You Can’t Make This Up

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Dig into the real stories behind Netflix Original true stories– how our filmmakers got access, what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of its subjects. Keep the conversation going on Twitter @CantMakeThisUp, or find us on Facebook at You Cant Make This Up Netflix.

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The Bleeding Edge
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Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the Academy Award nominated team behind <em>The Hunting Ground</em> and <em>The Invisible War,</em> sit down with Joan Lunden to discuss their new Netflix Original documentary film,<em> The Bleeding Edge</em>. As a journalist, author, TV Host, and breast cancer survivor, Joan brings her own experience with, and knowledge of, the medical device and health industry to the conversation. <br><br><em>The Bleeding Edge </em>investigates the medical device industry; from its innovations to its regulation. What you don’t know about the devices doctors use or implant in people every day will shock you, or at least will influence your next doctor’s appointment. It's available to stream on Netflix now.<br><br><br><br>
Aug 08, 2018
Last Chance U
1996
The third season of Emmy nominated docuseries <em>Last Chance U </em>dropped July 20th, and we can't stop thinking about it. So we brought in sports writer Rembert Browne to interview <em>Last Chance U</em> director Greg Whiteley and Coach Jason Brown about filming the season.&nbsp;
Jul 25, 2018
Icarus
2835
Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform podcast, interviews director Bryan Fogel about his Academy Award Winning documentary, <em>Icarus</em>. They discuss how the film has changed Byran and Grigory's lives, how it's impacted the world of sports, and the world at large.<br><br>In the Netflix Original film, filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to make a documentary about how athletes were getting away with doping by doping himself. He gets Grigory Rodchenkov, then director of Russia's national anti-doping laboratory, to help him figure out how. What unfolds, however, is an international doping scandal that shifts the worldwide dialogue for everything from the Olympics to the world cup, and beyond.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Jul 11, 2018
(More Stuff), Explained
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We've got the hosts of <em>Death, Sex &amp; Money, Food 4 Thot, </em>and <em>Call Your Girlfriend </em>on the show to watch and talk about three new episodes of Explained<em>. <br><br></em>Anna Sale wrestles with the ethical issues surrounding Designer DNA. Fran Tirado and Joseph Osmundson dissect Monogamy. And Aminatou Sow tries to figure out Cryptocurrency (so we don't have to). Plus, we brought back Sean Rameswaram to host the episode!<br><br><em>Explained</em> is a new pop doc series from Vox and Netflix. Each episode is a mini 15 minute documentary covering pop culture, tech, science, and beyond. All the pop docs discussed in this episode are out on Netflix now.&nbsp;
Jun 27, 2018
The Staircase
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Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) take us deep down <em>The Staircase </em>rabbit hole. They debate Michael’s innocence, critique sexuality as evidence, put on their best Southern accents for Freda Black's iconic closing arguments, and so much more! <br><br><em>The Staircase</em> comes from Academy-Award winning Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The docuseries about the mysterious death of North Carolina business executive, Kathleen Peterson and the trial of her husband Michael, comes to Netflix with 3 never-before-seen episodes. These new episodes bring a conclusion to the story told over 15 plus years. Warning, there are spoilers ahead! But lucky for you, <em>The Staircase</em> is available to watch on Netflix right now.<br><br>
Jun 13, 2018
K-pop, Explained
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<em>Explained</em> is a new pop doc series from Vox and Netflix. Each episode is a mini 15 minute documentary covering pop culture, tech, science, and beyond. So on this week's <em>You Can't Make This Up</em>, we borrowed one of Vox's own to host today's episode. Sean Rameswaram hosts the hit podcast, <em>Today, Explained. </em>He's joined by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers, the hilarious comedy duo and co-hosts of the pop culture podcast, Las Culturistas. Matt and Bowen watched K-POP, Explained<em>, </em>and are here to discuss the South Korean music phenomenon. There may or may not be singing.
May 30, 2018
Evil Genius
2293
Comedian Matt Bellassai talks with the team behind Evil Genius, Trey Borzillieri, executive producer/co-director, and Barbara Shroeder, writer/co-director. <em>Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist</em> is a four part Netflix docuseries about a man who goes to deliver a pizza, but gets a bomb strapped to his neck and sent on a scavenger hunt to rob a bank. Trey and Barbara discuss what it was like to open a cold case, interview conspirators in the crime, and find out details no one else has. Plus, Trey and Barbara reveal what they're watching on Netflix.
May 23, 2018
Prologue | Evil Genius
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Comedian Matt Bellassai will be talking with the people behind Evil Genius, executive producer/co-director Trey Borzillieri and writer/co-director Barbara Shroeder. <em>Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist</em> is a four part Netflix docuseries about a man who goes to deliver a pizza, and ends up getting a bomb strapped to his neck and sent on a scavenger hunt to rob a bank.&nbsp;<br><br>We were so excited about this new series, we couldn't wait to put out the prologue! Make sure to watch the show, subscribe to this podcast, and join us next Wednesday for the full discussion.<br><br>
May 18, 2018
The Keepers
2845
It's been a year since The Keepers came out, so we're revisiting the story and catching up with some of the people impacted by it. <br><br>NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews The Keepers director Ryan White and Jean Wehner, one of the survivors who bravely shared her story. Plus, self proclaimed grandma Nancy Drew, aka Gemma Hoskins, updates us on the cold case and what her life has been like since the series came out. <br>You can find more information and resources on how to support survivors at <a href="http://thekeepersimpact.com/">thekeepersimpact.com</a>. <br><br>Gemma Hoskins is also supporting the SURF GoFundMe page to help raise money for Sexual Abuse Survivors of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. You can find out more about that here: <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/5au8h7c">www.gofundme.com/5au8h7c</a>.<br><br><br><br>
May 16, 2018
Prologue | The Keepers
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It's been a year since The Keepers came out, so we wanted to revisit the story and catch up with some of the people impacted by it.&nbsp;<br><br>NPR's Kelly McEvers will be in conversation with The Keepers director Ryan White and Jean Wehner, one of the survivors who bravely shared her story. And we'll hear from Gemma Hoskins, who updates us on the cold case and what her life has been like since the series came out.&nbsp;<br><br>If you haven't seen it yet, or you need a reminder, The Keepers is a seven part docuseries that investigates the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore. Make sure to subscribe for the full length episode next week.
May 09, 2018
Wild Wild Country
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Wild Wild Country directors Chapman and Maclain Way sit down with Lindsey Weber, co-host of the podcast Who? Weekly, for an in depth conversation about the series. They talk about constructing the narrative, visiting Antelope now, what it was like interviewing Ma Anand Sheela, and so much more.
May 02, 2018
Prologue | Wild Wild Country
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Lindsey Weber from Who? Weekly will be in conversation with the directors of Wild Wild Country next week! But for now, here's a taste of what's to come...<br><br>Welcome to the first prologue episode of You Can't Make This Up! In these mini episodes, we reveal which Netflix Original series or film we'll be watching and talking about the following week.&nbsp;<br><br>We're kicking things off with Wild Wild Country. It’s a six part documentary that follows the Rajneeshpuram, a so-called sex cult from India that takes over a small Oregon town. You can watch anytime, it's already out on Netflix.<br><br>Stay tuned for the full length episode next week. We've got Lindsey Weber, co-host of the pop culture podcast, Who? Weekly, in conversation with the docuseries directors, Chapman and MaClain Way. Make sure to subscribe to hear the whole interview, plus more fun stuff next week!&nbsp;<br><br>Join the conversation on Twitter @CantMakeThisUp and on Facebook at You Can't Make This Up Netflix.
Apr 25, 2018
Coming soon...
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You Can't Make This Up delves into the world of Netflix Original programming that are incredibly true. Each episode features a rotating interviewer in conversation about the real stories in Netflix shows that you just can't believe. We’ll dive into how our filmmakers got access, get the questions you want answered, find out what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even understand the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of our subjects. You can keep the conversation going on Twitter @CantMakeThisUp, or find us on Facebook at You Cant Make This Up Netflix.&nbsp;<br><br>
Apr 22, 2018