This week on “What We’re Streaming” we are featuring some more excellent TV shows and podcasts for you to check out. Don’t forget to let us know what you think about our choices!
1. Game Lab
“From the popular YouTube channel “”Game Theorists”” comes Game Lab, a YouTube Red exclusive show where preminent gaming YouTube personalities compete in real-life video game scenarios to see if they’re as good in real life as they are in the game, as well as seeing how close to reality video games are.
Host Matthew “”MatPat”” Patrick takes on games like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and Rocket League in a fun and entertaining exploration of the science and real-world inspirations behind the most popular games we love to play.”
2. Science Friday
“For 25 years we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. We like to say we’re brain fun, for curious people.
All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. Public Radio International (PRI) distributes our radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.”
3. Hello Internet
This is CGPGrey’s and Brady Haran’s (Numberphile) podcast. They talk about a little bit of everything including their YouTube Channels.
4. Agents of Shield
“A Marvel show originally airing on ABC, following the adventures of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team on super-heoric missions. Recent seasons have escalated the drama and added recognizable characters like Ghost Rider.
Although the first season stars out slow, it quickly picks up and has become a excellent Marvel property worth checking out.”
5. Stranger Things
Returning again, for a second week! This show is wonderfully creepy and brilliantly directed. It pays homage to wonderful movies from the 80s like E. T. and the Goonies while adding dark themes from modern horror shows and movies. Very suspenseful and engaging from episode to episode. Watch one and you’ll probably be watching the entire offering.
6. Parks and Recreation
Another week, another classic Rob Lowe show. This is a TV show about the people in the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana. Wonderfully funny and heartwarming, this “The Office”-esque droll comedy stars Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and Aziz Ansari among others in a must see comedy series for anyone who loves some silly, droll humor about the day to day of small town politics.
7. Star Trek Voyager
Maybe not the most popular Star Trek series, Voyager definitely has a place in my heart. The premise of the series centers around a crew being swept away 70,000 light years into the Delta quadrant. Their journey home includes stories of loss, betrayal, adventure, personal growth, and triumph. Battles with old enemies and new keep the crew on their toes while they try to make it home.
8. The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian and UFC fight fight announcer. He’s also one of the biggest podcasters in the world. The Joe Rogan Experience is a free form podcast that brings in guests of all walks of life. Occasionally Joe will do fight companions with friends and talk about UFC events. Joe has had comedians, politicians, astrophysists, and more on his show with many episodes breaking the 3 hour mark. If you love a conversation that may challenge the way you think, check out the Joe Rogan Experience.
9. Audrie and Daisy
New to Netflix, this documentary looks into separate, yet equally compelling stories about high school rape. Small town America is profiled in various ways through the stories of the survivors and those directly impacted by the case. What happens to students and athletes? What impact does social media play in helping or hurting? Most importantly, what lessons can be learned by exposing the truth? A fast-paced film at 95 minutes, the stories grab you and demand you pay attention.