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Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle

Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle

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Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle is your new favorite coronavirus/COVID-19 distraction podcast. Join this duo as they embark on a quest to bring the world counter programming of all kinds. They'll focus on countertops (namely, they're doing a series on marble, granite, and quartz), time counters, calorie counters, counters of other kinds... Each episode will be a mix of comedy and fun facts that no one knew they ever needed. Shira and Arielle have been friends for 5 years. They met in Jackson, Mississippi during their first job post-college at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (yes, there are Jews in Mississippi). They lived 4 doors from one another. Now that they're on opposite sides of the country and experiencing intense anxiety due to the constant barrage of bad news surrounding coronavirus, they decided they needed a distraction. This distraction comes in the form of a podcast. Shira and Arielle are bringing you... Counter Programming. Tune in for stories, useless (read v. important) facts, and so much more. Episodes will be released weekly and will be available wherever you get your podcasts.Follow us on Instagram: @counterprogrammingpodFollow Shira on Twitter: @shishimoskFollow Arielle on Twitter: @ariellethisandthatYou can email us at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com
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Well Counties, the time has finally come for us to bid adieu. Today we say goodbye to Counter Programming with Shira and Arielle. This little podcast has been a distraction for us during a crazy year, and we hope it's been that for you as well. We promised we'd continue Counter Programming until we were all vaccinated...and somehow that day is finally here.  So now for some thank yous...Thank you, Counties, for tuning in each week to join us on this counter topics journey. Thank you to Daniel Tureck who has worked his sound magic on each episode. He is truly the best in the biz and we feel so lucky to work with him. Thank you to our Season 2 guests: Bethany Berger Eric Johnson (founder of Bumblecast.fm) Jess GoodmanEvery Day is a Food Day PodCounty Cousin Remy Thank you to Caio Slikta, who designed our logos for both seasons. Thank you to Jason Shaw, for our theme music that we can't stop dancing to, Tennessee Hayride. Want to keep in touch? Wed do! Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpodRemember, the pandemic isn't actually over yet so stay safe and follow CDC guidelines! And of course, keep on counting. From our countertops to yours, Shira & Arielle  
Welcome to the penultimate episode of Counter Programming season 2. In this episode, we speak with Shira's cousin and recent bat mitzvah girl, Remy.We get into all things Jewish "counter," including: why bnei mitzvahs take place at age 13, the counting of the omer, and more. We also discuss what it was like to have a bat mitzvah at the height of the pandemic.  Credit:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Sponsors:PodcornEmail us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
This week, it's all about Sophie Countess of Wessex, AKA the wife of the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth. Why is she a countess and not an earl, like her husband, Prince Edward Earl of Wessex?We've got you. Tune in to explore the British peerage system!Credit:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Sponsors:The Best Advice ShowPodcornEmail us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Today we're diving into the question that was on everyone's mind after watching Bridgerton...What the heck is a Viscount? The good news for us here at Counter Programming is that Bridgerton was recently back in the news. Unfortunately for everyone else, the news was that Regé-Jean Page will not be in the upcoming season (even though Shonda Rhimes said this was planned from the start). In order to fully understand what a viscount is, we explore the British Peerage system which is pretty confusing. Credit: Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Sponsors:The Best Advice ShowPodcornEmail us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
This week we're heading down to the County Fair with our friends from Every Day is a Food Day.  During this special crossover episode, we discuss the history of county fairs and we explore the food you can enjoy at 'em. After you listen, you'll be craving fried Oreos, Chicken Charlie's, and a Petro. Checkout this list for ways to recreate your favorite fried fair food finds at home.  Be sure to subscribe to "Every Day is a Food Day," a podcast that explores the stories, scandals, holidays and heroes behind your favorite foods, hosted by Anna Van Valin and Lia Ballentine. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts and follow them on Instagram at @FoodDayPod.Credits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoEmail us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Tally Counters

