Power: Don King

Sony Music

In a sport famed for money and excess, what does it take to get to the top...and stay there? Rising from a life of hardship and crime, Don King became the most successful boxing promoter the sport has ever seen—and the first Black man to do so. He is his own American Dream. His flamboyant appearance and commanding personality made him a star in and out of the ring, as did his promotion of greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even America’s musical dynasty, the Jacksons. But his less than honest exploits? They made him legendary. Season two of Power tells the story of Hugh Hefner. Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse. Beyond the bunny tails are darker questions: What actually went on at the notorious Playboy Mansion? How can we square Hefner's progressive legacy with his abuse of vulnerable people? What can the Playboy saga tell us about sex and power—then and now? Season one of Power tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). Everyone’s heard of her, but there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favourite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered. From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by Investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, ‘Power: The Maxwells’ is a seven part series on the incredible true story of a media mogul whose legacy is still being felt today. Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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  • Introducing... Power: The Maxwells

    Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). But there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from...
  • The Maxwells | 1. Daddy Issues

    What was Robert Maxwell’s relationship with his youngest daughter Ghislaine like? And what effect did his shocking death have on her?  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment. Find more great podcasts...
  • The Maxwells | 2. The Lady Ghislaine

    November 1991. Robert Maxwell is missing off his yacht in the Canary Islands. We hear from the photographer and journalist who accompanied his family in the immediate aftermath of his death.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with...
  • The Maxwells | 3. Failing Upwards

    Robert Maxwell’s rags to riches story: from escaping the Holocaust in central Europe to becoming owner of the Daily Mirror, one of the UK’s most influential newspapers. How did he become a media tycoon? And how did he become so...
  • The Maxwells | 4. The Best Lies

    Was Robert Maxwell a spy? What do the conspiracy theories surrounding his dealings with intelligence services tell us about his life? And why are we still feeling the aftershocks of these accusations today?  Power is a Somethin’ Else...
  • The Maxwells | 5. Top Dollar

    It’s the late 80s and Robert Maxwell goes on a spending spree for companies in New York. But will the purchase of the New York Daily News prove to be one deal too far?  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music...
  • The Maxwells | 6. Who Pays?

    Following Maxwell’s death in November 1991, news emerges of a further scandal: in his final months Maxwell stole £400 million from the Mirror pension fund. His sons Kevin and Ian are left to deal with the fallout.  Power is a...
  • The Maxwells | 7. Uninvited Guest

    What did Ghislaine learn from her father? We pick up the story of her life in early 90s New York.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at...
  • The Maxwells | 8. Knee Deep In Muck

    After making two podcasts (this one and ‘Broken: Seeking Justice’) about the murky world of Ghislaine, Epstein and Robert, Tara sits down with her reporting partner from ‘Broken’ to discuss all they have learned and to see how it has...
  • The Maxwells | 9. Life In Maxwelliana

    Julia Langdon worked for Maxwell as the first woman political editor of a daily national newspaper in the UK. Julia went on many international trips with Robert. Hear some of the stories of what it was like to spend extended time with...
  • The Maxwells UPDATE: Follow The Money

    A recent discovery of some of Kevin and Ian Maxwell’s financial records show things weren’t quite as they seemed. In this follow-up episode of Power: The Maxwells, Tara calls up journalist James Hurley and former Natwest executive David...
  • Introducing Power: Hugh Hefner

    Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear...