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Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team: Top-20 Quarantine Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts

By Megan Harrod
April, 27 2020
Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team
The Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team shares their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts during quarantine.

The FIS Ski World Cup circuit typically sees Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes traveling the world, often in new countries every few days. While traveling, athletes share countless hours spent traveling from point A to B. They're roommates who share their hotel rooms, dinner table conversations, and memories...but they also share their favorite movies, TV shows, books, podcasts, etc. with each other as a means to occupy their time off the mountain. For them, it’s a bit of a mental break where they can get their mind off skiing and find an escape in a movie or a TV show. 

Since the athletes returned from Europe with their seasons cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they’ve been spending more time than ever in one place, filling their time with home workouts to stay fit, learning new things—like baking, mask-making, and beyond, taking on new art projects, and more. On top of that, there’s been more time than ever to entertain themselves by binge-watching Tiger King or Formula 1: Drive to Survive, listening to the Joe Rogan Experience, diving into Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, or grabbing the extra buttered popcorn and cozying up to bae while watching a classic like Top Gun. 

Behold the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s list of favorite movies, TV shows (+TV show binges), books, and podcasts. Hopefully, these give you some ideas while you’re hunkering down and staying safe at home with your family or roommates.  

MOVIES 

  1. Top Gun
  2. JoJo Rabbit
  3. Dodgeball
  4. Forrest Gump
  5. Caddy Shack
  6. Ford vs. Ferrari 
  7. Star Wars
  8. Blades of Glory 
  9. Remember the Titans
  10. The Sun is Also A Star 
  11. The Hangover 
  12. Harry Potter
  13. Miracle on Ice
  14. Inception
  15. The Big Lebowski
  16. Pulp Fiction
  17. Lord of the Rings
  18. Fight Club
  19. Mean Girls 
  20. Inglourious Basterds

TV SHOWS

  1. Formula 1: Drive to Survive 
  2. Ballers
  3. The Good Place 
  4. Stranger Things 
  5. Narcos 
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Schitt’s Creek
  8. Friends
  9. All American
  10. How I Met Your Mother
  11. Tiger King 
  12. Hunters 
  13. Westworld
  14. Better Call Saul
  15. Parks and Recreation
  16. Poldark
  17. The Office 
  18. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  19. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  20. New Girl

BOOKS

  1. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  2. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
  3. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover
  4. Educated by Tara Westover
  5. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  6. Taxes for Dummies
  7. The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
  8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  9. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  10. Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  11. The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey
  12. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  13. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling 
  14. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  15. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  16. Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by Steve Jamison
  17. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie Macdonald
  18. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  19. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
  20. The MindBody Self: How Longevity Is Culturally Learned and the Causes of Health Are Inherited by Mario Martinez

PODCASTS

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. This American Life
  3. Ski Racing this Week
  4. Reply All
  5. Spittin Chiclets
  6. Hollywood Handbook
  7. Radiolab
  8. TED Radio Hour
  9. Freakonomics Radio
  10. The Meateater Podcast
  11. The Ringer NBA Show
  12. Meditative Story
  13. Revisionist History
  14. In the Dark
  15. 30 for 30
  16. TMG 
  17. Crime Junkie 
  18. How I Built This: NPR
  19. The Sideline Perspective
  20. Hidden Brain: NPR

Did you know that two-time Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin is currently binge-watching Schitt’s Creek, or that 6’7” downhiller Bryce Bennett prefers Hunters to the recent hit Tiger King (no contest!), or that Alpine Development Coordinator Michael “Bing” Bingaman is a book fiend (he could have a list of 20 to himself)? Or how about the fact that two-time Olympian Alice McKennis loves F1: Drive to Survive and Keely Cashman, Emma Resnick, and Keely’s coach Katie Twible could sit and watch Friends all day long.

We hope you enjoyed this and snagged some ideas for your own quarantine entertainment list!