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The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens is the first podcast from Turner Classic Movies.  Since 1994, TCM has devoted itself to exploring every aspect of cinema and film history.  Now, with The Plot Thickens, we’re sharing that passion in a whole new way.

Season One is called I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich, about the legendary director and raconteur whose life was as thrilling and dramatic as any movie.  In this 7-part documentary podcast, Bogdanovich tells the story of his life and career with the help of TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.  It includes archival clips from interviews Bogdanovich did with Hollywood’s leading directors.  And we speak to key figures in his very public life, including his family, his closest collaborators, and his many lovers.

Today, Bogdanovich is 80 and living in Los Angeles with his ex-wife and her mother.  As he looks back on his life, he tries to make sense of the good and the bad, and reckon with his legacy in an unforgiving industry.

Podcast Crew

Angela Carone Director of Podcasts

Angela Carone has worked in audio and video storytelling for almost 20 years. She came to TCM from the NPR affiliate in San Diego, CA where she worked as an award-winning radio reporter and producer. Angela moved to Atlanta to produce short documentaries for FilmStruck. She still makes documentaries for broadcast on TCM.

Michael Voulgaris Editor

Michael Voulgaris started his career as an editor at Turner in 2000. He has worked on short video content for TCM such as “How Bogart Became a Star,” “Julie Andrews: At Home in Hollywood” and “Blackface & Hollywood,” to name a few. The Plot Thickens is his first time editing a podcast. His favorite film is 2001: A Space Odyssey, album is Steely Dan’s Aja, and book is The Cormorant by Stephen Gregory.

Charles Tabesh Executive Producer

Charles Tabesh is senior vice president of programming and production for Turner Classic Movies (TCM). In this capacity, he is responsible for managing programming, scheduling and acquisition selection strategies for the brand. Tabesh also leads the programming for the network’s annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

Joanne Faryon Story Editor

Joanne Faryon is an investigative reporter and producer. She is the creator of the hit podcast “Room 20,” from the L.A. Times, which debuted at number one on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada in 2019. Faryon is also a professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she teaches reporting and an investigative podcast class.

Susan White Story Editor

Susan White has been an editor for three Pulitzer Prize-winning projects at three different organizations – ProPublica, InsideClimate News and the San Diego Union-Tribune. She began working on podcasts in 2018 and was the senior editor for the hit podcast “Room 20” from the L.A. Times Studios.

Yacov Freedman Senior Producer

Yacov Freedman has been a producer for HLN, Entertainment Tonight, and a bunch of other TV shows – but his first love has always been the movies.  He has degrees in film studies from Northwestern and Emory Universities, and since 2015 he’s been working at Turner Classic Movies, the greatest network in the world.

Technical Credits

The WarnerMedia Podcast Network features original, on-demand audio content from WarnerMedia’s portfolio of leading entertainment, kids, news and sports brands, as well as independent podcast creators.

Music by Tunewelders, a custom music creation and audio production company based in Atlanta, GA.

Archival photos provided by the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington.