The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

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The college dropout who becomes a private school teacher. The teacher who becomes a Wall Street titan. That’s the myth of Jeffrey Epstein’s rise to wealth and power. But the truth is more complicated and nefarious. He may even be the mastermind behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. That didn’t stop him from winning over one lonely billionaire in particular.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/mysteriousSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get free shipping and money back guarantee at simplisafe.com/mmeBest Fiends - Download the game for free on the apple app store or google play
Host Lindsay Graham is joined by legendary business reporter and Bloomberg Opinion columnist Joe Nocera (The Shrink Next Door). Nocera has written about Jeffrey Epstein and his finances. They discuss some recent developments in the Epstein case. And they try to make sense of Jeffrey Epstein’s murky finances.Check out the Wondery and Bloomberg’s The Shrink Next Door, hosted by Joe Nocera.And be sure to listen to the next American Scandal series on the Waco siege.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE That’s 1-800-656 4673. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Theme song: ”Muddy Water” performed by Lucette.Check out Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein”
25 years after the crimes that ignited the "Trial of the Century" Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, is digging deep into the vicious crime that changed her life, and many others, forever. Thrust into the public eye at the age of 22, Kim was devastated when OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her brother Ron. There has been much debate and confusion about what really happened the night of those brutal murders and for the first time Kim gets answers to questions that have been haunting her since the trial. She sits down with prosecutors, investigators, and witnesses who never got to speak and jurors who voted not guilty. In this 10-part series, Kim takes you on a journey as she reclaims and reflects on the part of her life that was changed permanently. Listen now at wondery.fm/ConfrontingOJ_MME
Epstein is flying high when the press takes notice of his friendship with former President Clinton. When a magazine writer starts digging into Epstein’s past, she has no idea how far he’ll go to stop her from revealing his secrets.”Muddy Water” is performed by Lucette.To hear more, subscribe to Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein.”If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/mysteriousSupport us by supporting our sponsors!ThredUp — Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredup.com/MMESimpliSafe — Visit SimpliSafe.com/MME to get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial
Want more from holiday cheer from Keith Morrison? Subscribe to the Dateline NBC podcast and listen to full Dateline episodes anytime you want. Subscribe here: https://link.chtbl.com/dateline_grinchEvery year Random House Children's Books celebrates the Dr. Seuss classic by encouraging young readers and their families to “Grown their hearts three sizes” by doing good deeds throughout the holidays. Follow #grinchgooddeeds and share your good deed! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty_V5h12RHw
From MTV and Wondery, “Catfish: The Podcast” brings you the most shocking episodes of the hit series, adapted for your ears for the very first time. Hosted by Nev Schulman.You finally find the person of your dreams, but there’s just one problem: you haven’t yet met them in real life. When you start to suspect something isn’t quite right, you need someone to help you find out the truth. That’s where “Catfish: The Podcast” comes in.A “Catfish” is someone who creates a false online identity to pursue romantic relationships. For eight seasons of the hit TV show, host Nev Schulman and his co-hosts have helped people track down their online love interests to uncover whether that person is real… or a catfish. Listen now: http://wondery.fm/Catfish_Podcast
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Jacked_WonderyHosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of the New Jack sound would come at a cost, and not everyone would make it to the top. From Wondery and Universal Music Group, Jacked is a story of friendship, gangsters, double-crosses, and big dreams.
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Do_No_HarmFrom Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm. Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh.
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_MME
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/KamalaNextInLineIf she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she?Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment. 
In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This isn't a story about basketball - it's a story about money, and a conspiracy that spans far beyond one referee. Sports journalist Tim Livingston takes you inside his eight-year odyssey to find the truth at the heart of the scandal.Available now from Tenderfoot TV, this is Whistleblower. For more info visit www.whistleblowerpod.com or https://apple.co/whistleblower.
Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.Listen to Podcast: wondery.fm/Epstein_BB
Even the Rich gives you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most infamous family dynasties in modern history. In their new season, The House of Versace, three siblings — Gianni, Donatella, and Santo — build one of the greatest fashion labels the world has ever seen. But When Gianni is murdered on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion, the label loses its visionary. Can the House of Versace survive? On this four-episode series, we’ll dive into the origins of the Versace label. We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at Gianni and Donatella’s relationship. And we’ll meet a few celebrities along the way, like Elton John, Princess Diana, and Madonna. Listen to the full episode here: http://wondery.fm/eventherich_tmme.
