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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 • 970 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.

    Homicide: Los Angeles

    Homicide: Los Angeles

    From the rolling surf of Malibu to the glamor of the Hollywood hills, detectives in the LA County Sheriff's Department deal with some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the country. And when murder is involved, the pressure is on to solve the crime all while in a spotlight as bright as any blockbuster premier.

    In the latest installment of the Netflix docuseries, Homicide: Los Angeles revisits some of the most shocking and baffling crimes from the City of Angels, told by the detectives and prosecutors who worked them. Legendary executive producer Dick Wolf brings viewers inside these puzzling investigations and shows what it takes to solve them.

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews executive director Adam Kassen.

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

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    • 32 min
    Receiver

    Receiver

    It’s been said that there’s no more difficult position in the NFL than the quarterback. But throwing the pass is only half the story. Receivers turn those throws into dazzling catches, explosive runs, and highlight-worthy touchdowns. 

    The Netflix sports series Receiver follows pass catchers Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Amon-Ra St. Brown. On the field and off, these players prepare for their chance at greatness. Dealing with playing time, injuries, and family drama, we see that being an elite receiver in the NFL is more than just catching the ball.

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

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

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    • 37 min
    The Man with 1000 Kids

    The Man with 1000 Kids

    Would-be mothers in The Netherlands selected Jonathan Jacob Meijer to be their online sperm donor - a well-spoken, well-traveled gent with luxurious hair and a desire to help women conceive. But the parents were shocked to learn Meijer had gone far beyond the largely voluntary guidelines for sperm donation, having fathered hundreds of children in their country…and beyond. With no laws to stop him, Meijer remained defiant, vowing to continue donating sperm around the world.

    The Netflix documentary series The Man with 1000 Kids spans the globe, following Meijer and the parents who felt duped by him. It explores the frightening implications for the children and the larger population, and examines a reproductive health industry built without guardrails. It also attempts to answer what would drive a man to extremes to create a world in his own image.

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews executive producer Natalie Hill.

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched The Man with 1000 Kids yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on. 

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    • 39 min
    Hit Man

    Hit Man

    Inspired by an unbelievable true story, a mild mannered professor discovers his hidden talent as a fake assassin-for-hire. He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities. Glen Powell and Adria Arjona star in the action/comedy/romance movie Hit Man, directed by Oscar nominee Richard Linklater. 

    On today’s episode, we turn things over to our friends at the Netflix podcast “Skip Intro.” Host Krista Smith talks with actor and co-writer Glen Powell about making and filming this killer comedy.

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

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    • 54 min
    Black Barbie

    Black Barbie

    In 1959, Barbie changed the way girls played with dolls - taking them from babies to beauty queens, fashion mavens, and professional role models. But girls of color didn’t see themselves represented by the blonde haired, Malibu-tanned figurine. It took 20 years for Mattel to finally release Black Barbie. But in the subsequent years, Black Barbie’s place in the Barbie universe - and in the real world - is still evolving and sparking conversation.

    Black Barbie traces the doll’s journey from creation to its impact on children of color and its influence in contemporary culture. We hear from the former employees who labored to bring diversity to the famous toy line. The film asks whether - this Barbie is everything - OR could be something more?

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews writer & director Lagueria Davis.

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

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    • 35 min
    How to Rob a Bank

    How to Rob a Bank

    In a city where bank robberies were an everyday occurrence, one Seattle bandit stood out among the rest. The FBI nicknamed him “Hollywood,” a savvy criminal inspired by heist films like “Heat” and “Point Break.” Beneath that elaborate prosthetic disguise was Scott Scurlock, a free-spirit living in a treehouse and spreading his stolen cash around. But when he plans to retire after one last big score, everything goes wrong.

    The Netflix film How to Rob a Bank traces Scurlock's escapades as the high-profile robber the cops are desperate to get their hands on. It shows the toll being “The Hollywood Bandit” took on him, as well as how his $2 million stick-up spree came to its cinematic conclusion.

    In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, host Rebecca Lavoie interviews directors Stephen Robert Morse & Seth Porges.

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

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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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!

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vapid witch revecca lavoie called boston one of the most racist cities in the whole world. She also called James Renner a conspiracy theorist. This witch has no integrity. james renner is an award winning journalist you grifting glorified ad reader. rebecca you make a living profiting of tragedy. rebecca youre a failure whos only skill is reading advertisements. rebecca i hope you pay for your immorality.

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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.

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