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Author: C13Originals & Campside Media

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Fallen Angel is a documentary podcast about Victoria's Secret...and its many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture for nearly 40 years, all told by women who witnessed what really happened behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. The series also explores Les Wexner, the private man who has been at the head of the company for over 35 years, and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Co-hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Justine Harman, Fallen Angel is a production and direction of C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, and Campside Media.

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Welcome to Fallen Angel

Welcome to Fallen Angel

2021-10-0402:462

Welcome to Fallen Angel, a documentary podcast about Victoria's Secret...and its many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture for nearly 40 years, all told by women who witnessed what really happened behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. The series also explores Les Wexner, the private man who has been at the head of the company for over 35 years, and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Thong Song

Thong Song

2021-10-1331:5212

Victoria’s Secret is a cultural phenomenon, known for its glitzy annual fashion shows, mass-market success, and superstar models known as "Angels." But behind the glittering facade of fierce female empowerment, the multibillion-dollar lingerie megabrand was built on something else entirely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Emotional Content

Emotional Content

2021-10-1335:185

An entrepreneur discovers a gap in the lingerie marketplace and creates a store built on the allure of a fictional British noblewoman named Victoria. But it’s not until eccentric Ohioan businessman Les Wexner acquires the brand that Victoria's Secret grows into the global sensation it is today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fantasy Town, USA

Fantasy Town, USA

2021-10-2035:136

After acquiring Victoria's Secret, Les Wexner creates his own idyllic fantasy town in New Albany, Ohio, drawing the interest of many members of the local elite. Soon, Wexner would attract a New York money manager named Jeffrey Epstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Money and Meat

Money and Meat

2021-10-2731:156

Back in the '80s and '90s, the modeling industry was largely fueled by young women but ruled by middle-aged men. These industry gatekeepers claimed they were discovering major talent, but some models say that, behind closed doors, it felt like they were being hunted for sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wings

Wings

2021-11-0336:125

Victoria's Secret heads into the world of high fashion and introduces an elite and exclusive tier of models called Angels. Behind the scenes, models eager to maintain Angel status fear what will happen if their wings are stripped away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Trick Mirror

Trick Mirror

2021-11-1039:258

Victoria's Secret continues its reign with the introduction of their youth line, PINK, and the diamond-encrusted Fantasy Bra. But some employees suspect that the glossy image is a mirage, signifying a possible turning point in the brand's vision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
King Slayer

King Slayer

2021-11-1736:253

Several new and inclusionary lingerie brands crop up as the culture shifts to focus on what women want. After years of dominating the market, can Victoria's Secret keep up? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Secret

The Secret

2021-11-2433:071

Feeling pressure to evolve, Victoria's Secret confronts its checkered past and attempts an ambitious brand overhaul. Meanwhile, women who were once beholden to the brand's fantasy grapple with the residual damage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Beth Anway

Surprisingly, not a bad podcast

Nov 6th
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