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Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). 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 favorite 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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Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). 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 favorite 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.

    Introducing... Cheat!

    Introducing... Cheat!

    Have you ever wondered about those people in life who don’t play by the rules? Maybe it was the person who looked over your shoulder in that exam. The person who got the job instead of you because they lied on their application or the nice fella on the phone who said he was from the bank and ended up taking all your money. We have a name for these people. We call them cheats. People who cheat the system, largescale cheats, social media cheats. We are fascinated by them. We read about them in paper. Or watch news stories about them on TV. We marvel at their rise and take a weird pleasure in their fall. But do we ever ask what makes these cheats actually do the bad things they do? What makes them cheat? From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘Power: The Maxwells’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by storyteller Alzo Slade, ‘Cheat!’ tells the inside stories behind some of the biggest scandals in contemporary history and the flawed protagonists at their heart: controversial and contentious figures from the world of pop culture, business, sport, music, politics. Why do people cheat? Is it ever justifiable? And most importantly are cheats – these people we think of as the dregs of our society – actually not so different from ourselves? A Somethin' Else production.
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    • 7 min
    Introducing: Spy Affair

    Introducing: Spy Affair

    A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.

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    9: Life In Maxwelliana

    9: Life In Maxwelliana

    Julia Langdon worked for Maxwell as the first woman political editor of a daily national newspaper in the UK. Julia went on many international trips with Robert. Hear some of the stories of what it was like to spend extended time with the man.
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    • 17 min
    8: Knee Deep In Muck

    8: Knee Deep In Muck

    After making two podcasts (this one and ‘Broken: Seeking Justice’) about the murky world of Ghislaine, Epstein and Robert, Tara sits down with her reporting partner from ‘Broken’ to discuss all they have learned and to see how it has changed the way they see Epstein and Ghislaine.
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    • 31 min
    7: Uninvited Guest

    7: Uninvited Guest

    What did Ghislaine learn from her father? We pick up the story of her life in early 90s New York.
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    • 43 min
    6: Who Pays?

    6: Who Pays?

    Following Maxwell’s death in November 1991, news emerges of a further scandal: in his final months Maxwell stole £400 million from the Mirror pension fund. His sons Kevin and Ian are left to deal with the fallout.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

sea lopez ,

A bit informal for the caliber of story and interviews

While those close to the Maxwells speak of the frisson of knowing them, the media pals covering the story seemed bored. Also, professional journalists pronounce the "t" in mountain.

I expected less claptrap for such a serious and scandalous story. Also, the talk of conspiracy theories was mostly irrelevant, as the opinions of the interviewer or public at large do not move the story forward; the views of the Maxwells and their cohorts are of supreme importance.

Overall, the podcast lead to some googling and research on my own. I found the series an interesting beginning but not exhaustive of the material.

Comm101 ,

Harsh Delivery of Good Content

Difficult to stick with this one. Harsh Jersey girl radio voice layered with ridiculous commercials. Going for a good audiobook on this topic if I find I care enough.

ziadlovesthismusic ,

Cheap attempt at journalism

Rehashing of known facts attempting to inject mystery to hide the lack of material.

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