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Huh, I thought we already had this category.
Well, anyway.

I stopped listening to Invisibilia halfway during Season 2. They do thematic seasons. Like an album or something and I loved Season 1 but Season 2 was meh.

Today I was feeling very anxious and just shut off the news podcasts and saw that there was a new season of Invisibilia.

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Two Heartbeats A Minute

Shoot. I can't find a summary to copy and paste.
But it is about Climate Change, Animal Communication, Machine Learning, Language, and Whale Songs.
Super cool!

One of the premises is that as we understand animals we connect with them. And when we connect with them then we want to make sure they don't go extinct or killed or eaten.
 
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Have been listening to The Minimalists Podcasts from YouTube.

This one is the most recent:


How to be safe, give yourself creative time, self-regulate and live mindfully while this coronavirus situation makes everyone insane.
 
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I like the idea of slowing down, and thus slowing the process of climate change. I have a deep connection to forests... I used to pretty much live in this huge forest, that I called simply "home". The forest doesn't exist anymore, only fractures of it remains.

The Invisibilia Podcast reminded me of many things, including this amazing dream tiny home that I saw sometime ago:
 

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I love watching Living Big in a Tiny House - it is a weekly treat for me.

I have also noticed that many of the owners of tiny homes are vegan, you can tell by what they have in their pantry and fridge.

That particular episode you mentioned above it amazing and shows what a human can live without when we choose. I think many of us will be finding that out over the next while. We had always hoped to be riding out any apocolyptic scenario in a country home and we were almost there.... now it will be delayed for a couple of years I think. Unless property prices drop as much as the stock market has.

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I regularly listen to The Minimalists.

I am going to listen to Esther Perel - Where Should We Begin. It's about love and relationships and she is a therapist. It's not my usual type of thing but I saw a TED talk with her and she seemed quite interesting.
 
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I usually listen to News Podcasts. Up First, The Daily, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Daily Show...
But today I didn't want to hear anything more about people dying in hospitals.
I recently found that both Radio Lab and Things You Missed In History Class were adding more shows to their streams because of all the people who are sheltering in place.

On my walk today I listened to a real interesting TYMIHC titled Butter vs Margarine. ( a classic re-run) And it wasn't what you would have guessed. It's a deep dive into both the history of butter and margarine. And how the dairy industry and the government had a "really weird preoccupation with protecting people from margarine". And this was way before trans fat. People going to jail because they smuggled margarine across state lines. Margarine taxes. and Supreme Court rulings. Interesting and entertaining.
 

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I started listening to (and watching) a podcast by Lewis Howes last night. I have watched him a few times before. It was called Health doctors share the 8 risk factors that destroy your health. They had a cardiac doctor saying what foods we should be eating. One of them was fish oil but he said the vegan algae one was a substitute. I take that supplement.

There were a few different health specialists talking and one of them said how certain chemicals are still allowed into food in the US but banned in Europe. I will watch the end of it today.
 
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Discovered a podcast today.
Not sure why I didn't know about it earlier. They start their second season in March.
Its from the NYT
Its called Still Processing.

Still Processing is about culture in the broadest sense. That means television, film, books, music — but also race, the culture of work, dating, the internet and how those all fit together.
 
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I listened to the first series of Serial the other day and have just binge-listened (if that is a thing?) to the first series of In the Dark today.

In the Dark, Season 1 (Jacob Wetterling) | Podcast | APM Reports
Hadn't heard of In The Dark.

I've listened to all the seasons of serial. They are all great.

Also from This American Life is S-Town.

Here is a good list of binge worthy podcasts. I didn't like Dirty John. I did like Bag Man.
 
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I think In the Dark was as good as Serial. :) I keep thinking I've started off with the two best ones and they are only going to go downhill from here.

I did read about S-Town too. I might listen to that today.
 
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Just listened to this on my afternoon walk.

Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities
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Short Wave producer Berly McCoy how honey helps keep bees resilient and what role it may play in saving them.
Listen on Apple Podcasts: ‎Short Wave: Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities on Apple Podcasts

Short wave is a short daily science based podcast. I don't listen to it every day but it does supply with me an alternative to current events when I get sick of them. This episode is not about us eating honey but bees eating honey. It turns out that for Bees - honey is medicine. So another reason for people to leave honey for the bees. It's also another indictment again monoculture farming.
 
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Just listened to The Return of Alpha Gal.

Interesting on many levels: science; medicine; and ethics.

Tuck your napkin under your chin. We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops - with a side of genetic modification.​
Several years ago we told a story about Amy Pearl. For as long as she could remember, Amy loved meat in all its glorious cuts and marbled flavors. And then one day, for seemingly no reason, her body wouldn’t tolerate it. No steaks. No brisket. No weenies. It made no sense: why couldn’t she eat something that she had routinely enjoyed for decades?​
It turned out Amy was not alone. And the answer to her mysterious allergy involved maps, a dancing lone star tick, and a very particular sugar called Alpha Gal.​
In this update, we discover that our troubles with Alpha Gal go way beyond food. We go to NYU Langone Health hospital to see the second ever transplant of a kidney from a pig into a human, talk to some people at Revivicor, the company that bred the pig in question, and go back to Amy to find out what she thinks about this brave new world.​
 
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I'm not planning on listening to this but for you Christmas nuts you might want to check this out. It's free and available on many sites.

The Columbus Civic Theater has created a radio play based on its stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ popular novella, A Christmas Carol. Due to the pandemic, the Civic’s annual production could not be presented this year. Defying fate, Carol’s director, Kerry Shanklin, has adapted the work into a radio play, which will be available for download on December 1st from this website, and other sites. The recording, which has been funded by the Civic’s donors and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is free to all. With a firm foundation in the original work, published in 1862, the radio play uses favorite performers from previous productions, sound effects, and carols. Narrated by Harold Yarborough (Hoke, Driving Miss Daisy) and featuring Tracy Tupman (Macduff, Macbeth) as Ebenezer Scrooge, the cast includes Abby Dorn, Vicky Welsh Bragg, Britt Kline, Scott Douglas Wilson, Max Muir, Sam Bermudez, Todd Taylor, Frannie Mamlin, and Macao Bermudez as Tiny Tim. In June of this year, the Columbus Civic Theater was forced to close its theater located in Clintonville. After 11 years and 94 productions, the non-profit is searching for a new home and a capital fundraiser has been set up. Visit us at: The Columbus Civic Theater