20 episodes

This season, we’re getting into 1950s Hollywood, ground zero for a cultural transformation that would upend every aspect of Americans’ lives. A movie theater in every city, a TV in every living room, and a Post-war America determined to be happy at any cost. Also during this period… a slew of untimely Hollywood deaths.

The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it out alive. This is the story of how Hollywood sold us on a new American Dream, and left a few unlucky stars holding the bag.

Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession).

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Death on the Lot The Binge

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 971 Ratings

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This season, we’re getting into 1950s Hollywood, ground zero for a cultural transformation that would upend every aspect of Americans’ lives. A movie theater in every city, a TV in every living room, and a Post-war America determined to be happy at any cost. Also during this period… a slew of untimely Hollywood deaths.

The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it out alive. This is the story of how Hollywood sold us on a new American Dream, and left a few unlucky stars holding the bag.

Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession).

Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot and Death at the Wing, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.

Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen.

A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.

To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com.

Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

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    Don’t Change That Channel

    Don’t Change That Channel

    Episode 1 | As post war Hollywood strives to define itself, it mirrors the divide happening in America. A rising right wing seeks to create conformity and fear, while a left wing fights for Civil Rights and a more equitable future.



    Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog.



    Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com.



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    A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.



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    • 44 min
    Willie Bioff & Labor’s Last Stand

    Willie Bioff & Labor’s Last Stand

    Episode 2 | The Life and Death of Willie Bioff, a gangster who bled American unions dry right just as labor was starting to deliver real results for workers.



    Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog.



    Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com.



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    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.



    A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.



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    Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.
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    • 54 min
    The Red-Baiting of a Golden Boy

    The Red-Baiting of a Golden Boy

    Episode 3 | A new generation of actors questioned the status quo; a rattled establishment fought back; dire consequences ensued. We’re talking John Garfield, Hollywood’s first method actor.



    Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog.



    Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com.



    Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.



    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.



    A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.



    To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com.



    Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.
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    • 55 min
    Blood Alley

    Blood Alley

    Episode 4 | The life of James Dean, a restless man-child desperate to express himself in uptight post-World War II America. The original Rebel Without a Cause, and the prototype for a new kind of American teenager who longed to escape Mayberry.



    Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog.



    Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com.



    Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.



    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.



    A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.



    To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com.



    Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.
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    • 56 min
    Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

    Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

    Episode 5 | As television transformed American life, George Reeves became a star, only to get trapped inside the part that made him famous: Superman.



    Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog.



    Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com.



    Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.



    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.



    A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.



    To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com.



    Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.
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    • 58 min
    Change Agent

    Change Agent

    Episode 6 | How Hollywood’s use of Black actors clashed with the rising Civil Rights movement, and how the first black Oscar winner, Hattie McDaniel, was caught in the middle.



    Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog.



    Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com.



    Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.



    Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.



    A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production.



    To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com.



    Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
971 Ratings

971 Ratings

KBMENYC ,

Hollywood History with a Twist

Loved the blend of classic Hollywood dark history with an Adam McKay lens. I only wish there were a season 3 quickly arriving. Smart, funny, and surprising.

kdl2679 ,

Could have been good

This guy can’t keep his liberal beliefs to himself. Libtards will love this.

Nokov ,

Review

Great content but you need to hire a professional narrator. Unlistenable

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