You Can’t Make This Up

by Netflix

Hear the incredible, real stories behind the making of the biggest documentaries & films on Netflix. Join as host Rebecca Lavoie leads in-depth interviews with creators and subjects, exploring how these stories are produced & their impact, while uncovering new information. New episodes every Wednesday.

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  • omg ricky martin
    Anything Rebecca is involved in is trash don’t waste your time
  • MelissaPeck212
    Great since Rebecca is host
    This podcast used to be 2 stars, but since Rebecca is now full time host, it’s 5 stars. She is wonderful at interviewing, has great questions, and I love hearing the creators discuss their work. Great addition to the documentaries, I learn so much!
  • AK Ajijic
    Fascinating and professional. Great programs. BIG PROBLEM I’ve had to stop listening because of the music. It’s so wrong. You’ll be telling a sad story, a death, snd there’s an upbeat silly song on the background. It doesn’t go with the topic. Please don’t do that. It’s cringe. Everything else is great but I have tuned out.
  • mygirlpearl
    Well done! What a story!
  • Sue me...
  • GamerGurrrl8675309
    Love Rebecca
    This is a terrific podcast to listen to after you watch the shows.
  • j_m_b_e
    Behind the scenes of Netflix docs!
    I always want to know more about a good Netflix doc when I'm done watching so I'm SO GLAD this podcast exists. Rebecca is a fantastic host & interviewer, it's always well edited & produced.
  • Matt Newell
    This was a very good podcast, great host, but very sad story. Hard to believe a mother wouldn’t try harder to find her daughter or help authorities better piece together her disappearance. Gut wrenching.
  • wilfulgreen
    When I got to the first episode of Girl in the Picture….. ugh…. The breathy narrator & the friends , their complacency, esp woman seemingly enjoying the attention. Still be used
  • Pitt Tony03
    Girl in the picture
    Great mini series that is told well, has twists, and is a heartbreaking story
  • Tfmj
    A murder in Oregon
    If you get time do a Tiffany Jenks murder review but tell The truth do not allow cults to ruin lives like mine and my child’s. She was my ex girlfriend and i was set up on. Her death Cults do not care… yet most do not get how much power we give them. Thank you
  • Jra4776
    Great Podcast. Definitely recommend
  • nancymil
    Better as a podcast!
    Good storytelling. Well produced. well narrated.
  • day5girl
    Everything that is wrong with this country
    This whole entire story shines a light on Americas flaws. The criminal justice system, social services, the treatment of women who are abused, and white male privilege. Truly tragic in every way.
  • anonymous_user_52
    Excellent podcast
    I decided to listen because this was one of the top podcasts. I was surprised to see the low rating as I really enjoyed this podcast. It seems the low ratings are from easily offended people who consider any differing opinion just a side effect of “woke-ness.” *sigh* I found this to be an excellent podcast.
  • cassy113
    Absolutely recommend
    I watched it on Netflix but hearing it was the best experience for me , I highly recommend it 100%
  • deanstreetmama
    Girl in the Picture
    This is a great listen. I was on the edge of my seat. Thank you for making this.
  • Aedelapl
    Mind blowing
    This is a fantastic podcast. I love the host and how they made the show. Great job.
  • bling bling 93
    Girl in the picture
    Some key details from this podcast are different then those in the Netflix documentary.
  • GG from Seattle
    5 stars
    I don’t know what’s up with some of the low ratings. I don’t find anything wrong with the host. Horrific story on all fronts that needs to be heard.
  • r1golden234
    Girl in the picture
    This is how ALL TRUE crime podcasts should be done! Wonderful listen!
  • ClapperGal
    Recap Goodness
    Great after movie catch up session. You learn a bit more about the documentary. Also host has a calm, radio voice to keep you listening. Highly recommend.
  • Over slept
    Love it!!!
    It’s so cool to hear the ‘behind the curtains’ stuff. Great job!!!
  • Ahdawnis
    Love How The Pod Has Aged
    I’ve been listening to this pod since the beginning and I love how the format has changed. The current rendition is much more favorable than when the podcast was first released and l love it. I love this pod so much that I literally no longer even watch Netflix docs. I listen to the pod and I find that satisfying enough with no urge to even watch the shows. Keep it up!
  • Clyatville
    Netflix is Riding WOKE to the bottom
    This trend is getting ridiculous
  • freshair listener
    Bad Vegan
    Narrator is trying to channel Werner Herzog but is just plain bad. Great story but couldn’t stand to hear the whole episode or any other one if this drone narrates.
  • scottandmin2
    Love the show
    Love it but The Vegan episode has a bad robot for a reviewer. Just stick with Rebecca.
  • TigerLawyer
    Tiger King 2
    Softball questions with no follow-up for Tiger King makers to fluff their feathers rather than give substantive insights that people are really interested in. Real documentary filmmakers want to educate and make an impact - Goode and Chaiklin are reality show peddlers who obviously don't care about helping to end the exotic pet trade or they would join us in lobbying for the Big Cat Public Safety Act and would never drive a false narrative that helps prop up Joe Exotic as a folk hero. It says a lot that Goode and Chaiklin apparently won't do any media interviews except for this Netflix podcast. What substantive questions are they afraid of having to answer?
  • sukecee
    Love it!
    I love Netflix’s doc series and of course I adore anything Rebecca Lavoie does, so this is a win win. The conversations are engaging, pulling the curtain so we can see what really happened in some of these docs. Rebecca’s energy is so approachable and engaging, so all of the interviews feel like an enjoyable conversation between creatives.
  • drhackenbush1
    This is good!!!
    Honestly, I’m new here, therefore most of the Netflix shows discussed I’ve already seen. However, now that I know this podcast exist I’ll be dropping by regularly😀
  • Max.and.Drake
    Can’t wait to talk about Motive
    Please review Motive soon! What a frustrating documentary.
  • woiufpovzcn
    Disconcerting speaking style
    I love the premise and content, but the host has a speaking style that is disconcertingly chirpy and cheerful, often at odds with the content being discussed. She speaks as if presenting an infomercial. I wish she would talk more normally I would give this podcast five stars.
  • CJJosell
    Britney v Spears
    Fantastic documentary and this is a fascinating interview. Rebecca always asks all the questions I want to ask, and many many more. I feel like listening to her interviews has made me more inquisitive overall. I am in agreement with the documentarian, this is the type of film that exposes the underbelly of a case with a victim in plain sight to the world. EVERYONE should be questioning how forced conservatorships are happening to all kinds of people. I appreciate her passion, her film and this interview has struck a real chord with me. Rebecca, keep up the fantastic work.
  • 1GrumpyGal
    Thanks for the “woke garbage”!😀
  • emfkdbxjfhs
    Woke garbage
    Somehow the Bundy episode becomes a discussion of “whiteness”, Republicans and intersectionality. These people are so tiresome.
  • amsmith131
    The Ripper
    I enjoyed The Ripper but it’s clear Ellena Wood should have directed all 4 episodes. It also would have been nice to hear Rebecca ask Jesse Vile more questions about why the sexism and misogyny from the police wasn't more prevalent in the episodes he directed.
  • Jaclyn June
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Really enjoyed the breakdowns of Unsolved Mysteries. Rebecca does a great job deep diving into theories from each episode of season 1 and 2. You should binge both seasons and then give this a listen!
  • Nanfw
    Intelligent, insightful
    Rebecca Lavoie is a gifted interviewer. She knows her subject, and does not insert herself into the narrative. Brava! why isn’t her name on the credits?
  • iiamnao
    I just found out this podcast on twitter, an I AL-REA-DY LOVE-IT!, i’m listening RN the chapter about WILD WILD COUNTRY and is sooo goood!
  • Choppermb
    The host is too cheerful & upbeat while discussing very sad & serious subjucts.
  • annieupstate
    Great podcast!
    I love this podcast! Rebecca is great - entertaining, smart, funny & easy to listen to, as is her husband. I watch a lot of Netflix shows & love hearing their take on them!
  • LSSchweiger
    Love it!
    Love the interviews with directors and hearing behind the scenes info on these documentaries. Great new host. More please!
  • Singing Dog Ranch
    Loving this podcast!
    The perfect companion to my favorite Netflix shows. Rebecca Lavoie is a terrific host. Love the discussions with her real life partner in crime, Kevin Flynn. A must listen!
  • Angeka B
    Quality Interviews
    Rebecca Lavoie is one of the best interviewers out there. Hands down. The initial breakdown and diagnosis with Kevin Flynn is just gravy. When she interviews the directors it really gets into so much about what you want to know about all of these episodes. Sometimes i listen first to set the stage and sometimes again afterwards. I really liked the “Lady of the Lake”episode.
  • Desidero
    Viva Rebecca Lavoie!
    If Rebecca Lavoie had been hosting the podcast from the beginning, it would be rated 5 stars not 4 stars. She’s absolutely fantastic and a major improvement from the jokers who were hosting when the podcast first launched.
  • Hanz-on
    Great Interview!
    I’m a long time fan of Rebecca Lavoi from Crime Writers On and only recently discovered You Can’t Make This Up. It’s so satisfying to listen as a follow up to shows on Netflix! Rebecca does a great job asking her insightful questions. I’m not such a creative thinker and appreciate the deeper dive. I highly recommend this podcast, especially for the new Unsolved Mysteries episodes.
  • Marcerella1121
    Insider Info
    I’m a big fan of this podcast, and especially episodes hosted by Rebecca Lavoie.She’s great at asking the questions that we as listeners have. Whether you liked the documentary discussed or not, it’s always interesting to hear the makers discuss the behind the scenes take on the subject.
  • Psychitsu
    Wonderful interviews
    As a long time fan of Rebecca’s, I am so impressed by her interviewing skills in this podcast. Listening is an intellectual & emotional satisfying experience after watching these shows on Netflix.
  • Danniepants
    Rebecca is the best!
    Love everything she does and this is no exception!
  • joijoi
    Found this after recent Unsolved Mysteries
    After binge watching all of the first release of Unsolved Mysteries, I was looking for a podcast for further discussion and found this. I was excited to hear it was hosted by Rebecca Lavoie, who I’ve been listening to since 2014 when Serial happened. She is a great host, always produces a high quality product. I’ve learned a lot about her work since 2014 and I absolutely endorse anything that she is involved in.
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