Titus Welliver in Bosch
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Amazon’s longest-running original series, a compelling podcast filled with apologies and a literary world where workplace email doesn’t exist

Titus Welliver in BoschTitus Welliver plays the lead role in Bosch, Amazon’s longest-running original series (Courtesy of Amazon)


The pandemic has made TV premiere dates something of a moving target this year, but the expectation is that Bosch, Amazon’s longest-running original series, will be back for a seventh and final season sometime this spring. Based on the popular book series by Michael Connelly, Bosch mostly stays within the boundaries of the typical police procedural, but it’s well written and acted (it stars Titus Welliver) and the season-long story arcs make it perfect for binge-watching. 


It started in 1980, when a New York–based conceptual artist named Allan “Mr. Apology” Bridge posted signs around Manhattan’s Tribeca area that read: “Attention amateurs, professionals, criminals, blue collar, white collar. Get your misdeeds off your chest.” More than 40 years later, those apologies are the basis for The Apology Line, a compelling podcast about Bridge’s project inviting people to anonymously apologize on a telephone answering machine. For 15 years, New Yorkers called the line to apologize for misdeeds that ranged from the mundane to the downright chilling. 


50 years ago the first email was sent, creating a communications tool that would become simultaneously empowering and overpowering. In his new book A World Without Email, New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport creates an almost utopian workplace and envisions an alternative universe where email is no longer central to how work is carried out. Subject: How terrific does this sound?