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#19: Working, Then and Now

Monday, September 01, 2014

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Studs Terkel's "Working," we bring you two of the lost interviews that never made it into the book: Helen Moog, a taxi driver and grandmother of five who happened to drive Studs to the Youngstown,

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Car Talk

#1435: Richard, His Goats, and Doris

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Richard the Goat Rescuer’s new pals like to climb on things—including cars, and especially Richard’s girlfriend’s Alfa Romeo. Does Richard need to turn to shock therapy to ground the goats and save his relationship? Elsewhere, Jeff’s Isuzu needs a new engine, but Jeff is worried that a transplant will irrevocably change his car’s soul. Can Tom and Ray provide some divine guidance on this existential-automotive conundrum? Also, Helena and her husband found a dream used car with one idiosyncrasy—it only goes in Reverse. Good thing it came with a spare transmission in the trunk. And, guess what turned up in a government auction—Sonja Henie’s tutu! Find out how, this week on Car Talk

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

238R: The Most Dangerous Fungi: Inside the World of Mushroom Hunters

Friday, August 29, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Langdon Cook, the author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, about the dangerous business of foraging for wild mushrooms. We’ll be tasting goat cheese, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Red Velvet cake. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Catalan Beef Stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Ask Me Another

What's The Delia With Love?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 309) What's love got to do with it? A lot, actually. We explore the fuzzy feelings among families, couples and a puzzle guru and his games. Plus screenwriter and author Delia Ephron shares tales from the front lines of the romantic comedy business.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Pop Culture Happy Hour, It's On

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson, the hosts of the wonderful NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, came on Ask Me Another, we gave them a game that was, admittedly, kind of hard. Well! Vengeance was sworn against our Ophira and Jonathan. You can hear the vengeance this Friday (8/29/14) when PCHH drops its newest episode, but first, let's revisit that fateful game.

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Radio Diaries

#18: Strange Fruit – Voices of a Lynching

Monday, August 25, 2014

An eerie photograph, a famous song, and the man who lived to tell the story.

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Car Talk

#1434: Foreign Accent Syndrome

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This week on Car Talk, a Massachusetts man begins speaking with a French accent after an accident. Thus we are introduced to Foreign Accent Syndrome, a neurological oddity which Tommy will be happy to explain, if he can ever stop laughing. Elsewhere, what goes in, must come out—unless ”it” is a piece of the Berlin Wall, stuffed into the trunk of a BMW.  A few thousand miles away, John is having the opposite problem—his Bronco’s dipstick refuses to stay in. Also, should Julie fess up about her fender bender in the family van? And, Crystie dropped a nail into her gas tank, and is worried about an explosion. Her mechanic and the Chevy dealer refuse to take her seriously—and she thinks Tom and Ray will? Find out, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

324: The New Food Journalism: New Orleans Post Katrina

Friday, August 22, 2014

This week, we chat with Brett Anderson, the restaurant critic for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. In the wake of Katrina, Brett had to turn to a whole new style of food journalism—a mix of food, politics, and cultural rebirth. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll investigate more top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled shrimp burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Ask Me Another

LIVE From Central Park, It's Ask Me Another

Thursday, August 21, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 218) This summer spectacular is jam-packed, and features The Office's B.J. Novak, Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David Wain, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.

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Car Talk

#1433: The Male Automotive Ego

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Emily dared to correctly diagnose her male friend's car problem (the horror!) but did her automotive intelligence ruin a potential relationship? Elsewhere, Ted’s solution to his van’s leaky exhaust may win a prize for modern sculpture, but will it also kill his engine? Also, Linda needs to use a hair dryer to start her car in weat weather; and from the “be careful what you wish for” department, Jeff wants to get his reluctant 18-year old son to start driving or risk never getting a date. Finally, yet another philosophical theory that explains Tom and Ray: “learned ignorance.” All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

323: Eating White Dirt: Investigating The World's Strangest Food Obsession

Friday, August 15, 2014

This week, we investigate the world’s strangest food obsession: eating white dirt. We talk to Adam Forrester whose documentary “Eat White Dirt” will be released this fall. We’ll be tasting frozen yogurt, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about his philosophy on cherry pie. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Strawberry Mousse with lots of berry flavor. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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His Dark Material

Thursday, August 14, 2014

(Episode 324) This week, nothing is taboo as we chat with the "Dark Prince of Comedy" Anthony Jeselnik, get snarky about sharks, and sing along to a classier version of Sisqo's "Thong Song."

