What is The Forum Staff Watching, Reading, and Listening To?

Elaine Sarazen

Although the fourth quarter is moving at its typical unrelenting pace, it is important to decompress, especially on the weekends! If you are looking for something beyond this fantastic, thought-provoking issue of The Forum, below is a list of the TV shows, movies, podcasts, and books the writers are listening to, watching, and reading. What’s more, the writers have included their rating of each item from one to ten! Enjoy!

Robert Igbokwe

Movies: The Favourite (9.3)

TV Shows: Dynasty (6) and Black-ish (9)

Podcasts: “This is Probably a Bad Idea…” by Ana and Jade (9)

Books: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (9.6)


I’deyah Ricketts

Movies: Us (9), Homecoming (10)

TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy (9.5), Friends (10), New Girl (9), Jane the Virgin (10), Riverdale (7.5)

Podcasts: Pretty Basic (9)

Books: Becoming by Michelle Obama (10)


Ashna Satpathy

Movies: 5 Feet Apart (4)

TV Shows: You  (8.5)

Podcasts: Stupid Genius by Emma Chamberlain (7)

Books: White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (9.5)


Tejas Vadali

TV Shows: The Good Place (9), God Friended Me (10), Law and Order: SVU (9.5)

Podcasts: The Starters (8), Stuff You Missed in History Class (9.5)

Books: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (9), One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (11)


Margo Williams

Movies: Bring It On (7)

TV Shows: The Office (8.5)

Podcasts: The Daily; Flash Forward; Stuff You Should Know (8)

Books: Becoming by Michelle Obama (9.5)

Music: Beyonce’s Lemonade


Jay Doherty

TV Shows: House of Cards (8)

Podcasts: TCRS, NPR, and H3 (10)

Books: Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (6.5)


Peter Jones

TV Shows: Narcos (8)

Books: The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa (7)

Music: ARIZONA BABY by Kevin Abstract (8.5)


Eli Aronson

Movies: Avengers: End Game (9)

TV Shows: Impractical Jokers (9.5)

Podcasts: Pardon My Take (10)

Books: Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu (9)


MacKenzie Guynn

Movies: Avengers: End Game (9.5)

TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother (10)

Books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (9)


Elaine Sarazen

TV Shows: Criminal Minds (9)

Podcasts: The Daily (8.5), Ted Talks Daily (9)

Books: Becoming by Michelle Obama (9), The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (10)


Jessica Flohr

Movies: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (10)

TV Shows: Madam Secretary (10), Grey’s Anatomy (9)

Books: Becoming by Michelle Obama (8.5)


Mr. Tempone

Movies: Avengers: End Game

TV Shows: Any true crime shows on Investigation Discovery

Books: Never a Lovely So Real by Colin Asher

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