Delicious Ingredients for Decmber 14, 2018

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Creation Date December 14th, 2018
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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 70 episodes for this podcast review recap - nine new shows for me this time, two of which made it on the best-of honorable mention list below.
  1. When I was young, we thought we were clever insulting others by calling them Richard Cranium. This is his story.Olivia Rosenman does a couple of podcasts, The Expressionists is all about words and phrases, and The History Lab Pod is an investigative history show.Matt Chun is an artist with stuff you can check out here.The Raccoon Club is a bar in Preston that also has a no kids rule. Getting rid of dickheads and kids you can pretty much guarantee an easy night out.Original music by Kent Sutherland.The song “Dickhead” was used with permission from LEVELZ. Follow them on Facebook, and get their stuff from Bandcamp.Thanks to all my interviewees, Claire Tonti, and Planet Broadcasting.Special thanks to Leila Brook for quality control and continued support.“Memetic Algorithm” was played with permission from Papercut. Check out the new album “Insentient”, and their Spotify.For more on the show...Website: humanordinary.comFacebook: @humanordinarypcPlanet Broadcasting: planetbroadcasting.comSponsors and promo codes...Harry's:  See for privacy and opt-out information.
  2. Carlo Nakar spent more than twenty years in the United States before he was called by God to return to the the Philippines. It happened during one of his first classes of grad school at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He looked into the rafters and asked, “Lord, what would be the hardest thing that you could ever ask me to do?” He received a verbal answer: “You should work with sexually trafficked girls in the Philippines.” At that time, Carlo was in grad school to find himself after a long stint working at a facility for abused and neglected kids. But he had stayed there too long and effectively burnt out from the secondary trauma of working with children who were sexually aggressive. He felt unfit to become a therapist. So it came as a surprise when God called him to work with sexually trafficked girls in the Philippines: “But I was called to do this. I have to show up.” Courtyard inside Samaritana. Photo by Carlo Nakar. Since receiving the call from God, Carlo accepted an internship at Samaritana in Quezon City, near his hometown of Manila, where human trafficking is prevalent. There he works with women who have been trafficked or worked as prostitutes. In this episode, Carlo tells the story of the first time he did street outreach in Quezon City on behalf of the organization. Courtyard inside Samaritana. Photo by Carlo Nakar. Stained glass at Samaritana. Photo by Carlo Nakar. Since recording his audio diaries, Carlo traveled to India to attend a conference hosted by the International Christian Alliance on Prostitution. He attended a presentation on OSEC (online sexual exploitation of children) and for a second time he felt called by God. He said he felt a sense of certainty that this is the work that he is uniquely prepared to do. After graduation, he intends to work as a therapist for children who have been sexually exploited online. Carlo Nakar and his contact juggling ball.  Photo by Carlo Nakar. Carlo’s been on HBM before, in one of our very first episodes. Listen to HBM008: Chuck Gets Circumcised. Bethany Denton produced this episode, and Jeff Emtman helped edited it. Music: The Black Spot | | | Circling Lights
  3. Mark creates a weekly hotline with his friend Richard, as they chat about showing up late to the dating scene, taking a chance on new love after loss, and the necessary grooming rituals in middle age. Become part of the team and support us on Patreon! Subscribe to our newsletter for monthly secrets, Facebook to meet our friends, Twitter to talk to us, and Instagram to look at pretty pics.
  4. In 1983, Susan Rogers moved thousands of miles from home to work with her favorite artist in the world: Prince. "He was unlike any human I'd ever known,” she says. A story about making remarkable things, together. We have new This is Love stickers in the store! This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit and use promo code THISISLOVE during checkout. Bombas Go to and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Everlane Get free shipping on your first order when you go to Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Quip Go to right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Sun Basket Go to today to learn more and to get $35 off your first order. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to
  5. A woman tries to live her life while a stalker pursues her for over a decade; and a former U.S. Navy sailor is haunted by the memory of a woman he killed when he discovers a song has been written about her death.
  6.   What most people outside Vermont know about Christine Hallquist is that she was the country’s first transgender gubernatorial candidate. But it’s not what she ran on–and it’s not even what was most interesting about her campaign. The day before election day, Christine and her team had just finished a fourteen-county Road to Victory Tour,  which involved going to places like Lunenburg, Vermont, population 1302. And this wasn’t her first visit to Lunenburg. Christine’s campaign focused on rural Vermont, on people in small towns in far flung places, and many of the towns she visited over the course of the campaign had never even seen a gubernatorial candidate before. In my book, that’s what made her candidacy special. Not to mention the fact that the odds were against her–no ones beaten a gubernatorial incumbent in VT in 56 years. I asked her if I could follow her around in the days leading up to the election. She said yes. And I did. I watched her planting Christine signs along Route 2. While she was at it, she righted a few sandwich board signs for Sunday night bingo that had blown over. She made countless calls and took credit card numbers from donors on the phone. I guess it’s possible that other gubernatorial candidates do all this. But I doubt it. Here’s Christine Hallquist in her final push for governor. Welcome. Thank Yous Thank you Teddy Waszazak, David Glidden, and Cameron Russell. Thank you Mark Davis for producing this show with me. Thank you John Van Hoesen for giving me the idea for this story. Phone by Cameron Russell.  
  7. *Please note that this episode contains explicit language*What makes a place home? Is it a place that feels like a refuge? Is it somewhere you sleep really, really well? Does it matter if it’s a place you’re not technically allowed to be? What if the place that feels like home lives only in your memory, like a perpetually interrupted dream? Michael Townsend has made and lost more than one home, but only one of them was born of a unique blend of grief, curiosity, imagination, and mischief.  And only one of them was accessed by crawling through a series of pitch black caverns in the bowels of a giant mall.
  8. Comedian Kelli Dunham was raised Evangelical, not Catholic, but she always knew she loved Jesus. So, at age 19, she decided become a nun, offering herself up in service to God and the Church. She tried to be obedient, following her strict order’s rules, but finally she realized that the Jesus she loved wasn’t the Jesus of the convent—and that her identity as a queer woman called her to find a new community.Hosted by Maeve Higgins. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and #MyBestBreakUpEpisode Sponsors:;, CODE: MyBestBreakUp
  1. Honorable Mentions

