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Inside The Exorcist

English, TV & Video, 1 seasons, 25 episodes, 5 hours 50 minutes
In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of causes and curses, of horrors real and imagined, of unbridled ego and brute force filmmaking. It's the movie critics called "religious pornography" and "occultist claptrap." The movie that left audiences...hysterical. Decades later, it remains perhaps the most frightening movie we will ever see. From Wondery, this is a seven-part deep dive inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. This is...Inside The Exorcist.
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Listen Now: 'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show

Cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel, he’s your new favorite snarky talk show host. Join The Grinch (and his faithful dog Max) each week as he rants against Christmas cheer and roasts celebrity guests like chestnuts on an open fire. Starring Saturday Night Live’s James Austin Johnson as the notorious curmudgeon and broadcasting straight from Who-Ville, will The Grinch send these famous folks back down Mt. Crumpit, or will they soften his stance against Christmas and grow his heart three sizes? Grab your hot cocoa and cozy slippers and listen along to find out!Follow&nbsp;'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to episodes of&nbsp;'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show early and ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus. Listen now:&nbsp;;See Privacy Policy at <a href="https://art19
27/11/20235 minutes 4 seconds
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“48 Hours” Presents: My Life of Crime | Twisted Twins: Who Killed Heather DeWild?

“48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty takes you inside true-crime investigations like no one else, in her podcast “My Life of Crime”. In the new season, Erin delves into the labyrinth of crime within families and the secrets that kept them together or tore them apart. Here’s a preview of the “My Life of Crime” season premiere, “Twisted Twins: Who Killed Heather DeWild?” Erin examines the case of 30-year-old Heather DeWild, who vanished after visiting her soon-to-be ex-husband Daniel DeWild's home. Investigators soon focused not only on Daniel, but also his identical twin brother, David. While Daniel was not forthcoming, investigators were convinced David had something to say, but could police break through their tight twin bond? What could cause a person, or persons, to destroy their family?You can hear the rest of the episode on “My Life of Crime”, from CBS News. Listen wherever you get your podcasts: <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" tar
13/11/20238 minutes 1 second
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Listen Now: Ghost Story

Tristan Redman is a journalist who doesn’t believe in&nbsp;ghosts. But weird things happened in his teenage bedroom – weirder than normal. When, years later, he discovers subsequent occupants of his family home were haunted by the&nbsp;ghost&nbsp;of a faceless woman, he’s curious. Because by a strange coincidence, it just so happens that the house Tristan grew up in is right next door to a murder scene - where his wife’s great grandmother was killed by two gunshots to the face. Could there be a connection? Tristan decides to investigate and soon finds himself where no son-in-law should ever be: delving deep into his wife’s family history, asking questions no one wants answered. Wondery and Pineapple Street Studios present&nbsp;GhostStory&nbsp;— a seven-part podcast series about family secrets, overwhelming coincidences and the things that come back to haunt us.Follow&nbsp;Ghost&nbsp;Story&nbsp;on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all
23/10/20238 minutes 36 seconds
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Listen Now: Hooked on Freddie

Did one man’s friendship with a dolphin go way – way – too far? It’s 1987 and the&nbsp;British seaside town of Amble has seen much better days.&nbsp;So&nbsp;when a wild&nbsp;bottlenose dolphin nicknamed Freddie appears in the harbour, it feels like a&nbsp;miracle. Everyone wants to swim with him. But Freddie chooses one person above&nbsp;all others: Alan Cooper, a dedicated animal rights activist committed to freeing&nbsp;captive dolphins. But when Alan’s friendship with Freddie is turned against him,&nbsp;he finds himself in the fight of his life.Search 'Hooked on Freddie' wherever you get your podcasts.;See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at <a href="
18/09/20235 minutes 32 seconds
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Listen Now – The Big Flop

Every big moment starts with a big dream. But what happens when that big dream turns out to be an even bigger failure?Each week on Wondery’s new podcast The Big Flop, host Misha Brown is joined by different comedians to chronicle some of the biggest failures and blunders in pop culture history. Each episode will have you thinking to yourself, why in the world did this get made?!This is just a preview of The Big Flop. You can listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts, or at Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
04/09/20236 minutes 25 seconds
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Listen Now – Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting

When Mike Williams vanishes on a hunting trip, the authorities suspect he was eaten by alligators but the true predators who took Mike may lurk much closer to home. The mystery of Mike’s disappearance might have faded from memory, if it wasn’t for one woman’s tireless crusade. From Wondery, comes a new season of Over My Dead Body; a story about an obsessive love affair, a scandalous secret and a mother’s battle for the truth.Listen to Over My Dead Body:&nbsp; Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
21/08/20235 minutes 41 seconds
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Listen Now - Think Twice: Michael Jackson

