The Killing of Marilyn Monroe

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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good. To see how we use your data, visit

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Chapter Six: The Tangled Web
The Kennedys,&nbsp; the&nbsp; Mob,&nbsp; and the&nbsp; FBI.&nbsp; Marilyn Monroe’s&nbsp; affair&nbsp; with&nbsp; JFK&nbsp; –&nbsp; as&nbsp; well&nbsp; as&nbsp; with brother&nbsp; Bobby&nbsp; –&nbsp; would prove to be a defining&nbsp; feature&nbsp; of&nbsp; her&nbsp; life&nbsp; –&nbsp; and death.&nbsp; It&nbsp; put&nbsp; her&nbsp; at&nbsp; the&nbsp; center&nbsp; of&nbsp; a triangulated&nbsp; power&nbsp; struggle&nbsp; between&nbsp; the&nbsp; President,&nbsp; Hoover’s&nbsp; FBI , and&nbsp; the Mob.<br><br><strong>Upstart: </strong>Find out how low your rate is at <a href=";utm_campaign=MONROE&amp;utm_source=podcast"></a>.<br><br> <strong>Best Fiends: </strong>Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 23, 2019
Chapter Five: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
This chapter examines Marilyn’s marriages and (many) sexual partners – including Sinatra’s gang, mobster Sam Giancana, psychiatrist Ralph Greenson, and the two most powerful men in America at the time.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;<strong>Away:&nbsp;</strong>For $20 off a suitcase, visit <a href=""></a> and use promo code MONROE at checkout.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 16, 2019
Introducing EPSTEIN: Devil in the Darkness
<em>From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood and The Killing of Marilyn Monroe comes EPSTEIN: Devil in the Darkness, a shocking new 12-part series that dives deep into the life – and death – of socialite-turned-sex-criminal Jeffrey Epstein.</em><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 12, 2019
Chapter Four: A Global Pin-Up
The glory years: during which Marilyn not only made a succession of smash hit movies, but also enjoyed relationships with a series of high profile men – including Sinatra and his rat pack buddy Peter Lawford. By the time of her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she was perhaps the most famous – and most lusted after – woman on the planet.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 09, 2019
Chapter Three: A Star Is Born
In this chapter we examine how Marilyn finally escaped the life of poverty, abuse, and abandonment she was born into – and how she wasn’t averse to using whatever weapons were in her formidable armory to help achieve her dream of making it big in Tinseltown.&nbsp; With spectacular effect.&nbsp; From her early modeling career to getting a break in Hollywood, bleaching her hair blonde and changing her name – as Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe.&nbsp; The roles were small, until she utilized the “casting couch," becoming the lover first of influential Fox exec Joseph Schenck and then Johnny Hyde, VP of William Morris.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 02, 2019
Chapter Two: A Fractured Childhood
In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships – including with the first husband that history has mostly forgotten. <br><br><strong>Upstart: </strong>Find out how low your rate is at <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 26, 2019
Chapter One: Marilyn – A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine
She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden.<br><br>Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power struggle between the President of the United States, his Attorney General brother, the highest levels of the Mafia, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI, Frank Sinatra, and America’s hidden Communist threat.<br><br>The woman who had used her sexuality to hold sway over men her whole life was ultimately undone by her choice of lovers – and become little more than a puppet in their deadly schemes against one another.<br><br>&nbsp;<strong>Care/of: </strong>Visit <a href=""></a> and use promo code KILLING to get 25% off your first order. <br><br> <strong>Away: </strong>Get $20 off a suitcase at <a href=""></a>, using promo code MONROE at checkout.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 19, 2019
Introducing The Killing of Marilyn Monroe
<em>The Killing of Marilyn Monroe is an explosive new 12-part podcast from the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. Marilyn Monroe’s name, beauty and legend is still as iconic today as the night she died 57 years ago. But unlike the legacy of her stardom, shadowy conspiracies and unanswered questions continue to linger over what happened in the hours, days and weeks before the blonde bombshell took her final breath, naked on her bed and surrounded by a deadly cocktail of prescription pills. The coroners verdict: “Probable suicide”. Yet many believe it was murder. This original 12-part series investigates the secret life Marilyn hid from the world, juggling affairs with Rat Pack crooners, President's men and mob bosses… and chronicling every encounter in her infamous “Red Diary”. Some say she knew too much, got in too deep, became a threat to the most powerful and dangerous men in America. For the first time, and in unprecedented detail, The Killing of Marilyn Monroe will uncover exactly what she knew – and what it cost her. The series premieres on 8/19/19.</em><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 12, 2019