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serena echoed 86 - Toussaint LOuverture - The Black Napoleon who Freed Haitis SlavesSep 6th

This podcast features short bios on lots of interesting historical figures, but this one is about a lesser-known but equally important person. Toussaint LOuverture was a free slave who led the only successful large-scale slave revolt in history, conquering and eventually becoming ruler of the society that had enslaved him.

86 - Toussaint LOuverture - The Black Napoleon who Freed Haitis Slaves

Biographics: History One Life at a Time

serena echoed IntrudersAug 21st

Best story I've heard in ages. Proof that anyone can change. @aliceko this is surprising, inspiring and absolutely worth a listen!

Intruders

Rough Translation

serena echoed Episode 291: Hidden Cooks in the White HouseAug 21st

The role of African Americans in the White House is unfortunately a lesser known aspect of U.S. history, from running the White House kitchen operations to feeding many American presidents, their families, visiting politicians and international guests.

Episode 291: Hidden Cooks in the White House

A Taste of the Past

serena echoed How Tech Companies Track Your Every Move & Sell Your DataAug 20th

@aliceko so much surprising and shocking info. Please listen to the first 30-ish minutes! And then remove some Chrome extensions!

How Tech Companies Track Your Every Move & Sell Your Data

Fresh Air

serena echoed Episode 318: Sustainable Culinary TravelAug 19th

If you travel for food or call yourself a foodie, consider this an invitation!

Episode 318: Sustainable Culinary Travel

A Taste of the Past

serena echoed The Beauty in the End Aug 15th

@aliceko this is really worth a listen. I downloaded the book to keep forever, as it sounds like a very valuable reference/resource to have on hand.

The Beauty in the End

The goop Podcast

serena echoed Episode 119: A History of Peanut Butter with Author Jon KrampnerAug 12th

As a peanut butter addict, I had to listen to this. I was surprised to learn the round-about way that peanuts got to North America: originally grown by the Incas in the foothills of the Andes, peanuts were then brought by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors to Africa, and then African slaves brought peanuts to North America. Just one of many interesting facts in this episode.

Episode 119: A History of Peanut Butter with Author Jon Krampner

A Taste of the Past

serena echoed 218 Peter G. Rose, How the Dutch Brough Us Santa, Presents, & TreatsAug 12th

Who knew that the Dutch Sinterklaas was the inspiration for the North American Santa Claus of today? And pretty crazy how many foods that are considered to be quintessentially American actually come from the Dutch influence in the US: doughnuts, apple pie, cookies, pancakes, coleslaw...

218 Peter G. Rose, How the Dutch Brough Us Santa, Presents, & Treats

Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

serena echoed Episode 319: Food of the Republic of GeorgiaAug 11th

@aliceko does Paul listen to podcasts? Is he on Podyssey? He may want to listen to this if he needs a primer on dishes to try and the culinary traditions.

Episode 319: Food of the Republic of Georgia

A Taste of the Past

serena echoed Kimchi and CornbreadAug 10th

There is so much more to the South, which this story perfectly exemplifies.

Kimchi and Cornbread

Gravy

serena echoed How food is starring on the big screenAug 10th

@aliceko check this interview with the director of the movie The Farewell".

How food is starring on the big screen

Good Food

serena echoed Remembering Jonathan Gold (1960-2018)Aug 10th

I admired and loved Jonathan Gold. He used his platform as a food critic to open people's eyes to new types of food, while at the same time helping smaller restaurants get the attention they deserve.

Remembering Jonathan Gold (1960-2018)

Good Food

serena echoed Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 1Aug 10th

This is one of my fave real life, story style podcast episodes ever. @aliceko if you are in the mood for something of this type, you may like this.

Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 1

The Sporkful

serena echoed Saint Helena (S3.04)Aug 7th

This podcast is quite unusual...it explores the history of the world's least known countries, regions and places.

Saint Helena (S3.04)

80 Days: An Exploration Podcast

serena echoed Life and love and the moment, by Arianna HuffingtonAug 6th

Interesting new use of the podcast medium to both entertain and enhance mindfulness. @aliceko this new podcast format may be of interest?

Life and love and the moment, by Arianna Huffington

Meditative Story

serena echoed A Dramatic CureJul 31st

This episode focuses on the placebo effect. Fascinating discoveries, such as how patients reported better outcomes when they saw doctors who had secretly been coached by the lead researcher of this study to spend 20 seconds "thinking" about what the client told them before giving the client their diagnosis. It talks about really interesting research from Ted Capchuck, who is focusing on placebo research at Harvard.

A Dramatic Cure

Hidden Brain

serena echoed How to hack your way out of aging Jul 31st

I found this fascinating. Especially the discussion about the ethical implications if the world's population were to live longer and put even more strain on our planet's already limited resources.

How to hack your way out of aging

Should This Exist?

serena echoed You 2.0: The Empathy GymJul 31st

Brilliant! Great interview with Jamil Zaki, an empathy researcher. @aliceko this is worth a listen!

You 2.0: The Empathy Gym

Hidden Brain