“Brown’s granola will change, possibly ruin, your life. You mix the components—oats, brown sugar, maple syrup, almonds—in a baking pan and pop it in the oven, where it will fill your home with the fragrance of toasted nuts and eventually make you very happy and very fat.” - Jennifer Reese
I love this recipe. It’s so easy it hurts and so very easy to personalize it. If you just use the oil, syrup, and oats and change EVERYTHING ELSE, it would be just as good as the original recipe.
This is easily one of my favorite podcasts. If you’ve talked to me in the past few months at any rate, you know I talk incessantly about it. The words “insightful,” “unexpected,” “consistent” and most importantly “succinct” have rarely been more applicable to a podcast. So much of what we live with is done by design, with a human brain at the control panel, and yet we rarely understand them as such (they are, as you would say, “invisible). In five to twenty minute increments, Roman Mars redefines the way you look at and take for granted the world we live in, highlighting the tiny things that make the world go round and giving those who create them their long overdue credit.
First, subscribe and fall in love (as you inevitably will). Second give them money! If this ad is any indication for what Mars could do with a video production budget, I would be at his front door with cartoonish burlap sacks marked with dollar signs with the police hot on my tail, adorned in striped tights and a ski mask ready to drop the cash and run from my heist and my debt to society, knowing it’ll be repaid by the resulting video episodes of 99% Invisible.
Or maybe I’ll just donate again.
It’s not as quick though.
::EDIT:: Also, I understand no one promised video episodes. I can dream.
“As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are ‘only doing their duty’, as the saying goes. Most of them, I have no doubt, are kind-hearted law-abiding men who would never dream of committing murder in private life.”—
George Orwell, “The Lion and the Unicorn,” 1941.
—or, what it is like to be on the other side of a bombing campaign, in his case during the Nazi blitz on London during WWII.