Delicious Ingredients for 4/5/19 - Best Podcasts of the Week

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Creation Date April 5th, 2019
Updated Date Updated November 27th, 2020
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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 44 episodes for this podcast review recap - 7 new shows for me this time, two of which made it on the list below, including Honorable Mentions. The full description of WHY these were so awesome can be found here:
  1. Delicious Ingredients

  2. "My first instinct, to be honest, was they shot this guy and now there’s a coverup." —Liz Riley, Special Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County Public Defender's Office 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: 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: Squarespace  Try for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to and enter promo code CRIMINAL60 today to get 60% off your first order. Quip Go to right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at Article Visit to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more
  3. New Zealand is holding a national day of remembrance today for the 50 people killed in the mosque shootings in Christchurch. Our colleague spent several days with one family of one man who died in the attack. Guest: Charlotte Graham-McLay, who spent time with the family of Atta Elayyan. For more information on today’s episode, visit
  4. There's been a lot of people asking a stupid question this week, so please join me on this little soapbox as I have a little rant about the damage of "just asking the question". OR: Why pretending gays don't exist just leads to even more blowjobs.  Join the Probably True community on the Flick app! interesting, occasionally funny, Probably True.  Probably True is the multi-award-winning, slightly filthy storytelling project tackling LGBTQ issues in a fun and engaging way. Much like its author, it is a smutty-but-charming collection of personal adventures. Or, to put it another way, Stories of queer life and even queer-er sex from a London gay. \\ @unlikelylad  Theme music is 'RetroFuture Clean' by Kevin MacLeod, Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License   See for privacy and opt-out information.
  5. Nearly half of Nunavut's population of 38,000 people lives in overcrowded conditions. But it's hard to imagine exactly what that looks like... until you meet Brenda Maniapik. Brenda is a mother of four who lives in Iqaluit, in a windowless laundry room. She's been living there for seven years, while she waits for public housing. So what's the hold up? This week, we climb the bureaucratic ladder to the source of Nunavut's housing crisis. And try to get some answers for Brenda.
  6. Fab Fiver Karamo Brown takes Sam to church, so to speak, in this episode recorded in front of a live audience at Sixth & I in Washington, D.C. Sam and Karamo spoke about his new memoir, 'Karamo Brown: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope.'
  7. You hear the message over and over in pop culture: love overcomes everything. But when Don José sings “The Flower Song” in Bizet's Carmen, you're reminded that love has a dark side, too. In the Season 1 finale, host Rhiannon Giddens welcomes tenor Roberto Alagna, critic Anne Midgette and psychologist Andrew G. Marshall to consider the crazy, possessive side of love and the importance of experiencing art that doesn’t have a fairy-tale ending. Then, you’ll hear Alagna sing the role of the passionate and violent Don José onstage at the Metropolitan Opera. The Guests Tenor Roberto Alagna first performed as Don José when he was 35. Twenty years and many performances later, he thinks he “judged” José a little too harshly in the past and now feels more empathy for the character's misguided and obsessive love. As a teenager, Washington Post critic Anne Midgette dreamed of living in Europe with a boyfriend who sang opera. When she moved there after college and dated a tenor who sang “The Flower Song” on a train platform, she thought, “Oh my god, my dream came true.” When writer and marital therapist Andrew G Marshall took his parents to see Carmen, they expected to hear some familiar tunes and a sweet love story. Instead, they got “horror and bloodshed.” Pro tip: always read the program notes.
  8. Paula's date from Plenty of Fish goes awry and sends her on a journey of self-love and liberation.This season we recorded all of our stories over Skype, which allowed us reach people in places we wouldn't have been able to otherwise.This story is produced by Britney Abrahams and scored, mixed, and mastered by Miles Dotson.About You Had Me at Black -You Had Me at Black is a storytelling movement reclaiming the black narrative by passing the mic to regular people with a story to tell. We do so through a weekly, seasonal podcast and live storytelling events.Become a YHMAB PatronThis show is 100% self-funded and volunteer-run. Our mission is big, and after five seasons, 70 stories and half a million downloads we've just scratched the surface. On March 13 we're launching a fundraising campaign to sustain and grow the show for seasons to come. Make a contribution today the world. Tell your story -Our mantra is, "those who tell stories rule the world." Visit for an opportunity to tell yours on our showJoin our movement -If you're looking for a community of activists and storytellers to exchange inspiration, work and resources, join us here: everywhereApple Podcasts: Play Music: on socialInstagram: The KinshipOur digital community for folks inspired to use storytelling to connect, heal, and liberate.
  1. Honorable Mentions

  2. Among the jobs of the future? An Influencer. This week, Aminatou Sow explains what it takes to build a lucrative career, how to piece together SponCon and creative work, and how to prepare for an unknown future. Plus: a story from the wilds of dog Instagram.
  3. Fasting diets are all the rage right now and health-fluencers claim it can help you lose weight, live longer and even fight cancer. So what does the science say? We speak to nutrition researchers Dr Krista Varady and Dr Courtney Peterson, as well as cancer researcher Professor Valter Longo. Check out the full transcript here: Selected references: Krista’s study comparing alternate day fasting with regular dieting, which found they had similar weight loss after one year.Courtney’s study which measured metabolic changes after time-restricted feeding without weight loss.Valter’s paper summarizing the studies in fasting and cancer.  Credits:This episode was produced by our senior producer Kaitlyn Sawrey and Wendy Zukerman with help from Michelle Dang, Rose Rimler, and Meryl Horn. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell, with extra editing help from Caitlin Kenney and Annie-Rose Strasser. Fact checking by Eva Dasher and Michelle Dang. Mix and sound design by Peter Leonard. Music by Peter Leonard, Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. A huge thanks to all the researchers we got in touch with for this episode including Dr Peter Chisnell, Dr Mikkel Holm Vendelbo, Dr Jiahong Lu, Dr Dorothy Sears, Prof. Mark Mattson, Dr James D Dvorak, Dr Calloway Scott, Professor Richard Billows, Professor Nancy Worman, Dr Barbara Kowalzig and the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Also thanks to the Kimmie Regler, Helen Zaltman Zukerman Family, Frank Lopez and Joseph Lavelle Wilson. 
  4. After nearly nine years of appeals of his sixth trial, Curtis Flowers finally had his case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue was whether DA Doug Evans tried to keep African-Americans off the jury in the 2010 trial. Flowers wasn't at the Supreme Court -- he remains on death row in Mississippi -- but the In the Dark team was. This is what we saw. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

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