The Dark Side Of

The Dark Side Of

By Spotify Studios

Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of is a Spotify Original from Parcast.

Episodes

Horror: Edgar Allan Poe

Renowned horror and mystery author Edgar Allan Poe achieved critical acclaim with his bone-chilling literary works, like “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven.” But behind his writing’s success was a life filled with heartbreak, tragedy and death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/20·52m 5s

Horror: Hollywood Movie Mayhem

From the deaths surrounding Rosemary’s Baby to the curse of The Exorcist, supernatural scares and morbid accidents have plagued Tinseltown for decades. But modern Hollywood horrors are often due to something much more insidious. What’s really to blame when movie-making goes horribly wrong? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/20·50m 51s

Horror: Haunted Houses

The 21st century has seen the evolution of haunted house fascination into pay-to-play scares, where bold visitors seek out rattling experiences to test their resolve in the face of terror. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/20·46m 39s

Fashion: Fashion Week

It’s an injection of over-the-top luxury and a grueling marathon of showmanship. New York Fashion Week is a ritual, kept alive by devotion. But as the costs mount and relevancy declines, will it become a relic of an industry in constant flux? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/20·47m 33s

Fashion: Fast Fashion

Brands like H&M, Zara, Forever 21 and Fashion Nova draw in customers with the promise of trendy clothing on the cheap. But beneath the low price tag lurks a high cost to the environment, public health and garment workers around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/20·50m 10s

Fashion: Alexander McQueen

Throughout the ‘90s and 2000s, the world knew Alexander McQueen as the “hooligan of English fashion.” Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna all walked Hollywood red carpets in his glamorous gowns. But behind his masterful designs was a man who battled addiction, anxiety and depression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/20·49m 47s

Fashion: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Reality shows like America's Next Top Model and the broadcast of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show can offer an inside look at the glitz and glamor of modeling. They also promote narrow standards of beauty and mask a culture of sexual harassment and assault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/20·46m 9s

Fashion: Modeling

Modern day fairy tale, or nightmare of twisted proportions? Despite being the face of the fashion industry, a model’s life is not as glamorous or wealthy as it may seem. Body image disorders, sexual abuse, and racism run rampant in this line of work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/20·47m 23s

Fashion: Denim

Blue jeans have long been heralded as an iconic American wardrobe staple. The lust for that perfect pair of jeans transformed not only an era, but an entire industry—and not necessarily for the better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/20·47m 15s

Fashion: Coco Chanel

Their brands represent luxury and glamour, but both Coco Chanel and Hugo Boss sided with the Nazis during World War II—contributing information and designs to the party, and forever stitching hate into their legacies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/20·40m 57s

Fashion: Checkered Origins

This week, we’re unraveling the fashion industry’s 19th century origins. Progress was everywhere… But with each apparently miraculous innovation came pain, illness—and even death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/20·49m 22s

New Season! Introducing The Dark Side Of: Fashion

When you think of fashion, you might think of a particularly stylish friend, or the latest “it” bag, or a haute couture runway. Fashion can be beautiful and intriguing—but it’s not just an innocent expression of beauty or creativity. It’s an industry. And it’s largely in the business of garnering as much profit as possible, whatever the cost to workers, consumers, or the planet.  For 8 weeks, starting August 24th, we’re discussing fashion’s darkest secrets, from the bone-crushing origins of the corset to the dirty impact of denim to the ugly underbelly of Victoria’s Secret. Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/20·1m 44s

The ‘90s: Beanie Babies

In the mid-to-late ‘90s, collecting Beanie Babies was all the rage. But the cute stuffed animals belied the sketchy business practices of the company that produced them, and the sinister greed of the adults who invested in the fad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/20·47m 44s

The ‘90s: The Chicago Bulls

Equipped with the talent of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, the Chicago Bulls dominated NBA basketball in the ‘90s. But their dynasty was plagued with vicious conspiracies, betrayals, and fractured teammate relationships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/20·48m 8s

The ‘90s: Racial Tensions

In 1992, the brutal beating of Rodney King by LAPD officers sparked a chaotic uprising in Los Angeles. Two years later, the nation absorbed every detail of the trial of O.J. Simpson, which again highlighted the lingering tension and mistrust between police and the Black community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/20·51m 8s

