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 earn their spot as the best of the week. This week I listened to 45 episodes for this podcast review recap.
The Brain Candy Podcast, Episode 215: A Very Special Brain Candy — Sarah’s Story (4/25/18): What it’s about: “We thought today’s show was going to bring a joyful surprise, but instead it is a difficult one. Hear what’s been going on with Sarah, and why she hasn’t been herself lately. We also discuss crazy news stories like the woman who was embalmed alive, Katy Perry’s questionable shoes, roads that play music, and more.” Why it’s great: I’m going to write about this in a separate post, but trigger warning, host Sarah Rice shares the story of her recent miscarriage. The ladies still find time to discuss some lighter topics, like Katy Perry’s smelly jellies. (51 minutes)
Read my 5-star review of The Brain Candy Podcast here! (Last updated January 2017)
Latino USA: The Mothers Who Hunt for Mass Graves (4/13/18): What it’s about: “When Lucy Genao and her group of mothers with missing children began excavating a barren field on the outskirts of Colinas de Santa Fe, Veracruz last year, they didn’t expect to find what some call the largest mass grave in Mexico. Most of the women had never dug a garden in their backyards, let alone exhumed a body. So far, they’ve found 287 bodies. Latino USA joins the mothers of Veracruz as they prepare to search for a new suspected gravesite. ” Why it’s great: Heart-pounding tale of a group of mothers who dig, scrape, and peer into the darkness to find missing loved ones – and anyone else they may be buried with. (30 minutes)
Imagine This: Why Do Stars Twinkle? *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients* (4/8/18): What it’s about: “When you look up into the night sky, do you see the stars twinkle back at you? Three-year-old Max really wants to know why the stars twinkle, so our Imagine This host Bree has teamed up with astrophysicist Jonti Horner, from the University of Southern Queensland, and a bunch of inquisitive kids to investigate the night sky and find out what makes the twinkle happen.” Why it’s great: I have a pre-schooler, so we’re in the target demographic for the show, but I actually listened alone, he hasn’t even heard it yet, and I’ve learned a lot! I did not know why stars twinkle! Great length of show for those with a short attention span. (7 minutes)
Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller: Is ‘Girl Power’ Creating a Mental Health Crisis? – Rachel Simmons, Author “Enough As She Is” (4/11/18): What it’s about: “For many girls today, the relentless pursuit of accomplishment is fueled by harsh self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence—nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth. As an educator and author of “Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives”, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.” Why it’s great: Longtime readers will not be surprised that this resonates with me. I am an engineer and have been working for years to limit my “need” to slay the dragon, to right all the wrongs in the male dominated workplace, and to balance my passion for fixing inequality with living in the moment and enjoying the victories and happiness in my life. Self worth is a concept we should be teaching young girls (and boys) so they do not feel like they are always measuring themselves against an ideal that is not achievable. (47 minutes)
Read my 5-star review of Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller here! (Last updated December 2016)
I also interviewed Lauren in 2017.
Conversations with People Who Hate Me, Episode 7: Sissies and Flaming Queens *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients* (9/17/17): What it’s about: “Lee publicly called Dylan a “flaming homo,” a “sissy,” a “flaming queen,” and an “idiot.” The twist? Lee is a gay man himself… with a fascinating life story.” Why it’s great: This selection from the May listening list (about Common Ground) from the Podcast Brunch Club has me subscribing to a new show. I definitely knew about this show but I’m not sure why I never listened – possibly, subconsciously, because of the word hate in the title of the show. But I thought it was brave for both Marron and his guest Lee to talk about a hateful thing Lee said. (35 minutes)
Troll Play: Poison Pen Letters and a LOT of Milk *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients* (4/19/18) What it’s about: “Alice, Cal and Sami talk about weird YouTube comments, a hand written troll letter and a forum dedicated to drinking a gallon of milk a day.” Why it’s great: Very funny new podcast from ABC that trolls the trolls. This trio shares the craziest troll sightings of the week, including excerpts from very personal troll attempts. I love having light, short comedy episodes to mix in with the heavier stuff I’m usually drawn to. (24 minutes)
Twitter: @aliterative @calbo & @samishah
Ladies, We Need to Talk: Women Who Cheat
Can I Pet Your Dog, CIPYD 138: John Levenstein and the Eurasier
Are We There Yet?: Diary of a Socially Anxious Kid
Gayest Episode Ever, Episode 2: Roseanne Gets Kissed by a Lesbian
Showcase from Radiotopia: Errthang #4: The Good Guy Myth
All episode descriptions and artwork come from the linked sites. What else was fantastic this week? Send me a note! firstname.lastname@example.org or @audible_feast on Twitter.