Host Francesca Rheannon talks with food writer Betsy Block about THE DINNER DIARIES: Raising Whole Wheat Kids in a White Bread World . Funny and informative, it chronicles how Block got her family –even the pickiest eaters to change their eating habits. And Dr. John La Puma, AKA ChefMD, tells us how the most delicious meals can be good medicine for our bodies. His book is CHEF MD’S BIG BOOK OF CULINARY MEDICINE: A Food Lover’s Road Map to Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Getting Really Healthy. Continue reading
Host Francesca Rheannon talks with writer Joan Wickersham about her powerful new memoir, [amazon-product text=”THE SUICIDE INDEX: Putting My Father’s Death in Order” type=”text”]0156033801[/amazon-product]. Also, we talk with Jennet Conant about [amazon-product text=”THE IRREGULARS: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington” type=”text”]0743294599[/amazon-product]. Continue reading
Host Francesca Rheannon talks to Peter Manseau about his novel [amazon-product text=”SONGS FOR THE BUTCHERS DAUGHTER” type=”text”]1416538712[/amazon-product] and to Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop about her new novel, [amazon-product text=”DECEMBER” type=”text”]0307388573[/amazon-product]. Continue reading
It’s Halloween, time to take a break, if you can, from obsessively checking the latest presidential poll results, and have some fun. Today, we train our literary focus on hocus-pocus by exploring the magic of the Harry Potter series with magician Allan Kronzek. He wrote [amazon-product text=”The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter” type=”text”]0767919440[/amazon-product]. The most popular lexicon of the lore that underlies the Harry Potter series, THE SORCERER’S COMPANION will tell you where to find a basilisk today, how to get rid of a goblin, or who wore the first invisibility cloak, among much other useful and arcane information.
A best-seller, it came out first in 2001 and was updated and re-issued in 2004. Alan Kronzek co-authored the book with his daughter, historian Elizabeth Kronzek.
Kronzek is also the author of [amazon-product text=”FIFTY TWO WAYS TO CHEAT AT POKER: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them” type=”text”]0452289114[/amazon-product] . Stay tuned to this site to hear Kronzek talk about poker with Francesca.
Also, we remember the great Studs Terkel, who died October 31, 2008 at the age of 96. We air an excerpt from an interview we did with him in 2006 about his last book, [amazon-product text=”AND THEY ALL SANG: Adventures of an Eclectic DIsc Jockey” type=”text”]1595581189[/amazon-product].