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You Can’t Make This Up

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Rank #173 in TV & Film category

Society & Culture
TV & Film
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Dig into the real stories behind Netflix Original true crime stories– how our filmmakers got access, what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of its subjects. Keep the conversation going on Twitter @CantMakeThisUp, or find us on Facebook at You Cant Make This Up Netflix.

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Dig into the real stories behind Netflix Original true crime stories– how our filmmakers got access, what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of its subjects. Keep the conversation going on Twitter @CantMakeThisUp, or find us on Facebook at You Cant Make This Up Netflix.

iTunes Ratings

329 Ratings
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Ted Buddy Tapes

By Hairmoxie - Mar 04 2019
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As a BIG fan of this podcast and someone who never takes time to TYPE OUT A REVIEW...I had to come here and say that the hostess of this particular episode is running the story into the ground with her cliche millennial phrasing and unintelligent banter that sounds like she’s reading a script to make sure she gets all of the latest PC phrasing into the story. Anyone older than you is rolling their eyes.

You will love one and hate another.

By boreddriver10 - Mar 02 2019
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It can be hit or miss depending on who is hosting the show. I loved making a murderer show, but just listened to the ted bundy one and had to turn it off. The host kept asking about his race and privilege and clearly had no insight to what a sociopath is (which is pretty wild if you are conducting a show about Ted bundy). Totally missed the boat.

iTunes Ratings

329 Ratings
Average Ratings
162
54
30
28
55

Ted Buddy Tapes

By Hairmoxie - Mar 04 2019
Read more

As a BIG fan of this podcast and someone who never takes time to TYPE OUT A REVIEW...I had to come here and say that the hostess of this particular episode is running the story into the ground with her cliche millennial phrasing and unintelligent banter that sounds like she’s reading a script to make sure she gets all of the latest PC phrasing into the story. Anyone older than you is rolling their eyes.

You will love one and hate another.

By boreddriver10 - Mar 02 2019
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It can be hit or miss depending on who is hosting the show. I loved making a murderer show, but just listened to the ted bundy one and had to turn it off. The host kept asking about his race and privilege and clearly had no insight to what a sociopath is (which is pretty wild if you are conducting a show about Ted bundy). Totally missed the boat.

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You Can’t Make This Up

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #173 in TV & Film category

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Dig into the real stories behind Netflix Original true crime stories– how our filmmakers got access, what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of its subjects. Keep the conversation going on Twitter @CantMakeThisUp, or find us on Facebook at You Cant Make This Up Netflix.

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