Death on the Lot

Death on the Lot

This season, we’re getting into 1950s Hollywood, ground zero for a cultural transformation that would upend every aspect of Americans’ lives. A movie theater in every city, a TV in every living room, and a Post-war America determined to be happy at any cost. Also during this period… a slew of untimely Hollywood deaths. The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it out alive. This is the story of how Hollywood sold us on a new American Dream, and left a few unlucky stars holding the bag. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession). Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot and Death at the Wing, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Death on the Lot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

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March 17, 2021 2 mins
Death at the Wing tells the story of a generation of rising basketball stars who fell victim to the forces that defined Ronald Reagan’s America. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession), the first two episodes of DEATH AT THE WING arrive March 31st. From Hyperobject Industries and Three Uncanny Four Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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In the late 70s, basketball was changing rapidly, as was the country. The ABA, a start-up basketball league showcased a faster style of play that captivates fans and introduced a 3-point line to professional basketball. But it was struggling financially. The NBA was just the opposite -- gaining a foothold but lacking that “cool” factor. After a merger, and the rise of satellite TV, everything came together -- Dr. J, Magic Johnson a...
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This season, we’re getting into 1950s Hollywood, ground zero for a cultural transformation that would upend every aspect of Americans’ lives. A movie theater in every city, a TV in every living room, and a Post-war America determined to be happy at any cost. Also during this period… a slew of untimely Hollywood deaths. The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it o...
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June 1, 2023 44 mins
Episode 1 | As post war Hollywood strives to define itself, it mirrors the divide happening in America. A rising right wing seeks to create conformity and fear, while a left wing fights for Civil Rights and a more equitable future. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at Deathon...
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June 1, 2023 54 mins
Episode 2 | The Life and Death of Willie Bioff, a gangster who bled American unions dry right just as labor was starting to deliver real results for workers. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. Unlock all episodes of Death on the L...
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June 8, 2023 55 mins
Episode 3 | A new generation of actors questioned the status quo; a rattled establishment fought back; dire consequences ensued. We’re talking John Garfield, Hollywood’s first method actor. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. Unloc...
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June 15, 2023 56 mins
Episode 4 | The life of James Dean, a restless man-child desperate to express himself in uptight post-World War II America. The original Rebel Without a Cause, and the prototype for a new kind of American teenager who longed to escape Mayberry. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an ema...
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June 22, 2023 58 mins
Episode 5 | As television transformed American life, George Reeves became a star, only to get trapped inside the part that made him famous: Superman. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot, ad-f...
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June 29, 2023 57 mins
Episode 6 | How Hollywood’s use of Black actors clashed with the rising Civil Rights movement, and how the first black Oscar winner, Hattie McDaniel, was caught in the middle. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. Unlock all episodes...
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July 6, 2023 61 mins
Episode 7 | The wild story of Errol Flynn, who just kept hanging around as a symbol of Hollywood’s misogynistic past as it tried to navigate its future. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. Unlock all episodes of Death on the Lot, a...
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July 13, 2023 68 mins
Episode 8 | The fall of the studio system, the rise of the nuclear age, and the lives caught in the fallout. John Wayne and the staggering production of The Conqueror close us out.  Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. Unlock all ep...
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Adam sits down with editor Jody Avirgan and writers Brian Steele and Hadley Meares to discuss crafting the series. Learn more about the wonderful books, movies, and articles that made this season possible at dotlnotes.blog. Looking to get in touch with us with questions or feedback? Shoot us an email at DeathontheLot@hyperobjectindustries.com. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. To bring your...
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