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Legacy

From Wondery and Goalhanger Podcasts, Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived – and ask whether they have the rep they deserve. Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even short?) Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the pe...

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Recent Episodes of Legacy


Margaret Thatcher | Strikes, Bombs, & Selling the Silver

Margaret Thatcher | Strikes, Bombs, & Selling the Silver

Conflict is never far from Thatcher's politics - and life. She becomes locked in a year long bitter stand off with miners on strike over her planned closures. She doesn't give in either to the IRA. If anything - after surviving a near-miss assassination attempt, she is more resolute than ever in seeing through the changes she believes the country needs.

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Episode 3 11 June 2024 51m and 7s


Listen Now: Everything To Play For

Listen Now: Everything To Play For

Self-confessed sports geeks Elis James and Colin Murray are here to serve up the juiciest tales from the world of sports – think epic rivalries, scrappy underdogs, and the wildest comebacks and you’re in the right ballpark. Thought you knew the story? Think again. From top-secret training sessions to dressing room dust-ups, join Colin & Elis as they dive into the greatest sporting stories of all time (and probably get a yellow card for simulation). Blood? Sweat? Tears? Sport has it all. And that’s why we love it.

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Episode 9 June 2024 7m and 35s


Margaret Thatcher | Cuts, Riots, & War

Margaret Thatcher | Cuts, Riots, & War

As Britain's first female Prime Minister, Thatcher has made history. But she's off to a shaky start: her economic policies are unpopular and lead to riots across the country. It looks like her tenure might be cut short - until ... Argentina decides to invade the Falklands islands. 

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Episode 2 4 June 2024 52m and 18s


Margaret Thatcher | The Making of the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher | The Making of the Iron Lady

The daughter of a methodist shopkeeper, Margaret Thatcher has never believed in luck. She knows that together with her strength of character, hard work is what will bring her success. And soon enough, she proves herself one of the most formidable politicians the country has ever seen. 

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Episode 1 28 May 2024 57m and 4s


Listen Now: Wow in the World's Summer of Wow!

Listen Now: Wow in the World's Summer of Wow!

Wow in the World is the #1 science podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!

New episodes come out every Monday. Listen to Wow in the World: http://wondery.fm/wowintheworld. 

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Episode 27 May 2024 6m and 15s


Cleopatra | The Last Pharaoh of Egypt

Cleopatra | The Last Pharaoh of Egypt

From Shakespeare to Netflix, Cleopatra's life and death has been told and retold. Siren seducer, serious scholar, powerful African queen - or all of the above? Untangling the real Cleopatra reveals as much about our own identities as hers.

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Episode 4 21 May 2024 45m and 31s


Cleopatra | Bling...and Bloodshed

Cleopatra | Bling...and Bloodshed

Cleopatra emerges victorious after a series of battles and sets sails across Egypt. She dazzles another great Roman, Mark Antony. But will her political ambitions be helped or hindered by him?

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Episode 3 14 May 2024 50m and 36s


Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power.


So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at the center of their success started to unravel, Rob and Fab would discover the hard way the difference between star power and real power.


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Episode 13 May 2024 4m and 22s


Cleopatra | The Courageous Queen

Cleopatra | The Courageous Queen

Cleopatra's future hangs in the balance, but there is one person who could change her fate. He is Julius Caesar, the most powerful man in the world - and he's come to Egypt. If only she can convince him of her worth. 

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Episode 2 7 May 2024 46m and 48s


Cleopatra | A Taste for Betrayal

Cleopatra | A Taste for Betrayal

Cleopatra is born into a life of luxury - and violence. Beautiful and brilliant, the young queen of Egypt is still a teenager when she ascends the throne - but it's not long before she's betrayed by those closest to her. 

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Episode 1 30 April 2024 41m and 17s

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