What I’m loving right now

If you’re looking for a recommendation for a good read, an inspiring listen, or an entertainment escape, I’ve got you covered! For books, see my annual reading reviews. Otherwise, here’s what I’m savoring, binging, following or recommending right now. Good food for thought or simply good clean fun!

Current favorites

entertainment

  • Persuasion – movie adaption of Jane Austen novel. Delightful! Netflix.
  • Wolf Hall – award-winning historical drama of Thomas Cromwell’s life, starring Mark Rylance. PBS, Amazon Prime and Netflix.
  • Broadchurch – gritty British crime drama starring David Tennant. PBS.
  • 1883 – Taylor Sheridan’s prequel to the popular Yellowstone series, starring Sam Elliott and Tim & Faith McGraw. Paramount+
  • The Old Man – CIA suspense series starring Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Hulu.
  • All Creatures Great & Small – adaptation of the James Herriott novels with a fabulous cast. PBS.
  • The Lincoln Lawyer – Netflix series, not to be confused with movie by the same name. Engaging story, great characters.

Podcasts: history & Miscellaneous

  • In Trust – Bloomberg investigative reporting re: exploitation of the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma 100 years ago.
  • Dead & Gone in Wyoming with Scott Fuller – stories of people who mysteriously went missing in Wyoming.
  • Bag Man by Rachel Maddow – behind-the-scenes case against Vice President Spiro Agnew.
  • The Habit with Jonathan Rogers – conversations with writers about writing.

Podcasts: inspiration

  • Everything Happens with Kate Bowler – inspiration for being real about the hard things in life.
  • Holy Post Podcast with Phil Vischer and Skye Jethani – analysis of faith in our culture.
  • Good Faith with David French and Curtis Chang – conversations about living our faith.
  • The Russell Moore Show with Russell Moore – faith and culture.
  • Pearls with Kristi McLelland – seeing the Bible through a Middle Eastern cultural lens.

podcasts: news & legal

  • The Dispatch – Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg lead a twice weekly panel discussion of news from a center-right viewpoint.
  • The Bulwark – Charlie Sykes and guests discuss current events. Center right perspective; sometimes explicit language.
  • Advisory Opinions – David French and Sarah Isgur analyze Supreme Court and other legal cases.
  • Talking Feds – Harry Litman and guests discuss DOJ actions; left-leaning perspective.

Twitter: faith

  • Christianity Today @CT Magazine
  • Beth Moore @BethMooreLPM
  • Skye Jethani @SkyeJethani
  • Peter Wehner @Peter_Wehner
  • Timothy Keller @TimKellernyc
  • David Cassidy @DPCassidyTKC
  • Michael Bird @mbird12
  • Dr. Derwin Gray @DerwinLGray

twitter: News & Politics

  • Tim Alberta @TimAlberta
  • Peter Baker @peterbakernyt
  • Jonathan Karl @jonkarl
  • Robert Costa @costareports
  • Susan Glasser @sbg1
  • Michael Gerson @MJGerson
  • Tim Miller @timodc
  • Nicolle Wallace @NicolleDWallace
  • Bill Kristol @BillKristol

twitter: legal

  • Andrew Weissmann @AWeissmann_
  • Frank Figliuzzi @FrankFigliuzzi1
  • Bradley Moss @BradMossEsq
  • Neal Katyal @neal_katyal
  • Harry Litman @harrylitman
  • Preet Bharara @PreetBharara

instagram

  • Bruno @ Bruno.the.Chocolate (my granddog!)
  • Bella Grace Magazine @bellagracemagazine
  • Joanna Gaines @joannagaines