What a Creep
Hosts Margo and Sonia chat about Creeps. We talk about Creeps of the past and the present: It's the who's who of who's the worst. Do you have a story about one of the Creeps we covered? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
info_outline What a Creep: Woody Allen (Season 5, Episode 7) 06/26/2020
What a Creep: Woody Allen (Season 5, Episode 7) Woody Allen is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated writers and directors. He’s made more than 50 movies. He’s been nominated for the Academy Awards 53 times, and he won 12 times. People liked him so much that they pretended not to notice that Woody Allen is a dirty old man with an obsession for young girls.
info_outline What a Creep: Mario Batali (Season 5, Episode 6) 06/19/2020
What a Creep: Mario Batali (Season 5, Episode 6) Mario Batali is one of the most celebrated chefs of the 21st Century. During his career, he has hosted multiple television shows, authored several bestselling cookbooks, opened Michelin-rated restaurants, was friends with celebrities, was named as GQ Man of the Year in 1999, and won the James Beard Award. Batali is also known as a world-class woman-abusing Creep who has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault and harassment. Here is his story.
info_outline What a Creep: Bing Crosby (Season 5, Episode 5) 06/12/2020
What a Creep: Bing Crosby (Season 5, Episode 5) Bing Crosby is one of the first multimedia stars. He hosted a very popular radio show. He starred in more than 70 films, winning an Academy Award for “Going My Way” in 1944. He topped the music charts with nearly 300 hit singles to his credit. He’s one of the most popular entertainers of all time.
info_outline What a Creep: Jerry Lee Lewis (Season 5, Episode 4) 06/05/2020
What a Creep: Jerry Lee Lewis (Season 5, Episode 4) Jerry Lee Lewis is considered one of the pioneers of rock n roll. In 1957, he came onto the music scene with his first big hit “Whole Lotta Shakin Goin’ On”. He was nicknamed “the Killer” and was amazing on the piano. With Elvis Presley heading for a stint in the Army—it was pretty much agreed upon by rock journalists that Jerry Lee Lewis would become the new king of rock.
info_outline What a Creep: Clark Gable (Season 5, Episode 3) 05/29/2020
What a Creep: Clark Gable (Season 5, Episode 3) With his big ears and a thin mustache, Clark Gable is one of the most recognizable movie stars in the world. From “It Happened One Night” and “Gone with the Wind” to “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “The Misfits,” Gable acted in 60 movies over 37 years. He’s also a womanizing creep who cheated on every woman he was in a relationship with and reportedly raped one of his co-stars.
info_outline What a Creep: Phil Spector (Season 5, Episode 2) 05/22/2020
What a Creep: Phil Spector (Season 5, Episode 2) Phil Spector is one of the most celebrated record producers and songwriters of all time who created the world-famous “Wall of Sound.” Today he sits in a prison cell in Stockton, CA serving 19 years to life for the killing of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. So how did he wind up here? Let’s take a look back at his strange, exceptional, and chaotic life.
info_outline What a Creep: "Talk Show Creeps" (Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen Degeneres, David Letterman & Jay Leno) Season 5, Episode 1 05/15/2020
What a Creep: "Talk Show Creeps" (Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen Degeneres, David Letterman & Jay Leno) Season 5, Episode 1 It’s a whole new season of What a Creep and for our first episode, we are talking about a quartet of talk show hosts who are known for spoke creepy behavior. From verbal harassment to misogyny and threatening wait staff--this crew has some really terrible acts in their past. But don’t you fret--we end each show with our favorite “Non-Creeps” in the showbiz world.
info_outline What a Creep: Elon Musk (Season 4, Episode 10) 05/08/2020
What a Creep: Elon Musk (Season 4, Episode 10) Elon Musk is a billionaire who is known for founding Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He’s also a thin-skinned creep, whose companies are known as “predator zones.” He’s a James Bond villain in the making.
info_outline What a Creep; Roy Cohn (Season 4, Episode 9) 05/01/2020
What a Creep; Roy Cohn (Season 4, Episode 9) Roy Cohn is one of the most influential lawyers to have ever practiced in the United States. Linked closely with McCarthyism and never accepting responsibility for its defeat-- Cohn was a self-described patriot who felt the ends justified the means. He was the professional mentor of current our President and his pugnacious attitude and complete lack of a moral compass during the 50s-80s predicated the world we live in now.
info_outline What a Creep: Bill O'Reilly (Season 4, Episode 8) 04/24/2020
What a Creep: Bill O'Reilly (Season 4, Episode 8) For almost 20 years, Bill O’Reilly was the most popular host on Fox News. He was making $18 million a year as the host of “The O’Reilly Factor.” And every weeknight at 8 p.m., this obnoxious loudmouth would spout his anti-political-correctness stance. He would also use his position at the network to harass female coworkers and guests on his show because he’s a serious creep.
