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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 15, 2020

In the second episode of season 2, Jessica and Laura do a re-read of the Lucy Maud Montgomery novel THE BLUE CASTLE. The comfort food is chinese food, specifically wonton soup and pork fried rice. And the community comfort is the tactile experience of a bowl of dry rice or beans (listen to the episode for details, you'll get it). So, crack open your copy of THE BLUE CASTLE, and join Jess and Laura for a discussion of the sin of fear, the theft of a silver spoon, and love (and sex) in the time of L. M.  Montgomery.

For more information about Lucy Maud Montgomery and her marvelous books, check out www.lmmontgomery.ca.

Thank you to Nat Keefe and The Bow Ties for the use of their songs, "Daley's Reel" during the intro to the media discussion and "Terrier Waltz" during the Comfort Comp. For more of Nat's music find him at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr1hW0rMwhUGBPne6FYdyIQ and for more from The Bow Ties, find them at: http://www.bowtiesbluegrass.com/

If you're looking for the Psuedo Angina article that Jessica mentioned, it can be found here:
https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM190909161611201

The cottonball moment Laura references is from the tv show SCRUBS, Season 4 Episode 23 titled "My Faith in Humanity" and the moment can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNXfV6do_ts The full episode is available on hulu.com.

As always, thank you to Camilla Ammirati and 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. For more of Camilla's music you can go to www.donttelldarlings.com and www.facebook.com/UprootedStringBand

Please feel free to rate and review Comfort Measures on iTunes and don't forget to subscribe to the show while you're there.

You can get more Comfort Measures at http://goingtotahitiproductions.com/podcasts/, www.patreon.com/comfortmeasures, www.facebook.com/comfortmeasurespodcast, www.twitter.com/ComfMeasuresPod, www.instagram.com/comfortmeasurespodcast.