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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 Nine: The Cover-Up

10/14/2019
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The official coroner’s report declared Marilyn Monroe’s death as a “probable suicide," but that was just one part of an immense cover-up designed to protect her real killer. From the quick disposal of her organs, to the silence kept by her housekeeper and friends, the questions keep coming. Most crucially, what happened to Marilyn’s Little Red Book? Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. SimpliSafe: Get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial...

Duration:00:27:56

Chapter Eight: The Death of a Star

10/7/2019
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What exactly happened on the night of August 4, 1962? This episode examines the official version of events in meticulous detail – as well as the inconsistencies that show that Marilyn's death could not have been a suicide. Upstart: Find out how low your rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:50

Chapter Seven: Countdown to Murder

9/30/2019
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The days leading up to Marilyn Monroe’s death are crucial to understanding why she died. There was the humiliation at a party held by Sinatra and Giancana, the increasing reliance on alcohol and prescription drugs - all amidst stepped-up surveillance by Hoover and the growing panic from the Kennedys about the contents of her Little Red Book. In this episode, we learn how the men in her life were suddenly invested in the idea of her death… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:21:30

Chapter Six: The Tangled Web

9/23/2019
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The Kennedys, the Mob, and the FBI. Marilyn Monroe’s affair with JFK – as well as with brother Bobby – would prove to be a defining feature of her life – and death. It put her at the center of a triangulated power struggle between the President, Hoover’s FBI , and the Mob. Upstart: Find out how low your rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:54

Chapter Five: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

9/16/2019
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This chapter examines Marilyn’s marriages and (many) sexual partners – including Sinatra’s gang, mobster Sam Giancana, psychiatrist Ralph Greenson, and the two most powerful men in America at the time. Away: For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/Monroe and use promo code MONROE at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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The glory years: during which Marilyn not only made a succession of smash hit movies, but also enjoyed relationships with a series of high profile men – including Sinatra and his rat pack buddy Peter Lawford. By the time of her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she was perhaps the most famous – and most lusted after – woman on the planet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:08

Chapter Three: A Star is Born

9/2/2019
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In this chapter we examine how Marilyn finally escaped the life of poverty, abuse, and abandonment she was born into – and how she wasn’t averse to using whatever weapons were in her formidable armory to help achieve her dream of making it big in Tinseltown. With spectacular effect. From her early modeling career to getting a break in Hollywood, bleaching her hair blonde and changing her name – as Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe. The roles were small, until she utilized the “casting...

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