Spring has arrived and things are starting to warm up, and then snow, but it definitely maybe is going to be warming up moving forward… My pop culture consumption seems to be as all over the place just like the weather. Here’s what got me through the month…
My husband and I went on a weekend visit to see our cousins and it was the PERFECT time for Dave Grohl’s memoir The Storyteller to show up from the library on audio! We listened to about a third of the book on our road trip and then I finished it within a few days. I had heard great things and was excited to read/listen to it before we had tickets to Foo Fighters this summer. Now that the show it cancelled it was more bittersweet…
I am now listening to Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman. It is good so far, his voice is oh so calming and clever – hoping for some good time in the car over the next couple of weeks to power through (but you’ll see my podcast list is growing…)
I have had a couple of books from the library that were non starters, and then I picked up Beach Read which was perfect timing with a sunny weekend…
With a flight this weekend to visit our nephews I am hoping to read The Sea of Tranquility the new Emily St. John Martel, who I LOVE.
Well, I accidentally wrote Lizzo instead of listening incase you’re curious how frequently About Damn Time is on rotation at my house. There’s still a lot of Foo Fighters on rotation and I’ve thrown in some Doobie Brothers during dinner in the last couple of weeks.
Podcast wise, I am loving Tiffany Dover is Dead*. I have been following Brandy Zadrozny for a while now on Twitter and appreciate her writing on misinformation and social media. This podcast is a story I missed along the way. Just listen. It’s great.
I’m still really enjoying Offline with Jon Favreau. I am curious if there will be an “emergency pod” to discuss the latest online news this week…Sway had Jimmy Kimmel on last week and it was a great interview talking about misinformation, pop culture, politics, and sexism.
The May primaries are happening in Oregon on May 17th! I am thankful that OPB Politics Now has been doing some good interviews on candidates for Governor. I wish there were more options for local/county wide races.
We’ve decided to do a binge of Ozark with the final few episodes coming out this weekend. We’re almost through S1, so that’ll be a May project between baseball games and elections…
I am LOVING Minx and had hoped to finish it this week but local campaign work and baseball games have taken over my schedule for a few more weeks.
Abbott Elementary had a perfect first season. That show is so funny and smart and clever. Find it and watch it. And then if you haven’t yet, binge The Wonder Years, the reboot is so smart and sweet and there is a fantastic easter egg late in the season that will make you glad you’ve been watching all along.
We finished The Dropout and really liked it. I then binged The Home Edit because organizing is good for my mental health. Not good for my mental health? That first episode of Severance. I’m not sure I’ll be returning to the show any time soon. Good twists but a little too dark for me…
We were socked at how much we loved (and quickly devoured) Bel-Air on Peacock. It was such a crazy good modernization and dramatic interpretation of the comedy series. Starting it the week after the Oscars was weird timing.
What pop culture got you through this crazy weather month as we head into longer evenings and warmer days?