The Sporkful

The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 22, 2014

We talk to coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

The Takeaway

The Sporkful's Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you a missionary or a martyr? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, shares his favorite tips for hosting Thanksgiving.


The Takeaway

In Arkansas, Voters Keep a Present-Day Prohibition

Monday, November 10, 2014

Prohibition ended over 80 years ago, but on Election Day, Arkansas voters rejected an amendment to authorize statewide sale of alcohol.  

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Writers And Musicians On Their Favorite Bars Worldwide, And 'Bartender Rock'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Sean Manning's new book is 'Come Here Often? 53 Writers Raise A Glass To Their Favorite Bar.' He and writer-bartender Rosie Schaap talk about pairing bars with music.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Cheers to Great Bars

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the new book Come Here Often?: 53 Writers Raise a Glass to their Favorite Bar, writers celebrate (or eulogize) their favorite bars.

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StoryCorps 373: Going Home

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When the StoryCorps Mobile Booth visited Durham, North Carolina in 2006, David Wright decided to interview his friend, Eddie Lanier, Jr.


Selected Shorts

Meehan and Schaap Talk Drinking Games

Friday, May 09, 2014

This talk between Peter Meehan and Rosie Schaap is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.


Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach

Friday, May 09, 2014

A feast from the food mag Lucky Peach: Chinese drinking games, killer marmalade, a murderous mushroom, and Marc Maron's cookware.


Selected Shorts

Gaming at Winnie’s

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Gaby Hoffman of Rosie Schaap’s “Gaming at Winnie’s” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.



Come to Sing, or Don't Come at All

Friday, March 28, 2014

Every night, dozens of customers pile into this tatty basement for the Marie’s Crisis experience: A sloppy, earnest evening of belting out American standards.

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Patrons Mourn the Closing of Milady's Bar in SoHo

Sunday, January 12, 2014


A downtown bar known for cheap booze, cheese fries and local characters is closing. Milady's was a holdout in SoHo, a place customers said they'll dearly miss.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; James Carville; Eleni Mandel; Writers and Drinkers; Inside the CIA

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Republican strategist Mary Matalin and Democratic strategist James Carville talk about their bipartisan marriage and why they’ve left Washington, DC. Eleni Mandell plays live from her latest album, “Let’s Fly a Kite.” We’ll look at the link between creativity and alcohol in the lives of six great writers. John Rizzo, who worked at the CIA for three decades describes the evolution of the agency’s enhanced interrogation program, its so-called “black sites,” and the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah.

Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Working Class Slag from a Crap Town Edition

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and John Swansburg discuss the Joe Swanberg film "Drinking Buddies," Laura Helmuth's piece on the impact of longevity on humanity, and Simon Doonan's new book on his life.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: TMI for Parents on College Partying?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Parents of kids about to go to college or parents with kids already in college, how much do you want to know about their partying?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Not Quite Alcoholic

Monday, April 09, 2012

Robert Doyle, MD, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author with Joseph Novinski of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem? (The Almost Effect), talks about those people who fall somewhere between social drinkers and black-out drinkers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Wasted: Binge Drinking and College Culture

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thomas Vander Ven, associate professor of Sociology and Anthroplogy at Ohio University, talks about his new book on the college culture, Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard.

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Studio 360

Thao's Story

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ever since we ran this piece about Thao Nguyen, we've been hooked on her music--'Bag of Hammers' is so catchy! Our reporter went to visit Thao at her mother's Laundromat in Virginia, where she grew up practicing guitar and making change.

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