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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.

How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.
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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.

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English


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Chapter Ten: Whodunit? The Suspects

10/21/2019
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In this episode, we examine the various conspiracy theories surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death, investigating each of the suspects one by one. Was it a mob hit ordered by Giancana in order to get at President John F. Kennedy? Was it J Edgar Hoover, desperate to get his hands on Marilyn's Red Book to gain power over the President? Was the CIA, panicked over Marilyn’s ties to Communists and all the information she knew, spurred into silencing her? Or could it even have been the Kennedy's...

Duration:00:22:49

Chapter Nine: The Cover-Up

10/14/2019
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Duration:00:27:56

Chapter Eight: The Death of a Star

10/7/2019
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Duration:00:24:50

Chapter Seven: Countdown to Murder

9/30/2019
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Duration:00:21:30

Chapter Six: The Tangled Web

9/23/2019
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Duration:00:24:54

Chapter Five: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

9/16/2019
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Duration:00:25:18

Introducing EPSTEIN: Devil in the Darkness

9/12/2019
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From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood and The Killing of Marilyn Monroe comes EPSTEIN: Devil in the Darkness, a shocking new 12-part series that dives deep into the life – and death – of socialite-turned-sex-criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:19

Chapter Four: A Global Pin-Up

9/9/2019
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Duration:00:24:08

Chapter Three: A Star is Born

9/2/2019
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Duration:00:21:38

Chapter Two: A Fractured Childhood

8/26/2019
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In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships –...

Duration:00:26:53

Chapter One: Marilyn – A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine

8/19/2019
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She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden. Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power struggle between the President of the United States, his...

Duration:00:24:59

Introducing The Killing of Marilyn Monroe

8/12/2019
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The Killing of Marilyn Monroe is an explosive new 12-part podcast from the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. Marilyn Monroe’s name, beauty and legend is still as iconic today as the night she died 57 years ago. But unlike the legacy of her stardom, shadowy conspiracies and unanswered questions continue to linger over what happened in the hours, days and weeks before the blonde bombshell took her final breath, naked on her bed and surrounded by a deadly cocktail...

Duration:00:02:28