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022: Best Pop Culture of 2020
Episode 2218th December 2020 • By the Sound • Ahoy Hoy! Media
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We’re thinking about the lessons we learned in 2020, and sharing our lists of the best media we consumed. Also: an appreciation for the life and work of Monica Roberts (1962-2020).

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Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020)

Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was (2020)

Fleet Foxes - Shore (2020) 

Ariana Grande - Positions (2020)

Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion (2020) [Official Music Video]

Chika - Industry Games

Ratatouille the Musical (2021)

Living Single (1993-1998)

Space Force (2020)

I Know This Much Is True (2020)

Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)

PEN15 (2019-2020)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (2020)

The Undoing (2020)

The Flight Attendant (2020)

Barry (2018-2019)

Little Fires Everywhere (2020)

Big Little Lies (2017-2019)

Dead to Me (2019-2020)

Cheer (2020) 

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

The Last Dance (2020)

Beforeigners (2019)  

Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)

Dolly Parton: Here I Am (2019)

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020)

i’m thinking of ending things (2020)

David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020)

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Black Bois (2020)

Hamilton (2020)

Disclosure (2020)

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Office Ladies 

Janet Lansbury - Unruffled  



Cabinet of Curiosities 

Getting Curious

Behind the Police 

Scam Goddess

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Sheehy, Gail. Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life (audio book)

Krysa, Danielle. How to Spot an Artist: This Might Get Messy. Prestel Junior, 2020.

@thejealouscurator on Instagram

Sperring, Mark. We’re All Works of Art. Gibbs Smith, 2018

Bell, Kristen, et al. The World Needs More Purple People. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Maillard, Kevin Noble. Fry Bread. Roaring Brook Press, 2020.

Jones, Ever. nightsong. Sundress Publications, 2020.

Monica Roberts on Facebook

TransGriot blog