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For 22 years, the JonBenét case has gripped the world, leaving everyone asking the same question: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? The six year old's death shocked the nation. The circumstances surrounding her murder, horrific. Now, for the first time ever, JonBenét Ramsey's father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case. Will they finally track down JonBenét's killer to solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes? The creators of THE KILLING OF MARILYN MONROE and FATAL VOYAGE: THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF NATALIE WOOD bring you THE KILLING OF JONBENÉT: THE FINAL SUSPECTS. The Killing of JonBenét: The Final Suspects is narrated by Danielle Robay. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. 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. 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. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Care/of: Visit TakeCareOf.com and use promo code KILLING to get 25% off your first order. Away: Get $20 off a suitcase at AwayTravel.com/Monroe, using promo code MONROE at checkout. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Upstart: Find out how low your rate is at Upstart.com/Monroe.  Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this chapter we examine how Marilyn finally escaped a 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. With spectacular effect. 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. 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. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marilyn had learned to use her sexuality to great effect. As a 16-year-old, her first marriage (to factory worker Jim Dougherty) helped her escape childhood abuse, and later, she cultivated relationships with powerful Hollywood execs and directors to help kickstart her career. This chapter examines her marriages and sexual partners. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marilyn’s affair with John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby would prove to be the defining feature of her life and death. It put her at the center of a triangulated power struggle between the President, Hoover’s FBI, and the Mob.  Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The days leading up to Marilyn Monroe's death are crucial to understanding why she died. There was the humiliation at a party held by Frank Sinatra and mobster Sam Giancana, the increasing reliance on alcohol and prescription drugs, heightened surveillance by Hoover, and the growing panic from the Kennedys about the contents of her Little Red Book. The men in her life were suddenly invested in the idea of her death… Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Exactly what happened on the night of August 4, 1962? This episode meticulously examines the official version of events – as well as the inconsistencies - that show Marilyn Monroe's death could not have been suicide. The lack of any pill or capsule in her stomach; the absence of vomit; the bruises omitted from the autopsy report; the glass window smashed from inside her room; the four hour gap between her housekeeper finding her body and the arrival of the police… Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The official coroner’s report declared Marilyn Monroe’s death “probable suicide”, but that was just one element in an immense cover-up designed to protect her real killer. From the quick disposal of her organs post-mortem, to the conspiracy of silence of her housekeeper and others close to her, the questions keep coming. How was Marilyn's psychiatrist (and lover) Dr. Ralph Greenson involved? What did J. Edgar Hoover’s – and, separately, PI Fred Otash’s – wire taps capture? Why was that information suppressed? And, most crucially, what happened to Marilyn’s Little Red Book? Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. SimpliSafe: Get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial at SimpliSafe.com/Monroe. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, we examine the various conspiracy theories surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death, investigating each of the suspects one by one. Was it a mob hit ordered by Giancana in order to get at President John F. Kennedy? Was it J Edgar Hoover, desperate to get his hands on Marilyn's Red Book to gain power over the President? Was the CIA, panicked over Marilyn’s ties to Communists and all the information she knew, spurred into silencing her? Or could it even have been the Kennedy's themselves? Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Increasingly concerned about Marilyn Monroe’s erratic behavior and the Kennedy secrets she knew, Bobby Kennedy was sent to LA to control the situation. Whether he turned up at Marilyn’s condo with the intention of killing her will never be known, but when she wouldn’t give up her Red Book, things turned violent. A sedative was administered by Dr. Greenson; it didn’t work. A pillow was placed over Marilyn's head, a shot given, and then a fatal injection directly into her heart. Peter Lawford was called to doctor the scene to look like suicide before the police were called, and the Kennedy cover-up operation swung into action. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A round-up of the entire series and a look at what action has taken place in the 57 years since Marilyn Monroe's murder, including the 1982 “threshold investigation” and the multitude of books since. The subsequent lives and deaths of JFK, RFK, Giancana, Hoover, Greenson, Sinatra, and Lawford will also be examined for clues. Finally, we ask: is the mounting evidence and newly-released FBI files incentive for the LA County DA’s office to reinvestigate the death of Hollywood’s most tragic star? Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE. SimpliSafe: Visit SimpliSafe.com/MONROE to get free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this preview, The Generation Why Podcast revisits the case of Holly Bobo. In 2011, 20-year-old Holly Bobo was about to leave her house to take an exam to complete her nursing degree when her neighbors heard a scream. Her brother looked outside and thought she was arguing with her boyfriend. After speaking with his mother, he learned that her boyfriend is out of town and that the man with her is a stranger. By the time Clint Bobo understood the danger she was in, it was too late. She and the strange man disappeared into the woods, and Holly Bobo would never be seen alive again. Generation Why hosts Justin and Aaron first discussed this case in 2016, and since then, Zach Adams was convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Holly.  Check out new episodes of The Generation Why Podcast at wondery.fm/killingof_genwhy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For 22 years, the JonBenét case has gripped the world, leaving everyone asking the same question: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Now, for the first time ever, JonBenét Ramsey's father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case. Will they finally track down JonBenét's killer to solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes?    Look out for a round table analysis from the experts and investigators on the case on December 16th and the series premiere on December 23rd. Subscribe now to join the journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this special behind the scenes episode of The Killing Of JonBenet: The Final Suspects, the audience is brought into the inner circle of the investigative team as they listen into a production meeting at the onset of the project. Executive Producers Dylan Howard and Matt Sprouse talk to investigative reporters Doug Longhini and Doug Montero, as well as the mysterious internet expert known only as Jameson, about the upcoming investigation that will utilize deceased lead detective Lou Smit’s list of uncleared suspects. If you have information that could help our investigators and the Ramseys identify JonBenet’s killer, please email us at tips@justiceforjonbenet.com Away: Learn more at AwayTravel.com/RAMSEY. Native: Get 20% off your first purchase at NativeDeodorant.com with promo code KILLING. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/RAMSEY. SimpliSafe: Take advantage of limited time holiday savings and get a free HD security camera at SimpliSafe.com/JBR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Patsy Ramsey found a two-and-a-half page ransom note on the morning of December 26th, 1996 demanding $118,000 for the return of her six-year-old daughter JonBenet, in a state of shock and disbelief, she searched the child’s empty bedroom and called 911. Within minutes, police, family and friends filled the house. Who would kidnap this adorable, beloved child? Hours later, father John was told to search again to see if anything was “amiss”. He went to the basement and opening the door made a grisly discovery. BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/JBR for 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We address in detail all of the evidence against John, Patsy and Burke Ramsey. Could one – or perhaps all of them – be responsible for JonBenet’s death? We hear arguments from those convinced of their guilt…as well as detailed evidence from investigators who believe they are victims of police harassment, cover-ups, and a 23 year smear campaign. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/ramsey. SimpliSafe: Get free shipping plus a money-back guarantee at SimpliSafe.com/jbr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In an exclusive interview, John Ramsey tells all about the worst morning of his life, as well as new details about the family life he, Patsy, JonBenet and son Burke enjoyed… and the decades of suspicion he has endured as prime suspect for the killing of his daughter. He will address the inconsistencies in his own accounts of that Christmas night and Boxing Day, and outline his own efforts to find JonBenet’s killer. Zola: Sign up at Zola.com/ramsey to get your free personalized paper sample and use code SAVE50 to get 50% off save-the-dates. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/jbr. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The search for a killer continues, and the list of possible suspects grows. Former lead investigator in the JonBenét case, Lou Smit, discussed his investigation with several people and now one of those confidants is speaking out on our program and sharing the most compelling clues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (47)

