I'm Loving: Political Edition

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.

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!