The ‘90s: Food

Throughout the 1990s, much of America’s food was made by machines, flavored by labs, and kept safe from regulation by lobbyists. Add an explosion of fast-food marketing and fad diets, and consumer eating habits changed drastically—with dire consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/20·43m 20s

The ‘90s: The British Royal Family

For the family of Queen Elizabeth II, the ‘90s were a disaster. The British monarchy received unprecedented scrutiny on everything from sex scandals to castle fires to Diana’s death at the end of the decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/20·46m 48s

The ‘90s: Pop Music

Since its origins in the U.K. back in the 1950s, pop music has developed quite the sugary-sweet reputation. But during the ‘90s, the underbelly of the candy-coated industry was rotting away—and endangering its young stars in more ways than one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/20·43m 34s

The ‘90s: Nickelodeon

While Nickelodeon became a breakout network that would both excite and intrigue younger viewers, in its heyday, the channel had its fair share of grim moments. This included everything from the stomach-churning origins of its show props, to the decidedly mature themes of its animated series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/20·45m 52s

The ‘90s: Dawn of the Internet

Many people expected that the Internet would be one of the most radically impactful tools since the invention of the wheel—and they weren’t wrong. But while the web fulfilled its bright promises of a global person-to-person connection, it turns out this bond isn’t always friendly or cooperative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/20·44m 36s

New Season! Introducing The Dark Side Of: The 90s!

When you think of the 1990s, you probably think of your favorite cartoons, music groups, and wacky fruit snacks. And you probably think of them fondly. But all the nostalgia around the ‘90s has made us forget the rampant exploitation, violence, and tragedy that also characterized the decade. For 10 weeks, starting June 15th, we’re tackling The Dark Side Of: The ‘90s. It will be disturbing. Gripping. And, as always, it will feature the in-depth research you’ve come to expect from us. Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/20·1m 34s

Space: Space Force Policy

Space has had militaristic ties since man had dared travel into the beyond. So it begs the question, what does it mean for the fate of all those living on earth if a militarized region eventually becomes weaponized? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/20·49m 49s

Space: Deep Space

Ever wanted to live farther away from society? Although government and private agencies are racing to visit our “red” neighbor, a trip to Mars would take nine months. When, and if, colonists land, they'll face inhospitable conditions unlike anything on earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/20·49m 53s

Space: NewSpace

A vacation house on the moon? It could happen. NewSpace is a global industry created by billionaire corporations to monetize the Milky Way. Tourism, colonization, and outsourced manufacturing are just a few of the ways these companies are hoping to capitalize on space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/20·50m 46s

Space: Environmental Hazards

It’s easy to ignore the fact that rocket launches have environmental impacts. After all, spaceships are constantly leaving the earth, and it’s admittedly a majestic sight to behold. But just how much pollution do they create outside the atmosphere? The answer could be deadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/20·46m 21s

Space: Finance & Protests

The Space Race and Civil Rights movements overlapped during the 1960s. But even after the Apollo program fulfilled its initial mission, future expeditions would remain a priority...and at a hefty—and controversial—price tag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/20·52m 9s

Space: Catastrophic Failures

The United States learned collectively with the Challenger shuttle disaster in 1986 that a big day in space exploration can, in mere seconds, turn from bad to tragic. But how many know that this disaster, and others like it, could've been prevented? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/20·48m 40s

Space: Health Hazards

Since its inception in the 1950s, the nature of the Space Race has been to champion fortitude and mental stability for astronauts—which is quite a problem, granted that sending mankind into space poses an assortment of frightening health and mental hazards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/20·48m 53s

NEW: Space: Space Ethics

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of The Dark Side Of today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Before man ever went into orbit, a host of other species were forced to make the dangerous, and often fatal voyage. And while America was championing the famed Mercury 7 astronauts, NASA was sidelining a slew of qualified females and other, non-white candidates… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/20·50m 53s

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Lisa Nowak Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the stories told in The Dark Side Of, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: By 2004, Lisa Nowak’s friendship with Bill Oefelein had heated up into an extramarital affair. Despite knowing she was risking her marriage and job, Lisa didn’t care. She loved Bill. But when he tried to leave her for a younger woman, Lisa’s love turned into a dangerous obsession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/20·50m 58s

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Lisa Nowak Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the stories told in The Dark Side Of, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: All her life, Lisa Nowak dreamt of becoming an astronaut. She worked tirelessly in pursuit of this goal. And then in 2003, when space flight was just within her grasp, Lisa met fellow astronaut, Bill Oefelein. She had no idea that her relationship with Bill would soon make her risk everything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/20·50m 1s

