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We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Bernhard Guenther and Laura Matsue explore various topics relating to spirituality, psychology, esotericism, self-work, embodiment, relationships, the occult and hyperdimensional realties as well as current events in light of the evolution of consciousness and the process of awakening in order to transcend the Matrix.
 
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For this week's episode, I am joined by Josh Parham, Lauren LaMagna, Dan Bayer & Tom O'Brien. Today, we're discussing the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, the recent box office results for new releases, the trailers for "No Sudden Move," "The Eyes Of Tammy Faye" and "Tick, Tick...Boom!" We also go over the polls, answer your fan-submitted questions, and…
 
This week, Amanda Spears, Michael Schwartz, Casey Lee Clark, Dan Bayer & Zach Gilbert are joining me for our main podcast review, "In The Heights," starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace & Melissa Barrera. Adapted from Lin Manuel-Miranda's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit by "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu, this movie musical is…
 
Zack and Jenn talk about the horrifying discovery of the remains of 215 children at a so-called “residential school” in Canada. They talk about the history of these schools, which were a centerpiece of Canada’s long-running effort to wipe out Indigenous culture and identity, and how the discovery of the children’s bodies is forcing a political reck…
 
"Censor" had its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received positive reviews for its re-creation of the "Video Nasties" aesthetic and BAFTA-nominated actress Niamh Algar's ("The Shadow Of Violence") leading performance. Niamh was kind enough to spend a few minutes talking to us about her experience making the …
 
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has floated “an amicable divorce option” for public consultation. Couples can jointly file for a dissolution of marriage without assigning blame. But how does a no-fault divorce work? How different is this from how Family Justice Courts treat uncontested cases? And will it mean divorce becomes an easy o…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL EPISODE. Please check out the full episode on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture The Next Best Series Podcast is back this month to discuss the endings of shows such as "Mare Of Easttown," "Pose," the beginnings of television shows such as "Loki," and specials su…
 
For this week's episode, I am joined by Josh Parham & guest Alex Billington. Today, we're discussing the lineup for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and the trailer for Lisa Joy's directorial debut "Reminiscence." We also go over the polls, answer your fan-submitted questions, and a lot more! Be sure to listen and subscribe down below! Enjoy! Check ou…
 
This week, Sara Clements, Josh Parham, Ema Sasic & Cody Dericks are joining me for our main podcast review, "The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It," starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. With franchise helmer James Wan out of the director's chair and Michael Chaves ("The Curse Of La Llorona") stepping in, how does this third film in story of th…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the political earthquake happening in Israel that could soon see longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ousted from power by a shaky coalition of far-right, centrist, leftist, and Islamist parties. They explain how this unlikely coalition came together, why it could easily fall apart, and what the possible end of th…
 
Since COVID-19 hit, the people who fed a nation for decades have seen their fortunes tumble. In a world dominated with food apps, online delivery and cashless payment, going digital should be the norm but is no silver bullet. What's stopping hawkers? What's their future in a pandemic world? And will younger Singaporeans be discouraged from taking u…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL EPISODE. Please check out the full episode on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture As the world anticipates the cinematic adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights," the Next Best Theater team takes a deep dive into the Tony-winning musical that inspired t…
 
This week, Josh Parham, Dan Bayer & Danilo Castro joined me for our second podcast review. Today, we're reviewing the sequel to 2018's "A Quiet Place," appropriately titled "A Quiet Place Part II." John Krasinski returns as the director, as does the original cast with the additions of Cillian Murphy and Djimon Honsou but does the continuing story o…
 
Craig Gillespie already had a stellar filmography, but everything changed when he made "I, Tonya" in 2017. It caught the eyes of Disney executives who brought him on for his biggest project yet, a live-action origin story of one of Disney's most notorious villains in "Cruella." Craig was kind enough to spend some time talking about how he came on b…
 
For this week's episode, I am joined by Josh Parham, Dan Bayer & Tom O'Brien. Today, we discuss the the Academy's announcement of the date and eligibility rules for the 94th Academy Awards. We also talk about a lot of new trailers including "Eternals," "Last Night In Soho," "Old" and "Jungle Cruise," go over the polls, answer your fan-submitted que…
 
