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A Thai couple smiles as they eat street food

Bangkok Street Food {format} 4:23 Jake Warga

A culinary tour of Bangkok's infamous street food. "The less aesthetic appeal a restaurant has, the better the food is going to be. You have to be a bit adventurous. These arenít pretty restaurants so you need to be a little bit daring."

Broadcast: Apr 25 2011 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Food, International, Travel

A fisherman on a lobster boat

Swedish Lobster Safari {format} 4:16 Jake Warga

A foodie tour with shellfish chefs in West Sweden and the capitol, Stockholm.

Broadcast: Feb 8 2011 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Food, Travel

Photo of Matt McCue

Swords to Plowshares {format} 5:11 Alix Blair

While in Iraq, former U.S. Army Sergeant Matthew McCue witnessed the power and peace-making potential of agriculture. When he returned to the States he worked with the Farmer-Veteran Coalition, and now works at the French Garden Farm near Sebastopol. Says McCue: "I still want to make the world a better place. I think i can do more good with a shovel than with an M-16." McCue worked with the Farmer-Veteran Coalition and the French Garden Farm in Sebastopol CA, This story was originally produced for the SpeakeasyDC Storycast.

Broadcast: Nov 11 2009 on PRI/WBUR Here and Now Subjects: War, Food

? and the Mysterians - CD cover

Song and Memory: 96 Tears {format} {format} 7:09 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

For Chef Anthony Bourdain the song "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians was a gateway drug to sex and drugs and rock n' roll, not to mention a narcotic-fueled roadtrip and a dead stripper.

Broadcast: Jun 9 2007 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: Music, Rock, Youth, Food

Women with golliwog dolls

Camel in the Outback {format} {format} 5:10 Larry Massett & Jake Warga

Competing and eating wild camels in the Northern Australia Territories. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 8 2006 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: International, Travel, Food, Environment, Sports

Morels in woods

Wild Morels on the Yellowstone {format} {format} {format} 7:44 Scott Carrier

Stalking mushrooms on the banks of a flooding river, and the recipes and feast which follows. [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 18 2006 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Jun 28 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Food, Environment, Acoustic

Eluard Burt plaing flute

New Orleans- Eluard Burt {format} 4:52 Barrett Golding

More than any other city in the world, New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its distinct music and food. Itís also known for this day, Fat Tuesday, in French: Mardi Gras. Musician Eluard Burt is intimately familiar with the flavors, feelings, spices and sounds of this Missisippi River city. Accompanied by recordings of a walk through the French Quarter, through Jackson Square and down Bourbon Street.

Broadcast: Feb 5 2005 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Music, Jazz, Travel, Food

Living Without magazine cover

Living Without {format} 7:01 Sarah Vowell

The producer ponders the alienation and embarrassments caused by her wheat-allergies. She reveals her until now secret obsession with a magazine devoted to helping people with food allergies, a cheerful journalism of deprivation with such helpful articles as "When the Holidays Make You Sick."

Broadcast: Jan 9 2004 on PRI/WBEZ This American Life Subjects: Health, Food

Drawing of pilgrams and detail of painting

Letís Eat {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Joe Frank, Susan Stone & [Hearing Voices]

An Audio Feast in this (((Hearing Voices))) Thanksgiving special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: Scott Carrier tours a turkey ranch, unflinchingly following the gobbler from farmyard to frozen food. Susan Stone serves up a tongue-twisting knife-wielding cut-up collage of the Joy of Cooking. Joe Frank describes a typically twisted Thanksgiving dinner, in an excerpt from his program "Pilgrim." Dean Olscher trips through the Twin Cities, going among the Hmong, with assistance from by Chowhound Jim Leff on the cellphone. oet Todd Colby will do absolutely anything for some cake. And "Concerning Breakfast"- Annie Cheney offers a touching document of her eating disorder, produced by Jay Allison. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Nov 27 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Food, Specials, Holidays

Marthaís Vineyard highway sign

A Community Thanksgiving {format} {format} 2:01 Lindsey Lee & Helen Woodward

Another Sonic ID from WCAI/WNAN and Atlantic Public Media in Massachusetts (Editor: Jay Allison): A sound portrait of a surprise Thanksgiving for Sophie Bloch from the community of Marthaís Vineyard. [transcript]

Broadcast: Nov 26 2003 on NPR Day to DaySeries: WCAI/WNAN Sonic IDs Subjects: Food, Holidays

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