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In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary film, “The Anthrax Attacks: In the Shadow of 9/11" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Dan Krauss.In the days after September 11th, the nation was on edge fearing more attacks. When politicians and media figures began receiving letters filled with deadly anthrax, officials thought foreign terrorists were responsible.  But when tests revealed the anthrax was a strain used only by American laboratories, the FBI turned its attention to the scientists who had access to the bacteria...including Dr. Bruce Ivins. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “The Anthrax Attacks" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
Sins of Our Mother

Sins of Our Mother

2022-09-1430:031

In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “Sins of Our Mother" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Skye Borgman.Lori Vallow was known to friends and family as a devoted mother of three, a loving wife, and a woman of God. But then things changed. Lori joined a doomsday religious community. Her ex-husband was shot after a family confrontation…and the wife of her lover died under mysterious circumstances.  Lori’s face was in the news after two of her children went missing - all while she was on a carefree Hawaiian honeymoon. Now she faces trial in connection with their murders.  SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Sins of Our Mother" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.Listener note: The following interview was recorded in August 2022 and does not take into account any recent developments pertaining to the case. 
Netflix Fall Preview

Netflix Fall Preview

2022-09-0712:381

In this episode of "You Can't Make This Up," Rebecca Lavoie is joined by Connie Wang from Tudum to discuss the best unscripted films and series on Netflix coming this fall. 
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary “Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director David Terry Fine.Basketball referee Tim Donaghy worked his way through the ranks to become an elite official in the NBA. He and a friend from high school began placing bets on games he officiated. Soon, Donaghy’s picks were watched by organized crime - and eventually - the FBI. It unfolded in a scandal that threatened to take down the league. Was Donaghy merely using his inside knowledge of the game to win bets - or was he influencing the outcome to make money?SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Operation Flagrant Foul" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews directors Ryan Duffy and Tony Vainuku.Notre Dame’s Manti T’eo was already one of college football’s biggest stars. His stature grew when he revealed his longtime girlfriend died at the beginning of his senior season. But on the eve of going pro, reporters uncovered his online girlfriend never existed. At a time when the public hadn’t heard of catfishing, football fans were left to wonder how T’eo could be duped by someone he never met…or whether he was actually in on the hoax. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “Trainwreck: Woodstock '99" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Jamie Crawford and producer Cassie Thornton.Organizers from the original Woodstock tried to recreate the music and magic at a new three-day festival in 1999. But concert-goers expecting another groovy weekend were met with high food prices, dirty water, and mountains of litter. And promoters learned too late their audience wasn’t filled with 60s flower children; they’d drawn an army of rowdy thrash-rock fans who showed their displeasure by - literally - burning it all down.SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Trainwreck: Woodstock '99" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
Next up on You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “Trainwreck: Woodstock '99." The original 1969 concert promised peace and music, but its 1999 revival delivered three days of rage, riots and real harm.In our next episode, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Jamie Crawford and producer Cassie Thornton. If you haven't watched "Trainwreck: Woodstock '99," make sure to add it to your watch-list before next week’s episode. Stay Tuned!
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “The Most Hated Man on the Internet," out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Rob Miller and producer Vikki Miller.Kayla was stunned to learn her intimate photos were posted on a revenge porn website called IsAnyoneUp.com. It was run by Hunter Moore, a self-styled bad boy who enjoyed the humiliation of the victims and the adoration of his equally raucous fans. When Moore refused to remove her pictures, Kayla had only one person to turn to. That’s when her mother Charlotte decided she needed to take down who the press had dubbed “The Most Hated Man on the Internet.”SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “The Most Hated Man on the Internet" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
Next up on You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “The Most Hated Man on the Internet." Hunter Moore was a self-proclaimed “professional life ruiner” who found fame in the early 2010s with a notorious revenge porn website. But then the mother of one of his victims began her own quest to take down this Internet bully.In our next episode, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Rob Miller and producer Vikki Miller.. If you haven't watched “The Most Hated Man on the Internet,” make sure to add it to your watch-list before next week’s episode. Stay Tuned!
