This Week Paul Likes... is a weekly summary of what Paul Kix finds fascinating. It can be a book, a tv show, or even a good bottle of scotch. Each week, you'll get an inside peak at what's on his mind to help gets yours inspired. 

August 19, 2019

April 24, 2020

A dead psychologist, a new album, and the best use of Zoom ever. Read more,

April 17, 2020

Geeky stuff, scotches, and an As Told To from New Orleans. Read more,

Two greats. Read more,

April 3, 2020

All things funny and profound and delicious. Read more,

March 27, 2020

Good stuff for tough. Read more,

March 20, 2020

The evening constitutional, live albums, bingo cards, and more!.  Read more,

March 13, 2020
March 6, 2020

Mobsters, McDonald's, Monopoly, and more!  Read more,

February 28, 2020

Metaphyics, popes, and the man who made the bomb..  Read more,

February 14, 2020

Stories about lead guitarists and gooseflesh-raising essays  Read more,

February 7, 2020

Animal gags, trrrrrippy novels, dudes named Latif, and more. Read more,

October 21. 2019

January 31, 2020

Feuding writers, feuding classes, not-so-feuding comedians. Read more,

January 24, 2020

Russian weightlifting experts, novels set in the future that still reflect our present, and more! Read more,

January 17, 2020

Single-shot movies and Legion of Honor recipients and Twitter threads. Read more,

January 10, 2020

Tragic movie idols, over-educated youths, and the music of machines. Read more,

January 3, 2020

The holiday break meant LOTS of good stuff this week. Read more,

December 20, 2019

Two different stories that are the best in their form. Read more,

December 6, 2019

A British polymath, the ethics of a TV writer, and how to remember everything. Read more, 

November 22, 2019

Quiet rock stars and other people with good taste. Read more, 

November 8, 2019

Quiet rock stars and other people with good taste. Read more, 

November 1, 2019

What other books inspired me after I finished reading "Tribe." Read more, 

October 25, 2019

The "original man," fearless Marilynne, and more. Read more,

October 18, 2019

Paul Kix talks with Eliza Griswold about a chapter of her latest book, Amity and Prosperity, where a single mother comes to regret the deal she cut with a fracking company. Amity and Prosperity won the Pulitzer Prize in 2019 for nonfiction. Read more,

September 9, 2019

October 11, 2019

Paul Kix picks up where Monday's episode with Taffy left off, and he talks about how he learned to believe in himself through the most stressful, panicked months of his career.

September 5, 2019

October 4, 2019

Paul Kix talks with Taffy Brodesser-Akner about her profile of Ethan Hawke, and how the work of trying to do great work is the story of not only Hawke's career but Taffy's. Read more,

Septemer 2, 2019

September 27, 2019

Paul Kix pivots from what Chris Jones thinks on endings to what Oscar-winning screenwriters, wildly popular podcasters, and I think about them. Because how a story ends is how its audience remembers it. Read more,

August 29, 2019

September 20, 2019

Chris Jones and Paul Kix talk about his profile of Teller the magician, which is really a profile of the battle between what the mind knows and the heart wants. Read more,

August 26, 2019

September 13, 2019

The Newtown tragedy still resonates. Paul Kix talks about his own connection to the story as a father and journalist, as he tried to make sense of how we express grief. Read more.

August 22, 2019

Pulitzer-Prize winner Eli Saslow talks with Paul Kix about the hardest story he's ever written, a piece about the Barden family, who lost their son in the Newtown massacre. Read more.

August 19, 2019

August 30, 2019

An honest account of yourself invites readers to treat you—the whole you—cruelly. Writing a memoir like Blackout is a show of courage, and reading it closely can teach you a lot about braver. Read more.

July 29, 2019

July 28, 2019

Sarah Hepola and I talk about her best-selling memoir Blackout, and how after one hard night of drinking she returned to consciousness having sex with a man she'd never met. It kept getting worse from there. Read more.

June 26, 2020

The indie Pixar, long-bearded record producers, and reporting that sticks it to Milton Friedman. Read more.

June 19, 2020

Poets who know my thoughts and comically long German words. Read more.

June 12, 2020

Impossibly hard questions and the story that's better than Philip Roth's. Read more.

June 5, 2020

The saeculum, a Genius grant winner, and a boy with an imaginary friend. Read more.

May 29, 2020

The Omnivore's New Dilemma, Kurzabeit! and Septic Tank Jellyfish. Read more.

May 22, 2020

German head-bangers, chestnuts and redwoods, and more. Read more.

May 15, 2020

The story that humbled me, bat flips, Dmitri from Paris, and more. Read more.

May 8, 2020

When great writers tell their secrets, anonymous British satire, and poop jokes.  Read more,

May 1, 2020

The alright alright alright guy, and the woman who means the most to me. Read more.

