On this eccentric installment, Tom and Jenny discuss the fascinating life of billionaire aviator, inventor, movie producer, real estate tycoon, ladies’ man, and reclusive OCD sufferer Howard Hughes. Born into a wealthy family in the early twentieth century, Howard would go on to realize many of his fantastical dreams, including setting several speed records in his specially designed aircraft, producing blockbuster films during Hollywood’s golden age, and dating some of the most beautiful and accomplished actresses of the era. But a series of head injuries and a genetic predisposition toward mental illness meant that his final years were spent in a drastic spiral downwards, as Howard succumbed to paranoia and phobias that spurred him to withdraw from the world at large and become imprisoned in a hell of his own making. Slap on your flying goggles and don’t touch the doorknobs as we delve deeply into intrigue and tragedy on episode 212.

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