Paloma Media Newsletter Week 2
LeBron v. Williams, "Get Back," men eat pie in my house
As promised/threatened, there be a whole lot of cross-posting going on with the new media site. Here is today’s! xx
Hello Paloma Media on-the-listers! Thank you for checking-in and sticking-with, and if you haven’t, I'm here to catch you up:
Scott Ross wrote about which superstar athlete is standing up for human rights in China (hint: it ain’t LeBron), Matt Welch and I jumped into the studio to breakdown the break-up that is the Beatles documentary Get Back; there’s an open thread over on Patreon wherein you can post your reactions to the movie. I wrote an Opinion piece, “Kenosha, Portland, and the Lies We Must Leave Behind,” for The New York Times and gave Paloma readers a little rundown of how that came about. And a new episode of Ask a Jew dropped, which may have something to do with Paloma’s second-largest listening-city being Tel Aviv (after Brooklyn, duh).
Over on the Work We Didn’t Do section, we linked how Smutty Smiff recovered his stolen bass (incentive: sign up for the Patreon today and I’ll tell you about watching, at age 15, Smiff and the Rockats play a club in NYC, where you’d inevitably fend off some old dude [read: probably 23] trying to slip you a ‘lude), as well as a review on the “What is Nonfiction?” blog of Mud Sweeter Than Honey, which is among the best books (if not the best) I have read about authoritarianism in Eastern Europe. And I was truly pleased to link listeners to Andy Mills’ moving audio profile of radio personality Delilah.
As many of you know, the Fifth Column podcast records at Paloma. Their guests often beam-in remotely, but not this week, this week they had in journalist and statistician Steve Kornacki, heartthrob to all and just absolutely the nicest guy, giving me a chance to write what I am pretty sure will be my most fulfilling photo caption of all time:
Don’t forget to send us your tips, your confession booth questions, tell your friends on social media and IRL, and there’s still room in the collection plate so chuck us some change if the spirit moves.
With love and more pie for breakfast xx Nancy