Check out this month’s streaming options from podcasts to TV shows that we’re hooked on!
THE BRIGHT SESSIONS
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
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.
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.