Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy

Publisher:
Apple, At Will Media

Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy

4.7/5

Critic Rating

Over the course of nearly half a century, Siegfried & Roy performed 30,000 shows for 50 million people and generated well over $1 billion in ticket sales. Although the German-born illusionists and pop culture icons were mega-famous, much about their private lives, eccentric public personae, and tragic final show remained shrouded in mystery…until now. Emmy®-winning filmmaker and journalist Steven Leckart, in his very first podcast, takes you behind the velvet curtain to reveal shocking moments, surprising details, and hidden truths about two men who were lionized by millions of fans, lampooned by the media, criticized by animal welfare advocates, and endlessly scrutinized by...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Tiff T. • This Bliss Life Feb 22, 2022

"The most surprising thing (at least to me) is the in depth investigation to other MULTIPLE incidents at the Siegfried and Roy show, specifically the ones that were covered up....an excellent podcast to binge and could be considered a warning tale on those who profit off of wild animals. "

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Score: 4.2

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Jan 23, 2022

"...a simultaneously compelling and frustrating Apple TV+ podcast...this is no Tiger King. Wild Things feels overly reverential and oddly drained of colour. If the host has a trick up his sleeve, it’s time for the big reveal."

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Score: 5

Alexi Duggins • The Guardian Jan 21, 2022

"This excellent eight-part series goes into depth on the details of that night, as well as profiling its subjects’ outrageous career in compelling detail. Think cheetah smuggling, tigers in swimming pools and the most bizarre police investigation you’ve ever heard of. "

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Score: 4.5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Jan 19, 2022

"...the series doesn’t seem particularly interested in being quick with sharing its findings. Wild Things appears content with ambling through exposition. If this is meant to be the lulling first act of a larger magic trick — the “Pledge,” if we were to use the parlance — then, fine. But they better have something good in store."

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Jan 17, 2022

"...it's hard not to be captivated by the enigmatic and eccentric men and their love of animals. And as with any good magic show, await the big reveal and learn about what led to a life-long partnership and their tireless workshopping of magic tricks and illusions on the big stage and with big cats."

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