I’ve always loved Jenks “Everyman” vibe but this podcast highlights his ability to research and captivate! Love it.
I really enjoy the podcast but the Ad breaks just pop in and out without any warning and it really messes with the flow. Would it be possible to just put a little music or something at the beginning and the end of an Ad break?
No matter the topic, I feel it is well researched and I appreciate the resources and references mentioned. I’ve read several books mentioned. Thank you Andrew Jenks for quality reporting.
This is my favorite podcast hands down. Jenks is incredible as a story teller... I can’t recommend this enough . One day I hope to see the best movies in Hollywood directed by mr. Jenks ... the world needs to experience his craft. I surely am grateful to have found it
Really enjoying the new approach to season 3 compared to previous seasons. The stories are newer, and a super interesting in depth look compared to just hearing the headlines from the news. Jenks presents facts an information in a clear way and does a good job tying it into the storyline.
Andrew Jenkes podcasts are engaging, provoking, and enjoyable. I loved Mr. Jenkes documentary; Andrew Jenkes Room 334. It was a fascinating look into our aging society. I played it for all of my nursing students. Andrew Jenkes also talks freely about seeing a psychiatrist which makes me feel more comfortable listening to him. He is honest, has an enthusiastic personality as well as an incredible work ethic.
I loved this show. Fascinating topics, refreshingly original topics, and in depth analysis and reporting made this one of the best podcast I have ever subscribed to. There is a significant decrease in the quality and quantity of content in season 3 now. Hopefully it’s only temporary. 😞
I have listened to this podcasts since season one, but so far this newest season has been my favorite. Great and interesting stories! Keep up the good work!
Love following Jenks journey. Always fresh perspective. Clearly works hard
This is one of my favs for sure. I always learn something and get excited for the next story. TY Andrew.
Love the authenticity & the subject matter. Thank you, Andrew!
Great podcast. Andrew is awesome. Stories are fascinating and well told
Incredible how underrated this show is. Big fan!
The Kanye episode was the breaking point for me. Whatever that was, please don’t ever do again. Also, podcast can feel like a giant resume for the creator to advertise himself sometimes and it’s distracting and smug. Not an awful podcast by any means. I appreciate the effort and production but pick a lane.
This podcast has so much potential to help young listeners gain a greater understanding of a plethora of topics. The topics are well researched and the material interestingly presented. It is mind boggling that the host continues to gratuitously use explicit language. This podcast should have an explicit label, especially with the subject matter and detailed descriptions of rape in the first episode of Season 3.
Jenks delivers fantastically researched topics with an objectivity that captures the attention and imagination of the listener. His chosen topics that may have been forgotten, or lay just underneath the social consciousness, reignite the quest to answer, “what really happened.” Thanks for your hard work Jenks.
Tell me where these people are that don't love Jenks...Just want to have a chat...
Two words: “passive-progressive”
I listen to this podcasts all the time and love the content! I wanted to know if a podcast can be done on the David Ortiz shooting? It seems it would make a very interesting podcast for this show now that so many speculations are floating around as to why one of MLB’s best players of all time and the Dominican Republic’s icon got shot in his homeland! Transported to Boston within a day SOMETHING HAPPENED! I would LOVE if you worked on this!
I was looking up info about the “27 club” I ended up listen to 5 in a row great podcast!
Jenna interviews the most fascinating people and tells stories about people or incidents most of us have heard and wondered about but are too lazy to research ourselves. Big fan.
Season 2 topics are just boring and very uninteresting. This guy needs to get the people’s elbow n then have maino Rock bottom him. Dude got back to whatever season 1 was.
I’ve been watching and now listening to Andrew’s work since the first season of WORLD OF JENKS on MTV. His genuine empathy and curiosity of the perspectives of people surrounded by circumstantial environments melted my heart and has inspired me to always search for those perspectives, even if the path that leads to them is uncomfortable and unglamorous. More often than not, the people and the stories Andrew introduces me to makes me feel more connected to this imperfect world and it’s beautiful inhabitants who, in sometimes the darkest places, find light creeping in through their broken surroundings and finally see clearly. Thanks for the years of your transparent light creeping in, Andrew. And thanks for sharing Chad with us! 💕
Why is it that you, Andrew Jenks, have developed a recurring theme of women you think you have a shot at, but end up shooting you down??? Curious....
This podcast started off with really interesting topic that were put together very well, one of my weekly listens. I’m not sure why but that didn’t last very long and it seems to be going in a lot of different directions. The topics to cover are out there and I hope this podcast picks things back up again or it gets a complete overhaul.
Whatever happened if you don’t have something nice to say then don’t say anything at all? It’d be so easy to just quietly think I don’t like this, turn it off and go on your merry way. I may not agree with Jenks on everything (not a Churchill fan and never will be) but this podcast is an excellent listen. Plus I remember his show on MTV so it’s nice to see his take on things via podcasts. Sure I could look up the topics on my own as someone else suggested but I’m lazy and Jenks probably has additional sources my lazy behind won’t bother to look up or find. I look forward to the interviews and revisiting season one topics with a new spin or more information. If you truly want to function in a world where you can’t tolerate someone having a different opinion then maybe hole yourself up, turn on Fox News and call it a day? His opinion on Trump doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a cool podcast and you should be mature enough to know that.
