Weiner – Political and Entertaining Documentary

A documentary following Anthony Weiner and the sexting scandals he’s now infamous for that subsequently collapsed his personal and political worlds, starting from his time in Congress through to his campaign for Mayor of New York City.

I was captivated by this film for many reasons:

(1) How anyone would want to have a documentary crew follow them around given the circumstances (he confesses later in the film that his intention was for some version of the truth to be told)

(2) His stunning and impeccably dressed wife, Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton’s right hand lady), and the way she dealt with his indiscretions

(3) His relentless drive and energy that kept him on the campaign trail despite the full on drama that was happening in every part of his life

(4) His name and wondering whether this would ever have become such a huge story and source of entertainment had he been fortunate enough to have a different surname (probably not).

It’s cringeworthy but highly entertaining.

View the trailer or watch it on iTunes.

When I Get A Minute

 

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A 15-minute weekly show hosted by Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb where they discuss culture for the chronically time poor. Described by the ABC as “an occasionally shambolic conversation about books, movies, TV shows, cooking and other cultural obsessions.” Each episode is shot around Sydney whilst they’re chatting over something delicious and they never take themselves too seriously. It’s only available to watch on ABC iView. The pair also have a podcast of a similar nature Chat 10 Looks 3.

Call Your Girlfriend Podcast

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A podcast hosted by long-distance besties in the U.S. Ann Friedman (journalist) and Aminatou Sow (digital strategist). They’re smart and witty and cover the highbrow to lowbrow in a warm and engaging way, often over a wine or two. Their latest episode (#45) was an interview with Huma Abedin who is Hillary Clinton’s right-hand lady. What I loved about this episode is that Huma has done very few interviews and this was her first podcast so I felt genuinely thrilled for them that she chose CYG. I’ve become quite fond of these girls. Learn more about the podcast or listen.

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