Slate Daily Podcast includes a variety of weekly podcasts on different subjects. I think i prefer the Culture Gabfest (FB) infinitesimally more than the Political Gabfest (FB), which is to say it teeters back and forth as to which I prefer each week.
One thing they do is have each gabfest participant “endorse” some cultural item each week. Movie, television show, book, music, it can be almost anything, usually in the entertainment genre.
I often remember weeks later “there was that /insert item here/ that they mentioned” and I just can’t remember it. My Google Foo is relatively good, but finding a list of them is not easy. So, I’m going to see if writing them down myself will help. I highly recommend making this podcast regular listening.
Feb 16, 2011; No. 126; “Church of High Modernism And Puppies Edition”
Dana’s pick: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, and writer Callie Khouri’s commentary track on the new 20th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of Thelma & Louise.
Julia’s pick: The 1940 romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner.
John’s pick: Thomas Mann’s essay “Herr und Hund” (“A Man and His Dog“).
Steve’s pick: Montreal bar Bily Kun (French).