Delicious Ingredients: March 11, 2016

Delicious Ingredients: March 11, 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.)

fresh air

Fresh Air: Comic Louie Anderson (3/2/16): “Comic Louie Anderson has had a hugely successful stand-up career for the past 30 years, but he admits he wasn’t a very good actor early on. “I didn’t know who I was or how to do it,” he tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross.”

radio diaries

Radio Diaries: Claudette Colvin (re-aired 3/2/16): “What makes a hero? Why do we remember some stories and not others? Consider Claudette Colvin. She was a 15-year-old girl in the segregated city of Montgomery, Alabama. On March 2, 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. Nine months later, Rosa Parks did the exact same thing. Parks, of course, became a powerful symbol of the civil rights movement. But Claudette Colvin has largely been left out of the history books. This is her story.”

Radio Diaries: Identical Strangers (2/18/16): “What is it that makes us…us? DNA or life experience? Genes or environment? Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein share 100 percent of their DNA. Separated at birth, the twins were both adopted and raised by loving families. They met for the first time at the age of 35, and discovered that they had been part of a unique research study on the ‘Nature vs. Nurture’ question. Hear their story on this new episode of the Radio Diaries Podcast: Identical Strangers.”


Cultish, Episode One (2/29/16): “Nate Phelps is the son of the late pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church (also known as the “God Hates Fags” protesters…and also known as The Most Hated Family in America). What’s it like to grow up in the Westboro Baptist Church? And more importantly, what’s it like to leave? The story we’re taking an entire season to tell is about Rick Dupuy, one of the top leaders of the group the Children of God.”


The Mortified Podcast, Episode 52: The Period Piece (3/6/16): “Women relive the horrors of the 1st time they faced “that time of the month.””


Reply All, Episode 55: The Line (2/18/16): “This week we have a story about a big group of people with the same questions. Difficult, complicated, heartbreaking ones. These people all have one thing in common — they’re Mormons. Reporter Karen Duffin tells their story.”

npr all songs considered

All Songs Considered: +1: A Chat with Tiny Desk Contest Winner Gaelyn Lea (3/4/16): “As one of the judges for this year’s Tiny Desk Contest, I was so inspired by all the incredible entries we received — the level of thought, creativity and care that went into producing them and, of course, the music people made. But I’d be lying if I said that the judging process wasn’t, at least sometimes, mind-numbing. After the first 100 or so videos (out of more than six thousand submitted), your eyes and ears start to glaze over. That’s just one of the many reasons violinist Gaelynn Lea’s submission was so remarkable. Long after RFS (Rating Fatigue Syndrome) kicked in, her music cut through all the noise and rose, beautifully, to the top. I and the five other judges (Bob Boilen, Dan Auerbach, Son Little and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius) were profoundly moved by Gaelynn’s song “Someday We’ll Linger In The Sun,” and we were unanimous in picking her as this year’s winner.”

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