Listening, Reading, Watching 4

This is a monthly feature I’m starting where I share the things that have captured my attention – podcasts, music, TV shows or movies, books, etc.

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This month I’m Listening To:

The Broken Harts podcast from Glamour. This podcast broke my heart. (No pun intended.)

The Harts were a caucasian couple who adopted six African American children. They were a bit of a sensation after a picture of one of their children, Devonte, went viral while hugging a white police officer with tears streaming down his face. The family sadly perished after their van plummeted off a cliff. What seemed to be a tragedy turned into something sinister as suspicions people had about Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their family came to the surface, and the podcast dives deep into how the mothers used social media to portray this picture perfect family and themselves as the saviors to these poor children while what was happening behind closed doors was far from perfect. It’s a gripping tale and a short podcast (only eight episodes) so you can binge it quickly.

I’m Reading:

This is a Sadie favorite!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a gorgeous book. It’s basically an ode to amazing women with 100 stories and beautifully illustrated photos (by women.) Sadie got this book as a gift years ago but is just really starting to enjoy it now. It’s a bit pricey for a book but an amazing gift to give to a young girl. There is a 2nd volume that I’m going to add to Sadie’s birthday wishlist – we’re almost done with the first one!

I love buying Sadie books with a girl power theme, or books that promote STEAM. Recommendations are welcome!

I’m Watching:

While we were on vacation in Mont Tremblant we were rarely in the room, but when we were there wasn’t much on TV. One day I stumbled onto Discovery and MythBusters was on – and Sadie was hooked! She thought it was the coolest thing and Dave and I love it – we used to watch it all the time back in the day.

They now have so many iterations of the show, and even a MythBusters Jr.! Sadie likes the old school versions but I want to watch a Jr episode with her to see if she likes it.

What are you listening to, reading and watching?

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  1. I wish I was listening and watching more, but alas, I got nothing.
    I just finished Michelle Obama’s book though and it was everything!
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    • It happens! I’ve gone through droughts too ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I can’t wait to read her book, but I want to listen to it as well so I’m waiting to get an Audible credit or something.

  2. That podcast sounds interesting. I hadn’t heard about what happened to that family!

  3. I love that you are teaching Sadie about how incredible girls are! She’s going to be fierce like her momma one day!

    I’ve been listening to Skimm This each day. They recap the day’s top news stories in a brief but interesting way. (It’s by the founders of The Skimm) I’ve been reading Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat along with watching the series on Netflix. I am loving it so far!

    • Thanks! We really try to push equality, gender neutrality and STEAM with Sadie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Girls can do anything that boys can do! All that sorta stuff. And I read the Skimm but don’t listen to the podcast – I find that I can’t keep up with weekly or time-sensitive podcasts because I just don’t listen that frequently and then I’m behind.

  4. Oh, Broken Harts sounds like a great podcast, albeit with a horrifying story. I’m adding it to my list to binge! I just started bingeing Dr. Death, which is also horrifying.

    Right now, I’m finishing up The Brutal Telling, which is a Louise Penny cozy mystery, and will start My Sister, The Serial Killer next. And I’m watching Friends!
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    • It was pretty great but super disturbing. Dr. Death was fantastic (also disturbing.) I’ve heard a bunch of people talk about My Sister, Serial Killer recently – I’ll have to look into it!


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