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Sat, Mar 17, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 -- 1:00 PM The Days of Wine and Mouses

When you take a sip of Cabernet, what are you tasting? The grape? The tannins? The oak barrel? Believe it or not, the most dominant flavor may be the dollars. Thanks to the work of some intrepid and wine-obsessed economists, we have a new understanding of the relationship between wine, critics and consumers. Also, Stephen Dubner sees something served in a salad which he wishes he hadn't. It leads him on a quest to find out how businesses cope with disaster. Guests include: economist and "Freakonomics" co-author Steven Levitt; the CEO of Le Pain Quotidien, an organic restaurant chain; and a former spokesman for Lehman Brothers and BP on being the face of disaster.

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 -- 2:00 AM Freakonomics Radio

The Days of Wine and Mouses -- When you take a sip of Cabernet, what are you tasting? The grape? The tannins? The oak barrel? Believe it or not, the most dominant flavor may be the dollars. Thanks to the work of some intrepid and wine-obsessed economists, we have a new understanding of the relationship between wine, critics and consumers. Also, Stephen Dubner sees something served in a salad which he wishes he hadn't. It leads him on a quest to find out how businesses cope with disaster. Guests include: economist and "Freakonomics" co-author Steven Levitt; the CEO of Le Pain Quotidien, an organic restaurant chain; and a former spokesman for Lehman Brothers and BP on being the face of disaster.

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 -- 8:00 PM Freakonomics Radio

The Days of Wine and Mouses -- When you take a sip of Cabernet, what are you tasting? The grape? The tannins? The oak barrel? Believe it or not, the most dominant flavor may be the dollars. Thanks to the work of some intrepid and wine-obsessed economists, we have a new understanding of the relationship between wine, critics and consumers. Also, Stephen Dubner sees something served in a salad which he wishes he hadn't. It leads him on a quest to find out how businesses cope with disaster. Guests include: economist and "Freakonomics" co-author Steven Levitt; the CEO of Le Pain Quotidien, an organic restaurant chain; and a former spokesman for Lehman Brothers and BP on being the face of disaster.

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 -- 2:00 AM The Hidden World of Girls with host Tina Fey

NPR presents the second of two hour-long specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey. Fey takes listeners around the world into the secret lives of girls -- from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, and from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah. This special is produced by the Peabody Award-winning Kitchen Sisters, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers from around the world.

Wed, Mar 14, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 -- 8:00 PM The Hidden World of Girls with host Tina Fey

NPR presents the second of two hour-long specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey. Fey takes listeners around the world into the secret lives of girls -- from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, and from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah. This special is produced by the Peabody Award-winning Kitchen Sisters, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers from around the world.

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