Top Episodes This Week
Type-Two Fun Down Under
I loved listening to Kristin talking about the difference between tourism and travel and how the journey we want is rarely the journey we get. I also think conversations around language loss are really important right now. They're so important to the way we connect with each other, and our families, and have immense power over the way we see the world. It was really cool to hear recommendations for music that incorporates and revitalizes indigenous language, from Canada to Australia.
Chapter One: The Hearts
The Flower of the Cedar
If you’re like me and always looking for longform audio dramas, please consider The Flower of the Cedar! “For lovers of fantasy, mythology and fairy tales . . . or for dabblers in mysticism and the sacred feminine.” Host of the show, Kay ben-Avraham (a dear friend of mine), is the author of this beautiful novel and has decided to publish it in a lovely, unique way - through podcast! I’ve had the privilege of reading through the book already (it’s incredible) but hearing her narrate it is truly a gift. Please give it a listen!
1: The Cleaner
The Deca Tapes
One of my favorite shows of the new decade :). The scoring and story are excellent and flow really well. A 'lost in space' kind of piece that works really well in audio form.
Chapter 5: Gretchen Rubin on pinpointing personal patterns to perfecting our paths
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
I’ve been meaning to check this podcast out for some time and it was a great conversation between two smart, likeable people — but man, the ”two-ear” thing made my ears feel itchy inside! (You hear Neil in one ear and Gretchen in the other.) I found it distracting (not to mention alienating to folks with single-side deafness.) Still, I made it to the very end and learned so much, desire the ear-itation (sorry). I’m curious if other people found this cool or unpleasant?
Episode 132: Food for Thought
The History of English Podcast
Fascinating look at how some of our basic food words (like seasoning, flavour and cook) entered the English language. I’ve been following this podcast for years. The English language has shown remarkable powers of change and adaptation, and tells a story of waves of migration, invasion and economic disruption. If you think this isn’t relevant, listen to 99% Invisible’s episode 10,000 years. It asks the fundamental question: How do we warn the people 10,000 years in the future of the nuclear waste biohazard we have created if the language changes so rapidly that the average untrained person can no longer read texts that are 500 years old? https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/ten-thousand-years/
S7, Ep1 How to Fail: Andrew Scott
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day