I’ve been listening to What Really Happened since day one and I have gotten so many of my friends and coworkers hooked on it too. If you love a good story with a compelling storyteller, then you’ll love WRH. If you respect and admire rugged journalism and painstaking dedication to digging into details and bringing the full picture to misunderstood pop culture events, then you’ll love WRH. Andrews Jenks is also just a lovable, good-natured person and you can tell he really loves what he does and loves sharing his hard work with the world. I cannot wait for the next season! Keep up the excellent and groundbreaking work, AJ!
Andrew Jenks is a documentary filmmaker, and he brings that approach to thoroughly research and tell engaging stories about events and people in history. He is intellectually honest enough to include reaction episodes to these stories as well as his personal connection to his subjects in a way that makes you want to hang out with him.
My only complaint is the Kanye episode. He’s stale, boring and i feel it was a wasted episode.
When your political opinions get in get in your way. You probably would do even better if you had the self control to contain yourself from your political jabs and your passive aggressive remarks. I was enjoying your podcast until I started stumbling across this!!!
The episodes are interesting and informative
Thank you Jenks for researching a number of different topics!
Although these new interview series aren’t so interesting for me. Looking forward to the time when he goes back to regular episodes
I really enjoy listening to Andrew Jenks. Great voice, interesting off the beaten path subjects, and a big heart.
Informative and entertaining, with a great variety of in-depth interviews of guests and well-produced to boot! Just what podcasts are supposed to be. 👍🏼
Pod is very interesting, I enjoy the content of each episode. However, I’m really not a fan of how the ads are done. They are rolled in too seamlessly so you’ll be 30 seconds into the ad before you realize it’s not a part of the show but a totally different subject. And similarly, it’s sometimes difficult to know when the ad is over and you’re back to the show. It’s incredibly annoying! Would be nice to have the ads be a little more overt so it’s easier to follow the flow of the show itself.
I appreciate the how this podcasts works to stay honest to itself. Jenks goes into most episodes reviewing what we may know about the story based on public opinion, news, etc. And then introduces a new item that we may not have known about. The fact that we get to hear interviews with people involved in one way or another, be it historians or friends of the subject, is such a refreshing way to learn about a story. Thank you for this amazing series, keep up the great work! - Josh
Love love love this podcast. I get excited every time a new episode pops up for download. Even the topics I don’t really care about are made interesting to me by Jenks’ storytelling technique. These reviews commenting on not liking his interview style confuse me - I like that it’s more organic and not as scripted/cookie-cutter as many other podcasts out there. I also really appreciate the mental health openness and honesty shown here. I have recommended this podcast to countless friends who all enjoy it as well. Keep doing what your doing - it rocks!!
The topics and interviewees are very interesting, one of the best podcasts for quality, but I may have to unsubscribe unless Mr. Jenks improves his interview/questioning technique. Ask direct questions. Be succinct. Do not be self-depreciating. We know how great the subject is. You are smart and have a smart audience. The pauses during the questions are painful. No need to be overly ingratiating.
Literally just reads the story anyone can lookup
I’ve never in my life been into podcasts. Even now, people are like “have you heard of this podcast....you should totally check it out.” I never do. This is the only podcast I will listen to. I’ve heard every single episode at least 3 times (all I do is keep it on repeat at work... hell, my ocd even makes me hit the “rewind 15 second” logo about 15 times. I’m not lying. Even topics I have ZERO interest in, Andrews brilliance keeps me interested at all times.... I have a meeting to attend, or else I’d write more :).
The best podcast out there. Very interesting and entertaining.
Andrew has such great delivery and does such a great job of setting the tone for each and every episode. Hands down top 10 pod out there
Second season was nowhere near first season quality. The Kanye episode was brutal to listen to (just an odd letter to Kanye format). Also he keeps bringing up that he’s single in his ads which makes them even worse. Sorry You don’t have a girlfriend but that’s not why I’m listening!
Within the first couple of minutes of the Kanye episode, this guy calls himself “the best,” “a genius,” and says, “What’s astonishing is that other people also think I’m the best.” “I sold a documentary when I was a teenager—Maybe you’ve heard of it.” “I’m 6’2” and white.” He says all of this so that he can place himself on par with Kanye West and “talk to him like a brother.” WHAT? This guy’s narcissism is truly astonishing. Why would anyone listen to this?
I didn’t learn anything. Particularly disliked the show about about how Obama killed Osama. The screen was suppose to be blank but the viewers acted like they were riveted. This was not examined at all.
Quality of the content is good but the number, frequency and length of ads are horrific. The show ends up being more ads than content and I’m on the precipice of deleting the episode every time I listen. I understand the need to monetize this show but it’s excessive and hurting the quality of the podcast.
Not much content, no new developments on any of the topics. It’s a giant op-Ed piece with commercials woven throughout as a part of the story. Very distracting, and couldn’t stop the boredom setting in.
I am sick of leftist opinions that are frequently inserted in the podcast and cannot listen anymore. Unsubscribed.
Keep it up!
Love the series but “the scandal match” misses the mark. I still don’t know what really happened? This is not history but more personal possible explanation.
