Seen & Heard: The Third

Simon, Justine, and Natasha debrief on their fave reads/watches of 2022 thus far.

The CPX team – no surprises here – love a good book or film, and also love a good gossip about them afterwards. 

Join Simon Smart, Justine Toh, and Natasha Moore as they gush about what they’ve seen and heard of late. 

Natasha repents of her snobbery about audiobooks, having been converted to the form by Trevor Noah’s remarkable memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Justine makes the case for her claim (less than halfway through the year) that the fantasy/sci-fi film Everything Everywhere All At Once is the best film of 2022. 

And Simon is super impressed by Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel Crossroads – especially by his depiction of people of faith, in the context of a pastor’s family in 1970s Illinois. 

Race, faith, family, the multiverse, and struggling through hard times: some themes emerge as the team consider their recent cultural consumption, and try to persuade you to watch or listen as well. 


Listen to Trevor Noah’s memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Watch the Everything Everywhere All at Once trailer

Read Jonathan Franzen’s novel Crossroads

Watch Trevor Noah’s monologue about Kim Kardashian and Kanye

Listen to the Radio National interview with Jonathan Franzen