Katarina Witt, "The Diplomat"; "Casting By"; Counting Calories; a Psychiatrist Reflects on Her Patients
Monday, August 05, 2013
Katarina Witt was the top international figure skater in the 1980s when she represented East Germany. She describes how she was also under constant surveillance by the Stasi. She’s be joined by the director of a new documentary about how she dealt with the unusual convergence of sports and politics. Tom Donahue talks about his new documentary about the unsung hero in filmmaking: the casting director. We’ll find out how posting calorie counts on menus can have surprising effects on our choices. And a psychiatrist talks about her most challenging patients and how they’ve deepened her commitment to her work.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
San Francisco-based Caroline Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, editors of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat, collected essays that address the question, "Why does family food matter?"
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Jon Krampner talks about the history of peanut butter in his book Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food.