Our lives can be crazy, but you can take a break from it all with Wondery’s new series, Even the Rich, where co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams pull back the curtain and chat about someone else’s craziness for a change. They tell stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Royals to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). Because as Queen Elizabeth once said, “A good gossip is a wonderful tonic.”
Old School: William Cohan Recalls His Friendship With JFK Jr.
36:31In the late 1970s, when William Cohan was at boarding school, the administration asked him to show a new kid the ropes. That kid’s name? John F. Kennedy Jr. William later wrote a book about their friendship, and he joins us to talk about John’s penchant for partying, his daredevil streak, and the woman he loved.Grab a copy of William’s book, “Four Friends”: https://bookshop.org/books/four-friends-promising-lives-cut-short/9781250070524 Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/eventherichSupport us by supporting our sponsors!The New Yorker - Go to newyorker.com/rich to get twelve weeks of The New Yorker for $6 dollars PLUS a FREE tote bag.Pretty Litter - Visit prettylitter.com and use promo code RICH for 20% off your first order!Coors Seltzer - When you go to coorsseltzer.com you can find Coors Seltzer near you today.
JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette | For Better or Worse
47:57Everything is coming up roses for John. Carolyn said yes to marrying him. George magazine, his passion project, is about to launch. There’s only one thing that can get in the way now — the tabloids. They won’t let The Hunk and his bride-to-be out of their sights, which sends Carolyn into hiding and leaves John struggling to find a way forward.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/eventherichSupport us by supporting our sponsors!ThredUp - Get 30% off your first order at thredup.com/rich.Indeed - You'll get a FREE $75 dollar credit to boost your job post at indeed.com/rich.Butcher Box - Visit butcherbox.com/rich and you can enjoy 2 lobster tails and 2 filet mignons for FREE in your first box.
Wondery presents Kamala: Next In Line
5:26Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/KamalaNextInLineIf she wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history. Harris would be the most significant player to help Joe Biden manage a country in crisis. So who is she?Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment.
JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette | Great Expectations
47:53It seems almost too good to be true. The supernaturally good-looking scion of the Kennedy dynasty meets a smart, ambitious woman and sweeps her off her feet. But behind the scenes, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s relationship is far from a fairy tale. They’re caught between worlds: the life they were trying to build together and the one John inherited. In this episode, John tries to step out from behind his father’s shadow and shake off his mother’s influence. Easier said than done.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App here.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Coors Seltzer - Buy Coors Seltzer and help restore rivers at coorsseltzer.com.Hello Fresh - Visit hellofresh.com/eventherich80 and use code "even the rich 80" to get $80 dollars off your order.Awara - Get $350 off and 100 trees planted when you order your mattress at awarasleep.com and use code "rich".
Chappaquiddick | The Reckoning
40:00Even the moon landing can’t knock the Chappaquiddick scandal out of the headlines, and the longer it stays there, the more iffy Ted’s political future looks. His only hope of getting back into the public’s good graces is to tell them what really happened. But there’s no guarantee they’ll forgive him. In fact, they might not even believe him.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App here. Support us by supporting our sponsors!Ring - Get a special offer on the Ring welcome kit at ring.com/rich.
Chappaquiddick | Dazed and Confused
37:55The morning after the accident, Ted Kennedy is ready to do everything it takes to pretend nothing happened. But when the truth catches up to him, he realizes the only thing to do is face the music ... with the help of the Kennedy family's spin doctors.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App here. Support us by supporting our sponsors!ThredUp - Get an extra 30% off your first order when you go to thredup.com/rich.
Chappaquiddick | The Black Sheep
44:05When Ted Kennedy takes a vacation in the summer of 1969, it’s supposed to be a chance to blow off steam and get away from the crushing pressure of being a Kennedy. But one crashed car and a dead woman later, his trip turns into a scandal that threatens to ruin his family’s legacy. This season, we’re digging into the tragic saga of Chappaquiddick. In this episode, Ted Kennedy goes from baby brother to senator to potential presidential candidate. He flourishes in public, but in private, he flounders.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/eventherichSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Get a FREE 75 dollar credit to boost your job post at indeed.com/rich.
The House of Versace | Molly Young Breaks Down Donatella’s Excessive Vision
37:27In 2018, Molly Young went to Milan to sit down with Donatella Versace. Now, she’s digging out some of her most outrageous memories, including the startling discovery she made in the bathroom at Versace headquarters. Molly is the literary critic at New York Magazine. She’s also the author of “The Things They Fancied,” a zine about rich people’s sick and twisted hobbies.Check out Molly’s zine, “The Things They Fancied” — http://www.youngblanks.com/products/the-things-they-fanciedSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Ring - Go to ring.com/rich to get your special welcome package today!Grubhub - Download the Grubhub app today to get $10 dollars off your order of $30 dollars or more.
The House of Versace | Make It Work
45:45Donatella takes charge, and things start going south. Critics pan her designs. Buyers turn away in droves. Profits plummet. Behind the scenes, her drug use is spiraling out of control. She needs a savior. Enter Elton John.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Thredup - Visit thredup.com/rich to get an extra $30 your first order.Awara - Get $350 dollars off at awarasleep.com when you use code "RICH".
The House of Versace | On the Rocks
41:44The family is coming apart at the seams. Gianni’s spending habits are out of control — which drives his brother, Santo, crazy — and his fights with Donatella are nastier than ever. Gianni makes plans for a sibling-free Versace. But as he’s busy plotting the label’s future, a serial killer is plotting his death.