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We examine the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. We tell you their story, their achievements, their struggles, their secrets and take you on dramatic journey through the life and ultimate tragic death of those who have had an impact on society. With the help of voice actors, we attempt to honor these individuals by bringing their stories to life. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

We examine the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. We tell you their story, their achievements, their struggles, their secrets and take you on dramatic journey through the life and ultimate tragic death of those who have had an impact on society. With the help of voice actors, we attempt to honor these individuals by bringing their stories to life. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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United States

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Parcast

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We examine the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. We tell you their story, their achievements, their struggles, their secrets and take you on dramatic journey through the life and ultimate tragic death of those who have had an impact on society. With the help of voice actors, we attempt to honor these individuals by bringing their stories to life. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

Language:

English


Episodes

Famous Fates: Leon Trotsky

2/13/2020
In the first half of the 20th-century, Leon Trotsky was a revolutionary writer, a communist leader, and a man assassinated on the orders of Joseph Stalin.

Duration:00:52:33

Famous Fates: Socrates

2/11/2020
He was a Greek philosopher who lived in the 400s, B.C.E. Socrates believed in provoking people into bettering themselves and society, but it was this very attitude that led to his execution.

Duration:00:36:13

Famous Fates: Andy Warhol

2/6/2020
He inspired the phrase “15 minutes of fame,” and proved to the world that anything could be the subject of great art—anything at all. In his later years, Andy Warhol survived an assassination attempt, only to die due to medical negligence.

Duration:00:40:51

Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!

2/4/2020
Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at Parcast’s new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format. Play along in this...

Duration:00:14:20

Famous Fates: Ernest Hemingway

2/4/2020
For his book, “The Old Man and the Sea,” Ernest Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. But despite his success, he was haunted by a deep sadness—and no amount of travel, women, or alcohol could ever help him escape.

Duration:00:39:14

Famous Fates: Kurt Cobain

1/30/2020
He was a leading figure in grunge music, and he can still be heard on the radio today. When he died at age 27, Cobain left the world brimming with questions… and conspiracy theories.

Duration:00:34:52

Famous Fates: Jimi Hendrix

1/28/2020
He redefined the way a guitar could sound, permanently changing the popular music soundscape. Jimi Hendrix was a singer, songwriter, innovator, rock god, and tragically, a member of the 27 Club.

Duration:00:28:27

Famous Fates: Wild Bill Hickok

1/23/2020
He was a law enforcer, gambler, and performer. When you picture an Old West Cowboy, Wild Bill Hickok is likely what comes to mind. And true to that image, he died after being shot in a saloon in 1876.

Duration:00:40:39

Famous Fates: Al Capone

1/21/2020
He was America’s first-ever Public Enemy Number One, and the man behind the “Scarface.” Al Capone changed the face of crime in the 1920s before his ultimate arrest for tax evasion. And by the time Capone got out of prison, he had already entered his final years of decay.

Duration:00:36:20

Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!

1/21/2020
They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall. In this...

Duration:00:19:16

Famous Fates: Franz Ferdinand

1/16/2020
His death was the spark that lit the wildfire of World War I. While Franz Ferdinand is most remembered for his final moments, he led a fascinating life of royal intrigue.

Duration:00:29:47

Famous Fates: Julius Caesar

1/14/2020
A military general, Julius Caesar rose to power as part of the Roman Triumvirate, but then took power as a dictator in the first century BC. But this great power led to his infamous death.

Duration:00:48:53

Famous Fates: Abraham Lincoln

1/9/2020
As the 16th President of the United States, he was revered for tirelessly leading the U.S. through the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was also the first American President to be assassinated.

Duration:00:39:20

Famous Fates: Robert F. Kennedy

1/7/2020
Just like his older brother, John, Robert Kennedy’s promising political career was cut short by assassination. But in that brief time, he left an indelible mark on American politics.

Duration:00:37:25

Famous Fates: Princess Diana

1/2/2020
Nicknamed “The People’s Princess,” Princess Diana used her public profile to serve charities and work as an activist through the 1990s. But her bitter divorce from Prince Charles led many to believe her death was no accident.

Duration:00:36:49

Famous Fates: Cleopatra

12/31/2019
Her death is memorialized in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, but the Empress of the Nile’s life held an equal caliber of drama.

Duration:00:41:14

Famous Fates: Billy the Kid

12/26/2019
Records say he was shot to death at age 21. But legends say otherwise. Ride deeper into the tales—tall tales—and iconic fate of Henry McCarty, better known as “Billy the Kid.”

Duration:00:32:57

Best of 2019: Nefertiti

12/25/2019
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: This famous Queen ruled Egypt during the mid-14th century, BC, over a period of immense religious upheaval. With her husband, she conspired to convert all of Egypt from the traditional polytheistic religion to the worship of a single God.

Duration:00:38:20

Famous Fates: Anastasia

12/24/2019
The circumstances of Anastasia Romanov’s death cemented her iconic status in pop culture. But in life, she was the playful youngest sister, a girl who never asked for her tragic destiny.

Duration:00:31:59

Famous Fates: James Dean

12/19/2019
In the 1950s, James Dean starred in hits East of Eden, Giant, and Rebel Without a Cause. Surrounded by fast cars, cigarettes, and adoring girls, Dean became synonymous with teen rebellion. But did this devil-may-care image lead to his death at age 24, or was it just a tragic accident?

Duration:00:21:57