Decoder Ring: Jane Fonda's Workout, Part 2: Hanoi Jane's VHS Revolution
Monday, 26 October
How did Hanoi Jane become Exercise Jane?
This is the second part of our two-parter on Jane Fonda's Workout. If you haven't yet, listen to the previous episode "Jane and Leni" first, it will give you the full context for this episode. This time around we explore how an academy award winning actor and controversial political activist managed to transform herself into a category defining fitness icon. It's a story involving a persistent VHS entrepreneur, dozens of bizarre celebrity workout tapes, and Tricky Dick, himself.
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