AF Delicious Ingredients: Best of the Week 1/11/19

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Creation Date January 9th, 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. This week I listened to 65 episodes for this podcast review recap - 5 new shows for me this time, two of which made it on the list below, including Honorable Mentions.

Best of the Week

05 | Exodus

  • 2 months ago

We explore Israel's adolescence, family, religious background, military career, and early criminal activity. We also examine Nature vs. Nurture and how both contributed to Israel's criminal pathology. To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Special thanks to guests:Dr. Katherine RamslandMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, Roger McGuinn, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Sans Nom Sponsors: Podbean

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Keyes has been an extremely creepy person to get to know through the taped interviews played throughout this series. He's so cold and seemingly unaffected by the crimes he committed as he's confessing to them, so the discussion around nature and nurture was necessary and thought-provoking.
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EP285: Kissing, Boobs, & Worst Movie Ever

  • 2 months ago

Today we discuss a device that lets you kiss someone through your phone (& why it's disgusting). We find out theories on why we have boobs. Susie talks about a scandal involving Hershey's kisses, & Sarah is outraged. We learn about the "testicle festival," & find out why Sarah is a fan of balls. Sarah shares a disturbing method of sheep castration in great detail. Susie reveals how someone died from doing a dare & Sarah recounts how she almost died because of a prank. Find out what audiences say is the worst movie ever, & why a hunter was forced to watch a Disney movie.

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I was cracking up through most of this episode - it was classic Susie and Sarah friendship exemplified. I'm off to research more about boobs and will definitely be measuring mine the next time I'm ovulating! 
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6. Wanda Sykes

  • 3 months ago

Comedian Wanda Sykes feels trapped into being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Wanda and Conan sit down this week to talk about their mutual love of murder television, bowling with the railings down, and planning a vacation together. Plus, Conan gives a staff performance review. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.This episode is sponsored by Palm (www.palm.com), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/CONAN), Roman (www.roman.com/CONAN), MeUndies (www.meundies.com/CONAN), Fracture (www.fractureme.com/CONAN), and Campaign Monitor (www.campaignmonitor.com/CONAN).

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I have been absolutely delighted by Conan O'Brien's podcast. It's the perfect length - usually about 45 minutes - and it's like an extended interview that's much more NSFW. I am still cracking up about Conan telling Sykes he wants to either become a murderer or get murdered, so people would know about it and he might be featured on a show like Forensic Files. Sykes is also hilariously deadpan funny when she talks about having a weapon handy if Conan were to hang out with her socially.
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#180 Cards Against Humanity | Round Two

  • 2 months ago

Greg and Ivan are back to play another hilarious installment of Cards Against Humanity. Plus, an old friend returns to the show! This is our New Year's Eve special and was supposed to release last week, but...life and stuff. Hope you enjoy. Thank you for listening. #UnderDogPods #PodFix GravityBeard Hotline 321-465-2180 The GravityBeard Interns (listener group on Facebook) https://bit.ly/2y0Jnyl Contact Info http://www.gravitybeard.com/ https://twitter.com/thegravitybeard https://www.facebook.com/gravitybeard/ contactthebeard@gmail.com Support the show financially https://www.patreon.com/gravitybeard paypal.me/gravitybeard or contactthebeard@gmail.com  VENMO by searching gravitybeard PodFix Network https://www.podfixnetwork.com/ https://twitter.com/PodFix https://www.facebook.com/podfixnetwork/ UnderDog Podcast Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnderDogPods/ https://twitter.com/UnderDogPods MUSIC: “Sophomore Makeout” and “The Only Girl” by Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)

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I can't resist a good game of Cards Against Humanity, especially when I don't really know the humor of the people playing - it makes it that much funnier to me to see what makes people blush or just how sick someone's mind is. This isn't the average GravityBeard content but I just stumbled on it and it made me laugh as expected.
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S2 EP12: Lessons Learned from a Risky Crypto Experiment

