Finding Favorites with Leah Jones

Finding Favorites with Leah Jones

Finding Favorites is the podcast where we learn about guests favorite things and get recommendations without using an algorithm. Host Leah Jones explores how people found their favorites, why they love it and adventures they’ve had pursuing their favorite thing. We talk movies, music, hobbies and more!

Episodes

July 31, 2022 64 min

Bill Tilley, co-host of Bill and Robs: An Excellent Adventure and social media lead for Greatest Generation, joined Leah to talk about the interesting buildings he's lived and worked in, before diving into his search for his next favorite thing.

Find Bill online

  • Bill and Robs Podcast
  • Greatest Generation
  • @BillTilley1973 on Twitter
  • Bill Tilley Cards
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  • Stadium Residence Hall at The Ohio State
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    Matt Zoller Seitz, an author, filmmaker and TV critic, loves the acclaimed David Milch HBO drama - Deadwood. Together with 130 contributers, Matt recently published The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon, which includes critical essays on every episode, original illustrations, a complete account of David Milch's life and so much more. He also shares some of the backstory of how Shopify stole the thunder and celebration of pub we...

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    July 9, 2022 61 min

    Carolyn, a seminary graduate and chaplain, joined Leah to talk about one of her desert island movies - the 1998 animated, movie-musical from Dreamworks: Prince of Egypt. Starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, and Ofra Haza, the film covers the Exodus story by focusing on the brotherly relationship between Moses and Ramses.

    We talk about how she first found the movie, the pop songs on the soundtrack, ...

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    Jessica, our intrepid traveling friend, is back with more stories from the road. Since we last talked to Jessica about her 18-month global trip, she has gone on a road trip to Charleston, Savannah and Ashville, then went on a trip abroad to Jordan, Scotland and ended in Londong for the Queen's Jubilee.

    We talk about lessons from group tours, exactly what canyoning is and navigating "work from anywhere" without an oven.

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    June 19, 2022 99 min

    Anna Tarkov, podcaster and activist, joined Leah to talk answer the question - why did everyone get into F1 Racing all of the sudden? We go deep on Anna's personal history with sports as an immigrant, Drive to Survive documentaries, and finally spending weekends watching the 20 drivers of F1 racing.

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    June 11, 2022 83 min

    Writer and comedian Tim Barnes loves behind the scenes documentaries and featurettes that flourished during Peak DVD. We talk about Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Episode 1, and wonder where the good footage has gone.

    We also talked about Tim's newest project: Maurice on Mars - an animated short that is being released weekly by Comedy Central on YouTube. Maurice on Mars follows the struggles of Maurice Robinson, a 20-something ar...

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    June 5, 2022 27 min

    No guest this week, just the story of how Spidey was the best cat for host Leah Jones for the last 20.5 years. Let's round up to 21 years, shall we?

    We'll be back next week with a full episode.

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    Rob Schulte, a senior podcast producer, loves the art and comedy of making recap podcasts. We talk about his journey from Star Trek and war movie recaps on Max Fun to his current work on Parks & Recollection with Rob Lowe and Alan Yang. Rob shares his dream podcast co-host (calling David Hasselhoff, calling David Hasselhoff), what it's like to ask Ron Howard to fix his microphone, and we share our journeys to the Doughboys ...

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    Humorist Mike Sacks loves the movie Over the Edge and had the unique privilege of writing an oral history that led to a DVD re-release with commentary tracks. We discussed the 1979 movie that featured first-time actor Matt Dillon, the DC culture that created Kavanaugh and teen culture in the 70s and 80s.

  • Follow Mike Sacks on Twitter, his website or just send him an email. (No, really)
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    Author Christine Marie Eberle joined Leah to discuss her new book Finding God Abiding and how she has built her personal practice of prayer. We dive into the Ignatian traditions, volunteer fire departments, and the Leah shares some ideas from Jewish prayer.

    Follow Christine online and pre-order a signed book from her neighborhood bookstore.

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    Playwright and journalist Victor Wishna loves a lot of things, but agreed to sit down and talk about "Weird Al" Yankovic this week. We also talk about how Leah's Facebook post about getting a Torah from Iowa to Paraguay inspired him to write a two act play - Tree of Life -  which is now competing in the Jewish Plays Project. 

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    James Ziegenfus loves riding his bike, baseball, music, travel and ice cream and he's kept a meticulous spreadsheet of data on many of his favorites things. On this episode, Leah and James dive into the decades of data that James has kept about baseball games, live concerts, plane travel and his physical music collection. He shares tips on how to keep quantitative data, using apps to supplement his notes and his new notebook on...

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    April 23, 2022 50 min

    Author, attorney and costume designer - Angelique Pesce love of reading is at the center of everything we talk about on this episode. Her first novel, American Pastime, is available for pre-order and ships on June 7, 2022.

    Follow Angelique on Twitter,  Facebook, and IMDB

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    Show Notes

  • Cost of standing vs sitting in Rome
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells...
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    This week author and retired teacher Anita K. Newman sat down with Leah to talk about her new children's book Clark the Colorblind Chameleon, illustrated by Asha Hossein. We also talk about her love of teaching kids through music, taking voice lessons as a lifelong learner, and finding time to get two additional degrees while teaching!

    Clark the Colorblind Chameleon will be published on May 24, 2022.

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    Where are you leaving? Egypt Where are you going? Jerusalem What are you carrying? The bread of freedom

    Pesach (Passover) starts on Friday night and Caroline Musin Berkowitz joined Leah to talk about how she gets organized for the holiday. We talk about recipes, family traditions, finding the right haggadah, additions to the seder plate, and how to give gift to your future self with a good spreadsheet.

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    Deborah Greenhut, author of The Hoarder's Wife, joined Leah on Finding Favorites to discuss her debut novel, baking challah, and the music of Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro. 

    Deborah's debut novel is available on April 5, 2022, in print and digital.

  • DeborahGreenhut.com
  • The Hoarder's Wife
  • Woodhall Press
  • Children's travel books by Deborah
  • Gentle Art Swedish Death Cleaning
  • The Settlement Cookbook
  • Joni Mitchell's mysterious...
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    Shai Korman, host of Friday Night Movie Podcast, joins the Finding Favorites team this week as guest host. He's talking to Katie Jones about her love of Reality TV.

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    March 20, 2022 45 min

    Host Leah Jones is the guest this week - talking about all of her favorite podcasts, TV shows, movies and other random stuff that kept her comfortable during primary cancer treatment. She rang the gong after her final radiation treatment on March 18, 2022, so this is a recap of just some of the stuff that she liked since her diagnosis.

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    Steve Higgins, an award-winning English professor at Lewis and Clark and your favorite poetry professor on Tik Tok, has loved The Nightmare Before Christmas for 30 years. We talk about merchandise, music and lessons for aliens in the Tim Burton classic.

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    February 27, 2022 62 min

    California-based author Jayne Martin's favorite place is Paris, France, and we settled in to talk about the bread, the Eiffel Tower and people watching. Jayne's newest book, The Daddy Chronicles, is available for pre-order and will launch on March 15, 2022.

    Follow Jayne Martin online and pre-order The Daddy Chronicles

  • The Daddy Chronicles: Memoir of a fatherless daughter 
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