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TableCakes Productions is a woman-owned, podcast-first media outlet. Our shows cover real estate, food, movies, music, TV, cannabis, regional Southern California news and more. Imagine a newspaper, but in audio form.

PODCASTS



Green & Gold is a weed podcast hosted by cannabis journalist Hayley Fox. We talk to pioneers in the weed business: from entrepreneurs to activists, scientists, weed doctors, growers, politicians, plus everyday consumers like you to better understand the complicated world of cannabis.


Talking to people about the history of their favorite foods is a great way to trick them into telling stories they haven’t told before. Host Katherine Spiers brings the history, the guests bring the anecdotes – like Gail Simmons discovering American Thanksgiving, Jenny Yang’s childhood love of salad bars, and Scott Conant and Lorena Garcia’s fundamental disagreement about dumplings.



Gayest Episode Ever has screenwriter Glen Lakin and stay-at-home journalist Drew Mackie going through the great and not-so-great gay episodes of sitcoms past.



Singing Mountain is a video game music podcast hosted by Drew Mackie, who feels most at home in the music from 16-bit RPGs.



Actor and comedian Sam Pancake sits down with friends famous and funny to discuss the surreal, silly and nonetheless star-studded made-for-TV movies of the 1970s. It’s a loving look at baffling not-quite-feature-length flicks that often aren’t on DVD and have largely been lost to time.



Is there one single movie that you always find yourself recommending to anyone who hasn’t seen it? This podcast is about those movies. Each week, hosts Tony Rodriguez and Drew Mackie bring in a new guest to talk about a movie that has resonated with them strongly enough that they’ve found themselves saying, “Oh you have to watch this movie.”

Recent Episodes

Lagoon in 30 Minutes or Less

Smart Mouth | May 24, 2019
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An early Super NES title, Lagoon is a Zelda-ish adventure that is today most remembered for its soundtrack. But here’s the thing: That music was initially composed for the game’s first incarnation on the Sharp X68000, which is both maybe the best version of its music and also a version […]

Rice with Sheldon Simeon

Smart Mouth | May 22, 2019
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Hawaii’s rice culture – and its rice crops – with Sheldon Simeon. Plus life after Top Chef, retirement dreams, and letting go of a certain colonial myth. Need more about Hawaiian food? Here you go: Smartmouthpodcast – Hawaiian-food-with-sarah-kuhn Smart Mouth is on Patreon: www.patreon.com/smartmouthpodcast www.instagram.com/smartmouthpodcast/ www.facebook.com/groups/268127480409103/ Please subscribe to (and rate & […]

Winners Don’t Use Drugs

Singing Mountain | May 20, 2019
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Back before mainstream pop started sampling video game music willy-nilly, The Pixies went a step further and wholesale covered a VGM composition: the theme from NARC, a 1988 arcade game. This says as much about The Pixies as it does Brian Schmidt’s great soundtrack for this game, and in the […]

Blanche’s Homo Brother Wants to Get Gay Married

Gayest Episode Ever | May 21, 2019
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“Sister of the Bride” (January 21, 1991) The Clayton Hollingsworth story comes to an end with an episode about same-sex marriage before even the term “commitment ceremony” came into the popular lexicon. Tony Rodriguez joins us to discuss the ways that this episode shows how The Golden Girls was ahead […]

A Different Kind of Desert

Singing Mountain | May 16, 2019
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Not every desert sounds the same. The sitar and tabla are Indian instruments that, in video game music, are almost always used to signify the desert. Not every composer buys into this trend, however, and this episode focuses on desert themes that suggest a different kind of adventure. Track listing: […]

Boston Favorites with Barbara Lynch

Smart Mouth | May 15, 2019
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The importance of both home ec and Howard Johnson’s mac and cheese; plus, how to eat a lobster with Boston chef Barbara Lynch, who explains what a “frappe” is. And that I’ve been pronouncing it wrong. Smart Mouth is on Patreon: www.patreon.com/smartmouthpodcast www.instagram.com/smartmouthpodcast/ www.facebook.com/groups/268127480409103/ Please subscribe to (and rate & review) […]

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