In the Dark Podcast

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In the Dark podcast from APM Reports won the highest honor in broadcast media, the Peabody Award.

We had the chance to listen to this 9 part series on a recent road trip.

It is shocking, riveting, devastating, infuriating, thorough, and unforgettable.

The podcast, Season 1, centers around the kidnapping of 11-year old Jacob Wetterling on October 22, 1989. The case went unsolved for 27 years. The series takes you on a journey to discover what happened, connect with the people affected by the event, and question why the case took so long to solve.

It’s very moving and I am only showing photos below of Madeleine Baran (lead Reporter & Host) and Jacob Wetterling (Victim).

It’s the kind of reporting that is so impactful. No wonder it won the award.

From the website: The investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling yielded no answers for 27 years. We investigate how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation’s sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving accountability.

 

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https://www.apmreports.org/in-the-dark

http://ew.com/podcasts/2017/04/25/apm-reports-in-the-dark-podcast-wins-peabody-award/

Season 2 has just started and is about an entirely different case.

From the website: Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And how can the justice system ignore the prosecutor’s record and keep Flowers on death row? Season Two begins May 1

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That’s It (I’m Crazy) – Sofi Tukker

 

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You never know where inspiration will hit you. This week it was brought to me in the form of the new Apple Red iphone ad. The song used in the ad caught my attention enough that I had to seek it out, find out who created it, and play it over and over again.

It’s called, “That’s It (Im Crazy) by Sofi Tukker.

From wikipedia: Sofi Tukker is a New York-based musical duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. The band is perhaps best known for its song “Best Friend,” which was featured in a commercial during Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone X on September 12, 2017.

Here is the song:

And here is the ad:

Here is their website:

http://www.sofitukker.com/

 

Rise

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Funny how I was reluctant to watch this show. Perhaps after Smash and Glee, I had felt somewhat letdown.  Now Rise promises a more naturalistic approach to theatre, the heart behind teaching, and putting together a show in high school.

From Wikipedia: Rise is an American musical drama television series created by Jason Katims, starring Josh Radnor in the lead role as Lou Mazzuchelli. The series is inspired by the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove, which focused on real-life teacher Lou Volpe and the famed theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[1]

I’m encouraged that the same producers behind Friday Night Lights are behind this production. Recreating seminal moments such as these, ones which happened in real life, can be a tall order.

Let’s hope they have the stuff to pull it off.

Let’s hope they can rise to the occasion.

Pun intended.

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TEDTalk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage – Susan David

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From Ted.com

Susan David, a Harvard Medical School psychologist, studies emotional agility: the psychology of how we can use emotion to bring forward our best selves in all aspects of how we love, live, parent and lead.

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

This is a powerful talk, one which we should all take time to listen.

A Killing on the Cape

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A Killing on the Cape is a six-episode ABC Radio podcast and an ABC News “20/20” documentary.  It tells the story of the murder of Christa Worthington, a fashion writer, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

The story begins with Christa being found stabbed in her house with her 2 year old daughter by her side.  It’s the first murder case in 30 years in the area. And the story that unfolds is stranger than fiction.

Totally compelling and unique in that it combines a podcast with a documentary.

The podcast can be found via iTunes, and the documentary can be found below.

http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2017-11/24-112417-a-killing-on-the-cape

Here is a clip of the story:

 

MoviePass

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MoviePass does feel too good to be true. So, I’ll say that upfront. However, for $9.95 a month you get a movie a day at participating movie theatres. Cannot repeat movies, but it’s basically amazing.

You sign up, download the app, wait for your card to come in the mail. Once all this in in place you can start selecting movies when you get within 100 yards of the theatre you choose.

Select movie and time.

Confirm.

Go to the box office.

They swipe your card.

They hand you your ticket.

And you’re good to go!

It’s so exciting!!!

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https://www.moviepass.com/