Bethany White

The JonBenet episodes are so biased. I was hoping this would be neither side, open minded.

Jul 30th
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Anna Maria Little

The second season is not investigative reporting. It is a campaign to clear the Ramseys and excludes a staggering amount of evidence standing in total opposition to their claims. Calling this investigative reporting is degrading to the field.

May 8th
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Uzman Haq

Awful podcast. It's 90% commercials and although the content is good, the actual "content" accounts for about 15 mins per episode!!

Feb 3rd
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David Demboski

I'm enjoying the podcast, but this does not present both sides well. there is much more that points to the Ramsey's than what was presented here

Jan 15th
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Kristinnuendo

2:25

Jan 10th
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MicheB

Very repetitive. Could have covered all the information an just a few episodes...

Dec 30th
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Michelle Connelly Lovitte

the brother????

Dec 17th
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Emma Payne

Good and interesting podcast, a little repetitive at times however still very interesting.

Dec 4th
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Michael Smith

most of the interviews are replayed about 3 times each. Great podcast with great insight, but could have probably been cut in half to six episodes

Nov 21st
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Heather Paxton

Interesting podcast. Binge worthy

Nov 12th
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Steve Harrison

low-rent podcast..really shitty production values, not to mention with each episode we get to hear what happened in previous episode.

Nov 10th
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Brent

20 minute episodes, minus the commercial time. Same sound bites over and over. Should have been a 5 episode podcast. Interesting content however.

Nov 6th
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Kristen Marinelli

I wish it wasn't so much of the same repeated things over and over again.

Oct 23rd
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Angela Payne

she did not have the phone in her hand

Oct 17th
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Misti Roberts

this was very entertaining but I really believe her doctor and housekeeper killed her. She had just fired the housekeeper and was going to fire the doctor because she was going to marry Joe DiMaggio again.

Oct 15th
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LilliaKena

Totally on point. Political grasp killing someone

Oct 15th
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Vic Underwood

The most appropriate name for a guy who spent his life 'sucking up dirt' on everyone... HOOVER. lol

Oct 13th
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Vic Underwood

What a bunch of sçumbag pigs!!

Oct 13th
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Jq Baker

''Looking forward to meeting your wife." That was so awesome!

Oct 13th
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Michelle Connelly Lovitte

sinatra... what a pig.

Oct 10th
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