For our main podcast review this week, I am joined by Josh Parham, Daniel Howat & guest Amanda Guaraggi. Today, we discuss the latest Disney-live action film that takes one of their most infamous characters and gives us a backstory explaining how they came to be as we know them today. In this case, it's one of their greatest villains of all time, C…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex explain why WWE wrestling superstar John Cena issued an apology to China this week over a comment he made about Taiwan while promoting his new Fast & Furious 9 movie — and what it says about China’s increasing efforts to use its economic might to censor statements it doesn’t like from American celebrities and companies. In the …
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture Our 2013 retrospective is continuing with our final podcast this month, and it's a big one! Whenever there's a discussion about a Martin Scorsese-directed film, it's a big deal, and hi…
 
During the circuit breaker last year, calls to mental healthcare hotlines shot up - Singaporeans were stressed, anxious, lonely and struggling. Who are the people on the other end of the line who answer these anguished calls for help? How do they manage burnout and the burden of caring for those who call? Lin Suling speaks to Porsche Poh, Executive…
 
In this episode, Laura and Bernhard explore the process of awakening and discuss the question “does everyone have the potential to wake up?”. They talk about what awakening implies, the different stages of it, the necessity of de-conditioning from official culture and the status quo, and more.By Bernhard Guenther & Laura Matsue
 
For this week's newest episode, I am joined by Casey Lee Clark, Josh Parham, Dan Bayer & Cody Dericks. Today, we discuss the arrival of the 2021 summer movie season, the trailer for "Dear Evan Hansen," and various bits of news that occurred this week. We also go over the polls, answer your fan-submitted questions, and a lot more! Be sure to listen …
 
For our main podcast review this week, I am joined by Josh Parham & Will Mavity. Today, we are discussing the latest film from Zack Snyder, "Army Of The Dead" starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Tig Notaro & Raúl Castillo. The film is streaming on Netflix and marks as a return to the zombie genre for Snyder. Part heist…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex take a look at how, after more than a week of fighting, the war between Israel and Hamas is already reshaping the contours of the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict — deepening entrenched political realities, shaking up alliances, and reframing how the various players view their roles in the fight and the prospect of finding …
 
Making its premiere at Sundance over a year ago, "The Killing Of Two Lovers" is one of those independent discoveries that makes you excited to see what everyone involved will be doing next. That's because so many elements are well-thought-out and pronounced within the film to tell a story that feels familiar but is being presented in ways unlike we…
 
For decades, the news industry had a watertight business model until the Internet and social media swept advertising and other revenue streams away. How can news organisations keep afloat and fulfill their mission of providing credible and timely journalism? Lin Suling finds out from Elmie Nekmat, Associate Professor, and Natalie Pang, Senior Lectu…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL EPISODE. Please check out the full episode on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture After taking a month off to focus on the Oscars, the Next Best Series Podcast is back to discuss the busiest time of the year when it comes to elite television programming. We talk a…
 
For our second podcast review this week, I am joined by Sara Clements, Josh Parham & Zach Gilbert. Today, we're reviewing the newest film from Taylor Sheridan titled "Those Who Wish Me Dead." Starring action star Angelina Jolie, the film is an entertaining action-thriller set in the Montana mountains with a brutal neo-western vibe that has reminded…
 
For this week's newest episode, I am joined by Bianca Garner, Josh Parham, Lauren LaMagna, Tom O'Brien & Will Mavity. Last week we discussed the potential fate of the Golden Globes, and soon after the episode went up, we got confirmation that NBC would not be airing the awards season show for 2022. We give our reactions to the big news, go over the…
 
For our main podcast review this week, I am joined by Nicole Ackman, Dan Bayer, Lauren LaMagna, Ryan C. Showers & Cody Dericks. The six of us are discussing a film we've all been wanting to see for a very long time. After production troubles and delays due to the pandemic, Joe Wright's latest film "The Woman In The Window" is finally available to s…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture Last week we kicked off our 2013 retrospective, and now, we are continuing it with another Best Picture nominee from that year. "Philomena" was a massive indie box-office success, nabb…
 
