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Sometimes we get so caught up with sharing the latest releases, we don't get to play some of our old favourites. So this episode, just like your favourite dad rock band, we're breaking out the Greatest Hits. These new episodes come from chart topping podcasts that have been around for a while. And like classic tunes, these gems will stick with you. Podcasts featured: Aria Code: "Gioachino Rossini's operatic version of the Cinderella story may not have any enchanted mice or pumpkins, but there's plenty of magic in the music." Mortified: "Celebrate the majesty and musicality of self-proclaimed band geeks." The Feast: "Almost sixty years ago to the day, President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline hosted the largest state dinner of the Kennedy Administration. Invited to the White House for a special 'brains dinner' in April 1962 were 49 Nobel laureates, along with Pulitzer Prize winners, noted actors, and Poet Laureates. What happened the night Robert Frost dined with J. Robert Oppenheimer? How did James Baldwin get on with Mary Welsh Hemingway? On this episode, we speak with Joseph A. Esposito, author of 'Dinner in Camelot: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White Hous'" to discuss the dinner and its impressive guest list." The Truth: "When two actors on different coasts show up to a mysterious voiceover audition, a sadistic director keeps making things weirder."