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

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Creation Date January 3rd, 2019
Updated Date Updated September 30th, 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. 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:
  1. Best of the Week

  2. 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:
  3. 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  See for privacy and opt-out information.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  1. Honorable Mentions

  2. 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: 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 and enter CRIMINAL Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Simplisafe Learn more about how SimpliSafe can help you protect your home at Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL Stitch Fix Get started NOW at and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all items in your box. Toyota Visit to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.
  3. 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 and a video interview with Yassmin.
  4. 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

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