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Overwhelmed by choice in the Peak TV era? Join hosts and IRL friends Tolani Shoneye (of 'The Receipts' podcast fame) and Gena-mour Barrett (who works for Netflix) as they discuss what they're watching, and what they think * you * should be watching too. Each week they'll be accompanied by a guest from the world of Netflix, who'll share a recommendation of their own. From brand new shows to overlooked gems, 10/10 Would Recommend is a freewheeling, unfiltered review show that will help you spe ...
 
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Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “Long Distance,” from the January 31, 2022, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019, and her second novel, “White on White,” came out last year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
In December of 2019, a young couple and their baby were sitting in the living room watching television on a Sunday night when a paranoid, manic man barged through their back door brandishing a gun. The stranger claimed he was being threatened and someone was shooting at him. For the next 40 minutes, Chris Neal, his wife, and baby Charolette were he…
 
On October 1, 1985, Michele “Missy” Avila went out one afternoon after school to go party with some friends at a nearby park. When she left her home, she told her mom she would be home by 6pm. Missy never came home. Her friend that had picked her up said that Missy had left the park with three young men in a blue Camaro that her friend didn’t know.…
 
In 2018, Ronnie O'Neal mercilessly assaulted his family, in a prolonged and brutal attack using a gun, knife, ax, and fire. Three 911 phone calls captured the terror of what would later be described by a judge as "the worst case I have ever seen." At trial, Ronnie served as his own lawyer which allowed him to cross-examine the only survivor, his 9-…
 
Molly Miller and Colt Haynes went out to a house party at Colts on the night of July 7, 2013. The night took a turn for the worst when Molly and Colt agreed to get into a car with a mutual acquaintance, Conn Nipp who took them on a high-speed trip through two counties in Oklahoma. The car ride ended in the middle of the woods and for the next eight…
 
Kevin Barry joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Family Man,” by V. S. Pritchett, which was published in The New Yorker in 1977. Barry is a winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and the author of six books of fiction, most recently the story collection “That Old Country Music,” which came out in 2020.…
 
Jennifer Egan reads her story “What the Forest Remembers,” from the January 3 & 10, 2022, issue of the magazine. Egan is the author of six books of fiction, including “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, and “Manhattan Beach,” which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal in 2018. A new book, “The Candy House,” will be publish…
 
In 2011, two young sisters from Anaheim, California woke up on Christmas morning excited to open the presents. In the living room by the tree, their mother, Za' Zelle Preston, sat propped on the couch with her sunglasses on. Their step-father, William Wallace, told the girls, "Mommy got drunk and ruined Christmas" as he videotaped them opening thei…
 
Adam Levin reads his story “A Lot of Things Have Happened,” from the December 27, 2021, issue of the magazine. Levin is the author of the story collection “Hot Pink,” and two novels, “The Instructions” and “Bubblegum,” which was published last year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
23-year-old Michael Van Eck left his home on a Saturday night in 2011 to meet a woman he had been messaging on a dating app. His body was found the next morning in a graveyard missing its head, arm, and foot. Who murdered Michael? Was he catfished? A victim of "muti" murders? Or could the pretty, petite young girl he met for a date be responsible f…
 
What causes people to become killers? KILLER PSYCHE is a true crime podcast from Wondery that covers high-profile cases that shocked the world. Host Candice Delong uses her experience as a clinical psychiatric nurse and FBI Criminal Profiler to dissect the motivations and behaviors of the most terrifying criminals in history. In a recent episode, C…
 
Madeleine Thien reads her story “Lu, Reshaping,” from the December 20, 2021, issue of the magazine. Thien is the author of four books of fiction, including the novels “Dogs at the Perimeter” and “Do Not Say We Have Nothing,” which won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016.…
 
On Wednesday, August 17, 2005, Sharon Cave received a phone call from her daughter, Jennifer Cave’s, new employer. Jennifer had just started a job at a law firm in Austin, Texas, the day prior—a job she was really excited to start. When the employer said Jennifer didn’t show up for work, and Sharon couldn’t get a hold of Jennifer on the telephone, …
 
Colin Barrett reads his story “A Shooting in Rathreedane,” from the December 13, 2021, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. A new collection, “Homesickness,” will be published in May.…
 
Riley Fox was only 3 years old when she was abducted from her home in the middle of the night while her father, Kevin, was sleeping in the next room. Her brutalized body was found approximately 12 hours later floating in a creek. After tremendous pressure from the police, Kevin confessed to accidentally killing Riley and staging the crime to look l…
 
It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different…
 
In the final episode of this series of 10/10 Would Recommend, we're discussing season 4 of Selling Sunset - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and for the final recommendation section of the series, we'll be sharing our favourites from the year as well as all the returning series for December. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: Selling Tampa Se…
 
Kate Walbert reads her story “Marriage/Quarantine,” from the December 6, 2021, issue of the magazine. Walbert’s novels include “A Short History of Women,” “His Favorites,” and “Our Kind,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004. Her story collection, “She Was Like That,” was published in 2019.…
 
When 21-year-old Misty McGugin failed to pick up her son as scheduled on February 2, 1998, her family knew something was very wrong. They reported her missing two days later when they found her abandoned car at a nearby bar. Misty had been working as an escort with Abigail’s Escort Service in Baldwin County, Alabama, and had gotten a call to go to …
 