Tally Counters

2021-04-2124:262

This week, more counters! Tally counters. Welcome to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle. Each week, we bring you information on anything with the word "count" or "counter" in its title. We started as a pandemic distraction cast. And we will continue until we're both fully vaccinated and incubated. Definition:A tally counter is usually cased in metal and is cylindrical in shape. Part of the circle is flattened out and contains a window of plastic or glass. Inside the counter are a number of rings with the numbers from 0 to 9 in descending order going clockwise. Most counters have four such rings, allowing the user to count up to 9999. A metal ring may be attached to aid in holding the counter, and usually half the ring is bent to allow it to fold flush with the counter when not in use.- WikipediaCredits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
It's THE FINAL COUNTDOWN. Today, we're headed to Europe. Each week on Counter Programming, we bring you stories and info-tainment on any topic with the word "count" or "counter" in its name. You're catching us in our series on musical counters. Last week was all about the Counting Crows. Today, Europe's hit song "The Final Countdown."We also sit down to chat with Eric Johnson, the founder of BumbleCast, a podcast production company, and host of the podcast Follow Friday. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcwCredits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Counting Crows

Counting Crows

2021-03-3130:22

Today, we enumerate some birds. Just kidding. Today, we talk about the famous 90s band, The Counting Crows. Though, as you'll soon find out, the Crows may very well be coming back soon with some more.Each week on Counter Programming, we bring you stories and info-tainment on any topic with the word "count" or "counter" in its name. You're catching us in our series on musical counters. Last week was Beyonce's 2011 hit song, "Countdown." Today, the Counting Crows are where it's at.Credits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Beyoncé's "Countdown"

Beyoncé's "Countdown"

