Episode 22

Published on:

18th Dec 2020

022: Best Pop Culture of 2020

We’re thinking about the lessons we learned in 2020, and sharing our lists of the best media we consumed. Also: an appreciation for the life and work of Monica Roberts (1962-2020).

By the Sound is produced and edited by Sarah Mayes. Episode 022 is hosted by Aisha Hauser, Raven Juarez, and Sarah Mayes. You can support the show and learn how to join our community at: https://www.patreon.com/bythesound


Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020)

Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was (2020)

Fleet Foxes - Shore (2020) 

Ariana Grande - Positions (2020)

Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion (2020) [Official Music Video]

Chika - Industry Games

Ratatouille the Musical (2021)

Living Single (1993-1998)

Space Force (2020)

I Know This Much Is True (2020)

Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)

PEN15 (2019-2020)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (2020)

The Undoing (2020)

The Flight Attendant (2020)

Barry (2018-2019)

Little Fires Everywhere (2020)

Big Little Lies (2017-2019)

Dead to Me (2019-2020)

Cheer (2020) 

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

The Last Dance (2020)

Beforeigners (2019)  

Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)

Dolly Parton: Here I Am (2019)

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020)

i’m thinking of ending things (2020)

David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020)

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Black Bois (2020)

Hamilton (2020)

Disclosure (2020)

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Office Ladies 

Janet Lansbury - Unruffled  



Cabinet of Curiosities 

Getting Curious

Behind the Police 

Scam Goddess

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Sheehy, Gail. Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life (audio book)

Krysa, Danielle. How to Spot an Artist: This Might Get Messy. Prestel Junior, 2020.

@thejealouscurator on Instagram

Sperring, Mark. We’re All Works of Art. Gibbs Smith, 2018

Bell, Kristen, et al. The World Needs More Purple People. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Maillard, Kevin Noble. Fry Bread. Roaring Brook Press, 2020.

Jones, Ever. nightsong. Sundress Publications, 2020.

Monica Roberts on Facebook

TransGriot blog

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By the Sound
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Aisha Hauser, Raven Juarez, and Sarah Mayes meet with the brightest minds in Seattle and the PNW for storytelling, new ideas, and inspiration. The hosts discuss art and pop culture, as well as local news and politics.

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Aisha Hauser

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Aisha Hauser is a self proclaimed LOUD TALKER, both literally and figuratively. As an accomplished religious educator, facilitator, author and advocate of equity and justice, she has made waves calling out bullshit in all its forms. One friend named her a "Purveyor of Joyful Shitstorms."
Along with working to dismantle institutional racism, Aisha LOVES to teach, train and talk about healthy sexuality! Aisha is an approved trainer for the Our Whole Lives sexuality education program. This is a sex affirming and sex positive program offered in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ congregations all over the U.S. and Canada.
Aisha was born in Egypt and has lived in five different states and three different countries.

Raven Juarez

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Born and based in Seattle, Raven Juarez is a contemporary native artist, teacher, and presenter.

Juarez attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and spent a year abroad in Florence, Italy, to study painting, drawing, print-making as well as Italian art and film history. She graduated in 2013 with a BA in the liberal arts, with concentrations in Child Psychology/Development and Visual Arts.
Raven is the Lead Preschool Teacher at a small Creative Arts Preschool in North Seattle. In her free time, she teaches private art classes, hosts and facilitates community events, and creates her own work which can be viewed at ravenjuarez.com.

Sarah Mayes

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A lifelong political nerd, Sarah Mayes has worked for four lawmakers; most recently at Seattle City Council. Sarah earned her BA in History from Reed College, and has spent nearly half of her life working in libraries. Sarah is a transgender woman, and a single mother of two boys. She has lived in Seattle since 2006.

Chelsea Alvarez

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Chelsea Alvarez writes things for money. She has raised children, grown flowers, and eaten cruciferous vegetables in the PNW since time immemorial. Hit her up for tips on lipstick shades, uses for Karam’s Garlic Sauce, and sponsorship opportunities.