Neil Gaiman is perhaps least-known for his interest in SCOBY-s (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast), but that will no doubt change now that this episode has aired. Gaiman is a bestselling author whose books (American Gods, Coraline, Good Omens) often turn into movies or TV series. When the world was in lockdown at the start of the pandemic, Neil was alone on the Isle of Skye mastering the art of making sourdough bread and bagels. Fellow SCOBY enthusiasts that listen will learn the optimum amount of time one should boil bagels, as well as how to destroy and resuscitate living cultures. He’ll also caution against taking your bee colony with you if you move from Wisconsin to New York.
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- Neil Gaiman
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Getting to sleep can be difficult sometimes. Now you can achieve that urgently needed rest by taking advantage of our most precious natural resource: celebrities. Each week on the slyly humorous and reassuring Sleeping With Celebrities, host John Moe talks with a different guest from the world of entertainment about something they know a lot about. The conversation is guaranteed to be just interesting enough to draw your attention away from your own swirling anxieties but never interesting enough to keep you awake. No startling revelations, no dramatic screaming confrontations, but plenty of low-key dialogue, intricately laced deadpan comedy, and a ticket to dreamland.