|If you haven’t yet watched the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, maybe make some time for that. We have a really, really interesting conversation coming to the podcast next week, and I think even if (like me) it’s not your exact cup of tea, you’ll find a lot to think about.
We’re also catching up on all the pieces of the NXIVM Cinematic Universe — all the stuff that’s come out about the group NXIVM, whose leader was just sentenced to 120 years in prison for crimes including sex trafficking. There’s The Vow on HBO, but there’s also the Showtime miniseries Seduced, which follows the experience of India Oxenberg, the daughter of actress Catherine Oxenberg. And of course there are podcasts — of course there are — including the first season of Uncover from the CBC.
I’ve also been checking out the Wondery podcast Dr. Death, which (like its predecessor Dirty John) is headed to television. Suffice it to say it’s very … unsettling. That, along with a lot of other recommendations, came to me via a recent callout on Twitter that I made that was intended to scout out binge podcasts for house cleaning.