Before I begin, I’m going to ask y’all a question as you read through this post: What are you looking for in a podcast?

First up, we have The Art of Eating Cookbook: Essential Recipes from the First 25 Years. From his first newsletter, issued in 1986, through today’s beautiful full-color magazine, Edward Behr has offered companionship and creativity to avid culinary enthusiasts, including some of America’s most famous chefs. This book collects the best recipes of the magazine’s past twenty-five years—from classic appetizer and vegetable side dishes to meat entrees and desserts. In this podcast, Chris Gondek gets Edward to open up about how he started The Art of Eating 25 years ago, some of the challenges he faced and how the magazine changed over time.




Beyond a single book, our second podcast is really talking about a new way to study history. The book is Deep History: The Architechture of Past and Present by Andrew Shryock and Daniel Lord Smail.
Humans have always been interested in their origins, but historians have been reluctant to write about the long stretches of time before the invention of writing. In fact, the deep past was left out of most historical writing almost as soon as it was discovered. In the podcast, co-author Andrew Shryock talks about this breakthrough book, as important for readers interested in the present as in the past, brings science into history to offer a dazzling new vision of humanity across time. Deep History invites scholars and general readers alike to explore the dynamic of connectedness that spans all of human history.


Getting back to my original question, I really would love to hear what you think about our podcasts, if there’s anything we haven’t covered in either theme or specific title or, well, anything else you’d like to hear. Please email any and all of this to Thanks.