Recent Episodes

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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    The Piano Shop on the Left Bank of Paris
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    Cooking with Italian Grandmothers

    Writer Jessica Theroux spent one year in Italy “Cooking with Italian Grandmothers” she had never met in nine different regions of the country. Let's see how these grandmothers protect their food traditions as we prepare a four course meal from three of those regions in Italy with my guest, Chef Joe DiMaggio from the Stray Dog.

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    April Blood

    On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo de Medici and his brother as they attended Mass in the cathedral of Florence. The Medicis were feared and resented for they new role as political bosses in Florence. Why?

    Why and how did they come to hold a powerful position in Florence? Join me and my guest, Alice Martin as we untangle the web of treachery, ambition and revenge in Lauro Martines’ April Blood. We will prepare a intriguing Tuscan meal as we slowly reveal the dark side of the Renaissance man Lorenzo de Medici.

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    The Alchemist

    Written by Brazilian-born author, Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist, has sold more than 65 million copies in 56 languages. The Alchemist follows the journey of a Spanish shepherd boy named Santiago, believing a recurring dream to be prophetic as he searches for his passion, his destiny. My guest, Ida Watson, chair of the WNIT Board of Directors, and I discuss Paulo Coelho's international best seller,