Jen Chaney

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KCRW looks at three new popular TV shows based on books. Netflix’s “The Queen's Gambit” follows a young orphan chess prodigy who struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

New binge-worthy TV: ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and more

KCRW looks at three new popular TV shows based on books. Netflix’s “The Queen's Gambit” follows a young orphan chess prodigy who struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Spin-off crew evaluates new fall TV, which in spite of a few stinkers, shows much more overall creative promise than in years past.

Creativity abounds in fall TV & analyzing debate ratings

The Spin-off crew evaluates new fall TV, which in spite of a few stinkers, shows much more overall creative promise than in years past.

from The Spin-off

Before the Olympics kicked off, critics were focused on whether first-time host Rio De Janeiro could pull off the games.

Critiquing NBC's exclusive Olympics coverage

Before the Olympics kicked off, critics were focused on whether first-time host Rio De Janeiro could pull off the games.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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