T Magazine’s picks of the week | The Express Tribune


We have your weekend sorted! Here’s what to listen to, watch and read this week.

Podcast – The Startup Diaries

If you are on your own startup journey or have a desire to learn about what it takes to create a business from scratch, this podcast fits is perfect for you as it fits in with any experience level, whether you are a veteran entrepreneur or someone who is just starting out. It is a well of information as it interviews people whose start-ups have put them through countless sleepless nights. The interviewees share stories of what they believe it takes to get a business off the ground and turn it into a success. The hosts, Adam and Harrison, cover topics such as the ins and outs of business start-ups, and they share their personal anecdotes of starting off a new business.

Movie – ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes’

The film takes another look at the untimely death of Marilyn Monroe, who died from an overdose at the age of 36. Many conspiracies and rumours exist around her the infamous blonde starlet’s death. The film takes a creative approach to covering her death. It takes people Marilyn was close to, those who knew her best, and through their voice recordings sheds a new perspective on the night she died. The documentary takes an unexplained tragedy and focuses on the people closest to her, like her psychiatrist and her driver, all of which is done in a playful way where it also splices in snippets of Monroe in order to keep the viewers’ attention.

Show – ‘Vikings: Valhalla’

Its predecessor has been a terrific series with its drama, action and cinematography—and this new series doesn’t disappoint a bit. If you don’t care for historical accuracy and love the blood and gore from the previous series, this show delivers just as much. This series starts about a hundred years after Ragnar (the protagonist of the previous series) and follows the story of Leif Eriksson, who is believed to have beaten Christopher Columbus in reaching North America. This spinoff series is a straightforward adventure story that will not bore you, especially with all the action.

Book – ‘How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie’

A story that talks about class, family, and the occasional murder. Mackie has devised a novel that is both dark and humorous where its main character Grace Bernard is a murderer. It has an exciting premise, and where its character is placed in prison for a crime, she didn’t commit—although she had committed plenty of others. The novel encompasses Grace, who is like an anti-hero, where her traits and personality are deplorable yet vengeful. It is this vengefulness that pushes this novel and coupled with Grace’s dark humour, you find a story that is whimsical as it is sinister.

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