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.)
Flash Forward: The Altered State (7/12/16): Host Rose Eveleth draws up a future where all drugs are legal, and discusses what some of the implications would be by looking to the past first. The show also delves into performance enhancing drugs which is fascinating. (36 minutes) Twitter: @ffwdpod
Death, Sex & Money: We’re Not Going to Have Karl Again (7/13/16): “Karl Ives Scorah Towndrow was born last spring to parents Amber Scorah and Lee Towndrow. Neither of them were prepared for how deeply they would fall in love with their first child. “I remember having this feeling where I wanted to almost…absorb him into my body,” Lee remembered. “As Karl got a little bit older,” Amber told me, “There were these moments where sometimes he would catch my eye and stare at me…so long and with so much love in his eyes, that I’d almost start to blush.” Amber and Lee’s time with Karl was intense, but brief. Karl died when he was almost four months old, while he was at his first day of daycare.” Seriously-you’ll need a few tissues. This is a phenomenal story and in my opinion, the essence of Death, Sex & Money. Very well done. (24 minutes) Twitter: @deathsexmoney @annasale
StoryCorps, Episode 476: Wild at Heart (7/11/16): “As a child growing up just outside of New Orleans in the 1970s, Hans would spend hours flipping through the encyclopedia memorizing details about the various types of sharks. When he was ready for college he decided to attend the University of Miami, where he majored in marine biology, but in 1982, before he could put his degree to use, he became the lead singer of a Miami-based heavy metal band called ZToyz. The band found some success, and for the next nine years, Hans moved in the same circles as well-known bands like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Ramones, Humble Pie, and Twisted Sister. But his love for sharks remained. When ZToyz broke up, Hans applied for a job at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in marine biology and eventually became a shark researcher and supervisor at the New York Aquarium. That is also where he met his future wife, Martha.” (13 minutes) Twitter: @storycorps
The Sporkful: When a Tamale Determines the Presidency (7/11/16): “This week on The Sporkful, we’re exploring the role food plays in American presidential campaigns. It’s an election year, and politicians across the country are on the campaign trail, stopping at restaurants and luncheons, small town diners and big fundraising dinners, county and state fairs. With every bite they take, candidates have a chance to win over voters — or lose them.” I love this show-it’s so light, it’s full of Dan Pashman’s awesome laugh, and it makes me want to eat. (26 minutes) Twitter: @thesporkful
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!