Recent Episodes

Prince Carl Philip of Norway gets engaged to Snakey (Sophia Hellqvist).  Sex addict RFK Jr is named as the “other man” in the divorce of Chelsea Kirwan and Dr. Laurence Kirwan, also a sex addict.  More about RFK Jr’s sex diary.  Dr. Richard Rockefeller dies in a plane crash.

Julia Roberts' sister's suicide note released in part.  The abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain and the ascension of his son King Felipe VI.  The fraud trial of Infanta Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin.  Juan Carlos’ illegitimate children.

Princess Irina of Romania pleads guilty to cockfighting.  Samantha Perelman loses her lawsuit, George Soros tries to settle his and Sumner Redstone has two women suing over him.

Ginia Rinehart's bodyguard allegedly commits suicide under strage circumstances.  Coroner will not rule death a suicide.  Prince Albert bans Adam Hock from Monaco.

Lapo Elkann claims he’s being stalked by celebrity chef Travis LondonCharles Saatchi's web site is selling Nigella “choking” art.  German princess Theodora zu Sayn-Wittgenstein is sentenced for taking her clothes of and hurling racial epithets while black out drunk.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's affairs with his co-stars and links to powerful political staffers and high ranking Nazis. Arnold and Maria's wedding. Wendy Leigh's unauthorized biography and Arnold's PR attack dogs. Arnold's affairs with his underage co-stars and Maria's pregnancy. Arnold's gubernatorial run and term, his links to Enron and his part in the recall of Gray Davis.

Maria’s stint as First Lady of California and her work with Special Olympics. Arnold’s work with Special Olympics. Maria’s founding of the Minerva Awards and Eunice Kennedy Shriver's receipt of one.

Arnold’s affair with Patty Baena and illegitimate son Joseph Baena. Arnold and Maria’s divorce.

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Maria Shriver; Growing up with 4 brothers.  Escaping from a kibbutz.  Maria’s attitude toward employees / help.  Her education, and a degree of naivete.  Past boyfriends.  Her introduction to Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Maria’s career as a broadcast journalist.  Pressure from her family and Arnold.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father Gustav, his brother Meinhard and mother Aurelia.  Gustav’s abusive parenting and his rivalry with his brother.  Gustav’s Nazi past.  Arnold and Meinhard become bullies, targeting primarily girls.  Arnold’s practical jokes and conflicts with the paparazzi.  Kurt Marnul and Arnold’s steroid use.  Arnold’s stint in the military as a tank driver, and the Mr. Junior Europe competition.

Gustav’s womanizing.  Gustav and Aurelia’s concern that Arnold was gay.  Gay “patrons” of bodybuilders.  Arnold’s rumored patrons including Arce Gomez, Oscar Heidenstam and an unnamed German banker. Arnold poses for a nude photospread and for Robert Mapplethorpe.

Arnold’s possible legal trouble, his immigration to the US.  His brother Meinhard’s untimely end.  Gustav’s death.

Off color remars by Arnold.  Possible Nazi sympathies?  Arnold dates Barabara Outland and lands a role in Hercules Goes to New York.  More off color remarks by Arnold.  Arnold moves on the Sue Mory and starts dating Maria at the same time.

Arnold expands his financial empire.  Arnold wins the Mr. Olympia competition to great protest.  His movie career takes off with Conan the Barbarian and later The Terminator.  The atrocious “Carnival in Rio” documentary (link below).  Arnold’s affair with Brigitte Nielsen.  His marriage to Maria Shriver.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Carnival in Rio (clip)

Bobby Shriver, his childhood with Chris Lawford, RFK Jr, and David Kennedy in the Hyannis Port Terrors.  His run-in with the law.  Childhood relationships and academic career at Yale.  Bobby’s legal career and his work with Bono's DATA foundation and the Gates' ONE foundation, as well as other NGOs.  His relationship to shady possible ex-CIA officer Trevor Neilson, and Neilson’s work setting up cover brand charities for celebrities.  Bobby’s issues with campaign finance laws and possible gay rumors.  His marriage to Malissa Feruzzi Shriver.

Tim Shriver, his academic career at Yale and work in education.  His film production career.  His role as head of the Special Olympics.  Production of The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville, and his issues with the film Tropic Thunder.  His membership in the CFR and more gay rumors.

Mark Shriver, his academic career at Holy Cross and Harvard.  His legal career and work and run for Congress.  His work at Strategic Initiatives and  and marriage to Jeanne Ripp Shraver.

Anthony Shriver, academics at Brown and Georgetown.  His relationship with Tatum O’Neal and his closeness to his aunt Rosemary.  His work with Best Buddies.  Anthony trashes Donald Trump's landscaping, and Brett Ratner speculates on dirt in Anthony’s past.  His marriage to Alina Mojica Shriver.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are expecting. RFK Jr. gets engaged to Cheryl Hines. New books say that RFK Sr. ordered Marilyn Monroe’s death and that Jackie Kennedy slept around as much as JFK. Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko claims oligarch and Putin enemy Boris Berezovsky is still alive. Abdul Basit Igtet, husband to Sarah Bronfmann and all-around shady guy tries to be Prime Minister of Libya. We examine his business, political intelligence and terrorist ties. Sarah and Claire Bronfman’s involvement with the NXIVM cult. Walmart Heir Paige Laurie’s soon to be ex claims she’s a cheating liar. Tetrapak heir and corpse storage expert Hans K. Rausing to marry Julia Delves-Broughton.

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Eunice Shriver, her childhood as a sickly child, but no less aggressive than her siblings.  Her devotion to her religion and her opposition to her sister Kick marrying outside the faith.  Her college carreer and how it was interrupted by her sister Rosemary's lobotomy.  Her career in both social work and for the State Department.  Her marriage to Sarge and her mistreatment of him during their courtship.  Her founding of the Special Olympics and her awards.  Her caring for her wayward siblings and cousins, and her attitude toward her brothers' womanizing.  Eunice's workaholism and reputation as a tough mother.  Her car accident at the age of 70.

Sargent Shriver's familial heritage.  His religious faith, and his academic career.  His marriage to Eunice and his work for Joe Sr at Merchandise Mart.  His mistreatment by the Kennedys and their sabotaging of his political career.  His founding of the Peace Corps, work as ambassador to France, and his moral guidance of his children.

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Peaches Geldof actually did die of a drug overdose.  Her odd marriage and parenting style.  Robert H Richards blows off court-ordered therapy.  A Delaware prosecutor gets caught with an underage boy.  Beau Biden runs for governor.  Ted Kennedy Jr. runs for state senate.  Ronan Farrow is faking those baby blues.  Chelsea Clinton’s felonious father-in-law and mother-in-law’s shady dealings.  Walmart heiress Paige Laurie sues her ex husband.  Mark Shand saves and elephant and meets an untimely demise.  Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas call it quits.

Rosemary Kennedy and her developmental disorder. How the family tried to cope with it, how severe it was. Problems arising as she got older. Joe Sr's inability to deal with it and general familial denial. The ill-fated lobotomy.

Kick Kennedy's outgoing character. Her close relationship with her brothers Joe Jr. and Jack. Kick’s relationships with Lem Billings, Sir Hugh Fraser, and J. Peter Grace. Her romance with Marquess of Hartington William Cavendish. Kick’s work as a journalist. Jack’s relationship with Inga Arvad. Kick’s awkward platonic relationship with John White. Kick’s marriage to William Cavendish. Rose’s disapproval of Kick’s not marrying a Catholic. William’s short lived political career and tragic death in WWII.

Kick’s covert romance with Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, Earl of Fitzwilliam. His scandalous divorce. Rose’s further disapproval. Kick and Peter’s tragic death in a plane crash in the South of France.

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The death of Peaches Geldof, and some of her family history. The (alleged) attempted suicide of Prince Laurent of Belgium and some of his family history. Bill Clinton is named in another sex scandal with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. DuPont heir Robert H. Richards IV gets away with molesting his daughter and son. A bit of Anderson Cooper family history and Charles Saatchi (allegedly) gets Nigella Lawson put on the no fly list.

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The noble ancestry of Kit Harrington, Thomas Sangster, John Standing, Rose Leslie, Eugene Simon and possibly Peter Dinklage. Dame Diana Rigg's connections. Oona Chaplin's artistic heritage and other disasters. Harry Lloyd's literary ancestry. The show business relations and connections of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jerome Flynn, Alfie Allen, Julian Glover, Jason Momoa, Roy Dotrice, Daniel Portman, Stephen Dillane, Tom Brooke and James Cosmo, and some surprising links to David Benioff.

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