Dark Dynasties

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The Hammers. The Murdaughs. The Royal Family. These family dynasties are the elite-est of the elites: they’ve spent generations controlling their public image, amassing obscene amounts of wealth, and (no big surprise) have more skeletons than you can fit in your front hall closet. On Dark Dynasties, Syd Heller and Olivia Delaurentis dig into the corrupt, criminal, and straight-up weird stories of the rich and powerful to try and answer one question: Where did their power come from? And what is the real legacy these dynasties leave behind? Spoiler: It’s pretty, pretty dark.

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The Hammer Family: Murder is a Family Tradition (Part 3)
00:21:07

Casey Hammer tells all about the rampant abuse in her family and it’s clear that the “Life of the Party” may have been a deadly misnomer. How does the Hammer Family keep getting away with murder? Is it the money, the power, or something else? From grandpa Armand to grandson Armie, investigators and informers uncover the truth.

Find episode transcripts here: https://dark-dynasties.simplecast.com/episodes/the-hammer-family-murder-is-a-family-tradition-part-3

Nov 22, 2022
The Hammer Family: Armie Hammer and the Men in His Family (Part 2)
00:25:09

Why did Armie Hammer think he could get away with it all? Turns out cover-ups are a Hammer family tradition, starting with the founders of the Hammer Family dynasty. In this episode Syd and Olivia reveal how the Hammer family made their fortune, the scandals they covered up, and the PR, blackmail and money that made the system work. Corruption became a full time job for one Hammer in particular. We’re talking payments to the British Royal Family, bribes to multiple presidents, and more. Way more than we ever expected to find out.

This podcast contains sensitive information about violence, sexual assault, and domestic abuse.

Find episode transcripts here: https://dark-dynasties.simplecast.com/episodes/ep2-hammer-time

Nov 15, 2022
The Hammer Family: The DMs That Started the Scandal (Part 1)
00:35:39

Star actor Armie Hammer’s leaked private DMs with multiple women show the world discovered what it really means to be a member of the Hammer Family dynasty. In this episode Syd and Olivia go through the rise and fall of Armie Hammer, and guess what? When one bad apple falls, you know it doesn’t fall far from the tree. And the further we go up the tree, the darker it gets: Lies, money-laundering, debauchery, cannibalism, and…wait, cannibalism? How did we get here? Oh right, we’re covering that in the next 3 episodes.

This podcast contains sensitive information about violence, sexual assault, and domestic abuse.

Find episode transcripts here: https://dark-dynasties.simplecast.com/episodes/ep1-weve-got-receipts

Nov 08, 2022
Introducing: Dark Dynasties
00:01:04

The Hammers. The Murdaughs. The Royal Family. These family dynasties are the elite-est of the elites: they’ve spent generations controlling their public image, amassing obscene amounts of wealth, and (no big surprise) have more skeletons than you can fit in your front hall closet. On Dark Dynasties, Syd Heller and Olivia Delaurentis dig into the corrupt, criminal, and straight-up weird stories of the rich and powerful to try and answer one question: Where did their power come from? And what is the real legacy these dynasties leave behind? Spoiler: It’s pretty, pretty dark.

Oct 18, 2022