As people of the modern age, we can access the whole world through a simple swipe or scroll. We can read about global politics, listen to music from the 1970s, or binge watch cat videos. This is one of the most exciting aspects of being alive today, but it can be undeniably overwhelming. Sometimes it seems like stories, slogans, and images are constantly fighting for our attention. Additionally, the endless array of options can make deciding what to consume difficult. Well, we want to help! We started The Monthly Media Roundup to streamline your media selection process. Each month, we’ll put together a cultural list of pieces that are making us think, feel, and smile in hopes that you’ll like them too. Peep below to see what we loved in October.
Here are some things we were into this month:
*Disclaimer: Some language and content may not be suitable for all audiences*
Radiolab ‘In the No Part I’ – This episode is a part of a 3 part series exploring sexual consent and the ways the genders tend to view it differently. It provides super interesting stories and insight.
Mid90s – Jonah Hill directed this intriguing film about a teenage boy figuring out himself amidst Los Angeles skate and hip-hop culture during the 90s. It’s an honest and captivating love letter to boyhood, growing up, and subculture beauty.
In this episode of Ologies, Fear expert (aka Fearologist) breaks down the sociological and biological components of fear and how it impacts our decision making and perspective of the world.
Tinder and Bumble are dueling over the swipe function, sounds a bit bizarre, but it is totally true. Check out this NPR article to learn about the details.
This Refinery29 article is helping us chill out as we muster up the courage to tell our crushes we want to Netflix and chill. Writer, Emma Bracy gives a refreshing take on how to go about confessing the feels we got for our crushes.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Netflix created a remake of the classic late 90s show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. However, this do-over, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, embodies lots of spookiness and provoking commentary on gender, religion, and the public education system.
The Breakfast Club Social Media Meme – The reason we love this meme is so obvious. I mean look at it, it’s perfect!
Here’s a playlist of some songs we listened to over and over again in October. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite!