Delicious Ingredients: Best Podcasts for August 12-25, 2017
Each week I will publish the most Delicious Ingredients of my Audible Feast … the scrumptious, delectable, savory, rich, sweet, spicy, and best podcasts that have fed my ears this week. They’re listed in no particular order. You can see what I’ve been listening to here to see the competition these shows beat out to earn their spot as the best of the week.
My playlist is accessible on RadioPublic at the link below, which will take you directly to the playlist if you have the app where you can hit “follow” to get the Delicious Ingredients weekly. If you don’t have the app, get it from the Apple Store or Google Play.
The Secret to Victory: Kyle Schwarber: I Didn’t Want to Get Up (8/16/17): What it’s about: “When faced with a devastating knee injury, Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber found ways to improve the parts of his game he hadn’t had the opportunity to work on before. When he found himself up to bat in the World Series, he was ready — and would help rewrite the fortunes of the team known as The Loveable Losers.” Why it’s great: This series has been terrific, episodes have appeared on the Delicious Ingredients multiple times. I loved this hero story from Kyle Schwarber, which I somehow had never heard. (22 minutes)
Homecoming, Episode 12: Job (8/23/17): What it’s about: “That feeling you’re feeling? You’ll get used to it.” Why it’s great: I grew to love Homecoming more this season, although I wish there were more episodes. I enjoy having to make inferences and try to “feel” the characters through sound only. I love how this season ended and hope there will be more to come! (41 minutes)
Another Round, Episode 100: Kunta in the House (with LeVar Burton) (8/22/17): What it’s about: “This week, we’re bringing you our wide-ranging conversation with the one and only LeVar Burton. He tells us the life lesson he learned from Dr. Maya Angelou while working on Roots, what he wishes he could say to Star Trek writers about his character Geordi LaForge, and how his love of reading led him to Reading Rainbow in the past, and his new podcast Levar Burton Reads in the present. Be forewarned: he just might scandalize you when he reveals his hidden talent. And make sure you listen till the end of the episode – you won’t regret it!” Why it’s great: I enjoyed hearing more about LeVar Burton’s background, especially the many strong women in his life. He’s so charismatic and I could tell Heben and Tracy had a ball in this interview – it came across joyfully. (64 minutes)
Twenty Thousand Hertz, Episode 22: Fight or Flight (8/22/17): What it’s about: “Are you afraid to fly? Does even the thought of boarding an airplane make you anxious? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from clinical aviophobia. While some manage to distract themselves long enough to endure a flight, countless others avoid flying altogether. What are those mysterious sounds that trigger our fears on airplanes? And how do we keep our anxieties from interfering with our lives? Featuring Dr. Devika Fiorillo, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders, and Tom Finnegan, a commercial airline pilot with more than 20 years in the air.” Why it’s great: I had a bad turbulence experience several years ago and it has taken me a long time to get more comfortable flying. I will listen to (and already have) anything I can find about reducing the fear of flying, and what a practical idea it was of Twenty Thousand Hertz to make an episode about those weird creaks and whooshes you hear on a plane. Really well done. (25 minutes)
Switched on Pop, Episode 66: The Many Worlds of “Despacito” (8/10/17): What it’s about: “What has catapulted Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” to the top spot on the Billboard charts? Sorry, typo—to its status of the biggest song in the world? Your hosts explore the many worlds of “Despacito” in search of an answer.” Why it’s great: You already know I love Switched on Pop, so no surprise that when they took on the smash hit of the summer, Despacito, I immediately moved it to the top of my listening queue. I was already sold on the song, but the guys’ deconstruction of it made me even more in love. (32 minutes)
PLAYLIST Podcast, Episode 1: Hometown Glory (8/23/17) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: “Featuring: Amanda Jacobson (Wine & Crime), Charlie Worroll (In Sight), and Donna Hume (Varmints!). We share the songs that remind us of home. Plus: We explore the Midwestern mom haircut, conceive an Edmund Kemper biopic, and Amanda reveals her fear of big bridges.” Why it’s great: A great new show from the Our Americana network, PLAYLIST Podcast shares the songs that mean something to its roundtable of podcast hosts. It’s super fun to get to know these hosts more and of course listen to great music. This particular episode had me cracking up when Amanda was talking about the Minnesota mom hair – totally made me think of when I step off the plane to visit my parents and immediately know I’m in MN – it’s totally the hair! I loved when Josh said it was a haircut that will take you from Sears to ATVing. Hahahaha! I can’t wait for all of the episodes to come out! (53 minutes)
Constitutional, Episode 02: Ancestry
On Drugs: Miltown, On Drugs
On Drugs: Fun, On Drugs
House of Carbs: The Evolution of Airport Cuisine, Cereal Bagels, and Chicago’s Deep-Dish Masterpiece
The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong
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