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The Case: Laura rents a video. When she tries to return it the next day, the video store is gone.
Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies
On this week's show: Pitch Perfect 2 is just the beginning of our summer movie preview. Plus, books and music make an appearance as we talk about what's making us happy.
Silicon Valley: The Cap Table First Watch Season 1, Ep 2
Richard hires Jared to design a business plan. Big Head is asked to work for Gavin Belson, where he discovers that Hooli has stolen the Pied Piper algorithm and calls it Nucleus. Meanwhile Richard struggles to get his money from Gregory. [more inside]
Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 496: Prefuse 73, or "Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon)"
A one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer steps up. Although Guillermo Scott Herren has released music under a plethora of different names in his time – including early work as Delarosa & Asora, the drone-informed group Risil, his folk-influenced Savath y Savalas project and the exceptionally titled Diamond Watch Wrists and Piano Overlord – he’s best known for his groundbreaking records as Prefuse 73. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: Blackwater First Watch Season 2, Ep 9
In one corner we have Joffrey, Tyrion, Cersei, Bronn and the city army – about 7,000 men defending King’s Landing. In the other, there’s the contender for the Iron Throne – Stannis, backed by Davos, Melisandre and about 200 ships and 20,000 men. This is The Battle of Blackwater. [more inside]
A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. [more inside]
Adventure Time: The Enchiridion! Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
In reward for rescuing her, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn (and Jake) on an adventure to find a mysterious book.
Silicon Valley: Minimum Viable Product First Watch Season 1, Ep 1
Richard is a computer programmer. He has to choose between a $10 million deal with Gavin Belson and a $200 deal with Peter Gregory, in exchange for his cooperation to make the idea of a super compressing algorithm change the world. [more inside]
Adventure Time: Water park prank Season 6, Ep 37
Finn and Jake visit a water park. [more inside]
Wayward Pines: Do Not Discuss Your Life Before Season 1, Ep 2
After receiving some seriously sub-par medical care for wounds sustained in a car accident outside the eerily bucolic Idaho town Wayward Pines, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) pairs up with resident Beverly Short (Juliette Lewis) to figure out why it's so darn hard to leave. [more inside]
Survivor: It's a Fickle, Fickle Game Season 30, Ep 13
The season 30 finale and live reunion show AND the announcement of the 20 viewer-chosen second chance cast members for season 31. Spoilers galore inside.
What does brunch have to do with Lewis Carroll? Fall down the rabbit hole of brunch semantics with Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast. [more inside]
A story of compassion and saintlike devotion in the streets of New Orleans: B.B. St. Roman is the only staff member for the New Orleans Police Department Homeless Assistant Unit. [more inside]
Supernatural: Brother's Keeper Season 10, Ep 23
Dean makes a shocking decision regarding the Mark of Cain that would change not only his life, but Sam’s too. Meanwhile, Crowley and Rowena face off, and Castiel gets caught in the middle.
Bob's Burgers: Hawk & Chick Season 5, Ep 20
Bob and Louise are thrilled when they meet Shinji "Koji" Kojima aka Rising Hawk, the star of their favorite martial arts movies, and are quick to offer help upon learning about his family troubles. [more inside]
Inside Amy Schumer: Babies & Bustiers Season 3, Ep 5
Amy gets an opportunity to participate in a beauty pageant, breast-feeds her dog and enjoys her new "bla-dow".
In this penultimate chapter in the Rockport Limited murder fiasco, our players deduce the true culprit of the titular heinous crime. Merle runs out of magic. Taako finds more creative applications for Levitation. Magnus gets some fresh air.
Hannibal: Tome-wan Rewatch Season 2, Ep 12
During a therapy session, Will shares a vision of how he would kill Hannibal. Meanwhile, an increasingly impatient Jack brings in a surprise witness to help Will catch Hannibal. [more inside]
Firefly: Ariel Season 1, Ep 9
Hard up for cash, Serenity takes on a job from Simon: break into an Alliance hospital on central world Ariel so that he can get a thorough diagnostic of River and the crew can loot the valuable stores of medicine. But River's pursuers are hot on their trail, and they receive some unexpected inside help. (wiki) [more inside]
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Cave of Two Lovers Rewatch Season 2, Ep 2
Aang, Katara, and Sokka make their way to Omashu, but have trouble going by air. Luckily, a group of wandering musicians tell them about an underground route. A... [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beauty and the Beasts Rewatch Season 3, Ep 4
Buffy discovers a feral Angel returned from Hell, werewolf Oz is suspected of a brutal killing, and Scott's friend Pete has a Jekyll/Hyde thing going on.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope and Trick Rewatch Season 3, Ep 3
New slayer Faith blows into town on the run from the fearsome Kakistos and his henchman Mr. Trick. As Faith must face her demons, Giles pushes Buffy to face hers.
