The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

By Wondery

We now know that Jeffrey Epstein was a sexual predator. He was also accused of fraud, embezzlement, coercion and more. But for most of his life, he was a mystery to the public, and to many of the people who knew him. In this six part series, we peel back the layers of Epstein’s life to detail his financial and sexual crimes, and his network of enablers, with original reporting and interviews. From humble beginnings, Epstein came to amass significant wealth which he used to buy sex, social status, silence, even justice —until money wasn’t enough. From Wondery (“Dirty John”, “The Shrink Next Door”), and hosted by Lindsay Graham (“American Scandal”).


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Episodes

Update: What Is Ghislaine Maxwell Hiding? | 8

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”
15/07/2028m 47s

Wondery Presents Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

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.
01/07/206m 9s

Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

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.
17/06/204m 39s

Introducing Hope in Darkness

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.
27/05/209m 4s

Introducing Motive for Murder

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.
07/05/204m 0s

Introducing Even the Rich

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.
02/04/206m 55s

Introducing Joe Exotic: Tiger King

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.
24/03/205m 41s

Update: Following the Money | 8

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”
17/03/2032m 2s

Introducing The Dating Game Killer

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.
05/03/208m 14s

Introducing Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein | 8

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.
31/01/207m 14s

Introducing Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman

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
16/01/208m 34s

Introducing Blood Ties

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
17/12/1911m 41s

Introducing Detective Trapp

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
19/11/198m 32s

An Inside Look at the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal | 8

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.
12/11/1936m 25s

Unraveling the Epstein Mystery | 7

Lindsay Graham talks with Jim Clemente and Laura Richards, hosts of the podcast Real Crime Profile, about Epstein's ties to the intelligence community, his mysterious death, and what comes next for his victims.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.If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, here are some additional resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
05/11/1955m 14s

Alone in a Cell | 6

In the final episode of the six-part series, Epstein eludes justice yet again and leaves behind a trail of unanswered questions.”Muddy Water” is performed by Lucette.And subscribe to "American Scandal" to hear Lindsay Graham's interview 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.”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.If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, here are some additional resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741Support us by supporting our sponsors!Brooklinen — Get10% off and free shipping when you use promo code MME Brooklinen.comRitual — Visit ritual.com/MME to try the reinvented multivitamin and get 10% off during your firs three months
29/10/1937m 11s

Wondery Presents Bad Batch

In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/BadBatchPod
23/10/195m 32s

Second Chances | 5

Jeffrey Epstein is out of jail and intent on rebranding himself. To shed the label of pedophile, he launches a PR offensive targeting the country’s premier institutions, scientists, and philanthropists.”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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends — Engage your brain with fun puzzles by downloading Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google PlayBetter Help — Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/MME
22/10/1927m 26s

Buried Secrets | 4

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.Support 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
15/10/1927m 27s

All Access | 3

Jeffrey Epstein didn't just want money. He craved status. And to get it, he'd use his connections to one billionaire and the daughter of another.”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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Brooklinen — Get 10% off and free shipping by using promo code MME at brooklinen.comBetter Help — Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/MME
08/10/1926m 13s

Poor, Smart, and Desperate | 2

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.Support 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
01/10/1920m 48s

A Free Man | 1

It starts with a schoolyard fight that leads the Palm Beach police to a horrific discovery about Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence is clear. But it will take a newspaper investigation a decade later for the real story to be revealed.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.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for free and let them find the right hire for you at ziprecruiter.com/asThredUP - Get 30% off your first order at thredup.com/mme
01/10/1938m 31s

Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

The Mysterious Mr. Epstein premieres on October 1st.
25/09/193m 5s
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