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American Vandal: A Parody of Deep Dive Documentaries: AV Club Investigates Vandalism  Season 1, Ep 0

When the class troublemaker is blamed for the spraypainting of dicks on every car in the faculty parking lot, two intrepid reporters from the school's morning announcement program tear apart the case against him in this eight part mockumentary. Produced for Netflix and very reminiscent of it's Making a Murderer, this spot on parody of long form investigative docmunetaries distinguishes itself by allowing its characters to grow beyond the stereotypes of nerds, jocks, and burnouts. At some point after the first few episodes you realize it stopped being just a comedy and has become as complex and asorbing a mystery as the documentaries its meant to mock. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Sep 17, 2017 - 16 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter VI

"Since everyone around here thinks I'm a queer anyway."
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 29, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter V

"Nobody'll ever change my mind about it."
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 29, 2017 - 13 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter IV

"If anybody could find it, it would be me."
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 29, 2017 - 2 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter III

"Tedious and brief." [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 29, 2017 - 10 comments

Podcast: S-Town: The full-"season" post, for S-Town bingers (and other completists).

Brian Reed's novelistic reportage/show was released in full from the get-go. It's a tightly woven tale, with one chapter flowing into the next - here's where to discuss it as a whole. (Ep 1 thread here, ep 2 thread here.)
posted by progosk on Mar 29, 2017 - 105 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter II

"Has anybody called you?" [more inside]
posted by progosk on Mar 29, 2017 - 19 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter I

"If you keep your mouth shut, you'll be surprised what you can learn." From Serial and This American Life comes S•Town, narrated by Brian Reed. Meet John B McLemore, he has some stories to tell... [more inside]
posted by progosk on Mar 28, 2017 - 41 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 92 - No. 1 In Heaven (3/20/17)

The boys celebrate one year of Chapo by revisiting great past moments on the show with History of the World: Part I-style reenactments. Then they go on and reenact moments from The Ricky Gervase Show, WTF with Marc Maron, Serial, HBO's The Jinx, and more.
posted by grobstein on Mar 21, 2017 - 0 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #67 On the Inside, Part IV

Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit, and he says he's been misunderstood because of his autism. This week, we bring you the conclusion of our story.
posted by eotvos on Jun 9, 2016 - 29 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 11: Present for Duty

What's Bowe's fault, and what isn't? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Mar 31, 2016 - 14 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 10: Thorny Politics

Are you hearing what I'm hearing?
posted by JimBennett on Mar 17, 2016 - 11 comments

Podcast: The Black Tapes Podcast: Episode 204 - Voices Carry

Alex uncovers more connections between the mysterious grimoire and the Order of the Ceonophus, and discovers that there might be more to her insomnia than meets the eye.  [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Mar 11, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2

Woulda, coulda, shoulda...
posted by jenfullmoon on Feb 19, 2016 - 16 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 07: Hindsight, Part 1

It makes sense if you're Bowe Bergdahl.
posted by jenfullmoon on Feb 18, 2016 - 10 comments

Podcast: Serial: S01 Update: Day 03, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

This week, Sarah Koenig ducks back into the Adnan Syed case for a few days. There's a hearing in Baltimore—a court proceeding that's been nearly sixteen years in the making. Syed's attorney will introduce new evidence, and present a case for why his conviction should be overturned. Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis will discuss what happens, day by day. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Feb 8, 2016 - 10 comments

Podcast: Serial: S01 Update: Day 02, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

Sarah and Dana discuss Day 2 of Adnan's post-conviction hearing. We learn about how the prosecutor cross-examined Asia McClain, and how the cell phone data might not hold up.
posted by radioamy on Feb 5, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 06: 5 O'Clock Shadow

Why did Bowe Bergdahl walk off?
posted by jenfullmoon on Feb 4, 2016 - 9 comments

Podcast: Serial: S01 Update: Day 01, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

Serial is going back to the Adnan Syed case for a few short daily episodes about a new hearing focusing on whether his trial lawyer was negligent. In this first episode, Asia McClain takes the stand.
posted by Kattullus on Feb 4, 2016 - 11 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 05: Meanwhile, in Tampa

CIA, FBI, YouTube, the Portland PD? There was no handbook for getting Bergdahl back. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 21, 2016 - 10 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 04: The Captors

What's happening on the other side of the door? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jan 7, 2016 - 19 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 03: Escaping

Bergdahl's first year in captivity starts with an escape and ends with an escape. In between, he learns necessary, twisted lessons of survival.
posted by Etrigan on Dec 24, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Serial: S02 Episode 02: The Golden Chicken

On the move with Bergdahl, the Taliban slip past the U.S. Army's massive effort to find him. During those days and weeks, each side is asking, what is Bergdahl worth to us?
posted by Etrigan on Dec 17, 2015 - 18 comments

Podcast: Serial: Episode 01: DUSTWUN

In the middle of the night, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl grabs a notebook, snacks, water, some cash. Then he quietly slips off a remote U.S. Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan and into the dark, open desert. About 20 minutes later, it occurs to him: he's in over his head.
posted by Etrigan on Dec 10, 2015 - 56 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE INDESTRUCTABLE MAN  Season 4, Ep 9

"Inhuman! Invincible! Inescapable!" Lon Cheney Jr. lumbers around the screen as a criminal executed by, then revived by, magic fairies electricity, and in the process somehow made "indestructable," demonstrating the principle that, in movies, anything even vaguely scientific can attain infinite potency, given the right circumstances. With short Undersea Kingdom, Part 2: Our heroes continue to gad about Atlantis. While the series went to 12 chapters in theaters, this is the last we see of it on MST3K. Great host segments highlight a pretty good episode. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered August 15, 1992. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 9, 2015 - 12 comments

South Park: Season 19   Season 19, Ep 0

SP Season 19 has a unique story structure. Full season discussion is better than a Yelp review. [more inside]
posted by maggieb on Dec 3, 2015 - 23 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES, with short UNDERSEA KINGDOM, part one  Season 4, Ep 6

"Crawling Horror...Rising from the Depths of Hell to Kill and Conquer!" Rednecks are disappearing and the sheriff won't listen that they've been caught giant leeches living in caves beneath the swamp. Oh well, it isn't anything a bunch of dynamite can't handle. With short UNDERSEA KINGDOM, Part 1: In this first episode of a 1936 serial, "Crash" Corrigan and friends (including a Professor, a Kid, and a Woman) dive beneath the sea in their rocket sub to the lost city of Atlantis. Everyday-wear in Atlantis is, shall we say, flamboyant. The short is the oldest thing ever riffed by MST3K. I find the conclusion of the movie particularly hilarious. Although they know that the leeches may be keeping their victims alive in underswamp caverns, the "good guys" still throw in bundles of explosive, killing leeches and victims alike. The movie was remade in 2008! Executive Produced by Roger Corman, and Regular Produced by his brother Gene. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered July 18, 1992. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 12, 2015 - 7 comments

Podcast: Undisclosed: The State Vs. Adnan Syed: Episode 3 - Jay's Day

Rabia Choudry, Collin Miller (EvidenceProf), and Susan Simpson (The View From LL2) attempt to reassemble Jay's path on the day Hae Min Lee died. The episode draws heavily on Simpson's research from last November, but also builds on it and alleges that the Baltimore Police illegally coached Jay to develop his story to frame Adnan.
posted by Going To Maine on May 13, 2015 - 10 comments

The Blacklist: The Deer Hunter (No. 93)  Season 2, Ep 13

Agent Keen investigates a cannibalistic serial killer, but encounters heat from the detective investigating the murder of the DC harbormaster. Red follows up with Fitch's contact from the safe.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 27, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: the memory palace: Episode 64 (The 7th Story)

Nate takes a look at a cold case. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jan 16, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #11 Know Your Customer

Lessons on building an audience. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 6, 2015 - 11 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Small Batch: Serial

In this Pop Culture Happy Hour extra, Linda Holmes talks with Gene Demby about the podcast Serial, a spin-off of This American Life. They'll discuss the podcasts created to discuss Serial and why listeners are picking apart episodes as if it's True Detective.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 23, 2014 - 2 comments

Podcast: Serial: Episode 12: What We Know

On January 13, 1999, Adnan Syed was a hurt and vengeful ex-boyfriend who carried out a premeditated murder. Or he was a bewildered bystander, framed for a crime he could never have committed. After 15 months of reporting, we take out everything we've got - interviews and documents and police reports - we shake it all out, and we see what sticks.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter on Dec 18, 2014 - 516 comments

Podcast: Serial: Episode 11: Rumors

Almost everyone describes the 17-year-old Adnan the same way: good kid, helpful at the mosque, respectful to his elders. But a couple of months ago, Sarah started getting phone calls from people who knew Adnan back then, and told her stories of a different kind of boy. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Dec 11, 2014 - 72 comments

Podcast: Serial: Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense

Adnan's trial lawyer was M. Cristina Gutierrez, a renowned defense attorney in Maryland – tough and savvy and smart. Other lawyers said she was exactly the kind of person you'd want defending you on a first-degree murder charge. But Adnan was convicted, and a year later, Gutierrez was disbarred. What happened?
posted by Cash4Lead on Dec 4, 2014 - 64 comments

Serial: The This American Life Podcast

Anybody interested in doing a FanFare for serial? We can pretend that it's a TV Show.
posted by Going To Maine on Oct 7, 2014 - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE MAD MONSTER, with ROCKET MEN FROM THE MOON part 2  Season 1, Ep 3

The Mad Monster (1942, B&W, Sci-fi, Horror, Wolfman) - Dr. Cameron wishes ill on his former colleagues for throwing him out of Science, and so gives his simple-minded handyman a wolf transfusion in order to get REVENGE. Also: Radar Men From The Moon, Part 2 - On the Moon, Cody and colleagues try to steal an atomic ray from Retik's base. YouTube - Amazon (Volume 14) If you think Dr. Cameron's plan for revenge is kind of stupid, well, they don't call him a mad scientist for nothing. First season warning, yadda yadda. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 26, 2014 - 17 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY, with RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON, part 1  Season 1, Ep 2

The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy - (1958, B&W, Mexican, Sci-Fi, Horror) It turns out this is actually the third Aztec Mummy movie. All are originally from Mexico. Mad scientist Dr. Krupp builds a robot to defeat a tomb's mummy guardian so he can steal its treasure. Also: Radar Men From The Moon, Part 1: AKA Commando Cody. A classic serial in which moon people come to Earth and team up with organized crime to sabotage Earth civilization. The MST treatment of the Cody shorts overall are pretty good, but the movie is a struggle. Again, this is a first season episode, not for new guests of the Satellite Of Love. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 21, 2014 - 16 comments

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