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Death, Sex & Money

Real Love: A Valentine's Special

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sometimes love fits neatly on a card. Sometimes, it spills over into rehab, divorce, or a call from a former Wyoming senator. 

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The Takeaway

Looking for Love? Try This Potion

Friday, February 13, 2015

On the eve of Valentine's Day, The Takeaway brings you a story about a love potion—a magic method that can supposedly allow any two strangers to fall in love with each other.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Surprising Uses of Shame. A Dog's-Eyed View of Love, and Food.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Please Explain tackles the changing nature of shame. Patrick Osborne talks about his short animated film, “Feast,” about one man’s love life seen through the eyes of his dog. 

WNYC News

Name a Roach This Valentine's Day

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Bronx Zoo says forget diamonds — nothing says eternal love like naming a Madagascar hissing cockroach.

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Soundcheck

Stream Soundcheck's Favorite Romantic Songs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Soundcheck collects some of our and our listeners' favorite romantic songs, from Billie Holliday and Marvin Gaye to The Magnetic Fields and more.
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WQXR Features

Which Classical Piece Best Sets the Mood for Romance?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Join us Saturday at 5 pm as we count down the 12 most romantic pieces in classical music (a "dozen roses") as chosen by listeners in our online poll.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Choral L'Amour

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kent Tritle has arranged a bouquet of romantic music for chorus. We hear some of the oldest odes to love, some of the newest and the timeless love-song waltzes by Johannes Brahms.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Bone in Rib Steak for Two

Friday, February 14, 2014

1 bone-in rib steak, 1 1/2 inches thick
1 garlic clove, halved
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
Large pinch chili powder
Coarse kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1. Heat a heavy ovenproof skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your broiler.

2. Pat steak dry with paper towels, then vigorously rub cut side of garlic all over steak, particularly the bone. Season generously all over with brown sugar, chile powder, salt and pepper.

3. Place steak in hot pan and carefully, using a potholder, transfer pan to broiler. Cook meat until done to taste, about 5 to 7 minutes for medium rare (you do not need to turn it). Transfer steak to a cutting board, and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Crisp Roasted Potatoes for Two

Friday, February 14, 2014

Crisp Roasted Potatoes for Two

3/4 pound very small Yukon gold or other yellow-fleshed potatoes
Coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil, lard, or duck fat
2 sprigs rosemary
3 cloves garlic, smashed
Cracked black pepper

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place potatoes in a small pot and cover completely with generously salted water. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and allow potatoes to rest until cool enough to touch. Using the palms of your hands, carefully smash potatoes until flat but still in one piece.

2. Place potatoes on a small rimmed baking sheet or pan. Drizzle with duck fat and add rosemary and garlic to pan. Generously salt and pepper potatoes. Gently toss potatoes until evenly coated with the duck fat.

3. Roast potatoes for 20 minutes. Flip them, then roast an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Why You Shouldn’t Eat Raw Chocolate

Friday, February 14, 2014

Last Chance Foods visited Cacao Prieto in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to find out about the strange science behind chocolate, how it's fermented, and why it's not a bean. 

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The Takeaway

The Biology of Intimacy & Making Love Last

Friday, February 14, 2014

How do we make love last? Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and professor at the Center for Human Evolution Studies at Rutgers, explains her recent research on the scientific underpinnings of long-lasting romance. The Takeaway also gets relationship advice from one couple, Jack Connelly and Bob Gaither, who began dating 37 years ago, in the late 1970s. At that time, they truly defied the odds as a gay couple and an interracial couple. They share their story, along with the relationship lessons they've learned over the past few decades together.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Valentine's Day: What Really Matters When Looking for Love

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ty Tashiro, psychologist and relationship expert for the Discovery Network’s Fit and Health Channel and the author of The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love (Harlequin, 2014), offers practical advice for the lovelorn.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Melissa Clark on Valentine's Day Specialties

Friday, February 14, 2014

Melissa Clark talks about aphrodisiacs like oysters, artichokes, figs and bananas, and what to make for Valentine’s Day. She'll also answer your questions about cooking and preparing a special Valentine's Day meal or any meal! She's a New York Times Dining Section columnist and cookbook writer, and her most recent cookbook is Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cooking with Aphrodisiacs; Third Reich Scientists; "Saint Joan"; Please Explain: Genius

Friday, February 14, 2014

On today’s Valentine’s Day show with New York Times Dining columnist Melissa Clark talking about aphrodisiacs like figs, oysters and artichokes, and what to cook for your special someone. We’ll look at the secret American program to bring the Third Reich’s scientists into the US after the end of World War II. Director Eric Tucker talks about an unusual production of George Bernard Shaw’s play Saint Joan, starring Andrus Nichols as Joan of Arc.And this week’s Please Explain is all about genius and the various ways we measure intelligence.

The Takeaway

The Biology of Intimacy & Making Love Last | Kansas Bill Allows Discrimination to Expand Religious Liberty | Being Ginger" and the Stereotypes of Red-Heads

Friday, February 14, 2014

States Seek Changes to Alcohol Laws | The Biology of Intimacy & Making Love Last | How Do They Do That? Figure Skating | A Look at the Movies Hitting the Box Office | Being Ginger" and the Stereotypes of Red-Heads | Kansas Anti-Gay Bill Allows Discrimination to Expand Religious ...

Soundcheck

The Most Romantic Songs Ever: Your Picks

Friday, February 14, 2014

John Schaefer listens to some of our favorite nominations in our "Most Romantic Song Ever" project.

Soundcheck

The 12 Most Romantic Songs Ever... Maybe

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Soundcheck challenged listeners to make a case for The Most Romantic Song Ever. Soundcheck host John Schaefer wades through the results and presents a crowd-sourced playlist.
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The Takeaway

This Valentine's Day, True Stories of Love & Tech

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From the unusual origins of Craigslist's "Missed Connections" to the science behind eHarmony, we take a look at the tech powering online dating sites.

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Operavore

Top Five Opera Scenes for Jaded Hearts

Thursday, February 13, 2014

While several operas weave sincere tales of undying love, an equal number seem to undermine the actual notion of love and make fools of those who profess it.

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The Brothers Balliett

Happy President's Day – oh, and Valentine's as well

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ah, the sweet mid-February – a time when love blooms, greeting card companies experience a windfall, and congress is in full swing. Today at 3 pm, join the Brothers Balliett for presidential homages from Jennifer Higdon, Nico Muhly and Milton Babbitt as well an opera selection about a great first lady.

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