info_outline What a Creep: Jared Kushner (Season 4, Episode 7) 04/17/2020
What a Creep: Jared Kushner (Season 4, Episode 7) Jared Kushner is one of the current president’s most trusted advisors. He is also someone who has been sued for being a slumlord and treating his tenants like trash. So why is he in charge of the Coronavirus response team? We talk about Jared’s creepy real estate deeds here.
info_outline What a Creep: Chris Matthews (Season 5, Episode 6) 04/10/2020
What a Creep: Chris Matthews (Season 5, Episode 6) Sonia talks about Chris Matthews. Known for his news show “Hardball," in-depth knowledge of politics and loud, interrupting interview style, Chris Matthews quit his show in March after a series of inappropriate comments about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and inappropriate comments to female guests on his show. He’s a real creep.
info_outline What a Creep: Reverend Jim Jones "The Jonestown Massacre" (Season 5, Episode 5) 04/03/2020
What a Creep: Reverend Jim Jones "The Jonestown Massacre" (Season 5, Episode 5) Margo leads the discussion this week talking about a cult Creep--the Reverend Jim Jones who caused the deaths of over 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. Jim began his career as a pastor from Indiana who believed in social justice. He eventually morphed into a despot who caused the ruin of countless lives and is the origin story for the expression “drank the Kool-Aid.”
info_outline What a Creep: "The Houston Astros" (Season 5, Episode 4) 03/27/2020
What a Creep: "The Houston Astros" (Season 5, Episode 4) Here’s the pitch: In the 2017 season, the Houston Astros used TV cameras to steal signs from opposing team’s catchers, and communicate the signs to their hitters in real-time by banging on a trash can. It sounds kinda stupid, but it’s a big deal. The Houston Astros won the World Series in 2017, due in no small part to their cheating.
info_outline What a Creep: "Creepy March Madness" Bonus Ep 03/25/2020
What a Creep: "Creepy March Madness" Bonus Ep Margo & Sonia are social distancing while digging up Creeps and we realized that we had so much recent news to discuss, that we should create a bonus ep for everyone to enjoy. It also gives you an idea of our Patreon bonus eps. (In case you are interested in subscribing to our Patreon page!)
info_outline What a Creep: Louis B. Mayer (Founder of MGM Pictures) Season 5, Episode 2 03/20/2020
What a Creep: Louis B. Mayer (Founder of MGM Pictures) Season 5, Episode 2 Margo & Sonia are going back in time to talk about an old-school Hollywood Creep--Louis B. Mayer. He harassed women, ruined careers, helped to cover up crimes, and refused to say anything against Hitler in 1939. But wow--his motion pictures were great!
info_outline What a Creep: "Movie Creeps" (Season 5, Episode 1) 03/16/2020
What a Creep: "Movie Creeps" (Season 5, Episode 1) It’s the start of a new season and we have a whole bunch of Creeps to feature so we decided to start with this fun episode of fictional creeps and creepy moments in movies we used to love. What are some of your favorite movie creeps? What movies are unintentionally creepy to you? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!
info_outline What a Creep: Alfred Hitchcock (Old-School Hollywood Creep) 03/06/2020
What a Creep: Alfred Hitchcock (Old-School Hollywood Creep) Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was the master of suspense, the creator of some of the best (and scariest) films of all time, a famous director and, at times, a world-class creep. (Ask Tippi Hedren!) In this episode we talk about his childhood, how he became the legend we all still talk about 40 years after his death and discuss some of his best films and his worst behavior. Enjoy!
info_outline What a Creep: Gary Glitter (Season 4, Episode 9) 02/28/2020
What a Creep: Gary Glitter (Season 4, Episode 9) If you don’t know the name Gary Glitter, you’ve definitely heard his songs. His most popular songs are “Rock and Roll (Parts 1 and 2),” and they are used at sporting events and featured in movies all the time. It was most recently featured in the staircase dancing scene in “Joker.” He is a convicted pedophile and is in jail where deserves to be.
info_outline What A Creep: Bernie Madoff (Season 4, Episode 8) 02/21/2020
What A Creep: Bernie Madoff (Season 4, Episode 8) This week’s Creep has the distinction of running the most expensive Ponzi scheme of all time. His name is Bernie Madoff and he ripped off thousands of people to the tune of over $65 billion and has shown little remorse. Margo tells the story this week and then Sonia talks about a billion who is (most likely) not a Creep. Enjoy!
