This week, Tara and Kris start by celebrating the conclusion of the WGA strike and sending support for SAG-AFTRA in their continued quest for an equitable deal.
Looking ahead, they wonder about the future of AI. Tara doesn’t think it’s as bleak as it sounds. Kris disagrees. Luckily we have opinions on survival reality shows to bring us together.
After getting deep into Alone Australia and Survivor, we hear more about RuPaul’s Drag Race UK from Tara and then dive headlong into recommendations!
From Kris: Gaga: Five Foot Two (Netflix)
This week, Kris recommends the 2017 Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, which covers a year in the life of Lady Gaga as she works on her fifth studio release album, Joanne. It’s a deeply vulnerable piece according to Kris, examining long standing pain conditions that the artist suffers from. It also details the 51st Super Bowl half-time show where Gaga gave her critically acclaimed appearance.
From Tara: Bingo Love by Tee Franklin (Author), Jenn St-Onge (Artist)
After comic creator Lawrence Lindell talked about it in our bonus episode with him, Tara picked up one of the books he suggested: Bingo Love. Spoiler: she fell in love with it.
Bingo Love is a second-chance romance between two Black women that starts in the 1960s when they meet and become instant best friends at their church’s Sunday bingo. Separated once their relationship turns romantic and is discovered, they go on to marry men, have families, and then meet once more sixties at another Sunday bingo when they’re in their 60’s. It’s a beautiful story about love, second chances, and honestly how many stories like this include Black women? We love to see it. Check it out.
- If Books Could Kill (Podcast)
- “On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?” By Emily M Bender, Timnit Gebru, Angelina McMillan-Major and Shmargaret Shmitchell
- Alone Australia (SBS)
- Survivor (CBS)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (BBC)
- The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge (Netflix)
- Mimosa by Archie Bongiovanni
- Black Mirror, Series Three, Episode Four “San Junipero” (Channel Four/Netflix)