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Assassinations

Assassinations

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One death can change the world. At least, that's what assassins believe. Assassinations recounts history's most dramatic deaths.Through little-known facts, "what-ifs?" and examining assassin's motives, we examine how one murder can alter the course of history. A new episode releases every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

Latest Episodes

Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Assassinations, check out this episode from our series Dictators: Il Duce’s ineffective economic policies left Italy completely unprepared for World War II, and yet he forced the country into it anyway. What followed was a defeat so embarrassing that it remains legendary for its incompetency to this day.

49 MINAPR 13
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Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 2)

Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Assassinations, check out this episode from our series Dictators: The Italian "Il Duce" had one of the most dramatic transformations of any politician in history. An ardent socialist for the first three decades of his life, he abruptly left the party and developed his own brand of nationalist, totalitarian belief. This system would become known as fascism, and it would change the course of history.

54 MINAPR 13
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Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 1)

John Lennon: Mark David Chapman

Undiagnosed schizophrenia and misplaced religious beliefs all conspired to lead Mark David Chapman to believe he was destined for great things. In 1980, he read a magazine article that seemed to point him toward his fate—he was going to be the man to murder former Beatle John Lennon.

59 MINJAN 6
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John Lennon: Mark David Chapman

Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 2

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the last years of his reign, this Emperor was known for his frequent and extreme executions. When his mistress discovers her name on his list of people who should be killed, she takes matters into her own hands.

38 MIN2019 DEC 30
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Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 2

Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 1

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Known as one of the most egotistical Roman emperors, Commodus famously commissioned statues depicting himself as the mythical hero Hercules. Ultimately his megalomania would be his downfall when in 192, a conspiracy formed by his mistress and the praetorian prefect went into action.

40 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 1

François Darlan Pt. 2: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

After Bonnier de la Chapelle confessed to the murder of Admiral Francois Darlan it appeared police had an open and shut case. But that was only the beginning as a series of conspiracy theories surfaced as to who was really behind the assassination.

36 MIN2019 DEC 16
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François Darlan Pt. 2: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

François Darlan Pt. 1: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

When German forces occupied France during World War II, French leaders such as Navy Admiral leader Fançois Darlan sided with Adolf Hilter and joined forces. The French government was fractured, and a resistance was soon forged, targeting the Admiral toward his removal from power.

41 MIN2019 DEC 9
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François Darlan Pt. 1: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

Park Chung Hee Pt. 2: Kim Jae-Kyu

The death of Park Chung Hee would remain in the minds of the public for years after his assassination as citizens debated how his years in the Blue House influenced generations of politics in South Korea.

48 MIN2019 NOV 25
Comments
Park Chung Hee Pt. 2: Kim Jae-Kyu

Park Chung Hee Pt. 1: Kim Jae-Kyu

From humble beginnings to becoming South Korea's second president in 1963, Park Chung Hee’s time in office pitted the booming economy against the rigid censorship of his authoritarian regime. But not everyone would endorse his brand of politics...

46 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Park Chung Hee Pt. 1: Kim Jae-Kyu

Guy Bradley Pt. 2: Walter Smith

On July 8, 1905, Walter Smith turned himself in to authorities after admitting to shooting Guy Bradley. The bizarre events that transpired after Bradley’s killing would spark nationwide outrage—helping usher in the Conservation Movement of the early 20th Century.

40 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Guy Bradley Pt. 2: Walter Smith

Latest Episodes

Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Assassinations, check out this episode from our series Dictators: Il Duce’s ineffective economic policies left Italy completely unprepared for World War II, and yet he forced the country into it anyway. What followed was a defeat so embarrassing that it remains legendary for its incompetency to this day.

49 MINAPR 13
Comments
Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 2)

Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Assassinations, check out this episode from our series Dictators: The Italian "Il Duce" had one of the most dramatic transformations of any politician in history. An ardent socialist for the first three decades of his life, he abruptly left the party and developed his own brand of nationalist, totalitarian belief. This system would become known as fascism, and it would change the course of history.

54 MINAPR 13
Comments
Crossover Week: Dictators (Benito Mussolini Pt. 1)

John Lennon: Mark David Chapman

Undiagnosed schizophrenia and misplaced religious beliefs all conspired to lead Mark David Chapman to believe he was destined for great things. In 1980, he read a magazine article that seemed to point him toward his fate—he was going to be the man to murder former Beatle John Lennon.

59 MINJAN 6
Comments
John Lennon: Mark David Chapman

Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 2

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the last years of his reign, this Emperor was known for his frequent and extreme executions. When his mistress discovers her name on his list of people who should be killed, she takes matters into her own hands.

38 MIN2019 DEC 30
Comments
Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 2

Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 1

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Known as one of the most egotistical Roman emperors, Commodus famously commissioned statues depicting himself as the mythical hero Hercules. Ultimately his megalomania would be his downfall when in 192, a conspiracy formed by his mistress and the praetorian prefect went into action.

40 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Best of 2019: Emperor Commodus Pt. 1

François Darlan Pt. 2: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

After Bonnier de la Chapelle confessed to the murder of Admiral Francois Darlan it appeared police had an open and shut case. But that was only the beginning as a series of conspiracy theories surfaced as to who was really behind the assassination.

36 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
François Darlan Pt. 2: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

François Darlan Pt. 1: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

When German forces occupied France during World War II, French leaders such as Navy Admiral leader Fançois Darlan sided with Adolf Hilter and joined forces. The French government was fractured, and a resistance was soon forged, targeting the Admiral toward his removal from power.

41 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
François Darlan Pt. 1: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

Park Chung Hee Pt. 2: Kim Jae-Kyu

The death of Park Chung Hee would remain in the minds of the public for years after his assassination as citizens debated how his years in the Blue House influenced generations of politics in South Korea.

48 MIN2019 NOV 25
Comments
Park Chung Hee Pt. 2: Kim Jae-Kyu

Park Chung Hee Pt. 1: Kim Jae-Kyu

From humble beginnings to becoming South Korea's second president in 1963, Park Chung Hee’s time in office pitted the booming economy against the rigid censorship of his authoritarian regime. But not everyone would endorse his brand of politics...

46 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
Park Chung Hee Pt. 1: Kim Jae-Kyu

Guy Bradley Pt. 2: Walter Smith

On July 8, 1905, Walter Smith turned himself in to authorities after admitting to shooting Guy Bradley. The bizarre events that transpired after Bradley’s killing would spark nationwide outrage—helping usher in the Conservation Movement of the early 20th Century.

40 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
Guy Bradley Pt. 2: Walter Smith
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