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.)
There are a lot this week-I had a great time listening to these shows this week. I was inspired, I cried, I gasped, and I laughed. Perfect week of listening!
Outlook: Crossing a Minefield to Escape IS (7/19/16): An interview with Lamiya Haji Bashar, a Yazidi girl smuggled out of captivity in Mosul where she was being held by IS. This story is phenomenal – so heart wrenching and emotional, packed into a short 13 minutes. It’s a must listen. (13 minutes) Twitter: @bbcworldservice
Female Trouble: Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner (7/19/16): “In December 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed Dr. Leana Wen as Baltimore City Health Commissioner. In her first year on the job, Dr. Wen would encounter challenges she never could have anticipated — including the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the ensuing unrest in the city and the subsequent announcement that Rawlings-Blake would not seek re-election. In this episode of Female Trouble, a podcast spotlighting women in Baltimore, Dr. Wen speaks to Quinn about the challenges of overcoming stigmas in addiction and mental health treatment, the advice she’s been told to follow as a woman, and how she stays optimistic and driven when faced with Baltimore’s health disparities.” (44 minutes) Twitter: @fmltrouble
StoryCorps, Episode 425: Evolution (re-aired 7/19/16, originally aired 4/27/15): “In 1997, Darius Clark Monroe was a high school honor student who had never been in serious trouble. Growing up in a family with financial problems, he and two friends one day decided they would rob a bank at gunpoint. Seventeen years later, Darius sat down with David Ned, a customer who was in the Stafford, Texas, bank during the robbery. One of the questions that did not make it into the initial StoryCorps broadcast was David being asked what would have happened in the bank that day if he had also had a gun on him? In response, he talks about how in his youth, he carried a gun for protection and was nicknamed “Brave Dave.” He then goes on to tell a story about living in a tough Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood in the 1970s, and having to make a difficult decision about whether or not he was going to use his gun.” (10 minutes) Twitter: @storycorps
The Mash-Up Americans: Nina Garcia is Not Judging You (7/17/16): “Nina Garcia, Colombian-American star of Project Runway, fashion icon, and creative director of Marie Claire, dishes on the best place to eat Colombian food in New York (hint: it MAY be her house), why she almost said no to Project Runway, and how being an immigrant drives her success.” (32 minutes) Twitter: @mashupamerican
HBR Ideacast, Episode 533: We Can’t Work All the Time (7/14/16): “Anne-Marie Slaughter on (finally) bringing sanity to the work/life struggle.” I’m a working mother and I like my job AND love my family, and I wholeheartedly reject the idea that corporate America employs: that you must work x number of hours a week to get work done. This episode really resonated with me for that reason. (19 minutes) Twitter: @HarvardBiz
The Brain Candy Podcast, Episode 65: 80s and 90s Pop Culture Nostalgia (7/21/16): “Susie and Sarah are throwing it back and getting nostalgic about their childhoods. We’re talking about television shows, toys, cartoons, and theme songs from our young lives. Hey Arnold, U Can’t Do That On Television, Square One, Muppet Babies, FraggleRock, and more. Also, Susie says she’s having a midlife crisis and is longing for the days of her youth. This episode is not helping. It’s a trip down memory lane and it’s a hoot.” And I can tell Susie writes the episode summaries because only she would use the word “hoot” which I think is adorable 🙂 (50 minutes) Twitter: @braincandypod
Planet Money, Episode 713: Paying for the Crime (7/20/16): “On November 2nd, 1983, Darrell Cannon was awoken by a pounding on his door. It was the Chicago police. They told him he was a suspect in a murder case, and they wanted him to confess that he was involved. When he didn’t confess, the cops put him a car, drove him to a rural site, and tortured him. Darrell gave a confession that would land him in prison for more than 20 years. And Darrell’s torture: It was not an isolated incident. A group of Chicago police officers tortured confessions out of some 118 suspects over a span of 20 years. Years later, Chicago has offered the victims a reparations package – in the form of an apology, acknowledgement, counseling, a memorial. And some money.” (26 minutes) Twitter: @PlanetMoney
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 email@example.com!