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March 15

Podcast: Reply All: #138 The Great Momo Panic

We investigate the mystery of why parents across the world became convinced that a half-bird/half-woman monster was going to harm their kids over the internet.And we answer the question of how robocallers are able to fake your telephone number when they call you.
posted by eotvos at 11:09 AM - 3 comments

Supernatural: Peace of Mind  Season 14, Episode 15

Jack plays with his snake and Sam and Castiel go visit Pleasantville. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:32 AM - 11 comments

March 14

Star Trek: Discovery: Project Daedalus  Season 2, Episode 9

When the Discovery crew infiltrates Section 31's headquarters, suspicions arise that the crew may have a traitor in their midst. Burnham tries to help Spock but her efforts don't go as planned. [more inside]
posted by duffell at 11:27 PM - 56 comments

Movie: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Two offbeat, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 8:44 PM - 13 comments

Book: Big Chicken

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again. What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 11:14 AM - 1 comment

March 13

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 15

Rewatch! MST3K has had a lot of goofy movies in its time. We watched one of the silliest, The Dead Talk Back, just last week. But in a field containing Robot Holocaust, Gamera vs. Guiron, Catalina Caper, Monster A-Go-Go, The Pumaman, Quest of the Delta Knights, Hobgoblins, Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, Cry Wilderness, Carnival Magic and Mac And Me, this may still, ultimately, be the silliest. A woman in lingerie organizes a bunch of other scantily clad young women to fight crime and play at being "synthetic vampires," while her nemesis, the dastardly Rat Fink, attempt to steal an atomic hearing aid, by using his irresistible dancing drug, created by his mad scientist cohort, and his minion Heathcliff, who... look, it's just too ridiculous. You can see it for yourself when we watch it Thursday night! Previously
posted by JHarris at 9:28 PM - 8 comments

The Magicians: Home Improvement  Show Only   Season 4, Episode 8

Penny licks an egg. Alice is jealous of a flower. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:31 PM - 13 comments

Movie: Taare Zameen Par

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:49 PM - 6 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Automation  Season 6, Episode 3

The main story is on Automation, a fundamental aspect of industry that has been with us since the dawn of the industrial age, but which doesn't often get talked about in a nuanced manner. Are our jobs vulnerable to it or will it result in new jobs, and how should we react? The main story is available to watch on YouTube.
posted by JHarris at 2:03 PM - 2 comments

Book: Pale Rider

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:45 PM - 2 comments

March 12

Book: Good Omens

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . [more inside]
posted by vverse23 at 8:31 PM - 33 comments

The Flash: Failure is an Orphan  Season 5, Episode 16

With the meta-human cure ready to use, Barry and Team Flash must figure out a way to subdue Cicada long enough to take it. Meanwhile, Joe eases back into work, and Nora isn't happy about the way her dad plans to stop Cicada. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:42 PM - 7 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha  Season 2, Episode 15

Lynn counsels former pd kid, Wendy, in how to live in a world that's new to her, but the fate of the other pod kids remains in doubt. Meanwhile, Anissa figures out Grace's secret, and Jefferson tries to install a superhero code for his meta human offspring. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:12 PM - 2 comments

The Case Against Adnan Syed: Parts 1-4  Season 1 (Full Season)

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Amy Berg, four-part documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed explores the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed — a case brought to global attention by the hugely popular Serial podcast.
posted by skewed at 1:30 PM - 7 comments

Book: The Ghost Map

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 11:20 AM - 2 comments

March 11

Saturday Night Live: Host: Idris Elba, with musical guest Khalid  Season 44, Episode 15

Edgy! This episode was filled with wincey and funny and not-funny moments galore... but where was Kyle Mooney? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display at 11:29 PM - 26 comments

Arrow: Training Day  Season 7, Episode 15

Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver's frustration, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah gets some life-changing news. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:27 PM - 6 comments

The Passage: Stay in the Light; Last Lesson (episodes 9 & 10)  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 9

Amy must be the one to decide what's best for humanity when the only way to stop Fanning and the virals' escape from Project NOAH involves a dangerous explosion that could leave Brad, Sykes, and the cure for the virus caught in the crossfire. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:21 PM - 3 comments

American Gods: House on the Rock  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 1

