TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Gabrielle Sierra, CFR podcast producer and host of Why It Matters, to discuss their favorite quarantine reads, beloved documentaries and television series, podcasts, and more entertainment they’re looking forward to enjoying this summer.

Read more about Jim, Bob, and Gabrielle’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.

June 11, 2020 — 58:51 min
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James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair Full Bio

Robert McMahon

Managing Editor Full Bio

Gabrielle Sierra

Podcast Host and Producer Full Bio

Show Notes

In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Gabrielle Sierra, CFR podcast producer and host of Why It Matters, to discuss their favorite quarantine reads, beloved documentaries and television series, podcasts, and more entertainment they’re looking forward to enjoying this summer.

 

Read more about Jim, Bob, and Gabrielle’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.

 

Jim’s Picks
These Truths: A History of the United States, Jill Lepore
More Perfect, Radiolab
Hamilton, Disney

 

Bob’s Picks
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Chernobyl, HBO
The Civil War, PBS
Eyes On The Prize, PBS

 

Gabrielle’s Picks
A Burning, Megha Majumdar
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Netflix
High Fidelity, Hulu

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