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Football season's over, but the NBA is in full swing. So, we're sharing a classic Sports, Sports, Sports episode. 

In Episode # 106:  Is That You, KD?, PJ and Alex help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro.

Listen to Episode #106: Is That You, KD?

Anna says: "Today I want to recommend this thing called the Nanopresso. It’s this tiny little contraption that uses pressure from a hand pump to make pretty decent espresso. It’s marketed to outdoorsy people because you can just throw it in your pack with some coffee grounds and you’re good to go, but I also think it’s perfect for people who want to make espresso but also have tiny Brooklyn kitchens. I use mine nearly every day!"

Phia recommends Eighth Grade. She says: "I just watched this movie on Amazon Video and immediately asked everyone on staff if they'd already recommended it in the newsletter. They hadn't. What's wrong with everyone? The movie is about a girl in her last weeks of 8th grade. It's very, very good and tremendously uncomfortable. It made me viscerally remember the experience of being in middle school. Like wow! It brought back all these feelings that I still knew, but didn’t truly remember. My partner compared it to a horror movie. I think that's fair."

Erin Kelly, Gimlet Executive Assistant, says: "Sex and the City ran from 1998 to 2004. The Sopranos ran from 1999 to 2007. One focused on bustling single life in Manhattan. The other focused on tumultuous 'family' life in New Jersey. Both shows were HBO originals and somehow these worlds never collided???? Luckily, that oversight has been corrected. This crossover script reads as a episode where Sex and the City and The Sopranos' characters just happen to meet each other. The dialogue is a chef's kiss, the girls forget about Miranda, and Paulie and Christopher are undermining one another...It's all I could have hoped for."
If you're looking for some excellent horror movies, associate producer Axe Gibson of Gimlet Creative has some recommendations: "Raw is a surprisingly poignant coming-of-age story told through cannibalism. The Descent is a masterclass in suspenseful cinematography, and a very true-to-life group dynamic that goes very, very wrong. Lastly, Tag (in Japanese) is a really twisty and cool satire on the way horror films treat women."
Christina Djossa says: "I highly recommend writer and consultant Brette Warshaw's newsletter What's the Difference? where she explains the difference between things that get confused for one another. One week, she'll describe the difference between cremini, button, and portobello mushrooms (they're the same!). Then, she'll delve into differences between cement and concrete. You'd be surprised how much you don't know. So, if you're an eternally curious person who also gets confused, this newsletter is for you."
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