Rough totals: 260 albums, 20 live acts (so sad), 55 new movies, 31 TV series, 65 books.

This is about the tenth year I’ve kept this list in one form or another. You can also check out the 2017 list, 2016 list, 2015 list. Before that they were on LJ and that shit is locked so deep it’ll never be found. Except by the Russians.

Changes from last year: 140 or so fewer albums, 25 fewer live acts, 20 fewer new movies, one more book, 8 fewer tv series. Less media consumption in general.

And, of course, I have a weekly podcast where I go over my media consumption (along with other mundane aspects of being alive).

Thoughts:

  • Having a baby makes it hard to keep up on media. Recorded music and books are easier because I can do those while traveling and (with music) working.
  • My taste in movies is getting worse as I get older. I’m definitely leaning towards more escapist movies given our political climate. I used to watch difficult and arty films almost exclusively. Now many of them are too painful. Having a kid enhances this. Roma almost killed me.
  • By contrast my reading seems to be going more in-depth into things related to our current political climate. Books on the environment, politics, the economy, other challenging times in history. This started last year but has continued.
  • Even though I started a podcast, I don’t listen to many podcasts anymore. One-off interviews with people whose careers I’m following, but not whole series. This is a result of my change in approach to weight loss, which is more diet-focused and less focused on long, 10 mile walks every day, which I don’t have time for anyhow what with this baby and job.
  • I am super into 30 minute television dramas, though I can only think of one: Homecoming. If you know of any more, let me know. I’m finding most TV shows draw in the middle. Sabrina was great fun but every episode was way too long.
  • I still love movies more than television, because the story ends. Though this is proving less true in the era of cinematic universes.
  • Every year I say this exercise was tedious and I don’t want to do it anymore, but then I do it again, and I suspect that’ll be the same for next year.
  • It’d be cool if Siri or Alexa were so good you could say to them “yo go through this list and add links to Spotify for the music with Bandcamp as a backup and Worldcat for the books, and IMDB for the movies” and it just worked. How many years do you think it’ll be before that works? Two? Ten? Twenty? I’m betting ten to twenty. Hell, right now Google still can’t tell you accurately how to watch a movie online. When you type it in, let alone speak it.
  • It would be cool if you googled moviename+online Google actually gave you every option. But they don’t. Go ahead and Google “Mandy Online.” You get a nice little box that looks like it gives you all the options, but it doesn’t.

Books

Research papers and government documents are included if they are over 100 pages. I include comic books if the typewritten text totals over 100 pages (I use a draft Sandman script published in the back of a Sandman anthology as a comic-page-to-typewritten-page conversion metric). I aim for 52 books a year — one a week. Hit 65 this year. Books recommended for the layperson have an asterisk.

  • *The Money Illusion by Irving Fisher
  • Glenn Simpson’s Testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Intelligence
  • Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
  • * The Truth about Ikea: the Secret Behind the World’s Fifth Richest Man and the Success of the Swedish Flatpack Giant by Johan Senebo
  • Glenn Simpson’s Testimony to the Permanent House Subcommittee on Intelligence
  • *Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Robert Glennon
  • *The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell
  • Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire by Michael T Kaufman
  • *Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
  • One Second After by William Forstchen
  • Spotify SEC Prospectus
  • *Energy and Civilization by Vaclav Smil
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry
  • *Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • Endymion by Dan Simmons
  • The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
  • *Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman
  • *The State of Affairs — Rethinking Fidelity by Esther Perel
  • *Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • *The Years of Lynden Johnson Part 1: The Path to Bower by Robert Caro
  • *The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Part 2: The Means of Ascent by Robert Caro
  • *The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 3: Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
  • *The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 4: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
  • Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older
  • A Short History of China by Gordon Kerr
  • Efficiency and Image: Advertising as an Antitrust Issue by Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman
  • Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else) by Ken Auletta
  • A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Volume 2: The Golden Web: 1933 to 1953 by Erik Barnouw
  • A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Volume III: The Image Empire by Erik Barnouw
  • *Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television by Patrick R. Parsons
  • The Sponsor: Notes on Modern Potentates by Erik Barnouw
  • Why Do People Share Fake News? A Sociotechnical Model of Media Effects by Alice Marwick
  • Effective Frequency: The Relationship Between Frequency and Advertising Effectiveness edited by Michael Naples
  • *No One Tells You This by Glynnis Macniccol
  • Founding Father: How C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb Changed Politics in America by Stephen E. Frantzich
  • The Contagious Commandments: Ten Steps to Bravery by Paul Kemp-Robertson and Chris Barth
  • A Theory of Price Control by John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
  • *Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze
  • *The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916–1931 by Adam Tooze
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty
  • Fear by Bob Woodward
  • *Small Fry by Lisa Brennan Jobs
  • The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Rob Chernow
  • You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse by Nathan Rabin
  • My Misadventures with Two of Music’s Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin
  • *The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark
  • 7 Days in Ohio: Trump, The Gathering of the Juggalos And the Summer that Everything Went Insane by Nathan Rabin
  • *Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
  • People’s Guide to the Federal Budget by the National Priorities Project
  • The Good News about Bad Behavior — Why Kids are Less Disciplined Than Ever — And What to Do About it by Katherine Reynolds Lewis
  • *No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • *Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  • The Golden Book of Wanamaker Stores: Golden Anniversary — 1861–1911 by John Wanamaker et al
  • Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Snrnicek and Alex Williams
  • New York Challenge Coins (Annotated) by New York Year Zero
  • Best Seat in the House: The Golden Years of Radio and Television by Pat Weaver
  • Me and Ted Against the World: The Unauthorized Story of the Founding of CNN by Reese Schonfeld
  • *The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths by Lauren Mazzucato
  • *Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • *The Flame by Leonard Cohen
  • *How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
  • The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI by Roland Kessler
  • *Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

