Cultural Comforts: May 2021

More relaxed recommendations for May. 

Cultural Comforts: May 2021

This month, I’ve got some different recommendations: a documentary, a fictional radio drama and a mixtape. You can find last month's recommendations here.

The Feminist on Cell Block Y

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When faced with an endless barrage of terrible news, it can be really hard to find hope. But there are hundreds of people working and resisting everyday, and this documentary follows one of them: Richie Reseda, an inmate who studies and educates those around him about patriarchy. It’s inspiring and heart-warming, though emotional at the moment. I’ve recommended this numerous times to all of my friends and family and I would encourage you to watch it too. It can be found here to watch for free. 

Radio Elusia

Produced by Boundless Theatre, this fiction podcast follows the story of teenagers living in Elusia, a city where the government can hear everything. The second season of Radio Elusia is now streaming and although I'm a bit biased, I can honestly say this is an incredible story all about the power of protest, youth and politics. You can find the show wherever you get your podcasts from!

Blonded Currents

For a strangely satisfying musical experience, this combination of Tame Impala’s 2015 album Currents and Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed Blonde is a great listen. As a listener of both Frank Ocean and Tame Impala, it was interesting to hear music blended and combined in a way I’ve never really seen before. Musician Calb evidently put time and care into creating a combination of two great collections of music. 

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