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THE DROP OUT

ABC Radio

Spotify

When Elizabeth Holmes was charged by the SEC for defrauding investors, blood testing startup, Theranos shut down. These actions took place due to Wall Street Journal's John Carreyrou who began peeling back a number of questions people had about this company. Many questioned how Theranos went about its business, how it marketed itself especially with a method of obtaining blood, that technically would be a game-changer never actually worked or was used by them!

Over the next few weeks and months, you will see various media outlets telling this story, but ABC Radio's podcast which is hosted by chief business, economics and technology correspondent Rebecca Jarvis walks us through a number of people who worked with Elizabeth in this six-part series that took three years of invesigation! You'll hear various depositions that were obtained by the network, interviews from her family and more.

Throughout the podcast, you hear about how she created the company, how she crafted her message, how she was able to raise staggering amounts of money to fund her company from major investors as well as how she garnered accounts for her blood testing machines into Walgreens and ultimately, how everything started to crumble due to a fractured culture and secrecy that plagued the company.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: TED BUNDY TAPES

Netflix

In the True Crime world, many are going back to some of the biggest cases to find out more information on those who created horrific crimes. Currently on Netflix, they are focused on Ted Bundy, who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 39 women in multiple states in the 1970's. It wasn't until days before his execution in 1989 that he actually confessed in detail to his crimes.

In this documentary, never before heard interviews are released as well as archive footage within this four part series.

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ATHLEISURE KITCHEN

Athleisure Studio

Apple Podcast

From the creators of Athleisure Mag, we're pleased to share another show from Athleisure Studio.

We all have our favorite dishes and places to eat. Many of us enjoy cooking and are consistently evolving by learning from cookbooks and our favorite culinary shows. In Athleisure Kitchen, we delve into cooking with your favorite chefs, restaurateurs, General Managers, food personalities, brands, and more to find out their journey to food, their unique approach to creating their culinary world and how they have extended it and themselves as cherished by the world.

You can listen to the launch of our first episode with Season 14 winner of BRAVO's Top Chef, Chef Brooke Williamson who is the owner of Playa Provisions, The Tripel, Triplikit, Small Batch Icr Cream, Hudson House, Da KikoKiko is influenced by her love of seasonality and locality.

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S1. Ep5. | #TRIBEGOALS with Al Horford

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Over at Athleisure Studio, we just dropped our latest episode of #TRIBEGOALS. In the NBA we're now midway the season which means All Star Weekend just took place. We’re excited to have the chance to discuss with Al Horford of the Boston Celtics a 6 x All Star to talk about his passion to play the game, mastering his position and who has inspired him in his tribe to be as successful as he has been.

S1. EP 4. | TRIBEGOALS WITH DR. V

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Dr. V is a Clinical Psychologist and TV personality that we have enjoyed watching in a number of reality shows including LA Shrinks, The Real Housewives of NJ and in Marriage Bootcamp and Marriage Bootcamp Hip Hop where she is one of the co-hosts of the shows. We love that she always keeps it real, isn’t afraid to snap you out of it when you’re not facing reality and that she genuinely cares about who she is working with. In addition to talking about her shows, her approach to her work and her great style – we chat about her new book: Bad Advice: How to Thrive and Survive in an Age of Bullshit.Please be advised that some content in this program may be considered unsuitable for work.

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FYRE

Netflix

Debuts 01.18.19

It seems like at any given point, there is a festival of some sort. Groups plan on attending these music events from where they will stay, what attire they will bring, enjoying performances and of course, to capture the perfect Instagrammable moments. When the Fyre festival hit the Internet, everyone saw a number of the world's top models and influencers who rocked swimwear and enjoyed a number of activities that were on an island estate formerly owned by Pablo Escobar.

What was built as a luxury festival ended up being an epic disaster that left guests stranded and confused. Netflix's Fyre documentary shows how Billy McFarland looked to launch his musical booking app with the festival and partnered with Ja Rule. In addition, we see other vendors and team members that worked with him to bring his vision to light.

Throughout the documentary, viewers watch the mounting problems that forced the venue to change, push decision makers to consider unsavory decisions to bring water to the event and more. Billed as, "The Greatest Party That Never Happened" - you get the benefit of a bird's eye of all the details that led to this avoidable disaster.

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LIFE ITSELF

Amazon Prime Original

Fans of NBC's, "This is Us" are aware of Dan Fogelman, who also directs this Amazon Prime movie, Life Itself. This film focuses on a young couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) that begins as a college romance, to marriage and the birth of their first child. With unexpected twists along the way, this story is a multigenerational love story that spans decades as well as continents that includes NYC in the US and the Spanish countryside. Interestingly enough, everything is connected by a single event throughout various lifetimes.

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THE ROAD TO TOKYO 2020

Spotify

Athleisure Studio

Our avid readers have enjoyed reading our previous 36 issues. Over the holiday season, we launched Athleisure Studio, our multimedia podcast network for Athleisure Culture which has a number of shows within its slate. Our programming focuses on the inspirations, stories and shared moments with athletes, designers, artists, celebrities, entrepreneur changemakers creating dynamic impact.

