🦃 11 Thanksgiving Podcasts to Gobble Up!

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Creation Date November 28th, 2019
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This Thanksgiving turn on a playlist of podcasts while making dinner or driving to see family. Best enjoyed over turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, this list of Thanksgiving podcast episodes will get you in the holiday mood. 😎 Make your own podcast list at https://podchaser.com/lists
Thanksgiving is an unusual holiday in America -- there's no religious connotation, and the only traditions are a good meal and a sense of appreciation for the good things in life. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The holidays are all about generousity, gratitude, and spending time with the people we love. But we all know the whole "spending time with the people we love" part has its challenges. Hidden Brain is here to help — with science-based tips to give you a happier holiday.
It’s nearly Thanksgiving, which, for most Americans, marks the one time a year their dinner table is adorned with jewel-like cranberries, simmered into a delicious sauce. But hundreds of years ago, cranberry sauce was a mainstay of daily meals, all around the U.S. How did this acidic, tannic berry, so hard to love in its raw form, become one of the most popular fruits in America, and how did it fall so deeply out of fashion? Meanwhile, as cranberry sauce was relegated to Thanksgiving, cranberry juice became a popular drink—and mixer. But why is the juice so widely believed to combat urinary tract infections, and does science support that claim? Join us this episode for all that, plus a tour of the cranberry bog of the future. When the European colonists arrived in North America, they discovered that Native American tribes enjoyed a tart, bright red berry growing wild in sandy bogs around New England. In fact, tribes across the continent’s north harvested cranberries and ate them in combination with fats, meats, corn, and other berries, in addition to using them for medicine and dye. But the colonists didn’t copy the local Native tradition of pounding cranberries with meat to create a protein-rich power bar called pemmican, says Robert Cox, author of Massachusetts Cranberry Culture: A History from Bog To Table—in part because the cranberry fit perfectly into their own tradition of cooking tart berries into sauce to accompany meats. Used like this, as a substitute for the British gooseberry or redcurrant, cranberry sauce became so popular that, Cox told Gastropod, “People would joke that if you visited a New England home in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century, the tablecloth on the table was held down at each and every corner by big pots of cranberry sauce that were served with anything for breakfast, anything for lunch, anything for dinner.” Fresh cranberries at AD Makepeace. Photo by Nicola Twilley. Today, however, cranberry sauce has almost entirely disappeared from our culinary vocabulary, aside from Thanksgiving and, in the U.K., Christmas dinner. Instead, most people now consume cranberries in their dried and juiced forms. In part, cranberry juice’s popularity has thrived due to its supposed ability to help either treat a urinary tract infection (UTI), or prevent future ones from occurring. This belief stretches back to the Native Americans. But while the cranberry is generally thought to be a healthful fruit snack overall, the science on its UTI-fighting powers has been decidedly mixed. Frustrated, Manisha Juthani-Mehta, associate professor of medicine at Yale University, conducted her own rigorous, standardized, controlled scientific study to determine whether the juice can actually help, and she reveals the results on Gastropod. Cranberries harvested and racked at AD Makepeace. Photo by Nicola Twilley. As cranberry juice and craisins have grown in popularity, cranberry growers’ modern bogs have kept pace with the demand; today’s bogs are far more productive than the wild cranberry bogs of the past, as we discovered when we visited AD Makepeace, the largest cranberry grower in the world, to check out the future of cranberry growing. New varieties, new harvesting techniques, and new farming technologies mean we’re awash in cranberries, presenting cranberry growers with a new challenge: how to break cranberries out of their monogamous relationship with turkey, and convince us to eat more of this most American berry all year round. Listen in! Constructing the cranberry bogs of the future. Photo by Nicola Twilley. Episode Notes The Great Gastropod Shareathon We need your help! We need to grow to make Gastropod financially sustainable, and we know from our recent survey that 20 percent of you found us from a friend. So … be that friend! Here’s our plan: podcasting’s very first Shareathon. Get five friends to subscribe, email us their names (just first name is fine), and get your hands on some awesome new and exclusive rewards. Here’s a page explaining exactly how it works (it’s not complicated, but just in case…). So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start sharing and winning today! AD Makepeace Ocean Spray promoting chicken and cranberry sauce for Father’s Day in 1953, via Linda Burke. As you can tell, we had a great time visiting AD Makepeace, the world’s largest cranberry grower, in southeastern Massachusetts. AD Makepeace offers bog tours to the public, as well as cranberry festivals and other events. It’s definitely worth checking out if you happen to be in the neighborhood during the fall harvest. Manisha Juthani-Mehta, cranberries, and UTIs Manisha Juthani-Mehta of Yale University conducted a rigorous study on the effects of cranberry capsules on UTIs among nursing home residents. In the text of her study, you can find links to previous cranberry/UTI research, as well as her discussion of the flaws in those earlier studies. An old cranberry scoop at AD Makepeace. Photo by Nicola Twilley. Wet harvesting underway at AD Makepeace. Photo by Nicola Twilley. Massachusetts Cranberry Culture Robert Cox of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, wrote the book Massachusetts Cranberry Culture: A History from Bog to Table. It’s filled with the history of cranberries’ early years in New England, as well as the growth of farming all around the U.S. A dry cranberry bog, pre-harvest. Photo by Nicola Twilley. Transcript For a transcript of the show, please click here. Please note that the transcript is provided as a courtesy and may contain errors. The post Crantastic: The Story of America’s Berry appeared first on Gastropod.
We discuss the beauty and tyranny of tradition, as well as the Wheel Of Infinite Thanksgiving Anxiety, with legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton, Milk Street Kitchen's Christopher Kimball, and cookbook author Kian Lam Kho. And yes, we're serious.Today's sponsors: Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to Sonos.com and get 10% off one order of $2500 or less, using the promo code SPORKFUL10 (case sensitive). Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to TouchBistro.com/Sporkful to get a $300 Visa gift card when you become a paying customer by December 31.
If a Pilgrim were to attend a contemporary Thanksgiving celebration, he or she would probably be stunned by our “traditional” foods. In this episode of BackStory, The Guys discuss Puritan foods with historian James McWilliams, and religion scholar Anne Blue Wills reveals the surprising, 19th century origins of our national holiday. We’ll also hear from legendary NFL quarterback Roger Staubach about what it was like to spend every turkey day on the football field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What can the everyday business owner learn from 17th century Pilgrims? According to New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert Stephen Mansfield, a lot. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Mansfield gives us an account of the people who were compelled by a vision that changed the world. Better yet, he shares what today’s leaders can learn from their tenacity, faith and willingness to venture into the unknown.   entreleadership.com/podcast Stephen Mansfield's website #344: Mark Miller—Stewarding Your Own Potential Mayflower Compact President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation A Thanksgiving Meditation Review this episode for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card   Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!
The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music Musica Seqenza play Schreza Infida Frederico Durand plas Lluvia de Estrellas The Martin Hayes Quintet plays The Boy in the Gap East Forest by Provenance There's a bit of Madame Ovary from Bensi and Jurriaans and Christine It finishes on Three Dances: II. Pavane from Chromo Tuba Quartet Notes Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday by James W. Baker and Peter J. Gomes sent me first down a Charlotte Mitchell rabbit hole. History of Plymouth, Norfolk, and Barnstable Counties, Massachusetts by Elroy S. Thompson History of the Town of Lakeville, 1852-1952 by Gladys De Maranville (which you probably own all ready but, here it is anyway). Indian History, Genealogy, Pertaining to the Good Sachem, Massasoit and his Descendants by Ebenezer Weaver Pierce. The great, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, by Jill Lepore. Massasoit of the Wamponoags: With Commentary on the Indian Character, by Alvin Gardner Weeks "Baby Pilgrims, Sturdy Forefathers, and One Hundred Percent Americanism: the Mayflower Tercentenary of 1920," by Christine Arnold-Lourie in the Massachusetts Historical Review. "The Daughter of a King," by Mike Maddigan in Southcoast Today. "The Last of the Wamponoags," by Charles T. Scott in New England Magazine, vol. 33. I also looked at a number of news paper articles, most found at Newspapers.com through the expected search terms.
Our Thanksgiving 2018 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Samin Nosrat & Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Back in 2013 I sat down and did my best to answer your questions about the big “T” aka “the bird.” Although a couple of years have past, most of the questions remain the same. – Get all of my Thanksgiving recipes here. – Now listen to Thanksgiving, Everything BUT the Bird podcast Please subscribe to the new homes of The Alton Browncast on: iTunes Stitcher Radio RSS Feed Save The post Thanksgiving, The Bird: The Alton Browncast #21 appeared first on ALTON BROWN.
Nowadays, Thanksgiving has become an official holiday, complete with its own trappings of tradition and mythology. But how much of the conventional Thanksgiving story is true? Join Sarah and Katie as they take a closer look at the first Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We’re one week away from the most exciting food holiday of the year, so we’re talking turkey, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and more. We’ve got a ton of new and beautiful recipes from our November issue and we’re diving deep on some favorites. After that, we answer Thanksgiving-related questions that you guys—our listeners—sent to us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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