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This Week


September 26, 2008


Michael Pollan on the food we eat
In his new book, "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, author MICHAEL POLLAN argues that "instead of eating food, we're consuming 'edible foodlike substances,'no longer the products of nature but of food science." His advice for a healthy diet can be summed up in seven words -- Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize winning author GERALDINE BROOKS visits Marty to talk about her new novel, "People of the Book," which tells the story of the journey of a rare illuminated Hebrew manuscript the Sarajevo Haggadah. Brooks previous work of fiction was March, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3




Recent Shows


September 19, 2008


Lessons from life
We talk with DAN GOTTLIEB host of WHYY's Voices in the Family and author of the new book Learning From the Heart: Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening. Gottlieb is a Philadelphia based psychologist and family therapist who in 1979 at the age of 33 became a quadriplegic in a car accident. In his new book he explores what all humans have in common, longing for love, understanding and security. Gottlieb writes the column Inside Out for The Philadelphia Inquirer and is author of several other books including Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss and the Gifts of Life. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


Author James McBride
JAMES McBRIDE's new book, Song Yet Sung, is the story of an escaped female runaway slave in 1850 and her perilous flight through the Eastern Shore of Maryland. McBride joins Marty in the studio to talk about his new novel and his career as an author, journalist and musician. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


September 12, 2008


Robert Seyfarth
How do baboons relate to each other and understand their place in the world and what can we learn from them about human behavior? Penn researchers Dorothy Cheney and ROBERT SEYFARTH, who joins us in the studio today, have been studying baboons and monkeys in their natural habitat for over 20 years. Their work is documented in a new book, Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


Bill Strickland
Marty talks with BILL STRICKLAND about his new memoir, "Ten Points." It's about a challenge by his four-year-old daughter to win ten points in one cycling season as well as overcoming the destructive legacy of his abusive childhood. He is a lifelong cyclist and executive editor of Bicycling magazine. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


September 5, 2008


War photographer Ashley Gilbertson
Photographer ASHLEY GILBERTSON has covered the war in Iraq for the past several years, mostly for the New York Times. His new book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a collection of the best of his photographs. Gilbertson recently was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club for his coverage of the U.S. invasion of Falluja. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


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The Powers of Music
In his new book, Musicophilia, neurologist OLIVER SACKS examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. He's in the studio with Marty. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3


August 29, 2008


Paleontologist Neil Shubin
Paleontologist and professor of anatomy NEIL SHUBIN tells us about his book Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3



Writer Susan Jacoby
In her new book, The Age of American Unreason, writer SUSAN JACOBY argues that Americans have grown increasingly uninterested and uninformed in a culture that values "infotainment" over critical thinking. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3