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October 20

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Radiolab Presents: Dolly Parton's America

"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.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:34 PM - 0 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:13 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Lighthouse

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena at 12:10 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: The Final Chapter

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]
posted by General Malaise at 11:49 AM - 1 comment

Book: Paleofantasy

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]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:43 AM - 3 comments

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.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:17 AM - 1 comment

October 19

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]
posted by orange swan at 9:44 PM - 0 comments

Evil: Rose390  Season 1, Episode 4

Kristen, Ben, and David are hired to evaluate Eric, a seemingly psychopathic 9-year-old boy... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:08 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Jojo Rabbit

A young boy copes with growing up during the last days of Nazi Germany. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 7:15 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Parasite

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]
posted by youarenothere at 3:53 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Laundromat

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]
posted by Thella at 3:48 AM - 9 comments

October 18

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:27 PM - 6 comments

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)
posted by oh yeah! at 2:57 PM - 4 comments

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]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:15 PM - 17 comments

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]
posted by urbanlenny at 11:55 AM - 3 comments

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
posted by bq at 8:54 AM - 0 comments

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]
posted by ellieBOA at 7:20 AM - 6 comments

October 17

Evil: 3 Stars  Season 1, Episode 3

The investigators take on a potential case of Demonic Obsession. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:28 PM - 10 comments

Book: Anne's House of Dreams

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]
posted by bq at 10:48 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Bonus Episode: Our Hot Girl (Not a Girl) Summer

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
posted by bq at 10:01 PM - 0 comments

The Good Place: Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy  Season 4, Episode 4

Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:15 PM - 59 comments

Book: Hollow Kingdom

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]
posted by COD at 3:07 PM - 3 comments

Limetown: Redacted  Season 1, Episode 2

Lia conducts an interview with the first known survivor of Limetown.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:38 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: The Adventure Zone Presents: The Ballad of Bigfoot: An Amnesty Story

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.
posted by Tevin at 10:24 AM - 6 comments

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!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:31 AM - 2 comments

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.
posted by JHarris at 6:15 AM - 4 comments

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.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:00 AM - 3 comments

October 16

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:24 PM - 2 comments

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]
posted by orange swan at 7:51 PM - 0 comments

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]
posted by lesser weasel at 6:22 PM - 0 comments

Book: Catch and Kill

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.
posted by sallybrown at 1:22 PM - 0 comments

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.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:17 AM - 20 comments

October 15

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:43 PM - 4 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:42 PM - 4 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:16 PM - 5 comments

Book: Bikes Not Rockets

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]
posted by aniola at 1:28 PM - 0 comments

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]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:34 AM - 5 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:37 AM - 0 comments

October 14

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...
posted by booksherpa at 7:47 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Passenger List: A new narrative fiction podcast from Radiotopia - full show discussion

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.
posted by latkes at 6:38 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: The Road to PARTIZAN 01: Dialect Pt. 1 and 2

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]
posted by fomhar at 4:54 PM - 3 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:43 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 481: I Have Seen Every Bird

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
posted by Tevin at 4:02 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Report: Part XI: A Special Counsel

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]
posted by General Malaise at 11:06 AM - 3 comments

Movie: In the Tall Grass

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]
posted by jazon at 10:24 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Chosen Realm  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 12

The crew play good Samaritan. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:40 AM - 3 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:29 AM - 4 comments

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.
posted by JimBennett at 1:29 AM - 35 comments

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.
posted by JimBennett at 1:25 AM - 6 comments

October 13

Mr. Robot: 402 Payment Required  Season 4, Episode 2

Elliot and darlene come together. Dom gets dark army vibes. Price has answers.
posted by roolya_boolya at 10:57 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Life Is Beautiful

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.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:44 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Isn't It Romantic

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
posted by gryphonlover at 8:21 PM - 2 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:36 PM - 7 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:33 PM - 6 comments

Saturday Night Live: David Harbour / Camila Cabello  Season 45, Episode 3

David Harbour is from "Stranger Things." [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 4:42 PM - 22 comments

October 12

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]
posted by orange swan at 9:12 PM - 2 comments

Book: Sistah Vegan

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]
posted by aniola at 3:01 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Fractured

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).
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:57 AM - 10 comments

October 11

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]
posted by sapagan at 11:57 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Little Monsters

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]
posted by Etrigan at 9:25 AM - 4 comments