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    • Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Gabrielle Hamilton on 'How I Learned to Cook'

    • By: Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, Gabrielle Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Michael Ruhlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eric Ripert are all well established, accomplished chefs; they share their early cooking experiences, what influenced their cooking styles, and what made them want to be chefs forever. Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, the author of the best-selling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the host of the popular Food Network series, A Cook's Tour.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not much more than an interview

    • By Tommy on 06-05-13

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    • Amy Cuddy With Susan Cain on Presence

    • By: Amy Cuddy
    • Narrated by: Susan Cain
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Millions of people have been empowered by Amy Cuddy's groundbreaking TED talk — the second most-viewed talk in the history of TED — on body language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent.

    • By Just Thinking on 06-26-17

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    • Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Writer, lecturer, and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker sit down with Wilma Mankiller to discuss gender and politics in today's world. The three consider the path each took to became icons of the feminist movement, the ways religion plays into gender and power relations, and the future of feminism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wish I was there

    • By riverdoc on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Sex, Love, and Spirit

    • A Modern Jewish View with Rabbi David Wolpe at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Rabbi David Wolpe
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    What can Judaism teach us about sexuality, love, and relationships? In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Rabbi David Wolpe explores how Judaism both complements and contradicts the assumptions of popular psychology while discussing the ways Jewish tradition leads us beyond the purely physical.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Second half is interesting

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Malcolm Gladwell with Robert Krulwich at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Krulwich
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, discusses making sudden, instinctive judgments, as written about in his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He is joined by Emmy-winning reporter Robert Krulwich, who covers scientific phenomena for ABC's Nightline and PBS's Nova.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind blowing

    • By Sarah on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Salman Rushdie at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Mr. Rushdie, the author of Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, reads from his newest novel, Shalimar the Clown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In the midst of genius

    • By Ian C Robertson on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $1.95

    • What Is Jewish Culture?

    • By: James Young, Deborah Moore, Fania Oz-Salzberger
    • Narrated by: Amos Oz, Daniel Libeskind
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Central to our understanding of Jewish culture and civilization is a grasp of its many expressive forms — religious and secular, high and low, elite and popular — in the areas of the written word, the visual arts, and the performing arts.

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    • Dennis Prager

    • The Case for Judaism
    • By: Dennis Prager
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager - described in Jewish Week as "one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish life" - offers compelling arguments in favor of Judaism, developed over many years of speaking to people from virtually every religion and culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Speech

    • By Todd on 01-08-16
    • The Case for Judaism
    • By: Dennis Prager
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 87 ratings

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    • Nancy Pelosi in Conversation with Dr. Gail Saltz

    • By: Nancy Pelosi
    • Narrated by: Dr. Gail Saltz
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Nancy Pelosi was on the path to political prominence when, as a 47-year-old mother of five, she ran for a seat in Congress and won. Now the highest ranking elected woman in American history and the first female Speaker of the House, Pelosi talks candidly about the opportunities and choices that have brought her - and our country - to this time and place. Her latest book is Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated by: Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a fresh look at poetry

    • By Sarah on 02-26-07

    Regular price: $1.95

    • George Soros and Joseph Stiglitz - America

    • How They See Us
    • By: George Soros, Joseph Stiglitz
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    George Soros made billions of dollars anticipating seismic changes in the financial markets and used that money to try to change the world. He discusses what he believes were the fatal flaws of the Bush administration - his antagonism toward which is well documented - and the wider American view of the world. Soros heads Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Mommy Wars

    • Working vs. Staying Home, a panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Susan Cheever, Molly Jong-Fast, Dawn Drzal, and others
    • Narrated by: Naomi Wolf, Leslie Morgan Steiner
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The battle rages in every mother: stay at home or go back to work. This panel at New York's 92nd Street Y features four contributors to the new book The Mommy Wars (edited by Leslie Morgan Steiner) as they discuss the state of motherhood. The panelists represent multiple points on the "working full time vs. stay-at-home" spectrum, and they share their personal experiences and opinions with brutal honesty and wit.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good points

    • By moMaven on 01-08-07

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Anne Carson at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center

    • By: Anne Carson
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Anne Carson is "the most exciting poet writing in English today", said Michael Ondaatje. Carson, an essayist and classicist, is the author of many collections and translations, including Decreation, The Beauty of the Husband, Eros the Bittersweet, and Autobiography of Red. Her translations of four plays by Euripides are collected in Grief Lessons. Carson returns to the Poetry Center to perform her pieces "Cassandra Float Can" and "Lecture on Pronouns".

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz on Rethinking Jewish Identity at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Hear from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a man Time calls a "once-in-a-millennium scholar". Explore challenging questions, such as, "Are Jews a nation, a religion, an ethnic group, or a race?", "Do Jews have unique character traits?", "What does it mean to be the 'chosen' people?", "What will become of the Jewish people?" Rabbi Steinsaltz has written 58 books on the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, religious thought, sociology, historical biography, and philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Steinsaltz makes me smile

    • By Christopher N. Brooks on 12-03-10

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Joan Didion at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Joseph Lelyveld
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Joyce Carol Oates called Joan Didion "an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time." Ms. Didion is the author of the novels Play It as It Lays and The Last Thing He Wanted, the essay collections Slouching Toward Bethlehem and The White Album, and the memoirs Where I Was From and The Year of Magical Thinking.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Passion

    • Truth about Jews & Jesus at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Eugene Korn, Jon Meacham, John Pawlikowski
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    What really happened between the Jews and Jesus at the time of the Passion? How is modern day Judaism shaped by its relationship with Christianity? These questions and more are tackled from a variety of perspectives, including those of Jon Meacham, John Pawlikowski, and Eugene Korn. This group of religious scholars lend their perspectives on the issues raised by Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Jimmy Carter at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Jimmy Carter
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Former President Jimmy Carter is the author of Everything to Gain, The Blood of Abraham, Keeping Faith, and Turning Point: A Candidate, A State, and a Nation Come of Age.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • George Carlin with Judy Gold at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: George Carlin
    • Narrated by: Judy Gold
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Recently passed, George Carlin was a comedian famous for his "Seven Dirty Words" routine. To his credit are nearly 20 albums, five Grammy awards, and two Cable Ace Awards, and more HBO specials than anyone. He authored several books, including The New York Times best seller Brain Droppings and Napalm & Silly Putty. In this interview, he speaks with Judy Gold about his life and his comedy, and answers questions from the audience.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice interview with George Carlin

    • By zenabuff on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Calvin Trillin at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated by: Mark Singer
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1963, the year the magazine published "An Education in Georgia", his account of the desegregation of the University of Georgia. He also became the "deadline poet" at The Nation in 1990. He has written verses on current events for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and National Public Radio, and has published 25 books.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Ken Follett

    • The History of the Thriller at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Ken Follett
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Ken Follett uses his gift for storytelling to present a detailed account of the thriller's place in history and literature. Follett is the author of more than a dozen best-selling novels, including Eye of the Needle, The Pillars of the Earth, and Whiteout. He is also president of the Dyslexia Institute, a member of the National Literacy Trust, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Background for any thriller lover

    • By Guthridge on 09-17-11
    • The History of the Thriller at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Ken Follett
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Release date: 12-08-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 110 ratings

    Regular price: $1.95

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