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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.

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Joe Exotic: Tiger Kin‪g‬ Wondery

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    • 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: Against The Odds

    Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

    In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

    • 6 min
    Introducing Band of Mothers

    Introducing Band of Mothers

    Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, moms and creators of The Pump and Dump Show, are bringing you a new podcast: Band of Mothers. With no topic off limits, the Band of Mothers podcast explores women’s lifestyle subjects with honest, hilarious and entertaining conversations through the lens of being a mom in today’s world. This is a podcast for every mom, because every mom should have a Band of Mothers. Listen at wondery.fm/BandofMothersPodcast

    • 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




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    • 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.

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    • 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!!

Kaybara the Capybara ,

I love it!

I was a big fan of the Netflix doc series but I was surprised to enjoy this even more. Not only does it present information as journalistic truth rather than just a story crafted to be dramatic, it also tells the animal rights warriors as the heroes of the story rather than convincing everyone to actually like a man with some serious animal abuse organizations.

The Netflix series is really a fun thing to watch, but I think we all need to realize that just because it may have swayed our opinions in a certain way, truth is much more fluid.

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.

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