A double dose of SoCal culture, from classic Hollywood in the 1930s & ’40s to the wasteland of the ’90s. First up, hosts Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher, and Kate Wolf welcome back Karina Longworth to the show. Previously, Karina talked about her hugely popular podcast, You Must Remember This, which tells tales of old Hollywood. Now she returns to discuss her equally intriguing book, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes Hollywood. She profiles the lives of women involved with the mogul, filmmaker, and playboy, and exposes the routine damage done by male power in classic Tinseltown.

Then Nikki Darling drops by to talk about her debut novel, Fade Into You, a coming-of-age tale set in suburban nowhere during the dire days of the early ’90s.