommending it to people who watched the Netflix show as I felt like they brushed over a lot of things that you dived deeper into it. I feel bad as now everyone has to wait or pay for it.

If your not upset by this then ur the type of person who likes to be taken advantage of and walked all over.

It’s just wrong during a time like this to grab at peoples pockets or try to stagger release to stay on top podcast. Yes you are a business but being greedy during this time shame on you and I’m glad people are calling you out.

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