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July 4

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: 116 Men and a Baby (Season 2, #10)

Lessons learned in business and love. [more inside]
posted by radioamy at 8:28 PM - 0 comments

Dark Matter: Episode Four  Season 1, Ep 4

One's lookalike goes on the attack, only to reveal a disturbing truth about his doppleganger. Plus: Four's past exposed.
posted by rednikki at 2:59 PM - 0 comments

Killjoys: The Harvest  Season 1, Ep 3

Dutch and John take on a seemingly simple warrant to retrieve a missing migrant worker on Leith -- only to discover a dark secret lurking beyond the edge of the farm. Meanwhile, D'avin accompanies Pawter on a medicine run in exchange for a rubber stamp on his Killjoy pysch evaluation. But Pawter's assessment brings into question D'avin's fitness to become a Killjoy.
posted by rednikki at 2:55 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #30 The Man In The FBI Hat

When successful internet entrepreneur Robert Hoquim died, the people who knew him found out they actually didn't know him at all.
posted by skewed at 12:40 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Patterns of Force  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 21

Looking for a missing Federation cultural observer, Kirk and Spock find themselves on a planet whose culture now models the German Nazi Party of old Earth in the 1930's. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 11:24 AM - 1 comment

Under the Dome: Redux  Season 3, Ep 3

As information about the dome is revealed, residents of the town aren't sure where to place their trust; new threats emerge and surprising alliances form. [IMDb] [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 6:01 AM - 8 comments

July 3

Farscape: Through the Eye of the Needle  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

Present day human John Crichton is unexpectedly sucked through a wormhole and flung to "...some distant part of the universe on a ship, a living ship, full of strange alien life forms", where he becomes trapped with a group of escaped prisoners after he accidentally kills one of the local law enforcements. [via]
posted by [insert clever name here] at 4:14 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Insomnia

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 1:49 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 14. Behave

Sometimes words can become your worst enemy. Clinical psychologist Jane Gregory tells how to defuse their power. This episode concerns mental health, and the discussion nudges some topics which may not be comfortable for everybody. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 10:39 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 13. Mixed Emojions

Emoji allow communication without words. Could emoji be the universal language of the 21st century? Matt Gray and Tom Scott, founders of the emoji-only messaging platform emoj.li, talk through the pitfalls; and History Today’s Dr Kate Wiles finds the 500- and 5,000-year-old precedents for emoji. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 10:36 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Homecoming  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

Quark gives Kira a Bajoran earring he claims was sent as a message from a Cardassian mining planet, which leads her to rescue a Bajoran prisoner of war; meanwhile, an extremist group begins to take control of Bajor. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:44 AM - 6 comments

Adventure Time: When Wedding Bells Thaw  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

The Ice King wants Finn and Jake to throw him a "manlorette" party.
posted by drezdn at 6:32 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Scream

Do you like scary movies? [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 2:55 AM - 23 comments

Wayward Pines: Betrayal  Season 1, Ep 7

After learning what's at stake, Ethan returns to Wayward Pines, but those he confided the truth are less than receptive to it. Meanwhile, he also discovers the fifth column threat is bigger, more aggressive and better equipped than he thought. Theresa discovers Plot 33 might be more than an empty plot of land. A biology class gets from awkward to creepy in a second.
posted by lmfsilva at 1:58 AM - 3 comments

July 2

Movie: Seven Up!

“Why do we bring these children together? Because we want to catch a glimpse of England in the year 2000. The union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now seven years old. ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.’” The 30-minute 1964 documentary Seven Up! profiles fourteen British seven-year-old boys and girls from across the class spectrum. It's the first documentary in the Up series, which continues to revisit the children (now adults) through the present day. Now, let's meet the kids! [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 11:40 PM - 10 comments

Hannibal: Contorno  Season 3, Ep 5

Jack and Will along with Chiyoh arrive in Florence with different agendas for Hannibal while Detective Pazzi gets close. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 8:02 PM - 128 comments

Podcast: Slack Variety Pack: Episode 4 - Burst Pack

An homage to those with the dedication to turn their cubicles into overflowing Hello Kitty shrines. An outpouring of emotion for outdated cords and cables. And black holes popping in and out of existence inside your knuckles. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 2:41 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT317: Multiplexes, the Peace Symbol and the D-Box

