AF Delicious Ingredients: Best Podcasts of the Week - 5/3/19

A curated episode list by Audiblefeast
Creation Date May 3rd, 2019
Updated Date Updated July 3rd, 2019
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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. The past week, I listened to 52 episodes for this podcast review recap - 8 new shows for me this time, two of which made it on the list below, including Honorable Mentions. One special note: Committed has the rare distinction this week of garnering two spots in the Delicious Ingredients list - the storytelling was just that fantastic. Link to the full explanation of why these were so awesome:

Delicious Ingredients

A New Approach to Dementia Care
The New Yorker Radio Hour
In the field of memory care, there is a fierce debate around the question of honesty. Lying can, under certain circumstances, alleviate or avert distress in patients who are suffering from memory loss. But, on principle, many providers, patients, and family members don’t like the idea of deceiving patients who are in such a vulnerable position. Some care homes have strict no-lying policies. But the New Yorker staff writer Larissa McFarquhar recently spent some time at a different kind of assisted-living facility that takes the opposite approach—The facility is one of only a few of its kind in the United States." The Lantern, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is home to about forty patients who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The care staff at the Lantern are taught that, in some cases, lying to patients is kinder than telling them the truth. McFarquhar talks with Andrea Paratto, who helps train the Lantern’s staff. In a previous job, at a facility where lying to patients was against the rules, she had to remind a ninety-year-old woman that her mother was long dead. “She just started crying,” she tells McFarquhar. “I stopped right then and there and said I’m never doing that again. I cannot put somebody through that ever again.” Some people argue that lying to patients undermines their dignity. But when it comes to patients struggling with dementia, McFarquhar says, there are other factors to consider. “Maybe something else should be the goal—I don’t know. Happiness? Autonomy? Or living your life as you want to, insofar as that’s possible.”
Ep52: How a Houston pathologist became a precision knife craftsman
BBQ State of Mind
Dr. Stephen Pustilnik’s desire for better autopsy knives led to a side career as a knifemaker whose customers include top chefs and Texas pitmasters — and members of his own medical community. 
Suddenly Samantha
Laura and her husband met in college. They got married quickly and had four sons. Laura’s husband was born a man, but always felt like something else, always felt like a woman. After thirteen years of marriage Laura's husband transitioned into a woman named Samantha. Now Laura and Samantha are navigating their new relationship as parents, partners and wives. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Because I Love Ya
Levi and Jared are ready to get engaged. But Levi has been keeping his relationship with Jared a secret from his family and that has to change if they want to move forward. This is a story about being honest, completely and radically honest, with yourself and the people you love before you get married.I asked Levi if he was scared, scared to tell his story in such a public way, if he wanted to use a pseudonym. He didn't. He’s trying so hard to be brave, to be honest. Levi wants to tell his love story now....all of it. Learn more about your ad-choices at
A Conversation with Eric Holder, Jr.
The Stakes
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. told us that that only happens when people put their hands on that arc and pull on it. He joins host Kai Wright and a live audience to discuss the Mueller Report, voting rights, the state of democracy in America and whether or not we should have faith in our national institutions.
Episode 66: Nudity Is No Big Deal
She and Her
Naomi Prioleau is a self-described "black, vegan nudist." Despite whatever eyebrows it may raise, for her nudism is about liberation, freedom from judgment, and a loving relationship with her body. She joins us to share why everyone should try living in a nudist colony at least once. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Erin Lee Carr, Daughter Of David Carr
Fresh Air
Writer and documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, daughter of the late 'New York Times' columnist David Carr, talks about her parents' drug addiction and what it was like to have her father as a mentor. Her new memoir is 'All That You Leave Behind,' and she directed the HBO documentary 'At the Heart of Gold,' about the gymnasts sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar.
Episode 20 - The Daddy Bear
Welcome to Season Four…The Daddy BearEver since we had kids, our house has been full of bears. But there’s one bear in particular, more dominant than the others, which I have a deep connection to.Produced by Sam LoyMusic by Kent SutherlandThanks to Declan Fay, Eleanor McDowall, Kate Montague, Renee Imbesi, and the H/O TeamThis story features snippets from We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, and The Very Brave Bear by Nick BlandProducer IntrosAfter three years flying solo, I’ve gone and found some friends to make Human/Ordinary stories with.So, introducing May Jasper, Mic Cavazzini and Cinnamon Nippard!+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +Human/Ordinary is produced in Melbourne and Sydney by Sam Loy, Cinnamon Nippard, May Jasper, and Mic Cavazzini.Score a t-shirt and ad-free episodes by subscribing at more on the show...Website: humanordinary.comFacebook: @humanordinarypcPlanet Broadcasting: planetbroadcasting.comSponsors and promo codes...MVMT: (promo code - HUMAN) For information regarding your data privacy, visit

Honorable Mentions

63: The Intended Outcome
Terrible, Thanks For Asking
Deya and Sandra are two moms who are stuck at the intersection of maternal love and uncertainty. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at And check out our sponsors this week: Brooklinen - with promo code THANKS Rothy's - with code TERRIBLE Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel
Stephen Merchant
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show) is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian and actor. Stephen sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the pros and cons of being tall and his philosophy on directing. Dax and Stephen reminisce on the pre-internet era when it was impossible to find answers to bizarre questions. They talk about the differences between English and American standards on alcohol consumption and mental health and Stephen talks about the success of The Office and its lasting impact. In the fact check, Monica and Dax reflect on past indiscretions at the bowling alley and they hope the statute of limitations is up.
Gianmarco Soresi, Nikki and Justin J Wee share stories about bloody faces, brothers in trouble, and gay, Asian fierceness.
Episode 58: Slow Cooker or Instant Pot
Dinner Sisters
Slow Cooker Tortellini Minestrone Soup, Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Chicken, and Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Ribs.At the end of the day, we’re always more about what works for you in your kitchen. Which means three recipes this week that can go either way - slow cooker or IP. Whatever you choose, we hope you find a recipe that works for your very own kitchen.