Schedule your most important work first. Then, if and only if there is some time left, maybe say yes to these requests.
Gimlet's first podcast and still the one I enjoy the most. Follow Alex along all his struggles in starting this company and tear up when he and Matt get together as co-founders. Since then they have also started great other shows like Reply All and the Mystery Show. And their current fall lineup is looking really strong!
If you click just one thing, let the clips in this article brighten your day. Why are some things funny? This article offers 4 theories (Superiority, Relief, Incongruity and Benign Violation). Reminds me of Scott Adams (of Dilbert) saying that to be funny a story should include 2 of the following 6 elements: Clever, Cute, Bizarre, Cruel, Naughty or Recognizable.
Satire of the ones in power is important. It can act as a conduit for clear though and action. But too often it merely replaces thought/action. "A snigger here, a snigger there – it all adds up". Also, it is often misunderstood! We often take from it what we want to hear. The Colbert Report and Loadsamoney were popular both on the left and right wing.
With the risk of adding to the pile of things you should do, but please allow yourself to simply be yourself. I think we don't have to over-stress having to be productive. Let alone stressing over the outcome. Do what you can. If you care so much that you're stressing out about it, you're already ok.