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What a Creep: Mario Batali (Season 5, Episode 6)

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 6

Mario Batali

 

Mario Batali is one of the most celebrated chefs of the 21st Century. During his career, he has hosted multiple television shows, authored several bestselling cookbooks, opened Michelin-rated restaurants, was friends with celebrities, was named as GQ Man of the Year in 1999, and won the James Beard Award.

He even made an appearance on The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horrors!”

Batali is also known as a world-class woman-abusing Creep who has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault and harassment. Here is his story. 

Sources for this episode include:

Eater.com (Irene Plagianos)

NY Eater.com Dec 11, 2017 (Irene Plagianos)

Grub Street  (Chris Crowley)

Time magazine (Jamie Duchmare)

Creep Sheet

Esquire 2010

Los Angeles Times (Samantha Masunaga, Jonathan Gold, Amy Scattergood)

CNBC.com (Amelia Lucas)

D-Listed  (Alison)

New York Times May 2018 (Kim Severson)

Hollywood Reporter (Abid Raman)

Scary Mommy (Julie Scagell)

The Cut (Lisa Ryan)

New York Times 2017 (Julia Moskin & Kim Severson)

Mario Batali Wikipedia

“Mashed” video

“60 Minutes” Mario Batali full episode

Bill Buford Heat: An Amateur’s Adventure’s as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

HuffPost (Joe Satran)

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What a Creep: Bing Crosby (Season 5, Episode 5)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 5

Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby is one of the first multimedia stars. He hosted a very popular radio show. He starred in more than 70 films, winning an Academy Award for “Going My Way” in 1944. He topped the music charts with nearly 300 hit singles to his credit. He’s one of the most popular entertainers of all time. 

He was also a terrible father and husband. It was a real “Daddy Dearest” situation. He was a real creep. 

Sources for this episode include:

People Magazine

Vice (Isn’t It Funny That Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Were Woman-Hating Bigots?)

Mental Floss

Los Angeles Times

AP News

The Guardian

Grunge

Biography

Wikipedia 

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What a Creep: Clark Gable (Season 5, Episode 3)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 3

Clark Gable

With his big ears and a thin mustache, Clark Gable is one of the most recognizable movie stars in the world. From “It Happened One Night” and “Gone with the Wind” to “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “The Misfits,” Gable acted in 60 movies over 37 years.

He’s also a womanizing creep who cheated on every woman he was in a relationship with and reportedly raped one of his co-stars. 

We put this episode together with a little help from our friends at:

TCM

The New Yorker

Buzzfeed

The Hairpin

Country Living

Ranker

Snopes

Biography

Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Phil Spector (Season 5, Episode 2)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 2

Phil Spector

Phil Spector is one of the most celebrated record producers and songwriters of all time who created the world-famous “Wall of Sound.” He’s worked with everyone from the Ronnettes, to the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles, the Ramones, and the Wrecking Crew. He was inducted into the rock and roll of fame in 1989. Rolling Stone magazine named #63 of the top 100 artists of all time. 

Some of his most famous compositions include: To Know Him Is To Love Him, Be My Baby, Spanish Harlem, He’s a Rebel, Da Doo Run Run, River Deep, and Mountain High, Imagine, Chapel of Love, He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss,) Let It Be and Rock & Roll High School

A few artists who claim to be influenced by him are Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, Meatloaf, and Jim Steinman. 

He is one of the few music producers who are as famous and celebrated as the stars he worked with and is truly a legend who changed the music world forever. 

Today he sits in a prison cell in Stockton, CA serving 19 years to life for the killing of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. So how did he wind up here? Let’s take a look back at his strange, exceptional, and chaotic life. 

