Weekend Whats

What to Pod: “As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico.” A podcast that takes you from the Brooklyn Bridge to El Chapo’s hometown in La Tuna. Available on Spotify: Chapo: Kingpin on Trial.

+ What to Doc: During the latest campaign season, there were a lot of musical artists who complained when their songs were being co-opted by politicians (particularly, the president). These controversies are nothing new. And neither is the idea of politicians essentially trying to co-brand themselves with musicians. All this makes it an ideal time to check out Tricky Dick and the Man in Black on Netflix, a documentary about the time Nixon invited Johnny Cash to perform at the White House, and quickly found himself in a ring of fire…

+ What to Book: My wife Gina is the most prolific reader I’ve ever seen. And every few months, she’s shares lists of the best books she’s read. Here’s the latest collection.

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