This is definitely the first time I’ve ever emailed you over the holidays, but what the hell.
When I wrote a few weeks ago asking for your best reading and TV recommendations, I was inundated with great suggestions. So, I thought it would be fun to share the list.
A few of the replies reminded me of huge omissions on my own list. I can’t believe I overlooked Axios, for example, which I read religiously (especially Sara Fischer). Reuters deserved a call out too. Trusty and no nonsense.
And how did I not mention The Bear, arguably the best new TV show of 2022? Since writing that email – prodded by many of you – Tara and I already binged our way through The White Lotus, which is tremendous.
Several people recommended Heather Cox Richardson’s Substack and I’m all about it. Same goes for the Hidden Forces podcast.
I even listed a few book recommendations, even though I explicitly didn’t ask for them. I’m sure some of you have time to read books.
Anyway, I thought you might all enjoy the list.
Happy New Year!
NEWSLETTERS, PUBLICATIONS, and WRITERS
- The Daily Shot
- The Daily Skimm
- The Hustle
- The Marginalian
- The New Yorker
- The Hub (Canada)
- Hacker News
- American Affairs
- How to Read This Chart – Philip Bump
- Bloomberg – Matt Levine
- AVC – Fred Wilson
- NextDraft – Dave Pell
- Whitney Tilson
- Alex Garcia
- Professor Feynman
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Culture Study – Anne Helen Petersen
- Exponential View – Azeem Azhar
- Letters from an American – Heather Cox Richardson
- Noahpinion – Noah Smith
- People vs Algorithms – Troy Young
- Slow Boring – Matthew Yglesias
- The Weekly Dish – Andrew Sullivan
- Ultra – Rachel Maddow
- Hidden Forces – Demetri Kofinas
- Maintenance Phase – Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon
- The Real Science of Sport – Professor Ross Tucker and Mike Finch
- Breakout Brands: Why Some Brands Take Off…and Others Don’t by Jared Schrieber
- The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
- Books by Tyler Cowen
- Books by Christopher Moore
TV SHOWS / DOCUMENTARIES
- Welcome to Wrexham
- Ghosts (BBC version)
- The White Lotus
- Down to Earth
- Welcome to Flatch
- The Chosen
- Station 11
- Single Drunk Female
- The Bear
- The Time Traveler’s Wife
- Reservation Dogs
- Never Have I Ever
- Derry Girls
- The Righteous Gemstones
- The Murdochs
- Ken Burns: America’s Role in the Holocaust
- Sailing SV Delos – Episodes 58- 95
- What We Do in the Shadows
- Am I Being Unreasonable?
- Slow Horses
- 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Running Down A Dream
- History of the Eagles
- Michael Jackson – This is It
- Made in Heaven
- Delhi Crime
- Sacred Games
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