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"Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad spent the last two years following around music legend Dolly Parton, and we're here to say you should tune in! In this episode of Radiolab, we showcase the first of Jad's special series, Dolly Parton's America. In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America's great icons." Note: this episode contains an interview with Metafilter's own Paul Slade.
Signal: Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. (IMDB)
Five years ago, StartUp began chronicling the life of a fledgling Brooklyn-based podcasting company called Gimlet Media. This year, the streaming giant Spotify bought that company. In the final season of StartUp, what it's really like to sell a business. [more inside]
We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football―or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely had time to shed our hunter-gatherer legacy, biologist Marlene Zuk reveals that the story is not so simple. Popular theories about how our ancestors lived―and why we should emulate them―are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence. [more inside]
Temple: Full Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
Temple (a remake of the Norwegian series Valkyrien) is the story of Daniel Milton, a talented and successful surgeon. Following a personal tragedy that shatters his comfortable life, Daniel partners up with a lonely yet resourceful young man named Lee to start a literal 'underground' clinic, situated in the vast labyrinthine network of tunnels and spaces beneath London. There Daniel treats all those who cannot, or will not, seek more legitimate means of healthcare: criminals, illegal immigrants, and the just plain weird.
Six Feet Under: Coming and Going Season 4, Episode 8
Fisher & Diaz's latest client drives himself into the Fisher carport and expires with his pre-need contract on the carseat beside him. Ruth and George conflict over churchgoing, fashions for young women, and pruning. Nate spends time with Brenda, and Joe decides he's done spending time with Brenda. David meets up with Sarge, and Celeste changes Keith's job description. Claire is finally able to define her feelings for Edie. Rico has a housing problem. Vanessa confronts Sophia. [more inside]
Evil: Rose390 Season 1, Episode 4
Kristen, Ben, and David are hired to evaluate Eric, a seemingly psychopathic 9-year-old boy... [more inside]
A young boy copes with growing up during the last days of Nazi Germany. [more inside]
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks to sustain their livelihood. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. [more inside]
How do 15,000,000 millionaires in over 200 countries stay rich? Via Panama. Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas and Sharon Stone feature in this pertinant witty "fairytale that actually happened ... based on some real shit". [more inside]
Living with Yourself: Full Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
Fearing his career and relationship are both going down the tubes, Miles heeds the advice of a newly successful co-worker and visits a mysterious spa. (Netflix Original) [more inside]
Living with Yourself: The Best You Can Be Season 1, Episode 1
Fearing his career and relationship are both going down the tubes, Miles heeds the advice of a newly successful co-worker and visits a mysterious spa. (Netflix Original)
The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week Season 10, Episode 8
This week's challenges all features pies as bakers try to avoid soggy bottoms. [more inside]
RuPaul's Drag Race UK: Downton Draggy Season 1, Episode 2
This week the queens’ acting skills are put to the test as they star in a sumptuous new comedy costume drama – Downton Draggy. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as another queen exits the competition. [more inside]
Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 40: D’Arcy Carden, Actress | Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Actress
The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden (Janet), Kirby Howell-Baptiste(Simone) and writer Andrew Law shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn). In this Season 4 premiere episode, they talk about how the writers' room approached breaking the story for the final season, the calming presence of director Drew Goddard and Kristen Bell's nuanced performance as Eleanor playing the architect. They also discuss the incredible performances of the actors playing the new humans in the neighborhood, D'Arcy's impressive range as a stressed-out Janet, the many jokes that hit the cutting room floor and many more behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019
Why Women Kill: Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
An anthology series from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) that follows three women in different decades all living in the same house, as they deal with infidelity and betrayals in their marriages. [more inside]
Evil: 3 Stars Season 1, Episode 3
The investigators take on a potential case of Demonic Obsession. [more inside]
Anne’s adventures slip from Bildungsroman to Penny Dreadful in this installment of her story, which cover the first two years of Anne and Gilbert’s married life in the small town of Four Winds Harbor. Tragic Heroine! Mistaken Identity! Amnesia! Lost Loves! Second Sight! TW: infant death [more inside]
The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden (Janet), Kirby Howell-Baptiste(Simone) and writer Andrew Law shoot the shirt with host Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) before the final season premieres. They take a look back at their summers and at shooting the final season of The Good Place. They also chat about their experiences at Comic-Con. Marc shares a touching story about Mike Schur giving him a very personal gift, and Andrew shares some details about a writers' trip to Las Vegas. The Good Place: The Podcast is a production of NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018
The Good Place: Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy Season 4, Episode 4
Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.
One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. [more inside]
Limetown: Redacted Season 1, Episode 2
Lia conducts an interview with the first known survivor of Limetown.