The sources for this episode are:

Phil Spector Wikipedia

Cheatsheet

Wired Michael Bay speaks

Mental Floss

AV Club

The Blast

Psychology Today

A&E “Biography” Phil Spector

The Guardian

Phil Spector: Wall of Pain” by Dave Thompson

Power, Privilege & Justice with Dominick Dunne

People magazine 1975

Esquire magazine (Scott Raab)

Vanity Fair Confidential

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What a Creep: Elon Musk (Season 4, Episode 10)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 10

Elon Musk

 

Elon Musk is a billionaire who is known for founding Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He’s also a thin-skinned creep, whose companies are known as “predator zones.” He’s a James Bond villain in the making. 

The sources for this episode are:

Buzzfeed

The Verge

Huffington Post

CNN

Input Magazine

Rolling Stone

The Guardian

Vox

Business Insider

Biography.com

Wikipedia

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What a Creep; Roy Cohn (Season 4, Episode 9)

What a Creep

Roy Cohn

Season 4, Episode 9

Roy Cohn is one of the most influential lawyers to have ever practiced in the United States. Linked closely with McCarthyism and never accepting responsibility for its defeat– Cohn was a self-described patriot who felt the ends justified the means.

He was the professional mentor of current our President and his pugnacious attitude and complete lack of a moral compass during the 50s-80s predicated the world we live in now.

  • He was a self-hating Jew who attacked Jews.
  • A gay man who prosecuted homosexuals
  • A lawyer who broke the law frequently and ripped off his clients

 So, let’s learn about him now! 

Sources for this episode:

Roy Cohn Wikipedia

The Atlantic

Politico

Esquire

Life magazine (1988)

Where’s My Roy Cohn” trailer (directed by Matt Tyrnauer)

Citizen Cohn” (1992) starring James Woods

The Fixers: by Joe Palazollo & Michael Rothfeld

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What a Creep: Bill O’Reilly (Season 4, Episode 8)

What a Creep

Bill O’Reilly

Season 4, Episode 8

For almost 20 years, Bill O’Reilly was the most popular host on Fox News. He was making $18 million a year as the host of “The O’Reilly Factor.” And every weeknight at 8 p.m., this obnoxious loudmouth would spout his anti-political-correctness stance. He would also use his position at the network to harass female coworkers and guests on his show because he’s a serious creep.

Sources for this episode:

The New York Times

Washington Post

Vice

Variety

Rolling Stone

The Daily Beast

The New York Daily News

Huffington Post

Media Matters

Biography

Wikipedia

Video: Bill O’Reilly loses it on “Inside Edition”

 

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What a Creep: Jared Kushner (Season 4, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 7

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner is one of the current president’s most trusted advisors. He is also someone who has been sued for being a slumlord and treating his tenants like trash. So why is he in charge of the Coronavirus response team?  We talk about Jared’s creepy real estate deeds here. 

Then, we feature someone who is NOT a Creep. 

Here are our sources for this episode: 

Indie Wire

The Daily Beast

Mother Jones

Salon

Pro Publica

Business Insider

Wikipedia Jared Kushner

New York Times

The Guardian

Netflix Dirty Money

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What a Creep: Chris Matthews (Season 5, Episode 6)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 6

Chris Matthews

Sonia talks about Chris Matthews. Known for his news show “Hardball” and in-depth knowledge of politics and loud, interrupting interview style, Chris Matthews quit his show in March after a series of inappropriate comments about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and inappropriate comments to female guests on his show. He’s a real creep.

Then Margo talks about a news anchor who is NOT a Creep. 

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What a Creep: Reverend Jim Jones “The Jonestown Massacre” (Season 5, Episode 5)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 5

Reverend Jim Jones “The People’s Temple”

Margo leads the discussion this week talking about a cult Creep–the Reverend Jim Jones who caused the deaths of over 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. Jim began his career as a pastor from Indiana who believed in social justice. He eventually morphed into a despot who caused the ruin of countless lives and is the origin story for the expression “drank the Kool-Aid.” 

Then Sonia talks about a person related to the Jonestown event who is NOT a Creep. 

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