Staff Picks: What We’re Into This Week (5/18)

The COLLiDE team consumes all things culture at a high velocity. Each week we’ll be sharing What We’re Into from music, books, film, and travel destinations to bars, restaurants, products and more. Scroll down to discover what we’re into this week, and get in on what’s good.

Monique Gilbert – Business Dev/Project Manager and “Celebrating the Larry David in all of us”
recommends: RBG

“Such an authentic and independent thinker, and an incredible inspiration!”

Alan Miller – Founder and “Portland Pickles #1 fan”
recommends: Portland Pickles Baseball

“The Portland Pickles’ season kicks off June 1st!!”

Megan “McCredes” McCredie – Project Manager
recommends: “Sooo Many White Guys” Podcast

“I want to be besties with Phoebe Robinson.”

Leah “Currently in Cuba” Hobbs – Artist Relations
recommends: Cuba!

Pedro Szekely

Shira “Shameless Self Promoter” Yevin – Biz Dev
recommends: “Get Em Hot” by Shiragirl

“My new band Shiragirl has a new single ‘Get Em Hot,’ out now!”

Molly Kodros – Project Manager and “resident bowler and karaoke extraordinaire”
recommendsAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I’ve read a few of her other works – she is amazing writer. This one is great so far as well.”

Jabiz Raisdana

Gigie Hall – Editorial Director and “Resident Desert Rat”
recommends: “The EnormoCast” Podcast

“I’m really digging climbing podcast The Enormocast. It makes me want to ditch everything, steal my dad’s Tacoma and head to Moab. Mostly just interviews, Chris Kalous chats up some of the most famous and well respected climbers around. Highlight: Madaleine Sorkin talking about being a queer and how awesome it is to climb with women. Preach!”

Ben C.

Riley Dwyer – Social Media Manager and “Gluten Fan”
recommends: Guisados

Paul Narvaez

David Husson – Editorial Intern and “Cheap Beer Connoisseur”
recommends: Mighty Car Mods” DIY car show

“2018 marks the ten-year anniversary of this YouTube show’s debut, and I’m happy to report that these Australian legends are still going strong. MCM is consistently acclaimed for their humor, accessibility, and inclusive approach to the car tuning scene. Every single one of their videos is available for free on YouTube, with new episodes dropping every couple of weeks.”

Maria Sauer – Business Development/Project Manager and “Yuko Kitchen Extraordinaire”
recommends: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

“Rami Malek in the Freddie Mercury biopic!”