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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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
748 Ratings

748 Ratings

Misscarolinec ,

Love the show.. you coming back?

I am in love with your show and I very much hope you will be back.

coffeydarling ,

Genius

Karina’s ‘Charles Manson’s Hollywood’ season is the best piece of storytelling I have listened to in podcast form. I look back fondly on how addicted I was to listening to it unfold. In terms of the rest of the podcast I really like how she approaches old Hollywood with a broad lens and includes lots of intersectional information. Judy Garland and Dead Blondes are more of my faves

Cathy in Toronto ,

Started out strong

I listened to every single episode because of its thorough research and strong poing of view. However the quality of presentation really declined toward the end. The affectations in Karina's presentation style became acute, and together with the bizarre choice to use a very annoying "robot" actor meant I listened to it with gritted teeth. Karina's final sign-off seemed anger-filled. Clearly something went sideways, and it showed.

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