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Strongman figures--those who rule by threats, force, and violence--are found at all levels of society: from an abusive romantic partner, to corrupt cops, terrorist leaders, and authoritarian governments. A series of intimate narratives from across the globe, about power and control. Hosted by Hind Hassan.
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4.8 stars from 56 ratings
Insightful and deeply human
Strongman was recommended to me by my friend, Sam Eagan. The creators and producers deliver on the premise, exploring various systems of power in an overarching meditation on humanity’s thirst for domination and control. What kept me listening until the end were the nuanced and deeply human...Read full review »
xxbabyvampxx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
Powerful stories
Incredible stories. Excellent journalism. Important work.
krissywdfb via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/25/21
This podcast is super interesting. A lot of history has been hidden, and told and re-told to skew it favorably to certain people. I’m so happy to have found it.
Taralainee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 04/26/21
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