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THE REALNESS

WNYC Studios

Spotify

Albert "Prodigy" Johnson of Mobb Deep passed away from his lifelong battle with Sickle Cell Anemia Blood Disorder last year and this six-part pocast series from WNYC Studios delves into how he got into the music industry, his talent, his fight for his health and the people that loved him that supported him professionally as well as keeping him well.

Throughout the podcast, you hear from Prodigy as well as his brother, former doctors, Big Twins and Roxanne Shante. Through his sicknes, this disease also shaped how he lived, his thoughts on life and eventually it left him to rap and times he battled the disease in order to perform.

Although he was in and out of the hospital to manage the disorder, Prodigy continued to tour in the last decade of his life despite feeling his bones were breaking and that he was on fire. The show takes you on his tours and shows how he navigated hip hop and had a series of people in his life that supported him in living his dream up to his last performance which would eventually begin his final hospital stay in Las Vegas.

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S2. SLOW BURN

SLATE

Apple Podcasts

Slow Burn looks at what it was like going through political scandals. Last season, they focused on Watergate and the fall of Nixon from the infamous tapes to those that you may not have been familiar with the scandal who lent their voices to highlighting it.

This season, they focus on the Impeachment of Bill Clinton which includes a number of the -gate scandals and and of course Monica Lewinsky and the perfect storm that converged to bring all of these activities to light. The show covers the concern of Clinton's infidelities leading to his run for president, various women that were already known as well as how Linda Tripp cornered her "friend" Monica into talking with the FBI when she thought she was just meeting her for lunch.

We go behind the scenes with a number of people who worked with the Clintons as well as those who were on he investigation share their stories (even though Monica herself declined interviews for the podcast). Through the 8 episodes, listeners will revisit the events and see how it was framed.

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ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE

Amazon Prime

Agatha Christie's novel is brought back to life again in Ordeal By Innocence. An aristocratic family looks to rebuild their life after the brutal death of their wealthy, philanthropic matriarch. With her death on her estate, the family looks at her adopted son Jack. Family wounds are reopened when a person arrives to provide an alibi for Jack who is accused and convicted of the murder.

When his name is cleared, there is the sobering reality that the murderer is still out there and has the potential to be one of them!

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SNEAKY PETE
Amazon Prime

A con man (Giovanni Ribisi) on the run from a vicious gangster (Bryan Cranston) takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, "reuniting" with Pete's estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he's trying to escape - and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he's never had.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Netflix

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler. A Series of Unfortunate Events is now Streaming on Netflix. Proceed with caution for tragedy is sure to come.

 
 
 
 

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THE PATH
Hulu

Last spring, Bingely Streaming shared the season premier of The Path which follows a family at the center of a controversial cult movement as they struggle with rela tionships, faith and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose 

between the life we live and the life we want. The series blends elements of mystery-thriller, romance and the supernatural.

If you're into fast paced shows, The Path rewards viewers in its patient and methodical approach to unfolding its story over it's first season which included 10 episodes. 

Season 1 of The Path ended with Eddie  (Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul) and Sarah (True Detective's Michelle Monaghan) at a crossroads in their marriage. 

Season 2 continues with these characters, who are all members of a religious cult called the Meyerist Movement, headquartered in upstate New York. Eddie recently returned from a sort of vision quest in Peru, and saw things while there that are now seriously testing his faith. Sarah is Eddie’s wife, a 100 percent faithful, life-long member of the movement, who becomes suspicious of her husband's odd 

behaviour. If you've seen the trailer, you see that their relationship hasn't improved. 

Sarah in particular seems like she’s struggling with how to proceed emotionally, while teenage son Hawk seems like he’s squarely siding with his dad on this one. It’ll also be interesting to see what type of fallout occurs due to the shocking revelation Eddie experienced in the very last scene of season 1, as it’s hard to imagine him not having a million questions about what he’s just seen.

The real wildcard is Cal (Hannibal’s Hugh Dancy), an ambitious – and sometimes frighteningly violent – Meyerist leader with designs on taking over after the movement’s creator dies.
 

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