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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

On today's show: Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin takes us behind the scenes of the seminal British comedy troupe. And Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto describes his latest cookbook. Also, an ER doctor shares his debut collection of short fiction. But first, skeptical environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg will argue that we should stop worrying about climate change and learn to demand the facts.

Keep Your Cool

Time magazine has called Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His latest book makes a controversial argument: that the environmental movement has greatly exaggerated the dangers of climate change, and, as a result, distracted public attention from more urgent global crises.

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Iron Chef

As the Food Network's Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto represents his native Japan, but his cooking also borrows from Chinese, Italian, and French cuisine. His new cookbook includes 125 recipes for fusion dishes honed in Morimoto's restaurants in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Vincent Lam's debut collection of short stories draws on his work as an emergency room physician, exploring the emotional aspect of the interactions between doctors and patients.

Purchase Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures at amazon.com.

Events: Vincent Lam will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, September 4 at 4pm

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And Now for Something Completely Different...

To call a bit of comedy "Pythonesque" is to say that it's smart, irreverent, probably absurdist, and, most importantly, absolutely hilarious. Michael Palin - along with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam - formed the seminal British troupe Monty Python, inspiring a new adjective while ...

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