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Culture News

Go ‘Down the Hatch’ with Barry Flavors and Breakfast Cereal

It’s Flavors Friday, and that means Barry’s back with another Work From Home edition of Down the Hatch. In this week’s episode, Barry takes on one of the most classic breakfast foods of all: Cereal. From Lucky Charms to Fruity Pebbles, all of the iconic varieties are up on the tasting table before they inevitably go “down the hatch.”

Barry makes his overall take on cereal pretty clear early in the episode: “Cereal is for children.” Nevertheless, he gives each sugary morsel its time to shine on the tasting table. First up is Lucky Charms, arguably one of the sweetest cereals of them all. A couple of charms and a few ounces of milk later, Barry moves on to an all-time favorite, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

Next up on the table is a two-part tasting. He dives into a bowl of Fruity Pebbles before filling up a second bowl with Cocoa Pebbles. Which Flintstones cereal is better is a much contested question, and Barry serves up his take. Once the Pebbles have gone down the hatch, Barry moves on to another classic, Frosted Flakes. “Doesn’t really get more classic than that,” he says, before putting the sugary corn flakes to the test. 

He closes the episode with another favorite, Kellogg’s Corn Pops. A lot of this episode is spent discussing each cereal’s classic TV commercial, and Pops is no exception. Mr. Flavors quotes the famous 80s commercial (“Gotta have my pops!”) before feasting on the popped-up corn cereal. 


If you loved this episode and want to see Barry try more classic treats (from the comfort of home), make sure to check out last week’s episode when he took on classic candies.

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Gaming Streaming

All the Essential Gaming Equipment You Need to Stream on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Are you ready to start streaming? Don’t know what type of equipment you need to get started? Well, stress no more, here’s a list of the essentials you’ll need to start streaming.

PlayStation 4
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For PS4 players, it gets a little bit more technical because Sony manufactures their webcams. So you would have to purchase a PlayStation webcam, and this first-party accessory contains a camera as well as a built-in microphone. 


However, we would still recommend buying good headphones such as the Astro a10s. The software you would need for streaming on your PS4 such as Twitch can also be downloaded from the PlayStation store.

Xbox One
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For an Xbox One player, it’s quite simple. 


All you’ll need is a webcam and a headset. We’d recommend starting with a Logitech C920s HD Pro Webcam. Any Logitech webcam should be fine, but from our experience, the Logitech C920s Pro Webcam works best. Now with regards to the type of headset, we’d recommend an Astro a10s. It’s a fantastic gaming headset offering great sound, durable design and a reliable microphone. As far as software, simply download Twitch from the Xbox Store and you’ll be good to go

PC
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Now for PC Players, there is also a technical aspect that is somewhat preference-based. You can either have a single or dual PC setup. For someone who only has a single PC setup, you might suffer on the streaming side as far as quality, and this could also affect your gameplay. A dual setup requires a gaming PC and a streaming PC, so the extra equipment raises the cost.

The streaming PC doesn’t have to be as powerful as the gaming one because all you’ll be doing with the former is mostly streaming. However, your gaming pc is going to have to be a bit more jacked. We would recommend looking at brands that are well-known and respected for building gaming PCs, names like Maingear, CyberPowerPC, OriginPC and PowerGPU.

For other equipment you can use to enhance your  PC streaming setup, here’s a solid list of equipment/accessories:

Now that you know the essentials, will we see you on Twitch, Youtube or Mixer? Streaming is not hard at all; it’s just the matter of you getting started. You don’t need the best of the best equipment to start streaming.


If you ever have any future questions, just hop in ONE37pm’s Gaming Community Discord, and we’ll be more than happy to help. ​​

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Culture Movies/TV

The 15 Best Stephen King Titles Available to Stream Right Now

Known for his suspense and horror story lines, author Stephen King’s books have provided ample fodder for movies and television shows. Adapting his stories for screenplays has resulted in many crime dramas and sci-fi fantasies coming alive on TV. Here are a few now available for streaming on Netflix, sure to keep you glued to your couch and sometimes wanting to leave the lights on just a little longer.

‘Carrie’

The suspense-filled, supernatural horror was nothing anyone had ever seen before when the iconic original starring Sissy Spacek first released in 1976. The 2002 remake of the movie, about a teenager who uses her telekinetic powers to wreak revenge on her bullies, is available on Netflix but the 2013 version starring Chloë Grace Moretz is a better bet if you have that streaming in your region. 

‘Gerald’s Game’

A dark, psychological thriller of a sex game gone wrong, the movie is based on King’s novel of the same title. A couple heads to an isolated lake house to spend time together but unexpected scenes and characters are conjured when the husband has a heart attack, leaving his wife handcuffed to the bed. She must deal with visions and voices in her head as she plots her own escape from the precarious situation. Now on Netflix.

‘1922’

Based on King’s novella of the same name, this is a murder thriller set in 1922 – the story of a small family that grows smaller yet thanks to greed and wrongdoing. Farmer and husband Wilfred doesn’t want to sell the land his wife inherited and enlists the help of his teenage son to do away with his mother so they can be rewarded by the riches of the soil. But their sinister actions don’t go unnoticed by the darkness that now surrounds them. Also on Netflix.

‘The Shawshank Redemption’

One of the best-known adaptations of King’s works is this 1994 gem on Netflix, which earned seven Oscar nominations, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. A move away from typical King thrillers, this movie is the inspiring story of a falsely imprisoned man who goes on to embrace life behind bars with the help of another inmate and assists in a money-laundering scheme for the prison warden as a safety net for himself. 

