The Best of 2022

December 16, 2022

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We made it to the end of the year... and our favorite episode! The hosts of LARB Radio Hour Kate Wolf, Medaya Ocher, and Eric Newman share their favorite books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, music, and more in this look back at the year that was 2022.

BEST BOOK

BEST MOVIE

  • Eric: Barbarian; Tár; Everything, Everywhere, All at Once; Honorable Mention: The Black Phone, Official Competition

  • Kate: Vengeance is Mine (1984); The Devil, Probably (1977) — both released by The Film DeskAll the Beauty And The Bloodshed 

  • Medaya: Tár; Everything, Everywhere, All at Once


BEST TV SHOW

  • Eric: Acapulco; Mythic Quest; Physical 

  • Kate: The Parisian Agency

  • Medaya: Seinfeld; Love is Blind; Nathan For You / The Rehearsal; White Lotus 


BEST PODCAST

  • Eric: Loud: The History Of Reggaeton (Spotify/Futuro Media); Honorable Mentions: Missing Richard Simmons (Dan Taberski/Pineapple Street) and The Town (Matt Belloni/Puck)

  • Kate: HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story

  • Medaya: Poog


BEST MUSIC

  • Eric: Rosalia, Motomami; Beyoncé, Renaissance; Taylor Swift, Midnights; Carly Rae Jepsen, The Loneliest Time

  • Kate: NTS Radio; Baby Oh! de San Martin Texmelucan

  • Medaya: Rosalia, Motomami; Beyoncé, Renaissance; Beverly Glen-Copeland


OBJECTS WE COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS YEAR

  • Eric: ASUS Pro-Art external monitor for laptop; AMC Theaters’ recliner seats

  • Medaya: Mascara :)


BEST SCANDAL: