The Faith Middleton Show http://wnpr.org en New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff http://wnpr.org/post/new-yorker-cartoon-editor-bob-mankoff-0 <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He wrote one of the greatest cartoon lines ever, a sentence that rocketed through the country like a speeding train: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">How about never—is never good for you?</em></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:18:37 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 27311 at http://wnpr.org New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff Foil Packet Velvet Steamed Salmon with Razzle Dazzle Sauce http://wnpr.org/post/foil-packet-velvet-steamed-salmon-razzle-dazzle-sauce-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Your family has a hankering--a yen for chicken tikka masala&nbsp;or queso fundido, for shrimp pad Thai or a Philly cheese steak--and they want it bad. So you decide to eat out at a local ethnic or roadside restaurant, or do a take-out. It's expedient, but is the food really good? Really, really good? Because Lucinda Scala&nbsp;Quinn's versions of all those dishes families crave will knock your socks off and prove beyond a doubt that the foods you love can be made better, faster, tastier, cheaper, and more healthfully at home. We tried her recipe for a <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/foil-packet-velvet-steamed-salmon-with-razzle-dazzle-sauce/">velvety salmon using an aluminum foil packet</a>. Fantastic!&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 27146 at http://wnpr.org Foil Packet Velvet Steamed Salmon with Razzle Dazzle Sauce Moments That Made the Movies http://wnpr.org/post/moments-made-movies-1 <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: The web version of today's show (posted all the way at the bottom here) includes full, unedited, and unexpurgated film clips (which include some adult language) and runs more than four minutes longer than the show we did live on the air in January.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> If you saw </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">When Harry Met Sally…</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there was a wry, riveting exchange between the two main characters, Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, sitting at a restaurant table, causing an observing customer to say, "I'll have what she's having."</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:45:53 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 27198 at http://wnpr.org Moments That Made the Movies Remembering Great Books http://wnpr.org/post/remembering-great-books-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're in search of great reads, here's a list to get you started. </span><a href="http://www.ginabarreca.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gina Barreca</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins Faith to talk about the books many of us have forgotten about. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 27123 at http://wnpr.org Remembering Great Books The Book Show: August 14, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/book-show-august-14-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faith's motto on </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is: Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.</span></p><p>Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:01:35 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26952 at http://wnpr.org The Book Show: August 14, 2014 Easy Thai Summer Rolls http://wnpr.org/post/easy-thai-summer-rolls-0 <p>Years ago in southern California, at ocean-side Montage Resort, I ordered the same thing for six lunches in a row—Thai summer roll with dipping sauce. It was a knockout, and now we can tell you how to <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/easy-thai-summer-rolls/">make delicious ones at home. </a>We can tell you how thanks to a respected chef, Gale Gand, author of <em>Gale Gand's Lunch!</em> As Gale told us, she learned from a Thai woman who was making them as fast as she could manage for thousands of hungry fans at the Lolllapalooza&nbsp;music festival. And wait till you try her <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/watermelon-gazpacho/">watermelon gazpacho.</a></p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26664 at http://wnpr.org Easy Thai Summer Rolls Wally Lamb's Latest Novel, We Are Water http://wnpr.org/post/wally-lambs-latest-novel-we-are-water-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wally Lamb's books beat with a human heart.</span></p><p>Many people, especially Wally Lamb's fans, recall that his first novel, <em>She's Come Undone</em>, was selected by Oprah's book club. But what I remember is the experience of riding in the New York subway, and seeing so many people bumping along, engrossed in his story. On one occasion, these subway readers, strangers to each other, started a discussion about the book—possibly the first underground book club.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:22:04 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26829 at http://wnpr.org Wally Lamb's Latest Novel, We Are Water NYC Teacher Grace Kiley: Acting Lessons http://wnpr.org/post/nyc-teacher-grace-kiley-acting-lessons-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York City acting teacher </span><a href="http://www.gracekiley.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Grace Kiley</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is interested in the natural actor. Understandable, since she is a licensed mental health counselor who has a gift for teaching what contributes to a transformative performance on stage or on film.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:51:10 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26766 at http://wnpr.org NYC Teacher Grace Kiley: Acting Lessons The New Science of Building Brain Power http://wnpr.org/post/new-science-building-brain-power-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For over a century, IQ scores have been viewed by scientists as placing an upper limit on what a person can ever achieve: a cognitive glass ceiling, a number tattooed on the soul.</span></p><p>Shattering decades of that kind of dogma, scientists began publishing studies in 2008 showing that “fluid intelligence”—the ability to learn, solve novel problems, and get to the heart of things—can be increased through training. But is it all just hype?</p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:00:51 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26581 at http://wnpr.org The New Science of Building Brain Power August Fun: Have a Clam Bake http://wnpr.org/post/august-fun-have-clam-bake <p>There's still some summer left and we have ideas for clam bakes, grilled shrimp, and cocktails, along with plenty of kitchen tips. We also have <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/portobello-mushroom-po-boys/">a great recipe for a portobello&nbsp;mushroom po' boy</a>.