Reviews
I will absolutely listen to anything katina puts out! She is awesome
lkulm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/22
I had very high hopes when I read the summary, as I had never heard this story before but couldn’t make it past the first two episodes. Needlessly drawn out storytelling and the slowest and, sorry to the women who I am sure worked very hard, but unappealing and stilted narration. Could have...Read full review »
Jean game via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/22
The story of Joann Bennett was fascinating and heartbreaking.
Constanza from NY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/22
love it
Maclilli via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/22
This is preposterous. The 2 narrators come off as ludicrous, pretentious idiots. It is insult to modern women. Please abandon this drivel. Many episodes about a story that has been well covered over decades. Whole story is in description. Is this part of the “dumbing down of America”? ...Read full review »
jimnanbo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/21
Utterly pertinacious. These things happened to my family, so. Has Vanessa Hope ever made a good movie? The definition of nepotism.
Joe boos rum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/21
I really wanted to like this. In fact, I really want to like “You Must Remember This” but I can’t get through an episode without having to turn it off because of Longworth’s voice. When I read “Love & Crime” features Vanessa Hope (including the fabulous Zooey), it piqued my interest....Read full review »
Lululabonte via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/21
The narration is agonizingly slow, as if the narrator is addressing an intellectually challenged audience. She makes long unnecessary pauses in every sentence. The ads are annoying and way too loud. Takes an interesting story and makes it boring.
fubt56 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
Karina Longworth is absolutely amazing, her research is impeccable and I love listening to her. Echoing what others said about the volume of the ads (why! Just adjust the volume Vanity Fair!) and I think when you have a relative providing commentary, you sometimes lose a historical perspective in...Read full review »
FrankieInLove via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/21
I was very interested by the premise, as it was a story I vaguely recalled hearing about, but I could NOT make it through the first episode. Karina Longworth’s speech affectations made it unbearable to listen to. Every syllable is excruciatingly drawn out it sounds like a farce. It’s not an...Read full review »
sasmay15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/21
Really great, but I wish the ad breaks weren’t at twice the volume of the rest of the episode.
RicaMarch via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 11/18/21
I so much enjoy the orchestration between the two hosts: I very much like the particularity, or maybe granularity is the better word, in the point of view of the authors/hosts. This is an ethically lucid, feminist history which regards the people who lived and worked within historically dynamic...Read full review »
BlueLenses via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/21
The ads are WAY too loud, frequent, repetitive and annoying. Seriously, the show is fantastic - why not offer a paid ad-free version?
ReneeL. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/21
Absolutely Fantastic! I wish that I could add five more stars to my rating. From start to finish, the story was interesting and compelling. As a huge fan of classic movies (especially film noir), Joan Bennett is right up there with the greats. The idea of building a story before and after the...Read full review »
Supremes4ever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/21
Great story, love love Karina Longworth but can’t listen to it because THE ADS SHOUT AT YOU AND ARE WAY TOO LOUD. Ridiculous.
charlsey303 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/21
What a woman! What a life story. Couldn’t put it down. Thank you.
Griffin_Bear via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/21
I love Karina Longworth’s “You Must Remember This” podcast, and was excited for and hoping that this podcast would be as good. I was not disappointed! If anything, this particular one topic story exceeded all of my expectations. It is exceptionally compelling, well researched, and fascinating. I...Read full review »
Terry82252 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/21
Karina Longworth is the best podcaster in the business. This collaboration with Vanity Fair and Vanessa Hope is so well-researched and expertly told that I am glad I waited for all 10 episode to binge over a couple of days. I was intrigued and grew so fond of all the figures that I wouldn’t have...Read full review »
Lotalivin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/21
As always, Katrina does an amazing job researching and presenting Joan Bennett’s career and accompanying challenges. Joan’s granddaughter offers thoughtful insights to the legacy of her grandparents. I hope you continue with podcasts like this, but please dispense with the stilted re-enactments...Read full review »
Rheddrose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/21
This is a fun story about Hollywood’s Golden Age but Karina Longworth is not a good narrator. Her articulation is exaggerated and grating in her insistence on pronouncing every single syllable to an extreme. She knows a lot about movies but it would be better to have her as the producer and...Read full review »
Harpoon 95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/21
Interesting enough narrative but 10 episodes was excessive. Longworth’s slow with exaggerated emphasis speaking style reminds me of a person trying to communicate with one who speaks a different language.
dwdp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/21
Love the series and I want more!
Sunny Wunder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/21
Huge fan of old movies and the 1930s thru 1960s… And I want MORE! Please consider giving more real-life stories of the stars from this era. Everyone knows about beloved Hepburn & Tracy and Bogey & Bacall and Taylor & Burton, of course. Consider Claudette Colbert, Billie Burke,...Read full review »
TooBusy67 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/21
Love Ms Longworth, so I’m listening to this out of fondness for her meticulous research. Aside from that, the content itself is pretty dull and the ads are too long. Check this out only if you’re enamored of You Must Remember This and want more content.
Sapph-hime via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/21
I hope that Longworth listens to this and hears just how ridiculous her verbal affectations sound. Her delivery takes you out of the story and makes it nearly impossible to enjoy this really interesting story. All the other vocal talents featured in this production are wonderfully intriguing and...Read full review »
GayTimothy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
I am a movie buff and have always loved Joan Bennett’s work. It was great fun hearing these real life stories. The story behind the movie “ the apartment “ was a kick. This podcast is all about a strong woman trying to do her art in a world that gave her little freedom. Very well done and very...Read full review »
cathyeide via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
Well researched and interesting The one complaint is that the volume for the ads is much louder than the rest of the podcast. It’s not pleasant if you are listening through AirPods.
