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Our lives can be crazy, but you can take a break from it all with Wondery’s new series, Even the Rich, where co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams pull back the curtain and chat about someone else’s craziness for a change. They tell stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Royals to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). Because as Queen Elizabeth once said, “A good gossip is a wonderful tonic.”

54 Episodes
Introducing Even The Rich

Introducing Even The Rich


Even The Rich premieres March 17th.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App.
In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at
How did Meghan Markle go from a game-show hostess to the fiancee of a prince, and then decide “Nah, not for me”? Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as royals took the world — and their family — by complete surprise. In our first four-episode series, we ask: Was the writing on the wall? And what did everyone wear along the way?Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Meghan and Harry’s wedding is set to have snipers, Oprah, and a half-a-million dollar wedding dress. It’ll be just perfect. But then Meghan’s family comes out of the woodwork, and things go off the rails fast.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Diana Spencer is nineteen years old and engaged to the future King of England. Basically, she seems to be living out a Cinderella fantasy. But Diana is not insanely happy. Instead, she later calls her wedding the worst day of her life. Being married to Charles, it turns out, is not a fairy tale.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Diana gives birth to a redhead. (It’s Harry. Duh.) Unfortunately, Charles doesn’t seem to care. Convinced that her husband has given up on their marriage, Diana sets off on a journey to find herself and reclaim some independence... And don’t think we’ve forgotten about Harry and Meghan! In our final episode, the newlyweds start plotting their Megxit. And now that they’re moving to Los Angeles, we’re totally gonna be friends.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
We're not done with the Royals yet! Today, on a special interview episode, we’re talking to two phenomenal guests. First, NPR’s London correspondent Frank Langfitt tells us what it’s been like covering Megxit. And then Mikhaila Friel — she’s the royals reporter at Insider — takes us behind closed doors at Buckingham Palace and reveals how she became WhatsApp pals with a bona fide royal.To check out some of Frank’s incredible reporting, follow this link: to read Mikhaila's latest scoop visit:’re back next with a brand new series about one of the most influential, and rivalrous, families in the world: The Murdochs.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
The Murdochs - Rupert | 1

The Murdochs - Rupert | 1


What’s black and white and read all over the world? In this new four-part series, we look at the in-fighting, back-stabbing, and the many marriages of Rupert Murdoch and his children. The fight in the Murdoch clan to take over the media tycoon’s empire is so juicy that it inspired HBO’s hit series “Succession.” Well, we have a secret: the real-life story is even juicier. The true heir will control a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with the power to elect presidents. In this episode, young Rupert Murdoch transforms a single newspaper into a global media empire. He hopes one of his kids will take over someday. There’s only one problem: Rupert can’t decide which kid.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Rupert becomes the hopeless cliche of a much older rich man caught up in a whirlwind romance with a younger woman who works for him. He sees a chance at happiness, but his kids see something else entirely — a threat to their inheritance.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
The phone-hacking scandal doesn’t just threaten to bring down Rupert Murdoch’s empire: it might also tear apart his family. Siblings blame siblings. Rupert plays favorites. And Wendi seeks shelter from the storm ... in the arms of another man.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
All good things must come to an end, right? Try telling that to Rupert Murdoch. In his eighties, the billionaire tycoon shows no sign of slowing down. But let’s face it: the guy must be exhausted. His company is mired in scandal — again — and he’s facing tougher competition than ever before. Don’t even get us started on his sons, Lachlan and James, who are so pissed at each other they’re about ready to rip off their shirts and fight it out. Something’s gotta give or else Rupert’s empire, the one he spent his whole life building, might just crumble. Be sure to check out “Planet Fox,” the incredible three-part story about the Murdochs that ran in the New York Times Magazine: us by supporting our sponsors!
We thought we knew everything about the Murdochs. Then we met Ken Auletta. He's one of the best media reporters in the biz — four decades at The New Yorker, a handful of bestsellers under his belt, and quite a few encounters with the Murdochs along the way. He tells us what the family is like up close, and what the future holds for their diminished empire.Want to read some of Ken’s work? Check out “The Pirate,” his incomparable 1995 profile of Rupert: And don’t miss “The Heiress,” his more recent story about Liz:
James Poniewozik, watches TV all day and gets paid for it. Dream job, right? James is the chief TV critic at the New York Times. He’s also the author of “Audience of One: Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America.” On this episode, he explains how Rupert Murdoch brought a tabloid sensibility to cable news. Then we talk “Succession.” The Murdoch family feud inspired the HBO drama, but James says the show also takes a page from Greek mythology.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z. They’re not just the first family of hip-hop: they also remind us that magical, luminous, what-I-would-give-to-have-that love really does exist. That’s why this season we’re telling you the story of how two of the biggest stars on the planet came together, launched a billion-dollar music empire, and almost lost it all. In this episode, sparks fly when a pop sensation from Houston and a gifted rapper from Brooklyn meet poolside in Cancun.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
When Jay-Z and Beyoncé finally get together, it’s not just one of the great love stories of all time: it’s also one of the greatest mergers in American history. So when a sketchy publicist starts spreading rumors with the power to break them up, all hell breaks loose.
Beyonce’s stardom reaches new heights with the release of “Single Ladies.” She’s soaring toward the stratosphere when a nasty rumor pulls her back to earth: someone in her inner circle is stealing from her. What she finds out when she investigates threatens everything she’s spent her whole life building. And in the end, she’ll turn to Jay to help her find a way forward.
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Solange walk into an elevator. After that? Well, you've seen the video. The black-and-white footage inspires the tabloids to fire off an endless stream of colorful rumors. And the thing is, some of those rumors might be true. The Carters' marriage is on shaky ground. So they turn to music. It brought them together in the first place. Maybe now it can save their relationship.
Still dying to know more about Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s evolution from music sensations to business moguls? Then you need a little Zack O’Malley Greenburg in your life. Zack is a senior editor at Forbes, where he writes about business and culture. He’s also the author of the fantastic book “Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office.” And on this episode, he talks to us about a few of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s brilliant business moves that we weren’t able to cover on the series. Plus, he tells us how they found their voices on social justice issues.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
The Gettys | Taken | 1

