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What have you read or listened to lately that you found interesting, inspiring, and shareable?
Darren Barnes – Mira Project Manager
I’ve been listening to a lot of history podcasts lately. Some of the best are Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – a deep dive into monumental historical events. Long episodes and totally worth it. My favorite episodes were his ‘Blueprint for Armageddon’ series detailing the big events of World War 1. Another is Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History – a sometimes poignant, other times quirky examination of the smaller parts of history. I have also been watching pop culture YouTube video essays like Lindsay Ellis – My favorite series is an examination of academic film school topics within the Transformers movie franchise. Both informative and ridiculous. Just Write, Nerdwriter1 and Lessons from the Screenplay – all feature different YouTube creators who offer thoughts on effective storytelling, especially from movies.
Kellyn Danehey Macon – Mira Project Manager
Over the past few weeks, I have been on the hunt for new podcasts. While I love my regulars, I needed to spice things up. And nothing says spicy like a podcast about literature! Reading Women is a podcast that discusses books written by or about women. The hosts have both earned their M.A. in English Literature, so listening makes you feel like a member in a smart book club. I also appreciate how the podcast focuses on embracing diversity. For example, this month’s theme highlights Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. And the fun doesn’t stop there! The hosts have also created a group on Goodreads. The 3000+ members keeps the conversation going after the episode is over. While I am still new to the podcast, the first book I read at their recommendation, The Cutting Season by Attica Locke, was fantastic.