‘The Mist’

A sci-fi show based on King’s novella, the first season on Netflix has ten episodes covering how a village in Maine deals with a mysterious fog that has enveloped the area and brings horrid creatures in its shadows. How the locals defend themselves against these creatures while trapped within a grocery store and the dynamics at play given the different personalities forms the crux of the storyline in this horror show.

‘Haven’

The perfect binge-watching exercise in King’s creative works is this five-season supernatural mystery series on Netflix. The drama follows a young FBI agent who arrives in a fictional town in Maine and is quickly absorbed by the strange events that occur in the secretive town and among its inhabitants. She is soon engulfed in mysterious situations in a place that seems connected to her past life in some way. 

‘In The Tall Grass’

The latest of King’s works now available on Netflix will scare you from entering a garden maze ever again. A sibling duo on a road trip is attracted by the cries of a child when they stop along the way. The cries appear to emanate from inside a field of tall grass but once inside they realize they cannot find their way back out. Others come along to find them and are also sucked into the evil of the landscape they are surrounded by.

‘The Shining’

A cult classic and one of the best performances by Jack Nicholson, the Stanley Kubrick-directed suspense is available on Amazon. A young writer and his family come to an isolated resort in winter as the temporary caretakers, but things take a turn for the worse when the said writer loses his sanity and begins terrifying his own wife and son. A thriller for the ages and one that has been referenced time and again in pop culture. 

‘Doctor Sleep’

The sequel to The Shining is also available on Amazon and stars Ewan McGregor in the role of the son, now an adult but still haunted by his childhood trauma. Fighting a battle with alcoholism, he uses his psychic abilities to calm patients he works with as an orderly but is introduced to a teenager with powers stronger than his and a cult that is after her for exactly those special qualities. A worthy follow-up to its original story. 

‘IT’

Disappearing children. Evil clown. Perfect Stephen King suspense. What nightmares are made of.

Available on Amazon, the movie adaptations over the years have been plenty, the latest in 2017 and 2019 starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown. With gore factor galore, the movie looks at how the clown preys on his victims, and the loss of childhood innocence as each character faces their own versions of fear and hell.

‘Pet Sematary’

Any King compilation would be incomplete without a mention of this horror flick which is inspired by ideas from the author’s own time as a writer-in-residence, living in a rural area and by a road frequented by fast-moving trucks that often ended in dead pets. The 2019 version of the movie has a shocking plot twist. No spoilers here but the change was King-approved and makes it worth watching both adaptations of the story. Available on Amazon.   

‘The Outsider’

Season one of this gruesome murder mystery is now on HBO, as well as Amazon, and will leave you addicted. An 11-year-old boy’s murder in the woods has the local detective and an investigator questioning everything they believe when what should have been a simple and straightforward crime case brings supernatural forces to light. A gritty crime drama with sufficient King factors to have you committed to the entirety of the show from the start. 

‘Castle Rock’

Two seasons of gore await on Hulu, centered in this fictional place created by King and referenced or featured in many of his works. Consider it a classic compilation of several of the famed author’s themes, characters, storylines and imaginary worlds. If you are a King aficionado and experienced his past works, then this show will be a bit of a walk down memory lane with enough horror strewn along for good measure. 

‘11.22.63’

James Franco in a King time-travel thriller? We’ll take it! Connected to President Kennedy’s death, the mini-series looks at one high school teacher’s journey back in time through a time portal to try to stop the assassination. The story is complicated by elements outside his control, and he learns quickly that his attempts to change history aren’t well-received. Now on Amazon, this is one of King’s only works closely related to historical events.     

‘The Green Mile’

Another unlikely King-crafted story that moves away from his typical horror slants to a somewhat feel-good narrative. Guards on death row dealing with vicious prison inmates are faced with a new case when a gentle giant accused of murder and rape lands in their care. One of the guards, played by Tom Hanks, is especially aware of special powers the new inmate possesses and begins to question if he is truly guilty. On Amazon now. 

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Style What To Buy

10 Retro Fashion Trends That Have Stuck Around

Keeping up with fashion trends can be daunting; what was “in” yesterday may not be in tomorrow, and trends once shunned for being outdated can make startling comebacks (fanny packs—we are looking at you). That’s the beauty, and simultaneously the challenge of navigating fashion. 

Fortunately, some pieces have endured style’s many fickle evolutions. 20 and even 30 years ago, runways and red carpets saw many of the same staple pieces that consistently appear today. These ten men show us how the same piece of clothing can be styled to meet the changing times (or to play up the nostalgia).

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Old (1988)
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New (2019)
Brad Pitt

Trend: White t-shirt

The white tee is a non-negotiable wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up (as seen with Brad Pitt’s leather jacket) or worn for casual traveling. Depending on how you style it, the tee can evoke the nostalgia of decades past and still manage to look modern and fresh. This tried-and-true piece never went out of style, and its appeal lies in its simplicity.

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Old (1986)
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New (2017)
Robert Downey Jr.

Trend: Tinted shades

Robert Downey Jr. has spiced up his shades with this purplish hue for over 30 years. The trend is just funky enough to persist through the decades, and RDJ pulls this nostalgic trend off with charisma and flair.

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Old (1999)
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New (2016)
Jay-Z

Trend: Denim jacket 

Jay-Z’s all-denim ensemble epitomizes ’90s style. Far from obsolete, the jean jacket continues to rule streetwear; but as Jay-Z’s two looks demonstrate, the styling choices are nearly endless. Go big and baggy to pay homage to the ’90s, or opt for a tighter-fitting jacket (perhaps with a decal or some decorative stitching). This is a piece you can make entirely your own.

