Favorite podcasts

Politics and Political Science

  • StukRoodVlees & Stemmen (Dutch)
  • Slow Burn
  • Transformation of European Politics
  • Haagse Zaken (Dutch)
  • Vullings & Van der Wulp (Dutch)

History

  • Hardcore History
  • The rest is history
  • Betrouwbare bronnen (Dutch)

Pop culture

  • Hit Parade
  • Slash Filmcast
  • Song Exploder
  • Jay & Miles X-plain the X-Men
  • Switched on pop
  • Michiel Met (Dutch)

General non-fiction

  • WeCrash
  • The Drop Out
  • De Deventer Mediazaak (Dutch)
  • Spijkers met koppen (Dutch)
  • Wind of Change
  • The Missing Crypto Queen
  • Business wars


Television series

  • Borgen
  • Daredevil
  • Game of Thrones
  • Good Omens
  • The Good Place
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • House of Cards (S1&2)
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Leftovers
  • Lost
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Sherlock
  • Succession
  • Survivor
  • West Wing
  • Wolverine and the X-men


Favorite movies

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 300
  • Before Sunrise (trilogy)
  • Chef
  • Children of Men
  • Cidade de Deus
  • The Dark Knight
  • Dear Frankie
  • Die Hard
  • Donnie Darko
  • Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
  • Fight Club
  • Game night
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Godfather
  • The Goonies
  • High Fidelity
  • Inception
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Juno
  • La Grande Bellezza
  • Labyrinth
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Margin Call
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
  • Seven
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Superbad
  • Tropic thunder
  • Whiplash
  • Wonderboys


Favorite books

Novels

  • Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake
  • Max Brooks – World War Z
  • Jennifer Egan – A Visit From the Goon Squad
  • WF Hermans – Het Behouden Huis
  • Neil Gaiman – American Gods
  • Gabriel García Márquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Yann Martel – Life of Pi
  • George RR Martin – A Song of Ice and Fire (series)
  • David Mitchell – Cloud Atlas
  • Marcel Möring – In Babylon
  • Harry Mulisch – The Discovery of Heaven
  • Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood
  • Donna Tartt – The Secret History
  • JRR Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings
  • Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina
  • Benedict Wells – The end of loneliness
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow of the Wind

Non-fiction

  • Christopher Achen & Larry Bartels – Democracy for realists
  • Gabriel Almond & Sidney Verba – The civic culture
  • Russell J Dalton – Democratic challenges, democratic choices
  • Norman Davies – Europe
  • Arend Lijphart – Patterns of democracy: Government forms and performance in thirty-six countries
  • Peter Mair – Ruling the void
  • Pierre Rosanvallon – Counter-Democracy: Politics in an Age of Distrust
  • EE Schattschneider – The semisovereign people: a realist’s view of democracy in America

Childrens’ books

  • Thea Beckman – Het helse paradijs
  • Tonke Dragt – Torenhoog en mijlen breed
  • Michael Ende – Die unendliche Geschichte
  • Astrid Lindgren – De gebroeders Leeuwenhart
  • JK Rowling – Harry Potter (series)
  • Mathilde Stein & Mies van Hout – Bang mannetje
  • Robert Swindells – Broeder in de aarde
  • Tjibbe Veldkamp & Philip Hopman – Temmer Tom

Comics

  • X-Men
    (+spin-offs, most notably Captain Britain by Moore/Davis, Excalibur by Davis, Gambit by Nicieza, New Mutants by Wells, Uncanny X-Force by Remender)
  • Captain America (Brubaker)
  • Daredevil (Miller, Bendis)
  • Punisher Max (Ennis)
  • Spider-Man (JMS, Slott)
  • Ultimate Marvel
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Fables
  • Y: the last Man