Recorded Music

Listened to roughly 260 albums and EPs this year. Way down from previous years but a decent showing, I suppose. Here are my favorites, very quickly culled by running through the list once and pasting the ones here that stuck with me. Especially beloved ones are starred.

  • *Laura Marling — “Semper Femina”
  • *Marissa Nadler — “For My Crimes”
  • *Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — “Wrong Creatures”
  • Nils Frahm — “All Melody”
  • Django Django — “Marble Skies”
  • *Brandie Carlisle — “By the Way, I Forgive You”
  • David Byrne — “American Utopia”
  • *Kacey Musgraves — “Golden Hour”
  • Sleep — “The Sciences”
  • *Now, Now — “Saved”
  • The Dead Tongues — “Unsung Passage”
  • Gang Gang Dance — “Kazuashita”
  • *ShadowParty — “ShadowParty”
  • Spiritualized — “And Nothing Hurt”
  • Charnel Ground — “Charnel Ground”
  • Will Oldham — “Songs of Love and Horror”
  • Fightmilk — “Not With That Attitude”
  • *Low — “Double Negative”
  • *Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore — “Ghost Forest”
  • *Mount Eerie — “After (Live)”
  • *Matthew Dear — “Bunny”
  • *Advance Base — “Animal Companionship”
  • *Pistol Annies — “Interstate Gospel”
  • Boygenius — “Boygenius”
  • Ex:Re — “Ex:Re”
  • *Willard Grant Conspiracy — “Untethered”

Live Music

Live music used to be a huge part of my life — I’ve seen over 4,000 separate performances, and have them neurotically listed. This year was verrrry light. BUT, I do focus mainly on going to shows of acts I’ve never seen before, so I do end up catching a decent number of pretty memorable shows.

  • Duckwirth
  • Shamir
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • Dan Deacon
  • Pale Waves
  • Duran Jones
  • White Reaper
  • Smile
  • Riverboad Gamblers
  • Superchunk
  • Rock-A-Teens
  • Ed Harcourt
  • Built to Spill
  • The Afghan Whigs
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Dawes
  • Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
  • Omniflux
  • Lead Into Gold
  • Phil Collins

Movies

Movies have taken a tumble since having a baby, but I try and keep up on video, going very rarely to the theater, and my Christmas holiday marathon, which was back this year. Movies with an asterisk are recommended. Movies listed here are only movies I saw for the first time. In addition I rewatched about 50 or so, listed in the master list below. Recommended films have an asterisk. Total was 57 new movies, just over one a week. Surprised I made that. The year-end marathon saved me.

  • *Molly’s Game
  • *Darkest Hour
  • *Lady Bird
  • *The Post
  • Cloverfield Paradox
  • Mute
  • *Black Panther
  • *Thor Ragnarok
  • Ready Player One
  • *Jumanji
  • Deadpool 2
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • *All The Way
  • *LBJ
  • *Jackie
  • Red Sparrow
  • Annihilation
  • Justice League
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • *Logan Noir Edition
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • *John McCain: For Whom The Bells Toll
  • *Incredibles 2
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Tomb Raider (2018)
  • Ant Man And the Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • *Coco
  • *Crazy Rich Asians
  • Geostorm
  • The Great Wall
  • Jack Reacher
  • Jack Reacher Never Go Back
  • The Little Hours
  • Oceans 8
  • The Hobbit (Maple Edit)
  • *Sorry to Bother You
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Mortal Engines
  • The Sunshine Makers
  • *Roma
  • *Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Aquaman
  • *First Man
  • *Green Book
  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • *They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Welcome to Marwen
  • *Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
  • Blackklansman
  • Mandy
  • Vice
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Television

Emma and I get about 2 hours a night for television after Jane goes to bed. Mostly we just sat there glued to MSNBC watching the shitshow that is American political life. But we endeavor to keep up, since my wife works in Television and all. We did manage to get a few shows in during the year. Recommended ones have an asterisk.

