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Want to know more about the biggest documentaries & films on Netflix? Join host Rebecca Lavoie as she engages and breaks news with the filmmakers, actors, and contributors who brought these incredible stories to life. New episodes every Wednesday.

You Can’t Make This Up Netflix

    • TV & Film
    • 3.9 • 644 Ratings

Want to know more about the biggest documentaries & films on Netflix? Join host Rebecca Lavoie as she engages and breaks news with the filmmakers, actors, and contributors who brought these incredible stories to life. New episodes every Wednesday.

    Next Up: Catching Killers

    Next Up: Catching Killers

    Next up on You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about Catching Killers. This series retells the stories of some of America’s most notorious serial killers from the point of view of the people who caught them. Each film in this series recounts the investigation into one infamous case.

    Next week, our host Rebecca Lavoie will be interviewing one of the series directors, Alex Emslie. Make sure to watch Catching Killers before then, and especially the two-episode arc "True Lies, Part 1 & Part 2: The Happy Face Killer" to follow along with Alex Emslie's insight into the case.

    We want to know what story shocked you the most on Catching Killers. If you have thoughts to share about this series, tweet Rebecca @reblavoie and she might just read your tweet on our next episode! Stay tuned!

    • 7 min
    Tiger King 2

    Tiger King 2

    Spoiler Alert! If you haven't watched the wild ride that is Tiger King 2, go watch it on Netflix now. Today, our host Rebecca Lavoie is talking to directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin about all things Tiger King 2.

    When we last heard from America’s most notorious big cat owners, Joe Exotic was behind bars. He had been convicted of animal abuse and planning the murder of an animal activist & CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary, Carole Baskin. Jeff Lowe and Tim Stark formed an uneasy partnership to construct a new roadside zoo from Joe’s animals. And the unexpected fame of the documentary series, and unwanted attention from the authorities, now unearths some stunning revelations.

    • 33 min
    Next Up: Tiger King 2

    Next Up: Tiger King 2

    Tiger King is back and Season 2 is out on Netflix now. As you get ready to binge-watch away, today's You Can't Make This Up episode is a reminder of all the wild events that ensued in season 1. We will also share some snippets from our first interview about season 1 with the directors, Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin.

    When we last heard from America’s most notorious big cat owners, Joe Exotic was behind bars. He had been convicted of animal abuse and planning the murder of an animal activist & CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary, Carole Baskin. Jeff Lowe and Tim Stark formed an uneasy partnership to construct a new roadside zoo from Joe’s animals. And the unexpected fame of the documentary series, and unwanted attention from the authorities, now unearths some stunning revelations.

    Stayed tuned for next week's episode where Rebecca Lavoie catches up with directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin again, but this time they'll be diving into all things Tiger King 2.

    • 12 min
    Found

    Found

    The Netflix documentary, 'Found' is an extraordinary tale of three teenagers who were born in China and adopted by American families. Though these girls live in different parts of the country, they discover through DNA tests that they are cousins and quickly become very close. They then decide to take a journey back to China together to find out more about where they come from. In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie interviews director Amanda Lipitz and producer Anita Gou about this heartfelt film about self-discovery.

    Have you learned anything about your family because of DNA testing? What part of this documentary moved you the most? If you have thoughts about this film, or you just can't believe how much you cried while watching Found, tweet Rebecca @reblavoie on Twitter and she might just read your tweets on the next show!

    • 40 min
    Next Up: Found

    Next Up: Found

    The Netflix documentary, 'Found' is an extraordinary tale of three teenagers who were born in China and adopted by American families. Though these girls live in different parts of the country, they discover through DNA tests that they are cousins and quickly become very close. They then decide to take a journey back to China together to find out more about where they come from. In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie gives you a sneak peek into one of the most heartfelt and moving films she has ever seen. Make sure to watch 'Found' on Netflix before next week's episode where Rebecca interviews director Amanda Lipitz and producer Anita Gou.

    Have you learned anything about your family because of DNA testing? What part of this documentary moved you the most? If you have thoughts about this film, or you just can't believe how much you cried while watching it, tweet Rebecca @reblavoie on Twitter and she might just read your tweets on the next show!

    • 6 min
    Bad Sport: Gold War

    Bad Sport: Gold War

    The world of sports and true crime collide in the new Netflix series, "Bad Sport." The show examines the misdeeds of athletes,
    coaches, officials... and even nations. Episodes include a point-shaving scandal in basketball, a
    match-fixing case in soccer, an Indycar drug smuggling operation, and an insurance fraud involving
    the assassination of... a racehorse.

    But today we focus on the episode set in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. For decades, the Russians had dominated the sport of pairs figure skating. But that year, the underdog Canadian pair turned in a flawless performance, while their Russian competitors stumbled. To the shock of the sporting world, the judges denied the Canadians their gold medal. Then the Olympics was thrown into confusion when the French judge said she was forced to give the gold to Russia.

    “Gold War” recalls the score-fixing scandal and looks at the two couples caught in the middle of
    an international incident. In today’s episode, we speak to Lizzie Kempton, the episode director of "Gold War."

    This is You Can’t Make This Up — where we uncover the true stories behind your favorite
    Netflix documentaries and films.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
644 Ratings

644 Ratings

amsmith131 ,

The Ripper

I enjoyed The Ripper but it’s clear Ellena Wood should have directed all 4 episodes. It also would have been nice to hear Rebecca ask Jesse Vile more questions about why the sexism and misogyny from the police wasn't more prevalent in the episodes he directed.

drhackenbush1 ,

This is good!!!

Honestly, I’m new here, therefore most of the Netflix shows discussed I’ve already seen. However, now that I know this podcast exist I’ll be dropping by regularly😀

Max.and.Drake ,

Can’t wait to talk about Motive

Please review Motive soon! What a frustrating documentary.

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