Thanks, Jenks! My commute just got better (at least one day a week)
Your show has been the greatest. It’s been there when I needed it. And thank you to you and your team for creating a great show! I hope the hard work you guys put in is paying off! The amount of information you guys collect is just AMAZING! So thank you for making my long commute to work feel like a 2 min drive.
We want more!!!!!!!!!
Pleasantly surprised to see a new season has started! The Lone Wolf is the best episode, interesting and very well done.
This podcast is really interesting - not quite on the edge of your seat, but engrossing, and as promised, presents a lot of information that's completely new to me. My gripe is that it sounds like the host is reading from a paper or script the whole time. Nothing is off the cuff, there are very few interviews or conversations, so there are no other voices to break up his talking. The podcast could use some more music as well to create some different sounds and make it a more enjoyable listening experience. Basically - loosen up! The stiffness of the host is pretty awkward.
After listening to all of Gladwell’s Revisionist History, I decided to try and find something new. Andrew Jenks’s What Really Happened is such an excellent podcast. He touches on popular culture, sports figures, criminal justice, and a wide variety of other topics. If you love facts and strong investigative journalism that is delivers with heart and passion, Andrew Jenks is your man. Keep up the good work! I can’t wait for season 2!
Omitting one star for the overwrought, distracting music that doesn’t seem to fit the genre of what the show wants to be.
Are you still even doing this? Two months without a new episode seems like a long time...maybe let people know who like this when we can hear it again
I appreciate its Socratic truth pursuit—or openness to the different facets of the story. The Britney Spears and the Princess Di ones come to mind the quickest, although all were good. Jenks’ willingness to be wrong is a breath of fresh air. His willingness to learn helps us all out. Not everyone does that. Humility. Love it. I learn much about the story, but to hear the various perspectives has been enlightening, challenging my own cynical assumptions. Thanks Jenks and team.
I loved World of Jenks when I was in college and was so disappointed when it didn’t renew for another season. As a former journalism student, I have a lot of respect for Jenks as a curious storyteller, interested more in learning the how and why than in getting a “gotcha!” moment with his subjects. He’s interested in a little bit of everything, making someone with almost zero interest in sports or politics be invested in stories about boxing legends led and former governors. Thanks for making my morning commute more stimulating and entertaining! 😊
I listen to so many niche podcasts that I have found this is the one I can recommend to everyone, and they enjoy. Well researched and slickly produced, I can’t wait for season two.
The topics are on point and your research is very thorough. I cant wait to hear more. :-)
Really hits topics that interest me. AJ is really good at this!!
Really enjoy the content and the analysis that gets behind what is apparent on the surface. Unfortunately, the terrible, never-ending, constant background music distracts the narration and voiceovers to the point that this podcast is unlistenable. This poor production choice demeans the value of the content and reduces this podcast to one of those garden variety schlockey cable TV documentaries.
I listened to the whole first season and have decided that I just can't take it anymore. The questions that are asked in the interview are fine. But Andrew starts a question and then proceeds to interrupt himself multiple times with dialogue about the question he's asking. It literally takes several attempts to get one question out of his mouth.
The first few episodes were somewhat amusing but now episodes about reactions to the original episodes Ugh. Kinda like beating an already dead horse...
This podcast has quickly turned into a podcast about itself, much on the same line as The Onions podcast parodied. He made a podcast, it became notable, and now there are more episodes about the podcast itself than there are original episodes of the podcast. As if that wasn't enough, now its turning into a podcast about the podcast's host. Give me a break. What a load of narcissistic garbage.
I totally love this podcast. Even topics that I would normally skip over, he’s got me listening to, and totally enjoying them. Interesting, entertaining, and very well researched cases
Investigated, real information! Not garbage that ”might, maybe, breaking” the real people and their life without spin - so very tired of media taking advantage of emotional listeners to stir up listeners and viewers. Thank you so much!
Self possessed. Focus on your guests.
One of my favorite shows, gives great insight and also explains why some of the events matter. Not only does he give his view of the events and the details that weren't covered when events happened but he gives you the backstory and details that give new importance to the events that may have been easily dismissed. Then he follows up with shows that give reactions and correct some of the conclusions he drew from the events that give us more analysis from experts on the topic that correct details or add a different conclusion not commonly found in most doucmentaries.
I thought the first 6 episodes were well researched and presented. The subject matter was interesting, if not varied. What I really like are the "response to" episodes - they give further background to the episodes and often follow with interviews of his reference sources. Excellent, keep up the good work!
The pods about Ali were excellent. Didn’t know Jenks before, good job sir.
I was getting in to the first episode. Lots of interesting details, and it kept me interested until the very end. The end is where it lost me. The entire story boils down to “who knows what really happened” with a semi-conspiracy theory lean to it. Hard pass. Shouldn’t be anywhere near the top of the charts.
It’s about time that the true story has come out about the James Jordan murder. Kudos to you for summarizing this complicated case, which obviously put a lot of people who live in Lumberton at risk, due to the corrupt sheriff’s department and questionable actions of the DA. How can this type of injustice go on, and how can people who colluded in this travesty sleep at night? Stay on top of this one. Both Daniel Green and the Jordan family deserve to know the entire truth. The rest of us want to hear how this ends, which hopefully, it will soon. Serving 20 years when 3 is warranted is so wrong. It takes attorneys such as these who push forward against tough odds (and at times dangerous ones too is my guess) to bring out the truth. We certainly all have learned the value of watchdog groups as of late, especially those in the legal profession.