July 2019. Jeffrey Epstein is arrested. His alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, disappears. And the rumor mill goes berserk. Maybe she’s living on a submarine deep beneath the sea. Maybe she’s in Israel under the protection of the Mossad. Or maybe she’s strolling through Paris, a blanket draped over her head. Those theories were put to rest last week when the FBI raided a 156-acre compound in rural New Hampshire and took Ghislaine into custody. And yet, so many questions remain. Here to answer some of them is Mark Seal. He’s a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and has been following Ghislaine’s story for months. The result is a blockbuster story called “Inside Ghislaine’s Life on the Lam,” which will appear in the August issue of Vanity Fair and is available online now.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Theme song: “Muddy Water” performed by Lucette.Check out Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein”Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/mysterious
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.Listen today at wondery.fm/TMME_guru.
It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James RemarListen to Murder in Hollywoodland: wondery.fm/epsteinMiH.
Hope in Darkness is a 12-part series about the unjust imprisonment of a U.S. citizen and his wife in Venezuela. Host Becky Bruce follows Josh and Thamy Holt through the true story of how they met online, to how they were abducted days after marrying, through their years-long detention in a notorious Venezuelan prison. From team that brought you the hit podcast Cold comes a story that you have to hear to believe.Listen now: wondery.fm/hopeindarknessTMME.
Motive for Murder is a new podcast from Dateline NBC.Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find the killer by unmasking the motive. Subscribe to Motive for Murder now: https://link.chtbl.com/Z4hAqqWp?sid=mme.
Even The Rich gives you an inside look at the world’s most famous couples and their royally complicated love stories. From blind date to Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s burgeoning acting career gets put on hold when a friend set her up with none other than Harry, Prince of Wales. Meghan’s journey to find love twists and turns into a fairytale ending -- maybe. Then there’s Princess Diana, introduced to Charles at just 16, Diana couldn’t imagine that only four years later she’d be married to a Prince. With her tiara on, Diana is met with challenges to both her love life and her public life that she could never have anticipated.Listen to Even the Rich: wondery.fm/eventherichTMME.
Joe Exotic devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But he’s also made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. From Wondery, comes ‘Joe Exotic: Tiger King’, the story about two people who want to save animals and destroy each other. This series was previously released as the second season of "Over My Dead Body." But on the new feed, we'll also be releasing never-before-aired, exclusive interviews and details with some of the most fascinating characters in this saga. For the full episode go to: wondery.fm/tmmeJoeExotic.
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.Listen today at wondery.fm/tmmeDGK.
More than a decade ago, mysterious financier Jeffrey Epstein was investigated by local and federal authorities in Florida for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. But despite what appeared to be overwhelming evidence of a horrifying pattern of abuse, Epstein managed to escape all but minor charges, striking a sweetheart deal with the government that required him to spend just 13 months in jail while granting him and his alleged co-conspirators immunity from federal prosecution. Years later, in the wake of Epstein's sudden arrest and shocking demise, those teenage girls – now women – are still seeking answers to their fundamental questions about their abuser and his allies. In dozens of interviews, ABC News' Mark Remillard, reporting with the ABC News Investigative Unit, shares the stories of those women, who have fought to have their voices heard, as well as the lawyers and investigators who tried to bring Epstein to justice. And ABC retraces Epstein's rise from modest roots to the very intersection of wealth and power, seeking to uncover the forces that shielded Epstein from justice. Listen to 'Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2QLK5ph), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2MUjtS9) or your preferred podcast app.
BLOOD TIES: A scripted audio series starring Gillian Jacobs and Josh Gad as Eleonore and Michael Richland. After the sudden death of their billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust Eleonore and Michael into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen now at wondery.fm/btMME
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at wondery.fm/TrappTMME
Host Lindsay Graham talks with Vanessa Grigoriadis (The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair) who has written extensively about Jeffrey Epstein and the social circles he traveled in.To hear more, subscribe to Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein.”And "American Scandal" is back. Check out the latest season.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.
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Created by
Wondery
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Sep 25th, 2019
Latest Episode
Dec 21st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
34
Avg. Episode Length
15 minutes
Explicit
Yes
Order
Serial
Language
English
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