Power: The Maxwells

By Somethin' Else

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CO
 May 8, 2021
The TDS is so strong with this one, it completely detracts from what should be an engrossing story. Tara Palmieri is a transparent TDS sufferer.

EarGasMick
 Jan 27, 2021
"Power:The Maxwells" is pretty interesting. And it's a top-notch, professional podcast. The audio is perfect. I don't expect to hear any great revelations about Robert Maxwell's death, or Ghislaine Maxwell's crimes, but Power is certainly a perfectly delivered background story.

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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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Introducing Hemingway's Picasso
436
Steve Kough lived many lives. He was an NFL journeyman, a male model, and one of the most well-connected smugglers in 1980’s Miami, the “Drug Capital of the World." Kough collected many souvenirs from his adventures, but his most treasured bounty – a beautiful ceramic, crafted by Pablo Picasso and gifted to Ernest Hemingway at the author’s Cuban home, the Finca Vigia... or so the story goes.  Lost during the Cuban Revolution, the artwork resurfaced when Kough took it as a payment for drug run financed by the notorious Pablo Escobar. Kough passed away in 2018, passing the piece down to his son, Stevie, a skateboarding hippie growing weed in California. Stevie feels he needs to complete his father’s mission – of selling this piece and telling Steve’s cinematic life story.  So, is the Picasso authentic—or a fraud? Was Steve Kough a big talker or a real deal smuggler? Does any of that matter or is this a story of aspiration, legacy, and difficult love?  Tune in on Monday’s starting on October 18th to find out!  This is a Somethin' Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Introducing... Power: The Maxwells
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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 ‘Faultline: Bush, Blair & 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. A Somethin' Else Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Introducing The Fault Line: Dying for a Fight
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
9: Life In Maxwelliana
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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. A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
8: Knee Deep In Muck
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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. A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
7: Uninvited Guest
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What did Ghislaine learn from her father? We pick up the story of her life in early 90s New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
6: Who Pays?
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
5: Top Dollar
1958
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
4: The Best Lies
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Was Robert Maxwell a spy? What do the conspiracy theories surrounding his dealings with intelligence services tell us about his life? And why are we still feeling the aftershocks of these accusations today? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
3: Failing Upwards
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Robert Maxwell’s rags to riches story: from escaping the Holocaust in central Europe to becoming owner of the Daily Mirror, one of the UK’s most influential newspapers. How did he become a media tycoon? And how did he become so hated? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
2: The Lady Ghislaine
1934
November 1991. Robert Maxwell is missing off his yacht in the Canary Islands. We hear from the photographer and journalist who accompanied his family in the immediate aftermath of his death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
1: Daddy Issues
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What was Robert Maxwell’s relationship with his youngest daughter Ghislaine like? And what effect did his shocking death have on her? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021