Thomas Paine said, "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately." The Colin McEnroe Show endeavors to prove Paine correct, every weekday.
Rank #1: The Nose On President Obama's Year-End Lists And Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women'.
President Obama's lists of his favorite books, movies, and TV shows of 2019 are out. They include a number of titles that are showing up on proper critics' lists -- The Irishman, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Parasite, Unbelievable, Watchmen, etc. -- but there are some surprises too. At the same time, here are all the books President Trump recommended in 2019. One other movie that shows up on Obama's list is Greta Gerwig's new version of Little Women, which is being celebrated as "a cinematic achievement" and "a masterful, passionate, all-in kind of adaptation." Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: The Best (and Worst) Food Trends From the Past Decade The Absolute Best Way to Fry an Egg, According to 42 Tests A Serious Conversation With the Man Who Made Cats Wait, What Went Down Between John Boyega and Star Wars Fans on Twitter Last Night? The Game of Thrones Creators Just Departed From Their Upcoming Star Wars Trilogy Bumble dating app blocked Sharon Stone after users thought her profile was fake This Toilet Patent Makes Workers Uncomfortable Taking Long Bathroom Breaks KISS Frontman Gene Simmons' Cereal Hack Is Melting Down Social Media Adam Sandler is the uniter we need right now Has J.K. Rowling figured out a way to break our cancel culture? GUESTS: Rebecca Castellani - A music writer for the Red Hook Star Revue Cara McDonough - A freelance writer; you can read her blog at caramcduna.com Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.Support the show.
Rank #2: The Reality, Controversy, And Efficacy Of Modern Homeschooling.
The stereotypes around homeschooling have existed for decades. Since the modern homeschooling movement began in the late 20th century, those who favored this educational approach have largely been perceived as white, anti-establishment, radically Christian, and ultra-conservative. But while this description does apply to some, the trend lines tell a different story. In recent years, homeschooling has been increasingly adopted by an ever more culturally and ideologically diverse segment of the population. This hour we speak with experts about the realities, controversies, and efficacy of homeschooling.Support the show.
A foodie's dream! Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, both winners of the prestigious James Beard Award, review the Puget Sound's best restaurants, share recipes based on a special weekly ingredient, and answer your burning culinary quandaries.
Rank #1: Seattle Kitchen.
Chef Mary J White is here to tell us all about her new book, “Every Day Mary J: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Cannabis" // Producer Sarah’s learning to tiki with Lola bartender Angela Buck-Hatter // We’re sharing our favorite tastes of the week both at home and around town // And of course, we’ll go toe to toe on food trivia at the end of the show.
Rank #2: Seattle Kitchen.
Our favorite tastes of the week, pastry chef Brittany Bardeleben spills the beans on what makes the Dahlia Bakery peanut butter cookies -- so good! We answer your questions on veggies, ice cream sundaes and more, we have some great hacks that will keep your veggies fresher longer, and of course, we’ll go toe to toe on food trivia at the end of the show.
The Key 3 is a series of discussions with great cooks (not just professional chefs) about the three recipes or techniques they think everyone should know. These are master classes for all of us and quite revealing about the cooks themselves.
Rank #1: Daniel Boulud: The Key 3.
Daniel Boulud makes aioli, braised beef shoulder and a caramelized apple tart.
Rank #2: Lidia Bastianich: The Key 3.
Lidia Bastianich makes ziti with broccoli rabe and sausage, linguine with white clam sauce, and spaghetti with pesto.
In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they find meaningful. The result: surprising stories from great talkers. Learn more at http://personplacething.org/
Rank #1: Elaine Pagels.
She burst onto the scene with The Gnostic Gospels – and aren’t you glad there’s a scene onto which a historian of religion can burst? A rare scholar who can speak lucidly to civilians like me, her most recent book is Why Religion. Music from Stephanie Coleman.
Rank #2: Anna Quindlen.
