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  • A Life with Asperger's

    What exactly is Asperger’s Syndrome? Until recently, the high-functioning form of Autism was largely unknown to the public and even to those who suffered from the illness. We’ll spend the hour with one such person. John Elder Robison is a self-described “machine aficionado” who restores high-end automobiles and even created and built fire-shooting guitars for […]

  • A History of Taste

    What’s for dinner? It’s an age-old question. But if you want to know what people were eating in late 11th Century England, you can consult the Bayeux Tapestry or turn to Yale History Professor Paul Freedman. He’s the editor of the impressively comprehensive volume “Food: The History of Taste” (University of California Press, 2007). Freedman […]