2021-03-2429:17

Are you part of the beehive? Beyhive?...Are you a fan of Beyoncé is what we're asking...?Welcome to our musical "count"/"counter" series. First up, our breakdown of Beyoncé's 2011 hit "Countdown." Check out the music video here.In this episode, we go through the history of Beyoncé's career, stopping to highlight her big wins. We focus this episode, of course, on "Countdown." About this song:The song was written by Beyonce, Terius Nash, Shea Taylor, Ester Dean, Cainon Lamb, Julie Frost, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris, and produced by Beyoncé, Taylor and Lamb.It was first released for radio on October 4th, 2011.Beyonce wanted to mix musical styles from the 1970’s & 1990’s. Consequences of Sound’s Chris Coplan describes the song as "everywhere on the genre map."  Since It’s upbeat R&B, with hints of funk, hip-hop, latin pop, world music, reggae, and dance hall. Sources:- Pitchfork- MTV- TumblrAds:- Romer Skincare, use code COUNTERPROGRAMMING15 at checkout for 15% off your order- Podcorn- Quik ReturnsCredits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
It's the countertop series! We're learning about recycled glass today.Definition:Recycled glass countertops are made from glass (sometimes from curbside recycling programs) mixed with resin or concrete. They can be made to look like natural stone (the homogenous look) OR they can have a glassy, tiled look (terrazzo style). Fun facts:- The recycled glass countertop was invented in 1996 by Don McPherson, who was at the time a student at UC Berkeley. - In 2006, investors acquired McPherson's company (Counter Productions) and renamed it Vetrazzo.- Vetrazzo is still the leading manufacturer of recycled glass countertops.Sources:- Countertop Speciality- VetrazzoSponsors:- PodCorn is the easiest way to monetize your podcast. Learn more here. - Romer Skin Care (use code "COUNTER" at checkout for 15% off your order)Credits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
It's the countertop series! Last week was all about quartz.Today, LAMINATE!Definition:Laminate is a combination of plastic and paper—interestingly, though, generally not recycled—and sometimes board. These materials are formed into a thin layer and colored or manufactured with naturalistic or textured designs. This layer is then laminated to particleboard or chip board. (Bobvila).Fun facts:- Laminate countertops are only a bit over 100 years old. - Laminate as a product was invented by engineers from the Westinghouse company.- The bottom layers of a laminate counter are made of brown craft paper -- literally the paper grocery bags!Sources:- https://www.countertopspecialty.com/countertop-laminate.html- https://www.thespruce.com/laminate-countertops-want-love-1822075- https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/laminate-counters-look-a-lot-better-than-they-did-in-the-80s-can-they-make-a-comeback/2019/04/03/38a37bda-3f94-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.htmlSponsors:- Romer Skin Care (use code "COUNTER" at checkout for 15% off your order)Credits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Welcome to season 2, Counties! We're kicking off this season with a series on countertops. We'll hit quartz today, then we're onto laminate, recycled glass, and more.Today, QUARTZ!Definition:Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar. Quartz is also called engineered stone (according to countertop guides). (WIKIPEDIA). Fun facts:- Quartz countertops are only 95% quartz. The other 5% is a polymer resin.- On the Mohs scale of hardness, quartz is a 7 out of 10- Quartz countertops don't need to be resealed- The Italian Company Breton SPA  figured out how to press polymer resins into natural quartz to make it a viable kitchen countertop in the 1960s. To this day, Breton is a leading supplier of these types of materials.Sources:- University of Minnesota Mineral Pages - The Spruce- MSI SurfacesSponsors:- Romer Skin Care (use code "COUNTER" at checkout for 15% off your order)Credits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Here we go, Counties! Counter Programming officially kicks off next week. Please enjoy this little trailer where we give you a peek into what's new this season. What is Counter Programming?: What is Counter Programming? CP is your new favorite pandemic distraction-cast. We started Counter Programming in April, back when the pandemic first hit. We wanted to distract ourselves (and others) from the grim COVID news. Well, it's now almost a year later and we're still here because...so is the pandemic. In each episode, we tell you about a topic that contains the word "count" or "counter."Season 2 will bring more counter programming to your ears. Subscribe now and don't miss an episode. Here's what to expect: - Countertops - Songs - Interviews - Cross-overs with other count-related pods - A real-live STONE MASON -  & moreSponsors:- Thousand Fell Credits:Daniel Tureck - sound Caio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpod
Counties! We are (almost) back for season 2. Enjoy this short episode where we tell you what's on the horizon for season 2 of Counter Programming with Shira and Arielle. What is Counter Programming? CP is your new favorite pandemic distraction-cast. We started Counter Programming in April, back when the pandemic first hit. We wanted to distract ourselves (and others) from the grim COVID news. Well, it's now almost a year later and we're still here because...so is the pandemic. In each episode, we tell you about a topic that contains the word "count" or "counter."Season 2 will bring more counter programming to your ears. Subscribe now and don't miss an episode.Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: www.instagram.com/counterprogrammingpod
Welcome to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle!In this intro episode, meet Arielle and Shira, long-time friends who are embarking on a fun project during the time of Corona. The duo are offering Counter Programming to all of the hubbub surrounding COVID-19 in the form of episodes about counters. What kind of counters, you may ask?Well: - Counter tops (marble, granite, steel) - Counter culture - Counters of calories, time...etc - SO. MUCH. MOREThis podcast is sure to be a mix of comedy and useless information shared in a fresh way with a lot of laughs.Shira and Arielle met in 2015 at their first job post-college in Jackson, Mississippi (at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life). They lived down the street from one another. Now, they're separated by almost 50 states (Arielle in California and Shira in NY), but, in an effort to quell their respective anxiety, they wanted to take on a podcast during Corona.Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle is a limited-run podcast series meant to bring you some levity in a time of heightened uncertainty.Episodes will be published weekly and will feature counter programming of all sorts.Tell us about your favorite counters, won't you please? You can reach us on Twitter:Shira is at @shishimoskArielle at is @arithisandthat
