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Currently: 5/21/14 - The Podcasts Post!

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Currently: 5/21/14 - The Podcasts Post!

It's time for a "currently" post - the podcast version:

  1. A Cast of Kings: David Chen and Joanna Robinson discuss Game of Thrones in a manner that's intelligent and introspective from a film-enthusiast's perspective. Think: discussions on cinematography, or music chosen for any particular scene. Each Game of Thrones episode is discussed in depth and is compared to the books, without any spoilers.
  2. Mad Men Happy Hour:  Jim and A.Ron of The Bald Move Network provides episode recaps and analysis that's both smart and hilarious. My personal fave moments of this podcast have always been when Jim and A.Ron analyze a Mad Men episode scene that's truly "wtf": crass and witty.
  3. Game of Thrones Podcast: Also done by Jim and A.Ron of The Bald Move Network. Whereas A Cast of Kings is spoiler-free, this podcast has a spoiler section at the end of each podcast episode, where A.Ron goes in-depth with the books, as well as any tinfoil theories that may be floating around Reddit.
  4. Cast of Thrones: This particular Game of Thrones podcast isn't for everyone - just imagine a group of friends (who have read the G.R.R. Martin books) talking about an episode of GoT immediately after viewing it.
  5. Fighting In The War Room: This GoT podcast are for those who are caught up with the books, or who don't mind being spoiled. The main focus of this podcast is not to discuss every scene of a GoT episode in depth, but rather, to really delve into the books when certain scenes of an episode are discussed.

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Currently: 5/16/14

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Currently: 5/16/14

1. Death, Sex & Money: Anna Sale's podcast about "the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation." 

2. NPR's "This American Life": Many years ago, I used to make the long commute from the East Bay to the South Bay for work. During those commutes, I would listen to National Public Radio's "This American Life", which made the grueling commute so much more bearable.

3. How to make Shoyu Ramen - from scratch. 

4. The Mind of a Chef: The first season, featuring Chef David Chang, is now available on Netflix. The second season, which featured Chefs Sean Brock and April Bloomfield, has ended. Season 3, which takes viewers inside the minds of Chefs Ed Lee and Magnus Nilsson, will begin airing on PBS in early September.

http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/the-mind-of-a-chef/ Chang explains how to make fish sauce, a common, but rotten ingredient in many tasty dishes.

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Currently: 5/7/14

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Currently: 5/7/14

What I'm currently enjoying, sharing, etc etc:

  1. http://www.viralnova.com/funny-true-graphs - TRUTH.
  2. Ona Bags for Photographers: In looking through Looking Glass Photo & Camera's online section for bags, cases, and straps, these Ona bags have me DROOLING. I especially love the Union Street bag in the color Smoke.
  3. Caroline Hirons on YouTube: Caroline Hirons, a skincare specialist who keeps a great blog here, now has a YouTube channel. Which is GREAT, considering that the thing I love most about Ms. Hirons is her no-nonsense delivery of information and humor. Oh, British humor, how I love thee.
  4. Shameless Fripperies: Karima McKimmie is a gorgeous young lady from Australia who shares her knowledge on makeup on her blog and on YouTube. Now, I may be biased since I'm married to an Aussie, but what stands Shameless Fripperies out from the rest of the makeup blogosphere (and there is a shit-ton of those blogs out there), is that Ms. McKimmie gives her opinions on brands etc. in a manner that's sincere, genuine, and removed of any current trend. If you read enough of those blogs out there, it may begin to seem like most are talking about the same exact thing at the same time, trying so hard to be "smart" and "cool" and not really having an opinion of their own. Ms. McKimmie pays no mind to any of that, and she doesn't try to be smart and cool, because...she just is.
  5. Schierke Artists: This is a site that I visit often, and it never fails to provide inspiration and awe. An agency that manages photographers, illustrators, creatives, and stylists, Schierke's online showcase of work is a dream.

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