It’s been a hard couple of weeks. From Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford’s searing testimony to yesterday’s devastating yet unsurprising decision, it’s hard to feel anything but blinding rage and bone-deep fatigue.
I don’t have much else to say, except that I’m grateful that even when everything seems horrible and upside down, there is still a wealth of smart, funny, fascinating, complex, critical, and compassionate media out there that we can lose ourselves in and learn from.
Special shoutout this week to the new podcast Happy Face, in which Melissa Moore investigates the crimes of her father—serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson. It’s completely riveting and doesn’t feels exploitative of this family’s story, as Moore herself is the one shaping the narrative, and doing so with integrity and rigor.
So anyways—hope you’re doing okay today, and thanks as always for reading. Also, these are podcasts from the past 2 weeks, because I didn’t send a newsletter out last week (sorry) (won’t happen again) (it might).