Following the epic showdown at Easter's party, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods. Meanwhile, Mr. World plans revenge and Technical Boy goes on the hunt for Media. [Starz] [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine at 6:38 PM - 14 comments

American Gods: House on the Rock  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 1

Following the epic showdown at Easter's party, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods. Meanwhile, Mr. World plans revenge and Technical Boy goes on the hunt for Media. [Starz] [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine at 6:33 PM - 8 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Psychics  Season 6, Episode 2

You might not think much about psychics these days, but they're still all over the place, on daytime talk and "reality" shows especially. LWT takes a look at how they continue to bilk people. The main story is on YouTube.
posted by JHarris at 2:29 PM - 3 comments

Book: The Poisoner's Handbook

A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 2:27 PM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: The Seventh  Season 2, Episode 7

Against all odds, T’Pol trusts Archer with something. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:39 AM - 21 comments

Top Chef: The Tao of Macau  Season 16, Episode 14

The final four chefs must cook with the smelly durian fruit; the chefs get a tutorial on the traditional cuisine of Macau; for the elimination challenge, the chefs are tasked with blending their own heritage with Chinese flavors.
posted by kanata at 9:10 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Paddleton

An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
posted by Fizz at 5:12 AM - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Brexit III  Season 6, Episode 1

The episode of Last Week Tonight that aired three weeks ago was about the continuing situation of Brexit, a cliff the UK is bound and determined to drive off of because of leadership. The main story is on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:02 AM - 3 comments

March 10

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 98 - Chunt's Wedding

You are humbly invited to the wedding of Chunt the badger and Twosidore the whatever-he-his. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 11:19 PM - 0 comments

Movie: One Cut of the Dead

Don't stop the camera! Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies. [more inside]
posted by lesser weasel at 9:37 PM - 8 comments

Movie: An Inspector Calls

Northern England, 1912. The dinner of a wealthy family is interrupted by Inspector Goole, who only announces that a young woman has committed suicide. Then, he simply asks everyone present, one by one, if they knew her.
posted by ruben at 5:51 PM - 3 comments

The Walking Dead: Guardians  Season 9, Episode 12

While one community struggles to ease tensions that threaten to divide from within, the true nature of another group comes into focus. A mission to rescue a friend has deadly consequences. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 4:56 PM - 0 comments

The Walking Dead: Bounty  Season 9, Episode 11

The savage group led by Alpha confronts the Hilltop in a harrowing attempt to retrieve her daughter. A supply run for the Kingdom turns into a dangerous quest. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 4:46 PM - 1 comment

Book: Milk!

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, yogurt, kefir, and all manner of edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, milk itself. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 1:28 PM - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Falling Toward Apotheosis  Season 4, Episode 4

The Vorlons march. Sheridan, his newest ally, and his oldest ally, hatch a plan. Londo suggests a trial. "Sometimes I don't know which scares me more, winning or losing." "God, I thought I was depressing." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 1:20 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Kinky Boots

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.
posted by ruben at 10:40 AM - 6 comments

The Order: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic. (Netflix original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:25 AM - 8 comments

March 9

Supernatural: Ouroboros  Season 14, Episode 14

Sam and Dean enlist the help of Rowena to track down a demi-god who feasts on human flesh; the challenge of keeping Michael at bay is proving to be more difficult than originally anticipated. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet at 5:29 PM - 15 comments

Book: Coyote America

Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down... A deeply American tale the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 3:30 PM - 3 comments

Miracle Workers: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

When God (Steve Buscemi) plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels (Geraldine Viswanathan, Daniel Radcliffe) must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:33 AM - 6 comments

Doom Patrol: Cult Patrol  Season 1, Episode 4

Mark Sheppard guest stars as John Constantine Willoughby Kipling. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 12:03 AM - 6 comments

March 8

Book: Our Native Bees

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—several endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 2:12 PM - 2 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Good God Girl, Get Out  Season 11, Episode 2

The queens are challenged to act in drag queen versions of blockbuster movies; actors Sydelle Noel ("Black Panther") and Bobby Moynihan ("Saturday Night Live") guest judge.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:42 AM - 12 comments

The Orville: Blood of Patriots  Season 2, Episode 10

Ed has the opportunity to initiate peace talks with the Krill, while the Orville gets a few new visitors. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:17 AM - 10 comments

Movie: Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:43 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in New Orleans!

