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What TV Show Succession Teaches Us About The Murdoch Family Empire
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What TV Show Succession Teaches Us About The Murdoch Family Empire
Since it first aired, the hit TV show Succession - which follows the internal power struggles of a rich family and their media empire - has had people speculating over whether the show is based on the Australian media moguls, the Murdochs. But just how much of the script is actually based on the Murdoch family? The final season begins tonight, fans hoping to finally see how this power hungry family pans out and who will end up controlling Waystar Royco.  In this episode of The Quicky, we speak to Paddy Manning, a journalist who has covered the Murdoch family for decades to find out where the real life Murdochs and fictional Roy family's lives align. What will happen when Rupert marries for the fifth 'and final' time? And what happens when the family patriarch dies?  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Paddy Manning - Journalist and author of The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch To grab a copy of Paddy's book The Successor: The High Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch click here Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Kally Borg Audio Producer: Thom LionBecome a Mamamia subscriber: for privacy information.