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Old (1986)
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New (2019)
Lionel Richie

Trend: Leather jacket

Much like Lionel Richie himself, leather jackets are always au courant. They can look elegant or edgy, and they can transition from warm weather to cold temperatures. Richie’s printed leather jacket elevates his runway attire, while his bulkier leather jacket works well in winter. You can choose the topper that matches your vibe and the occasion at hand. 

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Old (1989)
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New (2016)
Harrison Ford

Trend: Blazer and jeans 

Harrison Ford has always been effortlessly cool, and his looks–while understated–have a timeless quality. A blazer and jeans ensemble perfectly satisfies the tricky middle ground between dressed up and dressed down. Ford sports this like a pro.

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Old (1992)
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New (2019)
Keanu Reeves

Trend: Combat boots

Keanu’s affinity for combat boots exists today just as strongly as it did in the 90s. No matter how upscale the occasion, Reeves artfully adds combat boots into the mix. Comfortable and durable, the boot completes a rugged, relaxed outfit (and can bring a fancier fit down to earth).

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Old (1992)
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New (2017)
Will Smith

Trend: Turtleneck and jacket

Turtlenecks are far from only practical winter wear. Styled the right way, a turtleneck can make a fit distinctly elegant. Will Smith would know; After 30 years in the industry, he continues to bring fresh looks to the red carpet. He isn’t afraid to play around with prints and textures, and his turtleneck/jacket combo is a perfect example of a man with his finger on the pulse of fashion.

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Old (1993)
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New (2019)
Leonardo DiCaprio

Trend: Camel jacket 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s career has spanned three decades, and his film characters have had no shortage of memorable and imitable looks. His style has evolved as he’s grown into one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, but some staple pieces have remained constant. Camel coats, like those pictured, provide refreshed texture and color to everyday looks. 

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Old (1999)
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New (2019)
Jamie Foxx

Trend: Fedora 

Shoes and suits may enjoy more of fashion’s limelight, but don’t forget about hats. Jamie Foxx has donned fedoras on red carpets, exemplifying the eye-catching appeal of this statement piece.

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Old (1995)
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New (2020)
Antonio Banderas

Trend: Monochromatic fits

Easy and practical, monochromatic fits look coordinated and thoughtful. All-black is a simple classic, and Antonio Banderas shows just how flexible and timeless this look can be. This style continues to grace runways and red carpets today. If you’re looking for a consistent home-run look, this is it.

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Sports Strength

The 20 Best Wrestling Podcasts

It’s pretty much an understatement to say that wrestling has undergone a complete revolution in the past decade. From an influx of new voices that are not just cis, white men to the abandoning of kayfabe, the landscape of the industry is doing its best to change with the times. 

Whereas there had at one point only been a few personalities in the industry with access to the truths behind the fabricated illusion of reality, nowadays pretty much everyone can be informed about both backstage politics and on-screen drama. Because of this, there’s been an influx of new and exciting reporters — and more frank discussions about the business. All coming from people within the industry itself.

In celebration of this wrestling paradigm shift, we’re highlighting the 20 best wrestling podcasts we could find. From members of the fandom to the top brass in the biz, here’s our favorite wrestling radio shows:

20. All Of Conrad Thompsons Podcasts
Apple

Conrad Thompson, who is now best known as a promoter of the Starrcast fan convention, was basically an outsider to the wrestling world before becoming one of its most prolific content creators. Thompson now presents shows hosted by the biggest names in pro-wrestling including “Something to Wrestle” with Bruce Prichard, “83 Weeks” with Eric Bischoff, “What Happened When” with Tony Schiavone, “Grilling JR” with Jim Ross, and “The Arn Show” with Arn Anderson. Thompson’s curatorial skills are reflected in the quality of each show he produces.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/something-to-wrestle-with-bruce-prichard/id1139391156
19. ‘Talk Is Jericho’
iTunes

Current AEW Champion Chris Jericho will likely be remembered as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, and his podcast provides a unique look at his sometimes surprisingly open-minded personal worldview. Groundbreaking episodes featuring Jon Moxley and Nyla Rose exposed audiences to unseen sides of the business, with Jericho himself purposefully playing the innocent interlocutor while also dropping in bits of old school wrestling wisdom here and there. Sometimes Jericho’s naivete gets the best of him — like when he somewhat inexplicably had Donald Trump Junior on as a guest — but we can forgive him his transgressions if he keeps providing us with more kindhearted content.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-is-jericho/id767016946
18. ‘Outsports’ – LGBT In The Ring
Apple Podcasts

Brian Bell’s “LGBT In The Ring” wrestling episodes on Outsports’ podcast channel feature interviews with openly queer pro-wrestlers and provide in-depth analysis of events featuring predominantly queer talent. Bell’s passion for diversity and inclusion is apparent in each episode, as is his attention to narratological detail in each match he reviews. It’s clear that Bell’s goal is to carve out a path for LGBT athletes to be taken more seriously and booked better — as they deserve to be.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/outsports/id1455161872
17. ‘Between The Sheets’
Apple Podcasts

Former Deadspin writer David Bixenspan and wrestling critic Kris Zellner have an encyclopedic knowledge of wrestling history — and their weekly Monday show rightly claims to be the “deepest dive into wrestling history that you can find.” It’s rare to see this kind of meticulous meta-analysis of any media — Bixenspan and Zellner are taking a look at coverage of wrestling as much as they’re watching the wrestling itself — and their thoroughness and fact-checking is almost unprecedented in a world defined by kayfabe.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/between-the-sheets/id1165831341
16. ‘Tights and Fights’
Apple Podcasts

Helmed by comedian Danielle Radford and writer Lindsey Kelk (and with a cast of regular contributors that includes nerdcore rapper Mike Eagle), the delightful pop feminism of “Tights and Fights” balances insightful social critique and lighthearted humor. The gang covers indie wrestling and TV wrestling in equal measure and regularly features guests from all corners of the industry. Their enthusiasm is certainly infectious.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tights-and-fights/id1141533608
15. ‘Wrestlesplania’
Apple Podcast

What started as a collaboration between sharp-tongued social critics Rachel Millman and Kath Barbadero has since expanded into a collective effort featuring some of New York’s best underground comedians doing deep dives on specific athletes or moments in pro-wrestling history. The show started as a way to explain the appealing aesthetics of pro-wrestling to unfamiliar outsiders but has more lately evolved into thoughtful — and always funny — explorations of pro-wrestling Obscura.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestlesplania/id1343066826
14. ‘Squared Circle Pit’
Apple Podcasts

Rob Pasbani of Metal Injection is one of the key documentarians of rock music on the Internet, and his Squared Circle Pit side project approaches wrestling the same anti-authoritarian ethos — and with smart winks toward queer culture here and there, too. Pasbani has a chill and breezy interview style and is pretty good at getting the gossip out of top-level stars without having to twist their legs. He also always is sure to ask about music tastes, a fun hole to go down despite so many wrestlers’ penchant for butt rock.

Listen Now
https://metalinjection.net/category/podcasts/squaredcirclepit
13. ‘The New Day: Feel The Power’
Apple Podcasts

The jolliest trio in all of wrestling is also pretty great at podcasting. The power of positivity may have started as a heel gimmick, but it has since transformed into a real-life motto, as Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods cheerfully meander through a plethora of pop-culture topics including their own triumphant careers. All three members of the group are also not-so-secret video game nerds, so there’s plenty of obscure references to get the otaku popping.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-day-feel-the-power/id1488342885
12. ‘Not Your Demographic’
Apple Podcasts

Stella Cheeks and Erin Cline are presenting wrestling content from a distinctly feminist position, specifically flaunting how they’re not often catered to by mainstream wrestling products. Episodes feature smart (but not humorless) criticisms of WWE and AEW alongside some occasionally raunchy fanfiction and fantasy booking. The conversation sometimes veers towards the literary, which is a welcome changeup from the podcasts more lowbrow pleasures.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-your-demographic/id1048225578
11. ‘Kickin Ass with Jesse and Andy’
Apple Podcasts

Now better known as AEW’s Butcher and Blade, Andy Williams (who also happens to be a member of the legendary punk band Every Time I Die) and Jesse Guilmette amble their way through hyper-masculine topics including horror movies, 80s action tropes, MMA, and of course pro-wrestling. But despite their proclivity for machismo, there’s a lighthearted sweetness to their dialogue — even when they occasionally veer into more libidinous territory in their “Tug Time” segment.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kickin-ass-with-jesse-and-andy/id1277089689
10. ‘Attitude Era’ Podcast
Apple Podcasts

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the Attitude Era. Kefin Mahon, Adam Bibilo and Billy Keable traverse through some of the sleaziest and most lascivious bits of WWF’s torrid history in their systematic appraisal of events from between the late 90’s and early ’00s. There’s obviously a huge nostalgia factor at play here — this was when wrestling was at the height of its cultural ubiquity, at least for a certain generation. Have our rose-tinted glasses caused us to forget how rotten that epoch truly was — or does it actually hold up?

Listen Now
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-attitude-era-podcast/id629984240
9. ‘Off The Hop Rope’
Apple Podcasts

Nick Stapp (FKA CPA), Mark Sterling, and Troy Nelson are three indie wrestling personalities in the Northeast who also happen to share a passion for craft beer. Each week, the trio pairs a new brew with a wrestling match and then explain the aesthetic reasoning behind their selection. It’s the delightfully lowbrow equivalent of pairing wine with gourmet cooking. They “break down the hops and pops” every Thursday.

Listen Now
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-off-the-hop-rope-podcast/id1398667202
8. ‘Jimmy Jacobs Doesn’t Know’
Apple Podcasts

The Zombie Princess Jimmy Jacobs, a former WWE writer, and an esteemed wrestler in his own right gets philosophical with weekly guests from the indie scenes and TV wrestling circuits. There is, of course, chatter about wrestling — but topics tend to range from big meaning-of-life questions to favorite fast foods. Jacobs is pretty good at leading conversations into unexpected territories, meaning you’ll get plenty of unexpected fun facts from the biggest stars and up-and-comers in the business.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jimmy-jacobs-doesnt-know/id1460534878
7. ‘Wrestling Observer Radio’
Apple Podcasts

It’s not really enough to describe Dave Meltzer as the world’s most respected wrestling critic — in fact, there isn’t really a parallel to Meltzer’s criticism in any other sport or artistic medium. His wrestling reviews and critiques have become the industry standard by which all wrestling is judged, despite his increasingly out-of-touch worldview. After a lifetime of investigative reporting and insider analysis (long before kayfabe was considered dead and buried), his bizarrely accurate memory of wrestling minutiae is now completely unparalleled. Along with his younger yet even more curmudgeonly co-host, Bryan Alvarez, Metlzer reports the news, behind-the-scenes gossip, and offers his well-informed opinions.

