Ticklish Business

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What is Ticklish Business?
Ticklish Business started in 2016 as an offshoot of my site, Journeys in Classic Film. I'd been blogging extensively on classic cinema and wanted to go further. Around this time Karina Longworth had started her show, You Must Remember This, and I wanted to do something that was different. Taking the idea of doing a TCM-esque style show on the air, I started Ticklish Business (the name derived from a line in 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and we were up and running. 

The show has interviewed numerous authors and fellow classic film podcasters. I've covered the TCM Classic Film Festival for the last six years and shared my audio on the show to give listeners a chance to experience the festival even if they've never attended. In 2018 I brought on two co-hosts, Samantha Ellis and Drea Clark and the "Ticklish Trio," as we've dubbed ourselves is committed to going even further with the show. 

In 2020 we've started our "Road to 100" Episodes, bringing in special guests like Karina Longworth, Dyan Cannon, Anna Biller, and more to help us celebrate this special milestone. Here's to 100 more!

What We Want to Do (and How Your Support Helps)
Drea, Samantha, and myself do this show out of the goodness of our hearts. I am a full-time freelance film critic and though this show doesn't pay my bills it is a passion project for me. Your support allows us to offset some of the monthly show expenses, mainly our server on Podbean that allows everyone to have access to every single episode, 365 days a year. But we'd love to do more: more episodes on different topics and raise the cache on the series to entice more unique guests.

Your support of the series gives you access to exclusive merchandise, such as Ticklish Biz buttons. We also have a Ticklish Newsletter, curated by Drea Clarke. Patrons also receive all episodes 48 hours before everyone else. In 2017 I started two bonus series just for Patreon: Based on a True Podcast and Doubled Features. Due to the editing involved those shows have been sporadic, but I'd love to get them up more consistently. (I have a billion ideas for shows centered around classics so these are, hopefully, just a start.)

The show thrives on your support and your input, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have something you'd love us to discuss or cover. The world of classic films is vast. Let's dive in!
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William Bibbiani and Kristen will devote a series of Based on a True Podcast episodes to "The Haunting of" series of Films (The Haunting of Sharon Tate, The Haunting of Nicole Brown Simpson).
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