Top New Shows: Week of 1/13/14

1. The Album Leaf - The Outer Banks

Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf takes apart The Outer Banks, a song he recorded in Iceland with members of Sigur Ros accompanying him. He reveals how the melody of the song was made from a glockenspiel, violin, and Moog synthesizer; and he talks about the importance of letting go of control during the recording process.

2. Starting a CSA

Welcome to the debut of Just Food Stories! Meet your hosts, Jacquie Berger and Alison Cayne. Jacquie is the Executive Director of Just Food, a NYC nonprofit that connects farmers and communities with the resources and support they need to make fresh, healthy, locally grown food accessible to all. Alison is the founder of Haven’s Kitchen, a cooking school, specialty food shop and event space in Manhattan. On this first episode of Just Food Stories, Jacquie and Alison are talking about starting CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs in New York City with Paula Lukats, CSA Program Manager for Just Food, and Dawn Rizzo of Staten Island CSA. Tune into this episode to learn why CSAs bring communities together and provide stable income for farmers. How can NYC residents start a CSA program in their neighborhood through Just Food? Later, Dawn talks about her role in starting two CSAs on Staten Island, and how the idea has spread throughout the borough. How are CSAs intrinsically linked with social justice? Find out on the first episode of Just Food Stories!

3. Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?

What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game. Then again, when the game is "massively multiplayer thumb-wrestling," what else would you expect?

4. The Naughty Side of Entertainment

Nigerian Singer and self-proclaimed bad girl, Maheeda joins Toni Payne on this episode of Everything Toni Payne to discuss the topic, “Is Africa Ready for the Naughty Side of Entertainment?”. She opens up on some of the challenges she has faced, some of which include sexual harassment from a fan.

5. Lodro Rinzler

This week on The One You Feed we have Lodro Rinzler. He is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of the books "The Buddha Walks into a Bar" and "Walk Like a Buddha". Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout North America.

6. The Biggest Areas of Focus In Your Life

In this episode, Adam discusses the importance of your top four priorities: Faith, Relationships, Career and Goals.

7. The Caucacity of Cheese

New Year, New Things: Mero and Day-zeus (for the Latinos) are back for 2014 to take on HBO's "Girls", getting curved on Tinder, Hypebeast apples, French cheese, Jameis "R.N." Winston, "Coke Boyz 4", and Dominican cab drivers. CAUCACITY!

8. One Run for Boston

US Justice Department approves grant money for Boston Marathon bombing victims and first responders. One more One Run for Boston. It is Marathon weekend in Houston. And North Carolina bands are wanted to rock the course at the Rock n Roll Raleigh marathon.

9. A Medicinal Experiment

In this episode, Josh talks the game Civilization and the movie Her, and performs some rigorous scientific tests.

10. Intro to Travis

In this premiere, introductory episode of the Travisphere, Travis explains why he chose to do a podcast; introduces himself to his audience beyond Twitter/Facebook; describes his definition & approach to comedy; gives a shout out to his followers & those awesome folks he follows on Twitter & describes where he wants to take the show with future episodes.

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