The Gettys | Taken | 1


Paul Getty is just your typical 16-year-old. He lives in Rome with his girlfriend and her twin sister. His hobbies include getting high, clubbing with celebrities, and reading Mickey Mouse comics. And he’s an heir to one of the largest family fortunes ever. It’s a pretty good life — until Paul gets kidnapped. In this four-episode series, we’re bringing you the story of one of the craziest crimes in the history of rich people. It features gangsters and spies, pet lions, severed body parts, and the richest man in the world.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
JP’s man in Rome, an ex-spook named Fletcher Chace, elbows his way into the kidnapping negotiations and whips up a wild plan to get Gail out of the picture. He wants to run the show, and Paul’s captors are none too pleased.Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Comments (76)

Joanne henaghan

Edward the VIII abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, so Harry not the first to quit the royal family

Feb 28th

Lara T

The robbery ...and then let's talk about lip kits? Did I miss something? Seems that a segment is missing in-between.

Feb 24th

Alena Tkacheva

too many penises, fuck

Feb 21st

Sally Burgoyne

hey guys, love the show. I understand you were trying to be careful in not misgendering Caitlin Jenner - but in the time period you're referring to, she was Bruce. There's nothing inappropriate or shameful about who she once was, and I don't think she has an issue with people talking about her past the way it actually was. It's confusing because in the context of this episode, Kris was dating Bruce, not Caitlin.

Feb 12th
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Annie Alana

I wrote to Paris when she was in prison and she sent back a super cute autographed picture. I think she responded or sent something to everyone.

Feb 8th

Lesli Nelson

I think Meghan-s sister is jealous, plus greedy bitch

Feb 2nd


Glad I found this pod.

Jan 29th

Jamie Chartrand

why are they talking so fast???

Jan 28th


Disappointed to hear the beachbody ads, they're so unethical 😢

Jan 26th
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Lyndi Reichenbach

FYI: in 1971 there were no 'silicon chips' yet. It was silicon wafer manufacturers.

Jan 25th

Gale Rosand Everett

Absolutely love the show!! Hilarious!

Jan 23rd

Kagoro Mozes

Y'all are mad hilarious.😁

Jan 22nd

Lyndi Reichenbach

Isn't Paris a twin?

Jan 19th
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Cute episode & season! I am so surprised to find out all this behind the scene info on Paris. Great job crew!

Jan 12th

Carl M. Miller

great ipod

Jan 10th

Maureen Kay

its PINKY Tuscadero. Take it from this Happy Day fan from way back when.

Jan 9th


Liked the game. Now I will be listening to season two with this fun in mind!

Jan 3rd

Kari Wierenga

can't understand anything this man is saying??

Jan 1st

Patti Ann Doyle

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Dec 25th

Patti Ann Doyle


Dec 25th
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