Five Things #132

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. A follow up piece on a story I shared in a previous Five Things on Jered Threatin, the wannabe Rock Star who tried to trick his way to stardom. I really, really hope all the attention he's gotten from this doesn't work out in his favour.

  2. Another fantastic episode of the Reply All podcast. Starring a small town in Wisconsin, a local politician who's well out of his depth and a massive corporation looking for somewhere to put a massive factory. Everything you need for a great story... apparently!

  3. Are you an ethical consumer? I've been thinking about this a fair bit recently, and I'm not sure I can answer that with a solid "yes". As a user of Amazon Prime I've developed the terrible habit of every now and then ordering a thing, then an hour or so later ordering another thing that I've realised I need and then the next day ordering another thing, all with next day delivery. I hadn't stopped to think of what has to happen in the background to fulfil these disjointed mini shopping sprees. Something to improve upon in 2019. — Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.

  4. Was 536 AD the worst year to be alive? It doesn't sound great: “A mysterious fog plunged Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia into darkness, day and night — for 18 months. […] Temperatures in the summer of 536 fell 1.5°C to 2.5°C, initiating the coldest decade in the past 2300 years. Snow fell that summer in China; crops failed; people starved.”

  5. 🎧 Sigur Rós have added another hour of ambient music to their Liminal mixtape.

That's all for this week. If you enjoyed it, subscribe and you'll get the next one delivered to your inbox.

PS. I’m going to be taking the next couple of weeks off. Five Things will return on the 8th January 2019. Have a great Christmas and see you in 2019!