Very informative podcast, jenks does a great job at telling the story of everyone involved.
Very interesting and andrew is excellent! Can’t wait to hear more!
I’m disappointed in this podcast. It is well-produced and entertaining, but in no episode do we get any closer to “What Really Happened” in any of these stories. It’s basically a collection of pseudo-journalistic narratives with interesting little tidbits here and there to keep the listener invested without any real, enlightening facts that weren’t already what you could find for yourself online. I gave it a chance for every episode released up until today, but I’m done waiting for them to hit their stride. Sorry Dwayne, gotta unsubscribe.
Uhhh waiting on season 2 like 👀 WYA!!!
I was really upset by the recent conversation with Brittany Snow. Friend or not, to ask someone if they have ever been sexually harassed or assaulted just because it is topical is just unthinkable. It was so uncomfortable to listen to. Some of the stuff, awkward vibe of Andrew is tolerable, but that interview was just agony.
First season was wonderful - can’t wait for more. The “reaction” podcasts have been painfully boring and drawn out. Bring on season two and skip the reaction podcasts!!
Let us know when you come up with a new idea. Until then there are many many many other podcasts that are much more interesting.
For something called “What Really Happened” this podcast is full of andrew jenks’ mostly misinformed opinions and hyperbole. And btw, his opinions are annoyingly counterproductive and harmful to an intelligent discussion of the subject matter.
The production is top notch, great stories but I would scroll past every time because the artwork looks generic. I am thoroughly enjoying the content. 5 Stars.
One of the best-researched podcasts out there. Every episode is like a documentary.
So why are you documenting subjects you have NO full evidence or sources on? So many times I’ve heard, this or that person never got back with you. Then until they do, don’t report anything. Trying to demystify Ali’s greatness is deplorable. Grade: Z-
I’m not sure why this is popular. The title promises a storyline with a conclusion but the podcast does not deliver. I listened to four episodes and there were no new disclosures and no clear conclusions. The guy could have read Wikipedia and some old articles on the internet, written a synopsis of what he “learned” and then ”surmised” the (or one of the) most logical scenarios as the conclusion. There are more fact based, creatively read and interesting podcasts out there. When the latest “episode” explained that this “season” would be some kind of review of the topics from the first season and that this guy has some line on real news and all cable news is a joke, they lost me. Yes, Fox “News” is worthless and dangerous but putting CNN in the same category is ridiculous. This guy markets himself as some kind of smart sleuth but this podcast reminds me of a few guys pontificating on some story they read in the bathroom during the halftime of a football game and then the one who sees himself as their leader makes a podcast from the dregs of their fantasized version. I had enough of that when I was a kid, I don’t need more.
I love this Podcast!!!! However.... where are the newest episodes??? After the Princess Diana Podcast It just ends.... PLEASE CONTINUE TO MAKE MORE!!!
This is one of my favorite pods.
Found this podcast from Dwaynes IG and glad I gave it a shot. The topics are “random” in a good way as I am sure I wouldnt have voluntarily listened to podcasts about those topics but i did. I learned alot and these are well done. Looking forward to Season 2
I don't appreciate a 10 minute long rant blasted CNN. I listen to this podcast for entertainment, not for someone's political leanings. Buh-bye.
Solid podcast, would enjoy more if the episodes were longer. The Lone Wolf & No, Thank you Sam episodes were fantastic.
I listen to tons of podcasts and I mean way, way too many podcasts. This is one of the best I have come across. The host recreates events of the past in such an engaging, captivating manner, I could listen to him for hours.
I really enjoy this well researched and well hosted podcast. One of my favorites
I dig it. I can’t wait for more. I’d like a Dave Chappelle episode.
Your storytelling and research on random topics is amazing. Thanks and keep up the great work!
I really enjoy how Andrew tells a story with research but I can’t give this pod a 5 because there is WAY TOO MUCH UNDERSCORING Please get rid of all the bad music under the whole pod- it’s very distracting from the storytelling. It’s ok to have some music if it’s relevant but the music you are currently using just sounds like bad garage band loops and it’s very obnoxious.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Andrew Jenks, and these podacasts are so awesome! They have such a variety of topics, and he always makes it interesting to listen to, even if you didn’t know anything on the topic before. I really liked the one on Princess Diana, and I look forward to what else he has in store for us! Love you Jenks!!
Great new podcast. Very in-depth research.
Very well done story telling. Looking forward to more episodes.
Pretty interesting topics. Overall a good podcast. My only complaint is the obviousness that he is reading off the script. It often doesn’t sound authentic and is choppy from reading his lines. There are plenty of others who make it more seamless when following a script.
Great podcast straight got me hooked, I didn’t know who Andrew Jenks was l? but I do Now!! Great production, reporting the and reading in between the lines.. facts facts facts!! Shouts out to the THE ROCK!!! Herd about the pod from the #BertCast... bert kreischer. On episode 3 Britney Spears
His ability to be objective yet adding personal experiences, feelings and similarities to the characters makes this podcast simply relatable. The topics and personality choices I find extremely intriguing.
