Staff Favorites


Movies & TV Shows

  • Mummies Unwrapped (Discovery Channel, Hulu)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Parks and Recreation (Netflix, Hulu)
  • This is Where I Leave You (Check it out today!)
  • The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)
  • Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (Place a hold today!)

Books

  • Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (Historical Thriller)
  • The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk (Fiction / Thriller)
  • Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart (Poetry)
  • Trust: America’s Best Chance by Pete Buttigieg (Nonfiction / Politics)
  • If You Tell by Gregg Olsen (Nonfiction / Serial Killers)

Podcasts

  • Bodies
    “Host Allison Behringer peels back the curtain on medical mysteries and phenomena in this intimate documentary-style podcast. People share their stories of medical mystery in a revealing, raw way that may make you go, “Oh, me too!”

  • Becoming Wise
    “Gain new insight on life and morality in the time it takes to brew a mug of tea with this podcast from On Being’s Krista Tippett. Episodes feature chats with thought leaders such as the late John Lewis and Brene Brown.”

  • Every Little Thing
    “Host Flora Lichtman explores topics ranging from why office plants are a thing to who invented pants and how black holes work. Trust us: This podcast that really lives up to its name. Get your next conversation starter here.”

  • This American Life
    “The first ever podcast to win a Pulitzer Prize, this storytelling podcast was a popular radio show long before the form existed. Its huge backlog of episodes alone will give you lots to fill your ears. let host Ira Glass guide you through fascinating stories about people among us, in a beautifully produced pod.”

  • Fiasco
    “News junkies will love this audio documentary series about politics, power, and what really happened during our country’s most seminal events. The first season uncovers the contested election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and the second goes deep into Iran-Contra.”

  • How Did This Get Made?
    “If you love movies that are so bad, they’re good — or just movies in general — grab the popcorn for this hysterical podcast. Each episode, hosts Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas and special guests dissect another film that should never have made it. No need to watch the films ahead of time, but it helps.”

  • The Alarmist
    “The sinking of the Titanic. The Irish potato famine. The McDonald’s coffee lawsuit. This funny and informative podcast investigates some of the greatest failures of our time; how they happened, what went wrong, and whether they could have been prevented. History buffs who want a chuckle, this one’s for you.”