This week on Counter Programming we're joined by Jess Goodman, the Indiebound bestselling author of young adult thrillers They Wish They Were Us and They'll Never Catch Us. Most importantly for Counter Programming, Jess recently started a newsletter called WORD COUNT. We chatted with Jess to learn more about her writing process, her books, and her most recent counter stats. She even shared some recommendations for romance novels including The Roommate and The Intimacy Experiment. You can follow Jess on Instagram @jessicagoodman & on Twitter @jessgood Credits:Daniel Tureck - soundCaio Slikta - logoJason Shaw - Tennessee Hayride (theme music)Email us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.comFind us on IG: @counterprogrammingpodSponsors: Quikreturn 
Here it is, Counties! The last episode of season 1 of Counter Programming. Here's what to expect in this episode: - Shira and Arielle share where they were when Joe Biden was projected the winner of the presidential election - A recap (recount) of the episodes and the themes we discussed throughout the season: counts, countertops, counting of things, and so much more - Facts and figures of season 1 - Plans for next seasonLinks mentioned:  - Recounts don't change outcomes all that oftenTHANK YOUS:Thank you SO much to Daniel Tureck, our sound guy and honorary third host. Find his work at robotslap.com. Thank you to Jason Shaw who composes our theme song, Tennessee Hayride.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Find his work on Instagram at @caioslikta.Thank you to you, Counties! Thanks for listening and tuning in.Zari BarzilaiBethany BergerRabbi Matt DreffinDylan PendrakEva BilickYurbisArielle's parentsShira's parentsFrom our countertops to yours...bye!
Counties, what a week we are in for.We're bringing you a bit of a distraction in the form of a recap episode. We re-watched The Office's season 5 two-episode premier, Weight Loss (Part 1) and Weight Loss (Part 2). Joining us for this episode is Leah Apothaker, a dear friend of our's and an Office historian, of sorts.What a treat!Links:- They Wish They Were UsCounties, we need your voices!Send us a voice memo to us at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. The voice memo should say something along the lines of:Hi, I'm Arielle from Portland, Maine, and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira and Arielle.We'll be going on hiatus in a few weeks, Counties!Follow us on Instagram!Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Counties! It's almost here. Election 2020. In this episode, we share our voting plans -- What's your voting plan? Welcome to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle. On this podcast, we bring you stories and information on topics with the word "count" or "counter" in the title. Last week, we reviewed the 2002 film The Count of Monte Cristo. This week we're... COUNTing Down to the Election AKA giving you tips on how to stay involved in the last few days before the most important election of our lifetimes. Here's what you can do:1. Donate to these candidates (click on the links)Gary Peters (Michigan) MJ Hegar (Texas) Al Gross (Alaska) Jon Ossoff (Georgia) Raphael Warnock (Georgia) Barbara Bollier (Kansas) Cal Cunningham (North Carolina) Doug Jones (Alabama) Theresa Greenfield (Iowa) Steve Bullock (Montana) 2. Relational Organizing: when you chat with friends and family on the phone or in person, ask them about their voting plans!3. Sign up for call / text banking at mobilize.us/joebiden. The Counter Programming Challenge: sign up for at least one time slot before the election!4. Mission Arizona - opportunities for law students and lawyers5. Send pizza to long lines! polls.pizza for more info and to send a pie!Counties, we need your voices!Send us a voice memo to us at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. The voice memo should say something along the lines of:Hi, I'm Arielle from Portland, Maine, and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira and Arielle.We'll be going on hiatus in a few weeks, Counties!Follow us on Instagram!Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey Counties! Welcome to the show. This week we review the 2002 version of film The Count of Monte Cristo. Warning: this episode is full of spoilers so we recommend you watch the film on Amazon first. If you're as obsessed as we are with the cast, checkout IMDB. We'll be back next week with some more VOTE Counter Programming content. But in the meantime, make sure to check back in our episode archive -- may we recommend our interview with Jesse Cerrotti about why Local Elections Count?!Counties, we need your voices!Send us a voice memo to us at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. The voice memo should say something along the lines of:Hi, I'm Arielle from Portland, Maine, and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira and Arielle.Follow us on Instagram!Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
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Eric Pomeroy

You can count...on this podcast being awful.

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Eva Bilick

Finally catching up on Counter Programming after being sick! Thanks for including my story in this dope collection of stories. I can always COUNT on this pod to entertain :) xoxoxoxo

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Sean Blake

First-time listener. The hosts took nearly 8 minutes before getting to the topic, far too long for me as that is over 25% of the episode.

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Kevin Ryan

Ridiculous childish podcast. All about things that have the word "counter" in them! Today on Sesame Street it's the letter M...strictly for morons.

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