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THE BRIGHT SES­SIONS

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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

We were hooked on Won­dery when we got hooked 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.

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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