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Self-Care in the Real World! with ladies of food + media.

Today, Americans own twice the amount of stuff we did 50 years ago and bill more out-of-office hours than any other advanced economy. We online date, binge-watch, thumb through social media, and often wander around exhausted and unsure. Food journalist and Love Bites Radio host Jacqueline Raposo took note of this cultural struggle and intimately embraced a life stripped down in her recently-released book THE ME, WITHOUT: A YEAR EXPLORING HABIT, HEALING, AND HAPPINESS. Throughout the course...


Episode 86: Food, The Brain, and Happiness! With Dr. Leslie Korn!

Will impending holiday eats help or hinder our health and happiness? How does what we eat affect our brain’s relaying of joys and frustrations? How does food best support our brain health, so that in turn we can best love ourselves and others? In this Love Bites Special (’cause we’re still taking a season break, hi!), Jacqueline interviews Dr. Leslie Korn, an integrative medicine doctor whose latest book, The Good Mood Kitchen, explores the simple recipes and nutrition tips that best clear...


Episode 85: Return to Tarot! A Love Bites Special with Reader Sasha Graham

For our first Love Bites Radio special this season, tarot reader Sasha Graham returns to guide us through how we can establish our own daily practice, which cards in the deck we should keep an eye out for when seeking peak romance, and how to pull a talisman that will see us through a particular time in our lives. This episode was recorded at Kettlespace Tribeca! Kettlespace are restaurants converted into daytime workspaces for freelancers, entrepreneurs and other untethered workers. Members...


Episode 84: News from Love Bites Radio (and a little "Then and Now")

The short story is that we're taking a break this season from live shows to focus on some personal necessities and to regroup artistically. On today's episode, Jacqueline shares the story behind why we're hitting the pause button. Then we throw back for a listen to the very first show that launched us on this journey, and one recent segment that shows have far we've come. Love Bites is powered by Simplecast


Episode 83: Summer Magic! What We've Learned from 82 Love Bites!

Today's show marks the end of our Summer Season and two years of Love Bites Radio! In celebration, we're reflecting upon some of the poignant moments that most stuck with us. Which guests' revealed wisdom is still lodged in our brains? What moments of our lives shared on the show felt simple and insignificant then but, looking back, were actually huge turning points in our self-growth? We talk love, food, and conversation in our 83 episode of summer magic. Love Bites is powered by...


Episode 82: For the Love of Food (Media): Me & You with Jax and Max!

"Two food perspectives, both alike in dignity, in fair New York City where we lay our scene..."* On today's show, Saveur Senior Digital Editor Max Falkowitz and freelance food writer and Love Bites co-host Jacqueline Raposo dig into their varying experiences. How does Max's analytical curiosity contrast Jaqueline's emotional? How does his experience as an editor on a masthead contrast her constant freelancing bylines? And how do they combine those experiences together to best execute one...


Episode 81: To Date Or Not To Date (Other Actors): Me & You with Ben and Deanna!

"I don't date other actors." That's the hard-and-fast rule of many thespians, who find their careers, artistic, and personal lives so difficult to manage that the idea of merging with someone else with the same struggles sounds like a terrible nightmare. Today, co-host Ben Rosenblatt invites his girlfriend, actress Deanna McGovern, onto the show to share their joys and challenges in defying this conventional wisdom in the fourth of our Me & You series.


Episode 80: Me & You: 69 Years of Marriage with Pat and Hansine

Very few couples will ever get to say they've made it to sixty-nine years of marriage. As we explore how to find and maintain loving relationships of all sorts here on Love Bites, it seems only fitting that when we have one of those couples at hand, we ask them how they did it. Pasquale and Hansine D'Ambrosio have been married since 1948. On today's show, they sit down with one of their nine grandchildren -- your humble co-host Jacqueline -- to share a little of the wisdom they've gleaned...


Episode 79: Single Lady Writers in Trump's America: Me and You with Jen Doll!

How has Trump's America changed the way two single lady writers think, eat, love, and express themselves? On today's show, author Jen Doll returns for our second Me & You episode. She'll interview Jax and be interviewed on how the current political landscape has shifted the thoughts that become words, and the words that become work in their various niches of the writing world. How does Jen, as a savvy social media presence, navigate the landmine of Twitter with humor and confidence? Does...


Episode 78: Me and You: Jax and Ben!

Love Bites Radio explores "why and how we love." So why do we love the way we love right now? In what ways does that love physically manifest? How are those manifestations different than what they've been in the past, and what do we hope to get from love in the future? In the first of our Me & You series, we take an entire show to interview each other on how the love in our lives has changed since we started Love Bites almost two years ago. With one of us now just having celebrated an...


Episode 77: What Can Starting Over Teach Us About Love?

We asked every guest in our New Beginnings series what starting over has taught them about love. In this special episode, we share their answers as well as a little insight into why each story had personal resonance, and what we learned about love in turn.


Episode 76: From Kosher to a Ham, with Eli Rosen (New Beginnings #5)

A career change can be a difficult thing, especially when leaving behind the financial security of life as an attorney for the uncertainty and instability of life as an artist. But what if you were also leaving behind your marriage, family, and the community you were indoctrinated into all at the same time, shedding an entire belief system and way of life for a new one? How might this hinder your career change? How might it fuel you as an artist? Former ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jew-turned...


Episode 75: From Health to Happiness, with Cynthia Cherish Malaran (New Beginnings #4)

Cynthia Cherish Malaran was making mad money as a freelance graphic designer. She was married. She was "successful." But she was miserable. Then she got in an accident that left her body shattered and her mind with amnesia. Over a year into her recovery, music started to trigger her memories and she began to rebuild, leaving her miserable self behind. Then she got a diagnosis of a violent, advanced form of breast cancer. "If I hadn't gotten into that accident, I would have still been...


Episode 74: Is This Home? with Julia Bainbridge (New Beginnings #3)

Packing up and moving to a whole new life. Tempting, huh? Mobility glimmers on the horizon and everything you know -- home, friendships, work -- await reinvention. But what realities play out when embracing relocation? In our third episode exploring New Beginnings, Julia Bainbridge shares what happened when she moved from New York to Atlanta. What rituals did she invoke to help find closure, what did she enthusiastically leave behind, and how has she explored her new home? Is being a...


Episode 73: Losing My Religion with Aimee DeLong (New Beginnings #2)

What happens after you realize you were born into a system that you don't believe in? How do you discover what you really think? How do you escape from all you've ever known? How do you find the confidence to express the new person you want to become? Where do you find a creative outlet, and how do you find new people to fill your life when old relationships are forcefully shed? On the second episode of our New Beginnings series, writer Aimee DeLong shares how moving to New York helped her...


Episode 72: Talking Empty Nests with Our Moms! (New Beginnings #1)

"How does the relationship between mother and child change when the child moves out of the house? What does mom get to reclaim for herself, or what new things may she welcome? In celebration of Mother's Day (!), we've lured our moms onto the show to talk us through this unique kind of New Beginning -- the first in our series exploring what happens after the Ending has dimmed. Plus, we get some dirt on Ben as a baby (!), and surprise our moms by sharing what they've taught us the most about...


Episode 71: Moderating Meat, with the Reducetarian's Brian Kateman!

According to Brian Kateman, if every American reduced their intake of meat and fish by 10%, huge gains would be made in personal and global health. So how do we moderate our consumption, and why should we? On today's show -- the second in our series studying Moderation -- we discuss why it's so hard to not go whole-hog with certain foods overall. Then we dig into Kateman's work with Reducetarianism and his new book, The Reducetarian Solution [Tarcher Pedigree]. How do the essay contributors...


Episode 70: Be Your Most Extreme You... in Moderation! With Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sometimes living as the best version of yourself means knowing when to say "no", avoiding drastic fad lifestyles, and allowing both joyful leisure time and periods of overwork to play together. Which is why we've asked Sarah Robb O'Hagan, the author of Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat, to join us as the first show in our series studying MODERATION. Sarah inspires colleagues, readers, and those who have heard her speak to make brave choices in their lives. But she's also a...


Episode 69: Endings #6: When Your Restaurant Closes, with Chef Chris Jaekle

"So much time and attention are given to a restaurant's opening: Who's the chef? How will the menu be different than everything that's come before it? Who's designing the space? Will there be craft beer or craft cocktails? We fill reservations books. We rush in to review. We Instagram furiously. But when a restaurant closes? The process is colder, quieter, and far less bombastic. On today's show -- the last in our six-week series on Endings -- chef Chris Jaeckle joins to share the process...


Episode 68: Endings #5: I Got Broken Up With Because of My Chronic Illness, Part II

“It wasn’t just losing him with the breakup, but a lot of the dreams and hopes I had for the future. It was coming to terms with the idea that this illness might be chronic. That there was no fix.” - Katrina On Part II of our episode on breakups because of chronic illness, we first hear from Katrina, who contracted Malaria while in Uganda and then developed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease) after the initial infection....