Space: Operation Paperclip

As World War II drew to a close, the U.S. military began a covert process of trying to extricate Germany's most studious Nazi scientists—in order to bring them to America for contracts on our own nuclear projects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/20·49m 5s

Space: The Space Race

When Apollo 11 reached the moon in 1969, the Space Race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was over. But what were the real motivations behind this arbitrary competition? And who actually reached those first milestones? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/20·48m 10s

Parcast Classic: Peg Entwistle

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! By 1932, budding Hollywood starlet Peg Entwistle had everything: money, a successful Broadway career, accolades, and undeniable charm. But none of that stopped her from throwing herself off the Hollywood sign, and plummeting to her death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/20·57m 38s

Dating: Broken Hearts Syndrome

Love’s demise is inevitable. Death, divorce, or a nasty breakup comes to us all—bringing with it a world of pain, no matter which side you’re on. And for some, this loss can be deadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/20·44m 33s

Dating: Wedding Traditions

Though weddings can often be seen as the final leap on the quest for love, the slew of expectations that come with throwing such a celebration often forces couples to forgo their own needs to please family and friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/20·50m 12s

Dating: Infidelity

It has existed for as long as human history, and yet it remains taboo. From government fines to public humiliation to murder—wandering outside your relationship has always been fraught with danger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/20·49m 47s

Dating: Criminal Couples

From Bonnie and Clyde to more modern iterations, the past century has seen a plethora of corrupt duos—pulling off stunts that range from stupid to lethal. For some lovers, the slogan “us against the world" gets taken to a whole new level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/20·44m 53s

The Dark Side Of… Rewind: Hollywood: The Founding

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of The Dark Side Of that you might have missed!  Once envisioned as a Christian utopia, the land of Hollywood quickly evolved into a place of crime and debauchery. When the film industry infiltrated the quiet community in the early 1900s, it brought with it a world of chaos and anarchy—wild enough that its impact would change our cultural history forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/20·46m 34s

Dating: Stalking

As of 2011, it’s estimated that one out of every six women in the United States has been a victim of stalking. It’s a chilling behavior that can follow both casual dates and long term relationships alike. And stalkers don’t just terrorize victims—they wreak havoc on their families too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/20·47m 49s

Dating: Valentine’s Day

It’s a date steeped in erotic history and obligatory mating rituals. For many it induces feelings of panic or loneliness. You can try to ignore it, but come February 14th, love will be in the air. Or sometimes, revenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/20·45m 3s

Dating: Scams

From emotional fraud to financial ruin, romance has a long relationship with deceit. Nothing has made this pairing stronger than modern technological developments—making the innocent search for love chock-full of swindlers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/20·46m 46s

Dating: Dating Game Shows

Since their inception in the 1960s, dating game shows have enthralled millions of viewers. And as the stakes have risen over the years with bigger and better trips and prizes, it’s no wonder we’ve remained hooked—despite the fact that they rarely lead to happily ever after. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/20·53m 23s

Dating: Internet Dating

Methods for finding your "perfect match" have become far more efficient in the 21st century with the invention of internet dating. While the rise of online matchmaking and app culture has opened up numerous doors for singles, it's also unleashed a minefield of unexpected pitfalls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/20·49m 13s

Dating: Finding “The One”

Dating is celebrated as the natural and necessary path toward love, stability, and family—all things that humanity has held dear for centuries. Complaints about a bad first date are usually tempered by the knowledge that it’s all worth it in the end...but the search for "the one" can have terrible consequences.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/20·42m 29s

Holidays: Y2K

Starting as an ominous warning from technology experts, public concern around the Y2K bug soon outstripped the initial predictions and grew into full-blown hysteria. Some even claimed that New Years Eve of 1999 would be the end of civilization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/19·49m 44s

Holidays: Krampus

The goat-like demon known as Krampus embodies the dark, unspoken truth of the year’s most cheerful holiday—that children will only be rewarded with candy and treats if they are good. Otherwise…they will be punished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/19·45m 18s

Holidays: Saturnalia

Christmas - a time for carols, presents, mistletoe and...animal sacrifice? This week, we explore the ancient pagan festival that led to many Christmas traditions we hold dear - and others that are best forgotten. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/19·47m 52s

