Just two more days left for #BigSell30! Amita here with your penultimate Big Sell.
I had the opportunity to chat with Rachna Govani, food lover and co-founder of Foodstand to get a Big Sell from her. Foodstand is a free app to help you build good eating habits- which comes at the perfect time since we are entering the food focused holiday season. Between the celebration of Diwali, candy filled Halloween and the celebratory feasts of Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas, Americans are known to pack on the pounds over the next few months.
Foodstand is spearheading a movement to be more conscious about what you eat, how you eat and has created multiple challenges to help you achieve those goals.
I could honestly listen to Rachna talk about food for days because her passion for good food and creating a food community is so energizing. She's extremely smart and as I mentioned in our interview, Rachna is also a good friend and I couldn't be prouder of her. I also wasn't kidding about her being a rockstar in the food world- she recently attended SXSL- the South By South Lawn event at the White House and had the opportunity to speak with Russell Simmons about his efforts to create affordable healthy food for the community in Flint, MI. You can find out more about Russell's non-profit efforts here and read more about Rachna in this interview with her on Forbes.com.
As you will hear in our interview, I decided to Big Sell the Foodstand app to all of you and Rachna graciously gave us a Big Sell of another app- the free meditation app Insight Timer.
Enjoy our conversation and leave a comment below or tweet us @PopInsiders and let us know if you enjoyed this conversation or any of the other Big Sells from #BigSell30.
From the beginning of the #BigSell30, Jo and J, the hosts of the JoJCast, have been big supporters of our goal to experience one new piece of pop culture everyday throughout the month of October . Amita and I are super appreciative of all of the amazing big sell recommendations they've tweeted over the past couple of weeks. We've been big fans of their Screen Dump podcast since late last year so we are especially thrilled to have them join us for this Inside Pop Special International Edition!
JojCast's Big Sell is British music artist, Kate Tempest's new album, Let Them Eat Chaos. If you listen carefully to this podcast you'll hear Amita and I become increasingly intrigued by their description of this musician/poet we'd never heard before. Jo shares the fact that she has "...an emotional epiphany," every time she see's Tempest perform. I love (and quite often depend on) music that elicits deep emotional responses so I was ready to immediately check out this #BigSell! In addition to the new album, Jo and J also recommended Kate Tempest's appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series (link below). After watching the first song, "Ballad of a Hero," I was floored!
After listening to our conversation we think you'll also be inspired to check out Kate Tempest and listen to JoJCast (they're also podcasting about music now and I guarantee there are many other great recommendations from them ahead).
Listen to: Kate Tempest's new album: Let Them Eat Chaos
Watch her on: Tiny Desk Concert
Be sure to follow Inside Pop on Twitter and Instagram @PopInsiders and don’t forget to send us your Big Sells for #BigSell30
It's Day One of the Big Sell 30 Day Challenge! #BigSell30 here we go! Thanks for joining us as we invite everyone to experience one new piece of pop culture every day for 30 days. If you're looking for suggestions this is the place to be!
Every day we'll have a Big Sell recommendation for you here on the site. Our first Big Sell comes from Matt McKee of The Long Distance Popcast. His Big Sell is the Netflix series Peaky Blinders starring Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Tom Hardy.
This show has been around for 3 seasons, but may have been overshadowed by higher profile Netflix series like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Stranger Things and Marvel's Luke Cage.
Listen to hear LDP co-host Matt McKee explain why this show is worth checking out!
And tomorrow on Day 2 - we will feature LDP co-host Claudia Castillo's Big Sell.
We're off and running! Remember to tweet YOUR Big Sell suggestions to us @PopInsiders and let us know how your #BigSell30 experience is going!
The Big Sell is getting even BIGGER! For the past 10 months we've 'Big Sold' each other every week - taking turns recommending something new in the world of pop culture for the other to check out. The result? We've each heard more music, seen more movies, read more short stories and experienced so much more great new pop culture than we'd ever experienced before. And our water cooler banter is so ON POINT!
And now we want YOU to get in on the act. We're inviting you to take part in the Big Sell 30 Day Challenge. Join us and commit to trying out one new piece of pop culture every day, for 30 days. A new song, TV episode, movie, poem, viral video, smart phone app - anything goes.
Listen to this special Inside Pop episode for all of the details. Beginning October 1st we'll tweet and post recommended Big Sells. And we want to hear from you! Tweet us using #BigSell30 and tell us what you've been trying out.
Throughout the month we'll have special episodes and special guests who'll share their Big Sells with all of us.
So join us for the Big Sell 30 Day Challenge and we guarantee at the end of the month you'll have whiter teeth, increased spiritual awareness and a firmer butt. And also - none of those things. But you will have the experience of feeding your pop culture obsession with great recommendations from fellow fanatics! #BigSell30