OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
We hope you’ve had a scintillating Week 3 and we look forward to seeing you at our events from Week 4 onwards! Here are the freshest Podcasts, Shows, and Books that have piqued our committee’s interest…
A Bit of Listening…
The High-Performance Podcast
How do they do it? This self-improvement podcast, hosted by sports broadcaster Jake Humphreys and organisational psychologist Damian Hughes, gives a glimpse into the lives of performers, sportspeople and other leaders as they share insights from their professional experience. So that you can do an extra-good job of getting your tute essays in or running that committee of yours.
New Yorker Fiction Podcast
Liven up your commute from Cowley by listening to your favourite writers read short stories from the New Yorker’s extensive fiction archive. There’s a fairly eclectic selection of universally calm-voiced authors, from Ann Patchett to Douglas Stuart to Ta-Nehisi Coates.
White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (Netflix)
If you’re wondering what happened to a brand which seemed to be everywhere when you were about eleven and then nowhere at all, this is the story for you. Essentially yet another lukewarm indictment of global capitalism from Netflix, this is an easy, amusing watch. The best part comes when one of the interviewees in the documentary explains the concept of the “mall”. Just in case you didn’t know.
VICE News On The Ground In Ukraine (YouTube)
VICE’s continual coverage of the war in Ukraine merits your attention and reminds us that we shouldn’t let some things go out of the news cycle.
*It’s just so ***nice*** <3.
A Good Read…
Spot the difference: the invincible business of counterfeit goods (The Guardian)
A fascinating Guardian Long Read about fake Chanel and Louis Vuitton and Beats – all of which is directed towards a bigger-than-expected question: why do we buy the things that we buy, and dream of the things that we dream?