The House Specials
Ep. 5: Longing, with Ariel Barnes
Aug 22, 2019 · 23 min
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While wandering through the aisles of a local supermarket, Ariel Barnes revisits her childhood memories of school lunch and the politics of the food we eat as children. She remembers the neatly packed lunches that her mother used to pack her and the loving notes left in her lunchbox. And then she remembers the day these lunches and notes suddenly disappeared. Take a walk with us down memory lane as we explore with Ariel the power of food as an expression of love, loss and longing.

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The print version of this story appears in the limited edition, hand-numbered zine Peddler B-Sides: Vol. 1. Available exclusively at:

The House Specials is a podcast brought to you by Peddler Journal, produced by Shirley Cai, theme music by Scout McKinnon, music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions (, tile artwork by Satsuki Shibuya.

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