There's that Anais Nin quote that a friend opens up new worlds. I would also add that a chat with a really interesting woman can turn you on to new things.
From this conversation with Lee Tran, I binged on Missing Richard Simmons podcast and then went on a Twitter frenzy about native Australian fruit finger limes - they're incredible!
Lee Tran has written for many magazines including HQ (vale), Rolling Stone and Time Out Sydney. She has a website The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry and a podcast of the same name where she interviews everyone she wants to speak with in the Sydney food scene and beyond. Lee Tran also hosts Local Fidelity on Sydney's FBi Radio. Oh, and you can always catch Lee Tran at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art's zine fair.