I do enjoy this podcast and the idea of digging deeper into topics. I was disappointed to hear the episode about discrediting Churchill’s depression. Mr Jenks claims to be suffering from depression as well. He should know more than anyone that depressive people hide and suppress symptoms. Depression is still a controversial topic and many suffers feel shame surrounding their condition. I don’t know if he is right or wrong about Churchill’s condition, but why even bring it up when we will never know the truth? Depression is about managing daily life and if Churchill was on medication, he was doing that. And it should be common sense that depression and alcoholism go hand in hand.
Listen to this podcast if you want gender politics shoehorned into interesting topics with a nice liberal slant!
I like Jenks and the subjects he's coverd thus far. But I could do with out the constant, dramatic music beds as Jenks is clearly script reading here. Hopefully he gets a bit looser as the podcast progresses. I'll give it a few more listens.
Love hearing Andrew speak, and these topics are awesome!
Yes! Another smart, well done podcast! I’m only 1 episode in and already hooked! Great music, research and commentary!
So much respect for all the research done to make these episodes, while the results might not always be what the sensationalized idealistic answers are expected, Jenks despite his own ideas behind a theory, goes for the truth within the report, not just what is expected. 11/10 would recommend
Wow! This guy provides fascinating accounts of major cultural and historical events - thoughtful, kind and honest. More please.
Very entertaining podcast one of my top ten podcast so far. You gotta hear this! Best podcast of 2017. It changed my world for sure. Thank you for making this podcast.
I really really really enjoyed this podcast. I think the host is clear and works with intergerty. He really makes the subject matter intresting even when it seems a little dry. I wish there was more and I cant recomend this enough if you love good stories and great journalism.
I’ve listened to several and the content is great! My only gripe with production details . There is the ominous/suspenseful music in the background. It’s over used and makes me think that we’re coming to a pinnacle of the episode, a dramatic reveal, etc. making it difficult to relax and enjoy. If we could lose the music throughout the entire episode and just use it pointedly, I’d definitely re-subscribe!
Finally! Event analysis for intelligent people. Fascinating, creative, even-handed. Thank you!!
I’ve been suggesting this pod to everyone I know. Whether they’re regular podcast listeners or don’t know what one is. And I’d love to know what strangers thought of my facial expressions while I learned what really happened.
I’ve enjoyed the episodes I’ve listened to so far. Entertaining, which is what I’m looking for in a podcast.
I've heard the Britney and princess Diana pods and they are stellar. It cuts through the crap and gives it to you straight. In an hour, I learned WTH happened to notable people that I'd been too lazy to google myself.
One of the most addictive podcast I have heard yet. Amazing topics, incredible research, honest and genuinely objective journalism.
This is a really well done, very professional podcast. Andrew Jenks deep dives into people and issues that, whether we expect them to or not, really do have personal meaning in our lives. I'm hooked and cant wait for each new episode to drop.
Wow! After searching for some good podcast to listen to I am glad to found this one. All the stories here are very intriguing and interesting and theses are stories that I briefly know of but didn’t know about the scandals and hidden sides to them. Some I knew but wasn’t aware of the huge impact it had on their lives . Andrew does a great job of going deeper into each story.
Great young talent here. Got me hooked with his MTV show, these podcasts don’t disappoint either.
I’m trying to listen to more than one episode, but am having a hard time with not one, but two commercials in the middle of the podcast? You are losing your audiences’ attention by doing this, there is no need for it...have it at the beginning or end. Unless of course you can explain to me how zip recruiter or sleep number mattresses belong in the middle of your narrative. I might check back later in further episodes to see if this has changed, if it does I will be hooked. If not, I’ll quit listening after the first episode
This podcast doesn’t even do what it sets out to do. It answers no questions but instead asks more. There’s no real journalism taking place here. The host is simply googling information on the subjects and reading it to us. The production value is high and it’s informative but don’t expect to hear anything ground-breaking
Anytime I can get some interesting information without obvious bias. I'm a happy stoner.
We binge listened the entire series while driving for thanksgiving! Our new favorite podcast! My wife cried a little during the Britney Spears one, not gonna lie
Good stuff. I really enjoy the in-depth journalism and investigation. I enjoy the variety of the pieces.
This is a great podcast and I look forward to listening to each episode.
I skipped this podcast for a while I wouldn’t even give it a chance, or read its description, because I’d never heard of Andrew Jenks and especially because the avatar for it is goofy. Big mistake. Andrew Jenks has a voice. The content is well researched and rapt fascinating. It’s delivered in crisp prose layered with backing news clips. This has vaulted to one of my “must listen to Podcasts and after researching Mr. Jenks, I’m going to track them down and watch them. Don’t take my word for granted. Listen for 5-10 minutes and you’ll be hooked too. In case you read these reviews, I just want to say “Thank you, Andrew. You’ve made my world a better place.” PS. You’re not goofy, far from it. No need to represent yourself, nor your work, with that avatar. There are many people like me out there that will find this great work sooner, if at all. You deserve the listeners you’re missing.
I stumbled upon this Podcast because I love hearing the inside stories of celebrities and how they try to cover up scandals. The episode on Britney Spears was great! The episode about MJ’s gambling problem was even better!!
Never knew I’d be so interested in the people covered this season until I started listening. Great job, great podcast.
