Comfort Measures

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Synopsis

The world's a pretty tough place right now and sometimes we all need some comfort to get us through the hard times. Join Jessica Ammirati, from Going to Tahiti Productions, as she does a deep dive into the books we re-read, the movies and tv shows we re-watch, and the food we eat when we are seeking comfort.

Episodes

  • Comfort Measures - Corona Comfort: S2 E3 - Shows n Podcasts

    Comfort Measures - Corona Comfort: S2 E3 - Shows n Podcasts

    29/04/2020 Duration: 33min

    In today's episode, Jessica does things a little differently - not one book or movie or comfort show but three comfort shows, and not just three comfort shows but three comfort shows and their companion podcasts. So, join Jess as she discusses THE WEST WING and the podcast THE WEST WING WEEKLY; THE GOOD PLACE and the podcast THE GOOD PLACE THE PODCAST; and SCRUBS and the podcast FAKE DOCTORS REAL FRIENDS WITH ZACH AND DONALD. The Comfort Food is Blueberry Pancakes (with a side of crispy bacon). For the Community Comfort, Jess gets all Peace, Love, and Hippie on y'all suggesting some tree hugging; and, as with the last Corona Comfort she has some more comfort action suggestions, this time involving Frank Lloyd Wright. So, whip up some flapjacks and join Jess for a discussion of high quality hugs, connection despite Corona, and the importance of a solid "no ash-hole" workplace policy. Tree Hugging Article: https://www.treehugger.com/health/iceland-recommends-hugging-trees-instead-people.html Pancake Recipe: ht

  • Comfort Measures: S2 E2 - THE BLUE CASTLE by LM Montgomery

    Comfort Measures: S2 E2 - THE BLUE CASTLE by LM Montgomery

    15/04/2020 Duration: 01h23min

    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 Angin

  • Comfort Measures S2, Ep1: Corona Comfort - OUTBREAK

    Comfort Measures S2, Ep1: Corona Comfort - OUTBREAK

    31/03/2020 Duration: 27min

    In the midst of the global pandemic of Covid 19, we here at Comfort Measures thought we should try in some small way to help address the crisis and since we're not medical professionals, or essential workers or ventilator manufacturers, we're doing it the only way we know how by discussing a comfort movie and eating some comfort food. As you'll hear, these Corona Comfort episodes will be a little more freeform than our normal eps but will hopefully provide some comfort all the same. In today's episode, Jessica chats about the 1995 Dustin Hoffman gem, OUTBREAK, and addresses the reasons (in these difficult times) it can actually be considered a comfort. The Comfort Food is Oatmeal Rasin cookes and the link to the recipe is below. No Community Comfort this episode but there are some comfort action suggestions in the podcast. The Virtual Tour of the Musee D'Orsay (mentioned in the ep) is linked below. So grab some oatmeal raisn cookies, cue up OUTBREAK on Netflix and join Jess for a discussion of comfort in the

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 12 - FARSCAPE, Season 1, Episode 1 - Premiere

    Comfort Measures: Episode 12 - FARSCAPE, Season 1, Episode 1 - Premiere

    29/04/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    Episode 12 - In our 12th episode, Jessica tackles her first (but far from her last) science fiction Comfort Media as she takes a deep dive into the premiere episode of the (criminally-cancelled-too-soon - Thanks, Frelling SciFi Channel!) television series, FARSCAPE. The Comfort Food is buttermilk biscuits. And the Community Comfort is (a bit on the nose, we know) Stargazing...so pull some buttermilk biscuits out of the oven, cue up the first episode of FARSCAPE (now available on Amazon Prime) and join Jess for a discussion of a Broken DRD, a Helium-farting Hinerian, the luminous Claudia Black, and action-figure wedding cake toppers.* *A word from Jess about spoilers: Usually, I don't worry about spoilers. I assume if you're listening to the podcast, you've already consumed the media so I'm not particularly careful about what I say. However, for some reason with this episode (maybe because it's science fiction (and we sci-fi geeks are pretty spoiler-phobic), maybe because we're in the middle of the final seaso

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 11 - Faking It by Jennifer Crusie