Listen Now
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestling-observer-figure-four-online/id77719377
6. ‘All Elite: Unrestricted’
Apple Podcast

All Elite Wrestling is still finding its footing, but one thing they’ve been expertly pursuing since before they even became an officially recognized brand was creating semi-kayfabe content and storylines. This pursuit started with the Being The Elite YouTube show and has since extended into their recently-launched podcast, “All Elite: Unrestricted.” In it, universally adored referee Aubrey Edwards and commentator Tony Schiavone interview AEW’s rising stars, executives, and athletes with a sincere frankness and openness that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. To the surprise of no one who actually watches AEW, the breakout star is the aforementioned Aubrey Edwards, who is perhaps the most charming person currently working in all of wrestling.

Listen Now
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aew-unrestricted/id1499587701
5. ‘Busted Open’
Apple Podcasts

Radio personality Dave LaGreca has amassed an impressive cast of rotating co-hosts including WCW legend Tommy Dreamer and Hall of Famers Bully Ray and Mark Henry for the “Busted Open” podcast. Currently running on Sirius XM, the gang discusses not only WWE but also the goings-on of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and more. Although the viewpoint is distinctly from an older generation, it’s nice to hear experienced vets offering mostly unbiased opinions from a technical perspective.

Listen Now
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/busted-open/id1463861548
4. ‘The Art of Wrestling With Colt Cabana’
Apple Podcasts

Colt Cabana has been the voice of independent wrestling for years, forging his own path without any official company alignments and making endless friends around the world on his journey. In his sometimes personal, sometimes silly podcast he features brief daily interviews with whoever he runs across during his travels. The warm-hearted banter is always affectionate and gives great insight into the behind-the-scenes of the business while also elaborating on the artistic merits of wrestling as a storytelling medium.

Listen Now
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/art-of-wrestling/id385017460
3. ‘The Steve Austin Show’
Apple Podcasts

One of wrestling’s enduring cultural icons, Stone Cold Steve Austin remains as charismatic as ever on his radio program, with multiple episodes dropping each week. Austin brings veteran experience and genuine enthusiasm for the new generation to each interview — he’s shockingly open-minded about newer trends in the business and emerging stars with gimmicks that wouldn’t have flown when he was the scene’s biggest star. It’s fun to listen as younger talents gush over his influential career, a favor he often returns by effusively praising the ingenuity of the up-and-coming legendary children.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-steve-austin-show/id630200082
2. ‘We The Indie’
Apple Podcasts

David Starr hasn’t exactly endeared himself to many people in the business by sticking firmly to his leftist political stances but his public and passionate analysis of labor rights in the wrestling industry have also made him an important figure on the scene. As part of his We The Independent collective bargaining project, this podcast features interviews with the independent scene’s biggest stars about a variety of progressive topics including diversity, health care, and fair compensation. Wrestler Sugar Dunkerton is also regularly featured as an interviewer, lightening the mood but staying on-topic.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/we-the-independent/id1470219059
1. ‘Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling’
Apple Podcasts

Radio shows hosted by fans tend to devolve into complaint-heavy rants, but Marty DeRosa and Sarah Shockey — a comedic duo and real-life couple from Chicago — keep their buddies abreast of each week in wrestling news without the dour cynicism one often expects from podcasters. Joined by a rotating cast of eccentric imaginary friends and their two noisy cats, Marty and Sarah are both acerbically witty and eternally joyful — a rare beacon of positivity in a subculture that veers too quickly towards pessimism.

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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marty-sarah-love-wrestling/id1134012081
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Style What To Buy

Here Are Our Favorite Pieces from Samuel Ross’ Latest Oakley Collection

You may have heard the name Samuel Ross before, the former protegé to Virgil Abloh, was the mind behind brand, A-Cold-Wall*. Ross was also named one of Forbes 30 under 30. The young designer has accomplished a lot in a short time, including collaborations with Nike and Diesel last year. Those collabs were dope, but since Ross began collaborating with Oakley, these collections feel like more of an “if you know you know” vibe that makes it that much more epic.

Now, in its third season, Samuel Ross’ collection with Oakley has continued to push tech and style to the forefront. With minimalistic branding, reflective taping and waterproofing materials it holds true to the utility performance look that you can always expect from Ross.

1. Season 3: Bucket Nylon Hat With Drawcord
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2. Season 3: Wind Jacket 2.0 OSR
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3. Season 2: Skydiver Field Jacket
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4. Season 2: Sprayed Painted Hat
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5. Season 3: Puffer Vest OSR
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6. Season 3: Tech Pants OSR
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7. Season 3: Patch Short Sleeve Tee OSR
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8. Season 1: Grey Splatter Socks OSR
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9. Season 3: Logo Socks OSR
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10. Season 3: Duffle OSR
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Culture Music

Lil Keed Talks ‘Trapped On Cleveland 3,’ Gaming and “Snake” Going Viral

This week on our podcast Monday to Monday, host Mike Boyd chats with Atlanta rapper Lil Keed. The interview was conducted over Facetime and is short and sweet. They discuss Keed’s upcoming Trapped On Cleveland 3 project, which video games he’s playing during quarantine, how quarantine has been affecting him as a parent and his latest TikTok challenge.

Lil Keed first addresses his upcoming album, which he is both immensely excited for and deeply proud of. On the process of putting together the album, “I wanted to tell a story through each song,” he says. The album is set to be 20 tracks, and Keed plans to include an older song as a bonus track. He tells Boyd that he wanted to include an older song to demonstrate how he has grown as an artist. “It gonna tell you like, where I came from, how everything started, to where I’m at now,” he says. 