The Michael Jordan podcast was a 10 minute story expanded to 40 minutes. I’m so tired of this type of journalism where the journalist has no ability to edit and tighten a story.
Disappointed by the establishment biased perspectives and superficial investigations that take place. Who sponsors this farce? The Rockefeller Foundation lol
Love the episodes
The Jordan episode alone is a must listen. It has a very interesting take on such an icon. Also, loved all the others. Can’t wait for Season 2!
Loved the Britney Spears episode the incident in time was so fascinating to me and I really feel for what Britney went through I only wish her happiness and privacy at this point
Reading some of these reviews, it's funny that haters think how whenever reviewers say some version of "go Jenks” they think it’s a Jenks friend....clearly don’t know Jenks’ work and that’s the name he goes by. On his Mtv show people just called him Jenks.
Been following Jenks some nice the beginning. His work is always amazing. Highly recommend anything he’s a part of.
This is a can’t miss podcast for me on a weekly basis
Today was my best day at work. I’m a truck driver from New Jersey and I normally spend my day at work driving obviously but also listening to the radio. Mostly talk radio and some music... but not tonight. Tonight was spent driving and listening to the entire first season of What Really Happened. It took about 12 hours buts that’s because i am working and have to stop to make deliveries and take lunch and use the rest room lol. I gotta say I can’t wait for the second season to come out and hopefully it will be more episodes. Thank you again and best of luck.
Not only is this podcast full of factual errors (for example, she was never "Princess Diana," she was "Diana, Princess of Wales"), Jenks has a clear bias and slants all the stories he relies on to support his bias. He makes snide comments about any facts or statements he doesn't like and rambles endlessly while adding nothing to your knowledge of the story he's supposedly covering. Don't waste your time.
I absolutely loved this first podcast! I am hooked and can’t wait to listen to more!! Andrew Jenks is the icing on the cake!! He keeps it interesting and wanting more even when the topic is enough by itself!
This dude needs an editor. Rambling incoherent garbage.
Every single sentence he utters winds down to a grating gratuitously low-toned gravelly stop. No exceptions. Drives me more crazily than Prince Di’s drunk chauffeur. It’s like when I was in high school and had to suffer through some student’s recitation of their book report. Boring, predictable, amateurish delivery. The content isn’t much better because he wastes so much time telling us about his false starts and the problems with whatever information he’s gathered, rather than just getting to the point of what he’s discovered. However, the topic he was chosen is a worthy one and shows insight and intelligence on his part. For that reason I am giving this two stars instead of one. On a personal note, his friends should realize that they do him a disservice by posting five-star reviews with zero intellectual content. That’s just so High-Schoolish.
This guy has a way of taking topics that I would never care about and causing me to sit in my car once I’ve arrived home from work in order to keep listening and learning! I’m glad I stumbled upon this.
I came across this podcast yesterday with the Princess Diana episode and ended up listening to all of the episodes. It is the first podcast that has been able to hold my attention. I truly enjoyed every episode.
Jenks drills deep on topics to clarify fuzzy facts. His reporting is transparent, inquisitive to the last breath, and revealing of iconic figures and the rather obscure people surrounding them. A reoccurring theme is how the mass media machine cynically drowns truth in the pursuit of the most eyeballs.
This quickly became one of my all time favorite podcasts. Every episode makes me love it more.
The host has good subject matters and material but it feels like he is reading from a book. As a result, it’s a bit dull and doesn’t keep my interest.
I have listened to every episode of the show so far and enjoyed them. But the Princess Diana episode made me a huge fan of the podcast and Andrew Jenks. It is moving and honest. After all of the media coverage on the 20th anniversary of her death, this podcast is the best discussion of her impact and legacy. I highly recommend this podcast and, especially, the Princess Diana episode.
Decent so far but strong start for a new pod. The host keeps saying “I’m going to just lay out the facts without adding my opinion” then lays out his interpretation/opinion lol
Listening to this podcast is like reading the National Enquirer...actually it makes the National Enquirer seem like well researched journalism. Then I looked at the graphics and realized maybe this podcast is really for children or middle school students? Jenks should stick to his career as an author.
My favorite new podcast, by far! So interesting!
I am loving this podcast. I love the details and Andrew is a great story teller.
Complete joke, if investigative journalists still exist they must be sick of things like this. Amazing that you can title something this way and never commit to a conclusion. The Jordan episode is especially shameful. Everyone, including Ryan (interviewed in the pod) hints at knowing the truth but the opposite conclusion is drawn. A joke.
he really nailed the 2007 episode.
Each and every episode is very well done and each subject is truly fascinating. Found myself sucked in even on stories I didn’t think I cared about (Britney Spears).
This podcast is well done and the storytelling is phenomenal! Keep up the good work! I wasn’t that interested in bridge gate when the story was in the headlines but boy was I wrong! Your perspective made it feel more like a spy thriller with so much intrigue. Thanks for opening my eyes! And keep them coming!
I listened to all 4 podcasts this week and love how in-depth the stories are. I wasn't sure this podcast was for me but I quickly got "sucked" into the stories. I highly recommend this podcast for absolutely everyone.
Never been in to podcasts - not really interested in someone just talking about what they know/think - but this one is awesome! Major controversial topics that were infamous in the media are broken down and researched. The best part is that Mr. Jenks only presents the facts and when he states an opinion, it is clear that is his opinion. Can’t wait for more of these podcasts!
Great topics. Tells the story using little narration and plenty of sound bites. Highly recommended.
Well done Jenks
Great topics! Thanks for your no nonsense style of pod-a-lism. I’ve enjoyed every one of your podcasts. Couldn’t help but feel sorry for Brittany and the report on The Gov was very informative. Keep it up! Have recommended you to my friends.
I LOVE this show. The stories are so, so interesting and well told and captivating as hell. But honestly, the music behind the speaking is so unnecessary and distracting. It makes me feel like I’m waiting in line for a haunted house. Once that’s gone, this is a perfect show.
I normally thoroughly enjoy Andrew Jenks’ projects. This podcast is just too scripted sounding to me. I know he covers a ton of facts. I just wish it was more conversational and dynamic. I lose interest early into the podcast.
I'm obsessed with research and this podcast not only does it well but tells intriguing, fascinating stories! Really good stuff!
Well told, well sourced, well cited, well produced episodes. Great topics so far too! I’m worried that they won’t be able to sustain the content though.
You can tell Andrew does detailed research and brings out all point of views. Love this podcast already!
Delivery is Perfect! Well done, and you’re my next Podcast Recommendation.
look forward to the new episode every week... Fabulous stories, well told and interesting
This has quickly b come my new favorite podcast. There's just enough time spent on summary, research, opinion, and cause and effect and it's a wider range of things which is really great. I look forward to every episode.
This collection of episodes is really strong. Love the nuance. Love the questioning of what we believe to be fact, which may just be a headline. Learned a lot. Can’t wait for the next one!
Great listen with excellent narration and compelling storytelling
I just binged the first three episodes and I’m hooked! Well researched, concise stories by a great story teller. Highly recommend.
I really enjoy this podcast. I am learning the back story about things I forgot I was curious about. Andrew has a humble style and let’s you know his point of view without pushing it on you.
I love the deep look into these things and always leaves me thinking hmmmm afterwards.
One of the most compelling podcasts I’ve ever heard
I have really enjoyed this podcast so far. It's has some very intriuging stories about real life people. Somewhat dramative but does it's best to stick with the verrified facts with inverviews from true professionals.
Favorite new podcast
I like the concept of the podcast. Jenks should probably change the name to “not sure what really happened but email me if you know and we can get you on a future podcast.” Lots of foreplay here but never gets down to business
In the first 3 minutes, you get roughly 5 facts completely wrong. Work on your research.
A great listen. Deep dives into interesting topics, presented into a entertaining yet concise way. Highly recommend!
I listened to one while searching for new podcasts, thinking this will last 10 minutes. More interesting that I thought it would be. Looking forward to future shows.
Hands down, my favorite (non-wrestling) podcast! There is so much research and time put into each topic. This podcast is basically an audio documentary, 10/10.
We are so dependent on the media feeding us the information but rarely getting the backstory. I love the backstory to historical or high profile events because there is always more to the story and things are rarely what they are portrayed in the media!!! Excellent podcast, very captivating!!
Great podcast! But the background music is kind of unbearable
Love this podcast! The Britney episode has been my fav so far. I appreciate that you didnt just let the journalist state things as “fact” when they weren’t. Can’t wait to hear more!
i really love this podcast, and while I have learned and loved from each of the podcasts ... for me the best, the most insightful podcast was the one of Brittney Spears. I've always had a soft spot for her, and now ... .. WOW. Andrew is fair and introspective at all times!
One of my favorite podcasts.
So well researched and captivating. I look forward to the upcoming episodes. Highly recommended
Keep em coming!
Love it - absolutely worth a listen!
Very well done and so interesting!
Loving this podcast Andrew! Please keep going! Keeps my attention all the way through, and it’s a cool way to learn things I would’ve never learned otherwise! Really enjoyed the Muhammad Ali one! Well done!
I just found this podcast the other day and I am already obsessed. So good, so entertaining. Well done.
It’s like those lame alt fact Facebook videos .. all poised to inflate the ego of someone with an idea pushing one thought they had on the toilet. These type of things are why people are so dumbed down
I was really looking forward to this podcast. 2 episodes in and neither story tells what actually happened. Jus what might/probably/could have happened.
Dude, get rid of the dark and brooding background music—you’re making your podcast feel like a bad Lifetime Original movie.
This is my favorite new podcast. The stories are fascinating, and he gives SO much detail!
This is the podcast version of a term paper you BS’d your way through in college with 3inch margins and 18pt font. The production quality is good enough, but the journalism is not there.
At first I was distracted by the sound the Andrew's voice because it sounded so familiar. Finally placed it. He was at one time Gary Garver, the remote interviewer from early Howard Stern Show (pre Sirius days). Glad to see that he is doing more serious subjects. I can't wait for more episodes. Keep up the good work!!
This is my new favorite podcast! I love documentaries, but don't want to have to sit & watch tv for an hour. For me, this is the best of both worlds. I love that I can listen to this podcast that sounds like a documentary anywhere & at anytime. Keep doing a great job!
Very well done and interesting!!!
It’s aggravating listening to speculations with no answers. then I go to the reviews and it looks like all of the host friends wrote a reviews. So I’ll balance things by giving it a one star.