  • X-Files (2018)
  • *Marvel’s Agents of Shield
  • *Blue Planet 2
  • *The Magicians
  • *Altered Carbon
  • Community
  • Olympics
  • Robert Kennedy for President
  • *The Toys that Made Us
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Silicon Valley
  • Star Trek Discovery
  • Riverdale
  • *Atlanta
  • *Legion
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit
  • *Westworld
  • Storage Wars
  • *Glow
  • *The Expanse
  • Extraordinary Interiors
  • *Drunk History
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • *The Good Place
  • Star Wars Resistance
  • *Bojack Horseman
  • *Dr Who
  • *Forever
  • *Homecoming
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • *The Orville

The Full List

In the style of Soderbergh: http://extension765.com/sdr/22-seen-read-2014

BOLD CAPS MOVIES, CAPS TV, Italics Books etc., “Plays Quotes”, “Italic Quotes Short Stories”,Bold LC Albums ,BOLD ITALIC CAPS LIVE SHOWS, [comments in brackets], podcast bold all lower case underlined

1/1 — HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (re-watch), STAR WARS EPISODE VIII THE LAST JEDI (re-watch), HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (re-watch)

1/3 — X FILES (2018)

1/4 — Miles Davis — “Sorcerer,” Godflesh — “Post Self,” Bonnie Prince Billy — “Wolf of the Cosmos,” Eminem — “Revival,” Charlie XCX — “Pop 2,” John Williams — “Star Wars Episode VIIII The Last Jedi Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” The Money Illusion by Irving Fisher

1/5 — HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (re-watch)

1/7 — TWO FOOTBALL GAMES

1/10- Glenn Simpson’s Testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Intelligence, Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, X-FILES (2018)

1/11 — MSNBC

1/12 — Moby — “Play,”

1/13 — FOOTBALL

1/14 — FOOTBALL, The Truth about Ikea: the sacret behind the world’s fifth richest man and the success of the swedish flatpack giant by Johan Senebo

1/15 — THE MAGICIANS

1/17 — King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard — “Polygondwanaland,” Johnny Jewel — “Windswept,” Jay Som — “Everybody Works,” Laura Marling — “Semper Femina,” THE X FILES (2018)

1/18 — (Sandy) Alex G — “Rocket,” Phoebe Bridges — “Stranger in the Alps,” Perfume Genius — “No Shape,” Julien Baker — “Turn the Lights Out,” Mount Eerie — “A Crow Looked at Me,” Supreme Dicks — “Breathing and Not Breathing box set,”

1/19 — Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds — “Who Built the Moon?”, The Glee Club — “Hive,” MARVELS AGENTS OF SHIELD (2), BLUE PLANET 2

1/20 — American Music Club — “The Golden Age,” American Music Club — “Love Songs for Patriots,”, Glenn Simpson’s Testimony to the Permanent House Subcommittee on Intelligence

1/21 — MOLLY’S GAME, DARKEST HOUR, FOOTBALL

1/25 — Victory at Sea — “All Your Things are Gone,” Victory at Sea — “Memories Fade,” Victory at Sea — “The Good Night,” Victory at Sea — “Carousel,” MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Robert Glennon

1/27 — LADY BIRD, THE POST, X-FILES (2018)

1/28 — THE MAGICIANS (2), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — “Wrong Creatures,”

1/29 — Mike Posner -” I Was Born in Detroit on a Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Cold Day,” Nils Frahm — “All Melody,” Django Django — “Marble Skies,”

1/30 — Teenage Wrist — “Dweeb,” Teenage Wrist — “Follow,” The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell

2/1 — X FILES (2018)

2/2 — Marion — “This World and Body,” Marion — “Alive in Manchester,” Marion — “Sleep,” THE MAGICIANS, ALTERED CARBON, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD (2), BLUE PLANET 2

2/3 — ALTERED CARBON (2), BLUE PLANET 2, SUPERB OWL

2/4 — Justin Timberlake — “Man of the Woods,” First Aid Kit — “Ruins,” The Shins — “This Worm’s Heart,” Calexico — “The Thread that Keeps Us,”

2/5 — MSNBC

2/7 — Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire by Michael T Kaufman

2/8 — X-FILES (2018), OLYMPICS, COMMUNITY (2), ALTERED CARBON

2/9 — CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, ALTERED CARBON, OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES, OLYMPICS

2/10 — OLYMPICS, ALTERED CARBON, Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

2/11 — OLYMPICS, ALTERED CARBON (2),

2/12 — OLYMPICS, ALTERED CARBON (2) One Second After by William Forstchen

2/13 — OLYMPICS

2/14 — Ayalew Mefin — “Hasabe: My Worries,” Guided by Voices — “Under the Bushes Under the Stars,” Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch — “Blade Runner 2049 Soiundtrack,” OLYMPICS

2/15 — OLYMPICS

2/16 — OLYMPICS

2/17 — OLYMPICS

2/18 — THE MAGICIANS (2), OLYMPICS

2/19 — OLYMPICS

2/22 — Johnny Greenwood — “Phantom Thread Soundtrack,” MGMT — “Little Dark Age,” Kendrick Lamar — “Black Panther Soundtrack,” OLYMPICS

2/23 — OLYMPICS, Car Seat Headrest — “Twin Fantasy (new),” Meat Beat Manifesto — “Impossible Star,” OLYMPICS

2/24 — OLYMPICS

2/25 — MUTE, BLACK PANTHER, CAPT AMERICA CIVIL WAR (re-watch), OLYMPICS

2/26 — THE TOYS THAT MADE US

2/28 — Spotify SEC Prospectus

3/1 — The Regrettes — “Attention Seeker,”

