Tabloid stories are not just guilty pleasures; they are revelatory ones, electrified by the tripwires of culture: race, class, gender, and politics. Season 2 reveals new details about Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape: how it was stolen and distributed, the effect on their lives--and ultimately, how the tape changed our culture. Season 1 is a full-life inquiry into the making of Ivanka Trump, from child of very public 1980s divorce to teenage party girl and then to her trophy-collecting father’s very favorite trophy.
Trailer: Trailer, Tabloid S2: The Pammy and Tommy Sex Tape
Host Lux Alptraum introduces us to the characters who hustled to get a now infamous tape into the world, and what that tape’s release would come to mean for our culture. Originally released in 2021. Subscribe now to get the...
The Making of Ivanka Trump: THE PARTY-GIRL YEARS
Free Episode25 mins
Ivanka regains her dad’s attention by dipping into the world of his dating pool--the modeling world. It's perhaps a strange choice for an ambitious, well-capitalized, well-educated and well-connected young woman, but Ivanka seemed to understand just what her father might...
The Making of Ivanka Trump: THE REBELLION
Free Episode24 mins
Ivanka as teenage rebel, looking to get her parents' attention back and learning to be the aristocrat of Ivana's dreams at Chapin and Choate, all while dying her hair and smoking cigarettes and flashing hot-dog vendors.
Originally published Aug, 2019.
The Making of Ivanka Trump: DIVORCE!
Free Episode31 mins
The rise of Marla; how Ivanka coped with the ruin of her perfect, cosseted world; and watched her parents duke it out in the tabloids as though she and her siblings didn't exist, learning that everything is a competition and...
The Making of Ivanka Trump: IVANKA THE TROPHY DAUGHTER
Free Episode27 mins
Ivana Trump tries to give Ivanka a normal childhood, even if they live in the penthouse of Trump Tower. Still, young Ivanka witnesses her father’s obsessions with business, women, and the media. At eight-years-old, Ivanka gets a front row seat...
The Making of Ivanka Trump: WHO IS IVANKA?
Free Episode26 mins
We know her as a family hood ornament, a succession of masks, and a strange collection of assets to her father (PR, attack dog, Manchurian candidate, sex object). The first episode opens at the inauguration to set up the major...
Trailer: Introducing Tabloid S1: The Making of Ivanka Trump
Tabloid stories are not just guilty pleasures; they are revelatory ones, electrified by the tripwires of culture: race, class, gender, and politics. This season, a full-life inquiry into the making of Ivanka Trump, from child of very public 1980s divorce...