We discuss The Circle and Warrior, two very different shows in which perception plays a big role.

02:17 The Circle (U.S.), Netflix's competition reality show about "influencers" and "catfish," is back — and season 2 is even better than the first.

17:04 Warrior, streaming on HBO Max, set primarily in 1870s San Francisco Chinatown, is a timely pick for the present age.

41:19 Plus, NOT culture notes, but instead, a brief celebration of six months of this podcast! We choose some top picks from the past half year and indulge in a little sentimentality.

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