Creating long lists of places I'd like to travel to.
Obtaining the life stories of Lyft/Uber drivers.
You Shall Know Our Velocity (or anything Dave Eggers)
The Book Thief
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Great Gatsby
Lost in Translation
Stories We Tell
Star Wars, even the new ones
This question opens up the floodgates. Some of who I am listening to right now includes
Blood Orange, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Janelle Monae, Phosphorescent, Indians, Har Mar Superstar, The Head and the Heart, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band, Neko Case, Jessie Ware, The Tallest Man on Earth, Deltron 3030, East India Youth, Mr. Little Jeans, Future Islands, Frank Ocean
And lots more.
A pen and a pad
The opportunity to travel
Wikipedia / Netflix documentaries