Episodes
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...
Published 05/24/21
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story...
Published 03/30/21
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
Published 03/09/21
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
Published 03/02/21
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
Published 02/23/21
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
Published 02/16/21
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
Published 02/09/21
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
Published 02/02/21
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?
Published 01/26/21
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.
Published 01/19/21
What was Robert Maxwell’s relationship with his youngest daughter Ghislaine like? And what effect did his shocking death have on her?
Published 01/11/21
Published 12/29/20
Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffery 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’,...
Published 12/29/20
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’,...
Published 12/11/20