What role do spiritual and wellness rituals play in our fast-paced, secular world? Join journalist-turned-guinea pig Nelufar Hedayat as she tries a new ritual in every episode. From following the Muslim call to prayer to sacred readings of Harry Potter, Nelufar dives in with the help of a different spiritual guide each week to see if these practices can actually make us feel better.
Innocent people are getting murdered. Lawyers live in safehouses, and a princess is in hiding. This is Europe today—it just might be the world’s next narco-state. Over the past decade, the historic European ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have turned into global gateways for cocaine. Think Miami in the 1980s — but with even more drugs, and much shittier weather. In this six-part podcast series from Project Brazen, host Mitchell Prothero explores Europe’s cocaine crisis through the dramatic stories of cartel leaders, cops, journalists, and the victims caught in the middle. From RPG attacks on newspaper offices to the slaughter of entire families, the war on drugs has arrived on Europe’s shores. And a lot of people are making a lot of dirty money. Reporting from Antwerp and Amsterdam, Project Brazen goes deep inside this crazy under-reported story. Welcome to the hidden world of cocaine.
The inside story of the deals that changed the world, as told by the people who know how it all went down.
The Closer returns this summer with six dramatic new stories of groundbreaking deals. An epic fight from soccer’s biggest stars, a private equity redemption story, the end of a toy empire, and so much more.
Go backstage with Prince at the Super Bowl, The Rolling Stones as they face off with the Pope in Cuba, and Michael Jackson as he escapes to Bangkok amid a media frenzy.
In Night of Show, accomplished concert promoter Adam Wilkes joins music industry legends as they share behind-the-scenes stories about the pressures superstar artists faced when staging some of their biggest performances.
Co-hosted by Adam and Tom Wright, a NYT bestselling author, Night of Show gives listeners a backstage pass to never-before-heard stories about the biggest names in pop and rock!
For 50 years, Douglas Latchford was the world’s premier expert on Cambodian art, supplying priceless statues to Western museums and rich collectors. But his fame masked a dirty secret. Douglas had colluded with the Khmer Rouge, a genocidal regime, to loot Cambodia’s entire cultural heritage. As the country descended into bloodshed, Douglas stole almost everything. A network of art world cronies were on hand to help him sell these blood statues, including a senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. When a band of art sleuths get on their case, Douglas and his co-conspirators mount a rearguard action to save themselves. This is a story the art world doesn’t want told. Unlike the Elgin Marbles, and other brewing controversies over stolen art, our story isn’t ancient history. This tale is happening now.
Was it mass delusion or an attack? It’s been more than five years since U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials began experiencing a range of debilitating symptoms, from dizziness, to nausea, to disorientation. One common experience: hearing a mysterious high-pitched sound. Hosted by writer and journalist Nicky Woolf, The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome dives deep into an unfolding global mystery – the bizarre illness, principally affecting American diplomats and spies, which has come to be known as “Havana Syndrome.” We’ll hear from the cast of characters who inhabit this world; scientists, doctors, government officials, and victims, traveling from Washington, D.C. to London, to the streets of Havana – and, with their help, begin to piece the evidence together. What we uncover is the thrilling possibility that all the explanations might be true at the same time — the weapon, the hysteria, and even fraud.
Corinna and the King is the unbelievable true story of a love affair that brought the Spanish royal family to its knees. When Corinna, a worldly and well-connected businesswoman, fell in love with Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain, he seemed too big to fail. Their secret romance stretched across continents, but its unraveling would open a window into a dangerous world of greed, corruption, and crime. Vast pools of hidden wealth; international espionage and conspiracy; scandal, elephant hunting, and unstoppable lust…all tracing back to one of the most secretive royalties in the world.
People Like Us is a pathbreaking conversation show hosted by award winning journalist Kim Ghattas, bringing people together to connect the dots between today’s Middle East and the world, how it works and why it matters to everyone, wherever they are.
In the first season of the show, Kim talks to film makers, activists, authors, refugees, politicians, even a sexologist, exploring a pressing theme in every episode, from Roe v. Wade to impunity in Syria and Ukraine, bringing a fresh, distinctive perspective on current events, as well socio-economic and cultural trends. Anchored in Kim’s home city of Beirut, the show pushes the envelope by discussing the big questions, uncovering surprising connections and the powerful personal stories of the speakers, doers, movers and shakers from across the region, as well as ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It will unpack the key issues that matter in the Arab world but resonate with a global audience, connecting the dots that bind people everywhere, from Beirut to Belfast, from Kabul to Hong Kong.
People Like Us is the show that makes sense of the Middle East and the world.
On August 15, 2021, the Taliban regained control of Kabul, nearly 20 years after Coalition Forces had cast them out of power. The takeover sent shockwaves throughout the country and the international community. It forced thousands of Afghans to leave their old lives behind and embark on a hellish journey for survival.
In this gripping, eight-episode narrative brought to you by Project Brazen, Afghans themselves will tell you how it happened. You’ll hear how they maneuvered their way through panicked crowds, waded through sewage in desperate attempts to get into the Kabul airport, withstood beatings and torture, and finally, if they were lucky, boarded a flight to the unknown.
This is the story of a home ripped apart — and of a courageous new beginning.
An explosive tale about the defense contractor who bribed navy officers with cash, prostitutes and luxury items in return for multi-million-dollar deals. In a PROJECT BRAZEN ORIGINALS nine-part podcast, with exclusive access to Fat Leonard himself, we reveal the true story of the misogynistic men at the heart of the Navy and the brave women who brought them down.