Delicious Ingredients: June 25-July 1, 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.)
How to Be a Girl, Episode XI: Bathroom Bill (6/29/16): “I never thought a bathroom bill – the kind they passed in North Carolina – would come to my home state. But it did. They’re trying to pass one where I live, and this is the story of my fight (so far) against it.” Marlo Mack once again reminds the listener that she truly wants to remain anonymous for the sake of her daughter, and that has become so difficult in early 2016 due to her desire to advocate for her daughter as the cultural environment (and law) in Washington drastically diminishes the ability for her daughter to be who she is. (30 minutes) Twitter: @girlpodcast
We Have Concerns: Dead Shoe Fineries (6/28/16): “Remains of found at an altitude of 2,803 metres in the Altai Mountains are being hailed as the first complete Turkik burial found in Central Asia. In the mummy’s grave archaeologists found – alongside the human remains – a saddle, bridle, clay vase, wooden bowl, trough, iron kettle, the remains of entire horse, and what looks an awful lot like Adidas sneakers. Anthony and Jeff speculate on the origins of the fly-est mummy, and decide what kinds of things they’d like to be buried with.” This was a new show for me this week and I laughed a lot listening to it. So enjoyable that I subscribed! (20 minutes) Twitter: @acarboni @jeffcannata
Criminal, Episode 45: Just Mercy (6/17/16): “As a law student, Bryan Stevenson was sent to a maximum security prison to meet a man on death row. The man told Stevenson he’d never met an African-American lawyer, and the two of them talked for hours. It was a day that changed Stevenson’s life. He’s spent the last 30 years working to get people off of death row, but has also spent the final hours with men he could not save from execution. He argues that each of us is deserving of mercy.” (25 minutes) Twitter: @criminalshow
The Mash-Up Americans: Becoming American (6/29/16): “Rebecca + Amy visit a naturalization ceremony in LA; take a citizenship test on air to see if they could become American; and get deep on what it means to make America your home with Mia Lehrer, an acclaimed landscape architect with Jewish and Salvadoran roots who chose to become a citizen after decades in the U.S. Also? She’s Rebecca’s mom.” If you are a citizen, you get to VOTE. Your voice matters! Why do we take this for granted if we were born in the U.S? Lehrer will inspire you to vote. (31 minutes) Twitter: @mashupamerican
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!