The first episode was fairly interesting in that it took a small tidbit about Ali and looked in depth... but where is the substance? There was no real conclusion other than "this happened a long time ago so I'm not sure what really went on." The second episode took a look at Bridge-gate and, while Jenks mentions the media frenzy and hundreds of hours of reporting, gives a basic overview with no in-depth investigation. That's fine for a basic news and history podcast but this is billed as looking into the minutia of the underbelly of these stories. Oh and the dramatic History Channel music! Perhaps over time It will get better but for a man saying he's spent "years" looking at these stories, I'm going to need some more details.
I really love this podcast, but can you summer down with the dramatic music??? It's absolutely ridiculous and undercuts your laborious research. It makes me think of the alien shows on the history channel!
Listened to the first two episodes and I’m hooked! With all the things going on in the world and the skewed press, a lot of us only get a part and/or version of the story. Jenks takes a deeper dive into events and opens our eyes to details we never imagined.
Well done and throughly researched. Interesting topics.
Give it 5min and guarantee you’ll be hooked. Only regret is that I caught it this early and can’t binge listen. Awesome job!!!
There is some really good, interesting material here. Almost Malcolm Gladwell level. … But TWO commercial breaks in the middle of a PODCAST?!? Are you kidding me??
Great tone, well researched, very very interesting. The host doesn't insert himself, he keeps to the actual story. Excellent pod, excited for more.
Love the first episode. Hooked. Ali staged the whole event
I’ve become somewhat of a podcast addict in the last few years and this show is off to a great start. I like the premise of this in that it takes multiple viewpoints of a story and lets the user decide on what they want to believe. Can’t wait to see where this goes!
How about a piece on the Clinton’s and what really happened with the numerous controversies they’ve generated? Or Henry Weinstein? Every story has a left slant to it. And before you make assumptions, I could care less for Chris Christie or New Jersey.
I like this.
So interesting, love learning the history behind a. Headline
First episode is about Ali? REALLY? Ugh...so disappointed. Listened to 10 mins then un-subbed. I don’t think you could find a less interesting story.
Fantastic first episode. Missed this man's voice in the ether! Can't wait for more.
Great, very interesting podcast.
Definitely gives you new perspectives to consider.
A very intriguing and captivating podcast. Can’t wait for the next episode.
After listening to the first episode of this podcast, I can’t wait for the next one! This was a story I wasn’t familiar with and found interesting. He provides plenty of research to tell a credible story and listener is left to draw their own conclusion.
Such an amazing podcast stimulating, engaging, makes you want to ask more questions about things you take for fact. Andrew Jenks is the best.
It felt like you were trashing Mr. Ali until the last 4 minutes and then showered him with praise at the end. Felt shady. Good production value, will listen to the next episode.
Interesting, exciting, and well spoken. Jenks is truly special at crafting a narrative and sharing it with the world. Enjoyable for all!
Hell yea JENKS, pumped for more bro!
I am both an ex law student of three years from a family of attorneys and a current student pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology, so I was eager to listen to this podcast because of my familiarity with some of the material. I, too, have written about some of these historical events. I have to say that this is not at all what I was expecting, but in a good way. I never expect trash from Jenks, but the way in which he presented the material is phenomenal. The material is presented in a fashion that any person would be able to understand. Further, his arguments are clear, quite thorough and to the point. I am very impressed so far, though, I am still prone to immaturity and did laugh when he said “gaping hole” twice in under a minute. I got a few laughs out of this podcast, which was nice. I appreciate the way that he wrapped up the episode as well. Overall, as someone who is familiar with the material, I am highly impressed with the sources he provides and the clarity of his arguments. I can tell this podcast took a lot of work. Also, I am the owner of a Sleep Number smart bed and it’s great. You’ll understand once you listen to the first episode. I have always loved Jenks but I am writing this from an entirely unbiased perspective. I genuinely expect great things from this podcast.
Great story teller! I want more!
I don’t know much about this podcast other than whatever the Rock and Garcia get into with Alex Jenks has to be fearless when examining important and the impossible even when you dare to tell the truth where you have credibility. Show light where there’s darkness! I hope you take a look at WW2 at some point
Great way to endure LA traffic. This is very well produced and thought out. Can’t wait for the next episode!!
Cannot wait for the Britney episode!
The 1st episode is pretty great. Very well thought out and presented. Looking forward to future episodes.
I absolutely love this podcast! The premiere episode is a riveting glimpse into the life of Muhammed Ali and the many conspiracies that unravel throughout the episode made my jaw drop. Can't wait for more. Consider me a subscriber and fan!
I cannot wait until the next episode! Andrew Jenks is such a talent and deserves to be recognized for not only the effort that he's put into this podcast, but his body of work as well.
My favorite documentarian now in my phone? Yeah!!! 🙌🏽
Andrew Jenks really did his homework presenting all sides to the Ali story, unearthing interviews and evidence never heard or seen before. I love how he provides the background and evidence supporting all sides of the story and leaves it up to the listener to decide for themselves what really happened. Production quality is top notch and kept me engaged for the entirety. Lookin forward to future episodes!
Great POD,...kept my attention the entire time about a subject I had never heard about. Offers multiple insights that make you wonder.
Love Andrew Jenks on MTV. Very excited to add this to my podcast list.