Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22, but that hasn’t stopped the Trader Joe’s Powers That Be from releasing a bevy of fall products that are bound to delight customers. The seasonal slew of items includes dozens of pumpkin-flavored treats, as well as several maple-flavored foods, cinnamon items, and more. Some of the new and returning finds were featured in the latest episode of the Inside Trader Joe’s podcast, hosted by Matt Sloan, vice president of marketing, and Tara Miller, marketing director at Trader Joe’s.
While TJ’s does its best to have a little something for everyone, there’s a clear focus on pumpkin items in the fall. In addition to returning stars like Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur and Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps, Trader Joe’s shoppers can expect to find exciting newbies such as Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce, and Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes. According to Miller, many of the products mentioned below will be arriving in stores in the first week or two of September, though some will be debuting a bit later in the season. Curious to know what to stock up on? Keep reading for details on 21 new and returning Trader Joe’s fall items!
Brian, Kayla, Matt, and the co-host of TrekMovie’s All Access Star Trek podcast, Laurie Ulster, talk about the life of Captain James T. Kirk and try to separate myth from reality. Was he an arrogant, rule-breaking womanizer who never looked before he leaped as pop culture says? The answers we came up with may surprise you. We also look at the newest iteration of the character, played by Paul Wesley on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and our hopes for how Kirk will be portrayed in the show’s upcoming second season.
Also recommended: Star Trek DC Comics Annual #2 from 1991 shows the young “deadly serious” cadet Kirk at the academy. Click here to preview a page from the comic. This comic is an example of how Kirk wasn’t yet considered the “frat boy” he would slowly become in the zeitgeist over the next couple of decades.
America’s culture wars are creating a world of “magnificent heroes and sickening villains” as people fight a fierce battle in black and white, says writer and podcaster Jon Ronson.
Ronson said he watched his own friends fight in the trenches, often to their own detriment, and he wanted to know more.
So he set out to explore not just the culture wars themselves, but the humans behind the stories and how these fights began. Riffing on a famous line of poetry by William Butler Yeats that reads, “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold,” Ronson has released a new BBC podcast called “Things Fell Apart”.