3/2 — Mark Kozelek with Ben Boyd and Jim White — “Mark Kozelek, Ben Boyd, Jim White,” Sun Kil Moon — “30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth,” Brandie Carlile — “By the Way, I Forgive You,”

3/4 — THE OSCARS

3/5 — Andrew WK — “You’re Not Alone,” Starchild and the New Romantic — “Language,” Dabrye — “Three/Three,” Joan as Police Woman — “Damned Devotion,” Screaming Females — “All at Once,” S. Carey — “100 Acres,” LAW & ORDER SVU

3/7 — Titus Andronicus — “A Productive Cough,” The Breeders — “All Nerve,” X-FILES (2018)

3/8 — STAR WARS REBELS (4), X-FILES (2018)

3/9 — David Byrne — “American Utopia,” MSNBC

3/10 — MSNBC, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD

3/11 — DUCKWIRTH AND SHAMIR AT MOHAWK

3/12 — GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA AND DAN DEACON AT EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM, PALE WAVES, DURAN JONES, WHITE REAPER AT GSD&M, SMILE AND RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS AT HOTEL VEGAS

3/13 — Energy and Civilization by Vaclav Smil

3/14 — STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI (w/Commentary, re-watch)

3/15 — Smerz — “Have Fun,” Shamir — “Revelations,” Muna — “About U,” THOR RAGNAROK, THE DIRECTOR AND THE JEDI

3/16 — THOR RAGNAROK

3/17 — Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

3/19 — Richard Ashcroft — “These People,” Yo La Tengo — “There’s a Riot Going On,’ David Byrne — “American Utopia,” MSNBC

3/20 — X FILES (2018)

3/21 — Hyperion by Dan Simmons, Hot Snakes — “Jericho Sirens,” MSNBC, X-FILES (2018),

3/22 — Various Artists — “Son of Rogues’ Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys,” MUNA — “About U,” Shila Ray — “Door Girl,” MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD (2)

3/23 — The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

3/24–30 ROCK (3) (re-watch), MSNBC

3/25–30 ROCK (3) (re-watch), AGENTS OF SHIELD, 60 MINUTES

3/27 — Endymion by Dan Simmons, SILICON VALLEY

3/28 — MSNBC, Kacey Musgraves — “Golden Hour,”

3/29 — DEEP SPACE NINE (2) (re-watch)

3/30 — The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons, DEPECHE MODE 101 (re-watch), MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD

4/1 — READY PLAYER ONE, 30 ROCK (3) (re-watch), Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman, 30 ROCK (2) (re-watch)

4/4 — The State of Affairs — Rethinking Fidelity by Esther Perel

4/5 — MSNBC, 30 ROCK (re-watch)

4/6 — No Joy/Sonic Boom — “No Joy/Sonic Boom,” The Weekend — “My Dear Melancholy,” No Joy — “More Faithful,” No Joy — “Wait to Pleasure,”

4/7 — Star Trek DISCOVERY (2)

4/8 — SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

4/9 — Cardi B — “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B — “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 2.,” Cardi B — “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 1.,” Young Fathers — “Coca Sugar,” Blush Response — “Hearts Grow Dull,” MSNBC

4/11 — Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman, Hinds — “I Don’t Run,” Arctic Monkeys — “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I am Not,” MSNBC

4/15 — STAR TREK DISCOVERY

4/16 — MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD (2)

4/17 — Unknown Mortal Orchestra — “Sex and Food,” Kylie Minogue — “Golden,” Dune by Frank Herbert

4/19 — Snail Mail — “Habit EP,” Aldous Harding — “Play,” GUM — “The Underdog,”

4/20 — Prince — “Art Official Age,” Prince — “PLECTRUMELECTRUM,” Prince — “The Vault — Old Friends 4 Sale,” COMMUNITY

4/21 — A Place to Bury Strangers — “Pinned,” STAR TREK DISCOVERY (2)

4/22 — PARKS AND RECREATION

4/23 — PARKS AND RECREATION

4/26 — PARKS AND RECREATION

4/27 — investor field guide podcast: albert wegener world after capital, the pitch: 1 second every day: is this entrepreneur ready to take on facebook?, SUPERCHUNK AND ROCK-A-TEENS AT CAT’S CRADLE

4/28 — ED HARCOURT, BUILT TO SPILL AND THE AFGHAN WHIGS AT CAT’S CRADLE

4/29 — The Years of Lynden Johnson Part 1: The Path to Bower by Robert Caro, RIVERDALE (2)

5/2 — MSNBC

5/3 — Belly — “Feel,” Kevin Shields and Brian Eno — “The Weight of History,” Sleep — “The Sciences,” The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Part 2: The Means of Ascent by Robert Caro, Various Artists — “Johnny Cash: Forever Words,” MSNBC

5/4 — BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB AT CAT’S CRADLE

5/5 — Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — “Baby 81,” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo,” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — “Specter at the Feast,” STAR TREK DISCOVERY (3), AUTOMAN

5/6 — STAR TREK DISCOVERY (3), AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