The twisted conclusion is revealed about the little girl who never really knew who she was. A reinvestigation of the cold cases of Sharon Marshall and Michael Hughes unravels the mystery of the little girl who never really knew who she was.Girl in the Picture Podcast is a companion to the documentary coming to Netflix on July 6, 2022. The podcast is a standalone audio documentary and can be listened to before or after watching the film. If you are hoping to avoid spoilers, we recommend watching the film before listening to episode 3.Girl in the Picture Podcast is brought to you by Netflix and Main Event Media.Narrator: Skye BorgmanWriter and Producer: Anna PriestlandExecutive Producers: Emily Bon and Jimmy Fox for Main Event Media, Skye Borgman and Matt Birkbeck.Sound Editor: Joel PorterSound Designer and Mixer: Reed Thomas LawrenceOriginal Music Composition by: Jimmy StoferBased on the books “A Beautiful Child" and “Finding Sharon” by Matt Birkbeck.Special Thanks: Matt Birkbeck, Ashley Rodriguez, Scott Lobb, Nate Furr, Sandra Willet, Cliff Sevakis, Mary Dufresne, Megan Dufresne, and Steve Patterson.If you are in need of support on any of the issues related to this podcast, please reach out to someone.If you need to talk with someone, but aren't sure which service is best for you, Victim Connect Resource Center can help you.The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 oror online using a safe computer at www.thehotline.orgNational Sexual Violence Resource CentreNational Human Trafficking HotlineHotline: 1-888-373-7888Text: 233733ChildHelp National Child Abuse HotlineHotline: 1 (800) 422 – 4453Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and text.National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenHotline: 1 (800) 843 – 5678 National Suicide Prevention LifelineHotline: 1-800-273-8255 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Hotline: 1 (800) 662 – 4357
A so-called father’s obsession with his son turns deadly as the true nature of his crimes and aliases become clear. When the shocking past of federal fugitive, Franklin Floyd intersects with a Jane Doe mystery, an avalanche of secrets are revealed. With it, a resolution of the Sharon Marshall mystery seems closer than ever.Girl in the Picture Podcast is a companion to the documentary coming to Netflix on July 6, 2022. The podcast is a standalone audio documentary and can be listened to before or after watching the film. If you are hoping to avoid spoilers, we recommend watching the film before listening to episode 3.Girl in the Picture Podcast is brought to you by Netflix and Main Event Media.Narrator: Skye BorgmanWriter and Producer: Anna PriestlandExecutive Producers: Emily Bon and Jimmy Fox for Main Event Media, Skye Borgman and Matt Birkbeck.Sound Editor: Joel PorterSound Designer and Mixer: Reed Thomas LawrenceOriginal Music Composition by: Jimmy StoferBased on the books “A Beautiful Child" and “Finding Sharon” by Matt Birkbeck.Special Thanks: Ashley Rodriguez, Joe Fitzpatrick, Billy Carter, Merle Bean, Jenny Fisher, Robert Schock, Dr Anthony Falsetti, and Heather LaneIf you are in need of support on any of the issues related to this podcast, please reach out to someone.If you need to talk with someone, but aren't sure which service is best for you, Victim Connect Resource Center can help you.The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 oror online using a safe computer at www.thehotline.orgNational Sexual Violence Resource CentreNational Human Trafficking HotlineHotline: 1-888-373-7888Text: 233733ChildHelp National Child Abuse HotlineHotline: 1 (800) 422 – 4453Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and text.National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenHotline: 1 (800) 843 – 5678 National Suicide Prevention LifelineHotline: 1-800-273-8255 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Hotline: 1 (800) 662 – 4357
With escalating abuse and violence, a father becomes a husband, and very likely a killer. Sharon takes on a new identity, leaving her old life and her sense of self behind. A supposed accident leaves Michael in foster care as authorities discover his family was never who they said they were.Girl in the Picture Podcast is a companion to the documentary coming to Netflix on July 6, 2022. The podcast is a standalone audio documentary and can be listened to before or after watching the film. If you are hoping to avoid spoilers, we recommend watching the film before listening to episode 3.Girl in the Picture Podcast is brought to you by Netflix and Main Event Media.Narrator: Skye BorgmanWriter and Producer: Anna PriestlandExecutive Producers: Emily Bon and Jimmy Fox for Main Event Media, Skye Borgman and Matt Birkbeck.Sound Editor: Joel PorterSound Designer and Mixer: Reed Thomas LawrenceOriginal Music Composition by: Jimmy StoferBased on the books “A Beautiful Child" and “Finding Sharon” by Matt Birkbeck.Special Thanks: Joe Fitzpatrick, Karen Parsley, Charles Engles, Merle Bean, and Mary Dufresne.If you are in need of support on any of the issues related to this podcast, please reach out to someone.If you need to talk with someone, but aren't sure which service is best for you, Victim Connect Resource Center can help you.The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 oror online using a safe computer at www.thehotline.orgNational Sexual Violence Resource CentreNational Human Trafficking HotlineHotline: 1-888-373-7888Text: 233733ChildHelp National Child Abuse HotlineHotline: 1 (800) 422 – 4453Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and text.National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenHotline: 1 (800) 843 – 5678 National Suicide Prevention LifelineHotline: 1-800-273-8255 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Hotline: 1 (800) 662 – 4357