Boyd goes on to ask Lil Keed what video games he’s been playing during the quarantine. “I’m playing Madden and Call of Duty,” he says. Apparently, Lil Gotit (Keed’s brother and fellow Atlanta rap superstar) is a master of UFC. Speaking of his brother’s immaculate video game performance, Keed says: “He undefeated, I ain’t seen nobody beat him yet.”

Keed’s been spending a lot of time with his daughter recently under quarantine but notes that that isn’t new for him. “I always spent time with my daughter. Doesn’t matter what I do. Like when I’m outta town, I make sure I get back, make sure I spend time with her. I always did that,” he says. You can really hear in his voice how much he loves and values his relationship with his daughter. “I love spending time with my daughter, you feel me, because it’s the best feeling ever, being a father,” he says.

They close the interview discussing Keed’s recent explosion on TikTok. His song, “Snake” was the soundtrack to a viral trend on the app. Keed posted his own contribution to the trend (he joined the app off of Gary V’s advice) and had a pretty funny experience after making alterations to the dance. “Everybody was coming in like, ‘you not doing the challenge right.’ That’s the point! I don’t gotta do the challenge like everybody else. That’s the point of the video. It’s my song!” he says, before laughing. 

If you loved this episode and want to hear Boyd chop it up with more rappers, producers and managers, make sure to check out last week’s episode of Monday to Monday when he sat down with producer A Lau. 

Lil Keed Quarantine Facetime
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Culture News

Go ‘Down the Hatch’ with Barry Flavors and Vintage Candy

It’s Flavors Friday, and that means Barry’s back with another Work From Home edition of Down the Hatch. In this episode, the king of flavor takes on a series of vintage candies. Some of the options on the tasting table are deep cuts, while others have managed to stay relevant for years. From bubble gum to candy cigarettes, there’s a lot to taste this week and, of course, a lot to make jokes about.

Just like last week, all of this episode’s tastables are available on Amazon, so go ahead and have a little Down the Hatch of your own. Mr. Flavors opens the episode with a pretty peculiar candy, Boston Baked Beans. The little morsels are billed as candy-coated peanuts, and have a striking resemblance to real baked beans. He follows the BBBs with a candy called, Cry Baby Tears, which he refers to as, “warheads before warheads were warheads.” Essentially, they’re a sour candy.

Sugar Babies and a Sugar Daddy are up next on the table. The babies are like little caramel jelly beans, while the Daddy is a caramel pop. They both provide a sweet flavor explosion before moving onto one of the blander candies, candy cigarettes. “It has literally no taste,” Barry says. He follows up with another weird option, Nik L Nip Wax Bottles Candy Drinks. He bites off the top and sends the potent little drink down the hatch.

Barry gets to close the episode with a fan favorite to this day, Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape. He has a few gross old bubblegum habits (like returning the full chewed tape to its case), but everyone knows bubble tape rules.


If you loved this episode and want to see Barry try more tasty treats, make sure to check out last week’s episode, when he took on a myriad of dips.

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Gaming Streaming

How to Start Making Money on Twitch

The rise of video game live streaming has been fascinating to watch.

Gamers from all walks of life have flocked to Twitch in hopes of gaining a growing audience who’s down to watch them play the most popular (and super-niche) titles. It seems like a brand new streamer puts up his or her channel on a daily basis with the prime goal of accumulating profit from their hours-long gameplay sessions. 

If you’re one of those individuals who have dreams of becoming the next Dr. DisRespect or Pokimane, then this how-to guide should help kickstart your future Twitch career.

What is Twitch?

Twitch is undoubtedly the largest video live streaming service on the market today. Its focus lies primarily on video game live streaming. At first, Twitch was merely a spin-off of another general interest live streaming platform known as Justin.tv. Since its birth in 2011, Twitch has morphed into a juggernaut service within the gaming/live streaming industry. 

In addition to gaming live streams, musical performances rebroadcasts of classic TV shows and other types of creative content have fleshed out Twitch’s entertainment offerings. Currently, Twitch is home to more than three-million+ content creators and 15-million+ average daily visitors, plus it employs tens of thousands of creators who are a part of the Twitch Partner Program. Twitch continues to expand its viewer base as it livestreams major gaming tournaments, official events put on by video game developers/publishers, award shows, and annual gaming/geek expos.

Getting Set Up on Twitch
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Getting your Twitch channel off the ground requires the proper hardware, of course. So first things first, make sure you have a computer that has the following specifications (which comes as a trustworthy set of recommendations from Twitch, by the way).

Here’s what you need:

  • An Intel Core i5-4670 or an AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) processing unit with equivalent ability, 8GB of RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium or later, and a graphics card running DirectX10 or above.
  • And most importantly, you’ll need to rely on a stable Internet connection with decent upload speeds (somewhere in the realm of 3 Mbps is the minimum upload speed you should judge your connection by).
You Need a Good Webcam and a Nice Set of Headphones
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Some of the best webcam options that come to mind are Logitech’s C920 HD Pro, C922 Pro Stream and BRIO models. Microsoft’s LifeCam Cinema is also a viable option.

Now when it comes to high-quality headsets, these five options are worth a look–the ASTRO A50, Sennheiser Game ONE, SteelSeries Arctis 7, HyperX Cloud Alpha and Logitech G430. A comfy gaming chair is a nifty piece of gear you should add to your newfound live streaming arrangement, too.

Get Yourself an Elgato Stream Deck
Elegato

This customizable control pad is practically tailor-made for the live streaming experience. It’s capable of sending out tweets that promote your channel, tinkering around with your audio options, triggering chat commands, and performing a bevy of other inputs that are usually done via the alt-tab button combination. Over on the streaming software side of things, broadcasting apps such as OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, NVIDIA Shadowplay and XSplit Broadcaster are some of the better options to consider.

Ways You Can Monetize on Twitch

There is a myriad of ways in which you can make a living off of Twitch. Becoming a Twitch Affiliate is one of the best paths towards game streaming monetization.

To get a personal invitation from Twitch that welcomes you into the Affiliate program, you have to complete the following achievements–stream for at least eight hours in the last 30 days, stream on at least seven different days with unique broadcasts for the last 30 days, bring in an average of three or more concurrent viewers over the previous 30 days and reach 50 followers. Once you become an official member of the Twitch Affiliate program, you’ll gain the opportunity to earn money via subscriptions, Bits and the revenue gained from the sale of games and in-game items via Twitch.

Signing up to a separate affiliate network that sells products that cater to gamers is also a viable option. For example, aligning oneself with Amazon’s affiliate program (a company that owns Twitch, by the way) is a typical move to make in this regard. As a streamer, you can use your channel for marketing Amazon products within a widget on your page. Viewers who click on that widget will then be redirected to an Amazon sales page. If they purchase that page, you’ll receive a percentage of the sales revenue earned from that sale.

If you happen to amass a massive following throughout your Twitch live streaming career, celebrating your fanbase by offering them merchandise based on your brand is worth doing. Setting up an online storefront that features clothing and other fun trinkets that market your channel is another potential moneymaker.

Having a loyal fanbase also means they’ll be more willing to support your live streaming efforts via donations. By setting up a direct payment link via PayPal, for instance, you can give fans a way to support you financially and even help you reach a clearly stated donation goal during your streams. Collecting payments via a service such as Patreon is also a viable option – placing your Patreon profile link onto your Twitch page is the best way to go in that regard.

Nabbing a sponsorship from a noteworthy company can also be incredibly beneficial for popular streamers. If a brand chooses to sponsor you, then they are confident in their product’s affinity with your loyal audience and are willing to pay you to promote said product. That product can even be something not even related to gaming (such as a food delivery service, for example). Getting a sponsorship deal is the mark of a truly successful Twitch streamer whose reach goes far and wide when it comes to loyal followers/viewers.

Successful Twitch Streamers

Becoming a moneymaking Twitch streamer is a tall task, but several streamers have done it already. If you aspire to be one of those Twitch personalities whose live stream views reach into the thousands, then these five individuals should definitely be on your radar.

Dr. DisRespect

Dr. DisRespect is a Twitch streaming staple that has garnered millions of subscribers and viewers since arriving on the platform. His over-the-top character is regularly put on display through his signature getup that consists of a black mullet wig, a pair of sunglasses, a long-sleeve athletic shirt and a tactical vest. His streams cater to games that are all about looting and shooting, such as Apex Legends, Escape from Tarkov, and Call of Duty.

Maximilian Dood

Maximilian Dood’s passion for fighting games is unparalleled. His massive fanbase checks in to watch him go in the training lab and put his best combos to work in an offline/online setting across a bevy of new and old school fighters. When he’s not pulling off double-digit combos, he hops into beloved Capcom franchises, intense first-person shooters and brutally difficult Soulsborne titles. Once the weekend rolls around, Max usually links up with his YoVideogames crew for some multiplayer mayhem.

Avoiding the Puddle

Avoiding the Puddle (who doesn’t look like Hagrid, by the way) is a streamer that plays a huge variety of games. His viewers have become accustomed to his dry wit, unmistakable beard and, let’s say, unique outlook on life. When he’s not commentating over Tekken 7 tournament matches, he can be seen playing anything and everything that tests his gaming mettle. Avoiding the Puddle’s best streams have come via titles such as Cuphead, Grand Theft Auto V and classic Resident Evil games.

Pokimane

Pokimane has successfully morphed into one of Twitch’s most popular streamers. Her biggest year to date was 2017, where she ended up gaining 450,000 followers and even earned a Shorty Award for Best Twitch Streamer of the year. Her warm and gleeful personality has made her a fan favorite for many. When streaming, Pokimane spends her time with the biggest games on the market and also participates in Just Chatting and Twitch Songs sessions from time to time. She can usually be seen playing League of Legends, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Apex Legends among others.

Amouranth

Amouranth is another streamer that has pulled in millions of followers and views for her live streams. She prides herself on her art and cosplay, which fans have come to appreciate as a part of her brand. Like Pokimane, Amouranth also loves to switch things up by offering her viewers light-hearted Just Chatting and Twitch Songs live streams. She’s most known for her fitness and ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) broadcasts. On the gaming side of things, she enjoys entertaining her fans with a few hours of fun Just Dance sessions.

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Culture Movies/TV

The 13 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix

Put on your detective hat and follow the trails of American and international law enforcement officials with some of the best crime documentaries available now on Netflix. With bizarre plot twists and unbelievable storylines, most of these films are going to take up more mind space than just the hours you will spend watching them. This can turn into a time-consuming addition. You’ve been warned.

‘Casting JonBenet’

A murder that shook the nation to its core—young JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her home. The parents of the 6-year-old beauty pageant winner were prime suspects who were then freed, but the case remains open and unsolved as to who committed the crime. The documentary itself looks less at a timeline of events and more at the aftermath—the response of others who know of the story through its coverage in the media and are now participating in the casting call for a fictional film chronicling her short-lived life and cause of death.

‘I Am a Killer

Ever wonder what crimes death row inmates would have to be committed convicted of capital murder? Hear it straight from the source through previously unseen footage and behind the scenes access to prisons. Listen to firsthand accounts from killers themselves on why and how they killed and their thoughts on their actions as they await their end. Season two of the documentary was released in January and includes female murderers as well. As chilling as the details are, there is no way you can resist watching the murderers share their perspective on what happened and how.

‘The Staircase’

Another 911 call and another emergency. Only this time it’s a novelist, Michael Peterson, who is convicted in the murder of his own wife when the medical examiner in the investigation believes it was death by weapon and not a fall down the stairs. Add to that the fact that this same scenario played out with another woman a few years ago and involved Peterson then too. There are plot twists galore—Peterson’s bisexuality, false information provided by a blood analyst, exhuming a body for evidence and more. A courtroom drama you cannot look away from.

‘Making a Murderer’

Yes, two parts are what you will have to watch to understand the worldwide phenomenon that is the Steven Avery case. Falsely imprisoned for two decades for a crime he did not commit and then freed, Avery again found himself behind bars for murder. Both he and his nephew Brendan Dassey (as an accomplice) were tried and convicted of the crime though they maintain innocence. The two-part series chronicles the lives of the families through the turmoil, the aftermath of the verdict, and the appeals that followed in a case where there appears to be evidence tampering, coercion, and much more.

‘Wormwood’

Wormwood is a docudrama based on the life of a scientist and CIA employee who died while away on a work assignment. Originally ruled a suicide, his death was later reported to be a top-secret experiment in a government biological warfare program. His son begins an investigation into the mysterious circumstances behind his death and the show chronicles the discovery of information in a timeline that alternates between factual interview and fictional re-enactments. If you enjoy thrillers that explore the inner workings of government organizations, this might be right up your alley.

‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

A thrilling look into the mind of a serial killer that murdered more than 30 women before he was caught in the late ‘70s. He was executed almost a decade later but audio recordings from his time in death row fused with archival footage of his case and news reports from the time provide an in-depth look into his twisted mind. More than 100 hours of interviews helped put together this documentary where you can hear the killer talk about his motives and also hear from surviving victims about their harrowing experiences. He eventually confessed days before his execution.

‘Strong Island’

A true-crime documentary, it covers the murder of the filmmaker’s own brother in 1992. What the family of the young African American teacher killed by a younger white shop mechanic undergoes forms the crux of the film with close-up shots of members of the family recollecting how an all-white jury did not find the killer guilty. This is a close look at racism in America from the very personal viewpoint of director Yance Ford, addressing not just what happened but also why and how, and earning a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2018. 

‘Wild Wild Country’

What happens when a famed guru from India descends upon an American city in the early ‘80s and creates a community for conscious living with his followers, only to unsettle the residents of Antelope, Oregon? The binge-worthy documentary follows the rise and fall of the Osho cult that ended up with a scandal at the national level, including guns, a bio-terror attack, and a few other threats to boot. The series looks at archival footage, first-person interviews of members from the group and digs deep into what exactly was going on behind closed doors.

‘The Keepers’

The haunting story of Sister Catherine Cesnik, whose disappearance in late 1969 in Baltimore ended with her body being found two months later, but the case remains unsolved to this day, and her killer remains unknown. The riveting investigation shows interviews with friends, investigators, journalists and others who try to piece together what might have been an attempt to cover sexual misconduct within the church. While her death continues to be a mystery, the manner in which the documentary tries to present a timeline leading to her untimely end is haunting and will have you glued to the TV.

‘Amanda Knox’

This one’s different in that the subject of the documentary is alive and thriving. The case of Amanda Knox made headlines more than a decade ago when she spent four years in an Italian prison charged with the death of her roommate and fellow exchange student. The media flurry to the little town of Perugia was unprecedented. Eventually acquitted, and now working as a writer and journalist, she speaks of her experience in this film, accompanied by interviews with her then-boyfriend, the Italian prosecutor on the case, and others close to the incident.

‘Evil Genius’

An eerie tale from the small town of Erie, PA. A bank heist gone wrong with multiple twists leading law enforcement officials on a scavenger hunt of sorts, this true-crime resulted in the death of a pizza delivery man forced to rob a bank, threatened by a collar bomb to his neck. He eventually dies when the bomb explodes but the investigation leads to multiple suspects, the prime being Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, who died in prison of natural causes in 2017. Get ready for a plot twist on every episode of the series.

‘Abducted in Plain Sight’

What happens when your trusted next-door neighbor kidnaps your child from right under your nose? Not once, but twice! This is that documentary—every parent’s worst nightmare come true. A saga of strategic manipulation and deceit, where even the parents of the child had their own sexual connection with the very kidnapper that abducted and molested their 12-year-old daughter. The story of Jan Broberg made headlines back then and this documentary, in which she recounts her experience, also stirred the media when it was released. A cautionary tale on trust and relationships for families everywhere.

‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’

The story of a 16-year-old African American who was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack, then spent three years in the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. Kalief Browder’s life shows how the criminal justice system failed and robbed a young man of his youth, with two of the three years in jail spent in solitary confinement as he awaited trial. Though charges were eventually dropped, he committed suicide after his release as a result of the trauma and negative experiences from his time in jail. The six-part documentary is the most comprehensive look into the tragedy.