Today we help listeners deal with their ex-flatmates, their saucy-looking sibling relationships, and their inferiority complexes over their local multiplex. We also learn about the peace symbol, St Petersburg becoming Leningrad becoming St Petersburg, and an extremely foolish bet one questioneer is in danger of losing.
posted by jazon at 2:40 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 18. Petals to the Metal - Chapter One

In this first chapter in a new Adventure Zone story, Merle, Taako and Magnus are in hot pursuit of a master criminal in the metropolitan city of Goldcliff. Can they stop The Raven before her crime spree tears the town apart? I don't know, because we haven't finished playing this part of the campaign yet. Magnus does some chopping. Taako learns to Nightcrawl. Merle has a genuinely upsetting encounter with some vines.
posted by drezdn at 9:48 AM - 2 comments

Deutschland 83: Atlantic Lion  Season 1, Ep 3

While at a NATO conference in Brussels, Martin gets his first assignment: to seduce and bug the head security analyst’s secretary, Linda. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 7:12 AM - 4 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: City of Walls and Secrets  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 14

Aang, Sokka, Toph, and Katara are finally in Ba Sing Se. But why is it such a pain to see the Earth King? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 6:59 AM - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: IT CONQUERED THE WORLD  Season 3, Ep 11

(1956, Black & White, Sci-Fi, Venus, Carrot Monster, Roger Corman) "Every Man Its Prisoner... Every Woman Its Slave!" A carrot from Venus enlists the aid of scientist Lee Van Cleef in order to save mankind, through the strategm of attacking them with string-borne, mind-controlling bats. Hero Peter Graves reminds us at the end that Van Cleef learned almost too late that man is a feeling creature.... With the short Snow Thrills, about winter sports. Shields up, red alert! In addition to containing Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, and the most insufferable ending monologue in MST3K's history, it's the first movie we've gotten from our heroes' long-recurring nemesis Roger Corman! YouTube (1h37m) First shown August 8, 1991. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 4:31 AM - 11 comments

Movie: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 4:04 AM - 9 comments

July 1

Mr. Robot: eps1.1_one-and-zer0es.mpeg  Season 1, Ep 2

Elliot doesn't like Shayla's boyfriend. Elliot isn't sure about doing what Mr. Robot wants. Elliot may be losing his mind. [more inside]
posted by the bird at the bottom of the tree at 11:12 PM - 7 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 16

Anyanka enlists Willow's help to retrieve her power amulet from the alternate dimension, but ends up bringing Willow's vampire doppelgänger over instead.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:11 PM - 5 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Consequences  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 15

While Faith tries to pin the deputy mayor's murder on Buffy, Angel and Wesley each try to save her in their own way.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:07 PM - 5 comments

Sense8: I Can't Leave Her  Season 1, Ep 12

Wolfgang takes on his uncle. The cluster takes on Whispers. Riley faces her trauma.
posted by yasaman at 5:11 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: 99% Invisible: 171- Johnnycab (Automation Paradox, Pt. 2)

More than 90% of all automobile accidents are all attributable to human error. For some car industry people, a fully-automated car is a kind of holy grail. However, as automation makes our lives easier and safer, it also creates more complex systems, and fewer humans who understand those systems. Which means when problems do arise—people can be left unable to deal with them. Human factors engineers call this “the automation paradox.”
posted by radioamy at 2:04 PM - 3 comments

Defiance: Dead Air  Season 3, Ep 4

The geography of Defiance is permanently altered and Nolan and Amanda depart for a possible E-Republic trove of weapons. Meanwhile, the Tars continue to find themselves forced follow the bidding of General Rahm Tak who keeps their son his hostage.
posted by Atreides at 7:12 AM - 4 comments

Pretty Little Liars: She's No Angel  Season 6, Ep 5

Mona returns to Rosewood in a very fragile state as she must answer to the police for faking her death. Hanna is determined to help Mona out, not only to reassure her she is safe from Alison but also to try and repair Mona’s friendship with Lesli. Emily tries to help Sara with her troubled home life by encouraging her to explore the possibility of emancipation. Spencer, on the other hand, finds help from someone from her past. Meanwhile, Alison grows closer to Lorenzo as she looks for support outside of her family. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:59 AM - 4 comments

June 30

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Blood and Circuses  Season 1, Ep 11

Innocent fun turns to horror when one of the sideshow acts in a carnival is murdered. Phryne poses as a magician's assistant to investigate. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:41 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Rumble Strip Vermont: An American Life

