What Are You____?

March 13, 2020

As we are all adjusting to this new normal, we are asking our faculty, graduate students, and staff three questions: What are you reading? What podcast are you listening to? What are you watching? We hope this gives you some ideas for your free time over the next few weeks.

Professor Julian Zelizer

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

What are you reading?
"Here I Am" by Jonathan Foer

What podcasts are you listening to?
"Fiasco" by Leon Leon Neyfakh 
"LBJ and the Great Society" by PRX 


What are you watching?
Better Call Saul (AMC) 
Narcos (Netflix) 
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)


Jennifer Loessy

Manager, Center for Collaborative History
What are you reading?
What podcasts are you listening to?
I am not really a podcast person, but I am looking for recommendations!
What are you watching?
I am looking forward to Season 3 of "Ozark" starting soon.

Kristy Novak

Graduate Program Administrator

What are you reading?
"Little Fires Everywhere" (Celeste Ng)

What podcasts are you listening to?
Criminal (Phoebe Judge)  
Lovett or Leave It (Jon Lovett)

What are you watching?
Schitt's Creek (Netflix), for some levity (or some levy-ty)!

Professor Marina Rustow

Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East
Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History

What are you reading?
    •    Ahmed El Shamsy, Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition
    •    Simon Mills, A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England the Ottoman Empire, c. 1600-1760
    •    The New York Times and Arabic manuscript catalogues, equally obsessively and in alternation
    •    Fatimid tax receipts, painfully slowly
    •    Susan Choi, Trust Exercise

What music are you listening to?
Lana Del Rey  |  Radiohead  |  Mercan Dede

What are you watching?
Fleabag (Amazon)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Killing Eve (Hulu/BBC America)
Babylon Berlin (Netflix)

Pablo Pryluka

Doctoral Candidate

What are you reading?

Silesian Station, by David Downing
La Casa de los Conejos, by Laura Alcoba
One Nation Under God, by our very own Kevin Kruse

What are you listening to?

Theme Time Radio Hour, podcast by Bob Dylan
The Complete Piano Duets, by Ella Fitzgerald


What are you watching?

Babylon Berlin (Netflix)
Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)
The Irishman (Netflix) - yes, it took me three days!

Liane Hewitt

Doctoral Candidate

What are you reading?
Yannis Varoufakis, And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe’s Economic Crisis and America’s Economic Future (2016)
Isser Wolloch, The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France and the United States after World War II (2019)
Louis Aragon, Le collaborateur et autres nouvelles (1980)

What music are you listening to?
"The Dig" Podcast (Jacobin Mag)

What are you watching?
Chernobyl (HBO)
Babylon Berlin (Season 3, Netflix)
Unsere wunderbaren Jahre (ARD Mediathek)