At Light Years, we believe that inspiration can come from anywhere. Through Light Years Likes, we’ll be sharing a weekly round-up of our team’s favourite picks ranging from music, apps, design, podcasts, shows, events, articles and more – providing a little insight into who we are and the way we think.
In this week’s edition, we share a beloved true crime podcast, an app to feel less lonely and a movie that will linger long after the credits have rolled.
1. My Favorite Murder
If you like true crime and humour but never thought they could exist together, My Favorite Murder will kill that perception. Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack tell each other a murder or crime story in each episode, with irreverence and humour, resulting in a unique genre: true crime comedy. Not a stickler for fancy effects or slick production like other true crime podcasts, My Favorite Murder’s charm is in the chemistry between the hosts that feels like you’re listening in on a hilarious chat between two friends.
Stream My Favorite Murder on Apple and Spotify.
Before quarantine life, most of us probably had never heard of Houseparty. The app surged in popularity as the world went into lockdown and people sought out ways to fill the void that a dearth of in-person socialising had created. In addition to the standard video-calling feature, there are in-app games you can play together such as trivia and Heads Up. But the best part? You can video call with up to 8 friends, so you can really replicate that Friday-drinks-with-the-gang feeling, from the comfort of your bed of course.
Houseparty app is available on iOS and Android.
3. The Platform
After Parasite’s Best Picture win at the Oscars, it seems like foreign language social satire is the flavour du jour. The Platform is the newest offering to add to those ranks – a Spanish science fiction thriller that delves into themes like unequal class systems and distribution of wealth. This movie couldn’t have been released at more timely period than amidst a global pandemic, where we find ourselves confronted with the cracks in our own seemingly perfect system.
The Platform is now streaming on Netflix.