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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

4.7 out of 5
758 Ratings

758 Ratings

Jaxx9000 ,

I SO wanted to like this podcast...

Despite the interesting content, I just can’t get past the host’s oddly pretentious enunciation. It completely ruins the presentation.

TheMeMeMeMe ,

One of the most well-researched & produced history podcasts.

Longworth's efforts are deeply felt in a landscape where many podcasts are fuelled by enthusiasm over expertise and research. There is a lot of detail and a remarkable effort to construct the history into an engaging narrative. This is the rare podcast where research means finding rare books, magazines, and accounts, rather than the basic Wikipedia glance.

However, it's ironic that her later efforts to improve her speech have presented more impactful issues. Her efforts are admirable, even if her trademark delivery slows more to wrap her tongue around the problem consonants, but they become confusing when she crisply pronounces a series of t's and then pronounces "written" as "ridden," making it sound like she means the latter word. And when the frequency of problem words increases, her pronounciation struggle pushes her voice into a mad case of sibilance that makes the ep hard to hear (esp Griffith eps).

Misscarolinec ,

Love the show.. you coming back?

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

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