2022 favorites to date

Last updated 2022-12-05

This is stuff I consumed in 2022, not necessarily stuff released in 2022.


  1. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  2. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  3. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
  4. The End of Solitude, William Deresiewicz
  5. Talent, Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross
  6. How to Change, Katy Milkman
  7. The Fifties, David Halberstam
  8. Crossroads, Jonathan Franzen
  9. From Front Porch to Back Seat, Beth Bailey
  10. A Widow for One Year, John Irving
  11. The Last Days of Roger Federer, Geoff Dyer
  12. Of Boys and Men, Richard Reeves
  13. Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne, Katherine Rundell
  14. The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu
  15. The Nineties, Chuck Klosterman
  16. The Tim Tebow CFL Chronicles, Jon Bois
  17. The Score Takes Care of Itself, Bill Walsh et al.


  1. The Pragmatic Programmer, Thomas & Hunt (narr. Katarina)
  2. Software Engineering at Google, C. Titus Winters et al.
  3. A Way With Words II: Approaches to Literature, Michael D.C. Drout

Podcast / YouTube episodes

  1. UChicago Aims of Education 2022, Agnes Callard
  2. Two products that cannot be equal, Timothy Gowers
  3. How to score 10 runs in the first inning and lose
  4. Roland Fryer on Educational Reform, EconTalk
  5. Doug Polk Podcast: Poker Pro to Full-Time Trading (with Jason Strasser)
  6. Reconcilable Differences #179: I Believe in the System... Kind Of
  7. The Morning Shakeout: Kate Grace
  8. Causality 16: Tenerife
  9. Remembering Michael K. Williams, WTF with Marc Maron
  10. Indie Hackers (various episodes)
  11. An Interview With Daniel Gross and Nat Friedman About the Democratization of AI, Stratechery
  12. Solving Wordle using Information Theory, 3Blue1Brown
  13. Sebastian Mallaby on Venture Capital (Conversations with Tyler E143)
  14. Lecture 3: Robert Frost (Modern Poetry, Langdon Hammer)
  15. Living in an Internet Age (Meditations with Zohar S1E1)
  16. Tips to be a better problem solver, 3Blue1Brown
  17. Reconcilable Differences #173: The Chicken Project
  18. 'See Me After Class,' with Jason Snell (The Talk Show E337)
  19. The Moment with Brian Koppelman: Gillian Jacobs
  20. Minimum Viable Continuous Delivery, Coding Blocks
  21. The Tim Ferriss Show: Mark Zuckerberg
  22. Under the Radar #241: Farewell, Feed Wrangler
  23. The Tim Ferriss Show: Cal Newport

Blog posts / articles

  1. Art is for Seeing Evil, Agnes Callard
  2. A Simple Theory of Culture, Marginal Revolution
  3. Cocktail party ideas, Dan Luu
  4. On Not Drinking the Kool-Aid, William Deresiewicz
  5. On the Bobos, William Deresiewicz
  6. Covid 6/30/22: Vaccine Update Update, Zvi Mowshowitz
  7. Why did Comedy Die?, Misha Saul
  8. Context is that which is scarce, Marginal Revolution
  9. Things You're Allowed To Do, Milan Cvitkovic
  10. Culture Shock, Obvious Bicycle
  11. Digital Advertising in 2022, Stratechery
  12. Is Old Music Killing New Music?, Ted Gioia
  13. Data and Definitions, Stratechery
  14. On the use of a life, Colin Percival
  15. Academic Publishing and the Death Instinct, Ted Gioia
  16. Impressions of Every US State, Obvious Bicycle
  17. Instilling Novel Thought Patterns and Making Your Long-Term Memory Accountable with Anki, Alexey Guzey

Operas about Richard Nixon

  1. Nixon in China, John Adams

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