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
"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?
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