Note: I wrote this in one go a year ago — March 16, 2019. I petered out towards the end and had a bunch of notes at the end. …

Previous lists: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

The totals: 58 books, 31 by women for 53%. 295 Albums. 37 live acts. 62 movies. 26 TV Series.

Changes from last year: -7 books, +26% on proportion of books read by women. +35 albums over last year. +17 Live Acts. +7 movies. -5 TV Series.

And, of course, I have a weekly podcast where I go over my media consumption (along with other mundane aspects of being alive).


  • Media consumption seems to be rebounding some more from the early baby days, except TV. Watching less TV.
  • Reading books mainly written by women is difficult but not impossible. There are many instances like She Said vs Catch and Kill where there might be a few books about a topic. Pick the one by a woman. Easy. It’s also a super useful heuristic when trying to pick a book on a topic you know nothing about (thank you, Annmarie Hauck Walsh). The hardest is reading “that book” — one everyone says you HAVE to read, and it’s not written by a woman. Especially older ones since, even moreso historically, women didn’t get as many chances to be the one who wrote the book on a topic. Still, it’s eminently doable, and I’m going to keep it up. …

In the style of Soderbergh: http://extension765.com/sdr/22-seen-read-2014

BOLD CAPS MOVIES, CAPS TV, Italics Books etc., “Plays Quotes”, “Italic Quotes Short Stories”,Bold LC Albums ,BOLD ITALIC CAPS LIVE SHOWS, [comments in brackets], podcast bold all lower case underlined

1/1 — Teeth of the Sea — “Master,” HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE (re-watch)

1/2 — Phosphorescent — “Muchacho De Lujo, Live @ St Pancras Church,” Phosphorescent — “A Hundred Times or More” HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (re-watch)

1/3 — The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds by Michael Lewis



Rick Webb

author, @agencythebook, @mannupbook. writing an ad economics book. reformed angel investor, record label owner, native alaskan. co-founded @barbariangroup.

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