5/7 — Iceage — “Beyondless,” Brian Eno — “Music for Installations,” Eleanor Friedberger — “Rebound,” Belly — “DOVE,” Paul Butterfield Bules Band — “In My Own Dreams,” MSNBC, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, new yorker podcast: robert caro on the fall of new york, MSNBC

5/8 — MSNBC

5/9 — marketing today podcast with alan hart — byron sharp, STAR TREK DISCOVERY (3)

5/10 — Prinzhorn Dance School — “Clay Class,” Prinzhorn Dance School — “Prinzhorn Dance School,” 99% invisible — laugh tracks, MSNBC, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD

5/11 — Professor Longhair — “Build the Wall: Live at Tipitina’s,” Dabrye — “Three/Three,” Kilo — “Backwater,” Shigeto — “The New Monday,” Psymun — “Rainbow Party,” Telefon Tel Aviv — “Map of What is Effortless” Jacaszek — “KWAITY,” Public Memory — “Veil of Counsel,” Geotic — “Abysma,”99% invisible — las vegas, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD

5/12 — MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, ATLANTA

5/13 — Clipse — “Lord Willin’,” JUMANJI, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, LEGION

5/14 — MSNBC, ATLANTA

5/16 — MSNBC

5/17 — MSNBC

5/18 — Buffalo Tom — “Quiet and Peace,” The Sea and Cake — “Any Day,” Beach House — “&,” Jon Hopkins — “Singularity,” Courtney Barnett — “Tell me How you Really Feel,” MSNBC

5/20 — DEADPOOL 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (re-watch), STORAGE (5), SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD

5/21 — Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 3 by Robert Caro, MSNBC

5.23 — MSNBC, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 4 by Robert Caro

5/24 — SOLO

5/25 — ALL THE WAY

5/26 — JACKIE (re-watch)

5/27 — RED SPARROW

5/28 — ANNIHILATION, JUSTICE LEAGUE

5/29 — Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older

5/31 — Mark Kozelek — “Mark Kozelek,” Now, Now — “Saved,” Chvrches — “Love is Dead,”

6/1 — LEGION

6/2 — LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (re-watch), THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, STORAGE WARS (2), A Short History of China by Gordon Kerr

6/3 — LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (re-watch), LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (EXTENDED) (re-watch), LEGION, ATLANTA

6/4 — LOGAN NOIR EDITION, Kanye West — “Ye,” APPLE WWDC KEYNOTE,

6/5 — Efficiency and Image: Advertising as an Antitrust Issue by Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman

6/7 — Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else) by Ken Auletta, MSNBC

6/8 — Oneohtrix Point Never — “Age Of,” Natalie Prass — “The Future and the Past,” MSNBC, LEGION (2)

6/9 — ROBERT KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT (4), LBJ, LEGION (2)

6/10 — A WRINKLE IN TIME, JOHN MCCAIN: FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL, LEGION

6/11 — Father John Misty — “God’s Favorite Customer,” Courtney Barnett — “Tell Me How You Really Feel,” MSNBC, LEGION

6/13 — A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Volume 2: The Golden Web: 1933 to 1953 by Erik Barnouw, MSNBC

6/14 — Natalie Press — “The Future and the Past,” Trashcan Sinatras — “I’ve Seen Everything,” LEGION

6/15 — Pooka — “Shift,” MSNBC, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIT (2)

6/16 — FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (re-watch), ALY WONG HARD KNOCK LIFE

6/17 — INCREDIBLES 2

6/18 — Peter Gabriel — “So (25th Anniversary Edition),” The Dead Tongues — “Unsung Passage,” Lykke Li — “so sad so sexy,” MSNBC

6/19 — A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Volume III: The Image Empire by Erik Barnouw

6/20 — MSNBC

6/21 — MSNBC, ALY WONG BABY COBRA

6/22 — Gram Parsons — “The Complete Reprise Sessions,” Gram Parsons — “Another Side of this Life,” Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels — “Live 1973,”

6/23 — SIXTEEN CANDLES (re-watch), STORAGE WARS (4), DARIA (2)

6/24 — JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, EXPLORERES (re-watch), STORAGE WARS (6)

6/25 — WESTWORLD (2)

6/27 — MSNBC

6/28 — Dawes — “Passwords,” Florence and the Machine — “High as Hope,” WESTWORLD, MSNBC

6/29 — WESTWORLD (3)

6/30 — STORAGE WARS (5)

7/1 — WESTWORLD (4)

7/2 — MSNBC

7/3 — The Human League — “Reproduction,” John Coltrane — “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album”. PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, STORAGE WARS (8)

7/4 — STORAGE WARS (8)

7/5 — Star Trek THE NEXT GENERATION (2)

7/6 — Drekka — “Live 2014,” Drekka — “Unbeknownst to the Participants at Hand,” Drekka — “Ghost House,” Drekka — “Ekki Gera Fikniefnum,” GLOW (2)

7/7 — STORAGE WARS (12), GLOW

7/8 — STORAGE WARS

7/9 — GLOW

7/13 — Gang Gang Dance — “Kazuashita,” Nine Inch Nails — “Bad Witch,” VoX LoW — “Something is Wrong,” GLOW (2)

