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.)
ArtCurious Podcast, Episode 2: Was Van Gogh Murdered? (8/29/16): What it’s about: “Van Gogh’s suicide is as much a part of his story as the famous tale of the cut-off ear is. He’s been called the perfect embodiment of the tortured genius, a creature so agonized by life and failure that he sought his own death as the only solution. But in 2011, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. In their book, authors Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn’t actually commit suicide. No– they say, he was actually murdered.” Why it’s great: I had no specific expectation for a podcast about art history, and I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this show. I was a little nervous at the length, but it actually flew by and I lost track of time. That’s the best kind of show to listen to, where you just get lost in the content. It was equal parts history and investigation – very cool, and good production quality. (52 minutes) Twitter: @artcuriouspod
In the Dark, Episode 1: The Crime (9/7/16): What it’s about: “The abduction of Jacob Wetterling, which made parents more vigilant and instigated the first national requirement that states track sex offenders via registries, took place before moonrise on a warm October night in 1989.” Why it’s great: Go ahead and try not to cry, but keep tissues handy. Whether you feel connected to this story or not (I do, as I was a young girl around Jacob’s age in Minnesota at the time), it’s gripping and sad. I also thought the second episode was very good, and can’t wait for the rest of the season. APM has put out truly outstanding new material this year – excellent work. (34 minutes) Twitter: @apmreports @madeleinebaran
Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller: Morgan Shanahan, BuzzFeed Parents (9/6/16): What it’s about: “Morgan Shanahan, a founding editor of BuzzFeed Parents makes visitors laugh daily about parenting challenges, yet she has suffered from maternal mental illness for most of her child’s life. She tells us this is the “number one complication of pregnancy” and shares her story to help others who may be experiencing the same–as well as explains how this has helped her create some of the funniest content on the parenting internet.” Why it’s great: I really wasn’t expecting to love this episode, but it’s very heartfelt and at times sad – I feel for Shanahan as she says if she wasn’t laughing, she’d be crying. (26 minutes) Twitter: @laschiller
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!