Comedy stunt performer Matt Baker expresses love for all things chocolate and peanut butter and brings some compelling books to the table. We get nostalgic about Momon bake sale treats, Matt sheds some light on who I am at work, and we talk about some great books

 

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The books we talked about were Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer and White Like me by Tim Wise. Other books/essays referenced were: Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson; Into the Wild & Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer; The White Man’s Guilt by James Baldwin; BlacKkKlansman is the Spike Lee movie mentioned.

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Episode 8 | Persevere

July 7, 2019

Rockstar prep cook and comic Genevieve Ferrari shares the secrets of listening to bread and her love for Stephen King books. We bond over loving both kitchen work and performing. We talk about diving into the writing process and the rewards of hard work.

Follow Genevieve on Twitter @genferrari and Instagram @genachavela

The book we talked about was On Writing by Stephen King. Shows mentioned were Cooked with Michael Polan and Chef’s Table (Nancy Silverton from La Brea Bakery, Christina Tosi from Milk Bar, Albert Adria from El Bulli). Ezra Meeker is the Oregon Trail pioneer mentioned. Other books mentioned were The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano. More books/stories by Stephen King we talked about were The Stand, Four Past Midnight, Graveyard Shift, The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet, Misery, and Carrie.

Episode 7 | Analyze

July 2, 2019

Sports enthusiast and comedian Casey McLain talks about the application of data analytics. We share our experiences getting baked on edibles, start to unpack some of my anger issues, and geek out about how cool data analytics can be when applied to sports, baking, and other areas of life.

Follow Casey on Twitter and Instagram @TheCaseyMcLain or visit his website TheCaseyMcLain.com

Check out his podcast, The Casey McLain Show

The book we talked about was Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Other books mentioned were Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt; The Blind Side, The Big Short, and the Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

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