What does it take to be an athlete that dedicates years to making a national team and to compete on a global stage for the coveted medal that defines their career. We all enjoy watching the Olympic Games whether it’s a sport, a specific athlete or just getting into the competitions. Before they hit the stadium, there are years of work, drive and focus that take place with countless training session, coaches, and qualifying competitions. Athletes come from various backgrounds and walks of life. They sacrifice their lifestyle, homes, jobs and personal life to prepare for and win these monumental moments and leave a lasting legacy.

The Olympics is a registered trademark of the International Olympic Committee.

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THE LAST KINGDOM

Netflix Originals

Season 3

If you have yet to watch The Last Kingdom, we highly suggest that you start at the beginning and start bingeing now over the Thanksgiving holiday!

We know that the main character, Uhtred saw that his father was killed and that the Saxon army was defeated by troops that invaded. He was captured by Danish warlord Earl Ragnar and raised in a Danish camp alongside a fellow captive, Brida - a sharp tongued girl.

Years later, Uhtred is a respected warrior that has another tragedy that takes place when his home is purposely set on fire and kills his surrogate family, including Ragnar. He is now alone with Brida by his side to avenge the death of this man as well as to reclaim his homeland.

The conflict resides in whether he will choose between his country of birth or the people who raised him. He will have to learn how to navigate both as he is set on building a nation. For those that are caught up on season 1 and 2, there are great things ahead with the current season and plenty of speculation on what the 4th season could be.

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IMAGINED LIFE

Wondery

In a culture where celebrities are constantly shared in our social feeds on what they are up to, this podcast by Wondery takes a different approach. What if your favorite celeb or mover and shaker had a life that you didn't know and you had to guess to figure it out?

Imagined Life presents the backstory of celebs and is presented in a way where you are the celeb and you are provided clues; how ever, you are not told who you are until the very end. The episodes are engaging as you learn their backstory and ultimately, to gain a new perspective on who these notables are.

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LINE OF DUTY

Acorn TV

Season 4

Line of Duty is a British BBC police procedural show whose 4th season (which has Thandie Newton in the cast) has now come to Acorn TV. This show focuses on a fictional police anticorruption squad unit AC-12. This cat-and-mouse thriller that focuses on modern policing and corruption has a stellar cast within this show which has already begun filming season 5 and has been greenlit for a 6th season as well.

Each episode puts a different member of the squad as the lead in an episode as they are assigned cases where police corruption could be taking place on a case that is being worked on. Fans enjoy the well written show that is filled with plot twists and unexpected thrills without focusing on gore and scenes of gratuitous sex.

With characters weaved into each show, it may be tempting to catch your favorite star, but it is worth the wait to watch it without distraction and to see how their stories evolve within and across the seasons.

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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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HIP HOP SAVED MY LIFE ROMESH RANGANATHAM

Spotify

We became obsessed with Romesh Ranganatham when we binged his Showtime TV Show, 'Just Another Immigrant' which covers this UK based comic who comes to America to do a show at the famed Greek Theater. Throughout the season (which you can watch On Demand), we see Romesh trying to promote his show with his family and various comedic luminaries. In one of the episodes, he actually records his podcast Hip Hop Saved My Life (which focuses on hip hop) and in another he has Lupe Fiasco in the TV show which is the inspiration for the name of his podcast. We highly suggest watching the show as well as checking out his star studded podcast!

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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Season 6; July 27th
Netflix Originals

It's season 6 of one of our favorite Netflix shows, Orange is the New Black! Avid readers know that we have had 2 actresses - Vicky Jeudy and Alysia Reiner on our covers. We continue the journey of the female inmates of the Litchfield crew as the season ended with the 3 day riot that took place at the prison.

Season 6 begins with our favorites in a new environment in maximum security. Although there will be a few new faces to be sure, we will also see how a number of characters post the riot are continuing on. Will they continue to be connected with one another, will there be new alliances or will this be a new beginning in a completely different direction?

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ESPN 30 FOR 30 | BIKRAM
Spotify

In the third season of 30 For 30, ESPN's podcast focuses on Bikram yoga for five episodes available now. The show focuses on the intricate world of Bikram yoga, its rise and fall debuts and how the community is dealing with it since the sexual assault allegations that were made against its founder, Bikram Choudhury.

The series shares how a young Indian yogi used his relationships with celebrities to launch a hot yoga empire that changed this sector in America forever. As Choudhury made money in the fitness industry, the Speedo and Rolex-wearing guru utilized healing powers of his yoga revolution and hid other activities that included allegedly bilking business partners, verbally
harassing students, and ultimately sexually assaulting several followers. Curently, there is a warrant for Choudhury’s arrest and he has filed for bankruptcy and left the country.

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GOLIATH
Season 2; June 15th
Amazon Prime Originals

If you haven't caught up on Goliath, we know you're marking your calendars to catch up as the new season will release on June 15th on Amazon Prime. Season 2 continues with Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thorton) continuing to fight new giants (just like last season)! He finds that the client he is meant to defend has an issue that involves a mayorial candidate. In addition, there is a new villain in town that makes the season interesting and creepy.

 

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GLOW
Season 2; June 29th
Netflix Originals

You know that the team at Athleisure Mag is a fan of wrestling (just check out some of our previous covers) so of course when the first season of GLOW came our last year we were hooked! With it's 80's nostalgia as well as focusing on the beginnings of the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling", this dramedy is an easy one to binge if you need to catch up.

The second season focuses on the launch of GLOWs' late-night cable television show which was taped in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino (which was demolished in 2016).

This season focuses on activities that take place around the show from Debbie wanting to be a producer but finding it difficult to break through the boy's club, another wrestler has a flirtation with a camera man, another character has a sexual epiphany while another has their version of a #MeToo moment.

 

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NO OFFENCE
Season 1
Acorn TV

From the creator of Shameless comes an exhilarating, ballsy and funny police comedy-drama with dynamic female characters and a unique take on police procedurals mixed with cutting edge humor. Joanna Scanlan and Elaine Cassidy star as Manchester detectives working in a crumbling cop shop who hunts for a serial killer. The series focuses on how these women got here on this side of town while also working to keep the

streets clean. This close knit teams works on the toughest cases given to them. If you enjoy this season, the second will air on Acorn TV this fall and the third season is currently in production.

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ALTERED CARBON
Netflix Original

Altered Carbon takes us 350 years into the future in this science fiction series created by Laeta Kalogridis that is based on a novel of the same name by English author Richard K. Morgan.

Set in the year 2384, people's memories have been decanted into "cortical stacks", storage devices of alien design which have
been reverse engineered, duplicated en masse, and surgically inserted into the vertebrae at the back of the neck. Physical bodies, called "sleeves", are disposable vessels that can accept any "stack". We meet Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a political operative with mercenary skills (the
sole soldier survivor of those defeated in an uprising against the new world order 250 years prior) who wakes up 250 years after the termination of his previous sleeve. He is given the choice to either spend the rest of time in prison for his crimes, or to help solve the murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), one of the wealthiest men of the settled worlds.

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SLOW BURN
Slate Plus

We know about The Watergate Scandal whether you watched it take over media outlets in real time, you have seen documentaries going through what took
place or you have watched movies that focus on this topic directly or indirectly. Slate's eight episode podcast miniseries, Slow Burn looks at the political scandal hosted by Leon Neyfakh by looking at intricate details that you may have missed that include various players beyond the main ones as it took place step by step.

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GOOD TIME
Amazon

Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) forcibly removes his developmentally disabled brother Nick (Ben Safdie) from a therapy session. The two rob a New York City bank for $65,000. In the getaway car, a dye pack explodes in a money bag, causing the driver to crash. Connie and Nick flee on foot, washing the dye from their clothes in a restaurant restroom. Stopped by police, Nick panics and runs; Nick is arrested while Connie escapes.

Throughout the movie, attempts at making a bail bond and paying for it are made, as well as breaking his brother out of the hospital after being beaten up in jail - only to find that he grabbed the wrong man and finding a way to secure funds to get him out ensue. The caper brings a number of interactions with a seedy underworld in an effort for Connie to get his brother Nick back.

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BRIGHT
A Netflix Film; Streams Dec 22nd

Humans and creatures (orcs, elves and fairies) co-exist together in the world of Bright which focuses on a veteran cop played by Will Smith and his orc (goblin) cop who is his partner. These partners go out on a typical night patrol that changes the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything.

This Netflix film is the network's second blockbuster formula film to launch on the platform.

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JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON
Amazon

It's nearly impossible to say that you have never seen a Jean Claude Van Damme film. Known for blockbuster films where he gets the bad guy, has epic fight scenes and of course, he always gets the girl and the respect of those he works with. But what if
the man he was actually, was a secret agent, and the way we have known him as always been his alias?

Jean Claude Van Johnson explores this alternate reality through this comedy. The series begins with him coming out of retirement as an actor and agent as well as following him as he pursues his former flame. Hilarity ensues as he tries to step into his old life and inevitably messes everything up.


HUMANS SEASON 2
Amazon

lf you missed the second season of AMC's HUMANS, now you can binge this on Amazon. Artificial Intelligence blends effortlessly with humans in the series that showcases the depth of its AI characters and its impact on human lives. These synthetic (synths for short) beings have become fully integrated into a number of roles that allow
humans to focus on other tasks. This integration is made palatable due to the natural look of the synths (although there are slight differences that separate them from their human counterparts.

The series focuses on the sociological
element of this symbiotic relationship
which includes how a troubled marriage
survives when a synth is in the home, when a human mother is unable to cook for her children like her AI, and how those entering the work force feel resentment towards a synth population that is taking their jobs.

In addition to these concerns, there is the overarching one that focuses on what synths are, how they became conscious and how their relationship changes with the people they interact with. Do they turn on humans, do they begin to have interpersonal relationships and how they are linked with
one another?

In the second season, viewers will continue to follow the journey of the synths as they gain more awareness and navigate an ever changing modern world that continues to understand how to balance the relationships and realities between these co-existing
groups.


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