Review - The Sporkful

When you consider all the shows on the Food Network, the popularity of The Great British Baking Show, and the ubiquity of food porn on Instagram, you’d think it would be impossible to find a fresh lens through which to examine what we put on our plate and in our glasses. But The Sporkful must have some superstar researchers because every week they seem to find a new and fascinating topic to share with listeners.

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Review - MARCH, Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Ayden and Nate Powell

This book depicts the first 20 years of Congressman John Lewis' life, starting with his childhood in Alabama. Reading MARCH feels as close as we might get to sitting with the Congressman himself, listening to him talk about his remarkable life and invaluable contribution to the civil rights movement. The graphic novel format beautifully conveys the warmth and generosity of Congressman Lewis and his inspiring story.

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Review - The Mandalorian (A Disney+ Original Series)

The Mandalorian is part of the Star Wars universe, spinning the adventures of an intra-galactic bounty hunter. But really, it's about a space cowboy going on some classic Western-style quests across the galaxy with assists from a widely varied cast of characters. SPOILER ALERT - if you have seen nothing about this show in the news, there is a mild spoiler in this review.

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Review - Eurovision Song Contest - The Story of Fire Saga (A Netflix Original Movie)

This film is gorgeously silly, with MVP level performances from Rachel McAdams and Dan Stevens, and a (compared to most of his other movies) restrained yet still hilarious production from Will Ferrell.

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Review - It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute is a twice-weekly podcast from NPR. It has a great format (covering both hard news and pop culture) and, most importantly, a highly skilled and charismatic host in Sam Sanders.

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