Audible Feast's Fall Faves

A curated episode list by Audiblefeast
Creation Date September 18th, 2019
Updated Date Updated March 2nd, 2020
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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

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 TeamCoco.com.This episode is sponsored by Mercari (www.mercari.com), Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.af code: CONAN), Athletic Greens (www.athleticgreens.com/conan), Campaign Monitor (www.campaignmonitor.com/CONAN), Robinhood (www.conan.robinhood.com), State Farm (call 1-800-STATE-FARM), HotelTonight (www.hoteltonight.com), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/CONAN).
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
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 - thepodcastdigest@gmail.com.  Or even the site - Podcast Digest.
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 earhustlesq.com, 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.
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 passengerlist.org 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 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 bit.ly/HilariousWorldBook. Support our show today at hilariousworld.org/donate.
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 CoolMomPicks.com. Leave us a 5-star review and tell a friend about us. 
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 privateeyez.com, 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 VMIpod.com/1-05. 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 PRX.org. Bye Troy! BYE!!
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.
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.
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
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 longestshortesttime.com! 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.
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
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?
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)
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 nytimes.com/thedaily. 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.
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…)
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 athttps://flick.group/lastday.Last Day contains strong language, mature themes, and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/last-day/.Last Day is presented by www.newchapter.com.Terrible, Thanks for Asking Episode #12: Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

