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A few new (or new to me) things I’ve been consuming

While the Olympics have been a bit hit or miss for me, less of it has to do with the network and more of it has to do with time zones, I have caught some of it, and of course, the USA’s win in the Gold Cup has continued the summer of soccer, but sports is not the only thing I have been consuming this summer.

I have been watching and listening to other things as well, plus my regular podcast habit (with a few new ones I’ll be mentioning), and my reading, means that there is literally always something to consume.

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Why I Read Lee Mack’s Mack the Life… And Why YOU Should too!

Lee Mack - Mack the Life Book Review

I’ll admit it. I only know Lee Mack from YouTube. At first, he was a guest on some panel shows I was watching before I went into a deeper dive of panel shows and enjoyed him on Would I Lie To You?

That show plus all the guest appearances is one of the reasons I picked up David Mitchell’s Back Story: A Memoir, and it was also enough of a reason to pick up the other team leader’s autobiography; Mack the Life by Lee Mack.

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Jim Henson: The Biography is a Beacon of Positivity Just Like Jim

Jim Henson The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones is, like it’s eponymous subject, a beacon for all times and all people. The things Jim Henson created, the things he inspired, and the way he lived his life are all examples that there can be good in the world, and we don’t just have to receive it, we can enjoy it, share it, collaborate on it, and create it ourselves.

The story of Jim Henson is the story of an innovator who was never satisfied unless he was on to the next thing, and then the next, and the next, and the next.

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Reasons Are Several returns like a phoenix as Reasons Are Debatable

Reasons Are Debatable Podcast Review Agent Palmer

Guess who’s back? Back again. RAD is back, tell a friend.

Reasons Are Several is back, now under the rebranded guise of Reasons Are Debatable, and though the format is different, the heart of the show remains. Podcasts are nothing without personalities and for this show that was never debatable, especially when the last co-host seat change was made. With Matt and Neil, you knew what you were in for during their run of Reasons Are Several and, well, you already have a good idea of what to expect from Reasons Are Debatable if you listened to its predecessor.

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An Authentic “Back Story: A Memoir” by David Mitchell

Back Story A Memoir by David Mitchell Book Review

You may or may not know David Mitchell from Peep Show, Would I Lie To You or one of his many other panel show appearances, or he may be someone you know absolutely nothing about, but neither knowing him nor not knowing him should deter you from reading his back story in his autobiography David Mitchell: Back Story: A Memoir.

What Mitchell has written is perhaps the most authentic and self-critical autobiography I have, and may ever, read. It’s refreshing in that way, because he’s not afraid to take the piss out of the industry he’s in or, most often, himself.

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