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Bonaparte

Imperative Entertainment and Vespucci

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'Best Podcasts of 2022' - Paste Magazine It’s been 25 years since Anne Champion’s friend was killed, but the case was never solved. When Anne, now a prominent Manhattan attorney, gets an unexpected phone call from an old friend, it compels her to return to Iowa, her childhood home, to try and piece together the events around Laura Van Wyhe’s mysterious death.
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In the Red Clay

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Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. A chance meeting one spring day unravels the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way. "A wild tale of moonshine, murder, and mayhem" - Vulture 2021 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Limited Series
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Devil Town

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Fear and hysteria grip the small town of Gilmer, Texas, when the search for missing teenager Kelly Wilson takes a series of bizarre and shocking turns. Thirty years later, journalist Wes Ferguson returns home to uncover what really happened to Kelly, who has never been found, in this wild, 11-episode true crime podcast. "A thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding Wilson's disappearance and the ensuring hysteria that engulfed Gilmer" - Longview News-Journal Devil Town is a produc ...
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Raven

Imperative Entertainment & Life is My Movie Entertainment

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Robert Kraft, better known as Raven, has run on the oceanfront sands of Miami’s South Beach every day since January 1, 1975. Many have marveled at this feat over the years and all have the same question… Why?
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Producing While Asian

Press Play Podcasts, Don Mike Mendoza, Chase Smith

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Step into the vibrant world of entertainment with "Producing While Asian," where host Don Mike Mendoza leads captivating conversations with producers, production staff, and notable personalities who identify as Asian, Asian American, BIPOC, or allies supporting the BIPOC community. Drawing from his tenure as Executive Producer of LA TI DO Productions, Don Mike delves into insightful interviews, sharing stories and perspectives that uplift the voices and creations of the BIPOC community in th ...
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Gangster House

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Mike Thevis was the son of Greek immigrants, living the American Dream in 1970s Atlanta. He was married and had five kids. He owned one of the largest homes in Atlanta, full of fine art and exquisite furnishings. He built a highly successful business empire. But Thevis made many enemies along the way. This is the story of Mike Thevis, family man, and one of the most notorious criminals you’ve never heard of.
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In the Land of Lies

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Sean Kipe tells the story of former Georgia police officer Michael Chapel, convicted of the 1993 robbery and brutal murder of Emogene Thompson and sentenced to life in prison. However, with the recent surfacing of new information, Chapel’s story may have taken a dramatic turn – one that could potentially prove his innocence. Kipe takes a deep dive into Chapel’s past to find the unbelievable truth behind a story that involves corrupt police officers, crime rings, drug trafficking, steroids, a ...
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The Agent

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2022 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Documentary Limited Series and Specials. The Agent is the remarkable true story of Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program operated during the height of the Cold War. Barsky hid in plain sight in America for 10 years, all the while leading dual lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. On one fateful day, he was confronted with an impossible choice. The Agent is a production of Imperative Entertainment in association with ...
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Fox Hunter

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The murder of 18-year-old Rhonda Sue Coleman in 1990 has been a thorn in the side of the small community of Hazlehurst, GA for over 30 years. No arrests, no answers, and no justice. The family, friends and townspeople have never let go of the hope of finally getting the answers they so desperately seek. Fox Hunter is a 10-episode series with new episodes publishing Tuesday mornings.
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TRUE

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TRUE features the often weird but always true stories of strange events and unforgettable moments. Each episode explores unusual, obscure, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy stories. Stories that are so bizarre that you won’t believe that they’re real… but they are, because, yeah, they’re TRUE. New episodes published every Tuesday morning.
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The Cost of Happiness: Tony Hsieh

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Billionaire Zappos founder and tech CEO Tony Hsieh was obsessed with happiness and helping people achieve it. After running “the world’s happiest company” for two decades, Hsieh created his experimental community — The Downtown Project — dedicated to pursuing happiness. But what do Tony's life and death reveal about Silicon Valley’s obsession with re-imagining how society functions? "A gripping tale" - The Guardian The Cost Of Happiness is reported and hosted by Nastaran Tavakoli-Far. It is ...
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American Coyote

Imperative Entertainment and Pegalo Pictures

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Between 1987 and 2001, one American crossed over 1000 migrants from Mexico into the United States, using a variety of wild, comical and harrowing schemes to outwit authorities on both sides of the border. This is the story of a legendary man and unlikely hero, Elden Kidd, who supported his family of five as a Coyoté and gave countless others a chance at a better life.
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Standoff