Welcome to the first episode of the Slack Variety Pack, a podcast brought to you by Slack. This is a show about work, life, and everything in-between. In this episode, we go inside a $10 million quantum computer, talk productivity with BJ Novak at an NHL game, meet up with a Mars One candidate, hear about an epic fist fight in an office, and invent Audio Emojis.
iZombie: Mr. Berserk Season 1, Ep 10
The aftermath of Blaine and Lowell's meeting. Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a journalist working on a story linking psychotic episodes to the energy drink Max Rager. Liv goes straight to the top at Max Rager HQ and questions the man in charge. Meanwhile, Ravi tries to help Major who continues to believe he's going crazy.
Penny Dreadful: The Nightcomers Season 2, Ep 3
Ethan questions Vanessa about the bloody scorpion glyph drawn on her bedroom floor. This leads Vanessa to remember the time she sought out the Cut-Wife of Ballantrae Moor for help with her powers and her search for Mina. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Passenger Rewatch Season 1, Ep 9
Captured criminal Rao Vantika dies in Bashir's arms... or did he? [more inside]
Carnivàle: Alamogordo, NM First Watch Season 2, Ep 2
Ben seeks out Scudder's former associate; Justin and Iris welcome a new servant into their home; Samson threatens to replace Stumpy; Sofie seeks comfort in manual labor.
The Flash: Fast Enough Season 1, Ep 23
Barry is given the chance to get everything he wanted, but the offer comes from Wells. Does he take it? [more inside]
Fringe: Immortality Rewatch Season 3, Ep 13
Col. Broyle's absences leads to Lincoln's promotion. Fauxlivia reunites with her boyfriend at the Empire State Building airship dock, where they find a sheep parasite that was thought to have died out when they did. Someone is running tests again, and Walternate faces a difficult ethical decision from B-randon.
Thom is overrun by jerks; the Swedes emasculate Thom at work; Julius is suspended. [more inside]
Happyish: Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God Season 1, Ep 3
Thom receives differing ideas on the meaning of suffering after Julius gets ill. [more inside]
Happyish: Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler Season 1, Ep 2
Thom gets a lesson in corporate America; the Swedes push a new campaign. [more inside]
A 44-year-old man is pressured to rebrand himself when his ad agency hires young creative directors. Missing Mad Men? Get your insane advertising professionals here. IMDB [more inside]
Community: Modern Espionage Season 6, Ep 11
It's paintball again! Except this time (a) Frankie's trying to shut it down and the game's gone underground, and (b) someone from City College is running it anonymously. [more inside]
RuPaul's Drag Race: And the Rest Is Drag Season 7, Ep 12
After Katya leaves to go Dumpster diving, the final four learn choreography and record footage for the video of RuPaul's single "Born Naked" with the twist that the one who does not make the top three will have her contribution tossed out; there are malfunctions aplenty. Candis Cayne and Mathu Anderson show up to act horrified. The older and younger contestants snipe at one another. There are tugged heartstrings and sob stories as Ru takes the queens individually to "lunch" then (at the judging) holds up pictures of each of them as little boys. There is a four-way lip-sync. Ru sashays a queen. [more inside]
Veep: Storms and Pancakes Season 4, Ep 6
Selina is worried when Tom James, her running mate, unknowingly takes her spotlight on the campaign trail; Amy, still bitter from her experience with Selina, gets a job working with Dan.
Supernatural: The Prisoner Season 10, Ep 22
Sam and Dean say good-bye to another member of their "family" with a hunter's funeral. Dean hunts down the Stynes to get revenge. When Sam realizes he has new information, he continues to work on trying to find a cure to the Mark of Cain through the Book of the Damned. Rowena renegotiates the terms of her deal with Sam.
With funding running low, customers growing irate, and themselves at odds, Dating Ring's founders find themselves in the trough of sorrow and undertake a radical rethink of the company's focus.
Murder, She Wrote: It Runs in the Family Rewatch Season 4, Ep 6
Tonight on Murder, She Wrote, JB is nowhere to be seen (except in a cameo on a book cover)! But don't worry, Jessica's British cousin, Emma MacGill, is on the scene, as a love interest, a suspect, and a budding detective in assistance to Inspector Frost, who is looking for the truth behind some suspicious goings-on. Emma is invited to the estate of Geoffrey Constable, an old friend of hers and currently the 18th Viscount Blackraven. But Geoffrey is in bad shape, taking his last days to make amends for lost years, in ways that ruffle the feathers of his prim and proper family, who are all eying his estate, and his title. [more inside]
Here's our final live show from our Midwest tour from earlier this year, which took place Easter Sunday at the Athenaeum in beautiful Chicago, IL. Can you solve the sock mystery before TIME RUNS OUT?
