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“ A new documentary podcast series (co-produced) by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions . . . will take listeners deep into the unknown side of historic news stories . . . trying to find out if what we think we know ever really even happened. ”
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New Episodes Every Wednesday
Episode 1

The
Talk

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Episode 2

The Lone
Wolf


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Episode 3

Without
a Voice


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Episode 4

No, Thank
You Sam


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Episode 5

Black
Dog


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Episode 6

A Royal
Legacy

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Episode 1
The Scandal Match

In 2001, at the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, Venus Williams forfeited a semi-final match 4 minutes before it was to begin…a match against her best friend and sister, Serena. Headlines quickly charged the family, and mainly their father, Richard Williams, of orchestrating which sister would win the match. In the championship, Serena was booed and heard racial slurs (something tournament organizes dismissed). She didn’t return to the tournament for nearly 15 years. The Williams family always maintained it was just an injury, and that they had informed officials hours before the match, not 4 minutes beforehand as they claimed. In 2015, Serena returned, only to drop out again.
Episode 2
The Secret Sonic War

In the last couple of years, American embassy officials in Cuba have been injured by "sonic attacks". Jenks has followed all the leads, being convinced at one point that acoustic weapons don’t even exist, and then that they do exist, and the Russians, and then the Cubans, and then, believe it or not, the Americans were responsible. At other points, he thought it was rogue factions within different countries, only to later think maybe it was environmental factors, or mass hysteria, or a wide-range of other medical conditions he'd never heard of. What Really Happened?
Episode 3
THE ANATOMY OF A BOX OFFICE FLOP

John Carter is one of history's biggest box office flops: $250 million... gone. But, it was directed by two-time Academy Award winner Andrew Stanton, had Disney’s marketing prowess, and was based on the book that inspired Star Wars and Avatar. What Really Happened? This episode is the anatomy of a blockbuster gone bust, a possibility even when the person in charge is brilliant.
Episode 4
THE LOST KING

King John II of France is missing from the pages of history. There are no movies, no books, hardly a Wikipedia page. But, after Jenks dug in to the mystery of this seemingly forgotten king, a whole medieval world came to life. As it turns out, John II, perhaps better known as John the Good, sailed to England to turn himself in as a prisoner of war, abandoning his stunned French subjects to fend for themselves through the Dark Ages. Is he the worst king in history? Or, has he been unfairly lost to the annals of time?
Reaction to:
A ROYAL LEGACY

Jenks speaks with two groundbreaking biographers that changed how the public perceived Princess Diana. New York Times best-selling author Andrew Morton (Diana; In Her Own Words) talks about secretly working with Princess Diana and publishing a book that essentially she wrote and Tina Brown (The Diana Chronicles) speaks about her own personal relationship with Diana and what the Princess would have accomplished should be alive today.
Reaction to:
Black Dog

Jenks speaks with New York Times Best Selling author and biographer Paul Reid about the accuracy of "The Darkest Hour", inaccurate Churchill quotes tweeted by Congresspeople, and Churchill’s famous speech after Dunkirk. Jenks also speaks with a listener, Jhamie, who reached out on Twitter with her constructive criticism for Andrew about how he talked about mental health in the fifth WRH Season 1 episode, BLACK DOG, and their shared mental health experiences dealing with depression.
Special Episode:
The Trial of Daniel Green

In 1993, Daniel Green was charged with the murder of James Jordan. Now 25 years later Andrew Jenks attempts to better understand the trial and investigation, visits Daniel Green in prison, and provides his take on what really happened.
Reaction to:
WITHOUT A VOICE

Jenks responds to listener feedback (1:05:30), interviews critically acclaimed actress Brittany Snow (36:24), and paparazzi Daniel Ramos (3:55), who was there taking pictures when Britney Spears infamously smashed in a windshield with an umbrella. Jenks also talks with lawyer and conservatorship expert Lee Kaster (1:39:19) to better understand if Britney has in fact lost her financial freedom.
Reaction to:
THE LONE WOLF

After listening to this episode, we'll know why Chris Christie joined ABC News as a political commentator, and why he apparently, now as a former Governor, got caught trying to cut the TSA line at Newark airport. In this reaction episode to The Lone Wolf, Jenks also talks about his phone call with David Widlstein, aka The Lone Wolf (5:46), about what Christie's future may look like (1:08:56), interviews Matt Katz author of the preeminent Christie biography (12:14), Washington Post fact checker and reporter Sal Rizzo (48:27), and talks about feedback from listeners including a caller from New Jersey (1:04:25).
Reaction to:
The Talk

Jenks recaps Season 1's overwhelming response and kicks off the 'Reaction Episodes', 6 episodes where he gets feedback from listeners and speaks with experts or people who had first hand accounts related to each topic. This episode includes Jenks' diagnosis of cable news, an Ali story from Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott (18:25), interviews with NY Times Best Selling author Jonathan Eig (44:29) and Ali aficionado​ and author Dave Hannigan, listener reaction (24:18), and Jenks' updates on his quest to find Joseph (15:12)
Episode 1
The Talk

