Last Saturday morning Bob and I were in the kitchen, listening to the final episode of The Best of Car Talk.
It was an hour of non-stop laughs, and when Tom and Ray tried to explain “foreign accent syndrome” and couldn’t stop laughing, neither could we. I think it was the best moment of the show, maybe of all time. If you missed the hour, here it is.
Beginning this Saturday, the NPR news quiz Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! moves an hour earlier. You can hear it now every Saturday from 10 am to 11 am. Make a note – you don’t want to miss it at its new time.
New program Hidden Brain at 11 am
And we’re thrilled to introduce NPR’s new Hidden Brain, hosted by the very smart and funny Shankar Vedantam. As host of the Hidden Brain podcast and regular contributor to Morning Edition, this guy is already wildly popular. Now we get a whole hour with him each Saturday. Using science and storytelling, the show helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. For more than a decade, Shankar Vedantam has studied what we know about the mind and social sciences. Before joining NPR, he spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post.
Watch an animated trailer for the new program:
He’s also the author of the book The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. More about Hidden Brain
Also this Saturday at 6 pm, a new season of live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion begins. This week host Chris Thile is joined in a live broadcast from the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN, by guests Chris Stapleton, Julien Baker, and Laurie Kilmartin.
Watch highlights from last season on APHC:
As always, we want to know what you think. Please listen and write to me anytime – firstname.lastname@example.org