Is the Kennedy Family Cursed?
Is the Kennedy family cursed? Pat and Rebecca take a deep dive into the tragedies of the Kennedy family. While most are aware of JFK and RFK’s stories, many may not be aware of the continuing heartbreak of the Kennedys, even to today. The question is…are they cursed?
Questions Explored in this Episode
What is the history of the Kennedy family in the United States? What happened to Joe Kennedy Jr. that led to the rise of John F. Kennedy? How long have the Kennedys been involved in politics? Besides the assassinations of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy, how many other Kennedys have died prematurely? Who are the others and what happened to them? Why do some think this is a curse? Do some members of the family believe in the curse? Is the family curse real?
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History of the Kennedys
Pat dives into the fascinating history of the Kennedy family. Starting in Ireland, Pat traces the how the family arrived in the United States and rose to being the first unofficial royalty in America. He walks us through the tragedies that are both well known and less known.
Rebecca and Pat debate whether the Kennedy family is cursed. So many have died or barely escaped death for over 40 years. The most recent was just this past summer. Are these just a series of unfortunate events or are they a result of a curse?
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Irish Central: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/what-is-kennedy-family-curse
The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9640584/truth-behind-the-kennedy-curse/
All That’s Interesting: https://allthatsinteresting.com/kennedy-curse
USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/02/kennedy-curse-history-of-tragedy-saoirse-jfk-bobby/1898409001/
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann