Each week I will publish the most Delicious Ingredients of my Audible Feast … the scrumptious, delectable, savory, rich, sweet, spicy, and best podcast episodes that have fed my ears this week. 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 XIII: Play Date (10/19/16): What it’s about: “My daughter has lots of friends, and she’s big on play dates with other little girls. But sometimes we need to book a special play date, because sometimes you just need to hang out with somebody who’s just like you.” Why it’s great: Oh my gosh, my heart swelled so much listening to this episode. Marlo Mack records bits of a play date with her daughter and another trans girl who are meeting for the first time. The sound mixing and editing is really what got me this time. Mack’s use of her daughter’s voice is always powerful, but here she interlaced it with her own questions and bonding with the dad of the new friend. It was phenomenally moving and encapsulated all that Mack struggles with that parents of kids who are not trans could never even dream of being an issue. But it wasn’t depressing, it was hopeful. (16 minutes) Twitter: @girlpodcast
ARRVLS: Forty Blinks (10/13/16): What it’s about: “One brisk autumn morning in Brooklyn, Katie decided to go for a bike ride. Little did she know that the gruesome events to follow would nearly cost Katie her life, and forever change how she looked at the world. ” Why it’s great: This arrival was about a young woman’s arrival to the emergency room, and what it took to even arrive there. Katie McKenna recounts her experience in a captivating way that will make your heart pound as if it were you who had just been hit by a truck. (24 minutes) Twitter: @ArrvlsShow
HumaNature, Episode 13: Bigfoot (10/18/16): What it’s about: “For our 13th episode, we venture off the beaten path to hear about Bigfoot and the scientist who’s on a mission to find him.” Why it’s great: In a week (and really 18 months) of politics that everyone wishes would just fade into the background, how about a story about Bigfoot sightings? This light story was just what I needed this week. Great storytelling as usual from HumaNature. (19 minutes) Twitter: @HumaNatureShow
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!