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Dictators

Dictators

They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism?eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world?s most infamous leaders in Parcast?s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes...with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall.

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Henry Every: King of Pirates Pt. 2

Captain Every led his men in a revolt that brought them to the far side of the world. Now it was time to make their fortune ? and escape before England caught up with them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-23
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Henry Every: King of Pirates Pt. 1

In this new season of Dictators, we're looking at a unique kind of tyrant: the pirate captain. Leading dictatorial democracies, these captains held onto freedom with an iron grip. Today, we'll investigate Captain Henry Every's murky origins and the fateful mutiny that led to his career as the first pirate king. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-16
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Richard and Rahla?s Love Story - A Valentine?s Special

A newspaper ad, a coastal proposal, and a honeymoon ?conspiracy? involving a limbo legend? Your host Richard Rossner plots out a different kind of history in this Valentine?s Special, presented by Our Love Story. Joined by Rahla, his wife of 33 years, the couple pulls back the curtain on their biggest relationship milestones. Dive into their thrilling love story right here, then search ?Our Love Story? to hear real-life couples ? including more of your favorite Parcast hosts! ? prove that true love exists. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen free on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-15
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Francisco Franco Pt. 2: Spain

Franco was one of the only European dictators left standing after WWII, but times were changing. As much as the Generalissimo wanted ? and tried ? to establish a new monarchy, the tides were shifting against totalitarianism? and toward democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-09
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Francisco Franco Pt. 1: Spain

Spanish dictator Francisco Franco came to power during the Spanish Civil War, just in time to face the rise of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe. As the world went to war, Franco saw he would have to choose sides ? or would he? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-02
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Juan Perón Pt. 2: Argentina

Elected president in 1946, Perón spent nine years in office. His regime became increasingly corrupt and repressive, and in 1955, he was excommunicated by the Catholic Church. But Juan Perón would not stay in exile forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-26
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Juan Perón Pt. 1: Argentina

He rose through the ranks as an ambitious infantry officer in the Argentine army, learning to play politics and enact coups. In the 1940s, after years of pulling the strings of power behind the scenes, Juan Perón became the most powerful man in Argentina.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-19
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Fulgencio Batista Pt. 2: Cuba

Embarrassed by a failing presidential campaign in 1952, Batista orchestrated a military coup that seated him in power. But as the populist leader became corrupt and violent, a young lawyer inspired thousands to bring Batista?s regime to an end.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-12
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Fulgencio Batista Pt. 1: Cuba

An ambitious young man from a poor family, Batista worked his way up through the turmoil of early 20th century Cuba to become a reform-minded leader. But when his power started to wane, Batista decided to hold onto it by whatever means necessary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-05
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)

For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful. But the clues remain, the questions linger, and the case unofficially stays open?  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-21
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)

In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, George, followed the clues for decades, driven by a suspicion of the ?official? story and a belief that the blaze was no accident. This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-21
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)

Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did it? Strange events, prescient remarks, and a lack of human remains hinted at more nefarious ? though no less tragic ? outcomes.  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-21
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Pol Pot Pt. 2: Cambodia

Forced labor, unyielding rice quotas, and executions meant to root out anti-communist resistance plunged the country into a terrible nightmare. Pol Pot was finally forced to flee in 1984, but his reign left a grim legacy that persists to this day.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-15
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Pol Pot Pt. 1: Cambodia

The secretive leader of the communist Khmer Rouge was responsible for killing around a quarter of Cambodia?s population ? one of the worst mass killings of the 20th century. He was born Saloth Sar in 1925, but is most recognizable by one of his many nicknames: Pol Pot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-08
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Mao Zedong Pt. 2: China

Now in total control, Mao Zedong had a nation to build. But his ambition to transform China into a global superpower led to one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity. Forced to retreat from his failure, Mao?s attempt to recapture power would send China into ten more years of violent chaos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-01
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Mao Zedong Pt. 1: China

The Qing Dynasty fell in 1911, ending imperialism in China. But the instability created a power struggle over the country?s future. Between the Warlords, the Nationalists, the Communists, and even the Japanese, one man seized control of China and turned it into the second largest communist nation in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-24
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Medical Murders Crossover: Josef Mengele Pt. 2

Today we?re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy these episodes, check out Medical Murders on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  Before he was a fanatical Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele was a mediocre student studying medicine and anthropology. His quest for renown drove an obsession with human experimentation, and a horrific tenure at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-17
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Medical Murders Crossover: Josef Mengele Pt. 1

