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.
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.