A novelist and Pulitzer-winning columnist, when she was in college she babysat Maggie Haberman, who grew up to be the terrific political reporter. A torch is passed, a head is spinning: mine. Plus music from the splendid quartet Ethel; some other part of my body is awhirl.
Chicago Chef/Restaurateur Rick Bayless and award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky have known each other for 20 years, and now they're teaming up to tackle everything from food trends to seafood sustainability. Jump around the globe each episode as they teach you how to make delicious dishes like ramen and Korean fried chicken, with amazing guest chefs to guide you along the way.
Rank #1: Bone Broth.
We're talking about the basis of any good bowl of soup by digging down to the bones, that is, the broth they create. From the basics to making one, to a Japanese icon, even a pair of entrepreneurs who are making bone broth the basis of their business. We start in Portland, Oregon with Tressa Yellig's business called Broth Bar, by Salt, Fire & Time. Then Steve heads the chef at Strings Ramen in Chicago, about how the magical tonkotsu broth is made for her bowl of ramen, then later in the show, the Chicago Bone Broth team Dan and Kassie Houlihan, founders of Chicago Bone Broth, stop by for a tasting. Their mission: To provide the most nutrient dense, best tasting broths to fuel life's adventures.
Rank #2: Fermentation.
While everyone is on the pursuit for the freshest foods, others are finding their way with decay. From the fermented cabbage and radishes in Korean restaurants, to the sourdough in your bakery and even the pickles at your local co-op or neighborhood joint. Fermentation is going on everywhere these days, and we love it, so why not try to figure out how it works, and why it makes food taste so good? On this weeks show, Rick and Steve talk fermentation. What it means, how it's achieved and more importantly, how chefs are using this technique to create bold, unique flavors that extend far beyond a jar of kimchi in your fridge.
Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ Food & Health reporter Monica Eng.
Rank #1: Episode 6: Nostalgia & Burt’s Pizza.
How does memory affect our relationship with food? Monica chews it over with chefs Sam Kass, Gale Gand, Dave Beran, Ming Tsai,and Nathalie DuPree. Louisa talks pizza memories with Burt’s Pizza founder Burt Katz. And psychiatrist Drew Ramsey tells us how to eat for optimal brain and mental health. Finally, Louisa brings Monica and Iris twists on nostalgic treats from their Chinese childhoods—but will they eat them? Press play to find out. (Photo: Burt's Place pizza by Louisa Chu)
Rank #2: Episode 57: Best and Worst of the Year.
Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email email@example.com or call 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM.
Rank #1: Full Broadcast 4/18/18.
The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Wednesday, April 18, 2018. In the past week, two events have yet again sparked a conversation about race in our country. Two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks, and a black Harvard student was brutally beaten by police in Cambridge. We opened the lines and asked you if we can ever get that national conversation about race right. Jennifer Nassour, former chair of the Mass GOP, founder of Conservative Women for a Better Future, and counsel to Rubin and Rudman --along with Steve Kerrigan, President and co-founder of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund and former CEO of the DNC--talked local and national politics. National security expert Juliette Kayyem updated us on the most recent developments in the Russian investigation. Writer and historian Timothy Snyder talked about his newest book, "The Road to Unfreedom." Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral gave her thoughts on the recent change to Vermont gun laws. WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen reviewed Amy Schumer's new movie, "I Feel Pretty."
Rank #2: The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.
