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Comfort Measures

Comfort Measures is a podcast that takes a closer look at the media we consume and the food we eat when we are seeking comfort. Why do we take comfort in action movies or suspenseful books or scary television shows? What media connects us? How does food contribute to our comfort? So, get comfy and join Jessica Ammirati from Going to Tahiti Productions, as she delves into the sources of our comfort. Lord knows we all could use a little comfort right about now...

Apr 29, 2019

Episode 12 - In our 12th episode, Jessica tackles her first (but far from her last) science fiction Comfort Media as she takes a deep dive into the premiere episode of the (criminally-cancelled-too-soon - Thanks, Frelling SciFi Channel!) television series, FARSCAPE. The Comfort Food is buttermilk biscuits. And the...


Mar 31, 2019

In our latest episode, Jessica does a re-read of the hilarious Jennifer Crusie novel FAKING IT. The comfort food is blueberry muffins. And the community comfort is the scent of cinnamon (and the Christmas spices that go with it - clove and nutmeg)...so drop a nice cinnamon Christmas blend in the diffuser, grab a...


Mar 1, 2019

Episode 10 - In our February episode, we jump in to the 1987 Rob Reiner classic - THE PRINCESS BRIDE. So, in the spirit of Inigo Montoya:

Hello.
My name is Jessica Ammirati.
You're seeking comfort.
Prepare to (re)watch!

Jessica's co-host this month is none other than retired English and American Studies and Dean of...


Jan 31, 2019

COMFORT MEASURES is BACK! And, in our first episode of 2019, Jessica is joined by Camilla Ammirati for a deep dive into the Jane Austen film classic - SENSE & SENSIBILITY. Join us for tea and biscuits and a discussion of sisters, WILLOUGHBY(!), weird fingernail things, and spray-painted sheep.

For more about Camilla and...


Oct 31, 2018

Episode 8 - In episode 8, Jessica does a re-watch of the pilot episode of the Gilmore Girls. The comfort food is apple pie. And the community comfort is a fire in a woodstove...so, light up a (nice and contained - safety first!) fire, grab a slice of homemade apple pie, cue up Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and join Jessica...