AF Delicious Ingredients - Best of the Week 1/4/19

A curated episode list by Audiblefeast
Creation Date January 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. This week I listened to 46 episodes for this podcast review recap - 11 new shows for me this time, three of which made it on the list below, including Honorable Mentions. The link to my website can be found here: https://wp.me/p6KLiT-1ya

Best of the Week

KIDS' SPECIAL: Muzamil's Day
The FRONTLINE Dispatch
In this special episode for kids, FRONTLINE follows a day in the life of Muzamil, a 12-year-old Somali boy growing up Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp. Producer Bianca Giaever and Reporter Roopa Gogineni bring him questions from American kids about what it’s like growing up in a refugee camp. Are there dentists? A fire department? What is your dreamland? Muzamil takes us through his daily life, answering questions from American kids along the way. This episode was produced in partnership with Firelight Media. You can see pictures of Dadaab, Muzamil, and his friends here: https://to.pbs.org/2CAnQwN
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It was really cool that Frontline dedicated an episode to investigating a refugee camp from a kid's perspective, complete with a kid host. I enjoyed all the kid questions as an adult! 
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Corn, Magoo & Pudding (ft. Sachi Ezura)
Let's Talk About Cats
Comedian, writer, TV producer (Girl Code, After After Party) and all-around delightful human Sachi Ezura joins us for “How Much Do You Know About Cats In Scripted Television Comedy Since 2013?” and a debate about cat code and consent. Then she shares the story of three cats: Corn, who passed away last summer; Magoo, who was briefly an only cat; and saucy little Pudding, who is Magoo’s new companion. Plus! Raising cats as a feminist act, and why cats are good for crying on.For more about this episode and a complete transcript, visit our website!Socialize with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!Sign up for our newsletter!Leave us a nice rating and review—every star you give is a tear we don’t shed!xoxo, LTAC HQ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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I've only listened to one episode of this show so I don't know if the format is always the same, but I liked the vacillation between silly and serious as host Mary Phillips-Sandy talked all things cats with Sachi Ezura. It had a quick pace, multiple segments, and a funny cat quiz.
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01 | The First Thread
Finding Drago
A cryptic line on Rocky IV’s Wikipedia page mentions a “final masterpiece” from Todd Noy about Ivan Drago, the movie’s bad guy. Comedian Alexei Toliopoulos asks why the hell would anyone write an entire novel about the bad guy from Rocky IV? His best friend and fellow comedian Cameron James asks why the hell does Alexei care? If you know anything about Todd Noy or Drago, reach out on Twitter & Instagram @ThisisAlexei or @iamCameronJames.
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I appreciate these guys' humor, and I love the premise of investigating why someone would write fan fiction about Ivan Drago. Anytime I find myself maniacally laughing out loud to something no one else can hear (or possibly understand) I feel like I've found a podcast gem.
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Epilogue: Healing and the Road Ahead
Carruth
Following Rae Carruth’s release from prison, the Carolina Panthers welcome Saundra Adams — the mother of Cherica Adams, the pregnant woman Carruth conspired to murder — and her grandson Chancellor Lee to Bank of America Stadium. Soon after, Scott Fowler tracks down Carruth himself in search of closure of his own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This was a great wrap-up episode because it was somewhat unexpected that Fowler would get to speak with Carruth himself, but more time was spent, rightfully so, on Saundra Adams' perseverance.
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Fight for the Soul (Tribalism)
Why Sports Matter
We explore the soul of sports through the prism of the current political moment and the stories of Jemele Hill, Johnny Joey Jones, Nate Boyer, and Dave Zirin.  And whether it's realistic -- or the height of naivety -- to believe a shared love of sports can be blueprint for civil dialogue and even compromise among those who disagree.
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This was a multi-faceted discussion about a complex issue, mostly centering around Colin Kaepernick's kneeling for the U.S. national anthem. I loved hearing from Nate Boyer about how he and Kaepernick had discussed their opposing views (like adults, which so many of us need to learn from) and the common ground that resulted was for Kaepernick to kneel versus sit for the anthem. I hope this show comes back for another season as sports storytelling is one of my favorite sub-genres and I liked that each episode had a theme.
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Science vs. Love: Stories about the battle between head and heart
The Story Collider
This week, we’re presenting stories about times when science gets in the way of love — or vice versa.Part 1: Jacqueline Trumbull is preparing for a career in research psychology when she gets a call from a casting agent for The Bachelor.Part 2: Psychologist Monica O’Neal is an expert in relationships — but in her personal life, she finds herself struggling when it comes to saying goodbye.Jacqueline Trumbull is a clinical research coordinator for a psychiatry lab at Mt Sinai and, as seen on TV, aspires to a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (so she better get in). Because of her life philosophy to say “Yes!” to as many opportunities as possible, she found herself on Season 22 of ABC’s The Bachelor, yet said “No!” to the prospect of giving up said Ph.D. and moving to Arizona for an admittedly dashing race car driver. She has spent several years in psychology research and currently focuses on mood and personally disorders, with a particular interest in narcissism.  Dr. Monica O’Neal is a Clinical Psychologist and Relationship Expert with a private practice in the Back Bay. Popularly known as "Dr. Monica," she specializes in the treatment of relationship challenges and interpersonal conflicts. When Dr. Monica isn’t at her practice, she is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and consults for various local and national media outlets. Dr. Monica is an avid bike rider, and throughout the summer, you can find her in the Berkshire Mountains of Connecticut as a weekend “counselor” at the very first camp for adults, her favorite place on earth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A mash-up of two of my favorite things: the guilty pleasure that is The Bachelor franchise and science storytelling. My favorite Story Collider segments are when you can hear the bashfulness in the storyteller's voice - these are not overly rehearsed productions and that means the listener gets to hear true emotion come through.
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Honorable Mentions

