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Caroline, Stef, Sheila, and Mike discuss the feelings and emotional impact of HBO's new drama, I Know This Much Is True.

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Caroline, Stef, Sheila, and Mike discuss the feelings and emotional impact of HBO's new drama, I Know This Much Is True.

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 6)

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 6)

    Photograph by Atsushi Nishijima/HBO



    Welcome back to The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, the podcast where a rotating lineup of hosts discuss I Know This Much Is True, the six-part limited series from HBO.  On this episode, Caroline, Stef, Sheila and Mike are back to discuss the finale, Episode Six.







    This week, the hosts discuss the tragic opening scene and how it sets a course for our characters through the remainder of this episode and series. In the past, we finish Grandpa Tempesta's rancid storyline and in the present, we finally learn the identity of the Birdsey Boys' biological father!



    Stay tuned to the end of the episode as the hosts all give their final thoughts on the season as a whole, and whether it was worth the time invested. 



    We hope you have enjoyed our podcast series for I Know This Much Is True and we hope we helped bridge the issues the show raised about how we all get along in this world.



    #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue



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    Recorded at Pod Clubhouse Studios using Cleanfeed.net. Edited by Caroline Daley.

    • 1 hr
    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 5)

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 5)

    Photograph by Atsushi Nishijima/HBO



    Welcome back to The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, the podcast where a rotating lineup of hosts discuss I Know This Much Is True, the six-part limited series from HBO.  On this episode, Caroline, Stef, Sheila and Mike are back to discuss Episode Five.







    Note: For whatever reason, we were all in a very silly mood while recording this episode. So, dear listeners, be prepared for a lot of laughs and hi-jinks as we discuss this penultimate episode of I Know This Much Is True. 



    In this episode, the hosts discuss Dominick’s reluctance to learn about (accept?) his family’s history as we finally dive into the story of Grandpa Tempesta’s manuscript.  For once, we all seem to be on the same page as Dr. Patel ... perhaps Domenico is too much like looking in a mirror for Dom.



    As the episode spent a lot of time in the past, we too spend a lot of time discussing Grandpa Tempesta and his utter failure as a respectable human being. We also draw a lot of parallels between Domenico and Dom and how the apple doesn't seem to have fallen far from the tree.



    Also, we talk about our thoughts on the Psychiatric Review Board’s stunning reversal of their decision to imprison Thomas and the implications for the Birdsey boys now that they are reunited. And we all take bets on whether Dominick and Dessa will reunite now that her marriage is in trouble. Oh, and Mike teaches Caroline and Steph about the difference between sauce and gravy and does some fantastically bad Italian accents along the way.



    Looking forward, what will happen in next week's final episode? Will Dominick and Thomas learn who their father is?  Will Thomas make it out of the show alive? What other skeletons does Grandpa Tempesta have in his closet?  #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue



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    OTHER EPISODES OF THE I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE PODCAST:

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    Caroline | Stef | Sheila | Mike | PodClubhouse

    Recorded at Pod Clubhouse Studio using Cleanfeed.net. Edited by Caroline Daley.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 4)

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 4)

    Photograph by Sarah Shatz/HBO



    Welcome back to The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, the podcast where a rotating lineup of hosts discuss I Know This Much Is True, the six-part limited series from HBO.  On this episode, Caroline, Stef, Sheila and Mike are back to discuss Episode Four.







    This week, the hosts discuss the emotional (and gruesome) flashbacks illustrating Thomas’s descent into his disease and his history of self-harm and in the present day, the ethics of Thomas’s hearing and how it played out.



    With the seeming end of the Thomas subplot, we continue to discuss Dominick’s own physical downward spiral following his truck wreck incident, his painting accident at the Rood's house and missing Thomas' hearing. How far will Dominick fall? 



    Looking forward, the hosts rejoice at the return of Nedra and Grandpa Domenico's manuscript - perhaps we'll finally get the long awaited backstory on Dominick's father's true identity and pull back the curtain on all of the Birdsey family secrets?



    Oh, and Mike posits a loopy (and most definitely wrong) theory on whether the aftermath was real or a morphine induced hallucination.



    We hope you continue to join us as we explore I Know This Much Is True and the issues it raises about how we all get along in this world.  #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue



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    OTHER EPISODES OF THE I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE PODCAST:

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    Caroline | Stef | Sheila | Mike | PodClubhouse

    Recorded at Pod Clubhouse Studio using Cleanfeed.net. Edited by Paul and Caroline Daley.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 3)

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 3)

    Photograph by Atsushi Nishijima/HBO



    Welcome back to The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, the latest TV series podcast from Pod Clubhouse! Each week, a rotating lineup of hosts will discuss I Know This Much Is True, the six-part limited series from HBO.







    On this episode of The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, Caroline, Sheila and Mike are back to discuss Episode Three. Lisa Sheffer preps Dominick for a pivotal hearing to decide Thomas’ fate. A chance encounter with an old classmate brings painful childhood memories to the surface. Dominick reflects on his and Thomas’ time together at college, during which he met Dessa and the signs of his brother’s illness first began to manifest. Joy attempts to remedy the problems in her and Dominick’s relationship.



    The hosts break down the episode in detail and share their experiences. They illustrate how relevant and pervasive the issues brought up in the show are, including the devastating impact of mental illness, the challenges of family members with disabilities or mental illness, and the frustration of navigating “the system.”



    We hope you continue to join us as we explore I Know This Much Is True and the issues it raises about how we all get along in this world.  #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue



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    • 1 hr 33 min
    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 2)

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 2)

    Photograph by Atsushi Nishijima/HBO



    Welcome back to The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, the latest TV series podcast from Pod Clubhouse! Each week, a rotating lineup of hosts will discuss I Know This Much Is True, the six-part limited series from HBO.  This week, we're discussing Episode 2 of I Know This Much Is True.







    On this episode of The I Know This Much Is True Podcast, Caroline, Stef, Sheila and Mike discuss Episode Two. The hosts share their personal experiences, illustrating how relevant and pervasive the issues brought up in the show are, including dealing with mental illness, the challenges of family members with disabilities, the confusion inherent in navigating the "system," and dealing with loss.



    We hope you continue to join us as we explore I Know This Much Is True and the issues it raises about how we all get along in this world.  #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue



    Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe to all of our Pod Clubhouse shows on Apple Podcasts.

    OTHER EPISODES OF THE I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE PODCAST:

    1

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    Caroline | Stef | Sheila | Mike | PodClubhouse

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 1)

    The I Know This Much Is True Podcast (For Episode 1)

    Photograph by Atsushi Nishijima/HBO



    Welcome to The I Know This Much Is True podcast, the latest TV series podcast from Pod Clubhouse! Each week, a rotating lineup of hosts will discuss I Know This Much Is True, the new six-part limited series from HBO.







    Starring Mark Ruffalo (playing identical twins), I Know This Much Is True is based on the 1998 novel from Wally Lamb of the same name. It's been adapted for television, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine; The Light Between Oceans).



    In this podcast episode, Caroline, Stef and Mike sit down to discuss Episode One. This is a heavy TV show, light on laughs but loaded with serious and important issues and overtones. Appropriately, the hosts have a very real conversation about issues that affect many families, including mental illness, family members with disabilities, dealing with the system, and familial and religious guilt.



    We hope you join us each week to explore not only I Know This Much Is True but also, the issues it raises about how we all get along in this world.



    #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Huntergreen cat ,

New to the show

New to the podcast and the show. Put off watching the show for some time knowing how emotional the subject material would be. The discussion here is nicely paced and pairs well with the material. Thank you.

Misslingdow ,

I know this much is true

Great recap and deep dive into the show.