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AMA Bonus: Shark Week with Anthony Jeselnik

Monday, August 11, 2014

In this exclusive podcast bonus just in time for Shark Week, comedian Anthony Jeselnik explains his own shark controversy and why New Zealanders now all hate him.  Catch the full episode this Thursday on the AMA Podcast feed.

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Car Talk

#1432: Pinkwater and the BMW Owner's Manual

Saturday, August 09, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Daniel Pinkwater opened his BMW owner’s manual, and discovered it included exercise and diet tips. Is BMW being extra thoughtful or do they just want to make sure Daniel stays alive long enough to finish paying off the car?  Elsewhere, Mary Lynn’s husband has been telling her to ignore her car’s scary thumping noise, so she’s hoping to get it fixed while he’s away in China. Also, Reine’s husband may have gotten his wallet flushed along with an unnecessary radiator flush; and Bob’s got a ’65 Ambassador convertible for sale, and heard there might be a radio show host in the market for one. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

236R: Up Close and Personal with Lidia Bastianich

Friday, August 08, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Lidia Bastianich, the host of Lidia’s Italy, about everything from how she ended up working with actor Christopher Walken in a bakery in Queens to how to make a quick supper from almost nothing. We’ll be tasting hummus, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best homemade granola. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Totally Biased, Totally Hilarious

Thursday, August 07, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 308) In 1955, Varietypredicted rock 'n roll would be dead by summer. Ha! We can't predict the future either, but we caninvite you to learn the ups and downs of hosting a TV show from comic W. Kamau Bell.

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Car Talk

#1431: The Bet

Saturday, August 02, 2014

This week on Car Talk, the Great Sleek Black Beauty bet is settled, as we find out if Patti’s mom made it from Houston to Boston in her Datsun. Does Ray need to start searching for a ’65 Ambassador, or is Tommy forever banned from uttering the words, “sleek black beauty”? Elsewhere, Jill’s Civic sounds like Frankenstein, and Aron’s Nissan is imitating Larry from the Three Stooges. Also, how can Craig make his minivan more sexy, other than trading it for a Porsche? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

322: What Has Your Food Been Eating? The Secret World of Modern Agriculture

Friday, August 01, 2014

What has your food been eating? This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Laurent Adamowicz, an entrepreneur and food industry veteran. He is the founder and CEO of Bon’App, a mobile application to promote healthy eating and he recently gave a Ted Talk on healthy eating titled, “What has your food been eating?” We’ll find out all about charcoal grills from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best grilled burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Car Talk

#1430: The Andy Letter

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This week on Car Talk, do two people who don’t know what they’re talking about know more or less than one person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about? Andy thinks Tom and Ray’s recent “pas-de-deux of breathaking speculation” on electric brakes may have answered this question definitively. Elsewhere, Evan’s son stuffed a golf ball into her car’s exhaust, and she worried it may land a hole in one right in the middle of her engine; Christine can’t evict a colony of ants living in her car’s headliner; and Todd’s noisy truck gives Tom a chance to re-live his Army days wih the long-suffering Sgt. McNeeley. Also, one listner’s proposal to re-arrange the days of the week—it’s brilliant, even if it does leave us with five Tuesdays. All this and more, this week on Car Talk. 

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Ask Me Another

Smitten With The Mitten State

Thursday, July 31, 2014

(Episode 323) Ann Arbor is a city of many nicknames, and this week we add ‘Puzzleville, USA.’ Listen as Michiganders do math at the movies, try on famous hats and make the sounds of sports mascots. Go Blue!

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