My Favourite Newsletters

Yesterday I wrote a post about Stoop, the place where all my newsletters trickle in during the week, so I can read them on Sunday. Today I want to tell you a bit about my favourite newsletters, or at least those that currently are at the top of my list.

The Marginalian (formerly BrainPickings)

This is the weekly digest of The Marginalian. The website itself is great and quite the rabbit hole for me. I get its articles in my RSS Feed but still receive the digest. It’s a labour of love by Maria Popova and was created to explore what it means to live a decent, inspired, substantive life of purpose and gladness. It’s also an excellent read about things that matter in life and never fails to inspire.

The GameDiscoverCo Newsletter

In my Stoop, there are many gaming newsletters. I want to keep as informed as I can, but none of them is as good as the one by Simon Carless. While many of the games themselves are not that interesting to me, the way this newsletter writes about them is!

Why is this interesting?

I am interested in many things and am always curious. That makes the newsletter Why is this interesting? a perfect addition. As the authors say, it is a daily newsletter for the intellectually omnivorous. Written by Noah Brier and Colin Nagy it is a mix of things they find interesting. In the last week alone I read about basketball, olive oil and fermentation. Not really subjects I would dive into by myself but very interesting nonetheless.

The Society of the Double Dagger

This is a newsletter established by Robin Sloan, author of the novels Sourdough and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. It comes infrequently but is always thought-provoking and fun to read.

That’s it for today. I read many more newsletters and might tell you about them another time, but for now, this is all.

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