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Hear the incredible real stories behind the making of the biggest documentary series & films on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie leads in-depth interviews with creators and subjects, exploring how these stories are produced & their impact, while uncovering new information. New episodes every Wednesday.

You Can’t Make This Up Netflix

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0 • 967 Ratings

Hear the incredible real stories behind the making of the biggest documentary series & films on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie leads in-depth interviews with creators and subjects, exploring how these stories are produced & their impact, while uncovering new information. New episodes every Wednesday.

    Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal

    Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal

    It was a first-of-its-kind online dating site, one where the clients were already married and looking to have an affair. While Ashley Madison drew rebuke and ridicule for its product, its business soared, with millions of married people across the globe subscribing to the service. But hackers who infiltrated their system made an ultimatum: shut Ashley Madison down or we’ll release all of your customers’ data. Not only did the fortunes of the company hang in the balance, but so did the relationships of all those unfaithful spouses who thought they were paying for discretion.

    The Netflix documentary series Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal looks into the rise of the notorious website and the headline-grabbing 2015 data breach. It also tells the stories of those who used the site and faced the public and private consequences of exposure. 

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Toby Paton.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on. 

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    • 35 min
    The Circle

    The Circle

    New city! New twists! Same game! Catfish, connections, and chaos await new influencers in season six of the Netflix series The Circle. Online players compete with one another - and an AI chatbot in disguise - to strategize, plot, and hashtag their way to the top of the pack to win a cash prize of $100,000. 

    In this episode, “We Have the Receipts” podcast host Chris Burns and guest co-host Chloe Veitch discuss episodes 5 through 12 of The Circle.

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

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    • 52 min
    Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut

    Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut

    They say you should “trust your gut.” The same holds true for your health, as emerging research shows the digestive system plays a larger role in our well being than ever thought before. In addition to helping with digestion and nutrition, scientists are learning that microbiomes in the gut may be connected to illnesses and what we eat may be helpful in fighting these conditions.

    The Netflix documentary Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut demystifies the role our gut plays in our overall health. The film takes us inside our bodies to show how what goes in - and what comes out - can benefit our physical and emotional fitness. It features researchers and patients at the forefront of a new understanding of medicine and offers practical advice to improve your gut and unlock the rewards.

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Anjali Nayer.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on. 

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    • 33 min
    The Antisocial Network: From Memes to Mayhem

    The Antisocial Network: From Memes to Mayhem

    It started as a low-tech online message board where people shared funny memes. Then users of 4chan began testing their influence offline, identifying targets for comeuppance and demonstrating against them. But some used the site to organize hacking attacks for social action, which drew the attention of the FBI. Others found an unchecked platform for extremism which eventually led to insurrection.

    The Netflix documentary The Antisocial Network: From Memes to Mayhem chronicles the rise of 4chan, from its early days as a snarky imageboard to a home for the hacktivists of Anonymous and conspiracy theorists of QAnon. It not only examines its grip on users stuck in its infinite scroll, but also its real life effects on technology, politics, and society.

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews directors Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini.

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

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    • 34 min
    BONUS: Creating a Con: The Story of Bitconned

    BONUS: Creating a Con: The Story of Bitconned

    BONUS - Enjoy this featured bonus episode from the podcast Creating a Con: The Story of Bitconned

    To get an inside look into Ray Trapani, Centra Tech and all the characters in the podcast, check out Bitconned, exclusively on Netflix… available to stream now.   

    S1: E1 – Breaking Bad 
    “For as long as I can remember I was always trying to make a couple pennies.” That’s Ray Trapani, one of the co-founders of the crypto-currency company, Centra Tech. In the premiere episode of Creating a Con: The Story of Bitconned, we hear the origin story of Ray, the guy who, in his own words said, “I always wanted to be a criminal since I was a kid”. Was it destined in his nature? Or would this prolific con artist be shaped by his environment and the influences on his life from an early age?    
     If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). 

    • 33 min
    What Jennifer Did

    What Jennifer Did

    In 2010, police in a quiet Ontario suburb received a frantic 911 call. A woman said she’d been tied up by intruders who’d just shot her parents. With her mother dead and her father clinging to life, Jennifer Pan gave detectives gripping descriptions of the home invasion. Investigators had no idea why the Pans had been targeted. But a closer look at Jennifer’s life made them rethink what they knew about the case.

    The Netflix documentary What Jennifer Did looks back at the high-profile crime that shook Canada. The film uses police interrogation footage and testimony from those involved to unravel a web of complexities that no one saw coming.

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Jenny Popplewell & producer Paul Nguyen.

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

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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967 Ratings

967 Ratings

Edaneast ,

Netflix needs this podcast

If it weren’t for this podcast I wouldn’t watch these documentaries on Netflix. It is because of these interviews I watched the documentaries. Thank you to Rebecca!

app doesnt function well ,

Paul Murdaugh new too much

Maybe he started to spiral out of control, because he might have seen something about the previous murders like the housekeeper Gloria Satterfield (she was like his mother) and Stephen Smith.

Radford83toVT ,

Great podcast

When I heard that Rebecca was going to interview the director from the doc Greatest Night in Pop Music, I immediately rethought my decision not to watch it. I give the doc and the interview a big thumbs up.

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