Pam Grier was an industry trailblazer.
Grier built a reputation for herself as a fierce, gun-toting figure during the heyday of the Blaxploitation subgenre in the 1970s.
Because of this persona, director Quentin Tarantino cast her in his picture as Jackie Brown.
For almost 20 hours, Ben Mankiewicz of the podcast The Plot Thickens interviewed Grier about her work and life.
Grier and I have a lengthy conversation about her career.