Weekly Roundup 17 April 2022

What I'm reading, listening to and watching this week. Featuring Hell of a Book, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Good Omens.

In a format totally lifted from Tim Ferriss:

What I'm Reading:
* Hell of a Book - Jason Mott

* Tune In by Mark Lewisohn - first mentioned here

Still chugging along.

Who I'm Listening To:
Podcasts
* Neil Gaiman on the Tim Ferriss Show (Ep. #366)

I love Neil Gaiman, I love Terry Pratchett - and I love that Neil Gaiman's and Terry Pratchett's Great Friendship produced Good Omens; a satirical end of the world novel about a baby swap (involving the antichrist as the baby) and an unlikely friendship between an angel and a demon. The TV show (starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen in roles that feel they were made for) is just wonderful too.

If you'd like a Neil Gaiman book recommendation, I'd recommend American Gods (i.e. what happened to the Old Gods when their followers moved to the New World?) and The Graveyard Book.

If you'd like a Terry Pratchett Discworld (a satirical series set on a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle) recommendation, both Mort (about Death's apprentice) and Going Postal (about a swindler who's forced to set up and run a postal service) are personal favorites of mine.

* Mark Lewisohn on Fans On The Run (Ep. #73)

A lovely, rare appearance by Mark Lewisohn with some new stories. Ethan Alexanian, the podcast host, is only 19 but already an experienced interviewer.

Music
* RAM - Paul McCartney

What I'm Thinking About:
* While I don't always agree with Abigail Thorn of Philosophy Tube, I always find her videos well thought out and clear in their explanations. I'm currently digesting this one on Social Constructs.

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