Audible Feast's Fall Faves

A curated episode list by Audiblefeast
Creation Date September 18th, 2019
Updated Date Updated October 10th, 2019
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The Audible Feast Newsletter is coming back! I'm working on the new format. In the meantime, here's a running list of my fall faves.

September Listening

16. Lisa Kudrow
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Actress Lisa Kudrow feels tired about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Lisa and Conan sit down to chat about their first meeting at an improv class, not taking criticism personally, the backlash to Friends, how Lisa predicted Conan’s career, and being rescued from their dreams.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit episode is sponsored by Mercari (, Mizzen+Main ( code: CONAN), Athletic Greens (, Campaign Monitor (, Robinhood (, State Farm (call 1-800-STATE-FARM), HotelTonight (, and Bombas (
“I’m a podcast librarian.”
Weird Work
Ma'ayan Plaut is the podcast librarian at RadioPublic. But she’s not like the typical master of the Dewey Decimal System you know from your local public library. And she just so happens to be the only podcast librarian on the planet. In her three years at the company, Ma’ayan’s role has evolved from being a one-woman army recommending individual podcasts to solving the larger discoverability issues with podcasting.  Sign up for Giftogram with the code: weirdwork
INTERVIEW - Skye Pillsbury from Inside Podcasting
The Podcast Digest
On Episode 159 of TPD, Palmer and I are joined by Skye Pillsbury from Inside Podcasting as our first interview guest of our relaunched show!  We talk about Skye's road to the podcasting universe, writing a newsletter and becoming a podcaster!  Oh, and we also talk Start Up from Gimlet and dive into how we all became pretty much hooked on pods!  A great conversation with a great host and show you really should check out!   Here are all the links! Skye Pillsbury (Twitter) Inside Podcasting (Newsletter, Podcast) If you have feedback for Palmer or I, hit us up on Twitter (@agentpalmer or @poddigest) or you can email the show -  Or even the site - Podcast Digest.
Catch a Kite 4
Ear Hustle
Sleep, soundtracks and signing in prison — the Ear Hustle crew tackles questions from listeners about these topics and more, in this season’s “Catch a Kite” episode. Plus, we’ll share some of our favorite listener-generated Ear Hustle theme remixes. Spoiler alert: harps ahead. Find a full list of episode credits at, where you can also sign up for our newsletter and order a T-shirt, sticker pack or mug. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Davis for their support of the show, and Lantigua Williams & Co. and BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode.
01. Traffic
Passenger List
An abandoned child, a missing plane, a new ally. Suspicious of the official versions of events, Kaitlin Le begins her own investigation into the disappearance of Atlantic Flight 702 — and with it, her twin brother. Visit to see a script and full list of credits for “Traffic,” and join the investigation. Sponsorship for this episode comes from Squarespace, The RealReal and Care/of. Passenger List was created, co-written and co-directed by John Scott Dryden; co-written and co-directed by Lauren Shippen; and edited and sound designed by Mark Henry Phillips, who also composed the music for the show. “Traffic” was written by John Scott Dryden. Passenger List is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. KAITLIN LE – Kelly Marie Tran GREG FORD – Ian McQuown ANA DRAGOV – Dolya Gavanski MAI LE – Elyse Dinh VALARIE VENNIX – Wendy Brown DYLAN – Colin Morgan
Whitney Cummings Puts It Together and Stops Falling Apart
The Hilarious World of Depression
Whitney Cummings has had a lot of success in Hollywood as a comedian, actress, writer and director, and now she's finally having success in figuring herself out. She's been making connections between the addiction and mental illnesses in her house growing up, the eating disorders she developed, the depression that has persisted, and the codependency that emerged. Turns out when you are able to take a good hard look at things, you can get a pretty good view. You can pre-order John's book at
You are a f*cking awesome mom with author Leslie Bruce | Ep 169
Spawned Parenting Podcast with Kristen and Liz of CoolMomPicks
Here's an obvious statement: Motherhood is hard. And often, we feel like we're doing a sh*t job at it. That's why I was so glad to chat with author Leslie Bruce about her new book "You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom." I just love her honest, hilarious take on motherhood that I think you'll enjoy hearing too. Our sponsor: VSP Individual Vision Plans allow you to give the gift of affordable eyecare. As someone who had a child with an undetected vision issue and no vision insurance, I would have loved this as a gift. You can find us on social media, and our website Leave us a 5-star review and tell a friend about us. 
