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 38 episodes for this podcast review recap – 7 new shows for me this week, one of which made it on this list.
Scene on Radio, MEN, Part 5: More Than Paper Cuts (9/5/18): What it’s about: “The #MeToo Movement has shed a harsh light on sexual harassment in the workplace. Just how bad, and how pervasive, is sexism on the job in the U.S., from day-to-day expressions of disrespect all the way to rape? Spoiler: It’s bad.” Why it’s great: When I heard John Biewen say, “It’s not that hard to NOT sexually harass someone,” I wanted to turn up my volume so loud that everyone around me could hear it. (I’ve heard it before, but it’s usually said by women.) Apparently this is “tricky.” Why?? Did John Hockenberry really need to harass Suki Kim for a year and a half? Did he not get the message? When you have to ask someone to, “Let me know if I am bugging you or creeping you out,” RED LIGHT! This should make you stop and think, is this behavior appropriate? Why is this missing in some men’s DNA? Women do not exist to please men! I could go on and on but this one really hit home for me, #MeToo is all I need to say. (53 minutes)
Last Seen, Episode 1: 81 Minutes (9/17/18) *First appearance on Delicious Ingredients*: What it’s about: “In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look what happened that night.” Why it’s great: Much like the recent podcast Death in Ice Valley, this long-unsolved mystery is fascinating to learn about in longform. I loved listening to all of the small details, how every minute transpired when the heist took place. I can’t wait to hear what’s coming next. (35 minutes)
HumaNature, Episode 46: Sanctuary (9/20/18): What it’s about: “In 2012, 30 wolves and wolf-dogs were living at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary in northern Colorado. But one sunny June morning, a massive wildfire closed in on their mountain home.” Why it’s great: I knew this was coming out, as I got a little inside scoop from producer Micah Schweizer when I interviewed him for the Podcast Brunch Club Podcast, so I was really excited for it because he told me how awesome it was to meet wolves. I loved the description of how wolves talk to each other to decide whether they’re going to trust a human. (28 minutes)
Serial, S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks Into a Justice Center (9/20/18): What it’s about: “A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?” Why it’s great: It was painful listening to Sarah Koenig sift through the “justice” system’s impact on a woman who got in a bar fight. I hope by the end of this season of Serial, I haven’t lost complete faith in the system — but it’s not looking good. (54 minutes)
Latina to Latina: Orange is the New Black’s Diane Guerrero (9/16/18): What it’s about: “A rising star in Orange is the New Black, Jane the Virgin, and Superior Donuts, Diane Guerrero embodies quintessential Latina powers. She’s grounded in her strong family roots but still shaped by the trauma that ripped them apart when she was a teenager. Somehow she harnessed the loss and pain into unmatched self-determination and drive. She opens up in this intimate convo with Alicia.” Why it’s great: I read Guerrero’s book when it first came out in 2016 and I absolutely loved it, so no surprise that I enjoyed Alicia Menendez’s candid interview with Guerrero. Latina to Latina always feels like I’m hanging out with girlfriends. (24 minutes)
Science Vs: Essential Oils: Science or Snake Oil? (9/20/18): What it’s about: “Essential Oils – and their claims – are huge right now. But is it all hype, or is there something special about these little brown bottles? To get to the bottom of it, we dig through the studies and speak to cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Rachel Herz and psychologist Prof. Mark Moss. ” Why it’s great: Sorry, essential oils friends, there’s just not much statistically significant science there. And why does it all have to be sold via MLM? Makes it seem way less legit. (29 minutes)
Read my 5-star review of Science Vs here! (October 2016)
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