</p><p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:16:12 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26516 at http://wnpr.org August Fun: Have a Clam Bake The Science of When We Laugh and Why http://wnpr.org/post/science-when-we-laugh-and-why-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny—and why?</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:26:29 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26463 at http://wnpr.org The Science of When We Laugh and Why Mastering the Art of Quitting in Life, Love, and Work http://wnpr.org/post/mastering-art-quitting-life-love-and-work-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we can see from a recent <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/01/22/263504402/millions-of-people-are-quitting-their-jobs-every-month-thats-good-news"><em>Planet Money</em> story</a> on NPR, millions of people are quitting their jobs each month, and Janet </span>Yellen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of The Fed thinks this is a good sign. She says if people are quitting in high numbers, that signals they're sure better jobs are available. In other words, a strong signal for the economy.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:08:08 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26392 at http://wnpr.org Mastering the Art of Quitting in Life, Love, and Work The Book Show: July 31, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/book-show-july-31-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faith's motto on </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/term/book-show" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is… Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.</span></p><p>Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, hey, kids, we'd love to hear from you about books you love.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:10:22 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26217 at http://wnpr.org The Book Show: July 31, 2014 Lidia Bastianich: Salmon with Prosecco Sauce http://wnpr.org/post/lidia-bastianich-salmon-prosecco-sauce-0 <p>If it is the Lord who should be praised, then praise the Lord for <a href="http://www.lidiasitaly.com/">Lidia Bastianich,</a> one of the great chefs in America. She is always in service to the food, not her own ego, yet there is a self-contained sureness in her as she teaches on television and in her books.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26119 at http://wnpr.org Lidia Bastianich: Salmon with Prosecco Sauce Dreamland, a Cruise Through the Science of Sleep http://wnpr.org/post/dreamland-cruise-through-science-sleep-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Science still can't say for sure why we need sleep, though we spend a third of our lives asleep, or trying to sleep. Those trying to sleep include the millions who have some sort of sleep issue, from insomnia to over-sleeping.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:59:02 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 26076 at http://wnpr.org Dreamland, a Cruise Through the Science of Sleep Amy Bloom's New Novel, Lucky Us http://wnpr.org/post/amy-blooms-new-novel-lucky-us <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Successfully erotic sex scenes are notoriously difficult to write, but novelist </span><a href="http://amybloom.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Amy Bloom</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has hit the jackpot in her new novel, </span><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/book/15006/lucky-us-by-amy-bloom" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Lucky Us</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, featuring one of the most glamorous orgy scenes of all time. The irresistibly steamy Hollywood party involves a roomful of stars and starlets dancing, flirting, and seducing in the old Hollywood of the </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25836 at http://wnpr.org Amy Bloom's New Novel, Lucky Us Craft: Why Making Things Matters http://wnpr.org/post/craft-why-making-things-matters-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carving birds? Knitting sweaters? Paper cutting? Blowing glass? If you're a crafts person, paid or unpaid, please call and tell us what it adds to your life.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:53:58 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25851 at http://wnpr.org Craft: Why Making Things Matters The Rage: Crazy-Good Bánh Mì Sandwiches http://wnpr.org/post/rage-crazy-good-b-nh-m-sandwiches <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bánh&nbsp;</em><em>mì</em>…<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the name might be new to you, but we hope you'll try <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/outrageously-good-homemade-banh-mi-sandwiches/">the sandwich that is the rage coast to coast</a>. It has amazing, explosive flavor, the kind you want again and again. It sounds weird, we know, and you might think, how good can this be?</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:36:55 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25766 at http://wnpr.org The Rage: Crazy-Good Bánh Mì Sandwiches Smithsonian: Meaning of Family Heirlooms http://wnpr.org/post/smithsonian-meaning-family-heirlooms-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A chair… letter… diary… clock… coin… jewel… car… house… meat grinder… what makes a family heirloom have powerful meaning, even if it has little monetary value? That question will be answered when you read </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Richard </span>Kurin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:44:19 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25689 at http://wnpr.org Smithsonian: Meaning of Family Heirlooms Miss Manners Takes On Workplace Etiquette http://wnpr.org/post/miss-manners-takes-workplace-etiquette-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The "</span>doyenne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of civility," Judith Martin, a.k.a. </span><a href="http://www.missmanners.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Miss Manners</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has decided that the fast-changing modern workplace could use some tips on what is and is not okay. And she delivers it in her characteristic dry, witty way, in the book she has co-authored with her son, Nicholas </span>Ivor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Miss Manners Minds Your Business</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:24:18 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25618 at http://wnpr.org Miss Manners Takes On Workplace Etiquette The Vacation Survival Guide: How To Be Happy Leaving and After You Get Back http://wnpr.org/post/vacation-survival-guide-how-be-happy-leaving-and-after-you-get-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is it even possible, you might be wondering, to like all parts of a vacation, including re-entry? We think so. Our senior contributor, New Haven psychologist Nancy Horn, explains what goes into making vacation a less stressful experience, and also less about perfection. This is one of those podcasts worth listening to.