Recent Listens (July 16 - July 29)

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Creation Date July 29th, 2020
Updated Date Updated November 27th, 2020
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A list of notable podcast episodes that I've listened to in the last two weeks. For more of my podcast recommendations, visit
  1. EPISODE CONTENTSAMUSE-BOUCHE: Unlucky numbersA QUESTION OF ETIQUETTE: People who don't ask any questionsQUESTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS: Is it OK to steal someone's baby name? What do you do if you're asked to chaperone a children's birthday party but your own child isn't invited? PSA: Garnishing food without consent.VENT OR REPENT: Ignoring emails, buttering dinner rollsCORDIALS OF KINDNESS: Mutual admirationTHINGS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOWAlitalia Seat MapsBrega FunkAfghan StarNick in North KoreaChuck E. CheeseMuseum of Science in BostonSaint BarthélemyYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO...Subscribe and rate us 5 stars on Apple PodcastsCall, text, or email us your questionsFollow us on InstagramVisit our official websiteSign up for our newsletterBuy some fabulous official merchandiseCREDITSHosts: Nick Leighton & Leah BonnemaProducer & Editor: Nick LeightonTheme Music: Rob Paravonian
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  2. There are certain parts of motherhood that you can count on: sleepless nights, self-doubt, unpredictable emotions, complete and total heartbreak. And you know what? You’d do it all again. To learn more about Impact Missions: Read the transcript for this episode here. 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 And check out our sponsors this week: Yarlap: promo code TTFATalkspace: promo code TTFA
  3. In 2017 Ben Perez goes to a Mojave Desert resort for a free vacation and ends up signing away his life savings. Turns out Ben is one of tens of thousands to believe a version of this dream over the past 60 years.
  4. When you are in the drive-through or waiting for a train to pass, is it better to turn off your car’s engine or let it idle? This episode begins with an explanation and advice on when it becomes more efficient to turn off your car. You are thinking thoughts all day long. That’s what humans do – we think. Sometimes though, your thoughts get in the way. They can become toxic and ruin your day, they can mess up your perception of the world and interfere with relationships. Here to discuss how to take control of your thoughts and see them for what they really are is Andrea Bonior, PhD. Andrea is a journalist, who writes the popular "Baggage Check" advice column for the Washington Post. She serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and she is author of the book, Detox Your Thoughts: Quit Negative Self-Talk for Good and Discover the Life You've Always Wanted ( If you share a bed, how far apart do the two of you sleep? Listen as I discuss why the distance apart and the direction you face while in bed may say a lot about the state of your relationship.  Do you take good care of your skin? What are the most important things to do – or not do - to keep your skin healthy and looking good? Monty Lyman, M.D., is a doctor in at Oxford University and author of the book The Remarkable Life of the Skin ( He joins me to explain the latest research and best practices to take care of your skin and keep it looking young. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  5. Remember that time you were stuck in traffic for more than an hour?  Imagine if that lasted a whole day.  Or two.  Or twelve!  Today we look at a biblical traffic jam, ships stranded for years, and flight delays like you wouldn't believe. 00:56 Beijing 12-day jam 10:32 8 years in the Suez canal 17:29 Our no-fly list Read the full script and find sources. Support the show. Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Join the discussion. Music by Kevin MacLeod
  6. Three billion birds have gone missing in North America over the past 50 years. Or is that fake news? J. Courtney Sullivan, the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including her most recent, Friends and Strangers, tells the stories of two sisters forever connected by birds and forever divided by politics. Narrated by Cindy Katz. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford. Learn more about your ad-choices at

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