Your Essential Summer Podcasts, Books, and Tanks

The summer months are a gift and a curse. On the one hand, summer!

On the other hand, the warm months go by so quickly that by the time we’re done getting our summer tunes, beach book, podcast playlist, and summer style all sorted? Boom. Oh hey again, sweater weather season.

So to save you the time and trouble of all that summer prep, we made a quickie guide of summer must-haves, must-reads, and must-listens for the hardcore geek, hiker, ocean soul, and a bunch more. Check out what we got, then go outside!

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The Hardcore G33k


Tanks: Future Girl” by Hafaell | “And Ramen” by Andrew C. Steger & Scott Steger

Totes: A Pixel of my Childhood” by Adam Jhesu Rufino Nakamura | “Control Dots” by Florent Bodart

Podcast: “Star Talk Radio” with Neil deGrasse freakin’ Tyson! | Music: The “Fez” soundtrack by Disasterpiece | Book: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

The Hiking Enthusiast


Tanks: Owls of the Nile” by Rachel Caldwell| “Great Outdoors” by radiomode | “Campfire Stories” by Timothy Premack | “Feather” by rhinosserossy

Totes: NTNL PRKS” by Ross Zietz | “Yosemite” by Andy Smith

Podcasts: “Sounds of the Trail” & “Amateur Traveler” | Song: “Traveler” by Chris Stapleton | Book: “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson

The Ocean Soul


Tanks: Road Trip” by alfie bocabel | “Let’s Go Surfing” by dandingeroz | “Of The Sea” by Brent Schoepf

Totes: Shark Movies” by Graja | “Summer” by Mateus Dalethese Quandt

Podcasts: “Surfer Life” & “Surf Simply” | Song: “Only the Ocean and Me” by Jack Johnson | Book: “The Wave” by Susan Casey

The Science Nerd


Tanks: Dot to Dot” by Anna Gordon | “Dino” by Missaire Julien | “Solar System” by Aparaat

Tote: Ode to the Cosmos” by Taylor Rose

Podcast: “RadioLab” | Song: “The Galaxy Song” by Monty Python” | Book: “Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness” 

The Hopeless Romantic


Tank: Feed Me and Tell Me I’m Pretty” by Tobias Teixeira da Fonseca

Totes: Royal Pardon” by Katarina Dass | “I Love You This Much!” by Jonathan Dockery

Podcast: This one’s actually a website! “The Way We Met” | Song: “Is There Somewhere” by Halsey | Book: “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari 

The Homebody


Tank: The Great Indoors” by Katie Lukes 

Tote: The Great Outdoors” by Luis Romero

Podcast: True Story Podcast” | Song: “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson | Books: Anything by David Sedaris

The Minimalist


Tanks: Color Bomb!” by Philipp Rietz | “BRYKYNG BRYKYN” by James Soares | “YLMSYST TYME” by James Soares | “Spectrum Bomb!” by Philipp Rietz & Chuck Pavoni

Tote: MYNT” by James Soares

Podcasts: “Love & Radio” & “Here Be Monsters” | Song: “Posters” by Youth Lagoon

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.