Power: Hugh Hefner

Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse. Beyond the bunny tails are darker questions: What actually went on at the notorious Playboy Mansion? How can we square Hefner's progressive legacy with his abuse of vulnerable people? What can the Playboy saga tell us about sex and power—then and now? Season one of Power tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). Everyone’s heard of her, but there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favorite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered...

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episode 8: Hefner’s Long Shadow


In the mid 2010s, Hefner’s close friend Bill Cosby faces numerous allegations of sexual assault, and several are directly related to the Playboy Mansion and clubs. Hefner dies just weeks before the #MeToo movement explodes and more women publicly stand up to abuses of power. Hefner may be gone, but a question remains: What does his legacy mean today? A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-12-20  43m
 
 

episode 7: The Girl Next Door


Holly Madison becomes one of Hefner’s girlfriends when she is 21 years old and stars in a new reality TV show, The Girls Next Door, focused on life in the Playboy Mansion. Hefner’s tactics to control the women in his life become increasingly manipulative, and Madison finds herself trapped in a world quite different from the one presented on screen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-12-13  1h22m
 
 

episode 6: A Child in the Mansion


Jennifer Saginor is the daughter of Hefner’s hard-partying personal physician. She grows up in the mansion, smack in the middle of Playboy’s decadent party scene. Jennifer’s story sheds light on the things Hefner didn’t want people to see, and how he used his power to control the narrative.  A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-12-06  39m
 
 

Introducing: Harsh Reality – The Story of Miriam Rivera


It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans...


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 2021-12-06  6m
 
 

episode 5: When The Party's Over


Hefner retreats into his fake, perfect life in the Playboy Mansion, hoping to escape problems in his business empire and the fallout from the murder of star Playmate Dorothy Stratten. He calls on his daughter, Christie Hefner, to turn things around.  A Somethin'  Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-11-29  53m
 
 

episode 4: The Limits of Liberation


Hugh Hefner’s world is knocked off its axis when he's targeted by President Nixon’s new war on drugs. Bobbie Arnstein, the Playboy founder’s confidante and close ally, is caught up in the middle. Arnstein's friend Keith Stroup tells the story of her life and death.  A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-11-22  45m
 
 

episode 3: The Definition of Beauty


The Pubic Wars commence! Hefner faces off against a new rival: Bob Guccione and his scandalous upstart magazine, Penthouse. Superstar Playmate Marilyn Cole describes becoming Playboy’s first full-frontal centerfold. Hefner’s right-hand woman, photo editor Marilyn Grabowski, takes us behind the lens. How did Playboy define beauty? And who was excluded from that standard? A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-11-15  47m
 
 

episode 2: A Woman’s Worth


Hugh Hefner’s progressive legacy hinges on sexual liberation and anti-racism. As radical feminists confront Hefner on TV and Black people start appearing in Playboy, Hefner’s justice-minded image invites scrutiny. How much of it is just for show—and profit? With Jeannie Bell, one of the first Black women to appear in the magazine; Walter Lowe, Playboy’s first Black editor; and Diane Crothers of the New York Radical Feminist Group. A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices...


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 2021-11-08  50m
 
 

episode 1: How To Sell A Fantasy


How did Hugh Hefner persuade the world to buy into his fantasies? Who was the first girl next door? And what was it really like to work in the glitzy Playboy Clubs at their peak? A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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 2021-11-01  48m
 
 

Introducing Power: Hugh Hefner


Who was Hugh Hefner? Centerfold models, Playboy Bunnies, and other women from the Playboy founder’s inner circle, like TV personality and author Holly Madison, tell journalist Amy Rose Spiegel their side of his story. We hear how Playboy changed their lives, for better and for worse...


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 2021-10-25  3m