More than a decade since Michael Jackson’s death, his legacy remains complicated and unresolved. Think Twice: Michael Jackson is an exploration of the King of Pop’s life and impact – and an investigation into why his global influence continues to endure, despite the disturbing allegations against him. In this ten-part series, journalists Leon Neyfakh and Jay Smooth bring you a new perspective on the Michael Jackson story, based on dozens of original interviews with people who watched it unfold from up close.Listen wherever you listen to podcasts. You can binge all ten episodes of Think Twice: Michael Jackson, ad-free on the Amazon Music or Audible: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at <a href=""
31/07/20237 minutes 48 seconds
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Listen Now: Suspect "Five Shots in the Dark"

Suspect is an investigative series about mislaid justice and the kinds of weighty decisions that detectives, lawyers, and jurors make every day - decisions that, once made, are almost impossible to reverse.Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark follows Leon Benson, who spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served.Follow Suspe
17/07/20236 minutes 2 seconds
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Introducing: The Generation Why

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron &amp; Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, Generation Why has a little something for every true crime listener.Follow The Generation Why Podcast on Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app. Listen here: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
03/07/20238 minutes 10 seconds
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Wondery Presents: Diss and Tell

Savage subtweets. Scathing diss tracks. Tell-all memoirs. These are the weapons that celebrities use to wage modern social warfare against each other. Feuds between celebrities captivate us like nothing else. Why are there so many fights that play out for everyone to watch? How do public figures tap into the arsenal of weapons at their disposal to come out on top? And why do we have such a hard time looking away?From Wondery, the makers of the hit series&nbsp;Scamfluencers&nbsp;and&nbsp;Even the Rich, comes Diss and Tell. Hosts Sydney Battle and Matt Bellassai take you deep into pop culture’s most iconic celebrity feuds, from Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez. Sydney and Matt unpack who fired the first shot, what happened, and how cultural phenomena and hidden forces influence not only these battles, but also the world we live in.&nbsp;Listen to&nbsp;Diss and Tell:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener no
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Listen Now: Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

From Wondery and Bloomberg, the makers of The Shrink Next Door, comes a new story of incredible wealth, betrayal, and what happens when “doing good” goes really, really bad.When nerdy gamer Sam Bankman-Fried rocketed to fame as the world’s richest 29-year-old, he pledged to donate his billions to good causes. But when Sam's crypto exchange FTX collapsed, billions of dollars went missing, and Sam was in handcuffs, those who knew him were left wondering — who was Sam really? A well-meaning billionaire who made a mistake? Or a calculated con man?Listen to Spellcaster: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
05/06/20238 minutes 58 seconds
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Wondery Presents - Flipping The Bird: Elon vs Twitter

When Elon Musk posted a video of himself arriving at Twitter HQ carrying a white sink along with the message “let that sink in!” It marked the end of a dramatic takeover. Musk had gone from Twitter critic to “Chief Twit” in the space of just a few months but his arrival didn’t put an end to questions about his motives. Musk had earned a reputation as a business maverick. From PayPal to Tesla to SpaceX, his name was synonymous with big, earth-shattering ideas. So, what did he want with a social media platform? And was this all really in the name of free speech...or was this all in the name of Elon Musk?&nbsp;From Wondery, the makers of WeCrashed and In God We Lust, comes the wild story of how the richest man alive took charge of the world’s “digital public square.”Listen to Flipping The Bird: Privacy Policy at <a href="
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Introducing Foretold: Can a fortuneteller change her future?

Foretold is a deeply engrossing podcast that follows the life of Paulina Stevens, a Romani fortune teller as she makes the extraordinary decision to leave her community. In this preview feature we begin with a frantic meeting in a cafe where a panicked Paulina blurts out she has escaped her family's psychic shop with her children, that she is a scam artist born and bred, that she was in an arranged marriage and taken out of school in the 6th grade to prepare for a life pre-determined for her.&nbsp;And so begins the journey to unpack each of those claims, learning about the context and culture of Romani people (commonly known as the pejorative 'Gypsy') along the way. This podcast explores cultural identity, evolution of culture,&nbsp;women's roles, modernization and tradition, and group dynamics --all wrapped up in a compelling and universally relatable life story of a unique woman who is curious about the world and yet metaphysically and culturally connected to her people's history.
11/04/20238 minutes 4 seconds
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Introducing FADE IN: - an audio movie about legendary films and TV series and the crazy and talented dreamers who made them. The risks and stakes, the battles, the behind-the-scenes stories nobody knows. Against all odds and usually teetering on failure, these filmmakers and show-runners made something great, something lasting. From the makers of INSIDE PSYCHO, INSIDE THE EXORCIST, and INSIDE JAWS and from KCRW comes FADE IN - Season 1: QUENTIN TARANTINO AND PULP FICTION. Inspired by the true story.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
13/03/202355 seconds
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The Exorcist’s Legacy with Final Destination’s Jeffrey Reddick

In this bonus episode, series creator Mark Ramsey talks with producer and writer Jeffrey Reddick, who is best known as the creator of the Final Destination movie franchise. What is the legacy of The Exorcist? How is it shaping today’s horror films? What makes the movie - even today - so powerful?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
21/12/201728 minutes 4 seconds
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Inside The Exorcist: Behind the Scenes

