Delicious Ingredients: August 6-12, 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.)
This week I’m a little behind – got pretty busy at my day job so I’m a few episodes behind and these aren’t all from this past week, but they’re still phenomenal 🙂
Transistor: Peeing in Your Pants … in Your 30s (8/6/16): What it’s about: “Some studies suggest that one out of 10 women in her 30s is peeing herself. Others say the numbers could be much much higher. But it’s tough to talk about. Producer Lauren Whaley shares her story and the scientific approaches to hopefully one day solving this problem.” Why it’s great: I have so many mom friends that talk about this pee leakage problem, and this episode discusses some of the science and technology that is in various stages of research and development to help make this less of a crippling problem. There is hope!(11 minutes) Twitter: @TransistorShow
Brave Little State: ‘Cow’ or ‘Ke-ow’? The Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont Accent (8/5/16): What it’s about: “In the inaugural episode of Brave Little State, VPR’s new, people-powered journalism podcast, we tackle a question about the history of the Vermont accent, and a question about a strange “thing” at the Waterbury rest area… Our first-ever brave question-asker was Erin Creley, of St. Albans. Erin moved to Vermont a few years ago, from her native New Hampshire. And when she started to hear how some Vermonters talk, it “flipped my mind,” she said. How could there be a way of speaking unique to the state next door that she’d never even heard before?” Why it’s great: This is a very promising debut from a great public radio station, I was entranced throughout as I listened because I am from Minnesota and totally understand having an accent that is indistinguishable to yourself. (30 minutes) Twitter: @vprnet @bravestatevt
The Lapse: With Their Boots On – Andrea Abbate (7/25/16): What it’s about: ““If you wake up and find mommy dead in the morning, you have to promise, promise, promise to take my contacts out.” Parents, right?” Why it’s great: At times this story seems kind of unbelievable, but I think what’s most amazing is how Andrea Abbate came out the other side of her disastrous childhood and was able to function well in society. It’s a sad but really good story. (22 minutes) Twitter: @thelapsepodcast
The SI Vault Podcast: Steve Rushin on Covering the Legendary 1991 World Series (7/28/16): What it’s about: “In this episode of the SI Vault Podcast, host Ted Keith and SI senior contributing writer Steve Rushin revisit the legendary 1991 World Series, considered by many to be one of the best and most dramatic Fall Classics ever played. Rushin, who wrote Sports Illustrated’s cover story about the series, remembers his experience covering all seven games, including how he wrote his famous story in the basement of his childhood home while dealing with personal turmoil.” Why it’s great: I was an 11 year old kid in Minnesota during the ’91 World Series and I waved my Homer Hanky proudly. Listening to the “inside” story of someone passionate about Minnesota sports who kind of got the unexpected assignment of a lifetime really made me see the series and what it mean to Minnesotans at the time in a whole new light. I grew up on Chili Davis, Kirby Puckett, Dan Gladden, and Kent Hrbek and I loved hearing all those names again from someone so passionate about the Minnesota Twins. (32 minutes) Twitter: @si_vault
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!