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:47:31 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25460 at http://wnpr.org The Vacation Survival Guide: How To Be Happy Leaving and After You Get Back Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil and Grilled Peaches http://wnpr.org/post/prosciutto-wrapped-shrimp-basil-and-grilled-peaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every shrimp gets a leaf of fresh basil and together they're wrapped in a slice of prosciutto and grilled; the outside gets crispy, and the shrimp is succulent. The flavor trio of basil against sweet shrimp and salty prosciutto is fantastic. Sprinkle a little sugar on fresh peach halves before grilling and you get caramelized beauties to go with your </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/best-kebabs-prosciotto-wrapped-shrimp-fresh-basil-peaches/" style="line-height: 1.5;">prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and basil</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We adore this dish, it's so easy, and you can prep it before your guests arrive. No grill? No worries! The whole thing can be done in a cast-iron skillet indoors.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25327 at http://wnpr.org Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil and Grilled Peaches Great Ideas Including Free Lunch at the Library http://wnpr.org/post/great-ideas-including-free-lunch-library <p>This hour: a call-in on great ideas past, present, and future. Tell us about things in technology, psychology, science, education, art, culture, and design that rank as great ideas. If it's not invented yet, tell us what you dream of—you never know who's listening. The world is filled with great ideas; it's fun and interesting to notice them. Many more are on the way from Apple and others.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:24 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25333 at http://wnpr.org Great Ideas Including Free Lunch at the Library Drunk Tank Pink http://wnpr.org/post/drunk-tank-pink-3 <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This hour: the way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:57:23 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25192 at http://wnpr.org Drunk Tank Pink Celebrate the Goodness of Ordinary People http://wnpr.org/post/celebrate-goodness-ordinary-people <p>Celebrate someone you know, even a stranger who offered some kindness. Was a nurse or doctor there for you, a teacher, a neighbor, your mate, or a friend? Today we pay tribute and remember the goodness of ordinary people.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:54 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25064 at http://wnpr.org Celebrate the Goodness of Ordinary People Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa http://wnpr.org/post/grilled-salmon-magic-peach-jalape-o-salsa <p>On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze:&nbsp;<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/ariston-olive-oil-chocolate-pizza-flavors/">Ariston's Pizza-Flavored Olive Oil</a>, and how farmers' markets are booming right now, including the full-service North End weekly market in Hartford. Cook <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/microwave-corn-cob/">corn on the cob in your microwave</a>, and don't miss a recipe for mouth-watering, <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chocolate-mousse-pie/">no-bake chocolate mousse pie</a>. Make your salmon fantastic with a simple recipe for fresh<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/grilled-salmon-peach-salsa/"> peach-jalapeño salsa</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:08:24 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24976 at http://wnpr.org Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa Celebrate the Pleasure of Summer Living http://wnpr.org/post/celebrate-pleasure-summer-living <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the days are speeding by we thought, hey, let's celebrate summer. What is it about this season that is worth noticing, that makes us happier? Breezes, food, gardens, friends, sex, parties, swim, seersucker, the new and tradition. Celebrate summer with us.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:11:06 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24927 at http://wnpr.org Celebrate the Pleasure of Summer Living ADHD and Managing Emotions http://wnpr.org/post/adhd-and-managing-emotions-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We focus this hour on one of the nation's most respected clinicians and researchers working with teens and adults who have ADHD. Dr. Thomas E. Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. (There is sometimes a link between ADHD and autism.)</span></p><p>Dr. Brown's new book, <em>Smart but Stuck</em>, looks at how managing emotions plays a key role in the lives of those with ADHD, including those who have high I.Q. scores.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:51:57 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24840 at http://wnpr.org ADHD and Managing Emotions How Personality Shapes Our Lives http://wnpr.org/post/how-personality-shapes-our-lives-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Respected researcher and psychologist John Mayer says we can become the best version of ourselves by building our “personal intelligence” to understand ourselves and perceive what makes others tick.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:33:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24701 at http://wnpr.org How Personality Shapes Our Lives No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake http://wnpr.org/post/no-kidding-worlds-best-strawberry-shortcake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chill with a brandy-laced </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/alexs-sangria/" style="line-height: 1.5;">sangria by Alex Province</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and while you're sipping, try our lip-smacking </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/buffalo-chicken-burgers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chicken burgers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, juicy from buffalo-style wing sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24576 at http://wnpr.org No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake