AF Delicious Ingredients: Best of the Week 2/8/19

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Creation Date February 8th, 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 71 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. For the editorial details on why these podcasts kicked butt this week, the full post is here:
  1. Delicious Ingredients

  2. Predictive policing technology is spreading across the country, and Los Angeles is the epicenter. A small group of LA activists are in a lopsided campaign against billions of dollars in city, federal, and Silicon Valley money using algorithms to predict where and when the next crime is going to occur, and even who the perpetrators are going to be. Barry embeds with the Stop LAPD Spying coalition for a week in Skid Row and investigates how state-of-the-art predictive policing programs work. He then talks to sociologists and philosophers about how big data is changing the relationship between police and the communities they serve. We then turn to the justice of using statistical predictions for the purposes of profiling and police intervention. This is part 1 of 2 on the use of statistical algorithms in criminal justice. Guest voices include the LAPD police commissioners, Hamid Khan, Jamie Garcia, Sarah Brayne, Flora Salim, and Renee Bolinger.To get an ad-free feed for this and all other Slate podcasts, and to get bonus content for this season, sign up for Slate Plus. Just go to This episode is brought to you by Care/Of. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to and enter promo code HIPHI50 at check out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  3. Twelve years into his comedy career, what keeps Jason hopeful that his big break will still happen? We get a peek inside his creative process and find out what family drama pushed him to stay in a city that isn’t great for his national career ambitions
  4. Featuring: Chris (More Gooder Than), Lanie (True Crime Fan Club), Torey (Listener / Gravity Beard Contributor)Tonight we're sharing the songs that remind us of our significant others.This week's playlist:Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine (Chris)Gumball Blue by Neko Case (Josh)Completely by Caro Emerald (Lanie)Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control by Tame Impala (Torey)Green Eyes by Coldplay (Chris)Can't Do Without You by Caribou (Josh)Mirrors by Justin Timberlake (Lanie)Three Rings by Grizzly Bear (Torey)Listen to the playlist at
  5. John Elder Robison spent his youth designing custom stage guitars for rock icons KISS. As an adult, Robison was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. He was invited to participate in an experimental treatment that could temporarily increase his ability to read social cues, something he’d been unable to do all his life. But the treatment worked almost too well. John Elder Robison is the New York Times best-selling author of three books: Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, and Raising Cubby. For more information about Robison and his work, see: John Elder Robison.John Elder Robison. Photo courtesy of John Elder Robison. John Elder Robison getting an experimental brain treatment that temporarily allowed him to understand social cues and other similar subtleties. Photo courtesy of John Elder Robison. John Elder Robison. Photo courtesy of John Elder Robison.
  6. You grow up in a small town yearning to make a difference, but you will have to travel 5,000 miles across the globe to find your true calling. You are prepared to put your life on the line to fight for what you believe. When your body breaks down, you find another another way to create change. Hosted by Robbie Daymond.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Gobble - Get $50 off your first order by going to
  7. Elizabeth becomes a celebrity as Theranos breaks out of stealth mode and onto the main stage. The media can't get enough, and neither can many investors as Theranos Wellness Centers start popping up at Walgreens. To take advantage of the moment, Elizabeth spends millions on advertising, recruiting the same agency as Apple and even an Oscar-winning director. But real patients are now getting Theranos tests, and for some the results are shocking. Support this podcast with a review: ==================== Recommended listening: -- No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis: Rebecca speaks to bold and influential women about their paths to success, their choices and tradeoffs along the way, and their pitfalls and lessons learned. Conversations focus on practical advice and never-before-shared wisdom from across industries. Plus, Rebecca always asks her signature question "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" Apple Podcasts: | Google Podcasts: -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. Apple Podcasts: | Google Podcasts: -- Nightline: Listen to full episodes of ABC News' award-winning late-night news program. Apple Podcasts: | Google Podcasts: ==================== The Dropout is produced by Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn and is a product of ABC News Nightline & ABC Radio. More info:
  8. Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about why Laverne & Shirley should've been gay. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Lesbians incorporated! Laverne & Shirley are just two single working girls living together and barely ever having successful relationships with men. Do we smell a Boston marriage? Leigh and Ellie talk about the gayest intro sequence, the episode where Laverne & Shirley stay in the Honeymoon Suite together, how gay it is to work at a brewery and of course their kiss in an airplane when they both think they're going to die. We dedicate this episode to Penny Marshall because what greater tribute can we give to a feminist icon than to talk about how many young gay women fell in love with her iconic character. Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod). Support this show  See for privacy and opt-out information.
  9. The first episode of the third season. A frightening encounter, a beautiful road trip and a new chapter in my life.
  10. What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen without driving each other crazy? Ahead of Valentine's Day, we talk food and relationships with Dan Savage, who writes the sex advice column Savage Love and hosts the Savage Lovecast Podcast.Today's sponsors: Go to to start your free month of learning. Go to and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to to learn more.
  1. Honorable Mentions

  2. Some may think of beauty as frivolous and fun, but on this episode, we're examining a few of the ugly ways that its been used to project power.
  3. After a decade in New York working as a talent agent and a producer in fashion and a loss in her family, Kamey Butler sacrificed leaving her friends and familiar places to try to regain control the only way she knew how: She bought a one-way ticket to Cape Town. Original illustration by Payton Cosell Turner.
  4. Emma Pickett, author of The Breast Book and a former deputy head teacher says that girls and boys aren’t being taught properly about breasts. She joins Jane along with Ruby Stevenson from Brook, the sexual health and well being charity for young people, to talk about how children are informed and to give advice for parents.
  5. Independent radio producer Jonathan Zenti joins Jack and Freddie to talk about 99% Invisible, Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald's? and Ways of Hearing. Episode recommendations 99% Invisible — Usonia 1 Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald's? — Episode 5 Ways of Hearing — #6 NOISE Jonathan Zenti hosts and produces Meat podcast. He's @jonathanzenti on Twitter. We're @episode_party.
  6. From the 'eye of Sauron' building, to a deserted London town. The designer Hannah Cameron takes a walk back through the buildings that shaped her time living in China's biggest city. Presenter: James Ward Contributor: Hannah Cameron Producer: Luke Doran

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