7/14 — JOHN WHICH CHAPTER 2 (re-watch), GLOW (3)

7/15 — TOMB RAIDER (2018), JOHN WICK (re-watch), ANT MAN AND THE WASP

7/16 — READY PLAYER ONE (re-watch)

7/18 — Wet — “Still Run,” Deafhaven — “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love,” The Hold Steady — “Eureka b/w Esther,” MSNBC, GLOW (2), Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television by Patrick R. Parsons

7/18 — GLOW

7/19 — VoX LoW — “Vox Low,” THE TOYS THAT MADE US(2), MSNBC

7/20 — The SIlvertones — “Silver Bullets,” Lumerians — “Call of the Void,” THE EXPANSE (2)

7/23 — THE EXPANSE (2)

7/22 — LOST IN SPACE (4), GROSSE POINTE BLANK (re-watch)

7/23 — LOST IN SPACE (6), THE EXPANSE (2), MSNBC

7/24 — The Sponsor: Notes on Modern Potentates by Erik Barnouw, Why Do People Share Fake News? A Sociotechnical Model of Media Effects by Alice Marwick

7/25 — THE EXPANSE (2), Effective Frequency: The Relationship Between Frequency and Advertising Effectiveness by Michael Naples

7/26 — Billy Joel — “Glass Houses,” STAR TREK (2009) (re-watch), MSNBC

7/27 — STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (re-watch), STAR TREK BEYOND (re-watch), MSNBC, THE MAGICIANS (3), THE EXPANSE (3)

7/28 — THE MAGICIANS (4), THE EXPANSE (2)

7/29 — No One Tells You This by Glynnis Macniccol, THE EXPANSE (2)

7/30 — THE EXPANSE (2)

7/31 — ShadowParty — “ShadowParty,”

8/1 — MSNBC

8/2 — MSNBC, Founding Father: How C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb Changed Politics in America by Stephen E. Frantzich

8/3 — Unbunny — “Moon Fruit,” MSNBC

8/4 — CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

8/5 — MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE PRINCESS BRIDE (re-watch), DRUNK HISTORY (3)

8/6 — John Farrell — “If We Should Wander,” Planetsexploder — “Cowboy Sauce/Sorm Cumin,” Various — “Manhunter: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack,” The Contagious Commandments: Ten Steps to Bravery by Paul Kemp-Robertson and Chris Barth, MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (3)

8/7 — Nerve — “EP{.” Elaine Walker — “Microtonal Works,” Elaine Walker — “Chaos Melody Theory,” MSNBC

8/8 — A Theory of Price Control by John Kenneth Galbraith

8/9 — MSNBC

8/11 — EXTRAORDINARY INTERIORS, COCO

8/12 — EXTRAORDINARY INTERIORS (5), DRUNK HISTORY (2)

8/13 — Mitski — “Be the Cowboy,” Ubunny — “Cellphone,”

8/15 — DRUNK HISTORY (3), MSNBC

8/16 — DRUNK HISTORY (3), MSNBC, Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn

8/17 — CRAZY RICH ASIANS

8/18 — GEOSTORM, THE GREAT WALL, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (4), DRUNK HISTORY (2)

8/19 — A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (2), DRUNK HISTORY (3)

8/20 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (3)

8/21 — DAWES AND JEFF LYNNE’S ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

8/22 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (3)

8/23 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (3)

8/24 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY

8/25 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY, (2) Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze

8/26 WATCHMEN (director’s cut), JACK REACHER, JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK, STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI (re-watch)

8/27 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (2)

8/29 — Lumerians — “Call of the Void,” Amiina — “Kurr,” NIXON CUOMO DEBATE

8/30 — Julee Cruise — “Three Demos,” Mogwai — “Kin Soundtrack,” Spiritualized — “And Nothing Hurt,” Young Southpaw — “At the Movies,” Charnel Ground — “Charnel Ground,” James — “Living in Extraordinary Times,” THE LITTLE HOURS, MSNBC

9/1 — DRUNK HISTORY (3), FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (re-watch)

9/2 — Death Cab for Cutie — “Thank you for Today,” I, TONYA

9/3 — The Oh Sees — “Smote Reverser,” Interpol — “Maurader,” Blood Orange — “Negro Swan,” Alice in Chains — “Rainer Fog,” BRING IT ON (re-watch), MSNBC

9/4 — Laurel — “Dogviolet,” MSNBC

9/5 — Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois — “Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois,” BRETT KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, MSNBC, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916–1931 by Adam Tooze

9/6 — BRETT KAVANGAUGH HEARINGS, MSNBC, MR MOM (re-watch)

9/7 — Advance Base — “Your Dog,” OMNIFLUX, LEAD INTO GOLD AND OHGR AT CAT’S CRADLE

9/8 — Omniflux — “Aquarelle,” Lead Into Gold — “The Sun Behind the Sun,” THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (re-watch), BLACK PANTHER (re-watch), HIGHLANDER (re-watch)