Holidays: The True Story of Hanukkah

There is much more to the story of Hanukkah than eight nights of celebration and prayer. The actual history of the Maccabee rebellion and the creation of Hanukkah is a tale of war between Greeks and Jews, ending with thousands dead on both sides.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/19·45m 6s

Holidays: The Deadly Non-Emergency

On Christmas Eve in 1913, miners and their families were having a massive party in an Italian cultural hall in Michigan. Everything was fine until someone shouted, "fire!" Panic took hold, and in the end, a cruel ruse was discovered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/19·47m 39s

Holidays: Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving, millions of shoppers flock to malls and department stores to get discounts on all kinds of hot items. It’s the height of capitalism. While retailers make billions of dollars in sales, customers have been trampled, stabbed, pepper-sprayed or shot, all in the name of getting the best deals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/19·46m 16s

Holidays: The Merhige Family Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, 2009, 35-year-old Paul Merhige opened fire during a family gathering. He killed four people and injured two more in what’s come to be known by many as “The Merhige Family Slaughter.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/19·43m 42s

Holidays: The First Thanksgiving

The history of the most American of all holidays is much like the country it is founded on: rustic, optimistic… and built on centuries of bloodshed. In reality, this mythologized 1621 meal was a harvest celebration that took place in between two horrible periods of callous genocide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/19·51m 55s

Holidays: Veterans Day

Most agree that we should respect those who have served in war. But few remember a time when the goal of November 11th was to prevent war altogether. Armistice Day, the original Veterans Day, has been twisted from a day honoring peace to one that glorifies fighting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/19·51m 38s

Holidays: Trick or Treating

Despite the dangers that lurk on Halloween, we send our children out to ask for candy from strangers. Unknowns who could have thoughts of mischief, or worse, on their minds... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/19·46m 53s

Holidays: Druid Halloween

Many know of Halloween’s ancient pagan origins, but few know the details. Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival, featured familiar traditions such as carving and costumes. But there was a potentially darker aspect—one that included human sacrifice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/19·53m 44s

Holidays: Hashtagged & Branded

Christmas. Valentine’s Day. National Dessert Day? The idea that consumerism drives the holiday season is nothing new, but the extent of the connection may run deeper than we realize.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/19·49m 22s

Holidays: Season of Stress

Though our favorite celebrations throughout the year are supposed to be a time of joy and love, they are often anything but. The pressures to travel, spend money, and take time off can have deadly consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/19·46m 58s

Coming Soon: The Dark Side Of… Holidays

We are excited to announce our next season of The Dark Side Of will aim to uncover the most dastardly stories associated with the winter holiday season. Halloween candy tampering, psychological stress, overspending, and more will be covered this season on The Dark Side Of, starting Monday, October 7. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/19·2m 8s

Music: Gloomy Sunday, Rezső Seress

In 1933, Hungarian composer Rezso Seress and lyricist Laszlo Javor released "Gloomy Sunday," which soon came to be known as The Hungarian Suicide Song thanks to the 200 cases of suicide that were linked to the tune's release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/19·43m 50s

Music: Selena, The Queen of Tejano Music

Breaking into the spotlight at the age of fifteen, Selena Quintanilla was constantly under the watchful eye of her strict father-turned-manager, stereotype-driven record labels, and possessive fans. Through it all, Selena willfully fought for control of her own life - and the consequences would turn deadly. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/19·49m 57s

Music: Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd

Syd Barrett's creative vision propelled Pink Floyd from the underground into the mainstream. But the demands of fame quickly became too much. Eventually, he was cast out of the band he helped create, and sadly didn't get the help he needed until late in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/19·52m 34s

Music: Jackie Wilson, Mr. Excitement

One of the genre's first crossover R&B and Rock 'n' Roll stars, Wilson wowed audiences on-stage from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s. But Wilson was beholden to his passions for drugs, sex, and rage - vices that would destroy him. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/19·50m 3s

Music: Morris Levy, Louis Armstrong, Jazz & the Mafia

When Prohibition went into effect in 1920, New York City's nightlife was thrust underground. Liquor production was taken over by bootleggers. Clubs were taken over by mobsters. And jazz musicians played on the bandstand, with guns literally pointed at their backs. Parcasters - On tomorrow’s episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/19·53m 50s

