Commuter Watch Party Week of 6/17

Regional Rail Recap

Big week ahead at TPL for live and local events. Come see and meet us at the NBA Draft party at Victory Brewing in Kennett Square for trivia, prizes, special guests and a live Process Potables podcast on June 20.

On Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd. come to Fergies Pub in Center City for the Paul Green Rock academy with TPL’s Jason Blevins who will be performing live rock and punk. 

Boyhood  (HBO)

Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke took a huge gamble in committing to filming a movie over a 14 year span. The sheer challenge of ensuring the cast came together year after year, to explore the development of a boy into a young man is astounding. This is a character based exploration in the truest sense. It is currently available on Netflix.

Stream if…

You can invest yourself in following an exploration of what it means to be a boy, an adolescent, and a man. Your investment will be rewarded. 

Skip if…

You prefer car chases, explosions and fight scenes. A sliver of the extreme patience of the filmmakers will be required to let the character study play out. 

Kurt Vonnegut – Player Piano (Audible / Nearest Library)

Image result for player piano amazon

Amazon Review “Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.”

This book remains relevant in a world that where the pace of change and automation continues to increase. Corporate drivel, nonsense, and banality underscore the more troubling notions of finding purpose in a world that needs less and less people to operate.  

“Stream” if…

You want to be delighted, disturbed and made to think. 

Skip if…

You’d prefer to believe that everything will be ok. 

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Podcast itunes/googleplay/soundcloud

Image result for dan carlin's hardcore history

If you really want to go deep on some topics that you have heard of then hardcore history is for you. Dan Carlin is one of the most compelling speakers alive, he is currently the voice of the new Twilight Zone series. Dan meticulously dives into ancient history to give you all of the bloody and unfiltered details that you never got in history class.  

“Stream” if…

If you like rabbit holes and gory details. 

Skip if…

You would rather get your history from Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure.