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Finding Favorites with Leah Jones

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Finding Favorites is the podcast where we learn about guests favorite things and get recommendations without using an algorithm. Host Leah Jones explores how people found their favorites, why they love it and adventures they've had pursuing their favorite thing. We talk movies, music, hobbies and more!

Finding Favorites is the podcast where we learn about guests favorite things and get recommendations without using an algorithm. Host Leah Jones explores how people found their favorites, why they love it and adventures they've had pursuing their favorite thing. We talk movies, music, hobbies and more!

Location:

United States

Description:

Finding Favorites is the podcast where we learn about guests favorite things and get recommendations without using an algorithm. Host Leah Jones explores how people found their favorites, why they love it and adventures they've had pursuing their favorite thing. We talk movies, music, hobbies and more!

Language:

English

Contact:

7735055887


Episodes

Filmmaker Erika Valenciana with guest host Amy Güth

1/23/2022
Erika Valenciana, a Chicago-based filmmaker, loves making her own clothes. She joins guest host Amy Güth to talk about documentary films, sewing and more. Catch up with Erika in Mexico City in March for the premier of her documentary La Mitad del Mundo! Follow Erika on Instagram and online with Diverse Voices in Docs, Stowe Story Labs. Erika and Magdelena Hernandez "La Mitad del Mundo" documentary film is going to premiere at Lit Luz in March Amy is the host of Unconventional with Amy Güth...

Duration:00:46:59

Scott “ToyGuru” Neitlich loves Toys with guest host Shai Korman

1/16/2022
Scott “ToyGuru” Neitlich knows and loves toys. If you look around your house, you might have some that he helped bring into the world. Guest host Shai Korman sat down with Scott to learn more about his career, philosophy and why he loves Arbor Day so much. Shai brings over the Friday Night Movie Podcast signature game Buy, Rent, Meh for some tough choices. Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts Follow Shai AKA @pancake4table on Twitter and...

Duration:00:52:25

Vicki Güth loves gardening with Guest Host Amy Güth

1/9/2022
Vicki Güth is an avid gardener who loves growing her own food. She's also guest host Amy Güth's mother. This week they got on the phone to talk in depth about gardening and more. Amy is the host of Unconventional with Amy Güth and Crain's Daily Gist. She also produces cultural events at 5959 in Chicago. Follow Amy on Instagram for yoga writing prompts and subscribe to her weekly email newsletter. Show Notes Quarterboards.com Quarterboards and MoreQuarterboards for a CauseMaster Gardeners...

Duration:00:51:56

Best of 2021 - A Call In Show

1/2/2022
To close out 2021, I asked friends to send me voice memos about their favorite things in 2021. This clip show is made up of those voice memos covering all things personal, pop culture and professional. You've met most of the guests before and everyone is bringing a new favorite thing or an exciting update to their episode! Act 1 Friday Night Movie Podcast CatsCerealMurdoch MysteriesDoctor WhoThe most complete Disney library Act 2 League of SuperheroesPotenza ProductionsWomen's SportsDaily...

Duration:00:52:04

Rachel Swanson - Embodied Yoga

12/24/2021
Rachel Swanson, a Chicago-based creativity coach and yoga instructor, takes us with her on her journey from "weird yoga" to trauma-informed yoga certification. We talk about post-partum depression, Kundalini yoga, body neutrality, and creative classrooms. This is a special Christmas Eve release (because you have a long drive ahead or a chill day without any new podcasts). Follow Rachel on Twitter and Instagram Show Notes Rachel Swanson CoachingKundalini yogaVinyasa yogaTrauma informed...

Duration:00:55:34

Cameron MacKenzie‘s Intro to Dreams

12/19/2021
Cameron MacKenzie, a Virginia-based professor and author, loves to use dream interpretation to teach his students how to understand poetry. We talked about Freudian and Jungian interpretation, Joseph interpretating the Pharaoh's dreams, and Black Elk Speaks. Cameron's new book River Weather: Stories is now available through Alternating Current Press. Keep up with Cameron MacKenzie on Facebook and on his website Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple...

Duration:01:03:31

Hailey Dezort loves purple ink and fountain pens

12/6/2021
Hailey Dezort, a Chicago-based book publicist, is here to share her love of fountain pens. We talk about stationary stores, pen conventions, pen after dark sessions, and where to get special inks. We also chat about her newfound love of comic books! Follow Hailey on Youtube and Instagram: Chi Comic Girl YouTube, Chi Comic Girl Instagram and Ephemeral Lines on Instagram Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts Show Links Pilsen Community BooksOpen...

Duration:00:23:29

Taylore Nicholl is an Armchair Expert Expert

11/28/2021
Taylore Nicholl, host of the podcast Extra... Ordinary, loves the podcast Armchair Expert and is here with an introduction to the popular interview show hosted by Dax Shepard. Taylore talks about how she started with an interview with Mae Whitman (one of Dax's co-stars on Parenthood) and eventually found herself in a green room at the Ellen Show with Dax! We talk about childhood trauma, finding father figures through podcasting, the important research around ACES, and Taylore's love of all...

Duration:01:00:36

Patty Morrissey love thrift stores AND decluttering

11/21/2021
Patty Morrissey, a New York-based coach and master Kon Mari consultant, loves to go thrifting on Long Island. She grew up thrifting and garage sale-ing with her grandparents and still goes to the same shops today. She's also a Kon Mari consulant and coach who knows a thing or two about how to help people find what sparks joy. (In fact, she's in my house helping me organize during the pandemic thaw). Keep up with Patty on Instagram as @pattymorrissey and @clearcultivate, then head over to...

