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SPORTS WARS

Wondery

Spotify

We have been a fan of Wondery's Business Wars, hosted by David D. Brown who shares the history and battle between businesses through serial episodes to dig into what made them great and in some cases who was unable to continue to compete.

With the success of this show, they recently dropped Sports Wars which is hosted by SB Nation's regular contributor, Dan Rubenstein. This looks at the rivalries that exist in sports and not just those by opposing teams! In its inaugural season that dropped this month, they started with the rivalry between Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre - quaterbacks on the Green Bay Packers. They highlight where this rivalry began, the backstory of both players as well as what was taking place as this feeling of contention continued to grow.

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YOU VS WILD

Netflix Originals

Growing up, the Athleisure Mag team enjoyed reading Choose Your Own Adventure books which allowed you to select an array of choices that led you through a journey that was either successful, perilous or somewhere in between. The beauty of it is that you could continue to read this and have a number of endings that had various levels of satisfaction.

This concept has been brought into a new interactive show with Netflix and Bear Grylls . We know Bear as an outdoorsman that is military trained who goes into a number of situations in the wild whether solo or with such celebs and personalities as former president Barack Obama, Ben Stiller and Vanessa Hudgens just to name a few.

In this new series, a series of episodes focus on a mission from getting medical supplies to a remote village, sustaining yourself in a survival mission and more. As Bear goes along his journey he gives you a choice between two different situations and outlines the pros and cons of each. You select what happens and go along for the ride. You can always go back to change the ending or see all possible outcomes.

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BOSCH

Season 5

Amazon Prime Originals

Season 5 of Bosch starts April 19th and this season he puts himself in the mix in order to uncover crimes of abuse and manipulation. With his need to bring those to justice, he also has to balance his purpose of his work with the fact that he is the sole surviving parent to his daughter Maddie.

As always, there are multiple story lines each season that take place as he continues to bring a bit of law and order in LA! If you have yet to catch up, you can binge the previous seasons in prep for the upcoming dynamic season.

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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 BRIGHT SESSIONS
Spotify

There is nothing better than listening to one podcast and finding out about another one! The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast that follows a group of therapy patients. But these are not your typical patients - each has a unique supernatural
ability. The show documents their struggles and discoveries as well as the motivations of their mysterious therapist, Dr. Bright.

This series started back in 2016 and actually
concluded its main storyline this summer; however, there are plans to create spinoff shows through the podcast, books as well as TV shows - so it's worth listening to this show as well as to stay tuned for bonus episodes, updates and more.

DR.DEATH

Wondery

Apple Podcasts

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We were hooked on Wondery when we got hoked on Dirty John (which will now be a TV series on BRAVO). Dr. Death introduces us to a surgeon and 33 of his patients who trusted him to do spinal surgeries.

This kind of surgery leaves us at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We feel that there is a level of trust to the person that will be at the other end of the scalpel. We trust the hospital. In the end, we trust the system. Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence, charm and comfort. He always told his patients in Dallas that he was the best and would challenge others to look him up to verify his claims.

If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications. And all they had to protect them was a system ill equipped to stop the madness. This podcast focuses on the medical system that failed to protect these patients who were operated on by him.

The series focuses on Dr. Christopher Duntsch, his approach to being the best from his athletic career to going to medical school. The host takes the listen er through conversations with patients, those who worked with him in his practice and the aftermath.

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MANIAC

Netflix

Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill) are two struggling strangers who are drawn to the late stages of a mysterious mind-bending pharmaceutical trial.

Their reasons for participating differ as Annie is disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and sister. Owen lives his life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The radical treatment, using pills that the inventor (a doctor with mother issues and an emotionally complex computer) claims can repair anything about the mind, draws Annie, Owen and 10 other subjects into a three-day drug trial that they're told will permanently
solve all of their problems, with no complications or side effects. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned.

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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.


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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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STRANGER THINGS 2
Netflix Originals

It's been awhile but now it's time to return to 1984 and he world of the Upside Down with supernatural forces that come to affect the town. We're joined by our favorite characters from last season as well as new ones that continue the storyline.

If you've yet to binge last season's Stranger Things to see how all of this took place in the town of Hawkins with a band of friends and a strange little girl that shows up along with a few unexplained happenings that includes a missing boy, it's time to do so before Oct 27th with the second season.

RIVIERA
Sundance Now Original Series

Living the life of the rich and famous seems pretty easy; however, after a year of marraige - the perfect life that Georgina (Julia Stiles) is turned on its head when her husband, Constantine is killed. Her art collector husband was killed on a yacht of a Russian oligarch. 

She quickly realized that there is more then meets the eye and she wants to know what happened.Along the way, she realizes that the closer that she gets - she learns more about ugly truths that involved his dealings that are morally questionable, criminal and beyond.

To survive as well as to maintain the lifestyle that she has inherited, she learns to operate within this world. 
 

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CHANCE
Hulu Original

The psychological thriller based on Kem Nunn's novel is back for a second season that focuses on Eldon Chance (Hugh Laurie), a San Francisco based forensic neuropsychiatrist who gets involved into a world of violence, mistaken identity, mental illness and police corruption. It's an interaction with his patient that brings him to the attention of his patient's abusive spouse who is also a ruthless police detective. As he continues to descend into the city's darker side, he is also grappling with his own life. Eldon is in the midst of a rocky divorce and dealing with issues surrounding his daughter. 

He finds that he has begun to descend into navigating the depths and intricacies of the human mind.

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THE MINDY PROJECT
Hulu Original

We're getting all the bittersweet feels of
the upcoming season of The Mindy Project
which is airing its final season starting
on Sept 12th!

Dry your tears and get ready for the last season which has a number of favorites
as we follow Mindy Lahiri, a skilled OB/GYN, as she continues to walk towards perfection - as a woman, finding the ideal guy and
of course riding off into the sunset
of - perfection.

Although it's the final act, we know that it will be filled with great jokes, nods to an array of pop culture references and so much more.


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GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO
Netflix Original Series

We're all aware of Mother Monster as a performer, entertainer and even an actress. If you follow her online, you have a sense of who she is, what she supports and how much her fans mean to her as well as how she pushes the envelope. In the Netflix Original, GAGA: Five Foot Two, we get another glimpse of this icon as someone who is reflecting on her life as she is living it with a number of obstacles that she continues to confront.

In this documentary, the pop provocateur in her own words releases a new album, preps for her
Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles.

Fans hear her share the duality of her life which includes major success and benchmarks while trying to understand the balance of her relationships and why she doesn't achieve these personal wants and needs. We also see how she has been battling pain while still performing as she doesn't want to let her fans down. She also showcases her vulnerability as well as fiercely sticking up for herself in her admiration with Madonna while also feeling snubbed by the icon.

In a nutshell, she reveals another layer to her music, how she goes about her work in detail and more as a means to allow her audience to understand her even more on Sept 22nd.


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TRANSPARENT
Amazon

Even before Season 4 launches on Sept 22nd, Transparent has already been greenlit for a 5th season. But before you're dreaming of what will come up in those episodes, fans of the show will enjoy being thrown back into the family dynamics of the Pfeffermans as they struggle with their internal and external battles. Their journey takes them to Israel which is where most of the season takes place as each member finds their way through what they are dealing with individually and/or collectively.

If you have yet to catch up on previous seasons, now is a good time to do a proper binge for this award winning show.

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