47. Catfish, The Dispatcher, Smiles and Ghosts

Do you really know who you’re chatting to online? We neither! But now we’ll have a better idea after watching MTV’s series Catfish. Because growing up isn’t hard enough. And we rediscover some the tribulations of growing up in the graphics novels Smiles and Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. Speaking of ghosts, wouldn’t it be great if when you were murdered you came back to life? Find out if that’s true in this week’s listen from Audible, John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher.

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46. Doctor Strange and Norse Mythology

Come with us to the astral plane and mind bend some cities with the 2016 film Doctor Strange, then pull up a chair and lend an ear to Neil Gaiman as he reads his latest release, Norse Mythology.

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45. I Am Not Your Guru, Wonder and The Way I Heard It

Netflix dishes up a behind-the-scenes of a Tony Robbins event in I Am Not Your Guru; a young boy begins his school life, but it’s not your standard school year in Wonder by R.J. Palacio; and Mike Rowe spins a tale or two in his podcast The Way I Heard It.

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Episode 44: Shark Tank, Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Red Rising

It’s a hero’s journey this week, firstly following up and coming entrepreneurs as they seek fame and fortune in Shark Tank; then finding a path of meaning and content with Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman; and coming to a close on planet Mars, working the way up from the mining colonies in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising.

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Episode X: We’re Still Alive

It’s that time of year teachers everywhere turn to drink and bad television as they surround themselves with stacks of assessment and politically correct prose for little Johnny – yes, it’s report card season.

Katie and I thank you for your patience, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled affair as soon as possible. As always, suggestions for things for us to watch, read and listen to can be left at our Facebook page, or email us – info@areyoustillwatchingpodcast.com

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Episode 43: The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and A Head Full of Ghosts

Unreliable narrators abound this week, starting with young Merricat and her odd ways in We Have Always Live in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, then jumping in to The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, detailing the life of an acquitted murderer post court. Finally, possession or schizophrenia inhabits a young girl in our listen with A Head Full of Ghosts.

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Episode 42: Legion, S-Town and The Soul of Money

Ready for a trippy X-Men tale? We weren’t, but after watching Legion, our sanity may be a little bruised. The folks behind This American Life and Serial also know how to leave you emotionally puzzled, and continue to do so as we listen to S-Town. The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist then covers some of the emotions we tie to money. So many feels.

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Episode 41: The Singing Bones and Black Mirror

Tales of old and new feature this week, with old tales brought to life with sculpture in The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan. New tales of the possible future are then brought to life on Netflix with Black Mirror.

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Episode 40: The People v O.J. Simpson, I Did It and Sword and Scale

We jump back to the nineties to relieve a court case that shook the U.S. in The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story; then we read O.J.’s personal story in I Did It: Confessions of The Killer; and continue with the criminal element, listening to the true crime podcast Sword and Scale.

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Episode 39: The Happening, We Hate Movies and X-Men: Apocalypse

We Hate Movies is a podcast with four comedians covering a movie they watch, so to get the best experience, we loaded up two films they review – The Happening and X-Men: Apocalypse – and listen to their associated episodes.

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