Woo Wednesday

Shows, Books and Podcasts Oh My!

Jaye Wells

Here are some things I’ve been enjoying lately.

Woo Netflix

I’ve been watching The Last Kingdom lately. It’s about the Saxons and the Danes and the struggle over the land we now call England. It’s like a Viking soap opera and I’m here for it. The adventures of Uhtred son of Uhtred have been a lovely diversion from the news. Check it out if you like historical dramas where everyone is attractive and no one is missing any teeth.

I also recently watched Hannah Gadsby’s latest special Douglas. It’s less traumatic than her first special (which was brilliant), but it’s still super smart, razor sharp, and features my favorite Gadsby bit—the art history rant. I’ve watched it twice already. Check it out!

Woo Books

Here’s a list of what I’m reading right now. Note: Yes, I usually have this many books or more going at once.

-A Moveable Feast by Hemingway

-The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèli Clark

-Women of Darkness anthology edited by Kathryn Ptacek (might be out of print, I found it at a used book store)

-Miners, Millhands and Mountaineers by Ronald D. Eller (book research)

-Foxfire Books vol 2 edited by Eliot Wigginton (book research)

Woo Podcasts

I love to listen to podcasts on my walks or while cleaning the house. Here are some I’ve been loving lately.

-By the Book: Two friends work their way through a self-help book per episode and apply the advice for two weeks and report on their results. My friend Rachael Herron recommended this one.

-Savage Lovecast: Dan Savage dispenses love and sex advice. During the pandemic he’s been addressing a lot of challenges of love in the time of Covid, which is pretty interesting.

-Tarot for the Wild Soul by Lindsay Mack: Interesting discussions about tarot and astrology.

Which shows, books and podcasts have you been enjoying lately? Give me some new obsessions in comments!

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