Beyond Type 1 Staff Picks: What We’re Reading, Watching + Listening To


 

Being continuously confined in the midst of a pandemic probably wasn’t on anyone’s to-do list for this year — and it certainly wasn’t part of our plan at Beyond Type 1! Over the course of the last few weeks, we’ve been social distancing, leaning on loved ones via video chat, and connecting with each other over what we’re watching, reading and listening to because these are some of the only experiences we can truly share right now.

Our team consolidated our current favorites to share with you some of the things that are helping us laugh, cry, and just hang in there. Check out our picks and let us know some of yours!

 


T’ara 

Watching:

  • Desus and Mero
  • Elite
  • Outlander

Reading:

  • Born a Crime Trevor Noah
  • We’re Going to Need More Wine Gabrielle Union

Listening:

  • BTS
  • MyTaughtYou – Myleik Teele 
  • Pod Save America and Pod Save the World – Crooked Media 

Lala

Watching:

  • The Outsider 
  • Ozark
  • Muppet’s Treasure Island — “All-time favorite comfort movie.”

Reading:

  • Crescent City – Sarah J. Maas
  • Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo 

Listening:

  • Swim – Mapei
  • Energy – Big K.R.I.T.
  • Swan Song – Dua Lipa

Dez 

Watching:

  • Sex & the City
  • The O.C.

Reading: 

  • Tweets + memes

Listening:

  • Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa 
  • O Fortuna – Carl Orff
  • SimplyPodLogical
  • My Favorite Murder

Dana

Watching:

  • The Great British Baking Show — “Has gotten me through tough times before and it’s working its magic again.”
  • Bon Appetit’s YouTube Channel

Reading: 

  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane 
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Listening: 

  • Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast — Put this on, take deep breaths, and fall asleep. Does not matter how old you are.”

Alexi 

Watching: 

  • Westworld
  • Superstore
  • A Goofy Movie

Reading: 

  • Home Work – Julie Andrews
  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – Dr. Joe Dispenza — “Especially profound during such an uncertain time.”

Listening: 

  • Broadway soundtracks! Phantom, Wicked, Hamilton, Hadestown, The Drowsy Chaperone, Finding Neverland, Pippin, Beauty & the Beast + more.

Todd 

Watching:

  • Tiger King
  • Westworld 
  • Devs
  • Rewatching 30 Rock
  • Any Nancy Meyers or Nora Ephron movie

Reading:

  • The Three-Body Problem – Liu Cixin
  • Calvin and Hobbes 

Listening:

  • The Ringer Podcast Network (Rewatchables, Bachelor Party, Big Picture, The Watch)
  • Classical music covers of pop songs

Sara 

Watching:

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Brooklyn 99 — “With the kids.”

Listening:

  • A lot of 90s Hip Hop, British soul artists, Talking Heads (“Always.”), Charles Bradley, Built to Spill + The Pixies
  • My kids arguing about which one the dogs love better. 

Reading: 

  • Cooking for Good Times
  • Slaying Goliath
  • Catch and Kill

Ida 

Watching:

  • Homeland — “No matter how bad it gets out there, it’s somehow always worse for Carrie Mathison.”
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • All Sandra Bullock movies

Reading:

  • Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Three Women – Lisa Taddeo

Listening:

  • Jordan Mackampa — “He melts my butter!”
  • Cifika
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 in C Minor 

Kat

Watching:

  • Master of None 
  • Explained 
  • Black Mirror — “We’re basically living in a Black Mirror episode now.”

Reading:

  • Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 
  • Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino 

Listening:

  • Pod Save America 
  • The Daily
  • S-Town — “Re-listening to it because it’s a masterpiece!”

Mariana

Watching

  • Adam Ruins Everything
  • On My Block
  • Day Break 

Reading

  • Elige No Tener Miedo – Gaby Perez
  • “Homework materials for my next degree… How is everyone reading so much?”

Listening

 


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WRITTEN BY The Beyond Type 1 Team, POSTED 04/01/20, UPDATED 04/01/20

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Team.