the best of 2016


We’ve all spent a lot of energy dealing with the worst 2016 had to offer us, so what about the best?

The co-hosts of your favorite podcast close out 2016 with a little awards show-type episode of our own, running down our favorites in music, movies, TV, books, media and more from the past year. What would you add to our list?!

Listen and Subscribe to Episode 28 on iTunes

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Best TV Show

Insecure and High Maintenance for Sylvia. Atlanta (honorable mentions: Difficult People and the Great British Bake-Off) for Joe.

Best Movie

Ghostbusters (honorable mention: Tangerine) for Sylvia. Moonlight (honorable mentions: Green Room and The Invitation) for Joe.

Best Song To Cry To

Dum Dum Girls’ “Coming Down” for Sylvia. Jenny Hval’s “Conceptual Romance” (and Chance the Rapper’s “Same Drugs”) for Joe.

Best Song To Dance To

MS/MR’s “Dance Yrself Clean” (LCD Soundsystem cover) for Sylvia. Rihanna’s “Needed Me” for Joe.

Best Album

Beyonce’s Lemonade (and honorable mention: Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound) for Joe. Against Me!’s Shape Shift With Me for Sylvia.

Best Discovery of the Year

Two podcasts! WBEZ’s Making Oprah for Joe and WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens for Sylvia.

Best Guilty Pleasure

UnREAL and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for Sylvia. Martha Stewart’s Facebook Live videos for Joe.

Best Comeback

Duh. This was a unanimous vote: WINONA FUCKIN’ RIDER.

Best Book

Emma Cline: The Girls (S)

John Seabrook: The Song Machine (J)

Best Piece Of “Web Content”

McSweeney’s: Alternatives to resting bitch face (S)

Esquire: The unrecognizable genius of Guy Fieri (J)

Honorable mention: Guy Fieri eating to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt.” Good job, internet!

BONUS: Best End Of Year Wrap Up List

Poynter: Best of media corrections, 2016 edition (S)

Deadspin: The least important writers of 2016 (J)



Podcast intro music (Pump It by Tyler Twombly) is licensed under a Attribution License via

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