According to reputable news sources, in 1981 Muhammad Ali talked a man out of committing suicide. But will new sources reveal this was a concocted event devised by Ali himself?
Episode 2
The Lone Wolf

Is a traffic columnist who monitored New Jersey highway congestion and a lone wolf who formally took stats for Chris Christie’s HS baseball team the two people who are the respective heroes and villains of Bridgegate?
Episode 3
Without a Voice

Ten years after the infamous shaved head incident, and with growing attention to her little known conservatorship status, did everyone miss the true nature of Britney Spears “meltdown”?
Episode 4
No, Thank You Sam

When Michael Jordan’s father died and Jordan retired only months later, many questions remained. Did he walk away to mourn out of the spotlight, or were there more sinister reasons at play?
Episode 5
Black Dog

Andrew Jenks was ready to sell his new movie based on the inspirational Winston Churchill, who had chronic depression but still saved the free world from Hitler and the Nazis. Like Churchill, Jenks lives with depression. But after speaking with biographer Paul Reid and Sonia Purnell, Jenks wonders if Churchill’s depression, or ‘black dog’, is really just a myth.
Episode 6
A Royal Legacy

With endless news coverage on the death of Princess Diana, has Buckingham Palace opted to produce a new documentary to help people come to terms with the past, or is it a way to excite fans about a new narrative with the current royal family?
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Andrew Jenks is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, and author who explores people’s stories which are oftentimes overlooked or misunderstood.

At age 19, Jenks moved into an assisted living facility to capture the true essence of this often forgotten community. What started as a simple, low-budget documentary turned into an international hit, ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335. At 21-years-old, ESPN Films financed THE ZEN OF BOBBY V., which tracked Bobby Valentine--an American baseball coach who had become a national icon in Japan. The film premiered at the 2008 TriBeca Film Festival. In 2010, Jenks created MTV's WORLD OF JENKS. Jenks was also the face of MTV News' coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election. In 2013, Jenks teamed with Scholastic to publish his book “My Adventures As A Young Filmmaker.”

In 2014, Jenks directed ESPN's 30/30 short film POSTERIZED, part of ESPN’s Emmy Award-Winning series. He also directed the Netflix feature film IT'S NOT OVER, which he shot in India, South Africa, and America, about the global HIV/AIDS crisis. In 2015, CNN Films released his award-winning short film, ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY chronicling an all-deaf high school championship football team. Jenks recently premiered his award-winning feature documentary, dream/killer. He subsequently created and executive produced the documentary series, UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following Ryan Ferguson’s journey in investigating three wrongful conviction cases, that led to the release of Kalvin Michael Smith (wrongfully incarcerated for 20 years).

He has created and written fictional television scripts for both HBO and ABC Studios.

Jenks is the founder of the largest high school film festival in the world, The All-American High School Film Festival, an annual event is held at the AMC Movie Theaters in New York City that provides over $300K in scholarships to students from over 25 countries.

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Andrew Jenks partners with some of the world’s most recognized media companies to create highly impactful and celebrated work.

At age 19, Andrew moved into an assisted living facility in order to capture the true essence of this often overlooked community. What started as a simple, low-­‐budget documentary turned into an international hit. ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335, went on to win top prizes at a number of domestic and international film festivals. HBO released the film January 2008 to rave reviews.

At 21-years-old, ESPN Films financed THE ZEN OF BOBBY  V., which tracked Bobby Valentine - an American baseball coach who had become a national icon in Japan. The film premiered at the 2008 TriBeca Film Festival.

In 2014, as part of ESPN’s Academy Award Winning 30 for 30 Shorts Series Jenks released “Posterized,” which took a fascinating look into former NBA center Shawn Bradly’s life in and off the court.

About Seven Bucks

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Co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and producing partner Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions is a multi-platform production company pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Crossing all entertainment verticals, Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion.

Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate including tent-pole movies such as Universal’s The Janson Directive, New Line Cinema’s Rampage, Paramount’s Baywatch, and Legendary’s Skyscraper. The company also produces original television programming including HBO’s highly rated comedy series Ballers, Spike TV’s Rock the Troops, HBO Documentaries’ Rock and a Hard Place, CNN’sSoundtracks: Songs that Defined History, and YouTube Red’s Lifeline (2017).

In 1995, Johnson started his career in entertainment with just $7 in his pocket and has since become one of the world’s top-grossing actors with global box office revenue exceeding $5 billion. Garcia began her career in finance with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith before founding a private wealth management firm and most recently, her talent and media firm, The Garcia Companies. Garcia and Johnson combine their creativity and experience to develop high quality entertainment to inspire audiences around the world.