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Fika on Heritage Radio Network’s Eat Your Words (Listen to the Podcast)

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Fika on Heritage Radio Network

I was so excited to not only get to be a guest on a Heritage Radio Network show with Johanna recently, but also to check out their headquarters. Housed in a shipping container in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, Heritage Radio Network hosts a variety of great radio shows that are all about advancing food culture. If you don’t know them, be sure to check them out, the programming is pretty incredible.

Local beer at Roberta's Pizza

It also meant that we got to eat a pizza at Roberta’s right before recording the show, as the radio is housed in the back. A super cool restaurant with an oven in the corner and local craft beer served in mason jars. My kind of place. The Heritage Radio Network studio itself sits in a shipping container right behind the restaurant, so as you sit and chat you look out over the restaurant goers downing their pizzas.

Heritage Radio Network

Thanks to Cathy Erway, the host of Eat Your Words, who sat down with Johanna and I and talked all about fika.

You can listen to the full episode here.

Catch It: A Short Film About a Passion for Life and Surfing

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My friend Sarah Menzies makes beautiful films, and I remember being blown away when I first saw her short film Catch It.

When you hear “surf film” you think of a certain genre of films, and if you’re not interested in surfing, then most often you shy away from those films. But while Catch It is a film about surfing, it’s about much more than that, which is one of the reasons I love Sarah’s work. She manages to capture the essence of a person through their passion, and this film is less about surfing and more about what makes Léa Brassy tick. What makes her excited. What gives her the drive for life.

So even though I am not a surfer, I love this film. And I hope you do too.

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March 24, 2015 at 18:31

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Summer Playlist: Ray-Ban Exclusive Volume 14

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You’re welcome.

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July 25, 2014 at 18:48

Happy Friday (Here’s a Song That Will Make it Even Better)

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Nothing says “happy weekend” like the cheesiest song ever.

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March 7, 2014 at 19:42

Listening To: Ray-Ban Exclusive Volume 11

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Ray ban exclusive volume 11

It’s the eleventh volume of my ongoing Ray-Ban Exclusive series – playlists made for feeling good. Sometimes I make them monthly, sometimes not, but the goal is to put together some new and old music for the ultimate playlist that helps you get creative/dance/energize/feel good (you’ll probably want coffee).

A little bit of remix, a little bit of dance, and a little funky, they’re made for listening to while wearing your hippest shades. The latest volume was made with an extra bit of European love, with some new favorites like Keziah Jones and Alt-J.

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March 11, 2013 at 23:10

Listening To: Postiljonen – How Will I Know/All That We Had Is Lost (Whitney Houston Cover)

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Swedish group Postiljonen does a beautiful rendition of this song with a beautiful video.

Via: The Chuckness

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November 15, 2012 at 15:54

Listening To: Ray-Ban Exclusive Volume 7

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I do this monthly mix thing called Ray-Ban Exclusive, and I’m digging the seventh volume which is full of summer funk.

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Listening To: Urban Cone – We Should Go to France

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A little indie-electro pop from Swedish group Urban Cone, which is the kind of song you should be listening to on a sunny afternoon.

Image: Urban Cone

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April 13, 2012 at 14:10

Listening To: Chromatics – Kill for Love

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New album from Portland band Chromatics, and fortunately this clip has the entire album all in one.

Full track list here.

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April 12, 2012 at 16:36

Listening To: Inga Problem (Remix)

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A handful of popular and talented Swedish artists together all in one: Petter, Veronica Maggio and Snook.

Play and repeat.

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April 5, 2012 at 07:23