Vaughn Hood was a 118-pound barber when he was drafted into the Vietnam War… most men didn’t survive their first three-month tour. Now Vaughn Hood runs a hair salon in St. Johnsbury with his wife, Bev. For a couple days, [host Erica Heilman] sat and talked with him in the back of his salon. We talked about war, about hard work, about survival, and hairdressing. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 7:41 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: 99% Invisible: 170- Children of the Magenta (Automation Paradox, pt. 1)

On the evening of May 31, 2009, 216 passengers, three pilots, and nine flight attendants boarded an Airbus 330 in Rio de Janeiro. This flight, Air France 447, was headed across the Atlantic to Paris. The take-off was unremarkable. The plane reached a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The passengers read and watched movies and slept. Everything proceeded normally for several hours. Then, with no communication to the ground or air traffic control, flight 447 suddenly disappeared. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 2:17 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: the memory palace: Episode 67: Every Night Ever

“It was the same night, over and over…” A true story of the time it wasn't, from Lithium Springs, Georgia in 1953. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 1:01 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Magic Mike XXL

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:53 AM - 7 comments

Sense8: Just Turn the Wheel and the Future Changes  Season 1, Ep 11

Whispers closes in on Riley. Sun gets a visit from her brother. Kala talks to Rajan. Capheus (with assists from Will and Sun) takes on the gang that's after Kabaka and his daughter. Wolfgang takes on his uncle.
posted by yasaman at 11:18 AM - 5 comments

Rick and Morty: Raising Gazorpazorp  Season 1, Ep 7

Morty fathers an alien/human hybrid with an innate desire to kill and destroy and in the process, learns an important lesson on parenthood. As Morty deals with responsible parenting, Rick and Summer travel to a planet to find the alien's origin only to find themselves caught up in an advanced society of women and a fight over the propriety of female dimension/space traveling. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 7:26 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 258: OOH, MOMMY!

We started recording this episode moments after the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, which made for some strangely earnest introductory banter. But don't worry: Eventually we get to talking about Pizza Hut wizards.   Suggested talking points: Travis McElroy News Minute, Domino's Collapse, Daniel Taste, 16 Stone, 'mojis, Where is Wizard Hut?
posted by drezdn at 6:24 AM - 5 comments

June 29

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Same Sex Marriage Legalized in U.S., Transgender Rights, The Leap Second  Season 2, Ep 19

This week: In a landmark decision the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court also upholds the subsidies of the Affordable Care Act. CNN mistakes a flag covered with images of sex toys for an ISIS flag. The ex-president of Ukraine emerges from hiding to defend his private zoo, and LWT marks the occasion with video footage of ostriches mating. And Now: A Few More Seconds Of Ostrich Sex. Main story: Transgender rights, and the legal challenges remaining to transgendered Americans. YouTube (17m) And Now: This Is Not CNBC's First Rodeo. Finally, on June 30 a leap second will be added to the clock. Last Week Tonight commemorates the event with the sites spendyourleapsecondhere.com and johnoliversecstapes.com. Web exclusive: And Now: Five Years Of People Prematurely Declaring The End Of Obamacare. (2m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 6:33 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell writes, directs, and stars as the titular Hedwig Robinson — the sarcastic, bombastic, gender-binary-stomping front(wo)man of Mitchell's award-winning off-broadway musical by the same name — as she tours the country narrating, singing, and shouting her harrowing story from the shadow of ex-lover and rock-darling Tommy Gnosis's nationwide tour. [more inside]
posted by churl at 2:46 PM - 13 comments

BattleBots: 2015 Qualifiers Part 2  Season 1, Ep 2

A bot trying something unconventional brings things to a tight halt.
posted by drezdn at 1:55 PM - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In The Hands Of The Prophets  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 20

Tensions rise when Keiko O'Brien teaches something against Bajoran religious orthodoxy. Vedek Winn enters, stage left. [more inside]
posted by Solomon at 1:11 PM - 10 comments

Movie: The Holy Mountain

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. Not available on Netflix, but it is available to rent on Amazon.
posted by ian1977 at 11:47 AM - 5 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Drill  Season 2, Ep 13

With the fabled walls of Ba Sing Se in sight, the gang are shocked to discover a giant Fire Nation drilling machine rumbling toward them and resolve themselves to saving the city. Jet, inspired by Zuko's assistance on the ferry, decides he wants to recruit him to his mission but makes a discovery that halts him in his tracks.
posted by Atreides at 7:25 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Au Hasard Balthazar

