15 episodes

Welcome to It's Bananas, the podcast where we build an appetite for juicy living with your host, Becky Onnesta. She explores how tasting new and diverse fruits can lead to self discovery, joy and connection. But the thing is...you don't have to love fruit in order to enjoy all the juicy details. The whole idea is to figure out what you love for yourself.

Every episode, she spills all the details of what's on her mind and what's on her table connecting the dots between fruit and the human experience. She'll peel back the layers around how tasting fruit unexpectedly led her to herself, to finding joy and to the biggest holy grail of them all -- connection. It's deep, it's delicious, and It's Bananas!

It's Bananas Becky Onnesta

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to It's Bananas, the podcast where we build an appetite for juicy living with your host, Becky Onnesta. She explores how tasting new and diverse fruits can lead to self discovery, joy and connection. But the thing is...you don't have to love fruit in order to enjoy all the juicy details. The whole idea is to figure out what you love for yourself.

Every episode, she spills all the details of what's on her mind and what's on her table connecting the dots between fruit and the human experience. She'll peel back the layers around how tasting fruit unexpectedly led her to herself, to finding joy and to the biggest holy grail of them all -- connection. It's deep, it's delicious, and It's Bananas!

    Season Finale: 23 Things I Learned from Fruit in 2023

    Season Finale: 23 Things I Learned from Fruit in 2023

    In this season finale, I wrap up the season with 23 of my favorite things I learned from fruit this season including the unexpected value of licking things, why I don't want to live without my planner, and how fruit is our forever ally.
    Plus one of my favorite discoveries is how much I like sharing fruit with others so I'm giving away a box of fruit from Frog Hollow Farms. Just head to the episode post on instagram.com/fruitmaven and leave a comment before midnight pacific time December 31, 2023 to win a box of fruit shipped anywhere in the United States.
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    • 17 min
    From Chaos to Control: Persimmons and the Power of Meals

    From Chaos to Control: Persimmons and the Power of Meals

    This week is one of my favorite episodes so far and I’m joined by one of my favorite humans, Max Daniels to talk about:
    The sexiness that is the hachiya persimmon.
    How long would it take if you ate one solely by licking it?
    If tasting fruit can bring us closer to ourselves, can eating too much of it disconnect us from ourselves?
    What exactly is chaotic eating or binge eating?
    Can we gain control and also not go on a diet?
    How can meals help us?
    How important is hunger?
    You can find Max Daniel's book on Amazon:
    Meals at Mealtimes: Rapid Recovery from Binge Eating 
    maxdaniels.comConnect with the Fruit Maven on Instagram
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    • 34 min
    Rest vs. Joy: Pondering Priorities with Pomegranates

    Rest vs. Joy: Pondering Priorities with Pomegranates

    This week I explore the question: What do I prioritize over doing the things that make me happy? I discuss:
    How I use lists…or don’tPrioritizing ease and why I don’t buy pomegranatesWhether or not you can drink straight from a pomegranate with a strawThree things I have historically prioritized above happiness or joyWhether rest feels goodConnect with the Fruit Maven on Instagram
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    • 26 min
    Pearfect Planning - Exploring Joy with Alison

    Pearfect Planning - Exploring Joy with Alison

    This week Alison joins our table to gush about planners and how they pair pearfectly with joy. In this episode we find out:
    If pears and peanut butter pair up and whether Alison always has peanut butter within arms reachHow many different ways can Becky use the word pear to get her point acrossHow planners can help when life goes pear-shapedPlanners role in helping reveal patterns and opening up more joyFinding a place to play that’s just for youBeing flexible when you want to shiftPlanners, books and pens mentioned in the pod:EVO PlannersL Series Simple Scrap NotebookMini Life and Pieces Daily MemoMoleskin PlannerKuretake Zig Polka Dot Markers
    Connect with the Fruit Maven on Instagram
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    • 37 min
    Throw It Away? There Is No 'Away'

    Throw It Away? There Is No 'Away'

    Let’s talk literal and metaphorical composting with Megan Goehring! Becky finally learns how to compost and realizes she’s been out of compliance for seven embarrassing years. But first — we share a Hass avocado. Is it a fruit or vegetable? Savory or sweet? Do we even know how to pronounce it and why did the Aztecs name it this? Then we dive into how to compost: Greens+Browns+Water+Air+Time! Can we use this same formula to compost and resource our lives? Mayyyybeee.
    Resources:
    www.desertcompost.org
    Connect with the Fruit Maven on Instagram
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    Discover Afternoona Delight, where three American authors examine Korean dramas through a writer's lens. Join Afternoona Army, a space for BTS fans over 30 looking for thought-provoking discussions and thirst-inducing content. For Asian drama enthusiasts seeking answers, we bring you Afternoona Asks, where diaspora Asians living in the West find ways to reconnect to Asian culture via Asian/KDramas.

    • 41 min
    Do Grape Minds Think Alike? Sharing What We Love

    Do Grape Minds Think Alike? Sharing What We Love

    Our host, Becky, the Fruit Maven, is joined this week by her first esteemed guest, Lia Riley, co-host of Afternoona Delight and Afternoona Army podcasts. Becky carries precious cargo 500 miles to share her $30 Korean grapes and explore some questions: Does truly loving something make you feel more alone or more connected? Should we share what we love with the outside world?
    Connect with the Fruit Maven on Instagram
    It's Bananas is a part of the Studio AfterGlo network. There should be no guilt or embarrassment in embracing the things that bring you joy, which is why the podcasts in the Studio AfterGlo network are tailor-made for you.
    Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
    Discover Afternoona Delight, where three American authors examine Korean dramas through a writer's lens. Join Afternoona Army, a space for BTS fans over 30 looking for thought-provoking discussions and thirst-inducing content. For Asian drama enthusiasts seeking answers, we bring you Afternoona Asks, where British-Chinese and Korean-American hosts dive into all your Asian drama questions, including special episodes under Afternoona Asks ND, where neurodivergent straight talk and representation are prioritized, breaking down ableist perceptions.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Jabberwicky ,

Delightful!

What a delicious exploration of fruit and life - quirky, calming, restorative, and refreshing. Look forward to listening to more episodes!

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