My name is John H Maloney and I'm a writer, musician & podcaster based in New Jersey.

I decided to start the rec list as a way to extend the constant stream of recommendations that I've been posting on social media for years. I've recently realized that media curation is a passion of mine and now I want to try reach a larger audience. Every week I'll be posting recommendations for movies, music, anime, podcasts, Youtube channels, books, tv shows and any other media I find & feel compelled to share.

In addition to writing the rec list, I'm also the co-host and producer of a b-movie & cult movie review podcast called Zombie Take-Out.
http://www.zombietakeout.com/
You can find out about all of my projects, past and present, at
http://johnhmaloney.net/

Youtube/Crash Course

Youtube/Crash Course

I watch a lot of Youtube. It's basically replaced television for me and one of the many things that I love about it is the sheer variety of content that's available. You can find videos on just about every conceivable subject and, since I'm something of an information addict, I also really appreciate that many of those videos are educational. They make it possible to learn about pretty much every conceivable subject and you can learn about many of them from today's recommendation.

Created by John & Hank Green, Crash Course features several series of educational videos on a wide range of subjects including physics, economics, philosophy, astronomy, chemistry, literature, history, biology and many others. Each new video in a series is released weekly and, while most are hosted by one of the Green brothers, some are hosted by experts in the field like Phil Plait, and Dr. Shini Somara, among others. The videos on Crash Course are thoroughly researched, written & presented in a way that makes the subject accessible and keeps the it interesting without ever talking down to the viewer and they're all interspersed with unique graphics and animation that make the material all the more enjoyable and memorable. There's even a Crash Course Kids for younger viewers, that features videos on science and engineering, so no matter your age or interests, you're bound to find a subject that you'd like to learn more about.

I'll leave you with the first episode of Crash Course Chemistry. You can find more on the Crash Course Youtube channel and the Crash Course Kids Youtube channel.

If there's a movie, band, podcast or any other media that you'd like me to check out for possible inclusion on the rec list, please contact me and let me know about it.

Anime/Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Anime/Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

Music/Gabriel Royal

Music/Gabriel Royal