May 16, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Discovered Laura Mvula after hearing a review of her album on All Things Considered yesterday afternoon while driving home from…MY JEOPARDY AUDITION! Immediately loved everything I heard from it, so added to my Spring 2013 playlist, which is getting pretty long by now:
We had a great time in Nashville. Such a great time that I didn’t even bother to grab my camera out of the trunk! So, no photos come next Tueday…wahhhh. We had a fabulous night out with stops at The Silly Goose, Jeni’s Splendid ice cream, and this bar.
I had a blast at the audition. They try to make it tons of fun and there were lots of very nice people to laugh and chat with. Getting to use a real Jeopardy buzzer? Definitely a dream come true….hahaha. Overall I feel pretty confident about my performance on the test, but you never know. Now it’s waiting game…I could be called to play any time within the next 18 months!
March 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Okay. So those are some podcasts that I truly enjoy almost every day. I learn a lot and I feel mentally stimulated. And then there are these:
I don’t like to say that I “hate-listen” to these shows, but I’m afraid it’s kind of true. Every week I find myself simultaneously annoyed and amused. They almost always incite a rant that begins with something “OMG I can’t believe these people!?!?!?!” So….WHY do I keep listening? I have lots of interest in the topics,, yet I often disagree so strongly with the hosts’ opinions that I find myself wanting to pull my hair out. It’s like being at a dinner party with no ability to interject and voice one’s opinion!
I mean, c’mon…an endorsement of banana pudding: “the ultimate summer dessert concoction of bananas, pudding, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream” or an in-depth analysis of Nicki Minaj’s judging technique on America Idol?!
However, it might not be so bad to listen to the viewpoints that differ from your own…I suppose it’s good for me…
Do you “hate-listen” to podcasts/talk radio?!? Am I the only one?!
November 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’m in love with this series of audio clips from NPR featuring filmmakers, actors, actresses, writers, etc talking about those movies they will watch again and again.
Of course, I’ll never pass up the opportunity to offer my two cents. This list is the official “You’ve Got Mail” memorial list:
When Harry Met Sally… Anne of Green Gables
Speed Only You
And NO, of course I could never pick just one. I could barely narrow it down to these!
November 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Happy Friday! Thank god, again. It’s been a rough week filled with no voice and yet another flare up of the sinus infection that will never die. Booooooo
NPR has got its groove back…except for all the Petraeus related coverage, but hey, I’ll take what I can get!
“Kushner’s ‘Lincoln’ Is Strange, but also Savvy”
Fresh Air — Thursday, November 15, 2012
How am I just now finding out that Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for Lincoln?! Crazy! Yeah, and I’m still not going.
“A Young Reporter Chronicles her Descent into Madness”
Fresh Air — Wednesday, November 14, 2012
OMG OMG Literally one of the craziest interviews I’ve ever heard. SO fascinating.
DoubleX Gabfest: the PetWell Edition
Slate — Thursday, November 15, 2012
“Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing”
NPR Music – November 16, 2012
So ready for the weekend–hope you have a good one!
November 3, 2012 § Leave a Comment
OMG. MAKE IT STOP. NPR—you are boring me silly. I cannot take anymore punditry, debating, and senseless political chatter. And of course there was all the Hurricane Sandy coverage, which I listened to interested, but wouldn’t recommend for listening…
Thank god for the Gomers, who start a new podcast season every Fall!
“Stretching in the Dairy Aisle”
Two Gomers Run for Their Lives – October 26, 2012
“Slate Spoiler Specials: “Cloud Atlas”
October 26, 2012
“Slate Culture Gabfest: Frankenfest Edition”
November 1, 2012
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – November 1, 2012
“Good Run, Bad Run, Scary Run”
Two Gomers Run for their Lives – November 2, 2012
August 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
“Top 10 Films of All Time”
One of my most standby podcasts…finally lay out their all-time top 10…very thorough as usual.
“First Listen: Gaby Moreno, ‘Postales’”
NPR All Songs Considered - August 19, 2012
“Bill Hader on Sketch Comedy, his love of Old Films”
Fresh Air – August 23, 2012
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – August 21, 2012
August 24, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Happy Friday! After learning some crazy crap last week, I’m trying to learn to like listening to Science Friday.
Also, I found it here this morning…beyond funny and so, so true.
Off to work now, then grocery shopping, then home. Not much scheduled for the weekend. Hoping I finally feel up to a motorcycle ride with Andrew!
July 27, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I am so excited for today’s edition of “Listen to This!”
The Louisville area now has its own local podcast! Woohoo! Twitter pals and bloggers Melissa and Linda are podcasting about life in Louisville at Louisville, Not Kentucky. It’s so fun to listen when I am familiar with the voices (or one voice, haven’t actually met Linda IRL…ha!) and the locales. I love podcasts and have often dreamed of doing one–it takes guts to put yourself out there and they are doing awesome!
Topics discussed on the first episode? Jungle Jim’s, bourbon, drag shows, Breaking Bad, and Romancing the Stone!! This was MADE for me! Ha!
Oh, and how adorable is their logo?!?! Designed by Kyle Ware.
“‘Breaking Bad’ And a Little Sad”
Pop Culture Happy Hour – July 20, 2012
“The Ripple Effect from rising food prices”
Talk of the Nation – July 25, 2012
“Christopher Beha, On Faith and Its Discontents”
Fresh Air – July 26, 2102
“It Was All A Dream (Or: Turns out spoilers are good for you)”
All Things Considered – July 26, 2012
“The xx perform live”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – July 27, 2012
July 8, 2012 § Leave a Comment
“Summer Cooking Tips from America’s Test Kitchen”
Fresh Air – July 3, 2012
“New Research on Carbs”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – July 5, 2012
“The Lure of the Open Road”
NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour – July 6, 2012
Props to both Far and Away and Forces of Nature–two of my most favorite Turkey Trash movies ever!
And…..that’s all I have for podcast recs. Between the midweek holiday and me finally upgrading to Spotify premium, there weren’t a lot of podcasts playing ’round here.
June 29, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I started “running” and spinning again this week. I’ll be honest, podcasts are not necessarily the best thing to listen to while sweating buckets on a spin bike, but I gotta multi-task people! It’s time to break out that little shuffle!
“Summer Music Preview: Premieres from Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers, and More”
NPR All Songs Considered — June 26, 2012
“Alec Baldwin: A ‘Rock’ throughout the Ages”
Fresh Air – June 25, 2012
“Ephron: From ‘Silkwood’ to ‘Sally,’ a Singular Voice”
Morning Edition – June 27, 2012
“Political Implications of Today’s Generation Gap”
The Diane Rehm Show — June 27, 2012
I love discussions and examinations of generations. This is a great–listened in the car and there was lots of looking at the radio and saying “YES!”
“Marcus Samuelsson: On Becoming a Top Chef”
Fresh Air – June 28, 2012
Love this guy, but also just love anytime one of the superstar chefs is interviewed. When is Top Chef coming back!?!?