1.05: You Think You Know Somebody
Veronica Mars Investigations
A Long Time Ago on Veronica Mars: Smuggling steroids from Mexico doesn’t go according to plan; Keith’s happy to be dating again; Veronica is NOT happy Keith is dating again; Logan is the least jerky jerk, for once in his precious life! And Jenny’s visceral hatred for Troy at last proves to be justified. Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars Season 1 Episode 5: You Think You Know Somebody, and consider such mysteries as whether there are really snoopers’ websites like, why Veronica is scuppering Keith’s dating life, what Malibu the American Gladiator is - OH WHO CARES WHEN ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT, AT LAST, JENNY’S NEMESIS SMUGFACE McSMUG IS BANISHED FROM NEPTUNE! See more about this episode, and a transcript, at the podcast’s official site What would you least like to find in a piñata? Let us know at @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. This episode was edited and mixed by Zach McNees; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; the logo is by Hrishikesh Hirway; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. Distributed by Bye Troy! BYE!!
Ep 5: The Laser
Patient Zero
When it feels like doctors have closed the door to establishment medicine, another set of doors open. These doors lead to dubious providers, and untested treatments. To get access to bonus episodes, as well as early access to our regular episodes, click here.
6: Ag-Gag Me with a Spoon
One day, Amy Meyer went to see a slaughter-house near where she lived, and she ended up becoming the United States' first ag-gag criminal.
Spotting the sound of a cardiac arrest
People Fixing the World
If you have a cardiac arrest you need help immediately to have any chance of surviving. That’s why emergency call operators ask questions specifically designed to identify the condition, ideally within 90 seconds. Panicked and emotional callers don't always give simple answers, though, and evidence suggests cardiac arrests go unidentified in at least a quarter of emergency calls. In Denmark, a team of computer engineers is using new technology to listen in on emergency phone calls and look for clues in the conversation that the operator may have missed. We visit an emergency call centre in the Danish capital to see the system in action and find out if a computer really can detect cardiac arrests faster than humans working alone. Producer / Reporter: Sam Judah Photo Credit: Getty Images
209. Sperm Series: I Visit a Sperm Bank
The Longest Shortest Time
In the second of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi heads to California Cryobank. Will she find her dream donor?To join the conversation, go to! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.This episode is brought to you by Bona Floor Cleaners, Teen Counseling, Rothy's, Thomas' English Muffins, and ThredUp.
Copyright Your Nudes
Call Your Girlfriend
Bad people aren't only on the internet, but digital life sure gives predators and creeps more permission to make other people miserable. Fortunately, lawyers are fighting back. We talk about the taxonomy of predator behavior, how to anticipate their playbook, and turning victims to warriors with New York attorney Carrie Goldberg. Her new book is Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls. Content warning: sexual assault, revenge porn, and online harassment are discussed. If you or someone you love has experienced a violation of your privacy, it's not your fault. LINKSTour / merchHow to copyright your nudes // This isn’t new! Resource: Without My ConsentNobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls
The Black Table In The Big Tent
Code Switch
Black Republicans are basically unicorns — they might just be the biggest outliers in American two-party politics. So who are these folks who've found a home in the GOP's lily-white big tent? And what can they teach us about the ways we all cast our ballots?
Still Processing
Remember that beer test? It’s not enough. That’s why this election season, we bring you: Still Processing’s Rubric for Leadership and Democratic Excellence.Discussed this week:Astead Herndon, Jon Caramanica and Jon Pareles. "What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates?" (The New York Times, Aug. 19, 2019)Clara Guibourg and Helen Briggs. "Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?" (BBC News, Feb. 22, 2019)The AP reporter Alexandra Jaffe’s post on Twitter that Senator Kamala Harris drinks oat milkMatt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember. "How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff" (The New York Times, Feb. 22, 2019)Carl Zimmer. "Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American?" (The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2018)Adrienne Keene, Rebecca Nagle and Joseph M. Pierce. "Syllabus: Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee Citizenship, and DNA Testing" (Critical Ethnic Studies, Dec. 19, 2018)Thomas Kaplan. "Elizabeth Warren Apologizes at Native American Forum: ‘I Have Listened and I Have Learned.’" (The New York Times, Aug. 19, 2019)Matt Stieb. "Where Does Marianne Williamson Actually Stand on Vaccines?" (NYMag, Aug. 4, 2019)Glenn Thrush. "Obama and Biden’s Relationship Looks Rosy. It Wasn’t Always That Simple." (The New York Times, Aug. 16, 2019)
Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 1: Lisa Bloom
The Daily
Last week, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a book documenting their investigation of Harvey Weinstein. In writing it, they discovered information about two feminist icons — Gloria Allred and her daughter, Lisa Bloom — that raises questions about their legacies and the legal system in which they’ve worked. Today, we look at the role of Ms. Bloom, a lawyer who represented Mr. Weinstein. Guests: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, investigative reporters for The New York Times and the authors of “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.” For more information on today’s episode, visit Background reading: New reporting in “She Said” shows how some figures who have presented themselves as allies of victims have helped maintain their silence — and, in some cases, profited from it.Read more about Ms. Bloom’s involvement in the Weinstein case.
Episode 64: Migrations
Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat were nearly finished with the most ambitious trip of their lives, a 4000-mile trek across the Yukon and Alaska following animal migrations. But bad weather and a missed food drop put their lives in jeopardy. (more…)
2: Stefano’s Last Day
Last Day
On this episode, we retrace the steps of Stefano Cordova, Jr. on his last day of life. Stefano died of a fentanyl overdose on October 23, 2017 in Allston, MA. This is where our story begins. Continue the conversation on your phone at Day contains strong language, mature themes, and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Transcriptions available shortly after air date at Day is presented by, Thanks for Asking Episode #12: Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out

October Listening

Halshack Ep 15.5 (INDIE FLAVORS) July 2019.. bonus show/music only
Halshack Indie Rockcast
July is a great time to travel to the mountains or the beach. This is an awesome playlist to take for the car ride or chillin' and relaxin' under the sun! I have been listening to a fair amount of well-known indie playlists that were "good" or just OK, but not "GREAT" I look for STANDOUTS and I was left feeling less than inspired by these BIG lists with hundreds of thousands of subscribers or millions of plays on You Tube and Spotify. They just dont have access to or the knowledge of the music I have. Exclusive bands and little no names artists that could rock the music world whether it be pickin' a banjo or throwin' down in a club or jamming on an axe laden guitar. Halshack can spin up any genre at the top of the game! You're sure to get your fix of excellent Americana folk/indie acts here from all over the world! The best indie/unsigned talent there is, its even better than BIG radio music! Be sure to "Say Hello" to "Mariette" as we sit around the campfire and enjoy the "Burn Pile" one last time and catch this little indie show while you bask up the summer sun. There will be some hot heat coming from the Carolinas as we heat things up later this summer with our very own "on fire" quality artists from right here at home. Ep 16 "Carolina Footstompin" and Ep 16.5 "Southern Roots" bonus show to include regional artists. New reviews coming for some of these acts, new music, new festival starting this fall, maybe NOV or DEC (CAROLINA SHACKFEST)...hopefully (still TBA on this event) Battleshack 2 (ep 17) coming this fall (Be sure to vote for your fave 3 at open until Labor Day 2019 (Sept 2nd) Find us on every major music service under the sun! IHEART, SPOTIFY, ITUNES, PODOMATIC, PLAYER FM, GOOGLE PLAY, CASTBOX, STITCHER, etc.... Were growing folks! Over 40k subscribers, played in over 70 major US markets and over 70 countries worldwide!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE!! COULDN'T GOT HERE WITHOUT YOU!! KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!
