Animal Spirits: The Best of 2020

To wrap up the year, Michael and I put together one more podcast to discuss our most popular blog posts, our favorite movies, TV shows, books and podcasts from 2020.

It was also a good opportunity to look back at some lessons from a crazy year in the markets.

Thanks to everyone for listening, emailing us questions, offering recommendations, sharing interesting topics and providing valuable feedback.

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My most popular blog posts of 2020:

Michael’s most popular blog posts of 2020:

My favorite movies of 2020:

This wasn’t easy because there were so few movies that came out in 2020 but here’s what I got:

(1) Palm Springs
(2) Soul
(3) Shithouse
(4) Plus One
(5) Happiest Season

2019 movies I watched in 2020 that I loved: JoJo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Ford vs. Ferrari and Knives Out.

Michael’s favorite movies of 2020:

(1) The Invisible Man
(2) Soul
(3) The Gentleman
(4) Palm Springs
(5) The Vast of Night

My favorite TV shows of 2020:

(1) Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
(2) Ozark (Netflix)
(3) Yellowstone (Paramount)
(4) The Crown (Netflix)
(5) High Fidelity (Hulu)

Also worth watching: Devs, Ted Lasso, Curb You Enthusiasm, Schitt’s Creek, The Morning Show,  Insecure, Dark, The Undoing, Homeland, Normal People

Good not great: Love Life, I May Destroy You, Perry Mason, Trying, Homecoming

Flawed but I still finished: Raised by Wolves, The Outsiders, Defending Jacob, Ramy

Michael’s TV shows of 2020:

(1) The Last Dance (ESPN)
(2) Ozark (Netflix)
(3) The Boys (Amazon Prime)
(4) Yellowstone (Paramount)
(5) The Mandolorian (Disney+)

My favorite books of 2020:

Michael’s favorite books of 2020:


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