A father pushes his daughter into a life of selling sex as friends attempt to make sense of it all. Sharon leaves behind her dreams of college and brings a baby into a world of sex work, controlled by the one person who was supposed to protect her. Once again, her new friends struggle to help her escape. Girl in the Picture Podcast is a companion to the documentary coming to Netflix on July 6, 2022. The podcast is a standalone audio documentary and can be listened to before or after watching the film. If you are hoping to avoid spoilers, we recommend watching the film before listening to episode 3.Girl in the Picture Podcast is brought to you by Netflix and Main Event Media.Narrator: Skye BorgmanWriter and Producer: Anna PriestlandExecutive Producers: Emily Bon and Jimmy Fox for Main Event Media, Skye Borgman and Matt Birkbeck.Sound Editor: Joel PorterSound Designer and Mixer: Reed Thomas LawrenceOriginal Music Composition by: Jimmy StoferBased on the books “A Beautiful Child" and “Finding Sharon” by Matt Birkbeck.Special Thanks: Karen Parsley, Heather Lane, Rosario Sanchez, Michelle Cupples, and Jenny FisherIf you are in need of support on any of the issues related to this podcast, please reach out to someone.If you need to talk with someone, but aren't sure which service is best for you, Victim Connect Resource Center can help you.The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 oror online using a safe computer at www.thehotline.orgNational Sexual Violence Resource CentreNational Human Trafficking HotlineHotline: 1-888-373-7888Text: 233733ChildHelp National Child Abuse HotlineHotline: 1 (800) 422 – 4453Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and text.National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenHotline: 1 (800) 843 – 5678 National Suicide Prevention LifelineHotline: 1-800-273-8255 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Hotline: 1 (800) 662 – 4357
A bright and mesmerizing teenager tries to make her way in the world only to find her father is the one person standing in her way. Sharon Marshall navigates high school in the 1980s with a mysterious home life that troubles all those around her. As her teenage years unfold, so does the darkness of Sharon and her father's relationship.Girl in the Picture Podcast is a companion to the documentary coming to Netflix on July 6, 2022. The podcast is a standalone audio documentary and can be listened to before or after watching the film. If you are hoping to avoid spoilers, we recommend watching the film before listening to episode 3.Girl in the Picture Podcast is brought to you by Netflix and Main Event Media.Narrator: Skye BorgmanWriter and Producer: Anna PriestlandExecutive Producers: Emily Bon and Jimmy Fox for Main Event Media, Skye Borgman and Matt Birkbeck.Sound Editor: Joel PorterSound Designer and Mixer: Reed Thomas LawrenceOriginal Music Composition by: Jimmy StoferBased on the books “A Beautiful Child" and “Finding Sharon” by Matt Birkbeck.Special Thanks: Heather Lane, Sherry Forston-Bailey, Lynn Clemons, Jenny Fisher, Diane Cranley, and Kurtis Bloss.Resources:If you are in need of support on any of the issues related to this podcast, please reach out to someone.If you need to talk with someone, but aren't sure which service is best for you, Victim Connect Resource Center can help you.The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 oror online using a safe computer at www.thehotline.orgNational Sexual Violence Resource CentreNational Human Trafficking HotlineHotline: 1-888-373-7888Text: 233733ChildHelp National Child Abuse HotlineHotline: 1 (800) 422 – 4453Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and text.National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenHotline: 1 (800) 843 – 5678 National Suicide Prevention LifelineHotline: 1-800-273-8255 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Hotline: 1 (800) 662 – 4357
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series "Web of Make Believe: Death Lies and the Internet" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Brian Knappenberger.The Internet connects friends and strangers like never before. But that ease of communication, and the ability to mask your identity or location, can make the digital world a hunting ground: Spreading hate or disinformation. Extorting the innocent. Ripping off the unsuspecting.  “Web of Make Believe” goes beyond the crimes of bad actors to explore the unseen ripple effects of their digital deeds. Whether they can damage an individual’s self-esteem, violate a community’s privacy, or even lead to death. 
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series "Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Rachel Dretzin.Through personal accounts, "Keep Sweet" reveals the incredible events leading to the 2011 life sentence of Warren Jeffs, the self-professed prophet of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In a dramatic raid at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, which generated headlines around the world, law enforcement and Child Protective Service agents uncovered stunning evidence of systemic sexual, physical and psychological abuse.SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched "Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
Next Up: Keep Sweet

