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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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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Margot Adler

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reporter Margot Adler’s mellifluous voice has been heard on National Public Radio for 35 years, where she covered everything from budget cuts in education to the arts to Occupy Wall Street. She died yesterday at the age of 68, after battling cancer for three-and-a-half years.In addition to being ...

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

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

Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

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A Primate Example

Thursday, July 24, 2014

(Episode 322) Brush up your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,Lord of the Rings), who talks getting into the mind of Caesar the ape and reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice.

Warning: This episode contains language that might not be suitable for all audiences.

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Car Talk

#1429: Click and Clack Vs Electric Brakes

Saturday, July 19, 2014

This week on Car Talk, can Tom and Ray help Paul fix the electric brakes on his cattle trailer? Will the fact that they’ve never even heard of electric brakes stand in their way? Of course not! Elsewhere, Kate can’t get her mechanic to take her Acura’s brake problem seriously, and Alice and her husband can’t agree on whether to take the high road or the low road to go visit their daughter. Also,  Marian’s truck is having trouble adjusting to life in Cleveland; Army Captain Rob may have to go AWOL to get out of a Summer road-trip with his in-laws, and should Erin ease her husband’s descent into Minivan Land by letting him keep his BMW? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

321: Mean Streets: Rags to Riches with Boston's Top Chef Barbara Lynch

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week, Boston’s own Barbara Lynch tells her story to America’s Test Kitchen—how she stole an MBTA bus at age 13, how she opened her first restaurant when she still owed the IRS $75,000, why she boxes for exercise, and what she said to the man who refused to believe that he had been served a duck. We’ll find out which seven kitchen gadgets you shouldn’t live without, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the sudden popularity of juice bars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled pork tenderloin steaks. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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AMA Bonus: Gollum Leaves A Message For 'The Precious'

Friday, July 18, 2014

Here's a tease of the grand prize that actor Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the ApesLord of the Rings trilogy) gave our winner. 

The full episode with Andy Serkis drops July 24th, 2014.

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Radio Diaries

#17: The Gospel Ranger

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Outside the Appalachian mountains, his name was barely known. But Brother Claude Ely influenced some of the pioneers of rock & roll.

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The Really Hard Edition 2: Electric Boogaloo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

(Favorites Episode 006) Give your brain the ultimate workout as we revisit more of our toughest games to date — can you name famous commercial jingles when sung in Italian, or insert comic strips into your favorite novels?

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