What's hip?

We love some good intel. Here's what we're currently obsessed with.

2020

What are you listening to? 

  • Barreling through My Favorite Murder (podcast)
  • Bon Iver & Devandra Banhart are always on constant loop
  • Anything with a “raunchy beat” from Malaa & TroyBoi to The Hood Internet

What are you watching?

  • I love anything historical – currently watching The Crown and Downton Abbey
  • The Devil Next Door
  • EVERYONE should see JoJo Rabbit

What are you reading? 

  • Working my way through Game of Thrones in between more reputable books chosen by my book club

What are you learning about?

  • How the female body really works!
  • Yoga – from the basics to more progressive, advanced poses
  • Words in other languages we don’t have in English

What are you listening to?

  • The Reality Dysfunction by Peter Hamilton (audiobook)
  • Future Development by Del
  • MBMBAM

What are you watching?

  • The Mandalorian
  • His Dark Materials

What are you reading?

  • Dead Astronauts club

What are you learning about? 

  • Rewiring classic car

What are you listening to?

  • Ariel Pink’s Dedicated to Bobby Jameson 
  • Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
  • Crash Course (bounce around between a number of topics)

What are you watching?

  • Perfume 
  • 90 Day Fiancé
  • Rotten 
  • Letterkenny
  • Lodge 49

What are you reading?

  • Metamorphosis Frank Kafka
  • Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder 
  • I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly+Ken Niimura
  • Various SEO and SEM blogs

What are you learning about? 

  • Dabbling in sketching/drawing
  • Writing plays/scripts 
  • Learning how to create podcasts/YouTube content

What are you listening to?

  • Joe Rogan Podcast minus the wrestling stuff
  • Standup specials on Netflix (just the audio) 
  • John Craigie, Talking Heads records

What are you watching?

  • Transparent
  • Trying to play guitar instead of more screen time

What are you reading?

  • NYT front page daily
  • The Green Mile (never read it!)
  • I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

What are you learning about? 

  • How to build out a van into a camper
  • How to best optimize our health for longevity and happiness (physically, mentally, emotionally)

What are you listening to?

  • Rich Roll Podcast
  • Set my Spotify discover weekly to save to a master playlist and am slowly weeding out songs I don’t like. Makes for a great go to when you don’t know what to listen to.

What are you watching?

  • Just watched “Don’t Fuck with Cats” – crazy
  • On our 4th round of watching Schitt’s Creek – amazing

What are you reading?

  • About to start “The subtle art of not giving a fuck” – Christmas gift

What are you learning about? 

  • Going to learn to play the Harmonium with Tawni!

What are you listening to?

  • Lofi hip hop is my work jam, especially with jazz or a video game theme

What are you watching?

  • Living vicariously through the YouTube channels of exotic animal caretakers

What are you reading?

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Fear and Trembling (The scariest part is how rich all the characters are.)

What are you learning about? 

  • I’m relearning the piano. Ask me to play The Entertainer sometime. People love that.

What are you listening to?

  • Oh man, anything hip-hop, reggaeton, reggae, or dancehall. I typically listen to whole albums instead of mixtapes with reggaeton being the exception
  • Bad Bunny – X 100pre, Koffee – Rapture EP, Burna Boy – African Giant, Kaytranada – Bubba, Mick Jenkins – The Circus, Ozuna – Odisea
  • Really excited for the new Mac Miller album on the 16th
  • Ummm, and I can’t get this Shaggy-inspired reggaeton song out of my head this week

What are you watching?

  • I’m on TV hiatus this week, but the last movie I saw that I really liked was the Korean film called Parasite

What are you reading?

  • I just picked up Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Stripe Documentation

What are you learning about? 

  • My mom just taught me a new salad dressing recipe last night
  • Continuing to improve my Spanish

What are you listening to?

  • Deep Work by Cal Newport (Audiobook)
  • NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series

What are you watching?

  • YouTube channels relating to cars or mountain bikes: Hoonigan, Rob Dahm, Throttle House, Seth’s Bike Hacks, Jordan Boostmaster, Pinkbike, Gee Milner

What are you reading?

  • Island of Genius
  • On the Trail of Genghis Khan

What are you learning about? 

  • Constantly improving my cooking skills via Kenji Alt Lopeze’s Book, The Food Lab
  • How to build and overclock a PC

What are you listening to?

Most popular records played at home include:

  • Mother Hips
  • Ween
  • Frankie and the Witch Fingers
  • Beatles
  • Tommy James & the Shondell

What are you watching?

  • I’ve really been enjoying the Geology videos being put out by Central. https://www.youtube.com/user/CentralWashU
    The Geology professor, Nick Zentner travels around Washington filming and talking about the roadside geology of Washington, and holds community lectures on geology in Washington.

What are you reading?

  • Topo Maps

What are you learning about? 

  • Rocks and minerals around Washington State. I’m looking forward to exploring the North Cascades this summer

What are you listening to?

  • Generally whatever Youtube’s algorithm think I would like, as I don’t know jack about music.
  • Celtic
  • Bluegrass (Trampled by Turtles, Smoky Mountain String Band, Avett Bros)
  • Lord Huron-esque mellow jams
  • Bit o’ synth like Tycho

  • Podcasts:
    • Freakonomics
    • Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
    • The Infinite Monkey Cage

What are you watching?

  • Midnight Diner Tokyo Stories
  • Paddle to Seattle Documentary
  • Expanse Season 4
  • River Monsters with Jeremy Wade

What are you reading?

  • Just finished Thin Air by Richard Morgan (author of Altered Carbon)
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang
  • Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

What are you learning about?

  • Birds of the West Coast
  • 3D printing
  • Motion picture film formats and decoding/encoding/transcoding 
  • Started on learning for CCSP [Certified Cloud Security Professional]
  • How to build and overclock a PC