10 episodes

Over the course of nearly half a century, Siegfried & Roy performed 30,000 shows for 50 million people and generated well over $1 billion in ticket sales. Although the German-born illusionists and pop culture icons were mega-famous, much about their private lives, eccentric public personae, and tragic final show remained shrouded in mystery…until now. Emmy®-winning filmmaker and journalist Steven Leckart, in his very first podcast, takes you behind the velvet curtain to reveal shocking moments, surprising details, and hidden truths about two men who were lionized by millions of fans, lampooned by the media, criticized by animal welfare advocates, and endlessly scrutinized by the public.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 1.6K Ratings

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Over the course of nearly half a century, Siegfried & Roy performed 30,000 shows for 50 million people and generated well over $1 billion in ticket sales. Although the German-born illusionists and pop culture icons were mega-famous, much about their private lives, eccentric public personae, and tragic final show remained shrouded in mystery…until now. Emmy®-winning filmmaker and journalist Steven Leckart, in his very first podcast, takes you behind the velvet curtain to reveal shocking moments, surprising details, and hidden truths about two men who were lionized by millions of fans, lampooned by the media, criticized by animal welfare advocates, and endlessly scrutinized by the public.

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    What Went Wrong?

    What Went Wrong?

    A white tiger attacks Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in front of a live audience. As the famous magician fights for his life, hundreds of fans, friends, and the media rush to the hospital. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 41 min
    The Pet Detective

    The Pet Detective

    While Roy remains in critical condition, the USDA launches an official inquiry into the tiger attack. An investigator for the agency pursues an elusive videotape of the incident. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 38 min
    Rumors and Ridicule

    Rumors and Ridicule

    It’s the ’80s and Siegfried & Roy are quickly becoming the hottest act on the Las Vegas Strip. But as the duo rise to fame, the public and the media scrutinize their private lives.

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 41 min
    An Inside Job?

    An Inside Job?

    Days after the 2003 tiger attack, Siegfried and his manager share perplexing claims about the incident. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas police investigate whether the tiger was actually provoked by someone with a vendetta. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 36 min
    The Jesus Man

    The Jesus Man

    There’s been a shooting at Siegfried & Roy’s palatial Las Vegas estate–with a surprising suspect. Back on the Strip, the USDA’s investigation into the tiger attack reaches a critical turning point. 

    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 30 min
    White Tiger Conundrum

    White Tiger Conundrum

    The thorny history between Siegfried & Roy’s producers and the USDA sheds light on the struggle to obtain video evidence of the infamous tiger attack.




    Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy is an Apple Original podcast, produced by AT WILL MEDIA. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Grossed_Out80s ,

Still almost nothing online about their other victims

I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s when S&R were equivalent to rock stars. I recall being heart broken by the news of the 2003 attack/ accident.

I appreciate how thorough the storytelling here and am now shocked by their decades of lying, cover ups, exploitation of workers and animals, and inhumanity towards the boy performer mauled by their panther in the 70’s and the team member bitten and thrown into the air after Horn dropped a tiger’s leash on their property in the 80’s. They just left those people and their struggling families to rot while insisting there had never been a “cat loose” incident before 2003.

Lies, lies, and more lies with obstruction of federal investigations and justice left and right. My God. They couldn’t even tell the truth to thank the crew members who risked their lives to save Roy Horn while his neck was in that Tiger’s mouth.

All of those years knowing that people had been attacked by their inbred animals and still no barricades to protect their audiences. Absolutely criminally insane.

And had all of those staff witnesses indoctrinated into loyal silence on their behalf. I can’t find any new info on those victims or analysis of their true lack of concern for their supposed “show biz family and paying fans.” Wild indeed.

mvlady1 ,

Really good

This was so interesting and very well done. Enjoyed it a lot.

Tiffanyjoan ,

Thoroughly Enjoyed

This was fantastic. Very well made.

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