AmaDonna via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/21
Karina Longworth and Vanessa Hope have excavated and illuminated an old scandal in ways that refract into our own time. With the compelling narrative and insight that we expect from Longworth in her “You Must Remember This” podcast episodes, we are further engrossed by Hope’s personal insights...Read full review »
Roger Collins, Esq via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/21
I’m a longtime listener of Karina’s “You Must Remember This” podcast and for the most part, this podcast is on par with the former’s quality. Well researched and many interesting tidbits about the subjects and Hollywood during that time. I really could do without the actors playing Joan and...Read full review »
Krimema via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/21
The subject is really engaging. But the narrator is the most annoying I have ever heard. That makes it very hard to listen to.
Cat9er via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/21
There’s an ad for another podcast (on fashion) that the sound levels are about double the sound levels of Love Is a Crime podcast. It was an assault on the ears every time that ad ran. Truly frustrating every single time (like twice per episode) Also regarding sound: the use of the historical...Read full review »
therealJCAP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/21
But between the complaints about the host’s pronunciation tics and the complaints about the ad volume - no thanks! Too bad, I need a good podcast to distract me…
Jumoz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/21
Eh
I love Old Hollywood, but this just isn’t it. I will finish it, but this doesn’t need to be 10 episodes to get the story told. The voice acting is bad. Zooey’s voice acting makes me physically wince. Karina, I love her other podcast, but her over enunciation is especially grating. I’m not sure...Read full review »
Glitzc212223 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
I love the insight of Vanessa's personal relationship to this story. Karina has a real talent with storytelling. I love listening to her. Just one minor problem with the sound engineering of the podcast, the audio is very quiet during Vanessa and Karina's narration and the sponsored...Read full review »
sidoni53 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/30/21
Fun Hollywood trivia and storytelling but with the worst production values on any podcast I’ve ever listen to. I’m surprised that Condé Nast/Vanity Fair had anything to do with it; give the New Yorker a call they seem to have gotten the production down pat.
stphn7217 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/21
Please stop over enunciating. It’s very distracting & takes away from the very fascinating material.
Attorney Daniels via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/21
An interesting podcast, a fascinating story well presented. You learn a considerable lesson about Hollywood. Unfortunately it has the common media habit of increasing the volume on commercials. It is difficult to listen to on any type of earbud or headphone.
Davero123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
Great story - guest audio is really awful and hard to hear
Chris862939 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/22/21
Pros: fascinating story, good interviews and it’s not saturated with dramatizations - just enough to be fun. There’s a lot of film history to be learned and it’s engaging. Cons: One, Ms Longworth’s painstaking attention to every vowel and consonant in her speech make her portions of the pod...Read full review »
Mizmaia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
I’m enjoying the podcast because I love classic movies, all the stories behind the stars and the films, and because there is a family member involved with this production. Vanessa’s insights and narration are excellent-I wish there was more of her. It might be a personal preference, but I find...Read full review »
Apedersen via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/19/21
I want to listen so badly but the narrator’s voice is so annoying! Why is she speaking like a slow spy who’s hissing? I can’t!!! 🤯
TamTamTammyNYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
I love Karina Longworth’s other podcast You Must Remember This, and generally enjoy her style of narration, and though I do agree that she has tends to over-enunciate her words, it doesn’t really bother me. I think that the idea of having Joan Bennett’s granddaughter as one of the hosts is...Read full review »
bg038 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
While I am enjoying this podcast about Hollywood in its heyday, with its baggage of good and very awful qualities, I bemoan the distracting vocal tics of Ms. Longworth. While she’s tamed the exaggerated enunciation of her prior podcast, she still can’t seem to let go off her hissing ‘s’ and the...Read full review »
Tytheomans via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
It’s a bad strategy to crank your ads up by 10 dB beyond the conversational levels on the podcast itself. It has the exact opposite effect that you want it to have. I can’t run to my phone fast enough to skip over the ads because I’m afraid it will blow out my speakers or cause PERMANENT EAR...Read full review »
Piendoria via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
Oko
I tried. But I guess the overdramatized music felt like it was poking fun at a serious story… I just couldn’t get into it.
BreOks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
Love, love, love this series. Knew vague details about this incident. This podcast provides the context for what actually happened. Mesmerizing and very well done.
mdarrenbailey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/21
Please, please fix the ad volume so I can keep listening. The story is compelling, and I’m a fan of Karina Longworth’s work, but the (first?) ad break in the middle of Episode 1 was so loud it hurt my ears before I could manage to skip it. I hope this gets fixed quickly.
Rae Ray Rachel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
Oof
Wooden narration and a loose respect for historical fact, served with a hot heapin’ side of leftover #metoo gravy! What’s not to love?
My Sister's Ex-Husband via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
For the love of god we don’t need to know about every movie she made and didn’t make!!! As another reviewer said “ move on with the story” this could have been the starting point at episode 4. Get on with it!!!
Uberchicpolish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/21
This podcast started out a bit slow but picks up pace by episode 3. I saw Bennett years ago in Scarlet Street and could never forget her. Now I’m hooked on this fascinating podcast and eagerly await the next episode.
noodles-532 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/21
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