This week’s homework is to watch Selling Sunset season 4, we’re discussing Tiger King season 2 - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, recommendations for coming together with loved ones. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: Selling Sunset Tiger King Robin Robin Love Actually About Last Night One Day At A Time Each week, join hosts and …
 
Greg Jackson reads his story “The Hollow,” from the November 29, 2021, issue of the magazine. Jackson, a winner of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, is the author of the story collection “Prodigals,” which came out in 2016. His first novel, “The Dimensions of a Cave,” will be published in 2023.…
 
Warning: This episode is very disturbing. In 2011, Carina Saunders, an intelligent and gifted 19-year-old, was found dismembered and decapitated behind a grocery store near Oklahoma City. Was her death a pre-planned snuff video made to serve as a warning to other young victims of a sex-trafficking ring? Listen to this episode to hear the tragic det…
 
Introducing "The Shrink Next Door" Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbo…
 
This week’s homework is to watch Tiger King season 2, we’re discussing Red Notice - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, recommendations for World Television Day. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: Tiger King Red Notice My Mad Fat Diary Each week, join hosts and IRL friends, Tolani Shoneye (of The Receipts podcast fame) and Gena-mour…
 
Gish Jen reads her story “Detective Dog,” from the November 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Jen has published five novels, including “World and Town” and “The Resisters,” which came out last year, as well as the story collection “Who's Irish?” A new story collection, “Thank You, Mr. Nixon,” will come out in January.…
 
18-year-old Gina Hall was taking summer classes at Radford University in 1980. On June 28th, Gina finished her last exam for the semester and wanted to go out dancing. She usually went with her older sister Dlana, or with friends, but that night she went out alone. While dancing at the Mariott Hotel she met a man named Stephen Epperly, who invited …
 
This week’s homework is to watch Red Notice, we’re discussing The Harder They Fall - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, we're celebrating World Kindness Day. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: Red Notice The Harder They Fall Dynasty Adult Material The Call To Courage Each week, join hosts and IRL friends, Tolani Shoneye (of The Rec…
 
Yiyun Li reads her story “Hello, Goodbye,” from the November 15, 2021, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and four novels, including “Where Reasons End” and “Must I Go,” which was published last year. She won the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2020.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Marie Moore, a 35-year-old mother from New Jersey, convinced a group of young teens to submit to systemic torture and sexual abuse for months. One of the teens, a 14-year-old boy named Ricky, was given the role of enforcer whose job was to dole out the punishments. Marie played mind games with the teens, claiming to be the embodiment of singer/song…
 
During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a …
 
This week’s homework is to watch The Harder They Fall, we’re discussing Colin In Black and White - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, we're celebrating Diwali with some Bollywood suggestions. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: The Harder They Fall Colin In Black and White Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Sacred Games Each week, join hosts and IR…
 
Jamil Jan Kochai reads his story “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak,” from the November 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Kochai was a Truman Capote fellow at the Iowa Writers Workshop. His first novel, ”99 Nights in Logar,” was published in 2019, and a story collection, “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories,” will come out next year.…
 
Ben Lerner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “In the Name of Bobby,” by Julio Cortázar, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa, which was published in The New Yorker in 1979. Lerner is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry, including the novels “10:04” and “The Topeka School,” which was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Pr…
 
On the evening of August 28, 1986, college student Katy Hawelka was celebrating the start of a new school year with friends at local bars near the college campus of Clarkson University, where she went to school. She and a friend left the bar around 2:30 am and her friend walked with her until they got on campus, and they parted ways near the hockey…
 
This week’s homework is to watch Colin In Black and White, we’re discussing Maid - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, we're sharing some Halloween classics. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: Colin In Black and White Maid 13th Candyman Bad Hair Each week, join hosts and IRL friends, Tolani Shoneye (of The Receipts podcast fame) and…
 
It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was viciously murdered during a school day, and yet no one saw or heard a thing. The police arrested the janitor, Roman Zadorov, and he eventuall…
 
David Means reads his story “The Depletion Prompts,” from the November 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published in 2019.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
When Rose answered the door around 10:00 pm on Halloween night in 1986, she expected to be greeted by kids trick-or-treating. Instead, she was ambushed by two men wearing spooky masks, wigs, long black capes, and brandishing guns. One of these men had already committed a grisly murder earlier that day and was out for more blood. Rose was pushed to …
 
This week’s homework is to watch Maid, we’re discussing You season 3 - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, for Back To The Future Day, we're discussing our favourite classics. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: Maid You The Truman Show The Matrix Boyz n the Hood Annie White Teeth Each week, join hosts and IRL friends, Tolani Shoneye…
 
In the early morning hours of November 15, 2004, attorney Peter Porco stumbled out of bed and went about his morning routine completely oblivious to the horror that surrounded him. Only a few hours earlier two people had been savagely attacked in his home with an ax, yet Peter failed to see the telltale signs of murder that shrouded him until it wa…
 
This week’s homework is to watch You season 3, we’re discussing new Jake Gyllenhaal film The Guilty - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS - and finally, for International Chefs Day, we're recommending shows and films showing cooking and chefs. Shows & films mentioned in this episode include: You The Guilty Always Be My Maybe Nailed It Maid Each week, join hosts…
 
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