Stuff We Like


  • KCRW’s Bookworm. A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show’s host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.
  • This American Life. This American Life, presented by Chicago Public Radio, is an award-winning radio program as well as a television program on the Showtime network,
  • Radiolab. Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
  • The Sound of Young AmericaThe Sound of Young America is a public radio show about things that are awesome.
  • The Moth. The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
  • Philosophy Bites. Top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics.
  • Justice Harvard. Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. In this 12-part series, Prof. Michael Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do.


In Print

  • The Believer. Monthly magazine featuring essays, book reviews, interviews, charts, and uncopyrighted ideas free for the taking.
  • McSweeney’s.  A literary journal founded by Dave Eggers and also a publisher of off-beat and experimental literature.



  • PostSecret. A gallery of postcard-sized images posted anonymously to unveil a secret.
  • Learning to Love You More. A web site and series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments. 



  • On my commute.  Five days a week, Alana commutes from a city to a suburb.  This blog is a way to account for the time she spends in transit: how it feels, what she does, what’s on her mind, what she sees. 

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