Silicon Valley: Homicide Season 2, Ep 6
After Hooli's disastrous UFC event streaming, Monica urges the Pied Piper team to host their own streaming event to capitalize on Hooli's bad press. Erlich suggests partnering with Homicide energy drinks, run by his old college friend Double-A. [more inside]
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Avatar State Season 2, Ep 1
The trio of heroes, Sokka, Aang, and Katara, depart from the Northern Water Tribe for the Earth Kingdom, where Aang will learn earth bending from his old friend Bumi, King of Omashu. Elsewhere, Iroh and Zuko receive a message from Zuko's sister, Princess Azula, that the Firelord has decided to lift the exile and welcome his son home. In the Earth Kingdom, Aang encounters a general who wants to train Aang to master the Avatar State and is willing to do anything necessary to help Aang achieve control over the incredible power. [more inside]
This week: The House passes the "USA Freedom Act," which might ultimately curtail of the NSA's phone record collection. FIFA elects a new president, and is somehow expected to reëlect scandal-prone Sepp Blatter. Johnny Depp illegally brought two dogs to Australia, and its government threatened to kill them unless he took them away. LWT produces a short piece demanding Australia remove Australian things from the US. Main story: chicken farmers (YouTube 18m), and the systems of contract farming, gladiator payouts and vindictive secrecy that keeps them impoverished and the chickens mistreated.
Adventure Time: Tree Trunks Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
Tree Trunks joins Finn and Jake on an adventure through the Evil Forest in search for the legendary Crystal Gem Apple.
Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.
Mad Men: Person to Person Season 7, Ep 14
The stories of Don Draper, his family and his co-workers at Sterling Cooper and Partners conclude. [more inside]
Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. [more inside]
Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. [more inside]
Grace and Frankie: The Fall Season 1, Ep 5
Brianna has no life and comes over to the beach house to get wasted with Frankie and get Grace to sign up for online dating. Then they all go out for fro-yo and I seriously wonder who drove because they all should not be driving. And after that... ???? [more inside]
Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken Show Only Season 5, Ep 6
Arya trains. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.
Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken Books Included Season 5, Ep 6
Arya begins training; Jorah and Tyrion encounter slavers; Trystane and Myrcella make plans; Jaime and Bronn reach their destination; the Sand Snakes attack.
Grace and Frankie: The Funeral Season 1, Ep 4
The core four attend the funeral of everyone's friend, Larry. Only with different dates than usual. Awkward! [more inside]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Johnny and Dora Season 2, Ep 23
Jake and Amy's ambiguously-flirty work relationship is tested when they pose as an engaged couple to nab a suspect. Back at the precinct, Holt enlists Terry and Gina to procure an embarrassing letter from Records in order to blackmail Wuntch (guest star/season final-boss Kyra Sedgwick). Meanwhile, Boyle has to drag Diaz to her non-surprise surprise birthday party. It all means big changes for the Nine Nine... [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dax Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
In which we learn more of Trill society (and of Dax's impropriety). [more inside]
A woman who grew up in the USSR talks about a bad accident and its aftermath. [more inside]
Saturday Night Live: Louis CK/Rihanna Season 40, Ep 21
Louis CK returns to host the 40th season finale.
Samurai Champloo: Bogus Booty (Through and Through) Rewatch Season 1, Ep 15
While Mugen, Jin and Fuu stop to fish, Jin makes up for his lack of fishing skills by finding a bag of gold koban. The group gets to "a real city," Osaka, where Fuu stuffs herself, and then Mugen and Jin abandon her for the red light district. While there, their gold gets the attention of a gang of sorts. Mugen proves his prowess for love (or at least, lust), Jin makes the best of his situation, and Fuu is left on her own. [more inside]
Carnivàle: Los Moscos First Watch Season 2, Ep 1
Brother Justin spreads his radio message; Management urges Ben to find his father; Rev. Balthus is stricken ill; Lila worries about Lodz's whereabouts.
Outlander: Wentworth Prison Books Included Season 1, Ep 15
A visit from Black Jack causes Jamie to realize a fate exists that is worse than his death sentence.
Orphan Black: Scarred by Many Past Frustrations Season 3, Ep 5
Sarah and Helena suffer a strained reunion; the Leda family worries about Sarah's absence. [more inside]