What We’re Listening To – January 2018 Picks

I spend a lot of time on my New Year’s Resolutions in January, mostly because I forget about them after a few weeks. This January, I’m trying to learn something new every day, listen to more podcasts, and try some new music. I think I’ve hit all three with this list. Here’s what I’ve been listening to so far in 2018:

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
By Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Read by Brian Corrigan, Fred Sanders, and Ken Burns

I’ve been slowly making my way through The Vietnam War since its release in September. As I’ve wrapped up the last few episodes of the TV series this month, I went back and started listening to the audiobook companion on my morning commute. The companion audiobook is a great way to review what you’ve already seen in the miniseries. If you’re a complete newcomer to this documentary, the audiobook can give you some excellent background information. This is essential listening for armchair generals, or anybody looking to learn more about the Vietnam War.

 

 

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
By New York Magazine / Panoply

Good One is a comedy fan’s dream. It takes a particular joke from a guest comedian and examines what makes it so funny. I love watching funny movies, especially reliving my favorite jokes. Featuring episodes like “Weird Al Yankovic’s Word Crimes” and “Will Forte’s MacGruber Sex Scenes,” there’s an episode for every type of humor.

 

 

Evolve
By Imagine Dragons

I was lucky enough to attend an Imagine Dragons concert this fall, and I loved every second of it. Since seeing them live, I’ve been making my way back through their discography. Their newest album, Evolve, has been incredible listening so far. If you like the Dragons’ signature mix of pop and rock music, you’ll love it. Favorite tracks so far are “Believer” and “Thunder.”