The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. Ayanna Pressley campaigned on the slogan “Change Can’t wait” and voters agreed. In addition to Pressley’s historic upset, change couldn’t come soon enough for the state house either with with longtime, high ranking reps — Byron Rushing and Jeffrey Sanchez getting voted out of office. We opened the lines to ask you: Who else is vulnerable? And what, in this era of insurgent unrest, is the standard for being considered part of the establishment old guard? Canada’s foreign minister returned to DC today to revisit NAFTA negotiations. Groundtruth Project co-founder and WGBH News Analyst *Charlie Sennott *joined us to go over that and more. Then National Security analyst** Juliette Kayyem** joined us to talk about the Mueller investigation and more. Two hundred years of Brazil’s heritage, culture, and memory have gone up in flames with a fire gutting the country’s oldest museum-- destroying an estimated 20 million items along the way. WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen joined us in studio to talk about this, the challenges facing Boston’s new Arts Tzar and how the new Muppet movie has put the “street” in Sesame Street. Then a Primary Day post-mortem with Media Mavel and host of NECN’s The Take, Sue O’Connell. A significant political shift is happening and the Massachusetts primary is part of it, proving that establishment politics is becoming passe. Ayanna Pressley unseated Mike Capuano without the backing of Deval Patrick or John Lewis on a campaign that was all about change--not just the need for change in DC, but but a changing demographic that demands a new kind of leadership. We opened the lines and asked you if you’re part of this change, or if you think there is a place for the seasoned politician? What can Boston learn from Copenhagen cycling structure? Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are the authors of the new book: Building the Cycling City: The Dutch blueprint for Community Vitality.
The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.
Rank #1: Nell Irvin Painter | Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over.
Celebrated historian Nell Irvin Painter's many books include Sojourner Truth, Creating Black Americans, and, most recently, The History of White People, a national bestseller examining the dangerous socially constructed notion of whiteness. The Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University, Painter directed that institution's Program in African American Studies from 1997 to 2000 and has served on a number of editorial boards and professional groups, including the Society of American Historians, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the American Antiquarian Society. Old in Art School is a memoir of Painter's surprising decision to return to the academy as a student in her sixties to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. Watch the video here. (recorded 5/22/2018)
Rank #2: John Hodgman | Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.
Watch the video here. In conversation with Mary Richardson Graham John Hodgman played the role of ''PC'' in the Apple vs. PC commercials, served alternately as the ''Resident Expert'' and ''Deranged Millionaire'' on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, adjudicates vital disputes such as ''Is a hotdog a sandwich?'' on the appropriately named Judge John Hodgman podcast, and writes a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. He is also the author of three bestselling books, The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, and That Is All. Vacationland is a collection of his real-life New England coastal wanderings, the horrors he's found there, and the awful truths he's encountered as a human facing his forties. (recorded 10/27/2017)
ALL OF IT is a show about culture and its consumers.ALL OF IT is a show about culture and context.ALL OF IT is a show about culture and the culture.Our aim is to engage the thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, about the what and why of their work. People make the culture and we hope, need, and want the WNYC community to be a part of our show. As we build a community around ALL OF IT, we know that every guest and listener has an opinion. We won’t always agree, but our varied perspectives and diversity of experience is what makes New York City great.ALL OF IT will be both companion for and curator of the myriad culture this city has to offer. In the words of Cristina De Rossi, anthropologist at Barnet and Southgate College, London:"Culture encompasses religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, how we sit at the table, how we greet visitors, how we behave with loved ones, and a million other things."...In other words, ALL OF IT.---Join us for ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart, weekdays from 12:00 - 2:00PM on WNYC.
Rank #1: How to Downsize and Declutter in the New Year
Peter Walsh joins us to discuss his new book, Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life, and offer listeners decluttering advice.
Rank #2: Get Lit: The History of the Alcott Family
Jan Turnquist, the executive director of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, joins us to discuss the history of the house, Louisa May Alcott and her family, and describe her experience serving as an adviser to the 2019 film adaptation. "Get Lit with All Of It" is our monthly book club. To join, all you have to do is tune in and read along! Team All Of It picks the books, from new novels by prominent authors to enduring classics. To cap off the picks, we hold regular events in The Greene Space with authors, drinks, live music, and more. Join us for the next one! And follow us on Instagram for discussion questions and fun facts while you read.
Where We Live is a call-in talk show about who we are in Connecticut and our place in the world.
Rank #1: Best Of 2019: After 75 Years, Remembering The Hartford Circus Fire.