October Listening

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 Halshack.com)Voting 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!!
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 preachpod.org
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 [...]
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 (www.colorandco.com code: MOBQUEENS) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/mobqueens code: MOBQUEENS).
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 thriva.co 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 acast.com/privacy
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.
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 roughtranslation@npr.org
The story begins with a moan.
It's time to dive into one of the most delicious aspects of Philly and that is the best places to eat. We will break them down by food type (hello cheesesteaks) and by location so that you can eat your way through Philly easily. Loosen that belt, get comfy, and start planning your epic foodie trip! In This Episode03:30 Cheesesteaks12:30 Best Of The Best21:00 Fishtown Area30:25 Old City34:25 Center City37:30 South Philly41:20 Reading Terminal Market Important LinksCheesesteaksPat's King of SteaksGeno's Pizza & CheesesteaksJohn's Roast PorkDalessandro's Steak & HoagiesWoodrow's (on South Street)Campo's Philly Cheesesteaks (on Market St)Carmen's Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks (in Reading Terminal Market)Best of the BestJohn's Roast PorkZahavSurayaPizzeria BeddiaMiddle ChildLa ColombeReading Terminal MarketFishtownSurayaPizzeria BeddiaCake LifeGood Spoon SouperyLoco Pez Bottle Bar EastMemphis TaproomHelmWm. Mulherin's SonsHirokiOld CityZahavLucha CartelThe Continental Restuarant & Martini BarHigh Street MarketThe Bourse Food HallCenter CityKanella's GrillSpice FinchIndeblue RestaurantSouth PhillyFrancoluigi's Italian ResturantLa Mula TercaHardenaReading Terminal Market Bassett’s Ice CreamBeiler’s DonutsDiNic’s Roast PorkMiller’s Twist Soft PretzelsBeck’s Cajun CafeHerschel’s East Side DeliFamous Local InstitutionsPhilly Soft Pretzel FactoryWawa
Love is like... a rollercoaster. Highs, lows, and UGH WHY DID WE SIGN UP FOR THIS? Here's one couple's ride. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLE Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Grove Collaborative - grove.co/thanks
It took a long time for singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham to get to some stability in his life. Growing up, his parents had problems with drugs and alcohol, creating a lifestyle that kept the family constantly on the move or on the run all over the Southwest. Speaking of instability, his main outlet during childhood was riding bulls on the rodeo circuit. As he grew up, he tried to leave his past behind to be a traveling musician. When Ryan's parents died, he finally had to confront all that had happened. All the while, he was writing songs about all of it. You can pre-order John's book at bit.ly/HilariousWorldBook. Follow us on Twitter: @THWofD Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thwod Support our show today: hilariousworld.org/donate
Only 1% of the people who jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge survive. Kevin Hines was that 1%. From the moment his feet left the bridge he knew he didn’t want to die. Surviving that leap sent him into a psychiatric ward. That’s where he met his wife Margaret. She loved him for his honesty and his bravery and how he wasn’t afraid to show the parts of him that were still broken. Kevin still lives with mental illness. He still lives with suicidal inclinations. But every time those thoughts even begin to creep into his brain he turns to Margaret and says—“I need help now.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Video games are often blamed for time-wasting and violence, but there’s a group of people proving this stereotype wrong. We meet the scientists behind a game designed to speed up finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and we speak to a teenager who plays it because “it’s something I can do to help people in my spare time”. Citizen science projects like this have had some remarkable successes, and gamers have been credited with significant research such as figuring out the structure of a protein that shares similarities with HIV. Fans of this model believe gaming has a huge part to play in the future of problem solving. Produced by Kathleen Hawkins (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In honor of LGBTQ month and National Coming Out Day, Erica Kelley (Southern Fried True Crime), Tawny Platis (The Dirty Bits), Tommy Estlund (The Curiosity Hour), and I discuss our favorite songs from LGBTQ artists. We laugh, we cry, we discuss puppy love, coming out, and trans anthems. Music Featured:• 1950 by King Princess (Tommy) • Animal by Troye Sivan (Josh) • Breathe Me by Sia (Tawny) • Cloud On My Tongue by Tori Amos (Erica) • Don't Run Away, Emilie by Torres (Josh) • Call It Off by Tegan + Sara (Tawny) • I Am Her by Shea Diamond (Tommy) • Freedom 90 by George Michael (Erica)
Carvell Wallace is a podcast host and has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. He is the co-author, with Andre Iguodala, of The Sixth Man. “So much of my life experience coalesces into things that are useful… All those years that I was obsessing over this that or the other thing, all the weird stuff that I would do, all the weird things that happened to me, all the places I found myself in that I didn’t want to be in but were interesting - this is all part of what makes me the writer that I am today.” Thanks to Mailchimp, Pitt Writers, Native, and Villains for sponsoring this week's episode. @carvellwallace carvellwallace.com [02:15] Slate's Mom and Dad are Fighting Podcast [02:21] Season One of Closer Than They Appear Podcast [02:35] The Sixth Man: A Memoir (Blue Rider Press • 2019) [05:09] Episode One of Finding Fred [09:17] Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (Bradbury Press • 1970) [09:35] Purple Rain (1984) [09:40] The Karate Kid (Scholastic • 1984) [10:24] “The Two Lives of Michael Jackson” (New Yorker • 2015) [27:55] “How to Parent on a Night Like This” (Huffington Post • 2014) [32:24] Wallace's Pitchfork archive [32:30] “On Kendrick Lamar and Black Humanity” (Pitchfork • 2015) [34:11] “Thelonious Monk: So Plain Only the Deaf Can Hear” (Pitchfork • 2016) [38:00] Wallace's MTV archive [40:09] “The Roots of Cowboy Music” (MTV • 2017) [46:01] “The Negro Motorist Green Book and Black America's Perpetual Search for a Home” (The Toast • 2016) [50:28] “Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make this Country Great” (GQ • 2017) [50:29] “Samuel L. Jackson Operates Like He Owns the Place. (He Does.)” (Esquire • 2019) [50:57] “Steph Curry and the Warriors' Astonishing Season” (New Yorker • 2016) [55:36] “The Spirit of Miles Bridges” (ESPN • 2017) [1:02:07] Why Me? (Closer Than They Appear • 2017) [1:04:54] Working (Pantheon • 1974) [1:06:36] “How Do We Measure the Value of a Life?” (MTV • 2016)
Kiese grew up in Oxford, Mississippi —the only child of a single mother, a black boy who struggled with weight. His childhood and adolescence were marked by two daily assaults: that of American racism, and America’s obsession with weight.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Renowned astronomer and science commentator Michelle Thaller shares a story about cosmic awe and deep connection — both to our fellow human beings and to the universe around us.Sign up for the Meditative Story newsletter.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.Read the transcript for this episode.
Singing with others is a powerful form of expression. That's why the composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. In this episode, we hear how a choir can unite people from different backgrounds to achieve a common goal - creating beautiful music.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k.Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 complete hair kit.Check out SONOS at sonos.com.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/virtualchoir

