Who doesn’t love a good book? We all know a great novel can change the way we see the world, but what about the way we treat each other? This week, we explore the benefits of reading fiction, and find out if it makes us more moral. [Broadcast Date: May 7, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/140507/rt_tbon_140507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who doesn’t love a good book? We all know a great novel can change the way we see the world, but what about the way we treat each other? This week, we explore the benefits of reading fiction, and find out if it makes us more moral. [Broadcast Date: November 14, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/141114/rt_tbon_141114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you only eaten potatoes bought at the store? Well, they've been stored for many months! Instead, consider home-grown potatoes - they're a sweet and juicy treat, one that you can only enjoy if you grow your own! Mike McGrath will discuss the basics of potato growing, and reveal a "no work" trick that allows you to grow spuds without any digging at all! [Broadcast Date: January 3, 2008] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/080103/rt_gard_080103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Colonial Radio Theatre pulls out all the stops in this magnificent production of the Charles Dickens classic Christmas story! This full-cast dramatization features a powerful music score - from the magnificent, booming opening of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", to the frightening tones of "The Ghost of Christmas Future". This Colonial Radio Theatre production has been broadcast yearly since 2005 on Sirius/XM Radio. It's a holiday treat that both you and your family will enjoy for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/brll/002523/rt_brll_002523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where in the world is Chef Jim Coleman?! Today the travel bug bites, so grab your boarding pass. Naomi Duguid takes us on a tour of the Great Subcontinent in her book, Mangoes and Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels. Then, taste a unique meat treat from Asia and celebrate St. David's Day in Wales. Next, Tina Nordstrom, PBS host of New Scandinavian Cooking, tells us what it's like to cook in an ice hotel and dive for oysters. We'll also stop by Tuscany and when we arrive home and discuss the serious topic of raising kids with good nutritional habits. But we won't get too serious we'll talk about retro cereal boxes, too! [Broadcast Date: February 22, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070222/rt_chef_070222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ben is scared to death to ride with his mom. She used to drive race cars, and still likes to treat Main Street as if it was Le Mans. Can Tom and Ray help Ben slow Mom down, or does he need to start hiding her keys? Elsewhere, Aaron thinks his Toyota is haunted by the spirit of Maurice Chevalier; Jamie wants to achieve his life's ambition of owning a vehicle with power steering; and, Kristina's truck is backfiring so loudly, everyone in 500-foot radius ducks and covers. Also, how could three drops of soda burn an Accord's leather seat? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: June 27, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150627/rt_cart_150627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug. As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin. On his journey, he will encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - as well as a mysterious and magical ring and a strange, sinister creature named Gollum. Read by Bernard Cribbins, Jan Francis, Maurice Denham and David Wood, this rare audio soundtrack is sure to offer a treat for all fans of J. R. R. Tolkien. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Cribbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007392/bk_bbcw_007392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Brent accidentally set his girlfriend’s Mazda on fire while trying to start it and now the car and the girlfriend are both exes. Can Tom and Ray help stop him from torching his next relationship?Elsewhere, Adrienne’s ski instructor husband thinks it’s okay to treat mountain roads like a downhill course and drive with the cruise control on. Meanwhile, Susan’s husband — a theoretical physicist —wants to use their car battery to power their house during the next blackout.Also, Jane’s gas tank seems to have shrunk in half; Mark can’t remove his oil filter, thanks to his daughter and a small collision; and is June turning her 4-Wheel Drive into a No-Wheel Drive by taking speed bumps too fast?All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 5, 2019] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/190053/rt_cart_190053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk Suzi bought a Porsche 911, partly to help her bond with her male colleagues. Unfortunately, she can't answer any of their questions about the car, and things are getting awkward around the water cooler. Can Tom and Ray give Suzi a quick Porsche 101 seminar, or are they even more clueless than she is? Earlier, our favorite brat, Melissa Peterson returns to remind Tom and Ray she still hates them... but as long as they're all on the phone together, would they mind helping convince her mother that her new scooter is safe? Andy's Infiniti's active suspension has become a bit hyper-active; Larry took his car for an oil change and almost got taken for new axles; and, in a follow-up from last week, Kirsten returns to tell us how the government plans to treat her beloved CRX while she's in Kosovo for two years. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: August 17, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/130817/rt_cart_130817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.