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.

Episode Date
Introducing... Cheat!
434
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
9: Life In Maxwelliana
1066
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
1883
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
2586
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?
2180
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
2391
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
2297
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
2115
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
Introducing... Power: The Maxwells
193
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
Dec 11, 2020