April 20, 2022 Fresh Produce

John Mankiewicz, the producer of such series as “House of Cards” and “Bosch,” is making his debut in podcasting with a new series called The Big Lie for Audible and Fresh Produce Media. Described as an immersive, cinematic seven-part audio drama series, the podcast is about the making of the 1954 film “Salt of the Earth” which was the only movie named to the “Hollywood Blacklist” for the left-wing views of producer Paul Jarrico, writer Michael Wilson, and director Herbert J. Biberman. The trio also refused to testify before a communist-hunting congressional committee. A passion project for more than two decades, Mankiewicz ultimately decided The Big Lie was right for his first project in audio.