You Must Remember Manson
By Karina Longworth / Panoply
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From the archives of You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth presents her hugely popular series, “Charles Manson’s Hollywood.” It chronicles the murders committed by followers of Charlie Manson in the summer of 1969, and how the lurid crime and its aftermath were inseparable from the show business milieu in which they occurred. Originally released in 2015. For more great Hollywood stories, subscribe to the You Must Remember This podcast.
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||E12: The Manson Family on Trial||The trials of the Manson family became a kind of public theater which a number of current and future filmmakers found themselves caught up in.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E11: Death Valley ’69||After the murders, Manson moved his family to the depths of the California desert. There, even before they were finally apprehended by the law, their utopia started to fall apart.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E10: Roman Polanski After Sharon Tate||Roman Polanski was in London the night his pregnant wife was murdered in their home. He returned to Los Angeles, devastated, to find himself wanted for questioning in a crime which the LAPD, initially, had no idea how to solve.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E9: August 8-10, 1969||Over the course of a single weekend, half a dozen hippies massacred seven people. This episode includes disturbing details about very violent crimes.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E8: Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski||While trying to launch her own acting career, Sharon Tate fell in love with, and eventually married, Roman Polanski, the hotshot Polish filmmaker who had his first massive American hit in the summer of 1968, Rosemary’s Baby.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E7: Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring||In the first of two episodes about the Manson Family’s most famous victim, we’ll trace actress Sharon Tate’s early years, her romance with celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring, and the on-set affair that changed the course of Tate’s life and career||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E6: Kenneth Anger and Bobby Beausoleil||The first person to go to jail for a Charles Manson-associated murder was Bobby Beausoleil, a charismatic would-be rock star who had put in time as a muse to Kenneth Anger -- child actor-turned-occultist experimental filmmaker and author||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E5: Doris Day and Terry Melcher||Charles Manson became convinced his best chance at rock stardom was impressing Terry Melcher, a record executive who had made stars out of The Byrds, who was also Doris Day's son and Candice Bergen's boyfriend.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E4: Spahn Ranch and the Beatles’ White Album||After wearing out his welcome at Dennis Wilson’s house, Charlie Manson moves his family to Spahn Ranch, a dilapidated Western movie set where the cult starts preparing for Helter Skelter, Manson's made-up apocalypse inspired by The Beatles.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E3: The Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, and Charles Manson, Songwriter||In part three, we’ll talk about Charlie Manson’s arrival in Los Angeles, discuss Dennis Wilson’s life and the role he played in enabling Manson’s rock n’ roll delusions, and explain how The Beach Boys came to record a song written by Charles M||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E2: How Manson Found His Family||In part two, we trace Charlie 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.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||E1: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Manson Murders||In part one, we’ll talk about what was going on in the show business capital that made Charlie Manson seem like a relatively normal guy.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
FAVORITE PODCAST OF ALL TIME
This is required listening if you call yourself a podcasting fan. Longworth goes into so much detail and captures so many intricacies of the story that by the time you inevitably binge-listen to the whole thing you feel like a Manson expert yourself. I’m begging you to listen to this, it does not disappoint.
Absolutely worth the listen
When I first listened to “Charles Manson’s Hollywood”, it was a season of the tremendous “You Must Remember This” podcast by Karina Longworth. Seeing it as its own separate title reminds me of how terrific this series was.
Karina has not only told the story of the Manson family here. Through outstanding research, the podcast also tells you the story of a society that allowed the Manson family to happen. A riveting, enlightening, and sometimes terrifying narrative— I would recommend it to anyone that wants to understand “the family” and the world around them a little more deeply.
The best in longform podcast journalism
A breathtakingly panoramic view of Hollywood in the late-60s, and a riveting tale of the Manson Family. Longworth contextualizes not just Manson’s crimes and motives, but the lives of his victims, the sociopolitical environment, and the indulgent misogyny that gave Manson a space to thrive.
Better than Serial imo and more than worthwhile for fans of Hollywood, true crime, the hippie movement, or pop culture.