The Season 2 premiere of the hit podcast series What Really Happened? is out, and so is the listing of upcoming episodes. The series, which reached number one on Apple’s top charts during its previous season, chronicles documentarian Andrew Jenks as he examines and contextualizes famous figures and historical or widely-publicized events, while discovering untold stories and unraveling newfound narratives.
The first part of the Season 2 lineup includes:
• “The Scandal Match” / Serena Williams
• Episode 1 – September 19, 2018
What really happened in 2001 when Venus Williams forfeited a semi-final match against her best friend and sister, Serena. Headlines charged her father, Richard Williams, of orchestrating which sister would win.
• “The Secret Sonic War” / Cuban & US Relations After ‘Sonic Attacks’ at US Embassy
• Episode 2 – September 26, 2018
What really happened when American diplomats stationed in Cuba were suddenly having severe hearing issues?
• “The Anatomy of a Box Office Flop” / John Carter Movie
• Episode 3 – October 3, 2018
What really happened with a rising star, an Academy Award-winning director, and a massive Disney marketing campaign of the movie flop?
• “The Lost King of France” / King John II of France and Lost History
• Episode 4 – October 10, 2018
What really happened when King John II of France, aka John the Good, abandoned his responsibilities and ended up becoming a prisoner, leaving his own people infuriated when they learned the details of his departure? Why is he missing from the history books?
• “Citizen Chappelle” / Dave Chappelle
• Episode 5 – October 17, 2018
What really happened when the most famous comedian in the world, just signed a contract for $50 million, started filming the 3rd season of his critically acclaimed show, then had a “meltdown”?
• “The 27 Club” / Death of Music Superstars at 27 Years Old
• Episode 6 – October 24, 2018
What really happened when famous musicians Brian Jones, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse all died at 27 years old?
• “Democracy on the Rocks” / Boris Yeltsin
• Episode 7 – October 31, 2018
What really happened in 1994 when the Secret Service discovered the President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, extremely drunk, wearing only underwear, yelling for a cab, and demanding pizza?
• “Balloon Boy” / The Balloon Boy Hoax
• Episode 8 – November 7th, 2018
What really happened in 2009 when a 6-year-old boy was reported stuck in a hot air balloon, 7,000 feet above ground?
Additional future episode descriptions will be announced at a later date. The season will run into 2019 and will include reaction episodes.