Friday, June 5, 2015

And now there's MANSON: The podcast

Fresh off the popularity of the SERIAL podcast and riding the wave of Charles's Manson's return into the modern popular culture comes Karina Longworth’s You Must Remember This  

"Charlie Manson’s Hollywood” is a ten-episode cycle on “the life, crimes, and cultural reverberations of Charles Manson.” The first episode, “What We Talk About When We Talk About the Manson Murders”, lays down both Longworth’s theses and the blueprint for the series. In the former category, she acknowledges that the Manson story is, as is often acknowledged, a story about the ‘60s, and how their idealism “curdled, amidst a series of disasters”: the 1968 assassinations of MLK and RFK, Nixon’s election that fall, Altamont the next year, and Vietnam throughout. Manson was “more than a 1960s phenomena,” Longworth says; he “helped to invent the ‘70s.”

Sounds like as much fun as you can have while listening to stories about gruesome murders.  I shall definitely be giving this a try.  And, while I'm at it, let me ask Karina where's she's been all my life?

Click here for another link into how Charles Manson is again a 'hot topic.'


MrPoirot said...

Why is Nixon a disaster related to Manson? He had only been prez 5 1/2 mos when Charlie shot Crowe. The disaster that effected the 60s more than JFK or Nixon was LBJ. LBJ started the Viet Nam War and upped troop counts to well over 550,000 men.

Altamont was but a blip on the local radar. The black man killed at the concert pulled a gun which was what led to his being stabbed by Hells Angels. It was made into a movie by the Rolling Stones for their own self aggrandizement which is the only reason it is still discussed today.

The 60s generation was the first American generation where everyone had a tv. We were a nation tuned into Cronkite, Huntly and Brinkley and John Chancellor every night at 6:30. Do not leave outthe effect of tv being used to manipulate the minds of a generation unprepared to handle propaganda TV news.

MrPoirot said...

In fact Nixon was only president 11 months and 11 days during the 1960s. His famous quote, "Manson is Guilty" did not occur until 1970. The Viet Nam War had been going on 4 1/2 years when Nixon took office on Jan 20, 1969.

katie8753 said...

Starship, am I missing something???? What are you talking about????

katie8753 said...

Why would the assassinations of MLK and RFK affect Manson, a non-voter, a racist pig and a slovenly, fly-bitten, no-talent hack? And how did Manson help invent the 70's? He sure didn't invent my 70's. They had nothing at all to do with him.

MrPoirot said...

The majority of the time Manson was on the street in the 60s it was Lyndon Baines Johnson who was the president yet there is not a single time I can recall Manson ever mentioning Johnson. Even till this day I've never heard Manson mention President Johnson. Manson's world was not predicated on who was president or the war in Viet Nam or who was being assassinated but rather Manson's world was derived from inside our prison system. Manson brought that world out of the prisons and forced it onto society.
There is a story about one of the LSD trips the Family was enjoying together with Manson where a girl got up from the group to relieve herself so she headed to a bathroom but Manson stopped her and forced her to relieve herself using a bucket in front of them. That was how Charlie had lived his life in prison. He brought that world out onto our streets with him.
Then consider a second infamous event which occurred simultaneously to the Labiancas being butchered. Sadie was in an apartment building on the beach front in Venice with Manson when she relieves herself in a stair well.

Does it sound like society was imposing itself onto Manson's ATWA world or was Manson imposing his ATWA onto society? Look at what went on the night the Labiancas were murdered. Did RFK's assassination figure into what went on at Cielo? Did LBJ or Nixon cause their murders? Did the Viet Nam war, coal mining and fracking cause the Tate/Labianca murders?

sunset77 said...

I'm not really sure who Karina Longworth is, but I looked and seen she was born in 1980. I'd have to question her view on the 1960's. I doubt if she ever got high while listening to the "White Album" or stood in the streets screaming "hell no, we won't go".

TomG said...

A horse is a horse
of course of course
And no on can talk
to a horse of course
That is of course
If the horse of course