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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Products—and Other Fall Foods You Need to Try 

Including new and returning favorites!

By Samantha Leffler, Published on September 15, 2022

Photo: Trader Joe’s

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!

Source: https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/trader-joes-pumpkin-products-fall

The Shuttle Pod Crew Examines The Truths And Myths About James T. Kirk – TrekMovie.com

| August 23, 2022 | By: Shuttle Pod Crew 37 comments so far

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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.

Listen to the podcast:

Links related to our discussion:

Laurie’s article on StarTrek.com – In Defense of Captain Kirk

Lady Geek Girl & Friends – James T. Kirk Is Actually a Feminist

Video essay by Steve Shives – Is Captain Kirk Actually a Womanizer?

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.

Source: https://trekmovie.com/2022/08/23/the-shuttle-pod-crew-examines-the-truths-and-myths-about-james-t-kirk/

The Backstory to American Graffiti


Aug 24 • 12 Minutes

The Backstory to American Graffiti

Lesson: Nobody knows anything

Source: The Backstory to American Graffiti

The history of the culture wars — from abortion to school books : NPR

By Ari Shapiro, February 2, 20225:00 AM ET, and Matt Ozug

A woman tosses a Ouija Board into a bonfire outside a church in New Mexico in 2001, after the church’s pastor urged parishioners to burn dozens of Harry Potter books and other types of literature and games they found offensive.
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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”.

Continue reading The history of the culture wars — from abortion to school books : NPR

Podcast: How the L.A. Public Library made libraries cool – Los Angeles Times

Posted Aug. 27, 2021 5 AM PT

Children’s librarian Sara Rebman sorts books in the Los Angeles Central Library.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Welcome, new listeners!

Here’s one of our favorite episodes from this year, with a brand-new segment at the end.

It’s been quite the year for the Los Angeles Public Library — and the COVID-19 pandemic is only part of the story.

Inauguration Day cast a national spotlight on Amanda Gorman, who got her start reading poetry via the L.A. Public Library’s youth program.

And teen punk group the Linda Lindas gained worldwide fame after a concert at the Cypress Park branch of one of America’s largest public library systems.


Source: Podcast: How the L.A. Public Library made libraries cool – Los Angeles Times

Stories from Among the Stars – Macmillan Podcasts | Macmillan

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Stories from Among the Stars is an anthology series that shares thrilling science fiction audio stories–but only for a limited time.

Our first season was Steal the Stars, about forbidden love, a crashed UFO, and an alien heist.

This season, we’re sharing The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. Hear the story of the human race as it stands poised to defend Earth from an alien invasion.

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, The Three-Body Problem shows politicized factions forming as some humans prepare for war while others embrace the changes the invasion will bring. Listen or download by September 10, 2021 to hear the whole thrilling story.

Editor’s Note: Recommended to add to your podcast app.. read more about the story at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem_(novel)

Source: Stories from Among the Stars – Macmillan Podcasts