On July 6, 1944, the circus came to Connecticut's capital city and erupted into flames. Seventy-five years later, the Hartford Circus Fire is recognized as one of the greatest tragedies in American history. This hour, 88-year-old survivor Harry Lichtenbaum joins us to share his story. We also talk with the author of a book on the fire and learn about efforts to identify the bodies of its yet unidentified victims. Support the show.
Rank #2: Author Spots Connecticut's History Of Witch Hangings.
Salem, Massachusetts has long been a focal point in the history of early New England witch trials. But Windsor, Connecticut also has a place on this dark historical timeline: as the site of the nation's first witch hanging. This hour, author Beth Caruso joins us to shine light this little-known piece of Connecticut's past, and talk about how it inspired her novel One of Windsor. Later, Connecticut Public Radio’s Patrick Skahill tells us how a disease known as white-nose syndrome has impacted the state’s bats. Patrick recently traveled to Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine in Connecticut to report on a bat survey. We find out what he learned, and we also hear from you. Support the show.
Talking shop with obsessed home cooks everywhere!
Rank #1: Episode 294: Vegan Special with Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby.
This is the last week of Marisa’s maternity leave, and I’m with guest hosts, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, owners and chefs of several amazing plant-based restaurants including the groundbreaking Vedge here in PhillyIn food news, we talk about the phenomenon that is World Vegan Day. In our What’s for Dinner segment, Rich and Kate fill us in on what they have for dinner when they cook at home.In our How’d You Make That? segment, Joy tried her hand up the Dan Dan Noodles from Rich and Kate’s V Street cookbook. Joy asks Rich and Kate for their advice on making a plant-based diet stick over the long term.And in the What We’re Loving segment, it’s all about masala dabba–the Indian spice kit Kate gave Rich for the holidays last year.If you like what you hear, make sure to subscribe! Bonus points if you rate us or leave a review. Follow us on Instagram and twitter @localmouthful and help us spread the word about the show.The post Episode 294: Vegan Special with Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby appeared first on Local Mouthful.
Rank #2: Episode 293: Chicken Confit, Kitchari, and Herbalism.
Kristin Donnelly in her natural habitat Marisa is on maternity leave, so today I’m with guest host, Kristin Donnelly, food writer, editor, and cookbook author. In this week’s food news, The New Food Economy asks the question: If Food is Medicine, Why isn’t it Taught at Medical School? In our What’s for Dinner segment, Kristin tells about her latest favorite shortcut: chicken leg confit from D’Artagnan. In this week’s, How’d You Make That? segment, Kristin tells us how she makes her version of Kitchari, a classic Indian dish that’s an important part of Ayurveda. She makes it in the Instant Pot with the following ratio: ¼ cup lentils, ¼ cup rice, 3 cups liquid, 1 diced sweet potato. 4 minutes on high pressure. Makes two hearty servings! We also talk about Kristin’s adventures in herbalism. And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s tamarind chutney. Kristin’s daughter thinks it’s barbecue sauce! If you like what you hear, make sure to subscribe! Bonus points if you rate us or leave a review. Follow us on Instagram and twitter @localmouthful and help us spread the word about the show. The post Episode 293: Chicken Confit, Kitchari, and Herbalism appeared first on Local Mouthful.
Connecticut's best journalists come out of the political trenches every Wednesday to join us on WNPR's weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse.
Rank #1: The Wheelhouse: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?.
A battle over campaign lawn signs? Dueling opinion pieces about how great or terrible our state is? Big questions about how we’ll keep our population or lose it to those states down south? It sounds like your typical Wednesday in Connecticut. But what's typical, really, in this tiny, postage-stamp-sized state where everyone knows everyone else, but we still feel the need to bust ourselves into 169 little enclaves? Where we balance justified pride of place while nursing a sometimes crippling inferiority complex? Where we battle over all the ways we’re losing or failing, when -- if you look around -- you see a state that’s beautiful, diverse and dare I say, even exciting? This hour, we consider all of these stories in the week’s news, and a lot more. We also look back our conversations here over the years, as it’s John Dankosky's last Wednesday hosting this program.Support the show.
Rank #2: The Wheelhouse: Democractic Presidential Debate Wrap-Up.
Last night’s 12-person Democratic presidential debate proved a few things: 1. That’s too many people on stage.2. Elizabeth Warren has become both the front-runner and the target of most of her colleagues.3. Warren is proving to be a bit harder to attack than former front-runner, Joe Biden. This hour, we consider what happened on stage in Ohio, amid an impeachment inquiry and worsening situation in Syria. We also look at how Democrats are seemingly all in agreement on one thing: gun control. Also, state Democrats and Republicans are exchanging words over social media posts and a controversial speaker, but they may be talking a bit more productively over the issue of tolls.Support the show.
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the industry, their career ups and downs, and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories and anecdotes of what it means to be in today’s bustling hospitality industry, 15 million employees and growing… Beyond the Plate.
Rank #1: Chef Thomas Keller (S4/Ep.001).
Chef Thomas Keller is one of the most celebrated chefs in the world. Keller is the chef/owner of multiple three-star Michelin restaurants including The French Laundry in Napa Valley, and Per Se in New York, as well as many other restaurants in NYC, Las Vegas, Florida and California. During this episode, we discuss the role his childhood played in his culinary career, how he’s working to groom the next generation of cooks and what’s in store for the legacy of The French Laundry. In 2017, Chef Keller led a team from the United States to its first-ever gold medal in the Bocuse d’Or, a prestigious competition that is regarded as the Olympics of the culinary world. Season 4 of Beyond the Plate is Presented by Martin's Famous Potato Rolls.
Rank #2: Trisha Yearwood (S2/Ep.018).
For our Season 2 finale, we sat with Trisha Yearwood. Trisha is a platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winning vocalist. Aside from music, her first cookbook debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers list in 2008, which later turned into its own Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Join us as we dig into her life in the food world, what she cooks for her husband Garth Brooks, what he cooks for her and how she gives back to the community.
Each weekday at 3:00 pm on WNPR radio, Faith serves up a tasty "60-Second Food Schmooze" with hot tips, recommendations, recipes and more.
Rank #1: Easiest 3-Ingredient Tomato Sauce.
Want to make a delicious red sauce with just three ingredients? Toss a chopped onion into a saucepan with a can of chopped tomatoes and a combination of olive oil and butter. Simmer it on low for 45 minutes. It’s fantastic. (Thank you Food 52, for the inspiration.) I put my sauce on rice, but you can use it on pasta, of course, or as the saucy element in chicken cacciatore, in a stuffed-pepper mix, or in a thousand different dishes. The post Easiest 3-Ingredient Tomato Sauce appeared first on Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze.Support the show.
Rank #2: Crescent Roll Chocolate Pretzel Bites.
Here’s the best grownup and kid dessert on the planet…chocolate-filled biscuit dough roll-ups. Unwrap a package of refrigerated Crescent rolls. Smear every triangle with chocolate sauce and sprinkle on crumbled salty pretzel sticks. Roll ‘em up and bake according to package directions. So fun and so good. The post Crescent Roll Chocolate Pretzel Bites appeared first on Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze.Support the show.
For more than 140 years 92nd Street Y has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, both recent as well as treasures from the past.
Rank #1: Bill Hader with John Mulaney: HBO's Barry, SNL stories and more.
Bill Hader and fellow Saturday Night Live alum John Mulaney discuss the trajectory of Hader's career leading up to his star role in HBO's Barry, its new season, and much more. The conversation was recorded on May 12, 2019 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
Rank #2: Michael Lewis with Malcolm Gladwell: The Undoing Project.
Bestselling author Michael Lewis sits down with Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, that examines how a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. The conversation was recorded on Dec 12, 2016 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.