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Speeding Bullitt: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen

Dec 30, 2021

Chris Rieger, Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University joins me to talk about Faulkner’s rise to fame, we compare The Reivers book to the movie, and we also discuss Faulkner’s screenwriting career.

Dec 16, 2021

How does the biggest name in Hollywood end the 1960s? By starring in a film adaptation of William Faulkner’s last novel, 1962’s The Reivers, which takes place in Mississippi at the turn of the 20th century. Tune in as the Steve McQueen expert Marshall Terrill joins me to discuss the icon’s third and final comedy.

Dec 2, 2021

Why is society obsessed with Charles Manson? Jeffrey Melnick, author of Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family, joins me to explore society's obsession with Manson. McQueen expert Marshall Terrill joins me on the second half of the episode to share his thoughts on Manson.

Nov 18, 2021

Tom O’Neill, author of CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties, discusses his shocking findings from 20 years of researching the crimes that took place at 10050 Cielo Drive in 1969. He also reveals what’s in McQueen’s LAPD Manson file, and shares what he knows about Steve’s cocaine...

Nov 4, 2021

In the summer of 1969, hippy cult leader Charles Manson and his followers terrorized Los Angeles, murdering actress Sharon Tate, McQueen’s close friend, Jay Sebring, and others. Writer Ivor Davis was there, reporting on the madness as it unfolded in real time. Ivor joins me to reflect on the Manson murders 50+ years...