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The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

By Jessica Best - 09 Sep 2018

self-care-sunday

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Good stuff beautiful people, you survived the week (unscathed) and here you are, scouring the internet like any 2018 human should be. But before you spend the entirety of your day trawling through the ‘gram, ordering-up all the Indian takeaway and asking yourself “how on earth is it 7pm already?”, oh do we have some soothing news for you.

We’re here to snag all the hard yards for you this fine rest day so expect all you need to know re revitalising those puffy under eyes and docos you should be across.

Onward and upward fellow relaxees, here’s everything worth a binge this weekend.

Podcast

Serial

Unlike previous seasons, which were more or less self-contained investigative stories co-produced by Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder (who also brought us S-Town), the next stretch of audio-magic will focus on Cleveland’s criminal justice system and will follow a number of different cases. What makes this next phase of Serial super exciting is the ridiculous amount of access the producers were granted; recordings from courtrooms, judges’ chambers and attorney offices. The team spent an entire year inside the criminal courts in Cleveland so listeners will get to hear everything that happens on the inside.

 

 

 

Playlist

Front Left

To really kick-start your Sunday vibes, you should be bringing up the Front Left playlist. It’s one of Spotify's newest curations of music and the whole line-up of artists and tunes is what should rightfully be known as a Sunday doozy. Formerly known as the Indie Mixtape playlist, you’ll find the likes of the eclectic Tash Sultana, Ninajirachi, CXLOE and NEIL FRANCIS. Take a listen ‘coz if you’re keen, you should also probably be across the fact this playlist will be turned into a real life gig.

Book

The New Philosopher

Sure, you could totally spend your Sunday trying to catch up on everything you missed last week but really, the world works a little too fast for that. Instead, The New Philosopher is where your eyes should be at (and good news, you can grab it from pretty much any news agency on your way to snag your morning coffee). This read comes out quarterly and the latest issue is all about corruption and power. If you have any interest re the fundamental issues about humankind, this is well worth the read to catch you up to speed on literally everything you need to know when you and the group chat catch up for a feed.

Doco

City of Joy

To top off your cruisy Sunday, a solid doco (or few) is definitely in order. We give you, City of Joy which is absolutely that ‘Netflix watch’ everyone at work will be talking about for the next few weeks (understandably, you won’t be THAT person who has no idea what people are harping on about so, you’re welcome). This one has been nominated for just about every award out there and yes, the trailer alone will give you actual chills. First-time director Madeleine Gavin takes us into the Democratic Republic of Congo and a group of women who are trying to change things from the inside. 

True, this doco itself isn’t necessarily a binge but we’ve got a whole lot more lined up for you right here so you can live your best bingefest life.

Still got time to spare? Here's a bunch of TED Talks you need to listen to stat.

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