Ben Mankiewicz on Pam Grier’s journey, his podcast 'The Plot Thickens,' his famous family, more
On this edition of the Rex Chapman Show with Hopkins, the hosts are
joined by TCM host, Ben Mankiewicz. Ben talks about his famous
family, future projects, and Season 4 of his podcast "The Plot
Thickens" - out October 25th centering on the story of Pam Grier as
only she can tell it. Her sudden stardom, her iconic roles, her
fights against the system. It’s a story of bravery, both onscreen
and off. It’s a story about race in Hollywood and race in America.
05:00 - Ben's famous grandfather is the topic of 2020 film "Mank"
18:00 - Ben started his career as a television reporter in SC 23:30
- Ben went to Tufts because he was caught up in college rankings
and was afraid to go to school in New York. 27:15 - Ben is one of
the creators of Young Turks 34:00 - You have to give up music or
movies forever, which one do you choose? 39:00 - The Plot Thickens
is launching Season 4 on Pam Grier 44:45 - Podcasting as a
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