WTF Wormwood? At least we still have Slow Burn...
Published January 12, 2018
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    "We are not crooks." This episode we'll circle back to Slate's excellent Watergate-based series, "Slow Burn." Look what happens when those who believe in conspiracies learn those conspiracies are actual conspiracies. (And no, Toby still doesn't believe in conspiracies!) Speaking of conspiracies within conspiracies, we ponder Netflix's "Wormwood." The genre-blending documentary about a secret CIA LSD-induced suicide is only the first layer in a trippy, troubling tale from Oscar winner director Errol Morris. Points for using Hollywood actors Peter Sarsgaard and Molly Parker to dramatize the back story, but did this unconventional series deliver the goods? Then in Crime of the Week, a little bit of pot goes a long way when deciding who to arrest. Sponsors this week: Thrive Market - get $60 of FREE organic groceries, plus free shipping and a 30-day trial at Madison Reed: Visit and get 10% off plus Free Shipping on your first color kit with promo code: CRIME Casper: Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting and using CRIME at checkout Harry's razors: To get your free trial set go to
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