If you have any music history nerd in you, or you just like cool stories that are entertainment-adjacent check out Cocaine and Rhinestones : 20th Century Country Music.
My favorite Podcasts this year were: Let Me Talk Over my Guest, The Interrupting with Pointless Tangents Podcast, The Poorly Recorded at SomeNounCon Podcast, and The TooLoudNowTooQuietNowTooLoud Podcast.
Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend has reinvigorated my love for Conan, as I stopped following the tv show after the move to TNT, more or less. It’s a consistent delight.
Shudder put out “Video Palace” and that was a lot of fun. Nothing overly ambitious and they leave a lot unexplained, but that’s kind of what keeps it feel scary in the end. They don't try to tie it to the larger world or weave in templar style intrigue (the fatal flaw of "The Black Tapes") but instead keep it a…
i thought Running From Cops was pretty good.
Also this new and unsurprisingly comprehensive and entertaining book from AV Clubber LaToya Ferguson.
I’ve got to quit reading this series. My app just let me know I’ve listened to 100 days of podcasts, and I think half of them I read about here. But just three more of them . . . shit, I don’t I have anything on farming yet . . .
Low key excited to find out about Field Work.
Thank you so much for mentioning Unburdened, Jason. We deeply appreciate it.
Thank you (not sure if my star on your comment is “taking” or not, kinja’s being weird, so I’m replying).
they can’t be transported by air or anywhere over the Rockies
Just a theory, but the Alexander the Grape moniker for Grapeheads might have run into problems because there is an Alexander the Grape flavor of Otter Pops. I know they are obviously different products, but I could totally see a lawyer argue they are both grape flavored sweet treats.
I used to buy the Regal Crown Sour Cherries and Lemons all the time, and then I didn’t see them anymore for a long time, like 20 years. One day I was eating lunch on a trip and there they were, in the glass case at the cashier’s counter. I bought six rolls of each of them. I haven’t seen them since. Thanks for the…
I ordered the Regal Crown Sour Cherries on Amazon. They’re great! They came with some Sour Lemons as well, which are also great.
I remember eating them when I was a kid, but I haven’t thought about them in years. Now I have to track some down.
Cabelas always has Valomilk in their checkout impulse buy snack selection. It’s a challenge to wait until I get home to eat them, but you do need a bowl, spoon, bib, and half a pack of wet wipes after. Totally worth it though.
If you’re ever in East Tennessee or western North Carolina, and see a chain called Mast General Store (usually in charming or touristy downtown areas of mountain-adjacent towns) they have a staggeringly-huge assortment of candy.
Love these. Not a “mainstream” candy, but you can find them in some really odd places. Once got a 5lb bag of them at a Bass Pro Shops in VA Beach.