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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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JONBENÉT: New Leads

1/27/2020
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We turn to a leading expert who has worked on the JonBenet case for the past 23 years, Jameson. Jameson, holds a treasure trove of files sourced from both the Ramsey family themselves and the late lead investigator on the case Lou Smit. Why did Lou on his deathbed, insist that she continue her search for answers? We also talk to Cindy Marra, Lou Smit’s daughter who has fascinating insight into the JonBenet case as our team continues to try and solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes....

Duration:00:31:48

JONBENÉT: Narrowing Down Suspects

1/20/2020
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The search for a killer continues, and the list of possible suspects grows. Former lead investigator in the JonBenét case, Lou Smit, discussed his investigation with several people and now one of those confidants is speaking out on our program and sharing the most compelling clues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:50

Introducing AMERICAN JIHADI

1/14/2020
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The incredible story of a secret friendship between journalist Christof Putzel and Omar Hammami, the American-born Christian who became one of the FBI’s most wanted Islamic extremists. Don’t miss an episode – subscribe now to AMERICAN JIHADI. http://bit.ly/amji__jonbenet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:36

JONBENÉT: A Father’s Anguish

1/13/2020
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In an exclusive interview, John Ramsey tells all about the worst morning of his life, as well as new details about the family life he, Patsy, JonBenet and son Burke enjoyed… and the decades of suspicion he has endured as prime suspect for the killing of his daughter. He will address the inconsistencies in his own accounts of that Christmas night and Boxing Day, and outline his own efforts to find JonBenet’s killer. Zola: Sign up at Zola.com/ramsey to get your free personalized paper sample...

Duration:00:38:01

Presenting FATAL VOYAGE: THE DEATH OF JFK JR.

1/8/2020
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On a fateful night in July of 1999 John F. Kennedy Jr. boarded a private plane with his wife and sister-in-law to attend his cousin's wedding. They never arrived. Was the tragic crash a mere accident? Or something far more sinister - swept under the rug by Camelot? This next installment in the Fatal Voyage series explores the privileged life and sudden death of John F. Kennedy Jr. Discover the dark side of the Kennedys, from scandals to coverups, from JFK Jr.'s rocky marriage with Carolyn...

Duration:00:13:25

JONBENÉT: The Case Against The Ramseys

1/6/2020
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We address in detail all of the evidence against John, Patsy and Burke Ramsey. Could one – or perhaps all of them – be responsible for JonBenet’s death? We hear arguments from those convinced of their guilt…as well as detailed evidence from investigators who believe they are victims of police harassment, cover-ups, and a 23 year smear campaign. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/ramsey. SimpliSafe: Get free shipping plus a money-back guarantee at...

Duration:00:34:51

JONBENÉT: Christmas Tragedy

12/23/2019
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When Patsy Ramsey found a two-and-a-half page ransom note on the morning of December 26th, 1996 demanding $118,000 for the return of her six-year-old daughter JonBenet, in a state of shock and disbelief, she searched the child’s empty bedroom and called 911. Within minutes, police, family and friends filled the house. Who would kidnap this adorable, beloved child? Hours later, father John was told to search again to see if anything was “amiss”. He went to the basement and opening the door...

Duration:00:34:01

JONBENÉT: Behind The Scenes Special Episode

12/16/2019
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In this special behind the scenes episode of The Killing Of JonBenet: The Final Suspects, the audience is brought into the inner circle of the investigative team as they listen into a production meeting at the onset of the project. Executive Producers Dylan Howard and Matt Sprouse talk to investigative reporters Doug Longhini and Doug Montero, as well as the mysterious internet expert known only as Jameson, about the upcoming investigation that will utilize deceased lead detective Lou Smit’s...

Duration:00:34:53

Presenting THE KILLING OF JONBENÉT: THE FINAL SUSPECTS

12/9/2019
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For 22 years, the JonBenét case has gripped the world, leaving everyone asking the same question: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Now, for the first time ever, JonBenét Ramsey's father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case. Will they finally track down JonBenét's killer to solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes? Look out for a round table analysis from the experts and investigators on the case on December 16th and the...

Duration:00:02:45

Introducing THE KILLING OF JONBENÉT: THE FINAL SUSPECTS

12/4/2019
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The Killing of JonBenét: The Final Suspects is coming this December. Subscribe now to join the journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:00:19

Presenting HUNTED from the Minds Behind Law and Order

11/12/2019
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In a new series from Dick Wolf, Wolf Entertainment, and Endeavor Audio, Parker Posey stars as Emily Barnes, a US Marshal dedicated to capturing the country’s most dangerous fugitives. When four convicts escape from a maximum security prison, Deputy Barnes is called on to pursue the criminals in one of the most treacherous and violent manhunts in US history. Listen to Hunted at http://bit.ly/hunted_marilyn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:52

MARILYN: Justice for Marilyn - Chapter Twelve

11/4/2019
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A round-up of the entire series and a look at what action has taken place in the 57 years since Marilyn Monroe's murder, including the 1982 “threshold investigation” and the multitude of books since. The subsequent lives and deaths of JFK, RFK, Giancana, Hoover, Greenson, Sinatra, and Lawford will also be examined for clues. Finally, we ask: is the mounting evidence and newly-released FBI files incentive for the LA County DA’s office to reinvestigate the death of Hollywood’s most tragic...

Duration:00:22:57

Introducing After The Bell with Corey Graves

11/1/2019
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Endeavor Audio presents After the Bell, a brand new series in partnership with WWE. The inaugural series of the WWE/Endeavor Audio partnership, After the Bell will feature host Corey Graves as he talks with WWE Superstars to highlight the good, bad, and ugly that happens each week in the ring. Tune in every Wednesday. http://bit.ly/afterthebellpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:53

MARILYN: The Case Against the Kennedys - Chapter Eleven

10/28/2019
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Increasingly concerned about Marilyn Monroe’s erratic behavior and the Kennedy secrets she knew, Bobby Kennedy was sent to LA to control the situation. Whether he turned up at Marilyn’s condo with the intention of killing her will never be known, but when she wouldn’t give up her Red Book, things turned violent. A sedative was administered by Dr. Greenson; it didn’t work. A pillow was placed over Marilyn's head, a shot given, and then a fatal injection directly into her heart. Peter Lawford...

Duration:00:27:22

MARILYN: Whodunit? The Suspects - Chapter Ten

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

MARILYN: The Cover-Up - Chapter Nine

10/14/2019
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The official coroner’s report declared Marilyn Monroe’s death “probable suicide”, but that was just one element in an immense cover-up designed to protect her real killer. From the quick disposal of her organs post-mortem, to the conspiracy of silence of her housekeeper and others close to her, the questions keep coming. How was Marilyn's psychiatrist (and lover) Dr. Ralph Greenson involved? What did J. Edgar Hoover’s – and, separately, PI Fred Otash’s – wire taps capture? Why was that...

Duration:00:27:56

MARILYN: The Death of a Star - Chapter Eight

10/7/2019
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Exactly what happened on the night of August 4, 1962? This episode meticulously examines the official version of events – as well as the inconsistencies - that show Marilyn Monroe's death could not have been suicide. The lack of any pill or capsule in her stomach; the absence of vomit; the bruises omitted from the autopsy report; the glass window smashed from inside her room; the four hour gap between her housekeeper finding her body and the arrival of the police… Upstart: Find out how low...

Duration:00:24:50

MARILYN: Countdown to Murder - Chapter Seven

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 Frank Sinatra and mobster Sam Giancana, the increasing reliance on alcohol and prescription drugs, heightened surveillance by Hoover, and the growing panic from the Kennedys about the contents of her Little Red Book. The men in her life were suddenly invested in the idea of her death… Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best...

Duration:00:21:30

MARILYN: The Tangled Web - Chapter Six

9/23/2019
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Marilyn’s affair with John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby would prove to be the 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 Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:54

MARILYN: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Chapter Five

9/16/2019
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Marilyn had learned to use her sexuality to great effect. As a 16-year-old, her first marriage (to factory worker Jim Dougherty) helped her escape childhood abuse, and later, she cultivated relationships with powerful Hollywood execs and directors to help kickstart her career. This chapter examines her marriages and sexual partners. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:25:18