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Bananas: The Uncertain Future Of A Favorite Fruit

This interview was originally broadcast on February 18, 2008. Americans consume more bananas than apples and oranges combined. Dan Koeppel, […]

A Whole New Cha-Cha: Nancy Grace Goes ‘Dancing With The Stars’

A guppy in a thimble is effectively a whale, and Nancy Grace on Dancing With The Stars is a huge […]

Moscow, In A Time Of Fear

The novels of Tom Rob Smith are set mostly in the Soviet Union of the 1950s, a time and a […]

The Radio Piece That Wasn’t: A Lament In Weather-Based Musicals

Some ideas need to see the light of day, no matter what it takes. On Saturday morning, there was an […]

Twenty Iconic Male Movie Roles In Which Helen Mirren Would Have Ruled

Helen Mirren’s latest, The Debt, opens this week. I found myself thinking about the fact that I enjoy her in […]

Brad Bird, Patton Oswalt On Cooking Up ‘Ratatouille’

This interview was originally broadcast on June 28, 2007. In 2007, director Brad Bird and actor Patton Oswalt joined Fresh […]

The MTV Video Music Awards In Pictures: Lady Gaga Is Not Herself

The MTV Video Music Awards are always ridiculous. By that I mean that they are intended to be ridiculous. They […]

Why Did I Watch Fourteen Hours Of The Weather Channel? I’m Not Sure.

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I spent all day Saturday watching The Weather Channel. It […]

Grant Achatz: The Chef Who Couldn’t Taste

This interview was originally broadcast on March 3, 2011. A typical 23-course meal at Chicago’s Alinea restaurant might include olive […]

Tiny Gems: Irish Stories That Sparkle And Charm

Ireland makes storytellers. Perhaps it is the land itself, isolated from the rest of Europe, bound by the sea, wet […]

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