I’m really trying to focus the content I cultivate but the world is such a varied place and my interests expand considerably beyond being a mom with a progressive, female positive agenda. I love comic books, baking, sushi, Netflix, biographies, Harry Potter, NPR, National Geographic. We could be here for days. Anyway, with such a wide breadth of interests, I come across cool stuff and I want to share those things without being too tangential and so throughout the month I’ll be putting together little snippets together into what I call a cerebral compendium, known colloquially as a brain dump.
Alton Browncast: It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big Alton Brown fan. We Cutthroat Kitchen and Good Eats often. And his soft pretzel recipe is on our regular rotation. He’s got a podcast that aggregates people from all over the food world and at times outside of it. He knows how to talk to people and that means they talk about interesting important stuff. Many of the episodes have sections with recipes and answering of listener questions about cooking. The last one was from late 2014 so I’m not sure he’s doing them anymore but there are about 50 some-odd episodes to wade through. Fingers crossed
National Geographic’s Look at Exotic Pet Ownership : A look at exotic pet-ownership through the lens of an amazing photographer named Vincent Musi . The article is surprisingly middle of the road for such a hot button topic with some truly beautiful portraits.
Ask a Mortician YouTube Channel: Finally a YouTube channel that answers all those morbid questions you’ve never been brave enough to ask. Caitlin Doughty, the resident mortician approaches heavy subjects with both humor and respect which is a really difficult balance to strike.
Summer Camp for Grownups : I never went to summer camp. I begged to go to summer camp every year for well years but it never just worked out. Now, I can go to summer camp and there will be beer. This is just one of many and it looks like they have a few across the country. Pretty fun idea. I’m so down.
An Interesting Look at How Domestic Chores get Split Up : This study is a look at how chores are split up amongst men and women in heterosexual relationships where both people work outside of the home. I doubt you will be surprised about how the chips fall but the reasons behind the disparity were of the most interesting bits for me.
Anyone see anything cool on the internet lately? Link it in the comments.