  2. We speak to a man who has given thousands of people new names, told them where they would live, and warned them they could never go back home. For more, check out Gerald Shur's book, WITSEC. We have new Criminal totes, as well as stickers, t-shirts, and other gifts in our shop. 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. Sponsors: Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout! Bombas Go to and you’ll get 20% off your first order. 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 Learn more at or download the Jet app to get started. Mancrates Buy one gift and get the second gift for 25% off at Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Quicken To get started, go to Quip Go to to get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Go to to save 25% Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. The Zebra Start saving at
  3. A caravan of migrants from Honduras reached the U.S. border a few weeks ago. Now, thousands are living in a camp in Tijuana, waiting to find out whether they'll be allowed in the country. We visited the camp to talk to women about what life is like in limbo -- caught between countries, separated from their families, with no idea what comes next.
  4. Israel Keyes is considered one of the most meticulous serial killers in American history. He had a fetish for missing people, and to this date, only one of his victims' remains have been located. This is your introduction to Israel and the journey True Crime Bullsh** will take us on.To learn more or sponsor the show:   Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Additional research by: Hannah Ostic and Haley GrayFeaturing: Dr. Katherine RamslandVoice work by Lanie HobbsTrue Crime Podcasters: Justin (Generation Why), Amanda (Wine & Crime), Haley (Murder Road Trip)True Crime Listeners: Renee, Stephanie, KendraMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, and KashkaSponsors: Podbean
  5. When Julie Schwietert Collazo heard that migrant families were being separated at the U.S.-Mexico, she wanted to do something to help. But how could she, just one person, thousands of miles away from the border, actually make a difference? Julie tells Alex how she found one tiny way that she could help—and how doing that one tiny thing turned into something much larger than she ever could have imagined.To learn more about Julie and Immigrant Families Together, check out immigrantfamiliestogether.comWithout Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg and produced by Molly Messick and Sarah Platt. Devon Taylor and Alex Blumberg edited this episode. The episode was mixed by Jarrett Floyd, Catherine Anderson and Peter Leonard. Music by Bobby Lord.Thanks to our sponsor, Cole Haan. You can hear more of Alex and other Gimlet hosts in conversation at, produced in partnership with Cole Haan.
  6. Leona Godin, Charlie Rucker, and Sam Blackman share stories about disabilities, an abortion fund, and a doctor's first hospital experience.
  7. Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.Today's work of "shock art:" Michelangelo's The Last Judgment.Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts!Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS:The Great Courses PlusKaboonkiAudibleShout out to Art and ObjectShout out to The Simple Sophisticate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  8. Y'all, we are on a mission to #FreeTheVibrator from society's ladylike hangups. Because even though women founders, designers, and engineers are increasingly claiming their space in today’s booming, $15-billion sex toy and sextech industries, the biz behind the buzz is an obstacle course of prudery, sexual double standards, and whole lotta dicks. Polly Rodriguez, co-founder of the sexual wellness start-up Unbound, talks to Cristen and Caroline about the unexpected kinks of being a boss babe with vibrator career goals and what still stands between us and the good vibes our bodies deserve. Check out our Spotify playlist "Feelin Your Unladylike Self" here: US: What are your Unladylike New Year's Resolutions? Email us at or call our hotline - 262-8-GALPAL. Got a pep talk request? Send those in, too!Hear our new bonus episodes about the best books to give as gifts on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code ""UNLADYLIKE"" at for a free month trial.Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space is available now, wherever books and audiobooks are sold. **Signed copies** are available at Unladylike on social @unladylikemedia. Subscribe to our newsletter at This episode is brought to you by Bumble BFF [], Living Proof [ with code UNLADYLIKE], Warby Parker [], Fossil [] and FabFitFun [ with code UNLADYLIKE].
  9. Laura Krantz is a veteran public radio editor and producer. So how did she end up in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, eyeballing some giant ground nests… that might have been made by Bigfoot? You can place the blame squarely on the shoulders of a guy named Grover. He was a tenured professor of anthropology at Washington State University and one of world’s preeminent experts on Sasquatch. And it turns out that Grover is also Laura’s long-lost cousin. How could she not do a story about this guy? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

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