TheWrap-Up Podcast: Journalist Masih Alinejad on the Events in Afghanistan

Sharon Waxman & Daniel Goldblatt • September 8, 2021

This week on “TheWrap-Up,” hosts Sharon Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt discussed another up and down week at the box office, how “Jeopardy!” managed to bungle its new host hire and this year’s TheGrill panel.

Then, Iranian American journalist Masih Alinejad joined the podcast to discuss her ordeal as the target of a kidnapping plot by the Iranian government. She also talked about using her platform to help the women of Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

Finally, we check into “The White Lotus” to discuss the hit HBO series. Did the show do a good job of trying to tackle the issues it sought to address … or did it fall short? TV critic Candace Frederick came by to discuss.