9/10 — MSNBC, WEATHER CHANNEL

9/12 — MSNBC, WEATHER CHANNEL

9/13 — Don Ray — “Gardens of Love,” Waxahatchee — “Great Thunder,” The Infinite Three — “Foam,” MSNBC, WEATHER CHANNEL, Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty

9/14 — Low — “Double Negative,” SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (re-watch), WEATHER CHANNEL, MSNBC, Fear by Bob Woodward

9/15 — Feist — “Let it Die,” OCEANS 8

9/16 — Small Fry by Lisa Brennan Jobs

9/17 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (2)

9/18 — MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (2)

9/19 — MSNBC

9/20 — Jesus Jones — “Passages,” MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY (3)

9/21 — Metric — “Art of Doubt,” Beak> — “>>>,” MSNBC, MANIAC

9/22 — MANIAC (4), THE GOOD PLACE (3)

9/23 — THE GOOD PLACE (3), MSNBC

9/24 — THE GOOD PLACE (3), MSNBC

9/27 — BRETT KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, MSNBC, THE GOOD PLACE (3)

9/28 — The Lemon Twigs — “Go to School,” KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, The Mountain Goats — “Hex of Infinite Bidding EP,” THE GOOD PLACE (3)

9/29 — MANIAC (2), THE GOOD PLACE (3), ANDY WARHOL’S BLOOD FOR DRACULA (re-watch)

10/1 — THE HOBBIT (Maple Edit), THE GOOD PLACE (3), MANIAC (3), SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

10/2 — Chic — “It’s About Time,” The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Rob Chernow, THE GOOD PLACE (3), MSNBC

10/3 — You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music’s Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin, MSNBC, THE GOOD PLACE, DRUNK HISTORY (2)

10/4 — Prince — “Piano and a Microphone 1983,” MSNBC, DRUNK HISTORY

10/5 — The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark, 7 Days in Ohio: Trump, The Gathering of the Juggalos And the Summer that Everything Went Insane, by Nathan Rabin

10/6 — THE GOOD PLACE, THE LAST STARFIGHTER (re-watch)

10/7 — STAR WARS RESISTANCE (3), SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

10/8 — WARLOCK (re-watch), DR WHO

10/9 — Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister, People’s Guide to the Federal Budget by the National Priorities Project

10/10 — BOJACK HORSEMAN (3)

10/11 — Phosphorescent — “C’est La Vie,” BOJACK HORSEMAN (3)

10/12 — MGMT — “Little Dark Age (Matthew Dear Album Remix),High on Fire — “Electric Messiah,” Kate Frend and her Country Gents — “Live at the Middle East 1997,” Cat Power — “Wanderer,” THE X FILES (2) (re-watch)

10/12 — PHIL COLLINS AT BARCLAYS CENTER

10/13 — The Good News about Bad Behavior — Why Kids are Less Disciplined Than Ever — And What to Do About it by Katherine Reynolds Lewis, DR WHO, MSNBC

10/14 — Townes Van Zandt — “For the Sake of Song,” THE GOOD PLACE, MSNBC, BOJACK HORSEMAN (3)

10/15 — Tim Hecker — “Konoyo,” Marissa Nadler — “For My Crimes,” Mount Eerie — “After (Live),”

10/16 -

10/17 — THE GOOD PLACE, DRUNK HISTORY (3)

10/18 — Matthew Dear — “Bunny,” Advance Base — “Animal Companionship,” COMMUNITY (2)

10/19 — GRACE AND FRANKIE (2), COMMUNITY

10/21 — THE GOOD PLACE, COMMUNITY (3), No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin

10/22 — COMMUNITY (3)

10/23 — Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, COMMUNITY (3)

10/24 — COMMUNITY (2), DR WHO, MSNBC

10/25 — Kurt Vile — “Bottle It In,” Current 93 — “The Light is Leaving Us All,” MSNBC

10/26 — Suzie Higgie & Conway Savage — “Soon Will Be Tomorrow,” Robyn — “Honey,”

10/27 — ALADDIN (re-watch), IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN (re-watch), THIS IS AMERICA CHARLIE BROWN

10/28 — The Golden Book of Wanamaker Stores: Golden Anniversary — 1861–1911 by John Wanamaker et al, KINGSMEN: GOLDEN CIRCLE (re-watch), JUPITER ASCENDING (re-watch)

10/29 — GALAXY QUEST (re-watch), DR WHO

10/30 — Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Snrnicek and Alex Williams

10/31 — MSNBC

11/1 — MSNBC, THE GOOD PLACE, FOREVER (2)

11/2 — Peter, Bjorn and John — “Darker Days,” How To Dress Well — “The Afternoon,” Neneh Cherry — “Broken Politics,” Helena Deland — “From the Series of Songs ‘Altogether Unaccompanied vols 1–4,” MØ — “Forever Neverland,” MSNBC, THE GOOD PLACE, FOREVER (2)

11/3 — Cloud Nothings “Last Building Burning,” FOREVER (2), MSNBC, New York Challenge Coins (Annotated) by New York Year Zero

11/4 — Cocteau Twins — “Lullabies for Violaine Vol 2,” Daughters — “You Won’t Get What You Want,” Bad Bad Hats — “Lightning Round,” SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, FOREVER (2), HOMECOMING (3)

