Let's Talk To Lucy
Lucille Ball was one of America’s first podcasters. In 1964 Lucy launched her CBS Radio Show “LET’S TALK TO LUCY” where she interviewed some of the biggest names in Hollywood. After the initial airing, they were never heard again, until now.
Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter • Aug 30, 2021
"Let’s Talk to Lucy, which has been moved to a podcast and it’s a little eerie—Lucy sounds exactly like a podcaster in 2021. She’s a sharp, funny interviewer who lets down her guard to host open conversations with big names in Hollywood. I wasn’t alive in 1964, but listening to this is like a nostalgic balm for my brain. "
Leonard Maltin • LeonardMaltin.com • Aug 19, 2021
"It’s clear that Lucy is having a good time and so are her guests, who feel completely at ease. First off, most of them are in their dressing rooms instead of a broadcast studio. I’ve never heard Frank Sinatra so relaxed as he talks about his kids and lays out his schedule for the rest of the year. Likewise, Mary Tyler Moore feels comfortable enough to acknowledge that her son is from her first marriage and not the offspring of current husband Grant Tinker. I’m told that eventually we’ll get to hear all 240 episodes of this little-known gem of a program. I can hardly wait."
Trey G. • Sep 23, 2021
"As a kid, I was obsessed with Lucille Ball. I recorded every episode on Nick at Nite, joined the fan club "We Love Lucy, and even read her autobiography. (Yeah, I was a very popular child.) So I was the right audience for this 'found-audio' but aside from all of that, what is truly remarkable about these interviews and conversations is that it really feels like a current day podcast. It's clear that Lucille was not only a pioneer of television, but it's possible she invented podcasting, too?? Great, charming, and warm conversations with familiar Hollywood guests from the 1960s. A true treat whether you're listening while stomping grapes or baking very very long loaves of bread! Highly recommend it."
Imran A. • Aug 30, 2021
"Ahhh! This is a fantastic pull from Sirius. I'm actually surprised that CBS Radio didn't give to Audacy during their sale. Part interview, part real, part honest. Listening to her, it's like listening to a seasoned interviewer and conversationalist. She doesn't even have any ummms or aaaa. So far so good. "
Imran A. • Aug 27, 2021
"Episode 3 with Shiela McCrae - was great to hear a snippet on career mom's of that day. Fascinating that some conversations never change. What a treasure of a host."
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