Delicious Ingredients: The Best Podcasts of the Week – 8/10/18

Delicious Ingredients: The Best Podcasts of the Week – 8/10/18

Each week I publish the most Delicious Ingredients of my Audible Feast … the scrumptious, delectable, savory, rich, sweet, spicy, and best podcasts that have fed my ears over the last 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 best. This week I listened to 76 episodes for this podcast review recap – 6 new shows for me this week.

Everything is Alive: Maeve, Lamppost (7/30/18) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: “Maeve is a lamppost. She sees all of us, but does anybody see her?” Why it’s great: I recognized Maeve Higgins’ voice immediately and was therefore in love. Everything is Alive is a very silly show (so far) about inanimate objects and the life they lead. Poor Maeve just wants to be famous. (21 minutes)
Twitter: @ianchillag

The Sporkful: Michael Ian Black is a Man Who Eats Salads (8/6/18): What it’s about: “Why does eating alligator seem more manly than eating chicken? Why does coffee seem more manly than tea? Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black tells us how his sense of masculinity and his body image issues affect what he eats. Plus he and Dan bond over life as suburban dads.” Why it’s great: Great crossover for me as I love both The Sporkful and How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black. I loved the discussion of masculinity and I’d like to find more shows/episodes that discuss this – if you have recommendations I’m definitely looking for some. (38 minutes)
Twitter: @TheSporkful
Read my 4-star review of The Sporkful here! (January 2017)

Nothing But a Bob Thang, S1E4: Winter Mist (6/11/18) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: This podcast celebrates the life and art of Bob Ross, the quiet painter from the PBS screen of my childhood. Why it’s great: I tried to keep up with as many of the #2PodsADay recommendations as possible in July – I got to this one after the month was over but I really enjoyed it. The hosts walk through an episode of The Joy of Painting, which I absolutely watched growing up even though I was really unsure about Bob’s hair. Original audio clips are interspersed with funny commentary that pays homage to Bob’s uber-calm nature. (44 minutes)
Twitter: @Bob_ThangPod

Gossip, Episode 4: Elderly Escorts (6/28/18) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: “Bethany has one of her world famous “moral conundrums.” Meanwhile, a teenage girl is missing. But it’s probably nothing. Plus Hot Goss featuring Jon Gabrus!” Why it’s great: I binged Gossip this week and this has been my favorite episode so far. (The entire season is available on Stitcher Premium but 10 episodes are already out on the regular feed.) It’s a fictional comedy about the gossip that consumes a presumably small town. In this episode there’s a prostitution scandal at the senior center! (29 minutes)
Twitter: @GossipPodcast

Bodies: Bleeding (8/8/18): What it’s about: “KalaLea has terrible, awful periods. But don’t a lot of women? Well, yes and no. After more than a decade of suffering, KalaLea discovers that the cause of the pain is common for Black women like herself, but far from normal.” Why it’s great: I know I featured Bodies last week too, but that means you need to listen to it. I was riveted again, listening to a biological problem so many women deal with and are told to accept. (27 minutes)
Twitter: @bodiespodcast

Slow Burn, S2E1: Deal or No Deal (8/8/18) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: “For 11 hours, Monica Lewinsky faced off against federal prosecutors who wanted her to help them take down the president and threatened her with decades in jail.” Why it’s great: For some reason, season one of Slow Burn didn’t snag me, but I thought season two’s debut was fascinating. As a teenager I was too young to understand the political implications of what was going on at the time so I’m excited to relive it nearly a generation later with the perspective of an adult. (37 minutes)
Twitter: @leoncrawl

The Alice Fraser Trilogy, Episode 1: Savage Act I (8/3/18) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: “A comedy about things that are actually sad. Through storytelling, stand-up comedy and archive audio, we meet Alice’s mother. Recorded live at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival using a binaural microphone, making it sound like you are in the front row.” Why it’s great: Thanks to Andrew Davies at ABC for the heads up on this release of audio recordings of comedian (and Troll Play podcast host) Alice Fraser’s stand-up shows. Comedy podcasts are so hit or miss for me, but I think the idea of recording a live show and then releasing it in parts really works for me. Doesn’t hurt that I think Fraser is hilarious. (38 minutes)
Twitter: @aliterative

Honorable Mentions
Switched on Pop: The Resistance is Dancing in the Streets
StartUp: Church Planting 4: The Conversation
Code Switch: Talk American
Is This Adulting?: Real Talk – Steven Pappas
Call Your Girlfriend: Kamala
You Had Me At Black: Leaving the Kingdom
In Sickness and In Health: The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Religion, Responsibility, Blame & Shame

All episode descriptions and artwork come from the linked sites. What else was fantastic this week? Send me a note! or @audible_feast on Twitter.

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