AF Delicious Ingredients: Best of the Week 2/15/19

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Creation Date February 15th, 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. This week I listened to 51 episodes for this podcast review recap - 10 new shows for me this time, three of which made it on the list below, including Honorable Mentions. Full descriptions of why these were AMAZING at
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  2. My twin brother Billy and I are close pals. In spite of our fear of our angry father, we each wish he would shine his love light on us. The arrival of an adorable baby sister does not help our cause.
  3. Darius Kokou Agbeko Dzaduwas an asylum seeker and refugee in Hong Kong for many years, he is now married to his lovely wife and has residency and is finally able to work. He is an activist helping raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Hong Kong who struggle with equality and justice. He hopes to improve the living and working conditions of those living in marginalised communities, especially refugees and ethnic minorities, many of whom are his friends. Darius has done a TEDx talk and speaks at many conferences and events globally. Darius is from Togo and he did not speak Chinese or English when he arrived. He landed in China and then moved Hong Kong as an asylum seeker and applied for refugee status. He explains how the government support refugees in Hong Kong, but it is unfortunately not enough financial support for people to survive and they must rely on NGO’s to help them. Darius shares what it was like to feel like he had nothing to offer to people he met and how he was often sidelined when people discovered that he was a refugee. He volunteered his time to try and make his life more meaningful and make a difference, given that he was not able to work in Hong Kong. He helps lead Global Youth Connect, a group that brings together ethnic minorities and mainland youth, he plays football, music and joined a local theatre group. He wants to do what he can to help his friends who are struggling as refugees and he reminds us that taking the time to connect with people by providing friendship is one of the most meaningful gestures that anyone can do for a refuge or asylum seeker. Darius’ email: TEDx talk: Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page Email: Webpage: Network: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Sponsored by Teresa’s Turkish Towels Support the show: See for privacy information.
  4. Rachel Haines makes everything look easy. Even when things are very very very not easy. A gymnast, a competitor, and a champion, Rachel endures and survives... with a smile. Rachel's book is out April 12. You can pre-order it here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at
  5.  In This Episode:  Many of us know of Kunta Kinte from all the slavery stories we've been told. However, most of us do not know the truth about where the name originated from. I will be taking you on a journey of the beautiful country, where the name originated. Mentioned In This Episode: Kunta Kinte:  Republic of the Gambia:  Harmattan:   Alex Haley:  Roots:  Transatlantic Slave Trade:  Afro manding Blues:  Connect: Email: Website: Stella Damasus Blog: Stella Damasus Website : Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: --- Support this podcast:
  6. The legendary poet talks with host Anna Sale in front of a live audience about standing up to her father, surviving breast and lung cancer, and why she now cries "over any damn thing."  Anna Sale and Nikki Giovanni, live in The Greene Space in New York City.  (Matthew Septimus)  
  7. Straight talk for men of a certain age. Men over 40 need some love too.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
  8. Shiv Malik thought he was onto something special. He’d been working with a source who was offering incredible insights into the UK terrorist scene. And now, this same source was saying he was ready to turn his back on his past life and he wanted Shiv to tell that story.Then things fell apart.Shiv's book The Messenger will be released in June 2019.Read all about it: and produced: Maeve McClenaghanProduction support: Cheeka EyersMusic: Dice Muse, Poddington Bear, Blue Dot Sessions and KomikuThis series of The Tip-Off is brought to you in association with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
  9. Kate finally talks to that cute guy at the bowling alley, and he even asks her out on a date. It’s just like a movie romance until something unexpected happens… Written by Becca Schall. Performed by Ariel Gitlin, Amy Lynne Berger, Billy Bob Thompson, Jimmy O’Connell, Susan Jacks, Meredith Burns, Davy Gardner, Taylor Curtis, Mary McDonnell, and Stefan Schuette. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producer is Davy Gardner. The Truth Instagram Twitter
  1. Honorable Mentions

  2. Comedian, writer, and television host Stephen Colbert feels cool about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Stephen and Conan sit down this week to chat about bonding like brothers, growing a sustainable farm, silliness as a religion, the healing power of connecting with an audience, and hiding from their producers. Plus, Conan gives a history lesson as he and his staff pick a new subject for another drawing contest.  Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit This episode is sponsored by Mercari (, State Farm (, Mizzen+Main ( code: CONAN), Simple Contacts ( code: CONAN), Fracture (, HotelTonight (, and Away ( code: CONAN20).
  3. We talk with Yulia Gorbunova, a researcher in the Europe and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch, and author of a recently published report on domestic violence in Russia and the state's response to it. report in english: report in russian: resources for survivors of domestic violence in Russia: Episode art by Rebecca Hendin for HRW
  4. In 1991, there was only one Walmart in Mexico, but by 2012, Walmart was Mexico's largest retailer with 2,000 locations. This week, Latino USA looks into how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) impacted public health in Mexico. Maria Hinojosa speaks with Alyshia Gálvez, anthropologist, immigration scholar, and author of the book "Eating Nafta: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico." Dr. Gálvez explains what made Mexican cuisine so healthy prior to NAFTA and why Mexicans who used to purchase their food at a local market, now are much more likely to buy processed foods.
  5. Every so often we like to take your questions about reality tv. Today we hear what really goes on in the "confessionals," whether TJ is in charge of the rules, whether bullying is good gameplay or bad behavior, & what we think of all the new shows being included. Plus, Sarah gets texts from MTV while we're recording. Find out what she said about them.
  6. I’m so grateful that you’ll be joining me in this space! This podcast has been lovingly designed to connect each of us to our individual and collective awakening by way of storytelling. In these first 6 episodes you’ll be introduced to my personal journey and the stories I carry within me. Join me in the story of the Chick-Fil-A aftermath. This episode calls in to question what right response is and what constitutes as fair and just. What happened to my family and myself after facing the harsh consequences of online shaming? What shadow aspects of myself did I still need to heal? How dark can it get for an individual drowning in shame? How do our personal judgments and fears contribute to the sickness of society? Do we believe in second chances? Do we create space for individuals to make mistakes and experience growth from those mistakes? How can we foster love instead of hate? These are the questions brought to light in this story because I know I’m not alone in this time of social media and online shaming. My inner work has brought me to a place, a place that knows sharing our stories can heal us.

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