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404: Chicken Madness: How A Rare, Exotic Bird Fed The World

Friday, January 30, 2015

This week, we investigate the history of the chicken from ancient Egypt to the birth of the modern chicken industry in the 1950s. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reviews slow cookers, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Mushroom Ragu. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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BackStory

New & Improved: Advertising in America [Full Episode]

Friday, January 30, 2015

With the American History Guys

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BackStory

The Myth Of “Malaise”

Friday, January 23, 2015

With the American History Guys

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

332R: The New York Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells Speaks Out

Friday, January 23, 2015

This week, we talk to the man who some would say has the most coveted job in the food industry: The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about how Yotam Ottolenghi is changing our most basic ideas about cooking and eating. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best slow-roasted bone-in pork rib roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired November 6-13, 2014. Rerun from January 22-29, 2015. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Invisibilia

BONUS: Falling Off a Cliff

Friday, January 23, 2015

A podcast BONUS for you today. We didn’t have enough room in our Batman show for this lovey story about Julee-anne Bell, one of the many people who have learned Daniel Kish’s echolocation technique. Enjoy!

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

403: The Aunt Jemima Syndrome: Southern Food Myths Exposed

Friday, January 16, 2015

This week, we speak with professor Marcie Cohen Ferris about her new book The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region, which explores the rich history of the South and Southern food. We’ll be tasting frozen pizza, and we’ll investigate the wines of Piedmont Italy with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make fresh pasta without a machine. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

In Their Own Words

Friday, January 16, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Snap Judgment

Snap #601 - The Path

Friday, January 16, 2015

Just because people don't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. From PRX and NPR, Snap proudly presents "The Path."

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Car Talk

#1502: Sonja Henie's Tutu

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ever wonder why Tom and Ray exclaim, “Sonja Henie’s tutu!”, seem to need haircuts with an unusual urgency, or got the idea that somebody moved the Alamo? This week on The Best of Car Talk, we share the tales behind the phrases that usually make the guys blow milk out their noses just by their mere mention. In matters auttomotive, Judy’s husband is telling her to ignore her ever-rising temperature gauge despite already cooking one engine; Will wants to put the entire windhsield wiper fluid industry out of business; and Paula’s friend killed her battery by leaving the lights on, and then blamed her car. All this and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

402: The Barefoot Contessa Speaks Out

Friday, January 09, 2015

This week, we speak to Ina Garten about working in the White House, starting the Barefoot Contessa retail store, and becoming a Food Network superstar. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about slow food. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best British-style currant scones. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

1973 – The Year That Changed Everything

Friday, January 09, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Car Talk

#1501: Le Crouching Tiger

Saturday, January 03, 2015

This week on the Best of Car Talk, “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer turns the hot lights on Tom and Ray. Allegations of financial malfeasance? A class-action suit over bogus Puzzlers? No, Morley’s just annoyed that he can’t find parts for his beloved Peugeot, aka, the “Crouching Tiger” in his garage, and he blames Tom and Ray’s relentless Peugeot bashing. Elsewhere, Jane is convinced her van’s gas tank is shrinking; Peter killed his Accord’s battery but can’t understand why the alarm is still sounding; and, can Adrienne convince her daredevil husband that driving down mountain passes with the cruise control on is not good for her car, or their odds to live to see another ski weekend? All this, and lots more, this week on the Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

401: How to Read a Menu: The Secret Language of Food

Friday, January 02, 2015

This week, we investigate the language of food with linguist Dan Jurafsky. From voluptuous to sinful, the words we choose tell a great deal about the food, the restaurant, or the history of the recipe. We’ll be tasting grapefruit juice, and we’ll learn the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chicken 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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BackStory

How About That Elroy?

Friday, January 02, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Car Talk

#1452: Max and the Schnauzer

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This week on The Best of Car Talk, it’s one of our all-time classic calls, and the shaggiest of shaggy dog stories—Max the mechanic’s heroic attempt to replace his customer’s beloved pet dog. Elsewhere, Major Tom’s Jeep is acclimating to its new home in Colorado by doing 360’s on ice; Toast’s battery drains in the rain, even if the car isn’t running; and Louann’s Civic is fouling plugs, and her mood. Also, can Natalie welcome Dad home from vacation by saying anything other than, “I dented your car?” All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

309R: Do Manners Matter? Yes...and They Can Change Your Life

Friday, December 26, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate what it means to have good manners in the 21st century: what matters, what doesn’t, and when to turn off your cell phone. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll learn to read wine labels with expert Stephen Meuse (wine tasting notes). Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best whole-wheat pizza. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

Being Santa

Friday, December 26, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

As War Winds Down, NPR Closes Kabul Bureau

Monday, December 22, 2014

More than a decade after America's war in Afghanistan began, journalists are leaving behind an unfinished story. NPR’s Sean Carberry reflects on leaving Kabul at the end of 2014.

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Car Talk

#1451: Excellence in Worthlessness

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray are honored with the first (and probably last) award for Excellence in Worthlessness. They immediately prove themselves worthy, by dodging Dodie’s question about overdrive on her Nissan, and instead focusing on the two sons who didn’t help buy her the car. And, Rebecca’s BMW’s noise is less intriguing than why she broke up with the boyfriend who gave it to her. Also, how steamer trunks helped derail Steve’s plan to restore a vintage Buick; And, why holiday overeating may not be such a bad idea. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

335: Holiday Special: Paying It Forward: The Amazing Psychology of Holiday Giving

Friday, December 19, 2014

This week, it’s our annual holiday special. We investigate the psychology of holiday giving with Stephen G. Post, a researcher on the benefits of helping others. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reveals her picks for the top ten holiday gift ideas and the top five stocking stuffers, and we’ll be tasting frozen dinner rolls. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect French Apple Tart. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. If you’re moved by the spirit of giving, we suggest you consider a donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign, a worthy organization working to end childhood hunger. You can donate at: www.nokidhungry.org

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