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Standoff follows Fred Gómez Carrasco, a drug cartel kingpin and orchestrator of the 1974 Huntsville, Texas, prison siege. The siege was one of the most infamous hostage crises in American history and played out in dramatic fashion over eleven days, all in front of a terrified national audience. One hundred hours of audio containing the actual hostage negotiations and the deadly shoot-out tell the story like never before. "Journalist Wes Ferguson... weaves a fascinating yarn using new intervi ...
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The Baron of Botox

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Over two decades, Dr. Fredric Brandt went from a small dermatology practice in Miami to being Madonna's personal skincare consultant and the go-to for public figures desperate to stave off aging. His clients loved him. Fashion magazines profiled him. But as Brandt continued to build his empire—a best-selling product line, pristine homes in New York and Miami, and an absurd modern art collection—he was slowly becoming addicted to his own product. Popular speculation has it that it was Martin ...
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The Syndicate

Imperative Entertainment and Foxtopus Ink

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Buried cash. DEA moles. Sibling rivalries. Skydiving planes. Fast cars. And an exploding hash lab. A group of college friends took advantage of Colorado’s medical marijuana laws to create one of the longest, most lucrative smuggling runs in U.S. history. But when a drug mule flipped, the whole enterprise came crashing down— and revealed how the marijuana black market is not just evolving in the era of legal weed, but thriving.New episodes publish Tuesday mornings.
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The World Beneath

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The first-ever series that defines and exposes the true nature of the underworld: a second economy of dirty money, born from the intersection of organized crime and intelligence operations. They are twin heads of this realm, and they have never been separated. This is the world of MOBSTERS & SPIES.
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Boomtown

Imperative Entertainment and Texas Monthly

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In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and fro ...
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The Paddlefish Caviar Heist

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"Best True Crime Podcast" Nominee, 2023 Ambies Warsaw, Missouri, is a small, rural town of just over 2,000 people in the American Midwest. Locally it’s known as the “quiet end of the Lake of the Ozarks.” Very few realize that it’s the paddlefish capital of the world. But when a new group arrived driving flashy, imported cars and dropping hundreds of dollars on bait and tackle, the town became the setting for an undercover federal sting operation tasked with bringing down a suspected internat ...
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Operation Morning Light

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"Best Podcasts of 2022" - Financial Times On a January night in 1978, a white light burned through the sub-Arctic sky. It was Cosmos 954, a nuclear-powered Soviet espionage satellite that had malfunctioned and fallen to earth. As the satellite disintegrated, it scattered dangerously radioactive debris across the vast traditional lands of the Dene, Métis, and Inuit in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Operation Morning Light tells the story of the Cosmos 954 disaster, its impact on the lan ...
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American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally

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Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.Am ...
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Elizabeth the First

