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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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4.6 stars from 4,596 ratings
The plot Thickens - Bonus
I really enjoyed the bonus episode with Lucy Arnez- I liked her honest and funny responses to Ben’s questions. It was nice to hear her give her dad credit not just her mom- they really were a team. I always like listening to Ben.
BellaR02 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
Wonderful podcast, thank you!
Just finished re-listening to this podcast. So captivating! As a lifelong Lucy fan, this is one of the best explorations of Lucy’s life and legacy.
sophsm! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/22
Such interesting histories
I have listened to seasons one and three. (I have not yet seen The Bonfire of the Vanities and so have not listened to that season.) Ben tells great stories and interviews fascinating people. Every episode is fantastic.
pwolchak via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/15/22
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