Stuff We Love Right Now: ‘Survivor’ Podcasts, ‘General Hospital’ & More

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Hap and Leonard
Hap and Leonard Series

Reading Material

Hap and Leonard series by Joe R. Lansdale

Available where books are sold
With SundanceTV airing Season 3 of Hap and Leonard, I had good reason to speed through the first three books (out of over two dozen stories) that have inspired the series so far. In 1980s Texas, draft dodger Hap Collins (played by James Purefoy) and his bud Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a black, gay Vietnam vet, navigate through adventures that often involve bad guys, sunken treasure, the law and an ex-wife of Hap’s who brings trouble with her everywhere she goes. They’re an exciting, fast read. —John Bernikow, Associate Art Director

Steve Burton carrying Kelly Monaco in General Hospital

Screen Time

General Hospital

Airs 3/2c (check local listings), ABC
To say there is a lot of great TV these days is the understatement of the millennium. But I always leave room in my day for General Hospital. I began watching the ABC soap as a teenager (Frisco Jones forever!), and it quickly became a ritual for me to settle in with my Port Charles pals (including Steve Burton’s Jason and Kelly Monaco’s Sam, above) before bed every night. Today, the sexy and always fun GH is a panacea for the terrible daily news cycle. And really, no one does a secret-twin storyline better. —Nerina Rammairone, Editorial Director

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For Your Ears Only

Rob Has a Podcast

Listen on
The tribe has spoken…and a notable castaway is speaking back! Former Survivor all-star Rob Cesternino (left) dishes and analyzes reality series including Survivor, Big Brother and The Bachelor on his podcast. The spotlight shines on past contestants from these shows who stop by for fun interviews and interesting strategy talk. —Eric Todisco, Editorial Intern

Love, Simon - Jorge Lendeborg (Nick), Nick Robinson (Simon), Alexandra Shipp (Abby), and Katherine Langford (Leah)
Twentieth Century Fox / Ben Rothstein

Film Frenzy

Love, Simon

Now playing in theaters
Directed by Greg Berlanti, the man behind The CW’s superhero dramas, this film adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda follows awkward teen Simon (perfectly played by Nick Robinson), as he struggles to find the best way to come out to his friends and family. Add Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel as Simon’s supportive parents and 13 Reasons Why breakout star Katherine Langford as BFF Leah and this film is all kinds of heroic. —Jim Halterman, West Coast Bureau Chief


Star Tech

Star Trek: The Next Generation warp core usb car charger

Buy on, $39.99
I’m not even a Trekker, but ThinkGeek’s gadget is so cool that I may or may not find myself driving like my lime-green Chevy Spark is a Federation ship while juicing up my phone on the way to set visits. —Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer

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Once again, the staff of TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider has chosen their favorite things for listening to, watching, reading and more.

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