Next Up: Keep Sweet

2022-06-0805:491

Next up on You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series "Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey." From forced underage marriage and pregnancy - to a complete unraveling of the oppressive criminal cult of Fundamentalist Mormons under Warren Jeffs’ rule - the story uncovers extraordinary bravery battling tyrannical control in modern America.In our next episode, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews the director and executive producer of "Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey" Rachel Dretzin. If you haven't watched the series yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before our next episode that releases next week. Stay Tuned!
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series "Meltdown: Three Mile Island" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Kief Davidson.In 1979, crews at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania were stunned when a series of malfunctions led to a partial core meltdown. Though plant operators said the situation was under control and no radiation had leaked, government officials questioned their honesty and debated whether a wide scale evacuation was necessary.  Even after the largest nuclear accident on American soil had been contained, undetected dangers to the nation remained.SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched "Meltdown: Three Mile Island" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
The G Word

The G Word

2022-05-2701:19:421

On this special bonus, we’re going to hear an episode of the podcast "Factually! with Adam Conover" as Adam talks about his new Netflix series, “The G Word.” Love it or hate it, the government plays a huge role in our lives. Adam explores its triumphs, failures and how we might be able to change it.  In this podcast, The Fifth Risk author Michael Lewis turns the tables on Adam, interviewing him about how made the show.
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are again talking about the Netflix documentary "Our Father" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Lucie Jourdan.For decades, Dr. Donald Cline was a respected physician in fertility medicine. With the growing availability of home DNA-testing, many of the adult-children conceived at his clinic began to search for relatives of their sperm donor. It didn’t take too much digging to see many of these children were all the offspring of Dr. Cline himself. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched "Our Father" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.Please note that this episode contains material some listeners may find challenging. Please listen at your own discretion.
Comments (13)

Mel Smith

there is definitely a G in the word length and it is NOT silent.

Jul 28th
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Kellie Atencio

Nobody brings anything to the table in this podcast.

Nov 11th
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MA RS

White privilege? TF? I can’t even listen to a true-crime podcast without being bludgeoned with this BS. She’s definitely a “woke” sh*t stirrer. Unsubscribed.

Jun 24th
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Siri

This dude's voice is annoying.

Jun 11th
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Linda Salazar

OMGness, thanks for the heads up to stop and go back to watch before I listened! All I can say is WTF!!!

Nov 26th
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Eugenia

White male privilege my ass, it was simply that he charmed everyone, by all accounts. Shit stirring hostess.

Aug 9th
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Lindsey Koenig-Smith

do an episode on The Most Hated Woman in America.

Jan 2nd
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Until_Dawn

Episode 1 of CRIMINAL podcast explains what killed Kathleen Peterson (it wasn't her husband)

Apr 25th
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Tina Tova

you guys are your own audience you're annoying actually!

Feb 22nd
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MR. MALI_PATRICKII

My favourite #theme song

Jun 29th
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dan cave

thought this was a serious breakdown of previously undisclosed facts on the case - instead is just a piss take - waste of time

Jun 27th
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