A Few Things I'm Into Right Now
Initially I wasn't too interested in this Netflix series, but I watched the first epode after I read a recommendation on a blog somewhere, and I was completely hooked in the first twelve seconds. Not only is it beautifully produced, with beautiful soundtracks, but it moving and inspiring (In the same way as Jiro Dreams of Sushi was, the series creator and producer is the same as Jiro). Really, it't not about food at all but about how people pursue their creativity and passions. You get the impression that each of the chefs profiled are doing exactly what they want to do, how they want to do it. They are totally free in their own way and it is so inspiring.
The Mystery Show
Again, I wasn't initially that interested in this podcast. I'd heard of it, but for some reason I had it in my mind that it was going to be something like Serial and that it was going to be weepy and depressing. I was so wrong and I'm so mad that I deprived myself of several months I could have been listening to this hilarious clever show! Of course since I came to it late that meant that I had the pleasure of binge listening to the whole first season. The way Starlee Kine approaches the world is what really makes this show charming and funny, she seemingly can get everyone she talks to spill an interesting story because she so genuinely wants to talk to them and is so interesting in what they have to say. I can not wait for season 2!
At Home: A Short History of Private Life By Bill Bryson
I listened to this on audiobook, which worked great for me because it kept me happy over many hours of working. I love this kind of history, how regular people lived, what they ate, how they slept, how they cleaned them selves and what their worries and interests were. It reminded me a bit of a BBC series I love by Lucy Worsley called History of the Home, but even more in depth and with all kinds of interesting historical tidbits. I foresee listening to this again a few times while I work.