Streaming Favorites for December
December 12, 2015 Leave a Comment
Since starting my job here at WPT, I’ve become an unapologetic addict of streaming PBS’s online content. As I explore our video portal I’m constantly discovering new channels and series – the content seems bottomless! So, without further ado, here are my favorite new finds for December:
You’re Doing it Wrong
Washing your hands? Doing your laundry? Tipping at the airport? The Sklar brothers are here to tell you that you’re doing it all wrong! These funny, quick videos are not only hilarious but also educational.
If there’s anything I’m a sucker for, it’s a good cooking show. I’m a fan of Vivian and A Chef’s Life (to an embarrassing extent), and America’s Test Kitchen is a family favorite. I was elated to add Kitchen Explorers to my repertoire. I’ve found so many easy and inventive recipes here. I never thought I would try making kimchi at home! Breakfast pizza?? Sign me up!
Film School Shorts
I was lucky enough to go to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival last year for the first time, and my favorite part of the trip was by FAR the film shorts. So much storytelling packed into just a few beautiful minutes! Northern California’s PBS station, KQED, is bringing film festivals to you by sharing some of the inspirational work from the best and brightest rising filmmakers in the U.S.
PBS SoCaL Education
I don’t have kids, and I don’t know what this says about my maturity level, but I watched a half-dozen of these adorable, engaging short videos in one sitting. These short clips teach kids about everything from pressed flowers to puppets, so if you’re looking for educational craft-time inspiration, look no further.
This L.A.-based talk show caught my attention because of the low-key tone and compelling guests. I now know more about Misty Copeland and the American Ballet Theatre than I ever thought I would. You can tune in to almost any interview with Smiley and you’ll want to watch to the end; it’s like being invited into a relaxed, intimate conversation with someone super, super famous.