Travis takes the reins in this not-remotely-canonical prequel to our recently concluded Appalachian supernatural drama. This is the wildest live episode of any podcast we've ever done. We're still not entirely sure what happened up there.
American Horror Story: Red Dawn Season 9, Episode 5
The massacre at Camp Redwood reaches a bloody apex as everybody goes spectacularly homicidal...-er. Good times!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK Rewatch Season 8, Episode 22
Rewatch! In a corporate-dominated dystopia, poor Aram Fingals gets caught "scrolling up cinemas" and so he's sent for "prophylactic rehab" to a wildlife refuge where his mind is "doppled" into a baboon (thankfully not an anteater!) because that's what is considered restorative recreation in THE FUTURE. The process is overseen by Apollonia Jones and... look, there's so much pointless jargon in this movie it's using up my supply of scare quotes so I'm going to stop the description there. Just scrounge up some creds for a bag of flavo-fibes and join us and the sadly late Raul Julia for OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK. Previously.
Limetown: I Have Heard The Future Season 1, Episode 1
Facebook Watch (which is the name for the Facebook video service with original content) presents a (streaming) television adaptation of the popular podcast. American Public Radio correspondent Lia Haddock investigates the disappearance of an entire town's worth of people from the government run research facility of Limetown.
Stumptown: Family Ties Season 1, Episode 4
Dex faces off against Artie Banks to take down wealthy real estate mogul Randall Tapper. Meanwhile, Detective Cosgrove leads an investigation to find Wallace Kane, a prisoner on the loose. [more inside]
Six Feet Under: The Dare Season 4, Episode 7
A woman with various disturbing physical symptoms procrastinates on going to the doctor, and dies of cancer. Ruth and George go hunting for fossils and visit Sarah. Nate indulges in dalliances with both Brenda and the woman from the dog daycare, and tries to begin thinking longer-term about his relationship with each. David continues to struggle with his PTSD. Keith comes out to his co-workers. Claire tries to understand her feelings for Edie. Vanessa investigates Rico's interactions with Sophia. Brenda is honest with Joe. [more inside]
Rotten: Reign of Terror Season 2, Episode 2
In the south of France, frustrated winegrowers go to extremes to stave off cheap imports from Spain and new competition from China. [more inside]
A routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence.
The Purge: Season Two Season 2 (Full Season)
Revolving around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal, the spinoff to the film series is set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party. This season once again follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city as The Purge unfolds. Season two also follows the activities of the NFFA, a government surveillance agency that monitors the action on Purge Night.
Treadstone: The Cicada Protocol Season 1, Episode 1
From the world of Jason Bourne, agents across the globe are "awakening" to resume deadly missions. (USA Network, US broadcast) [more inside]
Arrow: Starling City Season 8, Episode 1
Oliver returns to Starling City, where he encounters familiar faces while trying to decipher The Monitor's mission. Meanwhile, Mia and William's team clash with a new foe. [more inside]
The Flash: A Flash of the Lightning Season 6, Episode 2
Faced with the news of his impending death, Barry's resiliency suffers as he struggles to fight fate. Meanwhile, Cecile's career as a D.A. conflicts with her identity when she crosses paths with a villainous meta-human. [more inside]
Bikes Not Rockets: Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories (Microcosm Publishing 2018) - As you ride down the intergalactic bike path, you come to a crossroads. Which path will you take? Your choice could determine your future, or the future of all humanity, forever. These twelve stories explore a variety of intersections set in distant, outlandish, or disturbingly realistic futures and dimensions—all involving bicycles and the breaking of gender stereotypes. A bicycle race spans a rift between worlds. A teenager learns a valuable lesson from her prepper mom. A young fruit seller gets closer to her dream of becoming an astronaut. An overwhelmed mom finds unexpected solace at a bicycle collective. [more inside]
Lodge 49: The Door Season 2, Episode 10
After the events of Mexico, the Lynx regroup at a revived Lodge and prepare for an important coronation. Liz goes for a swim. Connie has a secret. [Season finale.] [more inside]
Black Lightning: The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam’s Tasbih Season 3, Episode 2
With Freeland under full-blown occupation, the Pierce family gets pulled in different directions. Jefferson and Lynn find themselves at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Anissa rebels as Blackbird while Jennifer feels powerless despite having powers. [more inside]
Critical Role: The Folding Halls Season 2, Episode 80
The Mighty Nein recover from their encounter with Obann and head to Nicodranas to seek Yussah's guidance, but find more than just a meeting awaits them...
Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth.
