This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco look ahead to 2020 and how we’re going to keep ourselves in fighting shape for the most important election of our lifetimes. Then, Tien Tran, Kiran Deol, and Priyanka Aribindi join in studio to look back on 2019– from what we loved to watch on TV to what we read. And speaking of reading: we’ve also got an interview with author Julia Phillips. Then, instead of hills, we’re going to talk about all the ways women stood up to President Trump this year. You love to see it. Happy Holidays!
Erin’s 2019 Picks:
Best Movie: Midsommar
Best TV Show: Undone (Amazon Prime)
Best Book: “Miracle Creek” by Angie Kim, “Fleishman is in Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser Akner, “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead, On Earth we’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, and “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Philips.
Best Movie: Booksmart
Best TV Show: You (but don’t judge her!)
Best Book: “Educated” by Tara Westover
Best Movie: The Farewell, Parasite
Best TV Show: Pen15 and Tuca & Bertie
Best Book: “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Best Movie: The Farewell, the Handmaids
Best TV Show: Fleabag season 2, Discovery Channel special on the Unibomber
Best Book: “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty
Kiran has some additional thoughts favs…!
Best Newlywed on Hysteria: Megan Gailey
Best TV Show she was on in 2019: Sunnyside
Best Tipsy Appreciation Speech at a Holiday party: Erin Ryan