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.)
How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black: Jim Gaffigan (4/12/16): “In his early years as a comedian, Jim Gaffigan struggled to find his own comedic point of view. It took him years to figure out that his best work meant being comfortable as his clean self and having faith that funny is funny, even without profanity. Along with his writing partner, and wife, Jeanie, Gaffigan has become one of the most popular comedians working today.” Also, Michael Ian Black’s current boss. (62 minutes)
Planet Money, Episode 417: Lance Armstrong and the Business of Doping (4/27/16): “In this episode, we consider a world in which everybody is cheating, a world where it has become impossible to succeed unless you can game the regulators: Professional cycling. Under the leadership of Lance Armstrong, the U.S. Postal Service cycling team was wildly successful, winning the Tour de France for seven consecutive years—from 1999 to 2005. Then, in 2012, after years of speculation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed this report. It announced that the team had been running a secret, high-tech doping operation during those years. It also showed that operation was run a lot like a business, complete with an infrastructure, employees, and a leader. According to the report and a number of professional cyclists competing at the time, that leader was Lance Armstrong.” This was originally aired in 2012, but it’s just as potent today. I didn’t know all of this and it’s a pretty fascinating story. (18 minutes)&
BBC Outlook: Capturing History with a Baby in My Arms (4/20/16): “Iranian photographer Maryam Zandi went on the streets to take pictures of the 1979 revolution with her one year old baby in her arms. When she tried to publish the images many years later, she faced government censorship.” (13 minutes)
The Mortified Podcast, Episode 57: Forbidden Crushes Part 2: The Janitor (4/17/16): “Part 2 in the Forbidden Crushes Series features a teenager’s infatuation with the school janitor.” This one is a pretty classic Mortified episode – full on embarrassment from a woman who used to be a middle schooler obsessed with one of the least likely school professionals. (25 minutes)
I didn’t have a lot of time this week to listen to shows so my list is a little light. Next week I’m hoping to find a whole lot of new stuff!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!