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The Plot Thickens
For our third season, we're bringing you the iconic Lucy. How did a small-town girl who was told she had no talent become the funniest, most recognizable woman in America? From her early years as a model to her triumphant takeover of television, this is the story of Lucille Ball, as never heard before. Join host Ben Mankiewicz as he delves into the private world of America’s funniest redhead and hear for yourself the many triumphs and tragedies, with surprising revelations at every turn.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 3,232 ratings
Outstanding
I loved the Peter Bogdanovich and Devil’s Candy seasons, but Lucy seems to be the best one yet! They are really telling Lucille Ball’s story with truth, respect, and the usual TCM class. To hear Lucille Ball’s story in her own words is incredible. TCM did an amazing job curating these audio...Read full review »
Charlie Keegan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Lucy
So good. Thank you!
Winnifred165 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
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We listed to “I’m Still Peter Bogdanvich” literally 10 times. We love movies - but we’re not serious film buffs. This just feels 2 friends telling this really compelling story. Someone it was perfect mix of relaxed, exciting, sad, happy & mostly, real conversation they enjoyed having. All...Read full review »
Jimmy & Ang via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
Recent Episodes
In a small town in New York, young Lucille Ball becomes enamored with showbiz after watching vaudeville acts and silent movies at the amusement park near her home. As a teenager, she falls for a handsome 21-year-old bootlegger, and is promptly shipped off to drama school in New York City. But...
Published 10/12/21
From her early years as a model to her triumphant takeover of television, this is the story of Lucille Ball, as never heard before. Join host Ben Mankiewicz as he delves into the private world of America’s funniest redhead and hear for yourself the many triumphs and tragedies, with surprising...
Published 09/07/21
Author Julie Salamon joins TCM Host Alicia Malone for a revealing interview about what you didn’t hear during our second season of The Plot Thickens. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/24/21
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