Episode 105: Protection
Criminal
John "Sonny" Franzese was once described as "largely responsible for the glamorization of the Mafia over the past century.” He'd been active in the Colombo crime family since the 1960s. And then, when he was 93, he was given an 8-year sentence. The evidence that helped convict him came from the last person he expected to wear a wire. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Calm Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/CRIMINAL Care/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter CRIMINAL Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.com Simplisafe Learn more about how SimpliSafe can help you protect your home at SimpliSafe.com/criminal Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL Stitch Fix Get started NOW at StitchFix.com/CRIMINAL and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all items in your box. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.
Seeking Asylum
Breaking Barriers
Teem is an asylum seeker living in the UK. He’s been in this country for nearly 15 years. He did work for most of this time but due to complications with his documentation, when he submitted a claim for asylum, he was no longer allowed to work. He’s soon to find out whether or not he’ll be forced to return to his birth country - a place where he says he would not be safe. In this episode Teem talks to British fashion entrepreneur Ade Hassan who has numerous awards under her belt - including Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year, the UK’s favourite British designer and the small matter of an MBE for her services to fashion. The pair meet at Ade's London office to discuss often harrowing events from Teem's upbringing in his country of origin; how those events have shaped his philosophy in life; his relationship with London and the UK; and how his volunteering work has helped him through some tough times and how essential it is for his mental health. Warning: this episode contains some descriptive elements which are upsetting. Throughout this series, presented by Yassmin Abdel-Magied, you’ll hear six inspiring, intimate and frank conversations between those who hold power in sought-after industries and the people struggling to find their way due to a variety of barriers that life throws up. You can read and watch more from our Breaking Barriers series on virgin.com and a video interview with Yassmin.
4.11 Don't Stop Trying
PLAYLIST
Featuring: Dan (Podcast Meander), Chris (More Gooder Than), Sara (Audible Feast/Podcast Brunch Club)We discuss the songs we feel are deeply underrated.Plus: A scathing review of Brent DiCrescenzo.This week's playlist:I Believe in Symmetry by Bright Eyes (Dan)Choir of the Mind by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton (Josh)Rollercoasters by Aimee Mann (Chris)The Joke by Brandi Carlile (Sara)Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt by Mars Volta (Dan)Daphne by Lia Ices (Josh)The Stops by Elbow (Chris)Leave the Light On by Overcoats (Sara)Listen to the playlist at our-americana.com/playlist