What Really Happened?

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Rachel DeLoache Williams made a new friend named Anna Delvey. Anna came from a wealthy German family, lived in a New York City hotel, and was starting an ambitious foundation. But when a trip abroad goes awry, Rachel starts to realize her 'friend' may not be who she thought she was. Guests: Rachel DeLoache Williams, author ('My Friend Anna') Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Everyone is once again wondering what really happened to Britney Spears. Has she lost her freedom? In a follow-up to the hit Season 1 episode of WRH?, “Without a Voice”, Jenks talks with author Sady Doyle about Britney’s current situation, from her unique perspective, and discusses the deep impact of fame throughout American culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After receiving a shocking voicemail a few months ago, Jenks's What Really Happened? journey comes full circle on this episode, as he sits down for an enlightening conversation with Maryum Ali, daughter of the great Muhammad Ali, to discuss the very first episode of of WRH?, "The Talk", about the time Muhammad Ali talked a 21-year-old out of committing suicide. During the interview, Maryum tells Jenks about her dad’s approach to life, growing up with “The Greatest” as her father, and ultimately, what really happened when Joseph almost jumped. Afterwards, Jenks chats with Irish What Really Happened? listener, Nick Quinn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." - James Baldwin ... This episode examines the impact parents had on the lives of children who went on to become world leaders and cultural phenoms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In 1981, on a 9th floor building and in front of hundreds of people, Muhammad Ali talked a 21- year-old out of committing suicide. The story ran the following evening in front of 36 million people on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. But with new sources and information, Jenks questions if this was a concocted event, devised by Ali himself.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On March 8, 2014, a Boeing-777 carrying 239 people suddenly disappeared. It has been called the biggest mystery of the decade, fueling a slew of conspiracy theories and heated debate. How did a massive commercial airplane and everyone aboard just vanish? This episode explores different theories, but also unravels why there are so many. As it turns out, the most popular theory may not be the most logical. Guests: Christine Negroni, Best-Selling Author ('The Crash Detectives'),  Mark Williams-Thomas, Investigative Journalist Jay Rosen, Media Critic and Writer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jenks talks to Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, not to mention his former roommate, Matt Heineman, about his documentaries "Cartel Land" and "City of Ghosts", his riveting feature film "A Private War", and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
There have been films and TV shows about the brave and heroic SEAL TEAM 6, and other Marines, that killed Osama Bin Laden and changed history. There is a famous photo that captured President Obama and his team watching the raid from the Situation Room. Secretaries Clinton and Gates, Vice President Biden, and President Obama have all talked in detail about the moments captured in that photo. Now, this episode offers a chance to hear from those in the photo we don’t instantly recognize, and those who were there, but just outside the frame. For those individuals, What Really Happened? Guests: Ben Rhodes (former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications), Tony Blinken (former Deputy Secretary of State and Deputy National Security Advisor), Nick Rasmussen (former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center), and Pete Souza (former Chief Official White House Photographer) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Many factors go into being successful: intelligence, experience, street smarts, luck... they all play a part. But there's always more to the story than what the public sees. With that in mind, JJ and Tommy bring you The Old Man and the Three - Leadership Series. In these bonus episodes, you will be taken behind the curtain and given a look at how some of the most successful people in the world made their mark, and the unique qualities and traits that lead them down their respective paths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to It Was Said, a 10-episode limited documentary series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Join Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian, Jon Meacham, Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios and HISTORY, as we take you through 10 speeches. Season One of It Was Said draws on a selection of speeches from powerful figures in history like Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, JFK, RFK, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Edward R. Murrow, and Barbara Jordan. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
From the Peabody Award nominated C13 Originals Studio, and the creators of Root of Evil, comes a new documentary series about the stories, and family we can’t escape. Jackee Taylor has been hidden in WITSEC, better known as the Witness Protection Program, for almost 40 years. But after a strange and violent incident reveals secrets about her past, Jackee begins a journey to find out the truth about herself, and her family. Hers is a twisted tale of darkness, murder, mystery, tragedy, and resilience, which traverses the country, and lands in the most violent era of one of the country’s most violent cities - 1970s Cleveland. At the heart of this story, is Jackee’s relative - a former member of the world’s most powerful motorcycle club, a sociopath, a killer, and an informant. Jackee can’t move forward unless she reconciles with his past, and she’s finally telling this story in the hopes that others don’t have to live kind of life that she has. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the roaring 1980s X world, Traci Lords reigned supreme. No one questioned her right to sovereignty. Only, it turned out, the biggest star in Adult, wasn’t one. As America would discover in July 1986, when the FBI busted down her door. Traci Lords was really Nora Kuzma, who entered the industry as a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Traci, the victim, was saved. And the industry, the villain, was very nearly destroyed. But what if the victim here was also the villain; the villain, also the victim? Welcome to Once Upon a Time... in the Valley is the world's first real-life psychological thriller and porno-noir mystery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Origins is back! James Andrew Miller brings you behind the scenes of the Cameron Crowe classic that put us on the bus with Stillwater and taught us what life on the road with a Rock-n-Roll band was all about - not to mention adolescent love and heartbreak. Come join Jim as he brings the band back together and sits down with the cast, starting with the writer and director himself, Cameron Crowe - plus Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, rock stars Peter Frampton & Nancy Wilson, and more. It's all happening. Don't miss it.​ ALMOST FAMOUS now available on Digital and Blu-Ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
Andrew Jenks went on a date to a restaurant he really liked, only for it to go out of business. Years later, he realized the head chef was in the news for uniquely inspiring reasons. In partnership with Dell, a special episode on business, failure, and adding up the little wins in order to do something grand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham. This limited series explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation. Season One takes a look at critical moments around the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gangster Capitalism is back. This season, the NRA is in the crosshairs. This past year has rocked the country’s most powerful special interest organization like none other. Internal power struggles have exposed the group’s questionable, and possibly illegal practices which now threaten the nearly 150 year old nonprofit like never before. We’re pulling back the curtain to reveal that this has little to do with guns. It’s about money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality? Listen now at www.wondery.fm/wecrashedWRH
In Part 1, we explored the myriad of theories as to why MH-370 vanished, digging into one that is most common, and understanding how it came to be so widely accepted. But does it make the most sense? In Part 2, Jenks dives into another theory, and while it isn’t the most popular, it may be the most logical in helping to explain the biggest mystery of the decade.   Guests Christine Negroni, Best-Selling Author ('The Crash Detectives'),  Mark Williams-Thomas, Investigative Journalist Florence De Changy, Journalist & Author ("The Disappearing Act; The Impossible Case of MH370") Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
One of the most famous people in the Dominican Republic is shot and nearly killed. Two established reporters can’t figure out who did it. Should we believe the authorities? Or could it have been the notorious Cesar “The Abuser”? Why won’t anyone talk? Despite knowing who took the infamous shot, it may just be impossible to know what really happened. Guests: Daniel Castro, reporter (Bleacher Report, “‘It Was A Confusion’: The Shooting of David Ortiz”) Danny Gold, reporter (Sports Illustrated, “The Broken Case of David Ortiz”) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wayne Rooney, a famous soccer player, and his wife's private photos were getting leaked to a tabloid magazine. But then, Colleen, Wayne's wife, discovers through an ingenious Instagram trick who the culprit is. The story became an international sensation. But what does it say about the news that makes the headlines? Guests: Charlotte Wilder, Senior Writer Sports Illustrated Lizzie Curdy, UK TV Personality Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Robert Kraft is the owner of the New England Patriots, one of the NFL’s most prestigious franchises. His world came crashing down when he was arrested in a sex trafficking sting. But as it turns out, that is just the beginning of the story. Guests: May Jeong, Journalist (Vanity Fair) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jussie Smollett was on the hit TV show Empire. He suddenly became a household name after he reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime. But investigators, including the FBI, now believe that's not what really happened.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Horse-racing is part of America’s pastime. And the Santa Anita racetrack is perhaps the most prestigious in the country. But within the span of only a few months, 30 horses had died. What really happened? Joe Drape, New York Times reporter and Best-Selling author of American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise Larry Smith, horse trainer Dr. Alec Walen, professor of law and philosophy Kathy Guillermo, senior vice president of PETA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After a night out, Alison was picked up in a Lyft to go home. When she awoke the next morning and checked the app, she found it odd her driver had taken her into another state. What transpired after is her journey putting the pieces of the night together, and the battles she faced with Lyft, the NYPD, and her own conscious. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Podcast Details

Created by
Andrew Jenks Entertainment, Inc. and Seven Bucks Productions
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Sep 27th, 2017
Latest Episode
Feb 8th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
80
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English

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