For grocery shopping/post officing/any long line: Mortified
Average Length: 30 minutes
Gateway Episode: “Why I Hate the SATs"
Mortified is a live event in which adults read from their teenage and tween diaries on stage without altering any of the content prior to showtime. They usually involve a weird hand job, awkward coming out story, or painfully misguided love interest, but the nostalgic bent is universal. A go-to whenever you need to be transported to the person you were before you had real responsibility.
Average Length: 60 minutes
Gateway Episode: “Boarding Call”
Take a night off of the X-Files reboot, and, instead, settle into an hour of enchanting interviews, reporting, and stories. The New Yorker Radio Hour recreates the feeling of its magazine stories for an audio experience. You’ll be entertained and edified, charmed and challenged, all while cozy on your couch with your feet propped up, washing down a glass of Malbec.