info_outline What A Creep; Max Landis (Season 4, Episode 7) 02/14/2020
What A Creep; Max Landis (Season 4, Episode 7) Max Landis is known for writing a bunch of movies you’ve probably never seen like “Chronicle,” “American Ultra,” and “Bright.” But that’s not why Max Landis is a creep. On top of being the son of a famous director and a middling talent himself, Max Landis is also known as a rapist, gaslighter, body shamer, and a physical and psychological abuser.
info_outline What a Creep: Vince McMahon "WWE" (Season 4, Episode 6) 02/07/2020
What a Creep: Vince McMahon "WWE" (Season 4, Episode 6) Our Creep this week is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of sports. Vince McMahon is the Chairman and CEO of the WWE as well as the founder of the soon-to-be relaunched XFL. Vince is unique and one of the most recognizable CEOs in the media. He is also a total creep, asshole, and weirdo--one of the most despised people in the history of wrestling—which is saying something!
info_outline What A Creep: Bryan Singer (Season 4, Episode 5) 01/31/2020
What A Creep: Bryan Singer (Season 4, Episode 5) Bryan Singer’s movies have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. His films include four X-MEN movies, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, and SUPERMAN RETURNS. He’s also is a serious creep, who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults over the past 20 years, and Hollywood only recently started acknowledging it.
info_outline What A Creep: Bob Hope (Season 4, Episode 4) 01/24/2020
What A Creep: Bob Hope (Season 4, Episode 4) Bob Hope is a Hollywood legend who starred in multiple successful films, was a big hit in radio & television, and was one of the biggest supporters of the USO program entertaining the men & women of our armed services for decades. He was also a terrible husband, a tyrannical boss and stubbornly out of touch for much of his life. Hear all of his bad deeds and then enjoy learning about what of the most generous actors of his or any generation.
info_outline What A Creep: Brett Ratner (Season 4, Episode 3) 01/17/2020
What A Creep: Brett Ratner (Season 4, Episode 3) Brett Ratner is a director and producer. He’s produced such classics as “Mirror Mirror,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “Jersey Boys.” And he’s directed the “Rush Hour” movies, “Red Dragon,” “Tower Heist” and everyone’s least favorite “X-Men” movie, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” He’s also a super creep who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment by 7 women, including actresses Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge, and Ellen Page.
info_outline What A Creep: Lou Pearlman (Season 4, Episode 2) 01/10/2020
What A Creep: Lou Pearlman (Season 4, Episode 2) This week we talk about notorious boy band creator (and major fraudster) Lou Pearlman who went from dreaming about running his own blimp company to managing some of the biggest boy bands in history to spending his last years in jail. This guy is a MAJOR creep but trust us, you can still enjoy your Backstreet Boys & NSYNC when you are done listening to this ep!
info_outline What A Creep: "Rock & Roll Creeps" (Season 4, Episode 1) 01/03/2020
What A Creep: "Rock & Roll Creeps" (Season 4, Episode 1) Margo & Sonia are in the mood to rock & roll all night and party every day with this rock-themed episode of musicians behaving very badly. This episode is a little different because instead of focusing on one person--we are taking turns with different bands who have very problematic bandmates. We also get into who is into really young girls before we talk about our NON-Creep.
info_outline What A Creep: "The 2019 Creepies" (Season 3, Episode 10) 12/29/2019
What A Creep: "The 2019 Creepies" (Season 3, Episode 10) This is our 2019 season finale and we could not be more excited than to celebrate our first ever awards--The Creepies! Somehow we were able to get a huge venue to host us--Wembley Arena! Sure, we are based in two different parts of the U.S. but with some podcast magic (meaning some booze and a little imagination) we make this show come to life.
info_outline What A Creep: Bikram Choudhury (Season 3, Episode 9) 12/20/2019
What A Creep: Bikram Choudhury (Season 3, Episode 9) Bikram Choudhury created Bikram yoga in the 1970s and the Calcutta-born yogi has experienced tremendous success for decades as an innovator and guru. He is also a total sleaze who lies about his accomplishments (training Richard Nixon? World Champion in the 1960s?) Oh, and he abuses and harasses women who think of him as a father figure. (What a creep, no?)
info_outline What a Creep: Steven Seagal (Season 3, Episode 7) 12/06/2019
What a Creep: Steven Seagal (Season 3, Episode 7) Steven Seagal is creepy on so many levels that we had to weed some things out due to time constraints. Here we give you the 411 on why the first non-Asian person to own a dojo in Japan (sure, Jan), actor, musician, and the supposedly certified peace officer is not only an embellisher of his accomplishments but also a total letch to women. (And man is he sense of humor-deprived!)