Please, please, please get out today and vote! Make your voice heard! Take advantage of the opportunity you have automatically--the right that people around the world are fighting for.
Okay, plug over. :)
I'm pretty over this election, so let's talk about something more fun: some of my current favorite historical/fictional political things.
- Hamilton's America: WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY DO NOT PASS GO DO NOT COLLECT $200. I've watched it five times (and counting). We watched it twice in two days. Even if you don't think you'll like Hamilton, WATCH IT. (psst, it expires 11/18. watch it now.)
- The West Wing Weekly Podcast: If you're new around here, you might not realize how much I love The West Wing. I love it like it's my own child, honestly. Kind of like Josh and Hrishi, the two hosts of TWWW, love it. They go through each episode and discuss it -- so you don't need to have watched the show before to easily catch up! -- as well as bring on actors and crew from the show, or people currently in politics, to discuss relevant themes.
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: Related to #1, obviously. I was intrigued by this book in the documentary, my grandfather had a copy, and somehow I started reading a 700-page biography during the busiest work time of the year. Oops.
- Madam Secretary: I watched this show scarily fast -- there are two seasons currently on Netflix and the third is airing right now. It's addictive and all the policy chat is wonderful.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: This is an incredible read about two characters in France and Germany in WWII. I realize I'm a little bit behind on this one, but I finally got around to reading it (post-grad is an incredible thing) and it was amazing.
If you have any recommendations along these lines, I'd love to hear them!
Happy Election Day!