  • 3 months ago

The co-founders of Stable Genius Productions have a candid conversation about their current financial situation (hint: their grant is running out soon), the highs/lows of making this season of the podcast (another hint: they had a fallout over email), and Civil's plans to resurrect itself in 2019 (final hint: the token lives on). GO DEEPER:  Blockchain has not yet added value to international development projects, USAID finds. After mindfulness, tech takes on information overload, Manoush's forecast for Neiman Lab. Indiewire calls Season 2 Episode 2, one of the best podcast episodes of 2018! Radiotopia reaches 25,000 new contributors! WHO YOU’LL HEAR: @manoushz (Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions), @jpoyant (Jen Poyant, producer of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions) MANOUSH'S TOP 10 READS OF 2018: **10. Empress of Facebook: My Befuddling Dinner with Sheryl Sandberg (WIRED) 9. Lena Dunham Comes to Terms with Herself (The Cut) 8. A Guide to Worrying in the 21st Century (Bill Gates) 7. Barcelona's Experiment in Radical Democracy (New Yorker) 6. Cryptopia in Crisis: Joe Lubin's Ethereum is a Mess (Forbes)  5. The Gift of Menopause (NYTimes) -TIE- **Jennalee (Popula) 4. The Devastating Illusion of Control (The Cut) 3. The Plastic Backlash: What's Behind Our Sudden Rage- and Will It Make a Difference? (The Guardian) 2. Estranged in America: Both Sides Feel Left Out (NYTimes) 1. The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust (New Yorker)

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These are my favorite ZigZag episodes - when Jen and Manoush get real about what is and isn't working in their startup journey. The "inbox zero vs deleting without reading vs responding immediately to e-mail" debate is something discussed in many working mother circles. There's so much guilt tied up in e-mail and expectations, I suspect especially for women, but I'm not a man so can't comment. This subtle small discussion in this episode was meaningful for me because it made me feel like I'm not alone and not crazy.
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Episode 12 - Tipsy Tart (Part 1)

  • 9 months ago

Episode 12: Tipsy Tart I (Theme: Feminism & sex work) Guest host (and general badass) Katherine Hofmeyr bravely takes the role of feminist policewoman to referee our discussion of feminism and how it relates to the sugar babies. Are the sugar babies reclaiming the word ‘whore’? We talk #metoo, #notallmen, Harvey Weinsten, the Nordic Model, the SESTA/FOSTA bill, the pros and cons of decriminalizing sexwork…plus 1980s cartoons. You can’t afford not to listen to this fiery conversation. Links and notes You can find all of Katherine's references on a downloadable document on our website fablegazers.com.  Plus: Episode 598 of Savage Lovecast: https://www.savagelovecast.com/episodes/tag?t=mistress+matisse#.WyqI8i2ZPVo German Lopez: 'The case for decriminalizing prostitution': https://www.vox.com/2015/8/18/9166669/why-legalize-prostitution nordicmodelnow.org Get in touch: Email us: fablegazers@gmail.com Twitter: @fable_gazers Subscribe to our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/cQYMEj Facebook: fb.me/fablegazerspodcasts Web: https://fablegazers.wordpress.com/ Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!

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I named The Sugar Baby Confessionals one of the best podcasts I heard in 2018, and I had only made it to about episode 6 by that time - it got even better as it went on. After several episodes of learning about the sugar babies' relationships and motivations, the show finally tackled the feminism question - whether what these women are doing is empowering or not, whether it's feminist behavior, and how their experiences are different from other sex workers' given that the vast majority of sex workers would not choose to do that work if they had an alternative. It's a really important part of the sugar baby discussion.
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The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert

  • 2 months ago

On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living. Storyteller: Elizabeth Gilbert Hosted by: Catherine Burns

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Wow, this was phenomenal - full of intensity, packed into a perfect-length story. Gilbert shares her immense pain about the time leading up to her partner's death and memorializes her beautifully by sharing the characteristically feisty last moments of her life with the audience - so beautiful.
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Rake and Ride

  • 2 months ago

Pirate trails are everywhere: the pioneers of mountain biking built them on private land, public land and everything in between. They were built by riders just looking for a place to take their new bikes, and in the process they simply appropriated land that they wanted for their trails.But what happens when the evolution of a sport threatens the very thing that made it so attractive in the first place? Sign up for our newsletterFind more Outside/In at outsideinradio.org

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 I don't know if the crackling of twigs and leaves was actually part of the audio design, but I *felt* that as I imagined going down the bike trails. Plus, it was really interesting to hear the history of the "illegal" trails and how embedded the secretive nature is in the sport.
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Episode 1: Gay Academy

  • 2 months ago

The year is 2062 and everyone is Gay. Mikey, a young boy with a dark secret, attends his first day at the prestigious Gay Academy and makes a shocking discovery. Twitter: @gayfuturepod Instagram: @gayfuturepod Website: gayfuturepodcast.com #gayfuturepod

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I loved this new entry into the audio fiction space, which describes itself as: "A new podcast adaptation of a recently discovered, never released YA novel by Mike Pence." It was innovative and witty, and I can't wait to hear more of the story.
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All-Star Friendship

  • 2 months ago

Reporter Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang, a cat-litter scientist who befriended NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.

