Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson believes you ought to be listening to some other podcast, since, well, he produced it.
The movie/TV/wrestling celebrity and his business partner Dany Garcia just put out a new podcast series in their Seven Bucks Productions firm, What Really Happened. The series, which is hosted and produced by documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks, aims to do exactly what other amazing podcasts like Revisionist History and 30 for 30 Podcasts do this nicely: Reveal to true back story of a widely-known occasion or entity.
Even more shocking than the fact that this event happened? The simple fact that it could have been staged. In fact, there is enough to make someone question whether the champ’s entire rescue mission was a proposed move that is political. Luckily, that someone is the dogged researcher Jenks, who spent nearly three years studying about the famed Ali moment. His story is worth a listen, and not just since “The Rock” stated so. (And yes, his voice is worried in the premiere show, but not in the way that you’d expect.)
Future What Really Happened subjects include Britney Spears, Chris Christie’s “bridgegate,” Michael Jordan and Princess Diana. Shows are available every Wednesday on Apple Podcasts or wherever you download podcasts.