Music: The 27 Club

When Amy Winehouse passed away in 2011 at the age of 27, she joined a select group of hyper talented musicians who passed away at that young age. But it is not the year 27 that is cursed, but rather a music industry that preys on an individual’s weaknesses and encourages them to be destructive.  Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/19·1h 4m

Hollywood: Shirley Temple, Child Star

One of Hollywood's first child stars, Shirley Temple began her career in 1931 when she was only three years old. She then spent the rest of her youth performing in unsafe conditions, fending off unwanted sexual advances, and even accused of stealing a dead child's soul.  Parcasters - This week on Survival we cover the experiences of two brothers in the Civil War, and the way their lives changed in an instant. Tune in today on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/19·48m 13s

Hollywood: The Hollywood Ten, Tinseltown’s Red Scare

In the 1940s, the Red Scare had everyone on high alert, as whispers of Communist conspiracies swept through Hollywood. When Edward Dmytryk was wrongfully accused of a Communist agenda, he would soon learn that one false move would lose him absolutely everything. Parcasters - Indira Gandhi was gunned down by members of her own security staff. Why was she targeted, and what was the impact? Find out today on Assassinations, available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/19·47m 13s

Hollywood: Eddie Mannix & Howard Strickling, Studio Scandal Fixers

In 1930s Hollywood, Howard Strickling and Eddie Mannix were two of the most powerful men in town. From arranging secret adoptions to covering up murder, they were more than just MGM’s managers, they were The Fixers. Sponsors! Veestro - Visit TryVeestro.com/Dark and try the 6 most popular Veestro meals for just $49! Plus get free shipping on all orders! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/19·56m 11s

Hollywood: The Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Trial

In 1921, Arbuckle was the king of Hollywood. The highest-paid actor of the day, surpassing even the likes of Charlie Chaplin. But one booze-filled, wayward hotel party would leave Arbuckle accused of murder, as every friend he had in town abandoned him to a media feeding frenzy.  Sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code DARK to get three cups FREE in your first box! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/19·54m 58s

Hollywood: Peg Entwistle, "The Hollywoodland Sign Girl"

By 1932, budding Hollywood starlet Peg Entwistle had everything: money, a successful Broadway career, accolades, and undeniable charm. But none of that stopped her from throwing herself off the Hollywood sign, plummeting to her death. Parcasters - Bob Champion was an accomplished jockey when we was diagnosed with cancer, his journey gives a new meaning to getting back on the horse. Listen to this new episode of Survival on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/19·57m 38s

Hollywood: Johnny Stompanato & Lana Turner, The Gangster and The Film Star

After a childhood struggle with poverty, 16-year-old Lana Turner became a world famous movie star in 1937, praised for her grace, and talent. Her public life seemed like a fairy tale, but over the next 20 years, her private life was plagued with toxic relationships.  Sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code DARK to get three cups FREE in your first box! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/19·1h 2m

Hollywood: Rose Thompson Hovick, Stage Mother

Before Toddlers in Tiaras, there were the mothers of Vaudeville in the early 1910s, Rose Thompson Hovick had her dreams of stardom cut short, and became obsessed with turning her own children into stars. Parcasters - Theodosia Burr Alston is more than a character in a song from Hamilton! Find out about her life and mysterious disappearance this week on Gone! Available now at parcast.com/gone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/19·54m 34s

Hollywood: The Murder of William Desmond Taylor

Taylor's murder in 1922 and ensuing scandals about his sex life, involvement and drugs, and rumored mistresses was enough to cause a rift between Hollywood and the rest of the country, and send movie studios scrambling to cover up the culprit. Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new show!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/19·52m 49s

Hollywood: The Founding

Once envisioned as a Christian utopia, the land of Hollywood quickly evolved into a place of crime and debauchery. When the film industry infiltrated the quiet community in the early 1900s, it brought with it a world of chaos and anarchy. Wild enough that its impact would change our cultural history forever.  Sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code DARK to get three cups FREE in your first box! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/19·46m 35s

Welcome to The Dark Side Of...

Follow us as we shine a light on the most beloved events, cultural touchstones, and institutions in history. The Dark Side Of will consist of miniseries covering Hollywood, the American Presidency, Music, Dating, Sports, and more! This Parcast Original will dive deep into the unknown and overlooked histories behind everything we hold most dear. The Dark Side Of... premieres Monday, May 20th.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/19·1m 57s
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