J. Hoberman: "Robert Bresson's heartbreaking and magnificent Au Hasard Balthazar, the story of life and death in rural France, is the supreme masterpiece by one of the greatest of 20th-century filmmakers." [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:10 AM - 5 comments

Adventure Time: Ocean of Fear  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 16

Jake tries to help Finn conquer his fear of the ocean.
posted by drezdn at 6:03 AM - 1 comment

Catastrophe: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

Sharon keeps waking in the night worrying about her pregnancy whilst Rob is having problems generating business for the advertising agency and is relieved to run into Chris, who, on a night out, suggests a career change. Sharon is not encouraging. Sharon herself meets up with old flame Owen, who is now married to a best selling author, which makes Sharon feel a failure. Fortunately for her Rob is sympathetic.
posted by schnee at 4:11 AM - 1 comment

Halt and Catch Fire: Infiltrator  Season 2, Ep 5

Boz argues the philosophy of what constitutes a pajama, and we learn he has a cousin. Gordon gets some bad news, while Joe unveils his plan to James. Cameron adds a new fire hazard to Mutiny and meets a tall, dark mannequin. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 12:00 AM - 4 comments

June 28

True Detective: Night Finds You  Season 2, Ep 2

"Sometimes I wonder how many things you have like that, that I don't know about" Frank Semyon shares a story from his childhood. We learn a little more about the sins of Ben Caspere. Three different detectives get three different sets of orders. Cashflow problems abound. "How's that for social theory?" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:24 PM - 103 comments

Movie: Love & Mercy

In the 1980s, Beach Boy and onetime studio wonder Brian Wilson is broken, confused man, and under the 24-hour watch of a controlling psychotherapist, Dr. Eugene Landy. While shopping for a Cadillac, Wilson meets Melinda Ledbetter, a salesperson to whom he is evidently attracted. He secretly passes her a note on a business card: "Lonely. Scared. Frightened." Soon, he begins to tell her his story. [more inside]
posted by raysmj at 8:57 PM - 2 comments

Penny Dreadful: And Hell Itself My Only Foe  Season 2, Ep 9

Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn in order to save Sir Malcolm.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:10 PM - 26 comments

Podcast: Everything Is Stories: 014 But Not With Silver

A story of Abraham Bolden, the first black Secret Service agent on the White House detail. A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 2:08 PM - 1 comment

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 7

With England in chaos as magic returns, Strange comes back home to claim Mr Norrell and rescue Arabella. But can his plan possibly work? Or will the dark prophecy of the Raven King finally be fulfilled? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 1:31 PM - 0 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 7

With England in chaos as magic returns, Strange comes back home to claim Mr Norrell and rescue Arabella. But can his plan possibly work? Or will the dark prophecy of the Raven King finally be fulfilled?
posted by infinitewindow at 1:26 PM - 9 comments

June 27

Killjoys: The Sugar Point Run  Season 1, Ep 2

A hostage exchange warrant turns deadly when the Killjoys find themselves stranded in 'Sugar Point' - a restricted, bombed-out city on Westerley overrun with dangerous gangs and scavengers.
posted by rednikki at 7:45 PM - 12 comments

Dark Matter: Episode Three  Season 1, Ep 3

As secrets about One and Five come to light, the team must unite to save one of their own. [more inside]
posted by rednikki at 7:44 PM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

The Enterprise is guided by distress signal to a distant, long-dead world where survivors of an extremely ancient race that exist as disembodied energy take over the bodies of Kirk, Spock and astro-biologist Ann Mulhall. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 1:24 PM - 3 comments

Sense8: What Is Human?  Season 1, Ep 10

Lito's ready to be a big damn hero. Wolfgang takes on some mobsters. Will watches some fireworks, to Sun and Capheus's delight. Riley watches her father perform at the symphony, and the other sensates join her for a trip down to where memory lane starts: their births.
posted by yasaman at 11:16 AM - 10 comments

Suits: Denial  Season 5, Ep 1

Donna still wants to work for Louis, but Louis doesn't want her pity, so she goes back to Harvey, who doesn't want her pity, so she goes back to Louis, who doesn't want her pity... . Basically, this one's all about how awesome Donna is -- as the whole show should be. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 4:29 AM - 6 comments

June 26

Regular Show: Dumptown U.S.A.  Season 7, Ep 1

Rigby must rescue Mordecai from a strange land of dumped dudes.
posted by Small Dollar at 9:29 PM - 4 comments