Streams

Recent Episodes and Articles

Latest Episode / Monday, September 22, 2014 Edit This

Denial Is Not an Option

How Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas has mastered the art of data mining. ISIS in Northern Lebanon. Daniel Kehlmann's F: A Novel. The psychology of climate change.
Segments and Articles

Daniel Kehlmann's Looks at Family, Fortune, Fraud, and Fate in His New Novel

Monday, September 22, 2014

F: A Novel story explores family, fortune, fraud, and fate.
Read More

Comment

If We Know Climate Change Is Real, Why Don't More of Us Act to Stop It?

Monday, September 22, 2014

We know that the climate is changing. Why are so good at ignoring it?
Read More

Comments [1]

Data Mining and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Monday, September 22, 2014

How the Las Vegas casino Caesars Entertainment tracks the activities of gamblers—from what games they like to play to what foods eat for breakfast—to keep them coming back for more.
Read More

Comment

Life Under ISIS’s Shadow

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sulome Anderson talks about the way Northern Lebanon has been radically changed by the presence of ISIS.
Read More

Comments [1]

Splitting the Bill Shouldn't Cause a Nervous Breakdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Philip Galanes offers advice and answers questions on the best way to deal with some of the prickly issues of dining out.
Read More

Comments [41]

The Not-So-Secret Recipes Behind 'Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's how Ample Hills Creamery makes flavors like "I Want To Marry This" (maple ice cream with chocolate covered bacon) and "The Munchies" (pretzel ice cream with chips and M&Ms). 
Read More

Comments [5]

Nose-to-Tail Eating

Friday, September 19, 2014

Find out the philosophy behind using the whole animal and how to prepare organ meats, pig's feet, tongue and more.
Read More

Comments [26]

Restaurant Etiquette, Ice Cream, What Astronauts Eat

Friday, September 19, 2014

Philip Galanes gives advice on of eating out. Food science and making food for astronauts. Recipes from Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Creamery. Please Explain nose-to-tail eating.
Read More

Recipe: Ample Hills Creamery's "Barclays Gridlock"

Friday, September 19, 2014

For Barclays Gridlock

1 recipe brownies (below)

1 recipe coffee ice cream (below)

1⁄2 cup roasted salted peanuts

1⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chocolate covered pretzels, chopped

Read More

Comment

Recipe: Ample Hills Creamery's "I Want To Marry This!"

Friday, September 19, 2014

For the Maple Ice Cream:

2 tablespoons organic cane sugar

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons skim milk powder

1⅓ cups whole milk

¾ cup grade B maple syrup

2 cups heavy cream

3 egg yolks

For the Bacon Bark:

Butter for the baking sheet

1 pound bacon

14 tablespoons unsalted butter

2¼ cups organic cane sugar

½ cup packed dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2½ teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking soda

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Read More

Comment

What Do Astronauts Eat?

Friday, September 19, 2014

A food scientist explains how to prepare special food for space travelers.
Read More

Comments [3]

Recipe: Ample Hills Creamery's "The Munchies"

Friday, September 19, 2014

For the Pretzel Ice Cream:

3 cups whole milk

1½ cups mini salted pretzels

¾ cup organic cane sugar

½ cup skim milk powder

1⅔ cups heavy cream

2 egg yolks

For the Munchies Mix-In:

1 generous cup Ritz crackers

1 generous cup salted mini pretzels

1 generous cup salted potato chips

½ cup skim milk powder

1 cup organic cane sugar

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

8 ounces M&M’s, chopped

Read More

Comment

Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" Is Back and Younger Than Ever

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kenneth Lonergan talks about his 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," now on Broadway, which stars Kieran Culkin.
Read More

Comment

Mark Landis, Master of Forgery

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One of the greatest art forgers of all time shares his secrets in a new documentary about his fakes. 
Read More

Comments [6]

Major Players: Lasker Award Winners, a Master Art Forger, Race and Theater

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two of this year’s Lasker Award winners. Kenneth Lonergan and Kieran Culkin on “This Is Our Youth.” Art forger Mark Landis. A look race in theater and how race is explored onstage.
Read More

Breakthroughs in Parkinson's Treatment and Breast Cancer Genes Win Lasker Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mary-Claire King tells us about her discovery the BRCA1 gene locus and Dr. Alim Louis Benabid explains his pioneering research in treating Parkinson's disease.
Read More

Comments [3]

Bringing More Color and Diversity to the Great White Way

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR’s Michel Martin and playwrights Kristoffer Diaz and Ayad Akhtar discuss race and diversity on Broadway and look at the ways artists are changing theater.
Read More

Comments [7]

Lucinda Franks on Life, Love and her Marriage to Robert Morgenthau

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lucinda Franks was a self-styled radical who marched with protesters and chained herself to fences. Robert Morgenthau was a famous lawyer, a symbol of the establishment, who could have helped put her in jail. When Franks was 26, she interviewed Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau for The New York Times in 1973, and he was 53, but the two ended up falling in love and getting married. Franks writes about their relationship and their time together in her memoir Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me.

Read More

Comments [4]

Chinese Americans and the American Dream

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author, educator and entrepreneur Eric Liu explores language and identity and looks at what it means to be Chinese American today.
Read More

Comments [5]

Do the Best Colleges Produce the Worst Students?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As schools shift focus from the humanities to "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways, argues William Deresiewicz. When he was a professor at Yale he noticed that his students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, seemed to be adrift when it came to knowing how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose in life. Deresiewicz explains why he thinks college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. His book Excellent Sheep : The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, exposing where the system is broken and presenting solutions.

Read More

Comments [19]