Why The Exorcist? Why tell the story of the film and its makers in podcast form? And why choose a fresh audio graphic-novel storytelling approach? Those are just a few of the questions answered in this “behind the scenes” look at the making of one of the hottest podcasts of the year. Series creator and narrator Mark Ramsey talks with the show’s amazing sound designer Jeff Schmidt. Don’t miss the discussion about the secret “Easter egg” hidden in the audio that was only recently discovered by a Russian fan, or the inspiration for the chilling ending (hint: It is a movie, but it’s not The Exorcist).See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
14/12/201744 minutes 31 seconds
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Introducing Inside Psycho

From the creators of Inside The Exorcist, Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery, comes this magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock amid a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. The film now is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--but it nearly didn't happen!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
07/11/20177 minutes 50 seconds
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Redemption | E7

Too much success too young - William Friedkin is warned by legendary auteur Orson Welles. Friedkin’s production company passes on a little movie called Star Wars so he can make his passion project which is eclipsed by its shadow. The film industry turns its back on him, but his love story teaches him a valuable lesson.&nbsp;Meanwhile, Jason Miller dies, William Peter Blatty’s son speaks to him after death, and Linda Blair battles obstacles to save the lives of sheltered dogs. This, as the demon comes home to Iraq, and we answer the question: Whatever happened to the haunted boy?Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at https://art
02/11/201726 minutes 54 seconds
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The Rapture | E6

The Exorcist opens - with no credit for the voice of the demon, Mercedes McCambridge - and she’s furious. Audiences break down the doors to see the movie. Hysteria ensues: Vomiting, fainting, heart attacks, and more. The prominent critics...hated it. Rev. Billy Graham said “the devil is in every frame of that film.” Pressure was building to stiff the movie at awards time, despite its popularity. Linda Blair was shattered. But despite the lack of industry support, William Friedkin was now wildly famous and could do anything. Or could he?Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer"
31/10/201723 minutes 53 seconds
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The Power of Christ Compels You | E5

Friedkin wants to shoot the opening sequence of The Exorcist in Iraq, but first he has to teach the Iraqis how to make fake blood. And where’s the demon statue? Not in Iraq - on a tarmac in Australia, unfortunately. Legendary makeup artist Dick Smith spends two hours a day with Linda Blair, most of it watching The Flying Nun on TV. The exorcism scene takes place in a refrigerated room, making everyone sick. Max Von Sydow faces a crisis of faith and can’t bear to hear young Linda Blair curse. Pea Soup is vomited and heads spin 360 degrees. Famed composer Bernard Hermann calls Friedkin’s movie “dreck.” The voice of the demon, who spent years battling her own demons, will drink and smoke and eat raw eggs while bound to a chair. But when this movie comes out, will anybody see it?Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!S
31/10/201724 minutes 11 seconds
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Tomb of the Demon | E4

The room where the haunted boy was released was haunted ever more. No one would enter that place again. Meanwhile, the impossible task of casting The Exorcist. The actors who said yes, no, and “hell no.” Friedkin’s remarkable interview with Linda Blair after more than 1,000 girls had auditioned and failed. Shooting begins, tragedies overwhelm a cursed set. A Manhattan barfly gets his shot at fame. It’s all leading up to the exorcism sequence, a story of damnation and pea soup and a demon’s voice summoned from a lifetime of alcohol, tobacco, and bronchitis.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at <a href="" rel="n
24/10/201727 minutes 4 seconds
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Jesus Weeps Blood | E3

The haunted boy is freed from the demon...or is he? William Friedkin’s The French Connection is a stunning success, but will his broken down Rolls Royce make it to the Oscar ceremony? Later, Friedkin opens a packaged tossed into a suitcase and spends all night reading what’s inside: William Peter Blatty’s book The Exorcist. He is stunned. Blatty wants Friedkin to direct. All the pieces are in place for the most controversial movie of their careers and one of the most horrifying films of all time.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
17/10/201721 minutes 50 seconds
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The Snares of the Devil | E2

Priests try - and fail - to exorcise the haunted boy’s demons. Meanwhile, William Friedkin witnesses a life-changing execution and insults a Hollywood icon. He loses a job but impresses writer William Peter Blatty, who’s working on a story that is his next best alternative to unemployment. Friedkin finishes the movie The French Connection as Blatty prepares the book that will soon become a number one bestseller.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
10/10/201723 minutes 46 seconds
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The Haunted Boy | E1

The story of The Exorcist is rooted in horrifying facts. Robbie is a young boy living in suburban Washington DC and he has been possessed by...something. Young Linda Blair loves horses, young William Friedkin loves scaring people, and young William Peter Blatty hears the story of the haunted boy in his religion class at Georgetown. It was so shocking, he would never forget it. One day, he will write it down.Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
10/10/201728 minutes 35 seconds
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Introducing Inside The Exorcist

A story of faith and fury, of horrors real and imagined. This is the tale of a real-life demonic possession, a movie, and its makers. A seven-part series inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. Inside The Exorcist premieres October 10thSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
22/09/20173 minutes 6 seconds