Episode 85

Media is the root of all heartache. Or is it?

February 28th, 2019

50 mins 44 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, we talk about media consumption - what media held a deep influence in our early years, what’s been recently life-changing and what we’re currently enjoying.

We talk about what it’s like to give ourselves permission to simply enjoy the media we love, and how it enriches our lives and relationships. And we wonder if we need to be more critical about our indulgences, making room for other activities. All of this leads into next episode’s topic: Kids and Media.

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  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue | The Lady's Guide to Petticoats & Piracy — Laura's enjoying these books by Mackenzi Lee.
  • Play the original Civilization online! — Laura's in full nerdy ecstasy, having found this.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — One of our favorite shows right now.
  • Watch Survivor | Prime Video — Several seasons are available on Amazon Prime.
  • OverDrive: eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries — One of Laura's favorite apps.
  • Seeing White – Scene on Radio — Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.
  • Dream Theater - Distance Over Time (Amazon Music) — If you like prog rock or metal, you'll probably love Dream Theater's Distance Over Time, especially Barstool Warrior. Yes, that is a dumb song name but the song is incredible.
  • ‎Bowls - Tibetan Singing Bowls on the App Store — This is not a great app. Leslie is trying to find a better one. But, it gets the job done! The sounds are authentic and help Leslie relax.
  • HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Title Sequence — Why is it in all caps? Watch and it will make sense... probably.
  • The Toys That Made Us - Netflix — We can't say enough great things about this toy documentary series on Netflix! Learn the history of Barbie, G.I. Joe, He-Man, Hello Kitty, and many more.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Reboot on Netflix — An excellent reboot of the original! We love it and our kids do too!
  • Robotech / Roboverse — Robotech is Leslie's favorite cartoon of all time and his still in his top 10 media. From the official website, "Robotech is a sweeping science-fiction anime epic of humans defending their home world against alien domination. The saga is told through the eyes of characters caught up in a series of wars that erupts when a mysterious spacecraft crash-lands on Earth at the turn of the millennium. The secrets of alien knowledge aboard this vessel were unlocked, leading to the development of "Robotechnology" and the creation of a vast arsenal of robotic "mecha" to defend the Earth against the alien threats that would eventually strike to lay claim to the mysterious power source known as "protoculture." ROBOTECH has often been called a "space opera" because it is not just action-packed entertainment, but also an engaging drama.
  • ROBOTECH™ OPENING HD with Original Robotech™ opening theme (From pachinko™ machines) - YouTube — Robotech opening title sequence. This one has been remastered by a super fan for HD.
  • [Monty Python] The Beatles of Comedy - The Atlantic — "It’s a pity that the word irreverent has lost its weight, so that it’s come to seem a mere synonym for cheeky. The Pythons were irreverent in the deepest sense. They had automatic respect for nothing. Everything was fit matter for comedy: religion, national differences, cannibalism, Hitler, torture, death, crucifixion. They created a parallel world in which nothing was serious. They were like boys: they not only weren’t afraid; they didn’t know they should be afraid."
  • Why Modular Productivity Softwares Are Only Just Beginning — “Modular Productivity Software” is a term to explain applications that allow you freedom to customise layout and help you to get things done. Software like Notion, Airtable, Coda and Milanote are perfect examples of modular productivity software. Helping you to plan your tasks, manage lists, co-ordinate projects and bring forward ideas, all in one workspace. The best way to describe modular productivity software is as online lego."