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Somehow I wouldn't have taken Charles Barkley for a softie that would make friends with a random nice guy, and furthermore, remember and care about details of that random nice guy's family. Since Barkley appears in this episode, you can hear in his voice how genuine the friendship was.
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Jeff "Cannonball" Guerriero (Authenticity)

  • 2 months ago

"We are what we pretend to be, so you gotta be careful what you pretend to be." Jeff Guerriero works a desk job during the day. At night, his Death Match wrestler alter ego “Cannonball” gets cheese graters raked across his head and wraps barbed wire around his neck. It’s in the transformation from Jeff to "Cannonball" where he finds purpose and contentment.  Jeff may be an extreme example but it’s not that far removed from any other weekend warrior who plays or follows sports – or even other forms of expression like painting, acting, or comedy. Is part of the appeal of sports that they act as a vessel to get many closer to their true, authentic selves?  We search for answers in our final episode of the season by talking to some of the greatest athletes in the history of sports.  Guests Jeff Guerriero Tom Brady Michael Strahan Barry Blaustein Deepak Chopra Donna Guerriero Thank you for listening this season and stay tuned later this year for season 2!

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Tom Brady appeared on this episode, and it got deep into his psyche specifically - he talked about how the person he is on the field, as an elite and insanely dedicated athlete, is his true authentic self; that who he is at home and in business is facilitated by the fact that he gets to be his authentic self in sports. Michael Strahan and Deepak Chopra also weighed in on how many people struggle to pour that obsessive drive and energy into their post-sports life - super fascinating.
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Honorable Mentions

Episode 126 - Mike Birbiglia

  • 3 months ago

Mike Birbiglia is a writer, comedian, actor, and director. A contributor to “This American Life” and “The Moth,” he is the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories,” which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize For American Humor. He has appeared on the television shows “Orange Is the New Black,” “Broad City” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” He wrote, directed, and starred in the films “Sleepwalk with Me” and “Don’t Think Twice.” His recent solo plays include “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” “Thank God for Jokes,” and “The New One,” which is currently in a 12 week run on Broadway at the Cort Theatre.

The Trailblazer

  • 4 months ago

You’re a successful woman in a man’s business, and yet you’re not sure you can do it alone. You’ve so worked hard to get here, and your marriage is on the rocks and you’re afraid of losing everything. Hosted by Virginia Madsen.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Ancestry - Go to Ancestry.com/Imagined to get your kit for just $59.Hair Club - Get a free hair analysis and a free take home kit when you go to hairclub.com/imaginedGiveaway - Enter now at wondery.com/imaginedlife

Episode 51: The Water At The Roof Of The World

  • 2 months ago

Wang Ping wanted to go to Tibet to bless the world. But to do that, she had to risk her own safety. (more…)

Me, Dad and Dementia

  • 2 months ago

Grace Dent presents the story of Amanda and her fight to get 24 hour care for her 96 year old dad who has dementia - before it's too late. Alan calls his daughter Amanda up to twenty times a day, confused and paranoid. But he's adamant he doesn't want to go into a care home. We follow Amanda's struggle to get him the care she feels he needs. Producer: Laurence Grissell

04 | The Experts

  • 2 months ago

Cameron James and Alexei Toliopoulos finally have a breakthrough in their investigation when Alexei speaks with David, the expert on all things Todd Noy. He’s immediately in over his head so he calls in help from award-winning documentarian Anna Broinowski to understand the how/what/why behind the depth of knowledge that David has to offer on the curious literature of Noy. If you know anything about Todd Noy or Drago, or want to reach out on Instagram or Twitter go to @ThisisAlexei or @iamCameronJames.

HS #100 Letter to a Friend

  • 2 months ago

I consider listeners and supporters of Homemade Stories friends. Here's a letter to you for my 100th episodes and first episode of 2019. It gets more and more real as it reads.

Episode 6: Bump In The Night

  • 4 months ago

Tired of waiting around for other people to find Bigfoot, Laura goes into the woods (with some experts). This particular outing is led by Cindy Caddell and three other seasoned ‘Squatchers, out in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest, who explain what it takes to go looking for Bigfoot. And once the sun sets, we’ll hear a few hair-raising stories around the campfire before heading out on a nighttime hike. This podcast is sponsored by Brandless, Warby Parker, and Squarespace