Delicious Ingredients: Hurricane Harvey Edition (9/8/17)
I didn’t post Delicious Ingredients last week because I didn’t listen to many podcasts! This week I’m back at work and importantly, the whole family is getting some structure back in their lives, so I’ve finally had time to listen to some content. I am going to hold off for a little while, though, on writing reviews. My house fared well, though not unscathed, considering the damage others face now that Hurricane Harvey has passed, but the storm has left a mark in a lot of ways and one of them is a very heightened sense of anxiety. It’s been difficult to focus on tasks and I need to focus on work and keeping my family sane. However-I’ll try to keep up with my #BestPodcasts of the week!
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.
Young House Love Has a Podcast, Episode 61: How to Conquer Paper Clutter (Once and For All!) (8/21/17): What it’s about: “When it comes to paper clutter around the house, the struggle is real. Where does it come from? Is it in the rabbit family, because HOW IS IT MULTIPLYING?! We get it. And this week we’re sharing exactly how we keep it at bay (and exactly where we put everything, from receipts and school papers to bills, party invitations, and coupons). Also, a recent trip to tile at the beach house went less than smoothly, but a bout of good karma saved the day. I also share some psychology behind how to price your items on Craigslist, Sherry drops an easy way to keep frame galleries in order, and – believe it or not – there’s already a color of the year for 2018.” Why it’s great: I really enjoy this show and the fairly quick segments on each topic. I totally tuned in to hear about how to declutter paper, and decided to try a couple of new things, one being to take a picture of the thing I see in a magazine or paper that I *must* remember but probably won’t, and upload that picture to a private Pinterest board. Good idea! (35 minutes)
Read my 4-star review of Young House Love Has a Podcast here! (October 2016)
On Drugs: Stronger, Smarter, Better, On Drugs (8/22/17): What it’s about: “If there were a pill that made you smarter without studying, stronger without exercising, and happier without trying, would you take it?” Why it’s great: I find On Drugs utterly fascinating – it examines the relationship between drugs and people through many lenses: neurological, psychological, social, sociological, physical, historical, and this week – through a performance lens. (37 minutes)
Worst Meatball Sandwich Ever, Episode 26: Royal Oak Roundup Part 1: Blackfinn (9/2/17): What it’s about: If you haven’t heard about this show, its tagline is: “Worst Meatball Sandwich Ever is a podcast dedicated to mocking overzealous Yelp reviewers.” It’s not for everyone and some people get offended by the open mocking of innocent reviewers, but I find it hilarious in a time when I need to laugh more. Why it’s great: The show has been on hiatus for a few months due to the death of someone who was to become a third co-host. So I am glad to hear their triumphant return as they navigate through some restaurants and bars in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. (36 minutes)
Omitted, S4E1: Tristan da Cunha (8/14/17): What it’s about: “It’s vacation time! For the first leg of our journey, we’re heading south of the equator to the remotest inhabited island on the planet. Settled by Americans and Britons, Tristan da Cunha lies 1200 miles from its nearest neighbors, smack dab in the middle of nowhere. They’re a hardy bunch of folks, who can’t be driven away by any monarch or natural disaster. They’ve built their community voluntarily, and you’d have a hard time prying them away.” Why it’s great: Each of Omitted’s seasons has been wildly different, and I’m looking forward to visiting islands around the world with Corey. (36 minutes)
Hidden Brain: Hiding Behind Free Speech (9/4/17): What it’s about: “The United States goes further than many other countries in its legal protections for speech — even hate-filled speech. Some people have used free speech claims, for example, to defend the white nationalists and neo-Nazis who took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia several weeks ago. In this episode, we look more closely at how people use free speech defenses, and why their true motivations might not be apparent — even to them.” Why it’s great: Why am I not surprised that immediately after Donald Drumpf was elected, Americans felt it was more okay to exercise hate speech? If he does it, it must be okay, right? Vomit. (29 minutes)
Between Us Girls, Episode 49: These Are My Confessions (9/7/17): What it’s about: “This week, the ladies open the super-secret confession hotline to see what blings and it turns out that all that glitters ain’t gold! B.U.G. fans are out here revealing some heavy sh*t! Grab your Mike Jackson popcorn, sit back and be a fly on the B.U.G. wall, as the ladies discuss killers, childhood secrets, dirty panties and non-existent vag openings!” Why it’s great: You already know I love this show, it’s appeared here several times and the girls are my hometown heroes here in Houston. Sometimes I’m listening and wondering … is this shit for real? And this episode is no exception. It features two confessions from listeners which are somewhat unbelievable, and then some host confessions – how juicy! Also – congrats to the ladies for making on The Guardian’s best podcasts of the week on 9/1! (71 minutes)
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