    Comfort Measures: Episode 11 - Faking It by Jennifer Crusie

    31/03/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    In our latest episode, Jessica does a re-read of the hilarious Jennifer Crusie novel FAKING IT. The comfort food is blueberry muffins. And the community comfort is the scent of cinnamon (and the Christmas spices that go with it - clove and nutmeg)...so drop a nice cinnamon Christmas blend in the diffuser, grab a warm blueberry muffin (with some soft-but-not-melted butter), crack open your copy of FAKING IT, and join her for a discussion of closet meet-cutes and familial relations, asthmatic artists and multiple personalities, possible hit-men and definite con-men, and the comparative benefits of muffins vs. doughnuts. For more of Jennifer Crusie's marvelous books, check out www.jennycrusie.com. As always, thank you to 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 Measur

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 10 - The Princess Bride

    Comfort Measures: Episode 10 - The Princess Bride

    01/03/2019 Duration: 01h24min

    Episode 10 - In our February episode, we jump in to the 1987 Rob Reiner classic - THE PRINCESS BRIDE. So, in the spirit of Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Jessica Ammirati. You're seeking comfort. Prepare to (re)watch! Jessica's co-host this month is none other than retired English and American Studies and Dean of Studies, Theresa (aka Mom) Ammirati. The comfort food pairing is beef stew. Get yerself a bowl, grab some crusty bread to go with it, and settle in for a discussion of a princess, a pirate, a giant, a Spaniard, a six-fingered man, and some very large rodents. As always, thank you to 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 www.patreon.com

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 9 - Sense and Sensibility

    Comfort Measures: Episode 9 - Sense and Sensibility

    31/01/2019 Duration: 01h35min

    COMFORT MEASURES is BACK! And, in our first episode of 2019, Jessica is joined by Camilla Ammirati for a deep dive into the Jane Austen film classic - SENSE & SENSIBILITY. Join us for tea and biscuits and a discussion of sisters, WILLOUGHBY(!), weird fingernail things, and spray-painted sheep. For more about Camilla and her folklorist work, check out www.TAUNY.org and for more about Camilla the musician, check out the links below for The Don't Tell Darlings and Uprooted, or, if you're ever in Canton, NY swing by The Buccaneer Lounge, https://www.facebook.com/Bucclounge/. As always, thank you to 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 If you enjoy Comfort Measures, please rate and review us on iTunes and don't forget to subscribe to the show while you're there. You can get more Comfort Measures at www.pa

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 8 - Gilmore Girls - S1E1 - Pilot

    Comfort Measures: Episode 8 - Gilmore Girls - S1E1 - Pilot

    31/10/2018 Duration: 55min

    Episode 8 - In episode 8, Jessica does a re-watch of the pilot episode of the Gilmore Girls. The comfort food is apple pie. And the community comfort is a fire in a woodstove...so, light up a (nice and contained - safety first!) fire, grab a slice of homemade apple pie, cue up Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and join Jessica for a discussion of the fast-talking/pop culture spouting Gilmores, frying pans to the face, Officer Krupke, and super dry (but very healthy) muffins... As always, thank you to 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 If you enjoy Comfort Measures, please feel free to rate and review the show on iTunes and don't forget to subscribe while you're there. You can get more Comfort Measures at www.patreon.com/comfortmeasures, www.facebook.com/comfortmeasurespodcast, www.twitter.com/ComfMeasuresPod,

  • Comfort Measures Ep 7: HEARTBURN by Nora Ephron

    Comfort Measures Ep 7: HEARTBURN by Nora Ephron

    12/10/2018 Duration: 01h04min

    Episode 7 - In episode 7, we discuss Nora Ephron's uniquely Washington DC novel, HEARTBURN. Joining Jessica for the deep dive, is actor/producer/writer/director and founding artistic director of Tongue In Cheek Theater (www.tictheater.com), Jake Lipman* (www.jakelipman.com). The comfort food is (Nora-approved) mashed potatoes. Community Comfort is a new one for us at CM - a scent - specifically Calendula - courtesy of Jake. So, get yerself a bowl of hot mashed potatoes, some Kerrygold butter to mix on in, pick up your copy of HEARTBURN, and join Jess and Jake for a discussion of The Eastern Airlines Shuttle, handsome muggers, group therapy, and hamster-raising ex-husbands... *A special note - as Jessica mentions in the intro to the episode, as a dramaturge and associate producer, Jessica collaborated with Jake on the creation of a new play called Relentlessly Pleasant. The play is having it's world premiere run off-off-Broadway October 10th-27th, 2018 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street. For more informa

