By the Book
In pursuit of a cure for 21st-century ennui, we have all become seekers, diligently investigating KonMari and paleo in hopes of dulling our anxiety about the inevitability of human mortality (fun!). In this charming Panoply show, a success story from the network's pilot program, pals Jolenta Greenberg (comedian, winner of The Moth's StorySLAM) and Kristen Meinzer (of WNYC's Movie Date) vow to live, fortnightly, by the philosophy of one self-help book. Then they record and report on the experience, whether it's the fatalistic power of The Secret or the leek-soup agony of French Women Don't Get Fat. While the premise is light-hearted, the results are actually pretty deep. Self-help books, after all, trade in our most sensitive and keenly-felt insecurities, and our intrepid hosts aren't afraid to reveal their own personal foibles. Season 1 just wrapped, so plenty of episodes are available now.
Gateway episodes: The Secret (23 Mar 2017) / The Memory Book (6 Jul 2017) / Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (17 Aug 2017)
Released: Weekly when in season