About the Podcast
How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shares with film director Roman Polanski. When the following night another couple is brutally slaughtered, panic spreads among Los Angeles residents. Four months later, the mastermind behind these vicious crimes is arrested, and the public learns the name that would haunt it to this day: Charles Manson. But few knew then – or now – the full story behind the making of a mass murderer. In this groundbreaking 6-part series, host Tracy Pattin is joined by internationally acclaimed actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) to take listeners on a unique journey, investigating Manson’s unlikely path from his troubled childhood in rural West Virginia to the night he sent his out his followers to commit the most infamous crime in Hollywood history.
About the Host
Tracy Pattin and Stephen Lang
Tracy Pattin is the host and co-producer of the Wondery Network’s groundbreaking series, Hollywood and Crime. She is also creator, producer and host of the new series, Women2018 where she travels the country documenting stories of women running for political office. With her West Hollywood history expertise, she designs and creates walking tours for the international media through Visit West Hollywood.Tracy is actively involved in historic preservation and frequently speaks on behalf of the West Hollywood Preservation Alliance in its pursuit of saving the city’s treasured buildings. She is a founding member of the Alla Nazimova Society. Stephen Lang is an American born actor and playwright. He is best known for his role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s AVATAR and began production on the sequels last fall. In 2017, Lang filmed Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated project MORTAL ENGINES based on Philip Reeve’s fantasy series. Jackson both co-wrote and produced the adaptation, which was shot in his home country of New Zealand. Last year Lang also reprised the fan-favorite role of Waldo on the second season of AMC’s genre-bending martial arts series, INTO THE BADLANDS. Additionally, he starred in Fede Alvarez’s critically acclaimed thriller DON’T BREATHE which shattered numerous box office records. Lang’s performance as ‘The Blind Man’ garnered critical accolades across industry. Other films include HOSTILES, ISOLATION, GRIDLOCKED, BRAVEN, and BEYOND VALKYRIE.