The Binge

Why You Need To Watch The New Bill Gates Doco On Netflix Right Now

By Jessica Best
20th Sep 2019


Settle in for good times this weekend because there's a sling of binge-worthy goods you need to cross off your bucket list.

Here's everything you need to binge this week.

Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

From Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala) comes Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, a new three-part documentary that explores the mind and motivations of celebrated tech visionary, business leader, and philanthropist Bill Gates. After stepping down as CEO of Microsoft, Gates began what is undeniably one of the greatest professional second acts in modern history when he shifted his time and considerable intellect toward solving some of the world’s most persistent problems.

The Mask

 The Mask is peak Jim Carrey; ridiculous fun, totally over the top, and beloved by all. Not to mention it’s Cameron Diaz’s debut film *wipes tear* ah, memories. Get out your maracas and channel your inner God of Mischief, The Mask is available for streaming now.

The Mind, Explained

Narrated by Emma Stone, The Mind, Explained sheds light on what’s going on between our ears by exploring our dreams, memories, and anxieties. From medicine to monks, experts in every relevant field deep-dive into our cluttered heads and explain how the dang thing works, and how we can take better care of it. The kind of enlightenment we could all use at this time of the year, The Mind, Explained is out now. 

How To! With Charles Duhigg

We all remember Dear Dolly, right? When you wrote into a magazine and asked for life advice? Well, How To! With Charles Duhigg is that, but for grown-ups asking serious questions like, “How do I rob a bank?” In case you were wondering, Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, so you can be sure when a question such as “How do I survive a pandemic” is asked of him, he will find the answer. If you wanna know “how to” just about anything, this is the podcast for you.

Head here to check out our favourite Netflix documentaries.

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