Duration:01:00:18

Intro to Zombies with Mahyar Amouzegar

11/14/2021
Mahyar Amouzegar, a New Orleans-based author and academic, joins us this week to talk about reading, writing and Zombie movies. Mahyar shares the story of immigrating to the United States shortly before the revolution in Iran, how he gets to know the characters in his books and what he would do in a Zombie apocalypse. His newest book The Hubris of an Empty Hand is available on November 18th. Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts Show Notes The...

Duration:01:04:18

Author Joan Schweighardt loves serendipity

11/7/2021
Coincidence is neutral, serendipity has a good outcome. Joan Schweighardt, a New Mexico-based author, joined Leah to talk about her love of serendipity and how allowing serendipity to play out led to her trilogy of novels. The River trilogy is set between the worlds of Hoboken, New Jersey and the jungles of South America during the rubber boom of the the early 1900s, the third book River Aria is now available. Follow Joan online on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow @findingfavspod...

Duration:01:05:54

How Alexis P. Morgan became a village witch

10/31/2021
Alexis P. Morgan, my neighborhood village witch, joined me to talk about how she kept being called to learn magic and sorcery. We talk about the differences between hoodoo and voodoo, her Tarot card collection, and her primary community service - The Juno Jar. The winter Juno Jar is available starting on November 1, 2021, on a sliding scale. Happy Birthday Alexis! Thank you to Dave Coustan for editing this week's episode. Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on...

Duration:01:41:56

Darrin Doyle loves going into the recording studio

10/24/2021
Darrin Doyle, a Michigan-based author and English professor, loves when he can head into the recording studio with friends or collaborate using Garage Band from home. We talk about his newest novel The Beast in Aisle 34, the bands his been in over the years and what it might be like to record with Pink Floyd. Follow Darrin Doyle on Twitter and Facebook And bookmark his website. Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts Show Notes Central Michigan...

Duration:01:10:53

Monica Reida loves Canada‘s own Murdoch Mysteries

10/17/2021
Monica Reida, a Wisconsin-based journalist, loves the Murdoch Mysteries. She became a fan of Canadian TV at Michigan State (Go Green, Go White!) when it was included in the residence hall's basic cable package. We talk about copyright laws and intellectual property of podcasts, the Murdoch Mysteries, and Canadian news options. Keep up with Monica on Twitter, Instagram, Alma and other online publications. Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple...

Duration:01:18:47

Trish McDonald is curious about gender norms and longevity

10/10/2021
Trish McDonald, a Florida-based author, has done a lot of research about nutrition and longevity, which she shared with Leah this week. We also talk about her RV-lifestyle, tiny homes, and publishing her first book at the age of 77. Paper Bags is now available in digital and paperback through Woodhall Press Follow Trish online @TrishMc_Writer on Twitter and @TrishMc305 on Instagram Paper Bags: After thirty-four years of marriage, Kat McNeil flees to a campground in the Florida Keys where...

Duration:01:05:01

Elizabeth Splaine loves opera, writing and getting inside your head

10/3/2021
Elizabeth B. Splaine, a Rhode Island-based author, joins us ahead of her Tuesday, October 5th, release date for her novel Swan Song. We talk about her winding paths to performing opera, publishing four novels, and what it means to get inside someone's head. Her historical novel takes places in Germany during Hitler's reign and tells the story of an opera diva who learns that she is Jewish during the Holocaust as she's swept up in a romance with a man eventually known as William...

Duration:01:16:47

Author Mike Keren loves cooking shows

9/26/2021
Mike Keren, an author and clinical psychologist based in the Poconos, loves cooking shows that teach you something and haven't turned cooking into sport. We talk about Julia Child, the Galloping Gourmet and the Canadian show Wall of Chefs. Mike's first memoir will be published on October 5th and we also talk about caretaking, the AIDS epidemic, COVID and family recipes. Keep up with Mike online on MikeKeren.com, @MikeKeren4 on Twitter In “Four Funerals, No Marriage: A Memoir”, author Mike...

Duration:01:09:45

Dawn Hogan loves Lego and writing

9/19/2021
Dawn Hogan, also known as DW Hogan, is a Hunstville-based author and publishing her first novel on October 5th. We talk about women's access to healthcare, homes for unwed mothers that were common the United States in the 1950-70s, and her family's love affair with Lego sets. CW: Leah and Dawn talk about coerced adoption, access to abortion, access to birth control and modern searches for biological parents. Unbroken Bonds by DW Hogan is available on October 5, 2020, in print and...

Duration:01:00:08

Lee Matthew Goldberg is ready to travel again

9/12/2021
Lee Matthew Goldberg, a New York-based author, is ready to pack his bags and leave the country as soon as it's safe. Lee is a prolific author and his eight book Stalker Stalked will be published on Friday, September 17th. Lee hopes to celebrate publication and finishing his draft of the third book in his YA trilogy with travel, travel and more travel. We talk about early trips abroad, travel itineraries and post-COVID travel dreams. SPOILER ALERT: We talk about White Lotus in depth and...

Duration:01:11:11

Jen Michalski loves abandoned sanitoriums

9/5/2021
Jen Michalski, a California-based author, joins us this week to talk about abandoned sanitoriums and state hospitals that can be found east of the Mississippi. Jen has a new novel out through NineStar Press called You'll Be Fine available on Kindle and paperback. Keep up with Jen online @MichalskiJen on Twitter and editor of the JMWW weekly digital journal Follow @findingfavspod on Instagram and Twitter. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts(five stars please) Show Notes Dzanc BooksSt....

Duration:01:24:21