November Selections

At work, strong women are thought of as unlikeable. Warm women are rarely seen as leaders. And, the more successful a woman becomes, the less others like her — just because. Alicia takes a deep dive into these frustrating realities in her new book, “The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are.” Our executive producer, Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, joins her to look at the effects of internalizing these demands, the cultural challenges Latinas navigate, and how, together, we can battle these outdated expectations.Love the show? Show your love and become a Latina to Latina insider here!
“Gene” says it started because he wanted to be a veterinarian. So he took a job as a research associate at a vivarium that studied cancer drugs. He was often alone in the lab at night with hundreds or thousands of research animals around him.  The monkeys were his favorite, especially the rhesus macaques. He loved to give them treats, play movies and Celine Dion for them. And sometimes he’d lean up against the cages to let his monkey friends groom him. He knew the work would be hard, but he believed his  was justified because the primate research helped people in the long run. In his two years at the lab, Gene radiated a lot of monkeys.  He and his colleagues studied the deteriorating effects of radiation and the side effects of experimental cancer drugs seeking FDA approval. Once a monkey became too sick and lethargic, it was Gene’s job to euthanize them. He would hold them as they died and tell them he was sorry.  After one study with a particularly high radiation doses, Gene found himself alone again in a lab late at night, euthanizing more monkeys and thinking to himself, “Those were my friends... Those were my fucking friends.” These words became the screamed lyrics to the unfinished, unpublished song that Gene performs in this episode. Gene left the job shortly after writing the song, but he still works in medical research. He no longer performs euthanizations.  Gene says that the monkeys enjoyed watching this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.  An island in South Carolina where rhesus macaques are bred for scientific study
Chris chats with a variety of swingers about all things swinging lifestyle, including three couples with lifestyle podcasts of their own: Bomber and Belle from the Black N Kinky Lifestyle podcast, Richard and Lauren from the Room 77 podcast and Angela and Bradford from By the Bi. The owners of two lifestyle clubs, Club SINZ in Massachusetts and The New Mexico Clubhouse, also join the conversation. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at chris@sexwithstrangersshow.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. And message him on Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if any of the above links are not compatible with your podcast platform.
Say you get along especially well with a colleague. You find yourself hanging out at each other’s desks, texting instead of emailing, meeting up for lunch over the weekend—you’re friends. That’s all well and good…until work puts your friendship to the test. Maybe you disagree over how to approach a project (and hesitate to tell her), or you want to offer her an assignment (but worry how that would come off to others), or she scores a promotion (that you wanted). We talk through some of the conflicts that frequently come up between friends at work with two researchers who’ve studied these relationships. They give advice on how to respectfully set boundaries and face stressful moments. We also hear from two women who became friends at work and have stayed friends long after they stopped being coworkers. Our HBR reading list: “What to Do When a Work Friendship Becomes Emotionally Draining,” by Amy Gallo “Why Work Friendships Go Awry, and How to Prevent It,” by Art Markman “Having Work Friends Can Be Tricky, but It’s Worth It,” by Emma Seppälä and Marissa King “Work Friends Make Us More Productive (Except When They Stress Us Out),” by David Burkus Sign up to get the Women at Work monthly newsletter. Email us: womenatwork@hbr.org Join us for a live episode taping in Boston on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The event is free, but you need to register to get in. Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network.
Stephanie Wittels Wachs has a daughter born hearing impaired, which is how she found out insurance didn't cover hearing aids for kids. Those start at $6,000 and only last a few years. Stephanie teamed up with a few other moms to change Texas law... and won.Stephanie is a terrific storyteller. She's the author of Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful, a memoir about grieving her brother, Harris Wittels, a writer for TV comedies like Parks and Recreation, who died of a heroin overdose.... and she is the host of the new podcast Last Day, which uses her brother's story as a starting point for a deep and smart and very-human look at the opioid crisis. Highly recommend: https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/last-dayP.S. This podcast, An Arm and a Leg, is a finalist for a very-strange, very-approriate award: Best True Crime show of 2019. Because not all crimes are against the law. Let 'em know: Go vote for us right now — voting closes November 18: https://awards.discoverpods.com/finalists/Also: We'd love it if you support this show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/armandalegshow Thanks! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
When money, death and grief mix there’s no playbook for what to do. And for years, one young man has been stuck. This episode deals with depression and suicide. If you or someone you know needs to talk, call 1-800-273-8255 or text “TALK” to 741741.

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