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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 The Fault Line: Dying for a Fight

    Introducing The Fault Line: Dying for a Fight

    Portland-based anti-fascist Sean Kealiher was killed in 2019, months before the uprising that would bring Portland international attention. 



    Nearly two years later, his homicide remains unsolved. His mother, Laura, believes she hasn't received justice because of police hatred for her son and his politics. 



    Dying For A Fight, the second instalment in Somethin’ Else’s Fault Line series, goes in search of answers: What happened the night Sean was killed? Why have no arrests been made? Who are the Americans living at the political extremes? And how did things escalate from Portland to the Capitol? 



    This is a Somethin' Else and Oregon Public Broadcast production.



    Listen now to new episodes of The Fault Line: Dying for a Fight every Monday wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 7 min
    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
    5: Top Dollar

    5: Top Dollar

    It’s the late 80s and Robert Maxwell goes on a spending spree for companies in New York. But will the purchase of the New York Daily News prove to be one deal too far?
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    • 32 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.

Michelle Marie Anderson ,

Informative, but not objective.

***I came back to actually detract a star. Now, she is discrediting an author due to him saying the election was rigged. Nothing to do with the show or topic, just to discredit him. Sure hoping she does a season on the election AND Trump so she can actually factually back her clear disdain with truth.

I overall very much enjoyed this podcast. The thing that really turned me off was her very clear disdain for Trump. I found it strange that she remained extremely unbiased to Robert Maxwell despite all of these in depth studies (which I applaud)…but not to Trump.

blablayaddayadda ,

As good as broken

Very much enjoyed, I do think broadly equating skepticism of Israel’s claims with antisemitism, is a reach (One is a state, the other is hate) but overall though, fascinating, with an excellent take on viewing this as a systemic problem. Highly recommend.

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