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?!
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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.
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.
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.
Duh. This was a unanimous vote: WINONA FUCKIN’ RIDER.
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 CreativeCommons.org.