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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.

Joe Exotic: Tiger King Wondery

    • 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 Even the Rich: Paris Hilton

    Wondery Presents Even the Rich: Paris Hilton

    The latest season of Wondery’s Even The Rich profiles the one and only Paris Hilton. The unconventional heiress who carved out an American Dynasty that eclipses even her own famous family. 

    From a young age Paris knew she was different. Whether her family approved or not, she was going to do whatever it took to carve out her own place in pop culture. And when a sex-tape exposed her in a vulnerable moment, she used it to catapult herself into the cultural zeitgeist, where she sits comfortably to this day. Listen to Even the Rich: Paris Hilton at wondery.fm/ETR_Hiltons.

    • 6 min
    Wondery Presents: The Generation Why Podcast

    Wondery Presents: The Generation Why Podcast

    June 13, 1996. Idaho Falls, Idaho. When 18-year-old Angie Dodge failed to show up to work, two of her coworkers went to her apartment looking for her. There they found Angie lying dead on her bedroom floor. She had been raped and murdered. In January 1997, police had a confession from 20-year-old Christopher Tapps. However, the DNA at the scene didn’t match Chris or the other two men he said were present at Angie’s death. Then Chris recanted his confession, claiming it was coerced. Who else was involved? And was Chris involved at all if there was no evidence of him at the crime scene?

    Listen now at wondery.fm/GenWhyAngieDodge

    • 4 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




    Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/joeexotic

    • 33 min
    Joe Exotic TV

    Joe Exotic TV

    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




    Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/joeexotic

    • 30 min
    Cat and Mouse

    Cat and Mouse

    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.

    Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/joeexotic

    • 36 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!!

craized cruise guy ,

Both are nut jobs

I can away from this with the conclusion that both Joe and Carol are both nut jobs. I don’t believe in a second her early story about running away from her first husband and catching a ride with a guy who had his hands around her neck and marrying him. That is a story in it self. She is not believable. Joe is totally a user and I believe he wanted Carol gone.

realreveiws from real people ,

Just hear me out...

This is a great podcast I am not going to say you are wrong if you don’t like it but I just wanted to note that it came out before tiger king. Thank you are you are perfect have a great day

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