Sprinklez: Episode 10: Man From Reno (Netflix ); Poirot (Netflix); This American Life: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar (NPR; ThisAmericanLife.org); Smucker's Magic Shell

Episode Summary

Hey Gang! Today we have a special MYSTERY themed episode of Sprinklez! First off I share my love for the 2014 film noir mystery thriller MAN FROM RENO (Netflix); Then I talk about the terrific tv series based on Agatha Christie's stupendous Belgium detective books entitled, POIROT (Netflix, Seasons 7-3). Then I gush about one of my all-time-favorite radio shows/podcasts NPR's THIS AMERICAN LIFE (ThisAmericanLife.Org), specifically I adore the true life mystery episode (EP.#352), "THE GHOST OF BOBBY DUNBAR." Finally we are both surprised by the mystery themed Tasty-Treat-Sensation!

Episode Notes

Howdy Gang! This is a MYSTERY themed episode of Sprinklez!

Today I share some of my favorite mysteries that you can watch/listen to on streaming platforms.

My first recommendation is the incredible 2014 film, MAN FROM RENO (Netflix). Set in and around San Francisco this mystery weaves together two seemingly disparate stories into a terrific modern mystery with the classic elements of a traditional film noir thriller.

Then I talk about one of the most famous fictional detectives of all time, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in the British television series, POIROT. Season 7-13 is now available on Netflix. I let you in on some of particular favorite episodes including; After the Funeral, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and Murder in Mesopotamia.

You are in for the entertainment recommendation of your life when I talk about the NPR radio show/podcast: THIS AMERICAN LIFE. (ThisAmericanLife.Org) which has consistently given the world one of the most creative and informative shows since its advent in 1995. It has both real life and fictional stories by some of the best journalists and authors of today (David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Sarah Vowell, etc). One of my favorite episodes in the This American Life cannon is the mysterious and true story, THE GHOST OF BOBBY DUNBAR (Ep.#352). It is enthralling suspense story!!!

This episode's mysterious Tasty-Treat-Sensation is Smucker's MAGIC SHELL! It's a liquid then it's a solid. I haven't had it since childhood but its chocolatey and mysterious so it's gotta be good!


Murder on the Orient Express. 2017 to be released in American theaters November 10, 2017. Staring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz & Johnny Depp.

P.S.I. Luv U. (CBS, 1991). Starring Connie Sellecca (Hotel) and Greg Evigan (My Two Dads). SADLY this is not available on any streaming platform but you can catch the super-fun intro and some scenes from the show on YouTube!

Murder on the Orient Express.(1974) All Star Cast!: Starring Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Perkins. Unfortunately not on any streaming platform. Available on DVD

Remington Steele: This 80s classic detective series starring Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan and the incredible Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) is now on Hulu!!!

Murder She Wrote: Starring Angela Lansbury is sadly not on any streaming service currently but can be purchased on DVD.