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Writer Minda Honey on relationship advice and the very best rice cooker

1/10/2019
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Writer Minda Honey has an advice column for Louisville's LEO Weekly, and she's working on a memoir about her dating life. She also really, really loves her rice cooker.

Duration:00:39:03

Civil rights attorney Dan Canon is still a musician at heart

12/13/2018
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As an attorney, taking a case to the Supreme Court is about the highest goal one can aspire to -- and then actually winning that case, and helping change the lives of millions of Americans... it's a huge achievement. So what's a fellow to do next?

Duration:00:40:39

Poet Maggie Smith, author of "Good Bones," finds freedom after viral success

11/29/2018
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It’s not often that a poem goes viral. But it happened in 2016, with “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith.

Duration:00:40:45

Checking in with Emily McCay

11/22/2018
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Checking in with Emily McCay, who was a guest on this podcast in July of 2017.

Duration:00:19:35

Gilda Wabbit, the opera-singing drag queen from Kentucky

11/15/2018
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Today’s guest has two personalities, in a way -- in daily life, he’s Samuel Penn, 26 years old, grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky, then moved to New York City. He’s also a drag queen, named Gilda Wabbit, with huge hair, long fingernails, a big voice and a pretty filthy mouth.

Duration:00:36:54

Mindy Thomas wants to WOW you with her tiny hands

11/1/2018
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Our guest is Mindy Thomas, host of "Wow in the World," a podcast for kids about science from NPR, and "Absolutely Mindy" from Sirius XM. Her actual hands aren't particularly tiny but she has some fake ones that have come in... handy. (Sorry not sorry.)

Duration:00:34:41

Playwright Idris Goodwin on Cassius Clay, Alice Waters, and Frankenstein

10/18/2018
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Idris Goodwin is a playwright and the (new) Artistic Director of StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville. Listen to find out what a breakbeat poet is, how a cookbook is like a play script, and his complicated relationship with Mary Shelley.

Duration:00:37:46

Murder By Death's Adam Turla Likes Being At Home

10/4/2018
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A dog, a houseplant, an old car for driving around town. These are the things valued by a busy touring musician-slash-restauranteur.

Duration:00:35:40

How to give away your most valued possession, with writer and meditation teacher Susan Piver

9/20/2018
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Writer and meditation teacher Susan Piver on giving away one of the most precious things she ever had.

Duration:00:43:56

Physicist, psychoanalyst, and Holocaust survivor Izio Rosenman

9/6/2018
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Izio Rosenman is 83 years old, he was born in Poland, he spent his childhood in the Buchenwald concentration camp, and he has lived in Paris since the camp was liberated. He 's got some thoughts on life.

Duration:00:38:58

Quick update: new episodes coming Sept. 6!

8/24/2018
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It's been quiet around here, but we'll be back with new episodes on September 6!

Duration:00:00:38

Don't try to shop for "Bullseye" host Jesse Thorn

5/31/2018
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Jesse Thorn, of NPR's "Bullseye" as well as "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" and "Judge John Hodgman," tells us about the highly idiosyncratic objects that sum up his highly idiosyncratic life.

Duration:00:41:53

Angela Davis Knits Her Life Together

5/24/2018
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This week’s guest is Angela Davis, a schoolteacher whose primary teaching tool is knitting needles. And this conversation between us arose from her first item -- I saw her at the theatre, wearing a gorgeous coat, and I had to ask her about it.

Duration:00:35:08

School librarian Lindsy Serrano isn't judging you

5/17/2018
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This week, we’ll hear from a woman whose job is to get kids psyched up about reading. And through that job, she met her hero.

Duration:00:36:43

Writer Leesa Cross-Smith is Quietly Radical

5/10/2018
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Writer Leesa Cross-Smith is based in Louisville, and she’s just published her first novel, "Whiskey and Ribbons." Find out why she considered it a radical act to tell the story in the way she did, what’s her secret weapon when it comes to getting writing done, and the tweet so good… she put it on a coffee mug.

Duration:00:36:42

Musician Joe Henry makes coffee for everybody

5/3/2018
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My guest this week is one of my very favorite musicians, Joe Henry. His brother Dave was one of my first guests on this show, and I was thrilled when Joe agreed to take part as well. He’s just released his fourteenth studio album, called “Thrum,” and he’s also produced records for a lot of amazing musicians, including Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Ani DiFranco, and Allen Toussaint. He’s co-written songs with Roseanne Cash and with Madonna -- who happens to be his sister-in-law.

Duration:00:39:58

Manoush Zomorodi of "Note to Self" tells you why she still wears a watch.

4/26/2018
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The host of "Note to Self," a podcast about the human side of technology, tells us about the simple, small things that keep her grounded (and on time).

Duration:00:37:08

Mark Schultz, Playwright and Priest, on the Music of Theatre

4/19/2018
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Mark Schultz is the author of "Evocation to Visible Appearance," among other plays, and he's also a priest in the Episcopal Church. He was in Louisville for the premiere of his play at the Humana Festival at Actors' Theatre, and we talked about his fondness for black metal, Kurt Weill, and his husband.

Duration:00:40:10

Pomegranates and Ginger with Chef Anoosh Shariat

4/12/2018
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This episode's guest is Chef Anoosh Shariat, owner of two Louisville restaurants, Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh. He grew up in Iran, learned classical “fine dining” techniques, and was a local pioneer in fusion cooking.

Duration:00:42:04

Cigar Boxes and a Jar of Marbles with Claude Stephens (Episode 58)

3/14/2018
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My guest this week on Five Things is Claude Stephens, who works as an educator at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, just south of Louisville. But as he says, there are many other ways he moves through the world.

Duration:00:33:19