April is the cruelest month. Make a smoothie.

April is the cruelest month. Make a smoothie. A strawberry smoothie is photoshopped onto a black and white photo of T. S. Eliot.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
April is the cruelest month. Make a smoothie. A strawberry smoothie is photoshopped onto a black and white photo of T. S. Eliot.
Houghton Library, Harvard University

April is the cruelest month. Make a smoothie.

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While we’re waiting for the cruelest month to be over, we have a bunch of recommendations to help you make it through. Our guests, Vulture podcast critic Nick Quah and Vanity Fair staff writer Delia Cai, share their lists of things to watch, read and do. You can find a list of their picks below.

Then, author Emily St. John Mandel joins us again to talk about her new book Sea of Tranquility. We also talk about her experience seeing her novel Station Eleven as a television adaptation.

Plus, BuzzFeed reporter Caroline O’Donovan tells us about the significance of the vote to unionize a New York Amazon warehouse.

THINGS TO WATCH

  • Delia is loving season two of Bridgerton, even if it is what she calls “Victorian lobotomy content.”

  • Nick binge watched all of The Sex Life of College Girls in about 12 hours.

  • Greta cannot stop raving about Severance and Nick totally agrees.

THINGS TO READ

THINGS TO DO

  • If you’re a gamer, Nick recommends giving Elden Ring a try.

  • Try a new thing! Delia is taking a pottery class for the first time and Greta is trying out ukulele.

  • If all else fails, make a smoothie.