Power: Don King

Power: Don King

By Sony Music Entertainment

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. Power is a Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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The Secret Lives of the Men Who Plotted to Kidnap the Governor of Michigan

In the Fall of 2020, 14 men were arrested for allegedly conspiring to kidnap the governor of Michigan. Americans were shocked to hear the news of the foiled plot but were left to wonder - what really what happened here? Find out on this season of the award-winning podcast, Chameleon: The Michigan Plot. You’ll eavesdrop in on this group of alleged kidnappers through the actual wire recordings (that have never been heard by the public) from the FBI informant that infiltrated it. Unravel the story behind the headlines on Chameleon: The Michigan Plot, listen now wherever you get your podcasts Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot right now, completely ad-free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/24·5m 10s

Don King | 9. The Roundtable

Panama is joined by friends Tahira Henderson, Corey Wilson, and Jibri Griffin to discuss Don King’s legacy and his impact on sports, entertainment, and the culture.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/22·28m 52s

Don King | 8. Mapp vs Ohio

How did Don King, the numbers runner kingpin, become the first domino to set a major US Supreme Court ruling in motion? We go back to Don King's numbers running past where in 1957, a beef with rivals turns the lives of Don and Cleveland resident Dollree Mapp upside down.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/22·15m 21s

Don King | 7. Only in America

Don King lived out his own American dream but has that dream finally come to an end? How did boxing change because of Don King? And does boxing still even want Don King? Don struggles to find his place in the modern boxing landscape, but he’s not going down without a fight.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/22·30m 59s

Don King | 6. The Unraveling

The dream team of youth and experience, Tyson and King, come undone. When they both fall from grace, will there be the consequences for King that there are for Tyson? And where can he go from there? Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/22·38m 46s

Don King | 5. The Dream

Don King meets his future in Mike Tyson. Tyson is a prodigy, a boxer overflowing with talent and hunger—and he falls early into Don’s orbit. Don gets on board Tyson’s wild ride and they prop each other up, all the way to the top. But when Tyson’s winning streak ends in a way no one expected, Don has to figure out, what happens now?  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/22·37m 43s

Don King | 4. Catch Me if You Can

Don finds himself on the wrong end of the FBI. They set up an undercover operation to take down boxing’s number one promoter, figuring he’ll be able to show them just how deep the mob’s ties go in the boxing world. Who is passing envelopes of cash? Who is rigging things? In this one FBI agent’s quest to clean up the sport, would he be able to make an example of Don King? Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/22·30m 21s

Don King | 3. Never Fall in Love with your Fighter

Don moves on after his first failure and realizes instead of trying to control one fighter, he’s going to control them all. He assembles a whole stable of fighters including Tim Witherspoon. The business side sours fast, and soon Don is getting sued. Even if he walks away unscathed, people are taking notice…  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/22·39m 36s

Don King | 2. The Greatest

Don builds his masterpiece, one of the greatest boxing matches in history, his piece de resistance: The Rumble in the Jungle. But when he tries to capitalize on that success to take over control of The Greatest…well that might not turn out as well as he hoped. Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/22·35m 4s

Don King | 1. Make Me Big

We track Don King’s path to boxing, from a poverty-stricken childhood, to a crime-laden young adulthood, and finally to the moment he enters the arena by attaching himself to greatest fighter of all time. But when you go from the bottom to the top, or at least pretty close, not everyone is happy.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/22·36m 49s

Introducing...Don King

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.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/22·2m 10s

Hugh Hefner | 8. Hefner’s Long Shadow

In the mid 2010s, Hefner’s close friend Bill Cosby faces numerous allegations of sexual assault, and several are directly related to the Playboy Mansion and clubs. Hefner dies just weeks before the #MeToo movement explodes and more women publicly stand up to abuses of power. Hefner may be gone, but a question remains: What does his legacy mean today? Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/21·43m 3s

Hugh Hefner | 7. The Girl Next Door

Holly Madison becomes one of Hefner’s girlfriends when she is 21 years old and stars in a new reality TV show, The Girls Next Door, focused on life in the Playboy Mansion. Hefner’s tactics to control the women in his life become increasingly manipulative, and Madison finds herself trapped in a world quite different from the one presented on screen.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/21·1h 22m

Hugh Hefner | 6. A Child in the Mansion

Jennifer Saginor is the daughter of Hefner’s hard-partying personal physician. She grows up in the mansion, smack in the middle of Playboy’s decadent party scene. Jennifer’s story sheds light on the things Hefner didn’t want people to see, and how he used his power to control the narrative.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/21·39m 56s

Hugh Hefner | 5. When The Party's Over

Hefner retreats into his fake, perfect life in the Playboy Mansion, hoping to escape problems in his business empire and the fallout from the murder of star Playmate Dorothy Stratten. He calls on his daughter, Christie Hefner, to turn things around.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/21·53m 33s

Hugh Hefner | 4. The Limits of Liberation

Hugh Hefner’s world is knocked off its axis when he's targeted by President Nixon’s new war on drugs. Bobbie Arnstein, the Playboy founder’s confidante and close ally, is caught up in the middle. Arnstein's friend Keith Stroup tells the story of her life and death.  Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/21·45m 24s

Hugh Hefner | 3. The Definition of Beauty

The Pubic Wars commence! Hefner faces off against a new rival: Bob Guccione and his scandalous upstart magazine, Penthouse. Superstar Playmate Marilyn Cole describes becoming Playboy’s first full-frontal centerfold. Hefner’s right-hand woman, photo editor Marilyn Grabowski, takes us behind the lens. How did Playboy define beauty? And who was excluded from that standard? Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/21·47m 47s

Hugh Hefner | 2. A Woman’s Worth

Hugh Hefner’s progressive legacy hinges on sexual liberation and anti-racism. As radical feminists confront Hefner on TV and Black people start appearing in Playboy, Hefner’s justice-minded image invites scrutiny. How much of it is just for show—and profit? With Jeannie Bell, one of the first Black women to appear in the magazine; Walter Lowe, Playboy’s first Black editor; and Diane Crothers of the New York Radical Feminist Group. Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/21·50m 35s

Hugh Hefner | 1. How To Sell A Fantasy

How did Hugh Hefner persuade the world to buy into his fantasies? Who was the first girl next door? And what was it really like to work in the glitzy Playboy Clubs at their peak? Power is a Somethin’ Else production with Sony Music Entertainment.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/21·48m 45s

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 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? A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/21·3m 7s

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 Leal-Bennett to find out exactly what happened and what they think of the new allegations against the Maxwells. Were they really bankrupt or was someone helping them hide their fortune? Where will the money trail lead us?  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/21·29m 19s

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 man. Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/21·17m 46s

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 changed the way they see Epstein and Ghislaine. Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/21·31m 23s

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.  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/21·43m 6s

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.  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/21·36m 20s

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?  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/21·32m 38s

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?  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/21·39m 51s

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 hated?  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/21·38m 17s

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.  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/21·32m 14s

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?  Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/21·35m 15s

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 deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favorite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered. From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘Faultline: Bush, Blair & 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. A Somethin' Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Unlock all episodes of Power, ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.   Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Power show page on Apple   Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/21·3m 13s
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