Magnificent Jerk is an exciting dive into family secrets and the blurred lines between fact and fiction. Journalist Maya Lin Sugarman stumbles upon her late uncle Galen’s hidden legacy through long-forgotten screenplays. What unfolds is a captivating quest to learn about a man who was not only a Chinese gang leader but also a jailbird. The kicker? His life was adapted into a ’90s Hollywood blockbuster featuring stars like Rob Lowe and Burt Reynolds. The podcast keeps you hooked as Maya navigates the surreal intersections of her family’s past and the glitz and grit of Tinseltown. It’s a true story wrapped in a false narrative, yet it couldn’t be more real.
Magnificent Jerk is a society & culture podcast by Apple TV+ / Pineapple Street Studios.
Country: United States
Episodes count: 9
Average duration: 30'