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Hear the incredible, real stories from the biggest documentaries & films on Netflix. Join host Rebecca Lavoie delves deep as she explores how they're made, their impact & uncovers new information. New episodes every other Wednesday.

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Hear the incredible, real stories from the biggest documentaries & films on Netflix. Join host Rebecca Lavoie delves deep as she explores how they're made, their impact & uncovers new information. New episodes every other Wednesday.

    Pepsi, Where's My Jet?

    Pepsi, Where's My Jet?

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “Pepsi, Where's My Jet?" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews documentary subjects John Leonard and Todd Hoffman.

    In a 1996 ad campaign, Pepsi claimed if you earned enough points people could get free sunglasses, leather jackets…or a Harrier jump jet. When a 20-year-old college student found a loophole that would let him obtain a $32 million plane for just $700,000, he and his friend began a campaign to claim the jet. “Pepsi Where’s My Jet?” recounts the landmark case of a kid who launched his own cola war and became the hero of a new generation.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Pepsi, Where's My Jet?" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.

    • 32 min
    Capturing the Killer Nurse

    Capturing the Killer Nurse

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary “Capturing the Killer Nurse" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Tim Travers Hawkins and author Charles Graeber.

    Charlie Cullen was an experienced registered nurse, trusted and beloved by his colleagues at Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. He was also one of history’s most prolific serial killers, with a body count potentially numbering in the hundreds across multiple medical facilities in the Northeast.

    Based on the best-selling book The Good Nurse and dramatized in the Netflix feature film starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne  – “Capturing the Killer Nurse” reveals the twisted story behind Cullen’s hidden spree of murders and how Cullen’s horrific actions underscore an even bigger danger still lurking in our healthcare system.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Capturing the Killer Nurse" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.

    • 37 min
    Descendant

    Descendant

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary “Descendant" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director and producer Margaret Brown.

    The Clotilda was the last known ship to arrive in the United States carrying enslaved Africans, decades after slave importation was outlawed. The ship was burned and sank somewhere in the Mobile River, while its passengers would later settle in the community of Africatown. In the century that followed, the descendants of The Clotilda struggled to preserve their heritage in an Alabama town encircled by industrial property owned by the descendants of the slave owners. As a renewed effort to find the missing wreck gets underway, the community grapples with the implications of its discovery.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Descendant" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.

    • 38 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: Body in the Bay

    Unsolved Mysteries: Body in the Bay

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we conclude our look at volume three of the Netflix series "Unsolved Mysteries" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Robert M. Wise about his episode "Body in the Bay"

    After Patrick Lee Mullins's small boat never returned from a ride on the river, search crews scoured the waters in and around Tampa Bay. Days later, his body was discovered in a shallow part of the bay, carefully tied to his own anchor…but his empty boat was recovered far out to sea. At first investigators assumed this was a straight-forward suicide, but the cause of Patrick’s death was not drowning. It was a shotgun blast to the head. “Body in the Bay” explores whether Patrick set off to take his life or whether he encountered something he shouldn’t have seen.

    Note: We talk in detail about suicide in this episode. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, you can call 988 anywhere in the US to talk with someone who can help.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Unsolved Mysteries: Body in the Bay" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.

    • 34 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: What Happened to Josh

    Unsolved Mysteries: What Happened to Josh

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we continue our look at volume three of the Netflix series "Unsolved Mysteries" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Gabe Torres about his episode "What Happened to Josh?"

    In 2002, Josh Guimond left a party at St John’s University in Minnesota and was last seen walking back to his apartment. When his friends realized he never made it home it kicked off a massive search of the area’s woods and waterways. What could have contributed to Josh’s disappearance? The investigation would have authorities explore a romantic rivalry, a church abuse scandal, a killer targeting students in the area, and online secrets someone wanted erased from Josh's computer. Could any of these things answer the question: what happened to Josh?

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Unsolved Mysteries: What Happened to Josh?" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.

    • 39 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: Body in Bags

    Unsolved Mysteries: Body in Bags

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about volume three of the Netflix series “Unsolved Mysteries" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews series executive producer Terry Dunn Meurer and director Donald Eichar.

    Over the next three weeks, new episodes featuring more unexplained deaths, baffling disappearances, and bizarre paranormal activity will be available on Netflix. "Unsolved Mysteries" is a series you don’t just watch. Viewers engage with the stories, offering more than 5,000 tips regarding the last two seasons at unsolved.com. Maybe you have information about cold cases, missing persons, and paranormal puzzles.

    In this podcast we'll talk about “Body in Bags.” When a beloved single father disappeared and was later found dead, there was only one suspect. Now the U.S. Marshals Task Force is on the hunt for his girlfriend who is now a fugitive from justice.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Body in Bags" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.

    • 29 min

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