Delicious Ingredients: March 4, 2016

Delicious Ingredients: March 4, 2016

Good day! I like to gush about the specific podcast episodes I love during a given week, but the iTunes podcast sharing link is inferior and doesn’t let you share a specific episode easily. So-a new feature on Audible Feast is here today! 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.)

Without further ado…


The Sporkful: Calls: Are Green Beans Finger Food? (2/29/16): “Michael wants to let their three elementary school kids eat green beans with their fingers, but Nina says good table manners are the foundation for successful adult life. This week on The Sporkful they call in for Dan’s advice. But what is this really about?”


FiveThirtyEight Elections: Breaking Down Super Tuesday (3/2/16): “After a long night of watching Super Tuesday results, our elections podcast crew convened a late-night session to discuss what we learned and what comes next.”


99% Invisible: Miss Manhattan (2/15/16): “All over New York City, there is a woman in various states of undress, so baked into architecture that we barely even notice her. In the public library, she leans against a white horse; at the intersection of 59th and 5th, she perches atop a fountain; on 107th and Broadway, she reclines on a bed; and on top of the Manhattan Municipal Building she stands tall, this time cast in gold. She has gone by many names: Star Maiden, Priestess of Culture, Mourning Victory, and, simply: Niche Figure. But the truth is, all these likenesses were based on a single person: a model by the name of Audrey Munson.”


The Allusionist: U.S. Election Lexicon (2/17/16): “The 2016 US election isn’t going away anytime soon, so let’s seek refuge in etymology, as we did before in the first Election Lexicon.”


Nocturne: To a Distant Continent (2/29/16): “Lynne Cox has spent her life swimming vast distances and pushing herself to the edges of possibility. Since the beginning, she has thrived on exploring uncharted territories, including the ocean at night.”


Transistor: The Invention of the Home Pregnancy Test (2/29/16): “We love a good backstory to a scientific invention that is ubiquitous today. Meet the women who got pregnancy tests out of labs and into homes.”


Love + Radio: Deep Stealth Mode (2/26/16): “From our friends at the Here Be Monsters podcast: Marlo Mack gave birth to a son. At least, she thought she did. But her son crawled towards dresses, wanted to be a princess, and asked to grow long blonde hair. At age 3, Marlo’s son asked to go back into mommy’s tummy, so he could come back out as a baby girl. Marlo thought it was a phase–it wasn’t.”

song exploder

Song Exploder: KT Tunstall: Suddenly I See (3/1/16): “Singer/songwriter KT Tunstall released her debut album in 2004. It was nominated for a Mercury Prize. The song “Suddenly I See” from that record was a hit on the radio, and it’s been used in the soundtracks of big moviesand television shows. But the song was originally written back before KT Tunstall had a record deal, when she was a struggling street musician, living in a small apartment in North London. In this episode, which was recorded live at the Sundance Film Festival, KT breaks down how she made the song, with help from producer Steve Osborne.”

Home Stories from LA

Home: Stories from L.A.: A Home Away from Home (2/23/16): “Suppose you wanted to design a home away from home. What would you put in? What would you leave out? What kind of seating would you have? (Soft? Hard? Low? High?) What kind of tables — big working slabs or intimate little two-tops? A good “third place” may seem casually homey, but its design is the end result of a million tiny decisions. This week, it’s a conversation with Kambiz Hemati, who oversaw store design at Starbucks for two years and now owns Love Coffee Bar in Santa Monica, where he gets to think hard — and think small — about what makes a place feel like home.”

Mike rowe

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe: 25 Million Dollar Kiss (3/1/16): “A kiss from her helped win the war. But her real assets changed the world as we know it.”

Have any additions to this list that make up your personal Audible Feast? Sometimes I’m a week (or a month) behind on listening to my favorite shows. Shoot me a note with a recommendation or leave a comment below. Thanks for reading and go get your fill of these Delicious Ingredients!


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