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22 – War and Separation: Life on the Homefront During World War II

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A portrait of life on the homefront during World War II featuring 4 women's stories, rare home recorded letters sent overseas to soldiers, archival audio, music and news broadcasts from the era.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

310: Junk Food Engineering: Why Food Companies Weaponize Sugar, Salt and Fat

Friday, May 22, 2015

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate junk food engineering with author Michael Moss to find out how food companies weaponize ingredients to create addiction. We’ll find out all about pepper mills from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired March 27-April 3, 2014. Available for rerun May 21-28, 2015.

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BackStory

Fastball

Friday, May 22, 2015

Is America’s national pastime too slow? Major League historian John Thorn and famously off-speed pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee toss around this old debate.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

415: The Man Who Mistook Oysters for Chocolate: Exploring The Rare Medical Condition of Synesthesia

Friday, May 15, 2015

What if the London Underground tasted like soft-boiled eggs? That's true for James Wannerton, who tells us this week about Synesthesia, a neural condition he suffers from that associates flavors with words, places, people, and even ideas. We'll find out what's hot and what's not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn the best way to grill pork chops. And of course, we'll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

Cops on Camera

Friday, May 15, 2015

Madison, Ala., Police Chief Larry Muncey considers the pros and cons of video technology in law enforcement, and the philosophy of community policing.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

414: Sorting It Out: How Four British Mates Founded SORTED, YouTube’s Hottest Cooking Channel

Friday, May 08, 2015

Sorted Food is YouTube’s top cooking channel with over one million subscribers, a fridge cam, and a recipe for rainbow pancakes. What’s the secret to their success? This week, we speak to two of Sorted’s co-founders, Jamie Spafford and Mike Huttlestone, to find out. We’ll taste Brie cheese, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make easier French Fries at home. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

WEB EXTRA: Snail Darters, Pork, and Presidents

Friday, May 08, 2015

Listen to Zygmunt Plater discuss a very tense phone call he had about the snail darter – with the President of the United States. This is an excerpt from the BackStory episode “The Departed: Americans and Extinction.” For more on the guests and stories featured in this episode, and for an array of resources exploring extinction in American history, check out BackStory’s website: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/the-departed/

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Studio 360

Terry Gross + Marc Maron = Public Radio Love

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Marc Maron tries to get Terry Gross to say his favorite four-letter word in our second dispatch from #RadioLoveFest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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America's Test Kitchen Radio

401R: Dan Jurafsky: The Language of Food

Friday, May 01, 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. Originally aired January 1-8, 2015. Available for rerun April 30-May 7, 2015.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

401R: Dan Jurafsky: The Language of Food

Friday, May 01, 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. Originally aired January 1-8, 2015. Available for rerun April 30-May 7, 2015.

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BackStory

Round and Round We Go

Friday, May 01, 2015

Hosts Brian Balogh and Peter Onuf call up Gary Anderson, who designed the iconic recycling symbol back when he was in college.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

413: Cooking Lesson: The Secrets of Cooking Brilliant Chinese Food at Home with Fuchsia Dunlop

Friday, April 24, 2015

Real Chinese home cooking is a far cry from the oily takeout food that Americans have come to know. This week, Fuchsia Dunlop, Sichuan cooking expert and author of Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking, shows us how to make a healthy, exotic meal in just 15 minutes. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn a better way to poach salmon. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

Richmond Is a Hard Road to Travel

Friday, April 24, 2015

At a live performance marking the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Union troops in the capital of the Confederacy, the Guys discuss how the memory of Richmond’s fall has changed, and take questions from the audience.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

412: Pig Tales: A True Story of Smart Pigs, Dumb Farmers and The American Pork Industry

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pigs are smart enough to play computer games and regulate a thermostat, yet they are raised in the worst possible conditions by the pork industry. To get both sides of the story, we chat with Barry Estabrook, author of Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat. We’ll taste brown rice, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make better Rice Pilaf. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

Listener Calls

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Guys take calls from listeners with thoughts on the laws of war.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

334R: An Insider's Tour of Julia Child's Kitchen

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week, we investigate why Julia Child’s kitchen is one of the top tourist attractions in Washington, DC. We also chat with Jean-Jacques Paimblanc, who cooked many dinners in that humble space. We’ll be tasting salted butter, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Skillet Roast Chicken and Potatoes. 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

Trials & Tribunes

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scholar Elizabeth Leonard talks with host Brian Balogh about the trials of the surviving suspects in Lincoln’s assassination, conducted in an atmosphere of fear and suspicion of a vast Confederate plot.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

411: One-Way Trip to Mars, Part Two

Friday, April 03, 2015

Last week, we spoke to Mars One finalist Chris Patil about why he wants to be part of the first human settlement on the red planet. But how would the astronauts melt ice for water, grow enough food to sustain life, or deal with the crucial issue of spare parts? In part two of our series, we interview three MIT scientists who have done a feasibility study of the Mars One project to determine the risks of sending astronauts like Chris to Mars. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reviews electric juicers, and we’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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BackStory

A Big Tent

Friday, April 03, 2015

Historian Grant Wacker recalls the moment that propelled America’s most successful preacher, Billy Graham, onto the national stage.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Hospital Room, A Dying Mother, and A Twitter Handle

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scott Simon chronicles his mother's death and reminisces about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love.

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