Today we?re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy these episodes, check out Medical Murders on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  Before he was a fanatical Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele was a mediocre student studying medicine and anthropology. His quest for renown drove an obsession with human experimentation, and a horrific tenure at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-17
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Nero Pt. 2: Rome

As the Great Fire of Rome wreaked havoc on the city, the emperor practiced his singing. Nero's artistic obsessions led not only to Rome's downfall, but his own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-10
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Nero Pt. 1: Rome

He never wanted to be emperor, but his mother Agrippina was determined to put the young Nero on the throne. The boy artist followed her wishes? and led Rome to destruction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-03
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Caligula Pt. 2: Rome

In 37 CE, Caligula became the third emperor of Rome, ushering in a brief era of prosperity before pilfering the treasury and embarking on a quest to conquer Britannia. Before too long, his sadistic ? and sometimes darkly comedic ? rulings inspired a fatal conspiracy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-27
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Caligula Pt. 1: Rome

As a child, Caligula lived in the shadow of his father, Germanicus ? a hero of Rome. When Germanicus suddenly dies, Caligula is forced to spend his teenage years at the mercy of Emperor Tiberius. And a once pampered life quickly descends into hell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-20
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Tiberius Pt. 2: Rome

In the final years of Emperor Tiberius?s reign, he built lavish villas on Capri, hosted orgies with young boys and girls, and tortured and executed people who spoke out against him. He was more than a dictator. He was a monster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-13
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Tiberius Pt. 1: Rome

This legendary ruler of Rome, known for his wickedness and depravity, was never meant to be emperor. Tiberius came into power in 14 CE only after his adopted father?s heirs all died. He ruled for a decade with surprising moderation before descending into madness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-06
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Queen Mary I Pt. 2: England

Despite an auspicious early ruling period, Mary?s reign was upended by an event that triggered deep emotional distress. Her pain manifested in burning her perceived enemies at the stake?a punishment that earned her the nickname that has defined her legacy: Bloody Mary.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-29
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Queen Mary I Pt. 1: England

As the daughter of England?s most famous king, Mary Tudor spent much of her life in Henry VIII?s shadow, forced to navigate his capricious moods and murderous whims. But she played the long game, outlasting nearly everyone around her to assume the throne in 1553 as Britain?s first ruling queen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-22
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Queen Isabella Pt. 2: Castile and Aragon

In the 15th century, Queen Isabella became convinced that heretics and infidels were threatening Christendom. She became the architect of a 300-year-long religious genocide: The Spanish Inquisition. Then she set her sights to the West, and funded an audacious plan by an Italian navigator.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-15
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Queen Isabella Pt. 1: Castile and Aragon

She was never supposed to be queen. But in 1474, when Isabella of Castile?s half-brother King Enrique died, she seized her chance to take what was hers. And after holding onto the crown from Portuguese invaders, Isabella set out to do what no other Spanish monarch had been able to accomplish in nearly 700 years: reclaim Granada.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-08
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Queen Isabella Pt. 2: England

Tired of playing second fiddle, Isabella decided to turn on her husband and join forces with his enemies: the exiled barons. Together, they planned an invasion of England to take the throne from Edward II and install Isabella's young son as king... with Isabella as the ruling regent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-01
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Queen Isabella Pt. 1: England

All her life, Isabella of France knew she was going to be Queen consort of England. But when her husband took the throne in 1307, it became obvious that he had chosen another as his favorite: Piers Gaveston. To survive, Isabella walked the tightrope of court politics, proving she was more than a pawn in the ever-changing relationship between England and France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-25
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Alfredo Stroessner Pt. 2: Paraguay

He attacked the press, oversaw egregious human rights violations, and even welcomed a notorious Nazi war criminal into his country. For decades, Alfredo Stroessner largely acted with impunity?until the late 1980s, when a chaotic schism in his party drove him into exile. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-18
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Alfredo Stroessner Pt. 1: Paraguay

In 1932, 20-year-old Alfredo Stroessner was a cadet at the Paraguayan military academy. It would take a little over two decades for him to seize power through a military coup, and begin his 35-year reign as an implacable autocrat.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-11
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Augusto Pinochet Pt. 2: Chile

From 1973 to 1990, Augusto Pinochet ruled over Chile with a brutality that left tens of thousands people missing, tortured, or dead. Despite his atrocities?and an unprecedented arrest?Pinochet escaped conviction for his crimes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-04
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Augusto Pinochet Pt. 1: Chile

He was a career military man until a coup against socialist President Salvador Allende installed him as Chile?s next leader. But Augusto Pinochet relished his newfound power, and in June 1974, passed a law naming himself the ?Supreme Chief? of Chile.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-28
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Jorge Rafael Videla Pt. 2: Argentina