  • Comfort Measures: Alias S1, E1

    Comfort Measures: Alias S1, E1

    04/05/2018 Duration: 01h14min

    In episode 6, Jessica takes a deep dive into the pilot episode of the JJ Abrams Spy Show Classic - ALIAS. The comfort food is the NY Deli Classic - the black and white cookie. And the community comfort is the Winter Classic - the towel warmer...so, throw on a pair of warm sweat pants, cue up Alias on Amazon, grab a black and white, and join Jessica for a discussion of double agents, (seemingly) absentee fathers, a truly extraordinary chair flip, and blazing red hair... As always, thank you to 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 www.patreon.com/comfortmeasures, www.facebook.com/comfortmeasurespodcast, www.twitter.com/ComfMeasuresPod, www.instagr

  • Comfort Measures: Bull Durham

    Comfort Measures: Bull Durham

    29/03/2018 Duration: 01h36min

    Episode 5 - In honor of Baseball Season's Opening Day, we do a deep dive into the 1988 Baseball Classic - BULL DURHAM. Joining Jessica for the discussion is baseball romance novelist, Jen Doyle and the comfort food pairing is (of course) Cracker Jacks. So "buy me some peanuts and (you know what)", cue up the flick, and join us for the rewatch. You can find Jen's books on Amazon and on her website at www.jendoyleink.com And you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @JenDoyleInk. As always, thank you to 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 www.patreon.com/comfortmeasures, www.facebook.com/comfortmeasurespodcast, www.twitter.com/ComfMe

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 4 - Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Comfort Measures: Episode 4 - Searching for Bobby Fischer

    23/03/2018 Duration: 01h03min

    In episode four, Jessica is flying solo and taking a closer look at the 1993 movie SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER. The comfort food pairing is pizza - but not just any pizza - a pizza that means something special to you. So grab a slice, and join Jess for a discussion that touches on topics ranging from chess to competition to fathers to a stuffed moose. As always, thank you to 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: www.patreon.com/comfortmeasures, www.facebook.com/comfortmeasurespodcast, www.twitter.com/ComfMeasuresPod, www.instagram.com/comfortmeasurespodcast.

  • Comfort Measures: Episode 3 - Little House in the Big Woods

    Comfort Measures: Episode 3 - Little House in the Big Woods

    05/03/2018 Duration: 01h06s

    In our third episode, we take a closer look at the novel LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Our comfort food pairing is cast-iron-baked-sourdough-bread with Kerrygold butter and our guest co-host is screenwriter, Terri Viani. So, grab a piece of fresh baked bread warm from the oven, slather on a nice big pat of Kerrygold butter, and join us for a discussion of this first book in the Little House Series. You can follow Terri at www.instagram.com/thewriterink. Oh, and I completely forgot to mention while recording that this episode features instrumental banjo tunes played by Camilla Ammirati. Thanks, Cam! And, as always, a quick thank you to The Don't Tell Darlings for use of the 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

  • Comfort Measures Episode 2

    Comfort Measures Episode 2

    13/02/2018 Duration: 58min

    Episode 2 - In our second episode, we take a closer look at the show SPORTS NIGHT, specifically season 1, episode 2, "The Apology". Our comfort food pairing is apple cider donuts and our guest co-host is singer/songwriter Miss Lynn - Lynn Hickernell. Enjoy the discussion, the donuts, and the sampling of Miss Lynn's songs including: "The Thread", "Frosted with Sprinkles" (it is, after all, a donut kinda song), "Good Words", and "Normal ('s Just a Town)". You can find more of Miss Lynn's music at www.misslynn.com. As always, a quick thank you to Camilla Ammirati and The Don't Tell Darlings for the 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 www.patreon.com/comfortmeasures.

  • Comfort Measures: The Hunt For Red October

    Comfort Measures: The Hunt For Red October

    15/01/2018 Duration: 45min

    In our first official episode of Comfort Measures, we take a deep dive into the comfort movie - THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (yes I called it a comfort movie) - while munching on one of the truly perfect movie comfort foods - Popcorn! (artisanally) stove-popped of course.

  • Comfort Measures - Episode 0 - Introduction

    Comfort Measures - Episode 0 - Introduction

    03/12/2017 Duration: 09min

    Comfort Measures - the podcast that looks at the media we consume and the food we eat when we are seeking comfort. Find out more at patreon.com/comfortmeasures Don't forget to subscribe to the show!