Pre-Code Hollywood: The Naughty Years

Once upon a time, Hollywood was very, very naughty – violence, drugs, and sex were offered the audiences with a sinful flair! On this episode, Phil Hall celebrates the halcyon days of that raucous, ribald period with Lou Sabini, author of the upcoming book “Sex in the Cinema: The ‘Pre-Code’ Years (1929-1934).”

The full episode can be heard here.


W.C. Fields: Yes! Yes!

W.C. Fields was the ultimate comedy anarchist: an unapologetic misanthrope who battled and bumbled his way through a hostile world. On today’s show, film historian James L. Neibaur, author of the new book “The W.C. Fields Films,” celebrates the life and career of this brilliant funny man.

The episode can be heard here