What’s Making Me Happy 1.0

This is a segment/topic that I borrowed from one of my favorite podcasts, Pop Culture Happy Hour. The hosts record it at the end of every episode and I decided to adapt it for my own. I also want to take some time out of every week to practice gratitude and thankfulness. Overall, good vibes.

What’s making me happy this week:

  • The show Mindhunter 

Typically, I stay away from hour long shows–talk about time suck! But since I’m in the early stages of writing Wicked Webs, I went to Netflix for some fodder. The show follows the start-up and initiation of the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit; the program that coined the term “Serial Killer” in the 1970s. Jonathan Groff is the show’s main lead. Fun facts: he also played Kristoff in Frozen and he’s apparently best friends with Lea Michelle. The acting is good, the outfits are awesome and the content is even better.

  • Reliving Gone Girl

If you haven’t read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, go do it. It’s dark and twisty and excellent. Gillian Flynn is a career writer and you can tell. She crafts an outstanding story, and I also appreciate that she challenged stereotypical gender roles by creating a cunning, vicious main character.

  • The Beef Over Native American Hunting Rights: Code Switch Podcast

It’s not unusual that podcasts make me tear up, and this podcast wasn’t any different. I’m not sure what to say, but the reporting was brilliant and it addressed a sensitive topic, unbiasedly, in my opinion. Usually after listening to a podcast I formulate some sort of opinion on the topic, but this one ended with me feeling hopeless for the issue at hand. The episode can be found here.



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