A Married Mormon Couple Comes Out Of The Closet
On paper, Kerry and Steve Spencer were the perfect Mormon married couple. They got hitched in their early 20s — and that meant being together forever. They had a couple of kids. Then, after more than a decade together, they both came out of the closet. In this unconventional love story, hear about their new and complicated relationship to each other, to God, and to religion. From KUER and PRX. Find more at
Manatees and Dugongs – Varmints! – 126
Manatees and Dugongs! Things get more than a little gassy and silly as Paul and Donna talk about manatees and dugongs this week! Lettuce learn about some sea cows together! When water rises manatees can get stuck! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is there to get them unstuck! Article courtesy of the Washington Post. The good guys to the rescue! What do manatees and dugongs have in common? They fart. A lot. For buoyancy of course. Also to make Paul and Donna laugh and laugh. Jeez Louise here’s some manatees cutting the cheese and that guarantees the ease with which they swim through the seas. Watch this video please! Courtesy of YouTube user Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: There are major differences between manatees and dugongs that aren’t so apparent until you look at them side by side! Articles courtesy of and These are manatees. They don’t look like there’s a lot going on upstairs but manatees and dugongs might be smarter than we give them credit for! Article courtesy of There are no manatee or dugong superheroes but you CAN go down to Florida and see them at any number of places in the wild or in captivity! Article courtesy of There are rules. This isn’t ‘Nam. If you can’t make it to the waters off of north Australia anytime soon you can live vicariously through Jonathan Bird’s Blue World videos! Courtesy of YouTube user BlueWorldTV:   Is it a sea cow or a mermaid? Well we know the difference but did oldy times sailors? Articles courtesy of and   Now you know a little more about manatees and dugongs than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at! We might even read your email on the show. Your feedback is always welcome! Connect with your Varmints! hosts| Paul Csomo | Donna Hume | The Show | Pinterest  And a very special welcome to the more than 1,200 of you that gave us a like on our Facebook page. Holy cow! Thank you! We hope you like what you hear and we look forward to hearing from you soon! Unless otherwise noted all music is by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Additional music: “Hash Out” by Sunday at Slims was provided by Blue Dot Sessions under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Featured image “750_7137” by Jin Kemoole is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) license Additional image “Setting the net” by FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) license All other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. “Fair use” is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Screenshot this, send it to varmintspodcast at gmail dot org, tell us your favorite thing about this episode and get a coffee mug. About our voice actors: Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live. Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than. Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast. Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1) Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit. Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast. Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty, and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.
8. Chapter 8: Sicilian Divorce
Mob Queens
Anna does what no mob wife has done before or since. Her Vito exit strategy looks like a death wish, but the Queen's sacrifice may be her most calculated chess move yet.This episode is sponsored by  L'Oreal - Color & Co ( code: MOBQUEENS) and Betterhelp ( code: MOBQUEENS).
Surgery On The Front Line
The Modern Mann
Adrenalin, stress and composure is in the job description for a trauma surgeon. But how do doctors cope with routinely operating on patients with devastating injuries? Does it ever get easy to deliver difficult news?In this intimate conversation, Olly meets Dr. Allan Philp, chief trauma surgeon of Allegheny Health Network, Pennsylvania, and Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy, trauma lead surgeon for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, to discuss alleviating anxiety, performing amputations - and how both men’s military background in Afghanistan has informed their work with civilian casualties.Elsewhere, in this month’s Zeitgeist, Ollie Peart investigates the trend for escape rooms - by designing and building his own, complete with terrifying deployment of ancient technology. Luckily, he’s roped in the services of escape room champion Sarah Dodd.  Just watch out for those party poppers...Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox advises a couple with wildly different libidos on how to get their sex schedule back on track. Along the way, she considers couple’s counselling, dirty diaries, and ‘bossy massage’.Finally, our record of the month is ‘In Time’ by Self Esteem, solo project of former Slow Club singer Rebecca Taylor. It’s ace.Remember, this show is supported by donations from listeners like you. If you can afford to, please ‘buy us a beer’ - information on our website, MODERNMANN.CO.UK.Whilst you’re there, just reach out via the Feedback form if you have a question of sex for Alix, a challenge to suggest to Ollie, a guest you’d like Olly to interview, or you’d like to become a Mannbassador.See you when our next episode drops on November 1st.This episode is brought to you in association with Thriva, the at-home fingerprint blood test. For £30 off your first Thriva kit visit and use the code Mann30.Presenter: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Allan Philp, Shehan Hettiaratchy, Self Esteem, Hamish Grierson. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Our Company Has Problems
StartUp Podcast
It's the spring of 2018, four years after Alex and Matt launched Gimlet, and things are not going well. Audiences are flat, ad sales are flagging, and the company is burning through cash at an alarming rate. And with all of those pressures, Alex and Matt have started to fight.
Mom In Translation
Rough Translation
For our season finale, a listener's story: When a six-year-old boy adopts Tokyo as his new home, his American mom has to figure out where she belongs in her son's new life.If you want to share your story, email
EP. 1: Moaning
The story begins with a moan.