April 24, 2020

A dead psychologist, a new album, and the best use of Zoom ever. Read more,

April 17, 2020

Geeky stuff, scotches, and an As Told To from New Orleans. Read more,

April 10, 2020

Two greats. Read more,

April 3, 2020

All things funny and profound and delicious. Read more,

March 27, 2020

Good stuff for tough. Read more,

March 20, 2020

The evening constitutional, live albums, bingo cards, and more!.  Read more,

March 13, 2020

How to have compassion in a time of fear.  Read more,

March 6, 2020

Mobsters, McDonald's, Monopoly, and more!  Read more,

February 28, 2020

Metaphyics, popes, and the man who made the bomb..  Read more,

February 14, 2020

Stories about lead guitarists and gooseflesh-raising essays  Read more,

February 7, 2020

Animal gags, trrrrrippy novels, dudes named Latif, and more. Read more,

October 21. 2019

January 31, 2020

Feuding writers, feuding classes, not-so-feuding comedians. Read more,

January 24, 2020

Russian weightlifting experts, novels set in the future that still reflect our present, and more! Read more,

January 17, 2020

Single-shot movies and Legion of Honor recipients and Twitter threads. Read more,

January 10, 2020

Tragic movie idols, over-educated youths, and the music of machines. Read more,

January 3, 2020

The holiday break meant LOTS of good stuff this week. Read more,

December 20, 2019

Two different stories that are the best in their form. Read more,

December 6, 2019

A British polymath, the ethics of a TV writer, and how to remember everything. Read more, 

November 22, 2019

Quiet rock stars and other people with good taste. Read more, 

November 8, 2019

Quiet rock stars and other people with good taste. Read more, 

November 1, 2019

What other books inspired me after I finished reading "Tribe." Read more, 

October 25, 2019

The "original man," fearless Marilynne, and more. Read more,

October 18, 2019

Lots of goodies insideRead more,

October 11, 2019

Are we Rome? What about China? And who won the Fat Bear Contest?Read more.

July 10, 2020
July 3, 2020

A granddaughter's justice, a new citizen, and a book that makes like Ken Kesey's. Read more.

June 26, 2020

The indie Pixar, long-bearded record producers, and reporting that sticks it to Milton Friedman. Read more.

June 19, 2020

Poets who know my thoughts and comically long German words. Read more.

June 12, 2020

Impossibly hard questions and the story that's better than Philip Roth's. Read more.

June 5, 2020

The saeculum, a Genius grant winner, and a boy with an imaginary friend. Read more.

May 29, 2020

The Omnivore's New Dilemma, Kurzabeit! and Septic Tank Jellyfish. Read more.

May 22, 2020

German head-bangers, chestnuts and redwoods, and more. Read more.

May 15, 2020

The story that humbled me, bat flips, Dmitri from Paris, and more. Read more.

May 8, 2020

When great writers tell their secrets, anonymous British satire, and poop jokes.  Read more,

May 1, 2020

The alright alright alright guy, and the woman who means the most to me. Read more.

April 24, 2020

A dead psychologist, a new album, and the best use of Zoom ever. Read more,

April 17, 2020

Geeky stuff, scotches, and an As Told To from New Orleans. Read more,

April 10, 2020

Two greats. Read more,

April 3, 2020

All things funny and profound and delicious. Read more,

March 27, 2020

Good stuff for tough. Read more,

March 20, 2020

The evening constitutional, live albums, bingo cards, and more!.  Read more,

March 13, 2020

How to have compassion in a time of fear.  Read more,

March 6, 2020

Mobsters, McDonald's, Monopoly, and more!  Read more,

February 28, 2020

Metaphyics, popes, and the man who made the bomb..  Read more,

February 14, 2020

Stories about lead guitarists and gooseflesh-raising essays  Read more,

February 7, 2020

Animal gags, trrrrrippy novels, dudes named Latif, and more. Read more,

October 21. 2019

January 31, 2020

Feuding writers, feuding classes, not-so-feuding comedians. Read more,

January 24, 2020

Russian weightlifting experts, novels set in the future that still reflect our present, and more! Read more,

January 17, 2020

Single-shot movies and Legion of Honor recipients and Twitter threads. Read more,

January 10, 2020

Tragic movie idols, over-educated youths, and the music of machines. Read more,

January 3, 2020

The holiday break meant LOTS of good stuff this week. Read more,

December 20, 2019

Two different stories that are the best in their form. Read more,

December 6, 2019

A British polymath, the ethics of a TV writer, and how to remember everything. Read more, 

November 22, 2019

Quiet rock stars and other people with good taste. Read more, 

November 8, 2019

Quiet rock stars and other people with good taste. Read more, 

November 1, 2019

What other books inspired me after I finished reading "Tribe." Read more, 

October 25, 2019

The "original man," fearless Marilynne, and more. Read more,

October 18, 2019

Lots of goodies insideRead more,

October 11, 2019

Are we Rome? What about China? And who won the Fat Bear Contest?Read more.