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You Must Remember This

By Slate Magazine

Rank #5 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
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You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.

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You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.

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6003 Ratings
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I can’t stand the new artificial intelligence voice

By archer1692 - Dec 11 2018
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The podcast is very spectacular. A lot of the reviews don’t like Karina’s narratorial style, but I love how cinematic it is for a cinematic podcast about cinema. So well researched, great use of music, and I listen to it every day, even the repeats to help me sleep. She makes it interesting even if you aren’t familiar with the subject. Superb podcast. Only criticism is that the experiment with using an artificial intelligence voice instead of a guest reader is not landing and I hope it comes to pass soon.

Love the show but the “bot” was AWFUL!!

By jobstop - Dec 05 2018
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Couldn’t stand listening to the AI bot thing... had to skip through :(

iTunes Ratings

6003 Ratings
Average Ratings
5163
451
194
115
80

I can’t stand the new artificial intelligence voice

By archer1692 - Dec 11 2018
Read more

The podcast is very spectacular. A lot of the reviews don’t like Karina’s narratorial style, but I love how cinematic it is for a cinematic podcast about cinema. So well researched, great use of music, and I listen to it every day, even the repeats to help me sleep. She makes it interesting even if you aren’t familiar with the subject. Superb podcast. Only criticism is that the experiment with using an artificial intelligence voice instead of a guest reader is not landing and I hope it comes to pass soon.

Love the show but the “bot” was AWFUL!!

By jobstop - Dec 05 2018
Read more

Couldn’t stand listening to the AI bot thing... had to skip through :(

Top 10 Episode of You Must Remember This

Rank #1: 44: Charles Manson’s Hollywood, Part 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Manson Murders

May 26 2015
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This season, You Must Remember This will explore the murders committed in the summer of 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. Today, we’ll talk about what was going on in the show business capital that made Manson seem like a relatively normal guy.

Rank #2: 120: Boris and Roger Corman (Bela & Boris Part 6)

Nov 21 2017
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Where Bela Lugosi lived his last decade in sad obscurity, Boris Karloff worked until the very end of his life, even as his body began to fall apart. Some of that work was for Roger Corman, the extremely prolific independent genre film producer whose movies helped to define the generation gap in the 1960s, while serving as a training ground for the next generation of auteurs. Karloff’s and Corman’s finest collaboration, Peter Bogdanovich’s directorial debut Targets, would serve as a bridge between cinematica eras, paying tribute to Karloff and his long career while depicting events that were shockingly of-the-moment--and still relevant today. Featuring Rian Johnson as Roger Corman and Patton Oswalt as Boris Karloff.

Rank #3: 2: Frank Sinatra in Outer Space

Apr 16 2014
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Welcome to the second episode of You Must Remember This, the podcast devoted to exploring the secret and or/forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. Today, we look back to 1979, when — while the music world was full of punk and post-disco coke rock, and the movie world was making the transition from the “New Hollywood” of the ’70s into the blockbuster age — Frank Sinatra recorded Trilogy: Past, Present and Future, a triple album with one disc each devoted to big band standards (“The Past”); covers from “the rock era” including Billy Joel and Beatles songs and also “Theme from New York, New York” (“The Present”); and, most amazingly, a 40 minute song cycle about life, love, death and visiting outer space (“The Future”). We’ll take a look at how and why “The Future” was made, and theorize as to why it’s fallen into the dustbin of pop cultural history.

Rank #4: 71: The Blacklist Part 1: The Prehistory of the Blacklist

Feb 02 2016
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This episode will trace the roots of both communism and anti-communism in Hollywood, through the Depression, union struggles and scandals, and World War II. The major characters of the series will be introduced, including members of the Hollywood Ten like Dalton Trumbo and Edward Dmytryk, two Party members who collaborated on a film called Tender Comrade, which starred one of Hollywood's proudest Conservatives, Ginger Rogers. Tender Comrade epitomizes the political evolution that made the Blacklist happen: considered patriotic American propaganda during the War, the film was recast as problematically anti-capitalist after the war, and its makers branded with the epithet "prematurely anti-fascist."This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. For a limited time, The Great Courses plus is offering my listeners a chance to stream hundreds of their courses for FREE at thegreatcoursesplus.com/REMEMBERThis episode is also brought to you by Squarespace. Start your free trial site today at Squarespace.com. Use promo code REMEMBER for 10% off your first purchase. 

Rank #5: 5: The Lives, Deaths and Afterlives of Judy Garland

Jun 09 2014
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Today we’re commemorating the life and career of Judy Garland, who died 45 years ago this month. Signed to a studio contract at the age of 13, encouraged to become a pill addict as a teenage MGM contract player, crowned a superstar by The Wizard of Oz at age 17 and married for the first time at 18, Garland lived more than her share of life before reaching legal maturity. But today, we’re going to pay particular attention to the last two decades of her life, the post-MGM years, during which Garland battled through one comeback after another, ultimately establishing intimate relationships with her fans on TV and in live performances that would cement Garland’s legacy as one of the most powerful performers of all time. These triumphs were, at the time, usually overlooked by an essentially paternalistic mainstream media which, much to Garland’s dismay, delighted in the negative and the tragic. We’ll explore Garland’s struggles to assert herself within an industry that nearly killed her, and against a media which seemed to be out to get her. We’ll also take a look at Garland’s rise as a gay icon, and the connection between Garland’s death and the Stonewall Riots, which took place the night of Garland’s funeral.

Rank #6: 45: Charles Manson’s Hollywood, Part 2: How Manson Found His Family

Jun 02 2015
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Today we're tracing Charles Manson's life from his birth to a teenage con artist, through multiple stints in reform schools and prisons, and finally to San Francisco circa 1967, where Manson began to try out his guru act on the local hippie kids.

Rank #7: 87: Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Douglas Fairbanks / Lucille LeSueur Goes to Hollywood

Aug 09 2016
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In order to understand Joan Crawford’s rise to fame, we have to talk about what Joan - born Lucille LeSueur, and called “Billie Cassin” for much of her childhood - was like before she got to Hollywood, and what Hollywood was like before she got there. To accomplish the latter, we’ll focus on Douglas Fairbanks: top action star of the silent era, the definition of Hollywood royalty, and the father of Crawford’s first husband.

Rank #8: 115: Where the Monsters Came From (Bela & Boris Part 1)

Oct 17 2017
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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were two middle-aged, foreign, struggling actors who became huge stars thanks to Dracula and Frankenstein, the first two of a trend of monster movie hits released by Universal Studios during the 1930s. This season, we’ll discuss their parallel but very different lives and careers. Today, we’ll start by exploring where each man came from, what they were doing before they got to Universal, and why Universal began making monster movies in the first place.

Rank #9: 22: Audrey Hepburn: Sex, Style, and Sabrina

Nov 11 2014
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Audrey Hepburn was the first glamorous actress whose style seemed to be to dress for herself, and not to appeal to men. Today we’re going to talk about a film which sparked this evolution, Sabrina.

Rank #10: 92: Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Mommie Dearest

Sep 13 2016
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The year after Joan Crawford died, her estranged, adopted daughter Christina published a tell-all, accusing her late mother of having been an abusive monster when the cameras weren’t around. Three years later, Mommie Dearest became a movie, starring the only actress of the “new Hollywood” who Joan herself had commended, Faye Dunaway. The disastrous production of that film revealed how much had changed in Hollywood since Joan’s heyday, and the finished film did much to mutate Joan’s persona in the minds of future generations.