About a year ago, a forever friend turned me on to podcasts. She and I have similar tastes in literature so I knew I’d love anything she recommended. The first thing she told me about was Believed. It’s super heavy but very good. You can find a review here. I’m up to date on my current podcasts and was looking to find something new in the meantime. Of course, I turned to my trusty pusher, err I mean friend, and she came up with another heavy but good one called The Mysterious Mr. Epstein.
Look, I know what you’re thinking because it was probably the same thing I was thinking. Do I really want to hear about some skirt chasing, Chester the molester rich guy? Eww, no probably not. But, the story is much more than that. All of us are vaguely familiar with the situation if you read anything remotely close to the news or social media but this is a deep dive. This podcast talks not only about Epstein’s social climb but also his involvement with heavy hitters like the Clintons, Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos to name a few. The podcast talks about the payouts of law enforcement and lawyers. In his last days, he kept various attorneys on retainer to keep him company in private meeting rooms so he wouldn’t have to sit in his cell. He was above the rules because he could afford to buy his way out of the rules.
Right after the whole Epstein case broke and he was arrested I mentioned to my hubby that heads were about to roll. Either Epstein’s little black book would ruin lives and careers or he’d end up dead. Sure enough, Epstein was found dead a few weeks after he was arrested. I laughed along with others at the ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself’ memes but after listening to this podcast I’m not laughing. There’s no way in the world a sociopath and narcissist of that magnitude would have offed himself. That man not only felt but knew he was above the law. He had cheated punishment too many times. Someone or someones in high places wanted to make damn sure their lives and careers weren’t ruined so they eliminated the problem. I doubt we will ever know who was behind it. We can all make our assumptions but you know the old saying about assuming things.
You can find The Mysterious Mr. Epstein in the usual places you find podcasts. It’s pretty short – only 7 episodes long. If you decide to listen, I’d love to know what you think.