Join the original rowdy boys on a quest to hold off the apocalypse — again — by confronting a deity whose machinations are too sinister to truly behold. Or, maybe, he really just wants to throw a bangin' party. One of the two.
posted by Tevin at 5:53 AM - 7 comments

Flack: Dan  Season 1, Episode 3

Robyn has to get a stand-up comic out of a hole.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:45 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: If Memory Serves  Season 2, Episode 8

Burnham takes Spock to Talos IV. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 12:53 AM - 39 comments

March 7

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Golden Child  Season 6, Episode 9

Jake helps Amy navigate the complicated relationship she has with her brother, David. Charles introduces some drama into an undercover mission involving Terry and Holt.
posted by jeather at 6:52 PM - 11 comments

Roswell, New Mexico: I Saw the Sign  Season 1, Episode 7

After uncovering a devastating secret about Rosa's death, Liz takes matters into her own hands to protect herself and those around her. However, her plans are sidelined after a day with Mimi, Maria and Alex leads to a new revelation about Rosa. Elsewhere, Max takes aim at Wyatt, while Cameron decides whether she's going to help Sergeant Manes. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 1:12 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Leaving Neverland

At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families. Now in their 30s, they tell their story and how they came to terms with it years later.
posted by Fizz at 12:08 PM - 14 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DEAD TALK BACK  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 3

Rewatch! One of the sillier movies in MST's rich history, this film was made in the 60s but unreleased until shortly before the episode aired. Krasker is a self-styled occultist with a hilariously dramatic speaking style. He lives in the basement of a boarding house with a collection of "supernatural" artifacts that are laugh-out-loud funny even without riffing. For some reason the police hang on this cut-rate Sherlock Holmes' every word, and consult with him on murder cases, a premises so ridiculous that it demonstrates just how stupid it is when investigatory seances happen in real life. But mostly the movie stalls until its sub-Scooby Doo twist ending. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 3:16 AM - 4 comments

March 6

Movie: Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
posted by cendawanita at 11:27 PM - 207 comments

The Magicians: The Side Effect  Show Only   Season 4, Episode 7

Kady goes to the flea market. What's Zelda been up to? This one's about Fen, you guys. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:22 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Everything is Alive: Emmy, Pregnancy Test

Emmy is just trying to stay positive. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 5:08 PM - 1 comment

Book: Warlight

NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister,... [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:07 AM - 2 comments

Good Girls: Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

We pick up a few hours after where the first season left off, but quickly return to find out what happened in the standoff between Beth and Rio, with Dean's life hanging in the balance. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 9:41 AM - 1 comment

March 5

The Flash: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd  Season 5, Episode 15

Gorilla Grodd attacks Central City, and Barry and Team Flash find themselves teaming up with an unexpected ally to defeat him--King Shark. (Also, Joe returns from Tibet) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:25 PM - 8 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin  Season 2, Episode 14

Looking for answers, a worried Anissa sets out to find Grace. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:22 PM - 3 comments

Young Justice: Season Three - Outsiders (full)  Season 3 (Full Season)

Two years after the events of season two, the Team battles metahuman trafficking on a worldwide scale. The Light continues its plotting, and new characters from the worlds New Genesis and Apokolips make their appearance.
posted by lesser weasel at 4:59 PM - 4 comments

Young Justice: Season Two - Invasion (full)  Season 2 (Full Season)

A lot can change in five years, as our super heroes are about to find out. And there’s some new residents to be found at Mount Justice: new team leader Nightwing, Wondergirl, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Beast Boy. Young Justice will need all the help it can get as an alien presence has infiltrated Earth, while certain members of the Justice League are forced to stand trial at the criminal hearing off-world.
posted by lesser weasel at 4:53 PM - 2 comments

Fleabag: Episode 1  Season 2, Episode 1

The eponymous Fleabag returns, joining an uncomfortable family dinner to celebrate Godmother and Dad’s engagement. Alongside familiar faces - uptight sister Claire and her alcoholic husband Martin - Fleabag finds herself intrigued by Godmother’s new priest. The evening comes to a tempestuous end, however, when an unexpected attack brings old tensions bubbling to the surface
posted by pharm at 1:56 PM - 7 comments