My Favorite Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, Music, Video games

This is a list of my favorite movies, TV shows, books, podcasts, music, and video games


  1. Mr. Nobody (2009)
  2. Gladiator (2000)
  3. Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice) (1971)

Honorable mentions:

TV shows

  1. Skins (UK, season 1)
  2. Generation Kill
  3. Project Runway (season 1)

Honorable mentions:


Autobiographies / Memoirs:





Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Note: after adding this I learned that HH has lots of serious factual errors (a). I still enjoy it a lot but think of it as “inspired by true events” kind of podcast now.

Best episodes: 01 - Alexander versus Hitler, 03 - The Organization of Peace, 05 - Meandering Through The Cold War, 09 - Darkness Buries the Bronze Age, 12 - Steppe Stories, 13 - Bubonic Nukes, 17 - Judgment at Nineveh, 19 - Apache Tears, 20 - (Blitz) History Under The Influence, 21-23 Punic Nightmares, 26 - (BLITZ) Addicted to Bondage, 33 - (Blitz) Old School Toughness, 34-39 Death Throes of the Republic, 50-55 - Blueprint for Armageddon, 61 - (BLITZ) Painfotainment


A few of my most favorite songs ever:



Video games


Anirudh Kannan writes about How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big:

You mention that How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big is “probably the most important book [you’ve] ever read.”

I’ve had a similar experience with that book; I downloaded the audiobook in March 2020 and went from suicidal 19 y/o to profoundly optimistic (etc.) at 20. Hard to overstate the impact it’s had on me.

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