Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive

When Mangesh Hattikudur (Part-Time Genius, Humans Growing Stuff) set out to do a big, sweeping show on astrology, he didn’t realize the first interview would change the course of his life. But as he tries to put his world back together, he realizes the incredible ways astrology presents itself in modern society: from NASA employees who keep their belief in astrology in the closet, to world leaders who’ve used astrologers to guide foreign policy, to moneyball statisticians who use astrology more than statistics to build baseball teams, to a little shop in India where your fortune was written for you centuries ago, and is waiting for you to come claim it. Over the course of 8 episodes, Mangesh tries to decipher why we keep looking to the stars for answers, and what happens when you don’t believe in astrology, but astrology keeps happening to you.

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November 22, 2022 2 mins

Introducing Skyline Drive.

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Mangesh begins his journey into the weird, wonderful world of astrology with a little help from: his mom, a science writer, a famous musician, and one very sneaky author! But when an ominous prediction suddenly comes true, his life turns upside down.

 

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December 6, 2022 39 mins

Meet Jean, a 74-year old romantic who decides she's finally open to astrology as she works to rebuild her life. Meanwhile, NYC astrologer Janelle Belgrave joins the team to offer some much-needed counsel; we interview a midwestern therapist who secretly uses astrology to better understand her clients, and Mangesh and his family hold on to hope in the face of some alarming news. 

 

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December 13, 2022 38 mins

Mangesh and Mary dig into the bizarre astrology scandal that rocked Ronald Reagan’s final year in office. Plus, they mine through old Johnny Carson clips and read way too many Presidential biographies. 

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December 20, 2022 48 mins

Michelle’s friends are desperate to get her a reading. But all she wants is a peek into her favorite band BTS’ future. Plus, we dig into baseball astrology, and discover why you might consider trading in your emeralds for bananas. 

 

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  • Janelle Belgrave: our wonderful house astrologer for this series. You can reach her here
  • Dr. Divya: a caring numerologist who determines how your numbers match up with...
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January 3, 2023 17 mins

In this week's mini-episode, Mangesh spends time with Maxine Taylor, CNN's first astrologer, and proposes putting her on a postage stamp.

 

 

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January 10, 2023 14 mins

As a child preacher in a Baptist church, Sam grew up believing that astrology was a sin. Then a chance encounter in a bookstore made him see things differently. 

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January 17, 2023 46 mins

As Annie attempts to clean out her parents’ garage and sort their finances, she has an unusual question for our astrologer. Meanwhile, Mangesh learns how astrology is affecting the world of C-sections, discusses reading babies' palms in utero, and hears a surprising story from his sister.  

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January 26, 2023 43 mins

As George navigates the Los Angeles dating scene, one thing keeps derailing his relationships: every girl he’s into is "too into astrology." Plus, Mangesh’s mom tells him about a bizarre curse that’s been plaguing his family for generations, and we discuss why your astrologer might ask you to get married to a tree. 

 

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February 21, 2023 61 mins

Mangesh travels to India to find a horoscope written about him centuries ago and waiting for him in a shop in rural Tamil Nadu... but it isn't long before everything starts going wrong! 

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February 28, 2023 35 mins

In this final episode, Mangesh makes some trips to an old family home, a seaside town in South Goa,  and visits with a Tantric astrologer (it's not what you think!), as he tries to get closure. 

 

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June 6, 2024 43 mins

A young radio producer in Afghanistan is given an impossible task: to create a brand new, revolutionary talent show in just two months.

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To purchase original Afghan Star artwork visit www.awastudios.com/afghanstar — proceeds go to support The Noor Initiative, who are on a mission to ensure every Afghan girl has access to education and opportunity.

Music at the end of this episode from Afghan musician Qais Maroof, contestant on T...

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