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What to Do at Home Recommendations

All of the What To Do at Home Recommendations from 2020!


Leo Marks

Books: Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen & Barbara Fields; Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
TV: Ramy
Movie: Seduced and Abandoned
Podcast: Philosophize This
Play: Heores of the Fourth Turning by Will Arberry
Music: Mothership Connection, Little Sparrow, Meadowlands, Wildewoman, Mellotron Variations, Armchair Apocrypha


Joel Swetow

Books: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Grant by Ron Chernow
TV: Mad Men; What We Do in the Shadows; Dave Chappelle comedy specials
Movies: Keep the Change
Music: Van Morrison


Gigi Bermingham

Books: A Challenge for the Actor, Racecraft, White Fragility
TV: Unorthodox, The Crown
Movie: I Am Not Your Negro, Thirteenth, Disclosure
Podcast: The Working Actor’s Journey


Paul Culos

TV: Watchmen
Movie: 13th, Da 5 Bloods, Uncut Gems
Podcast: Snap Judgment, The NY Times Daily Podcast


Jeffrey Nordling
Book: Visit from the Goon Squad, Exit West
TV: Better Things; Ramy
Music: Dylan’s Rough & Rowdy Ways


Tony Amendola
Books: Morality Play by Barry Unsworth; Rome and Rhetoric by Garry Wills
TV: Call My Agent, Babylon Berlin, Stateless, Midnight Diner
Movie: Departures
Play: Ferryman by Jez Butterworth; Three Sisters by Chekhov
Music: Gypsy Kings, Ennio Morricone


Phil Proctor

Books: The Urantia Book
TV: M.A.S.H.; All in the Family, Your Show of Shows
Movie: Citizen Kane, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, Being There
Podcast: Phil & Ted’s Sexy Boomer Show, Boomers on a Bench
Play: God Help Us
Music: The Beatles


Rebekah Tripp
Books: How to Be Antiracist; Ain’t I a Woman
Movies: Da 5 Bloods; Palm Springs
TV: I May Destroy You, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark


Arye Gross

Book: On Tyranny – 20 Lessons from the 20th Century; My Own Words; Fosse; Fires of Greenwood; Where Water Comes Together with Other Water; 1493; Too Much and Never Enough
TV: The Bureau; Call My Agent; W1A; Twenty Twelve; Atlanta; Brooklyn 99; Get Shorty
Movies: The Vast of Night; Pickpocket; The Farewell; Mudbound, First Reformed, Good Trouble; Uncut Gems; American Factory; The Hollow Crown: Richard ll
Podcast: The Lawfare podcast; Trump, Inc; Reply All; Where Should We Begin?; Stay Tuned with Preet
Music: Folklore (Taylor Swift); My Rough and Rowdy Ways (Bob Dylan); Back To The World (Curtis Mayfield); Revés/Yo Soy (Café Tacuba), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (The Flaming Lips), Eco (Jorge Drexler)


Adam Smith

Books: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright; Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace; Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen
TV: The Watchmen; Sex Education; Breaking Bad
Movies: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; Grand Budapest Hotel; Lawrence of Arabia
Podcast: The Daily; Wind of Change; Bag Man


Spencer Rowe

Book: Cather In The Rye
TV: Sons of Anarchy
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption 
Play:  Frankie and Johnny In The Clair de Lune
Music: Motown


Geoffrey Wade

Book:  The Year of Lear
TV: The Morning Show; Ozark; Schitt’s Creek
Movie:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Podcast: Left, Right, and Center; This American Life
Play: The Norman Conquests
Music: Tuba Skinny


Tamara Krinsky

Books: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead; Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch; Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson; She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer
TV: Upload, Altered Carbon, Schitt’s Creek
Movie: The Studio Ghibli animation catalogue
Podcast: Scene On Radio
Play: The Living by Anthony Clarvoe
Music: Springsteen. Prince. Taylor Swift. Something Rotten.


Rhonda Aldrich

Book: Rodham; The Mirror and the Light; The Jetsetters; Must You Go; War and Peace
TV: Call My Agent; Succession; Ozark; Broadchurch
Movies: Da 5 Bloods; Eurovision; Some Like It Hot; Hamilton
Podcasts: The Plot Thickens; Shit Town; The Catch and Kill
Plays: The Inheritance; Slave Play
Music: Soundtrack from Hamilton


Shannon Lee Clair

Book: White Teeth by Zadie Smith; The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin
TV: Dead to Me; Mrs. America; Sex Education
Movies: 1917; Knives Out
Podcast: The Dream; Myths and Legends
Audiobook: Crime and Punishment read by Anthony Heald
Play: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
Music: Weyes Blood


Rob Nagle

Book:  It’s Like Karaoke… and Other Titty Bar Tales by Faith Streng
TV: We’re Here
Movie: The 11th Green
Podcast: You Must Remember This
Play: florissant & canfield by Kristiana Rae Colón
Music: Meg Myers


Nike Doukas

Book: Swingtime by Zadie Smith
Movies: The Clock; Seduced and Abandoned
TV: Call My Agent
Podcasts: The Daily; Aria Code
Play: Future Perfect by Leo Marks
Music: Bill Withers


Linda Park

Books: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
TV: Succession; The Watchmen
Movies: The Host, Mother
Podcasts: Michelle Obama Podcast; BGB studio The Acting Podcast.
Play: John by Annie Baker
Music: Mereba, Loyle Carner


Karen Malina White

Book: Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams
TV: Ramy, Better Things
Movie: The Wrong Missy
Podcasts: Buddhist Solutions For Life’s Problems; Ear Hustle; A Buddhist Podcast w/ Jason Jarrett, Audrey Helps Actors
Play: Pipeline by Dominique Morrisseau
Music: SEAL, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley


Ann Noble

Book: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
TV: Babylon Berlin
Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Podcast: The Confessional by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Play: What Use Are Flowers? by Lorraine Hansberry
Music: Everything but the Girl


John Allee

Books: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt; The Known World by Edward P. Jones
TV: Mrs. America; The Great
Podcast: Bag Man


Richard Ortega

Book: The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawkins
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s; Roman Holiday
Podcast: The History of Rome
Audiobook: On the Road by Jack Kerouac as read by Will Paton
Play: Glass Menagerie
Music: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis


Karianne Flaathen

TV: Wanted
Podcast: You Must Remember This


Nick D’Agosto

Book: Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris
Podcast: God & Other Delicacies with Nicholas D’Agosto
Music: Way Out Weather by Steve Gunn


Paul Lazarus

Book: A Gentleman in Moscow; The Master and Margarita; Nicholas Nickelby
Movie: Local Hero; The Graduate; The Lady Eve; Fargo; The General
Play: Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill
Music: The Head and the Heart, The National, Libby Holman, Tedeshi Trucks Band, and Mahler’s 10 symphonies conducted by Leonard Bernstein


Jocelyn Towne

Book: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; 2666 by Roberto Bolano; The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
TV: Normal People; Sherlock Holmes; Cheer
Movie: The Lovebirds
Podcast: S-Town
Music: The Fruit Bats- Gold Past Life


Heather Allyn

Book: The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
TV: Unorthodox
Movie: The Old Guard
Podcast: Pod Save America
Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Music: Johnny Flynn

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