After establishing himself as a military dictator, Videla fought a bloody conflict against citizens of his own country. With his public perception suffering, he turned to an American advertising agency to help him repair his global image?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-21
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Jorge Rafael Videla Pt. 1: Argentina

In 1976, after thirty years as a military officer, Videla led a coup against the disastrous President Isabel Perón. He named himself president and waged a brutal war against political opponents and everyday citizens alike. By the time he stepped down, close to 30,000 citizens were missing or dead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-14
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Jean-Bédel Bokassa Pt. 2: Central Africa

In a move inspired by his hero, Napoleon, Bokassa named himself Emperor of the Central African Republic in 1977. But his lavish spending and absolute rule drew the ire of the nation?s students. When peaceful protests erupted in violence, Bokassa?s end would be at the hands of the country he adored: France.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-07
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Jean-Bédel Bokassa Pt. 1: Central Africa

Orphaned as a six-year-old in the late 1920s, Jean-Bédel Bokassa eventually found stability and prestige in the French Army. When he finally returned home to the newly established Central African Republic, he used his military career and family connections to secure power. Government officials grew to fear him?but unfortunately for them, Bokassa struck first.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-30
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Francisco Macias Nguema Pt. 2: Equatorial Guinea

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2020-06-23
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Francisco Macias Nguema Pt. 1: Equatorial Guinea

His early life, before seizing power in 1968, is shrouded in mystery. But what we do know is that Francisco Macias Nguema used the colonial system as a means to grasp his own power. But instead of British colonialists, in Nguema?s case, it was the Spanish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-16
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Idi Amin Pt. 2: Uganda

Throughout the 1970s, Idi Amin ruled over Uganda with an ironfist as means to make sure he stayed in the spotlight. Mass crimes against humanity, like the ethnic purges, and the harboring of terrorists were meant to anger his former British colonizers and their allies. But as the years passed, his erratic behavior would ultimately prove to be his undoing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-09
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Idi Amin Pt. 1: Uganda

Growing up in colonial Uganda in the 1930s and ?40s, Idi Amin chose to embrace his British colonists by joining the British Army. Climbing the ranks, he became a natural choice to lead the Ugandan Army after independence. But as Amin gained power, corruption seeped in.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-02
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Kim Jong-un Pt. 2: North Korea

As he continued the family legacy of oppression, Kim Jong-un looked to show the world he was more than just a laughing stock. Not only did he flex his might by allegedly assassinating his half-brother in 2017, but he finally did what his grandfather had dreamed: he obtained nuclear weapons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-26
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Kim Jong-un Pt. 1: North Korea

For the first two decades of his life, the world was unaware of the existence of Kim Jong-un. Hidden in the penthouses of Pyongyang and educated in Europe, Kim Jong-Un was introduced to the world as his father's successor in the late 2000s. Any hope of a loosened grip over North Korea would quickly vanish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-19
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Kim Jong-il Pt. 2: North Korea

After carrying the legacy of his father into the 1990s, Kim Jong-il took a defensive stance against the world, isolating North Korea from global affairs. The ?Dear Leader? kept North Korea armed to the teeth and starving, while his propaganda machine sang his praises.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-12
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Kim Jong-il Pt. 1: North Korea

Born in a guerilla camp in the early 1940s, Kim Jong-il seemed destined to take his father's place. Under the grooming of his father, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il experienced a meteoric rise through North Korea's communist ranks before forming the first communist dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-05
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Kim Il-sung Pt. 2: North Korea

In the aftermath of the Korean War, Kim Il-sung used propaganda and violence to exert total control of North Korea and its people?transforming it into the most isolated nation on earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-28
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NEW: Kim Il-sung Pt. 1: North Korea

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Dictators today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. He rose from anti-Japanese freedom to the leader of a Soviet-led puppet government in North Korea. But just as North Korea gained its independence, Kim Il-sung led the country to the brink of extinction, by dragging it into a costly and destructive civil war against South Korea and the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-21
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Crossover Week: Kingpins (Manuel Noriega Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Dictators, check out this episode from our series Kingpins: He was the Panamanian politician who ran one of the most successful drug and gun trafficking rings in the world in the 1970s and 80s?until an American coup brought him down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-14
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Crossover Week: Kingpins (Manuel Noriega Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Dictators, check out this episode from our series Kingpins: How did Manuel Noriega rise from nothing to become the drug-smuggling, secret-selling, military dictator of Panama in the 1980s? He had a great deal of help from the American CIA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-14
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