Delicious Ingredients: April 22, 2016

Delicious Ingredients: April 22, 2016

Each week I will publish the most Delicious Ingredients of my Audible Feast … the scrumptious, delectable, savory, rich, sweet, and spicy podcast episodes that have fed my ears this week. This will also allow me to link directly to episodes via either Soundcloud, Stitcher, or a podcast’s website (which are often amazing and contain bonus info or complementary stories). This also brings more visual content to my site as I can link to some beautiful logos and original artwork from these sites! All episode descriptions and artwork come from the linked sites. (Note: I also try to track every episode I listen to here.)



StartUp, Season 3 Episode 1: Almost Famous (4/15/16): “We’re kicking off this season with a story about a group of friends that moves across the country to launch an unlikely website that they think could replace television. The media loves them. They just need to figure out how to get their users to feel the same way.” (30 minutes)



Embedded: The Capital (4/14/16): “El Salvador is the murder capital of the world, by many estimates. It has the highest homicide rate anywhere outside of war zones. The reason? Violent street gangs, exported from the U.S. We spend 24 hours in the capital city, San Salvador, when the gangs try to flex their muscle like never before.” Transport yourself to El Salvador, one of the scariest places on Earth in 2016, with Kelly McEvers. You won’t be able to turn it off. (34 minutes)


htbaHow to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black, Episode 27: Audra McDonald (3/29/16): “The record-breaking, six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald went from a hyper-active kid performing in the local dinner theater to Broadway mega-star. In this episode, Michael chats with her about failed auditions, letting go of her idea of perfection, and how she learned to embraces new challenges, such as learning to tap dance for her upcoming role in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.” Get inspired. (57 minutes)

fugitive wavesFugitive Waves, Episode 44: Black Chef, White House (4/12/16): “Hidden Kitchens turns its focus on the president’s kitchen and some of the first cooks to feed the Founding Fathers — Hercules and James Hemings — the enslaved chefs of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Hercules, described as a “dandy,” had eight assistants — stewards, butlers, undercooks, waiters. He cooked in a huge fireplace — hearth cooking. He walked through the streets of Philadelphia in a velvet waistcoat and a gold-handled cane. When Washington was getting ready to leave Philadelphia to return to Mt. Vernon, Hercules escaped. Washington sent out search parties and offered rewards. Hercules was never found.” (20 minutes)&

the podcast digestThe Podcast Digest, Episode 81: Al Letson from Reveal (3/6/16): “Al Letson from Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting joins me this week to talk about his amazing experiences in public radio, podcasting and storytelling. Al talks about everything from his days as a flight attendant to slam poetry to State of the ReUnion, working with The Moth, his own show “Errthang”, his career in theatre and of course, Reveal! We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time!” Al Letson is one of the best radio voices on the air and I loved getting to “know” him a little better. (52 minutes)

BBC WitnessBBC Witness: The Harrier in the Falklands War (4/19/16): “In 1982, a British naval task force sailed to the south Atlantic to retake the Falkland Islands. To provide crucial air cover, the British fleet relied on an unusual and underrated aircraft, the Harrier, We hear from piilot and author, David Morgan DSC, who flew the Harrier during the conflict.” A stunningly honest and touching account of war. (9 minutes)



99% Invisible, Episode 206: The White Elephant of Tel Aviv (3/29/16): “At 2.5 million square feet, the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station was the product of a grand vision to build an indoor micro-metropolis. Its expansive plans featured a shopping mall with thousands of stores, services and entertainment offerings. The structure even came to house a (now deserted) subterranean theater, originally meant to entertain people waiting for their bus. This vision gave way to a darker reality, resulting in what reporter Yochai Maital describes as “a derelict eight-story behemoth and modern day Tower of Babel, which mirrors much of modern Israeli history, with its grand vision and messy implementation.” 99PI rarely disappoints. Roman Mars’ subjects are surprisingly awesome things that don’t need an overt podcast title. (38 minutes)

What do you think of these episodes? Any specific episodes I HAVE to listen to from this week? Leave me a comment or contact me directly at!

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