The Conservatorship

View descriptionShare

How did we get here?  How did one of the world’s most influential and successful pop stars end up losing control of her own life? 

Unable to make decisions about her finances, day-to-day tasks or even her own health...but at the same time still performing on stages around the world and drawing in millions of dollars.

Britney Spears has been under the conservatorship of her once-estranged father for well over a decade.  And as the world asks why, we're digging deeper into the factors which lead Britney to where she is today.

Are the media to blame? Is it the machine of the music business? Her own family? Or perhaps is it us who are the problem?


Author of Britney: Inside the Dream, Steve Dennis

Paparazzi, Daniel Ramos

Attorney and conservatorship expert, Lisa MacCarley

Journalist for The Atlantic, Spencer Kornhaber

Lawyer and the Director of the Spectrum Institute, Thomas Coleman


Britney Spears on Star Search - T.P.E./Rysher Entertainment 

Britney Spears at 2002 Video Music Awards - MTV

Britney Spears at 1999 & 2000 Billboard Music Awards - Fox Broadcasting Company

Britney Spears at the 2014 People's Choice Awards - CBS Entertainment Group

Britney Spears on E! News, Big Stars Big Stories - E! News

Fox News Commentary on Britney Spears Child Custody Battle - Fox Broadcasting Company 

Britney Spears attacking Paparazzi - X17 

Britney Spears transported to Cedars Sinai - Hollywood.TV

Britney Spears interview on For The Record - Radical Media / MTV 


Executive Producer: Edwina Stott

Audio Production: Adrian Walton

Managing Producer: Andrew Brentnall

For more great Nova Podcasts head to novapodcasts.com.au

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp
  • Email
  • Download

In 1 playlist(s)

  1. Unpacked

    10 clip(s)


An investigative podcast that delves into the world's most curious and complex stories. In season on 
Social links
Follow podcast
Recent clips
Browse 10 clip(s)