It's time for more worldbuilding as Friends at the Table opens a new season of scifi adventures. In this two part linguistic saga, we learn about a nomadic race of space deer and how their society is destroyed. Featuring Austin, Janine, and Andrew. [more inside]
Signal: Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1
Profiler Park Hae-young hears a man calling his name through a discarded two-way radio. The voice starts talking about an unsolved crime. (Korean drama, Netflix) [more inside]
Look, the title ain't lying, and you'd have no way of proving it if it were. One of us has seen every bird, full stop. We're the new high score on the birdwatcher leaderboard, and who's gonna argue against that? The birds? Probably not the birds. Suggested talking points: Spookily, Raccoon Trash Strats (feat. John Hodgman), Dickbilled Priebus, Freakied and Fridayed, Ammunition for the Soda Wars
It's May 17, 2017. White House Counsel Don McGahn is in the Oval Office with the president. McGahn's job is to represent the office of the presidency, which isn't quite the same as representing the president personally. It's a delicate line to walk, and Trump hasn't made the job any easier. McGahn is supposed to act as the point of contact between the White House and the Department of Justice, to ensure all the rules are being followed. But the president has made clear, he's not interested in following the rules. Trump has already fired his FBI director. That's why McGahn is in the Oval that morning, they need to interview a new nominee for the position. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is there too.Sessions interrupts the meeting. He has an urgent phone call from the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, so he steps outside to take it. Sessions returns a moment later and relays the message: Rosenstein has appointed a Special Counsel to oversee the Russia investigation. It's the former FBI director, Robert Mueller. Trump slumps back in his chair. He says, "Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I'm fucked." [more inside]
After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out ... and that something evil lurks within. (Netflix Original) [more inside]
Star Trek: Enterprise: Chosen Realm Rewatch Season 3, Episode 12
The crew play good Samaritan. [more inside]
Supergirl: Stranger Beside Me Season 5, Episode 2
Supergirl, Alex, and Brainiac thwart an alien attack while William investigates Kara. J'onn J'onzz and Kelly use Obsidian tech to solve a problem. [more inside]
Succession: This Is Not for Tears Season 1, Episode 10
Season Two Finale. On the Roys' grand Mediterranean yacht, Logan weighs whether a member of the family, or a top lieutenant, will need to be sacrificed to salvage the company's tarnished reputation. Roman shares his hesitations about a new source of financing, as Kendall suggests a familiar alternative. Shiv proposes taking her open marriage with Tom to another level.
The Righteous Gemstones: Better is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning Season 1, Episode 9
Season One Finale. Eli questions his children's future in the Gemstone ministry. Jesse struggles to keep his marriage together. Judy opens up to BJ about her past. A disillusioned Kelvin embraces his dark side.
Mr. Robot: 402 Payment Required Season 4, Episode 2
Elliot and darlene come together. Dom gets dark army vibes. Price has answers.
An Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life comes to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up, he goes to great lengths to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Supernatural: Back and to the Future Season 15, Episode 1
Sam, Dean, and Castiel are left to defend the world after all the souls in hell have been released and are back on Earth and free to kill again. [more inside]
Batwoman: The Rabbit Hole Season 1, Episode 2
Kate battles Alice and the Wonderland Gang from the shadows while continuing to be haunted by her sister's death 15 years earlier. Meanwhile, the city holds on to the hope that Batman has returned; and Jacob Kane and the Crows up the stakes trying to take down the villainous crew. Kate continues to look to Bruce Wayne's legacy for guidance as Luke Fox inadvertently gets pulled into Batwoman's vigilante heroics. [more inside]
Saturday Night Live: David Harbour / Camila Cabello Season 45, Episode 3
David Harbour is from "Stranger Things." [more inside]
Six Feet Under: Terror Starts at Home Season 4, Episode 6
A man is shot during a home invasion. David carries on with work, and with his birthday celebration, after his carjacking, while Keith takes time away from work to be with him. Tensions grow between Ruth and George as she learns more about him. Nate takes a job working with dogs, and Claire takes drugs. Vanessa learns about Sophia, if not her precise role in Rico's life. Brenda and Joe make plans, and then Brenda sabotages them. [more inside]
Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern Books 2010) explores food politics, identity, sexuality, health, womanism, feminism, decolonization, anti-racism, eco-sustainability, and animal rights through the lens of the black female vegan experience in the USA. It is the first volume of its kind to address the racial and gender vegan experience in the USA. [more inside]
Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in. A Netflix original film from director Brad Anderson (Session 9, Transsiberian).
Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world. [more inside]
A washed-up musician (Alexander "not a Hemsworth" England) teams up with a teacher (Lupita Nyong'o) and a kids show personality (Josh Gad) to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies. Airing on Hulu in the U.S. [more inside]