Known as the “Steel Butterfly” for her combination of fashion sense and political ambition, Imelda Marcos is the former first lady of the Philippines. Her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, was president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. During that time, the couple embezzled $10 BILLION from the government. In fact, Imelda and her husband hold the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Robbery of a Government. Oh, and they committed hundreds of human rights abuses during a brutal period of martial law.
This week’s Creep is considered one of America’s first serial killers with anywhere from a couple of dozen to over 200 victims depending on your source. He was a thief, liar, schemer, forger, bigamist, and a killer of men, women, and children whose many deeds were described in the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. None other than Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are the producers of a HULU -TV production set to air sometime in 2022.
Trigger warnings for this episode: domestic abuse, violence, mention of animal abuse, and murder.
After listening to Britney Spears’s testimony to mark herself free of her father’s conservatorship, we had to drop our usual planned episode and talk about her, the death of past episode subject John McAfee, and some reality show Creeps in the news. A summer scorcher of Creepiness!
Charles Lindbergh is one of the most important aviators in the history of flight. Not just on earth, but also in space where he is one of the grandfathers of the U.S. Space Program. He went from being a national hero to an international disgrace and back to hero status in his 72 years of life.
He was handsome, eloquent, and brave. He spoke about old-fashioned American values and the importance of living a curious life. Lindbergh was also a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic asshole who believed in eugenics and preserving a master race. When he died, he was considered a legend who was a devout conservationist and hero.
In this episode, we will dive into the world of “Lucky Lindy” (a name he hated, so I will use it throughout the episode) and the almost scary way he almost changed the entire course of world history.
A few short years ago, motivational speaker Rachel Hollis was at the top of her game. Followed by millions on social media with her inspirational message of getting everything you want in life and overcoming poverty and sexism with cheery optimism and a bit of Jesus thrown in.
Married to her only boyfriend with adorable kids and an MLM/speaking business designed to help women to be girl bosses and take accountability in order to overcome shyness, abuse, and even worse—your awful fatness, Rachel was a hit.
Then she released a social media post extolling her desire to no be relatable and her followers took off.
There are dozens of blogs, YouTube channels, Tik Toks devoted to Rachel Hollis and her MLM ilk. Today, I am trying to be an overall perspective on who she is, what she claimed to be, and why it all seemed to go away.
Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, death by suicide, and fat shaming.
Kevin Spacey is probably in some of your favorite movies from the 1990s, including Swimming with Sharks,The Usual Suspects, Se7en, LA Confidential, A Time To Kill, and American Beauty. He’s won two Oscars, multiple Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild awards, and critic awards.
He’s really good at playing creeps, but it turns out it wasn’t really acting. More than 30 people have accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. What a creep!
This episode was inspired by the 2016 Cohen Brothers movie Hail Cesar which stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansen, Tilda Swinton, and Josh Brolin playing a very fictionalized version of longtime MGM enforcer—Eddie Mannix. The film presents him as a lovable rogue and family man who has the tough job of keeping his stars in check. He was known as “the Fixer” and in reality, there was little to love about the man.
Mannix was a ruthless thug who would beat up anyone who caused him a problem and made some folks disappear altogether. He had plenty of enablers including Richard Strickling (MGM Publicity Director) and Louis B. Mayer (President of MGM and past Creep.)
Today, we are sticking to Mannix’s assholery with some of the creepiest moments in Hollywood legend.
Trigger warning: Domestic Violence, sexual assault, and murder
It is the beginning of a new season and we are beginning it with a trio of Creeps who have been featured in the recent news. They are harassers, exploiters, and total shitheads–just the kind we like to roast!
Get ready to rage out!
Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence, sexual assault, grooming by a predator, workplace violence, and child exploitation.