|If you need a thoughtful laugh — and who doesn’t? — check out the new podcast from Pineapple Street Studios, Back Issue. Hosted by Tracy Clayton (of Another Round, of course) and Pineapple Street producer Josh Gwynn, the show kicked off with a look back at the good, the bad, and the weird about America’s Next Top Model, with none other than Jay Manuel as a guest. It’s joyful and smart and will flood your spirit with a little burst of something good.
Sarah Kuhn wrote a very good piece this week about community and burnout, and if your heart’s been heavy, you might relate to it a lot in a number of ways.
This is as good a place as any to announce that I completed the story part of Lego Marvel Super Heroes for the PS4 this week (it’s … not a new game), and if you tend to find battling kinds of games rather stressful (as I sometimes do), I would recommend it as a pretty chill alternative where you’re not likely to run into too many frustrations (though I did hit a few glitches that required me to restart levels, which I do not like).
Did you watch I May Destroy You, which ended this week? If not, the whole thing is now binge-able through whatever HBO platform is available to you. And trust me when I say Micaela Coel pulls off a heck of a feat in the finale that improves on an already very good series. (And then check out our episode talking about it.)