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September 2

Podcast: NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant

Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you're not up to scratch, you're off the team. Is this the future of work?
posted by schmod at 7:14 PM - 1 comment

America's Next Top Model: The Guy Who Gets a Hickey  Season 22, Ep 5

DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA in the house. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:08 PM - 0 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Alternative Ingredients  Season 6, Ep 5

The remaining bakers must bake without sugar, gluten or dairy - but thankfully not all in the same challenge. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 6:40 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: the memory palace: Episode 75 (The Ballad of Captain Dwight)

The finale of the 2015 Summer Season. "The nation deserves an accounting -- a full accounting -- of what really happened in Ed Dwight's case. And so does every Negro boy and girl who ever aspired to the starts." -- Ebony, 1965 [more inside]
posted by gladly at 6:17 PM - 0 comments

Fringe: Novation  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 5

Peter gets interviewed and does some hobby electronics work. Nina Sharp shares childhood memories with her foster daughter. Olivia and the team chase down a new kind of shapeshifter.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:50 PM - 0 comments

The Bastard Executioner: Pilot, Part 1  Season 1, Ep 1

The Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward The Third's charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 3:43 PM - 1 comment

The Carmichael Show: Protest  Season 1, Ep 2

Jerrod is excited about celebrating his birthday and upset when his girlfriend, Maxine, wants to go a Black Lives Matter protest instead; the rest of the family pick sides. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps at 2:51 PM - 1 comment

The Carmichael Show: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

When Maxine moves in with her boyfriend, Jerrod, she wants to tell his parents right away and Jerrod prefers never telling them.
posted by Margalo Epps at 2:39 PM - 2 comments

Wonderfalls: Cocktail BUnny  Season 1, Ep 11

When the muses tell her to "save him from her" Jaye becomes convinced that Eric's life is in danger and begins investigating Heidi. Meanwhile, Jaye is coerced by her parents into returning to therapy with Dr. Ron. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 10:43 AM - 1 comment

Wonderfalls: Lying Pig   Season 1, Ep 10

When Eric's estranged wife returns to town, Jaye is instructed by the muses to "mend what was broken." Afraid of losing Eric, Jaye turns to her brother for help and tries to ignore the muses' orders. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 267: Face 2 Face: Target Conditioning

We're back from the damp but loving embrace of the Pacific Northwest! Here's our Seattle show, which was a real hullabaloo, I tell you what.
posted by Tevin at 7:23 AM - 6 comments

Farscape: A Bug's Life  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 18

When a group of Peacekeepers from a damaged Marauder board Moya, the crew pretend to be a Peacekeeper prison vessel. The Peacekeepers' secret cargo presents a serious threat when Rygel and Chiana open the container. [via]
posted by along came the crocodile at 12:28 AM - 3 comments

September 1

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

John "Kor" Colicos, William "Koloth" Campbell and Michael "Kang" Ansara return to Star Trek playing their Original Series characters, in an episode inspired by the classic films The Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:34 PM - 8 comments

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Blood at the Wheel  Season 2, Ep 7

When a female race car driver is found dead in her roadster, Phryne struggles to convince Jack that her death was no accident. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:54 PM - 0 comments

Falling Skies: Grace  Season 1, Ep 4

Tom and his team head out to track down more motorcycles for the 2nd Mass., relying on Pope to guide them to a good location. They hit the jackpot until they meet some skitters and harnessed teenagers at the bike shop. Back at the base, Dr. Harris and Anne disagree over the best method to gather more intelligence on the aliens. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:12 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:04 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 73 - Triptych

There seems to be something wrong with the broadcast signal. Do you hear that? Weather: "The Heroine" by Unwoman (unwoman.com) COMING OCT 20: WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE: THE NOVEL. PRE-ORDER HERE: welcometonightvale.com, click on novel. SEPT - NOV 2015 NIGHT VALE TOUR DATES (Jeffrey & Joseph book tour; Live shows in UK, Ireland, US, & Canada) And Just Announced... AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TOUR FEB 6-13 (tickets on sale SEPT 4!): welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:54 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Remembering Oliver Sacks

When Dr. Sacks announced a few months ago that he had terminal cancer and wouldn't do any more interviews, we asked him if he'd talk with us one last time. This is that conversation.
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Podcast: The Allusionist: 17. Fix part I

The English language is a mess. And if you don’t like it, what are you going to do about it – fix it? Good luck with that. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 7:30 AM - 1 comment

August 31

Movie: Fast & Furious 6

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries, among whom is Dom's presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:48 PM - 4 comments

The Strain: Intruders  Season 2, Ep 8

Competing bids for the Lumen lead to a sinful break-in; Fet executes a high-pitched, scoffing laugh; Kelly Goodweather gets a makeover with help from Eichorst; Palmer has a bedroom scene; Gus is visited by Quinlan; and the writers give tribute to Wuthering Heights in a 'I'm so cold, let me in' moment.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:50 PM - 6 comments

Masters of Sex: Surrogates  Season 3, Ep 8

As Johnson jets away to Las Vegas with Dan Logan, Masters uses her absence to begin his surrogacy program. Meanwhile, Libby comes to terms with her current and past relationships. And Barton considers starting one of his own.
posted by LizBoBiz at 3:36 PM - 2 comments

Movie: A Field in England

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. [more inside]
posted by naju at 9:41 AM - 14 comments

Movie: Woman in the Dunes

An entomologist and educator visiting a poor seaside village misses the last bus back to Tokyo, and some of the local villagers offer him a place to stay: the home of a young woman, whose house is located at the bottom of a sand pit accessible only by ladder. (Available to stream commercial-free to Hulu subscribers here, and to rent from iTunes and Amazon.) [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:01 AM - 7 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Beach  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 5

Saved by the Bell's teens Zuko, Azula, Ty Lee, and Mai, are ordered on a vacation to Ember Island where they're forced to confront their short comings and personal turmoils against the idyllic sandy background of the island paradise. Elsewhere, Team Avatar in the midst of aquatic recreation of their own encounter for the first time the assassin hired by Zuko.
posted by Atreides at 7:29 AM - 23 comments

Adventure Time: Crystals Have Power  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Jake takes a vow of non-violence, which is inconvenient when marauders from the Crystal Dimension kidnap Finn for their great master and covering Finn with a Crystal.
posted by drezdn at 4:52 AM - 1 comment

Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy  Season 2, Ep 6

Morty bonds with his grandfather while learning to fix the car. Rick makes a new friend. Summer is kept safe.
posted by sebastienbailard at 2:22 AM - 24 comments

August 30

Falling Skies: Reborn  Season 5, Ep 10

The final standoff begins in the series finale. Here, the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their newfound allies face unforeseen obstacles in the core of an iconic American location, as they try to persevere with hopes of reclaiming Earth and humanity. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 8:43 PM - 3 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: So Close, Yet So Far  Season 1, Ep 2

While Madison struggles to keep Nick from a crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:13 PM - 50 comments

Fringe: Subject 9  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 4

A mysterious force follows Olivia around. Walter screws up his courage to the sticking place. The Corteixphan Kids stage a reunion. Nina Sharp shows her mothering side. Peter makes a splash.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:02 PM - 0 comments

The X-Files: Humbug  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

A bizarre murder in Florida brings Mulder and Scully to a town populated by circus freaks and sideshow performers of all shapes and sizes, bringing into question the very definition of "normal." [more inside]
posted by town of cats at 7:55 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Carol

Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:48 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Grandma

Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 5:31 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Profit And Loss  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Some Cardassians arrive on the station and Quark catches up with an old friend.
posted by Solomon at 2:02 PM - 17 comments

Movie: Straight Outta Compton

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:53 PM - 12 comments

August 29

Movie: Margin Call

When an entry-level analyst at an unnamed Wall Street firm discovers that their portfolio of assets could melt down, big decisions with world-shaking ramifications get made. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:56 PM - 5 comments

Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 3

Trapped on a planet whose inhabitants are descended from Northwestern American Indians, an alien device wipes Kirk's memory and he is proclaimed a God while the crippled Enterprise races back to the planet before it is destroyed by an asteroid. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 7:05 AM - 8 comments

Project Runway: Fashion Flip  Season 14, Ep 4

The designers must put their own stamp on classic fashion designs, drawing inspiration from New York City. Mary Kay makeup is also involved somehow. Sally Draper (okay, Kiernan Shipka) guest judges. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire at 2:17 AM - 17 comments

August 28

The 100: Coup de Grâce  Season 2, Ep 11

A new enemy puts lives in danger; Lincoln and Bellamy decide to break into Mount Weather together. However, not all goes to plan. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:48 PM - 3 comments

Farscape: Through the Looking Glass  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

Moya performs an emergency starburst that fragments her into four different dimensions. As John attempts to find crewmembers missing in each dimension, an energy creature appears to add more danger to their predicament. [via]
posted by along came the crocodile at 11:31 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Pickpocket

This incomparable tale of crime and redemption follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsion grows, however, so too does his fear that his luck is about to run out. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 2:32 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Creep

When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. Trailer [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 11:21 AM - 4 comments

Dark Matter: Episode Twelve  Season 1, Ep 12

The crew's handler sends them on a seemingly simple retrieval op that involves a scientist being held against his will on a remote world. This snatch and grab, however, quickly devolves into a horrifying ordeal, which reunites one member of the crew with a powerful individual from her past. [more inside]
posted by rednikki at 9:41 AM - 4 comments

Under the Dome: Love Is a Battlefield  Season 3, Ep 11

Eva's baby is born under the strangest of circumstances while Hektor and Jim test a kinship cure on Junior. [EW] [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 8:29 AM - 12 comments

Fringe: Alone in the World  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 3

A boy makes a friend.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:17 AM - 0 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Desserts  Season 6, Ep 4

For the nine bakers left, it's time to tackle the sweet ending to every meal - desserts. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:43 AM - 7 comments

Adventure Time: Power Animal  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Will Jake's inability to focus prevent him from saving a kidnapped Finn?
posted by drezdn at 7:22 AM - 1 comment

August 27

Hannibal: The Wrath of the Lamb  Season 3, Ep 13

Will hatches a cunning plot to slay Francis Dolarhyde, using Hannibal Lecter in his ploy. Bedelia voices concern about the perilous plan as Will continues his game with Hannibal, though Will may have to face his darkest fears. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 8:00 PM - 768 comments

Wonderfalls: Safety Canary  Season 1, Ep 9

Jaye and Eric's first date goes awry when Jaye, upon a muse's instruction, causes a rare bird to go wild and gets the bird keeper fired. Jaye, Eric, and the bird keeper then go on a mission to "save the lovebirds" while Mahandra tries to warn Jaye against getting too close to Eric. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 4:21 PM - 5 comments

Wonderfalls: Lovesick Ass  Season 1, Ep 8

Jaye and Eric start to get closer while helping a Russian woman who came to America to meet her on-line fiancé, Peter, who turns out to be less that she expected. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 4:05 PM - 8 comments

Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 9

Honor. Vengeance. Victory. Tragedy. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 11:19 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 22. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Five

Our heroes attempt a sneaking mission to retrieve a vital Battlewagon component, and end up doing something ghoulish that they'll have to keep secret forever. Also, a beloved character returns. Merle saves his heals. Taako grows a third eye. Magnus clefts.
posted by drezdn at 10:30 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #36 Today's The Day

On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.
posted by lunch at 8:39 AM - 24 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sokka's Master  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 4

Sokka's feeling a little left out on the whole "saving the world" thing, so he goes to find himself a master to teach him the ways of the sword. Includes meteorites, the joys of shopping, landscape painting, Katara failing at jokes, and a familiar pai sho tile. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 7:50 AM - 13 comments

America's Next Top Model: The Girl Who Has A Close Shave  Season 22, Ep 4

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:14 AM - 10 comments

Movie: A View to a Kill

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 3:51 AM - 10 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST  Season 3, Ep 19

"The Towering Terror From Hell!" "SEE a Sixty Foot Giant Destroyed...in Color!" When we last saw Col. Glenn Manning, he was 60 feet tall and had fallen into the Colorado River, where we might presume his corpse would have stopped its flow at some point, or at least provided free sustenance for weeks to its aquatic wildlife. But they never found his amazing colossal body! Well that's because he survived, somehow, improbably, even though he was supposed to be close to death from his untimely embiggening. His sister (the first movie said he had no family but no matter) is determined to find out what happened to him. With the short MR. B NATURAL: A magical pixie that gives off mixed gender signals comes to visit a confused young boy and tries to sell him band equipment. The movie's another Bert I. Gordon monsterpiece, and a sequel to the movie featured in episode 309, THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN. It's a black and white movie, but it's color for the very VERY end so they could say that ad up above wasn't a lie. The episode's okay, but tends to languish in the shadow of the short which, in terms of concentrated riffing power, might be the funniest thing the Brains ever did. YouTube (1h37m) BONUS: A real rarity, Mr. B Natural (26m) on YouTube, un-MSTed! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 12:50 AM - 14 comments

August 26

Angel: Parting Gifts  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

Angel fears his quest is hopeless after losing Doyle's visions, only to find he imparted them to Cordelia with his goodbye kiss. Other forces are after her newfound powers, and newly badass rogue demon hunter Wesley Wyndham-Price arrives in town just in time to help rescue her from their clutches.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:25 PM - 2 comments

Angel: Hero  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Doyle enlists Angel to help stop The Scourge, a group determined to purge human blood from demon kind. As Doyle reveals his full identity to Cordelia, he makes the ultimate sacrifice.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:23 PM - 2 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hush   Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 10

Scary monsters The Gentlemen steal all of Sunnydale's voices so that they may harvest seven hearts under cover of silence. Buffy and Riley come face to face with the secrets they've been keeping. Willow meets Tara, a shy witch impressed by her power.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:14 PM - 22 comments