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In a world where “influence” equals follower counts and likes, there was one woman who, over the course of her career and half a century before, defined the meaning of influence and transformed its power. She went the distance by living a remarkable life beyond the dazzle - breaking ground as the first true influencer. Her name? Elizabeth Taylor. Narrated by Katy Perry, Elizabeth the First is a 10-episode podcast series exploring the life of Elizabeth Taylor as Hollywood icon, mother, wife, ...
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Meet Georgina Pazcoguin, “The Rogue Ballerina” who became New York City Ballet’s first Asian American female soloist in 2013. Join her as she chats with our host Don Mike Mendoza about her love of ballet, being a producer on “Here Lies Love”, and the effects of late-stage capitalism on the theater industry. Stay up to date about all of our guests a…
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Meet Rob Laqui, a Tony Award-winning producer who worked on shows like “A Strange Loop”, “Hadestown”, and “Here Lies Love”. He talks with our host Don Mike Mendoza about transitioning from performing to producing, increasing diversity in the theatre industry, and his work on stage and behind the scenes of “Here Lies Love”. Stay up to date about all…
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Our host Don Mike Mendoza welcomes listeners back to Producing While Asian for Season 3! He shares some personal stories about what he’s been up to since Season 2 like expanding LA TI DO Productions to 7 cities across the US, making his off-Broadway producer debut in the play “Hazing U”, producing the “Mr. DC: The Man of the District” pageant, rele…
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Introducing: The Set It’s the crack era.The most violent time in New York City history. The NYPD is fighting a losing battle and instead of protecting the city from drug dealers, some police officers have become them. This is the never-before told, first-person documentary of the biggest police corruption scandal in NYPD history and the investigati…
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Cover Up is a series of investigative stories that take us on a journey into a world of subterfuge and secrecy - a world where the truth is concealed under a blanket of lies. From corrupt individuals to clandestine institutions, Cover Up exposes deceit, deception and the abuse of power. Season one uncovers the story of The Ministry of Secrets, one …
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Cover Up is a series of investigative stories that take us on a journey into a world of subterfuge and secrecy - a world where the truth is concealed under a blanket of lies. From corrupt individuals to clandestine institutions, Cover Up exposes deceit, deception and the abuse of power. Season one uncovers the story of The Ministry of Secrets, one …
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Cover Up is a series of investigative stories that take us on a journey into a world of subterfuge and secrecy - a world where the truth is concealed under a blanket of lies. From corrupt individuals to clandestine institutions, Cover Up exposes deceit, deception and the abuse of power. Season one uncovers the story of The Ministry of Secrets, one …
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Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
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Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
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Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
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Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
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Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
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Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
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The feverish excitement around The Downtown Project begins to give way to frustration, confusion, and disappointment. Tony's utopian vision is concealing something toxic. And it isn’t just businesses and investors at stake. All of a sudden, so are people’s lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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When you talk about investing millions in a neglected city, buying up old buildings, funding small businesses and startups, and creating the happiest community on earth, people listen. So it’s no surprise that word quickly spreads about Tony Hsieh’s grand plans and the pilgrimages to Vegas begin. But will Tony’s utopia prevail? Or will the qualitie…
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Flush with cash from his sale of Zappos to Amazon, Tony Hsieh is writing big checks. He has some 350 million dollars to invest — and just a year into this bold experiment in social engineering, his efforts to transform downtown Vegas into the happiest place on earth seem to be well underway. Did his vision for a tech utopia really work wonders on t…
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Here’s your special preview episode of the new series Elizabeth the First – about the remarkable life of Elizabeth Taylor. In our preview, Elizabeth Taylor overcomes unthinkable loss and rises as the biggest movie star on the planet. She uses this power to negotiate a legendary payday for her leading role as CLEOPATRA. All eyes are now on Elizabeth…
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In July 2009, a man sells a company for $1.2 billion dollars — a company he’s spent the past decade building, and one that has revolutionized how we buy things on the internet. At just 35 years old, he’s instantly among the world’s richest people. But he sees himself as so much more than a business mogul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod…
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Here’s your special preview episode of the new series Elizabeth the First – about the remarkable life of Elizabeth Taylor. In this preview, we learn how Elizabeth’s ambitious spirit was unmistakable early in life. The relationship with her parents and the push into the glamour and prestige of Hollywood collided with the reality of a male-dominated …
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Here’s your special preview episode of the new series Elizabeth the First – about the remarkable life of Elizabeth Taylor. In our preview, Elizabeth Taylor meets Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra. And the rest is Hollywood History. Headline News says ‘I love Elizabeth the First’ and the Toronto Star says the podcast is ‘sumptuously produced’. …
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Josh thought he’d found a tech utopia — but then reality hit. This is a story about one man’s quest to transform a city, and the world, through his particular vision of happiness. It’s about the people who were seduced by that vision. And the people who were left behind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Here’s your special preview episode of the new series Elizabeth the First – about the remarkable life of Elizabeth Taylor. In our preview, Elizabeth Taylor overcomes unthinkable loss and rises as the biggest movie star on the planet. She uses this power to negotiate a legendary payday for her leading role as CLEOPATRA. All eyes are now on Elizabeth…
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Here’s your special preview episode of the new series Elizabeth the First – about the remarkable life of Elizabeth Taylor. In this preview, we learn how Elizabeth’s ambitious spirit was unmistakable early in life. The relationship with her parents and the push into the glamour and prestige of Hollywood collided with the reality of a male-dominated …
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We look back on all we’ve learned from Elizabeth Taylor - a true original. Her life story is the lesson book on Influence - across social, political, cultural, creative and entrepreneurial causes – making no apologies for any of it along the way. How did she do it? What drove Elizabeth Taylor from her earliest years as a child actor to her last day…
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A massive operation is launched to recover pieces of Cosmos 954. In Snowdrift, a police officer and his partner are tasked with guarding a large chunk discovered in the tundra—an assignment that will change their lives forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Imperative Entertainment and Vespucci
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