A Los Angeles chef explains how the Korean taco pulled its chefs' backgrounds into one food truck offering, Critic John Powers reviews Elena Ferrante's latest book and the author of Everything's Coming Up Profits explains the history of corporate show tunes.
Margaret Talbot tells the story of her father, actor Lyle Talbot, in her memoir The Entertainer. He began his career as an assistant to a traveling hypnotist, and went on to star in movies with Shirley Temple and Humphrey Bogart — and played next-door neighbor Joe Randolph on Ozzie and Harriet.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield brings lessons from space down to Earth in his new book. Ken Tucker says Brandy Clark's 12 Stories album is "modestly amazing." And Philip Shenon's new book explores how a botched investigation fueled Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories.
The famed author and illustrator broke the rules of American children's literature in the '50s and '60s, but many Americans have never heard of him. The documentary Far Out Isn't Far Enough — now out on DVD — looks at his life and work. (Originally broadcast July 1, 2013.)
In this weekend's podcast of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath explores the power of Hollywood whisper campaigns, learns what some people are doing to prepare for "the big one," and talks to first time composer Alexander Ebert.
On her latest album, Claroscuro, the jazz clarinetist explores influences that range from Louis Armstrong to Brazilian music to that of her native Israel. It's this desire to adapt the instrument to so many musical traditions that has earned Cohen such acclaim. (Originally broadcast on Feb. 6, 2013.)
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