11/5 — Dead Can Dance — “Dionysus,” Fightmilk — “Not With That Attitude,” HOMECOMING (5)

11/6 — MSNBC ELECTION RESULTS

11/7 — Best Seat in the House: The Golden Years of Radio and Television by Pat Weaver, DR WHO, MSNBC

11/8 — MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, MSNBC

11/9 — J. Mascis — “Web So Dense,” THE GOOD PLACE, STAR WARS RESISTANCE

11/10 — CRAZY RICH ASIANS (re-watch)

11/11 — SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

11/12 — Foals — “Total Life Forever,” Will Oldham — “Songs of Love and Horror,” DR WHO, PASSENGERS (re-watch)

11/14 — MSNBC

11/15 — Bobbie Gentry — The Delta Sweete,” Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell — “Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell,” Bobbie Gentry — “Local Gentry,” Bobbie Gentry — “Fancy,” Bobbie Gentry — “Patchwork,” MSNBC

11/16 — Various Artists — “Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack” Rosanne Cash — “She Remembers Everything,” Pistol Annies — “Interstate Gospel,” Muse — “Simulation Theory,” Boygenius — “Boygenius,”

11/17 — THE GOOD PLACE

11/18 — SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

11/19 — THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (2), MSNBC

11/20 — Sun Kil Moon — “This is My Dinner,” Marianne Faithful — “Negative Capability,”

11/21 — RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

11/22 — DR. WHO, THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

11/23 — FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

11/24 — Thought Gang — “Thought Gang,” Zeni Geva and Steve Albini — “Maximum Implosion,” THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, ADVENTURE TIME (6), MSNBC, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHIILOSOPHERS STONE (re-watch)

11/25 — Boxhead Ensemble — “Nocturnes,” FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (re-watch), HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (re-watch), THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, Me and Ted Against the World: The Unauthorized Story of the Founding of CNN by Reese Schonfeld

11/26 — Reed & Caroline — “Hello Science,” Reed & Caroline — “Buchla and Singing,” mobile growth summit podcast — David leviev, Now, Now — “Now, Now on Audiotree Live (#2),” Now Now — “Saved,” Now, Now — “Threads (remixed),” Art Brut — Wham! Bam! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!,” Keith Top Of the Pops & His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band — “LIvin’ The Dream,” HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (re-watch), DR WHO, THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

11/27 — The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths by Lauren Mazzucato

11/28 — MSNBC, SESAME STREET (3)

11/29 — The Good, The Bad and the Queen — “Merrie Land,” CRAZY RICH ASIANS (re-watch), MSNBC

11/30 — Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore — “Ghost Forest,” Rivulets — “In Our Circle,” RED DAWN (original, re-watch)

12/1 — Trashmonk — “Mona Lisa Overdrive,

12/2 — STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS (re-watch), STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI (re-watch), Becoming by Michelle Obama, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1999) (re-watch),

12/3 — Superorganism — “Superorganism,”

12/5 — Ex:Re — “Ex:Re,” Olafur Arnalds — “re:member,”, The Flame by Leonard Cohen

12/6 — MSNBC, DR WHO

12/7 — MSNBC, THE GOOD PLACE

12/8 — SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, ADVENTURE TIME (2)

12/9 — Willard Grant Conspiracy — “Untethered,” RAMPAGE, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

12/10 — Mavis Staples — “Mavis Staples,” Queen — “A Night at the Opera,” MSNBC, THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

12/11 — How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

12/13 — AJ Suede — “Darth Sueder,” MSNBC, DR WHO

12/14 — Choir Boy — Passive With Desire,” Laibach — “The Sound of Music,” Kid Congo Powers — “Life on KEXP 2009,” MSNBC, THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, ADVENTURE TIME (2)

12/15 — THE ORVILLE, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

12/16 — Buffalo Clover — “Test Your Love, “ Mastersystem — “Dance Music,” MORTAL ENGINES, FOOTBALL, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, ADVENTURE TIME (3)

12/17 — MSNBC, ADVENTURE TIME (3)

12/18 — The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI by Roland Kessler

12/19 — MSNBC

12/20 — St Etienne — “Asleep at the Wheels of Steel: Music for Lost and other Films by St Etienne,” Wharton Tiers Ensemble — “Kaboom!,” Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments — “No Old Guy Lo Fi Cry,” MSNBC

12/21 — THE SUNSHINE MAKERS, THE ORVILLE, MSNBC

12/23 — SALT FAT ACID HEAT, ROMA

12/24 — BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, ELF (RE-WATCH), ADVENTURE TIME (3)

12/25 — AQUAMAN, FIRST MAN

12/26 — GREEN BOOK, MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

12/27 -THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, MSNBC

12/28 -WELCOME TO MARWEN

12/29 — SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDERVERSE, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (re-watch), THE ORVILLE, Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

12/30 — BLACKKKLANSMAN, MANDY

12/31 — VICE

author, @agencythebook, @mannupbook. writing an ad economics book. reformed angel investor, record label owner, native alaskan. co-founded @barbariangroup.

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