First it was the rise of ride-hailing. Then came COVID-19, wiping out tourists and reducing passenger numbers. How have taxi drivers survived the onslaught of change and continued to put food on the table for their families? Lin Suling speaks to Watson Wong and Sivalingam Subramaniam about common complaints, frustrations and being forced to adapt. …
 
Gia Coppola made her feature filmmaking debut in 2013 with "Palo Alto," which was well-received upon release. She then took some time to work on a few music videos and is now back with her second feature film, "Mainstream," starring Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolf & Jason Schwartzmann. The film had its premiere at the Venice International Fil…
 
Happy Mothers Day! Josh Parham and I are back this week to talk about the ongoing problems within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, what it means for the Golden Globe Awards, and if anything can be done to save them at this point. We also give our reactions to the trailer for Paul Verhoven's upcoming film "Benedetta," go over the polls, answ…
 
For our main podcast review this week, I am joined by Daniel Howat and guest Aaron White from Feelin' Film. Today, we're reviewing the latest pairing between director Guy Ritchie ("The Gentlemen") and Jason Statham ("The Meg") in "Wrath Of Man." Taking a departure from the hyperkinetic action style and cheese action one-liners, this is the duo's mo…
 
On a special bonus Worldly, Zack interviews Rep. Ro Khanna — the vice-chair of the House’s India Caucus — on the covid crisis in that country. They talk about how things got so bad in India and what it says about the state of India’s political institutions and democracy. Then they talk about the US response, where Rep. Khanna gives an inside view o…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the political implications of the ongoing Covid-19 catastrophe in India, where cases are skyrocketing, overwhelming the country’s health care system. They look at how much Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is to blame for the crisis and the degree to which it’s creating political problems for Modi both at home a…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture As the Oscar season of 2020 comes to a close, we now find ourselves in our 2013 retrospective. The first film on the list we are reviewing is the Paul Greengrass-directed Best Picture …
 
Singapore is back to tighter restrictions after the biggest rise in community cases in nine months. Lin Suling talks to Duke-NUS professors David Matchar and Gavin Smith about variants on the loose, their effect on vaccines and how current restrictions stack up. They also explain why they think this pandemic will be a chronic problem for a while. S…
 
For our second podcast review this week, I am joined by the two newest members of Next Best Picture, Ema Sasic & Zach Gilbert. Today, we're reviewing the latest film on Netflix, the lively animated, action-family-comedy "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" starring Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Michael Rianda, Olivia Colman & Eric André. …
 
After having a week to sit on the winners and let the season's ending sink in, Michael Schwartz, Dan Bayer, and I are back to say goodbye to the 2020 awards season. We discuss the highs and lows, what went wrong, what went right, and what we learned to take with us into the new season. We also go over the polls, answer fan-submitted questions, and …
 
For our main podcast review this week, I am joined by Dan Bayer and guests Juan Carlos Ojano & Adriano Caporusso. We're reviewing the Michael B. Jordan starring action film "Without Remorse," also starring Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith & Guy Pearce . Co-written by Taylor Sheridan, directed by Stefano Sollima ("Sicario: Day Of The Soldado"), and ba…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex are joined by special guest Julia Belluz, Vox's senior health correspondent, to talk about how Vietnam has managed to keep its total coronavirus deaths to just 35 — yes, you read that right, 35 — in part by completely sealing its borders with one of the world’s strictest travel bans. The gang discusses what led Vietnam to take …
 
Mike Rianda's feature-length directorial debut "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" is premiering this weekend on Netflix after having a long road to release. A six year long project, the film first started at Sony with "Spider-Man: Into The Spier-Verse's" creative team and the producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller before moving to Netflix due to the CO…
 
Record prices have been set in the private residential market and HDB prices have been rising steadily over the past year. What’s behind these trends and who is driving demand? Significantly, does this point to a creeping wealth gap making HDB flats unaffordable for young first-time home buyers? Lin Suling speaks to Ismail Gafoor, CEO of PropNex an…
 
For our second podcast review this week, I am joined by Josh Parham & Dan Bayer. Today, we are reviewing the re-boot of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, appropriately titled "Mortal Kombat," which is now streaming on HBO Max. The film stars an international ensemble cast that includes Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Br…
 
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