As the 50th anniversary of one of the most notorious events in modern culture approaches, Neil Sanders re-guests on the show to re-examine the Tate/ LaBianca murders, reportedly commissioned by notorious cult leader Charles Manson.
Neil draws on content from his massively comprehensive book ‘Now Is The Only Thing That’s Real’ to question both the official narrative on the events of 8th and 9th August 1969, as well as aspects of the conventional conspiracy theories attached. In many ways, the Manson events spelled the death knell of the Hippie dream and 60s idealism, and we ask whether this was circumstantial, or all part of a plan.
Along the way the conversation encompasses the CIA. MK-Ultra, the Mafia, Scientology, the Process Church, the Church of Satan, the Beach Boys, Roman Polanski, Yul Brynner, Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dennis Hopper and many others.