AF Delicious Ingredients: Best of the Week 1/25/19

A curated episode list by Audiblefeast
Creation Date January 25th, 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. This week I listened to 68 episodes for this podcast review recap - 9 new shows for me this time, one of which made it on the list below, including Honorable Mentions. Link to my blog post that explains WHY these were the best is here -->
S1 | Lesson 1: Stitching it all together
Business Schooled
Quilting, one of America's oldest pastimes, is now also a great American success story. Alexis Ohanian visits Hamilton, Missouri, to meet Jenny Doan, founder of Missouri Star Quilt Company and her son, Al, to learn how they rebuilt their life, their town, and created a global quilting "four-patch block" at a time. Be sure to subscribe and review Business Schooled after listening, and learn more at
S2E1 Meadow Lake
Nothing But A Bob Thang: A Podcast About Bob Ross
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WhyNotSports Short: Sets For Life w/ Joi Walker
Why Not Sports w/D. Murph
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Episode 23: A Life in the Commune with Tanja Fox
The Trip
Not all revolutionaries wear bandoliers full of bullets. Some of them tend beautiful little gardens next to a wooden cottage they built in a neighborhood called Dandelion. That’s the kind of revolutionary that Tanja Fox is. Tanja has spent her entire life living a little bit differently, in one of the world’s most fascinating districts, the commune of Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark.As a social experiment Christiania has been remarkably resilient, a bit of squatted military base turned hippie utopia that has lasted more or less independently almost 47 years now. As you’ll hear in this episode, is under threat like never before, from the twin menaces of a hardcore narcotics trade and, increasingly, mass tourism. Tanja and Nathan sat in Tanja’s house last spring, while birds plucked from a Disney film serenaded them, and talked about how to live your politics in one of the world’s great, complicated social experiments.
EP289: Risky Women, Instagram Scam, & Sarah's Snail
The Brain Candy Podcast
Today Sarah talks about a crow who gives gifts to a girl, & they're better than the gifts actual humans give. We talk about the schadenfreude of the Fyre Festival, & the joy of people getting what they deserve. Sarah revealed how Landon got scammed into buying a crappy item, & how these companies are becoming more prevalent. We agree on the glee of finding a great bargain. Susie talks about a study that determined women take just as many risks as men. Plus, we find out where the phrase "I need space" came from & why Sarah is mourning a snail.
S3E1: The Attack
First Day Back
What happens on stage to set in motion comedian Jason’s Weem’s first day back story? On May 3, 2017, Jason collapsed at a Philadelphia comedy club after suffering a near fatal asthma attack. We hear a blow-by-blow account of Jason’s night as it shifts from raucous to downright terrifying.
5 Things You Need to Know About House Committees
Pantsuit Politics
We do a lightning round on current events including the shutdown, Rand Paul's Canadian surgery, the Gillette commercial, and fast food in the White House. In our main segment, we break down what you need to know about House Committees: their history, how they are formed, and what exactly it is they do. Recommended Resources: House Committees Bibliography The Importance of Committees There’s a new select committee for modernizing Congress. What does it mean for legislative IT? How you get appointed to a House Committee Committee FAQs Here Are America's Most Wanted (House Committee Chairmen) We're hosting an exciting event in Washington D.C. today, Friday, January 18. It's a live podcast with conversations with women in politics and media about the seismic shift happening around gender and politics. We hope to see you there. Learn more and invite your friends! We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our faithful supports and get access to bonus content, visit our Patreon page. Our book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), comes out in just a few weeks at the start of February! You can preorder it now and lock in the best price! You can even preorder by texting IMLISTENING to 313131.  Thanks to our sponsor, Rothy's.
The Best Medicine
Hidden Brain
If you listen closely to giggles, guffaws, and polite chuckles, you can discern a huge amount of information about people and their relationships with each other. This week, we talk with neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the many shades of laughter, from cackles of delight among close friends to the "canned" mirth of TV laugh tracks. You can find more about the research discussed in this episode here:
The Walk
The Big One: Your Survival Guide
No car, the trains are down, the road's a mess and you need to get home. In this episode, you walk 15 miles back to your house through a city that feels unrecognizable.  SHOW NOTES:Hosted by Jacob Margolis. Written and reported by Arwen Nicks, Misha Euceph and Jacob Margolis.Edited by Megan Garvey.Produced by Misha Euceph. Sound design by Arwen Nicks. Music by Andy Clausen. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. 

Honorable Mentions

Michelle Poler Inspires Fearlessly
Latina to Latina
Growing up the descendant of Holocaust survivors, keynote speaker and influencer Michelle Poler says fear is practically in her DNA. And that being raised in Venezuela during turbulent times only made things worse. While in grad school in the US, she set out to conquer 100 fears and live a life free from worry. In the process, she has inspired thousands to face up to their greatest challenges.Love the show? Show your love and become a Latina to Latina insider here!
041 - Should the Govt Screen our Kid’s Mental Health?
Cross Examined Life
Ryan defends: The Govt Should Screen our Kids' Mental Health Each Year. PRACTICAL TAKEAWAY TIPS1. Repeat the other person’s explanation in your own words. This not ensures that you’re beginning from common definitions, but it’s respectfully, because it shows the other person you are hearing and understand them. 2. After providing your more detailed explanation with nuance, come back to the original question, ask yourself whether or not you’ve fully answered it, and if, on balance, the answer to the question asked was one way or another, indicate that. 3. Resist the temptation to call one more question your “last” or “final question.” Simply ask it, then re-evaluate the need for additional questions. Get in touch! 1-307-240-9190questions@crossexaminedlife.comKeep the debate going in the Cross Examined Life Community on FB: for updates at
 How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast
Science Weekly
In our latest collaboration, Ian Sample teams up with Jordan Erica Webber of Chips with Everything to look at why artwork produced using artificial intelligence is forcing us to look at how we define creativity
The Rebel
Imagined Life
You march to the beat of your own drum. You dream of connecting the world through your art, but no one understands what you’re trying to do.Giveaway: To win a free AncestryDNA Kit, go to
06 | No Easy Way Out
Finding Drago
Cameron James & Alexei Toliopoulos go full detective when all the evidence leads to one man. They confront their primary suspect in their investigation into Todd Noy, the mysterious author behind Drago: On Mountains We Stand and Swarmer.   Can they break him? And is he working alone? If you know anything about Todd Noy or Drago, or want to reach out on Instagram or Twitter go to @ThisisAlexei or @iamCameronJames
Pine Ridge Reservation, part 1: Meeting a Prayer Halfway
Out of the Blocks
We team up with Arlo Iron Cloud of KILI Radio, Voice of the Lakota Nation, for this listening tour of The Pine Ridge Reservation, a 50 by 100 mile stretch of land in South Dakota that's home to the Oglala Lakota people. In this episode, we meet a radio producer, a hip hop artist, a medicine man, a home builder, a tribal government leader, a powwow organizer, a painter, and a philosopher who’s chosen to live alone in a house with no electricity and no running water.