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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.

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.”

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Introducing Even The Rich

Introducing Even The Rich

2020-02-2501:5814

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. https://wondery.app.link/eventherichSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Introducing: Operator

Introducing: Operator

2021-11-0805:44

During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a different story. The powerful stigma against sex work was always lurking just beneath the surface, until it threatened to tear apart the whole company. Hosted by Tina Horn (Why Are People Into That?), OPERATOR is an eight-part series about big ambitions, Shakespearean-level corporate backstabbing, men and women at the cutting edge of a technological revolution...and on the front lines of a sexual one.Listen to Operator at http://wondery.fm/OP_Even_The_RichSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.Listen to Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera at wondery.fm/HR_Even_The_RichSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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: https://www.npr.org/people/4569077/frank-langfittAnd to read Mikhaila's latest scoop visit: https://www.insider.com/author/mikhaila-frielWe’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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Murdochs - Rupert | 1

The Murdochs - Rupert | 1

2020-04-1451:3437

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/03/magazine/rupert-murdoch-fox-news-trump.htmlSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1995/11/13/the-pirate And don’t miss “The Heiress,” his more recent story about Liz: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/12/10/the-heiress-2See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Gettys | Taken | 1

The Gettys | Taken | 1

2020-06-3048:0625

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Comments (137)

alli lent

did they really not mention A League of Their Own? at all? or did I miss it?

Nov 17th
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alli lent

spoiler! the fact that the paps were waiting to take pictures of Jackie when she was leaving the hospital after she lost a child is absolutely disgusting beyond belief.

Nov 16th
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Katheryn Rowell

She was trafficked to the wilderness schools, it’s sad.

Nov 9th
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alli lent

just a comment about the show portraying that Gianni had met his killer prior to the shooting: I thought it was very ambiguous and I remember in the show not being sure if it actually happened or if he imagined it.. which I think is a fair way to portray a rumor that may or may not be true

Nov 4th
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alli lent

wait.. in the back story of old man JP, the woman that sues for paternity gives birth 10 months after the lawsuit was filed..? that math does not add up at all...... she wouldn't know she was pregnant right away so she's claiming she was pregnant for like 11 months? a year? not how babies work...

Nov 4th
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ID23425350

One of the best podcasts out thanks girls

Oct 28th
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Shannon Compton

what a bittersweet ending

Aug 4th
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Jena

im from korea and i love this podcast. this podcast is the most interesting to listen and good to learn english thx for these girls again 😋💗

Aug 2nd
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Nay E.

This series was very good but the hostess throw out that their funny and I didn’t giggle once......

Jun 27th
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Erika

poor Britney. I wanted to be her as a kid

Jun 7th
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Suzanne Hubbard Gerken

I really love you two. You're so funny!

Jun 5th
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Seth Anderson

Love love love the show. but the hero worship of jk Rowling requires a little bit of walk back. sorry....

Jun 5th
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Daniel Cole

this is one of my favorite podcast you girls are killing it

Jun 2nd
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Erika

sounds like an amazing wedding

May 20th
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Peter Matthews

Larrikin means troll. To be a larrikin is to troll. He would've meant daring in a specifically cheeky way.

May 17th
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Erika

wow poor Diana.

May 12th
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Trevor Willems

"I thought it would be hard, but this isn't fair..." what a spoiled narcissist. Sad Harry was blinded by her. she'll only happy when she's destroyed him and her family.

May 1st
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Lara T

I didn't like this diversion from the story.

Apr 22nd
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Shannon Compton

what a sad life! I am glad that there was some sort of happy ending.

Apr 21st
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Ebeth K

Love your show. It's part of my "me" time each week. I am in the minority here when I say that Melania Trump was very classy and I can't see how Pelosi and Hilary Clinton are styled better.

Apr 19th
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