An investigative narrative podcast series has debuted today, exploring the affair that led to the abdication of King Juan Carlos I of Spain in 2014 through a first-hand account from his mistress Corinna zu-Sayn Wittengenstein.
The eight-part series titled Corinna and the King was created in collaboration between journalism and production studio Project Brazen and non-profit public media organisation PRX.
The podcast is available in two languages including English, narrated by Mishel Prada who previously starred in the Starz series Vida, and Spanish, which is narrated by Orange Is The New Black actress Laura Gomez. The english and Spanish versions will be released separately, made in partnership with podcast production companies Audiation Inc. in New York and La Coctelera Music in Spain, respectively.
Project Brazen and PRX have previously worked together on other successful podcast projects such as Kabul Falling - which gave the point of view of Afghan citizens on what it was like being under the control of the Taliban - and Resistance: Stories from Ukraine - which tells the stories of people in the war from the perspective of photojournalist Laurel Chor.
“We created Project Brazen to go after the biggest stories in the world, telling them without fear or favour,” said co-founder of Project Bazen and executive producer of the show, Bradley Hope. “This podcast, our most ambitious effort to date, embodies that mission. The shocking story of Corinna and The King is as thrilling as it is consequential.”
Episodes one and two are out now, looking at the King’s past and his early secret relationship with Wittengenstein. Subsequent episodes - which will be coming out every Monday - will incorporate interviews from experts including royal correspondents, biographers, historians, former FBI agents, and more.