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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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