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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...

Oct 12, 2018

Episode 7 - In episode 7, we discuss Nora Ephron's uniquely Washington DC novel, HEARTBURN. Joining Jessica for the deep dive, is actor/producer/writer/director and founding artistic director of Tongue In Cheek Theater (, Jake Lipman* ( The comfort food is (Nora-approved) mashed potatoes. Community Comfort is a new one for us at CM - a scent - specifically Calendula - courtesy of Jake.

So, get yerself a bowl of hot mashed potatoes, some Kerrygold butter to mix on in, pick up your copy of HEARTBURN, and join Jess and Jake for a discussion of The Eastern Airlines Shuttle, handsome muggers, group therapy, and hamster-raising ex-husbands...

*A special note - as Jessica mentions in the intro to the episode, as a dramaturge and associate producer, Jessica collaborated with Jake on the creation of a new play called Relentlessly Pleasant. The play is having it's world premiere run off-off-Broadway October 10th-27th, 2018 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street. For more information and to get tickets (if you happen to be in NYC for October) go to

As always, thank you to The Don't Tell Darlings for use of their songs "Never Saw Nothing" and "Till I Get Home" in the intro and outro (respectively) to the pod, and for the song "Guess That's Why" (underscoring the Comfort Comp). For more of Camilla's music you can go to and

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