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Eat, Play, Love

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.

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Car Talk

#1447: The 3-Speed Potter's Wheel

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This week on Car Talk, can Jim use an old car transmission as a potter’s wheel? Reverse could come in handy next time he mis-throws a pot. Elsewhere, Cindy’s friends say her Mercedes is scaring off prospective dates with guys whose cars aren’t as nice as hers; grad student Christine’s parents offered her a free Buick station wagon, but Christine can’t decide if the embarrassment of driving it is too costly; and we meet Tom and Ray’s new BFF—Sal, the quintessential New Yorker. Sal is a retired mailman, but he may still have to get up at the crack of dawn this winter if he wants his car to move. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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BackStory

Nothing But the Truth

Saturday, November 22, 2014

With the American History Guys

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

325R: Home Fermentation 101: Easy, Safe and Fun

Friday, November 21, 2014

This week, we explore the benefits of fermented foods with culinary author, fermentation revivalist, and DIY food activist Sandor Katz. We’ll be tasting prosciutto, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about a new food law in France, Fait a la Maison. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make an easy weeknight meal, Garlic Pasta. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Let's Do This Thing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.

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Car Talk

#1446: Stop and Smell the Antifreeze

Saturday, November 15, 2014

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Alan thinks his Mercedes came with a 100,000-mile, self-destruct program. It’s suffered a series of problems since the odometer rolled over and, with the Check Engine light now linked to his MasterCard account, Alan thinks it may be time to move on. Elsewhere, Fred lied to his wife about loving his friend’s new car, and was punished by receiving the same car as a birthday present. Should he ‘fess up and risk the consequences, or suffer for the next 150,000 miles? Also, do Tom and Ray have enough liability insurance to help Keri soup up her Hornet scooter so she can win a rematch against a Vespa? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

333: Thanksgiving Special - True Stories from The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week, we chat with the turkey experts who man Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, providing answers to more than 100,000 holiday cooking questions each November and December. We’ll put roasting pans through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste store-bought shortcuts to find out which ones to avoid and which ones will get Thanksgiving dinner on the table quicker. Wine expert Stephen Meuse investigates whether wine has gender, and then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. 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

Listener Calls

Friday, November 14, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26

Friday, November 14, 2014

Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return. 

Plus, hear what happens when Neil attempts to classify his writing. It's nearly impossible. 

Hear the full episode with VIP Neil Gaiman, "The Model of a Modern Major Game Show," now.

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Ask Me Another

The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, and discusses his fandoms: beekeeping, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

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Radio Diaries

#23: Busman’s Holiday

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal bus down to Florida.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.

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Microphone Check

Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."

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AMA Bonus: Suddenly "Seymour" - Ethan Hawke's Directorial Debut

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.

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Car Talk

#1445: Tommy, Riposa in Pace

Saturday, November 08, 2014

This week on Car Talk, we pay tribute to our beloved brother, friend, and co-host Tom Magliozzi, who passed away Monday, November 3rd. You’ll hear many of our favorite moments featuring Tom the consummate radio professional, Tom the philosopher king, Tom the storyteller, and ultimately Tom, the guy who enjoyed nothing more than to sit with his brother and all you listeners for an hour a week, laughing his butt off. This special edition of the show will be hosted by Ray. We’ll be listening, and we hope you will, too.

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BackStory

Friendship Out of Fallout

Friday, November 07, 2014

With the American History Guys

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

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

Friday, November 07, 2014

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. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Radio Diaries

#22: Weasel’s Diary, Revisited

Friday, November 07, 2014

Jose William Huezo Soriano - aka Weasel - is a 26-year-old Los Angeles resident who gets deported to his parents' home country of El Salvador, which he has not seen since the age of five.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!

Friday, November 07, 2014

In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even longer periods of time. Then Ethan has an idea. 

Hear more from Ethan Hawke in our most recent episode, "Puzzlehood."

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Puzzlehood

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades...and making a movie, Boyhood, over the course of 12 years. Plus: you've never heard Rick Astley like how Jonathan Coulton sings Rick Astley.

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