Each week I will publish the most Delicious Ingredients of my Audible Feast … the scrumptious, delectable, savory, rich, sweet, spicy, and best podcasts that have fed my ears this week. They’re listed in no particular order. You can see what I’ve been listening to here to see the competition these shows beat out to make the best of the week.
Here’s the Thing: Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman (3/21/17): What it’s about: “Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are famous for creating iconic TV characters on two beloved sitcoms, “Will & Grace” and “Parks and Recreation.” But they also have a life together off screen. They’ve been married since 2003, and Playboy magazine compared their comic chemistry to “that of a hyper-sexualized Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.” They talk to Here’s the Thing host Alec Baldwin about struggling to launch their careers, why it took them so long to kiss, and how jigsaw puzzles, audio books, and carpentry keep their marriage strong.” Why it’s great: Mulally and Offerman are uber endearing, and I loved hearing about their affectionate relationship. It was a great interview by Baldwin who stayed in his lane enough to make it not about him (something he has to be careful of occasionally in his HTT interviews). If you like either of these two you’ll love this interview. (49 minutes) Twitter: @heresthething
Why Oh Why, Episode 29: Hotter on Bumble, Part 2 (4/21/17): What it’s about: “If our potential matches on Bumble feel hotter than other apps, who’s making that decision? What does this mean for us normals?” Why it’s great: Why Oh Why is kicking ass this year. This two-part series was terrifically cringeworthy in the end, but first Andrea Silenzi investigated whether the dating app Bumble’s algorithm might be somehow … messed up. This was a full on probe, and it was not only interesting to think about how these algorithms help find “matches” for daters, but also to think about the social implications – that basically, no one really thinks or cares how the algorithm might be playing god. Even with all the cringeworthy moments Silenzi admits to in her dating life, she’s still way too cool for me. If I were an eligible bachelor, I’d totally date her. (40 minutes) Twitter: @andreasilenzi
Love and Movies, Episode 1: Video Stores and Sliding Doors (2/28/17): What it’s about: “How we met and got to know each other. Early dates and our first Movies together. Movie: Sliding doors.” Why it’s great: I just learned about this show this week, and I don’t even really know if the creators intend to have other people listen to it, since they introduced it in the first episode as an audio autobiography of their relationship recorded for their son to listen to someday. The couple talks about how they met at a video store and thus built an entire relationship around movies. It was so sweet that I can’t wait to plow through all the episodes that are already out (there are 9 to date). (27 minutes) Twitter: @loveandmoviesPC
Terrible, Thanks for Asking: Mini-Season, Episode 6: 19 Hours Ago (4/25/17): What it’s about: “Grief is always fresh for someone, somewhere. Right now, someone is losing a friend. A partner. A parent. And they are entering a new role, a new relationship to their loved one, and to the world. Holly felt that grief. And she came in to share it with us. Fresh and undiluted. Just hours into her first day as a widow. And then again with a follow-up 8 months later.” Why it’s great: Take a deep breath for this one. It starts out with host Nora McInerny introducing a woman who lost her husband 19 hours ago (thus the title). It ends, as this show usually does, with some hope for the future. Strap in. (40 minutes) Twitter: @ttfapodcast
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