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Frugal Yankee: Those Roadside Memorials

They are loving, spontaneous, emotional, hand-made and controversial memorials to car crash victims. Frugal Yankees Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco explore where they came from, why they are needed and why some people are angry about them. Listen in.

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The Frugal Yankee: Bambi Busting

Deer invading your backyard? Adaptive & clever, they're tough to stop. Simple steps to help you from the Frugal Yankee.

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Idiot Lights for Idiots

Dashboards are aglow with idiot lights - check engine, brake failure and more. Ace mechanic Andy Polin reveals their secrets - what they really mean and which ones actually need your attention. More smart and thrifty conversation from the Frugal Yankees.

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Frugal Yankee: Whale Watching in New England

Humpbacks, finbacks and more make New England whale watching a great family outing. Tony LaCasse from the NE Aquarium pilots the Frugal Yankees to get the maximum enjoyment from a excursion.

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Overpraised Generation

Today's workforce demands praise. Managers are adapting, but at what price? The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Zaslow joins the Frugal Yankees to explore this issue. By the way, you look great. Have you been working out?

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Smart Weight Loss

Smart tips to lose weight. Most diets don't work, but there is hope. The Frugal Yankees talk with Dr. David Dodson from Newton-Wellesley Hospital and he has smart, savvy ways for your to lose weight and keep it off.

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Frugal Yankee: Minor League Baseball

Minor league baseball is thrifty family fun. Worcester Tornadoes' Alan Stone talks about his team, his league and why minor leagues offer something better.

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Precious Automotive Fluids

Your car's transmission, cooling system, and brakes require fluids to work properly. Modern cars are more complex than ever, but you can maintain your vehicle. Andy Polin explains.

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Voice of the Red Sox

Fenway Park's announcer Carl Beane, voice of the Red Sox, talks baseball, Fenway and what it's like being the voice of a major league baseball team.

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A Box Changed Our World

Container shipping changed global trading. The world got smaller and the economy got bigger. How this happened and why, makes The Box something to open.

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Big Beef About Big Beef

Agribusinesses vs farmers. Grass fed vs feed lot. Hormones vs natural. Cows and beef are the latest battleground in food supply safety, economy and taste. Dr. Patricia Whisnant shares her opinion. America's health may be a risk.

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Jodi Smith's Netiquette

Email etiquette, flaming, business communication - the rules have changed. Jodi Smith of Mannersmith.com, offer clarity to the sometimes confused Frugal Yankees. And don't miss Jodi's etiquette guides, "From Clueless to Class Act" Manners for the Modern Man and Manners for the Modern Woman

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Bivalve Terrorist Fighter

Can clams, quahogs, & other bivalves fight bio-terrorists or help the environment? A Massachusetts college uses local fishermen's savvy observations with cutting edge technology.

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Hot, New BBQ

Ribs, burgers, hot dogs - barbecue. Annie Coops grills BBQ differently - oysters, bread, asparagus and more. Summer is here and the time is right for the new, hot, but cool BBQ.

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American Slackers

Workplace slacking off, wasting time, underpaid, overworked - the American employee challenges old notions. Salary.com's Rich Cellini exposes all based on a recent survey of 10,000 workers.

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The Big Rip-Off

Rip-offs, market pressures, lower taxes, big government regulation, big business, stealing money - how do all these mix? Tim Carney calls it The Big Ripoff.

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The Frugal Yankee: Big Bucks, Bad Medicine

Are big bucks creating bad medicine? Drug companies spend over $70 billion to influence doctors. Are you at risk? Dr.Jerome Kassirer says yes. He's former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and author of On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

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Girls Guide to Absolutely Everything

Money, debt, dating, cooking, sewing, relationships, sex - Melissa Kirsch tackles them all in The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything. The Frugal Yankee checks in and finds a fun, informative book.

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Sell Your House in 5 Days

No real estate agent, double mortgages, or days on the market. Effros' sales method works of selling houses from the bottom up and can be effective even in a slow market. Listen as he explains How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days to the Frugal Yankees and you.

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UNSCREWED: A Consumer's Guide

Consumers, rip-offs, strategies, value, moneysworth, shoddy merchandise: Unscrewed: The Consumer's Guide to Getting What You Paid for by Ron Burley is an essential tool for the modern consumer. Listen in as the Frugal Yankees fight 'churn' and get their money's worth. DOWNLOAD, LISTEN or BUY THE BOOK

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Your Brain on Music

Music, brains, sex, food, DNA, groupies, rock stars, biological imperatives all mix in Dr. Daniel Levitin's This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, a fascinating look on how music changes you.

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Treasure Hunt

Pinching pennies, splurging on luxuries, savvy, frugal, prosperous, educated women consumers have reshaped the American retail environment. Michael Silverstein's book, Treasure Hunt: Inside the Mind of the New Consumer is a revelation.

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Rock 'n Roll Fairy Tale

Hot & happening, Rolling Stone called her rock 'n roll's next big thing. Jen Trynin recounts what happened next in a slighty acerbic, but funny look of almost making 'it' in pop culture. Her book is Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale.

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Psychopaths & Other Lovers

Online dating is dangerous. Felons, bigamists, two-timers, gold-diggers, liars, cheats and more. Stephany Alexander's web site clearinghouse is a must for women, or men, looking for romance on the web.

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Jimmy Tingle Says 'Hi'

Humorist Jimmy Tingle shamelessly plugs the Frugal Yankee. Thanks, Jim.

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Organic Food & How it Grew

In supermarkets, farmer's stands, even Wal-Mart, organic food is selling, but is it what we think? Has big business redefined organic? Are we getting what we paid for? The Frugal Yankees talk to Sam Fromartz, author of Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew.

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Inside Film Festivals

Movies, independent films, filmmakers, directors, producer, actors, film-lovers all coalesce at festivals. They want the exposure and movie-goers love to discover new cinema. So how does a film festival come into being? Acclaimed curator Connie White joins the Frugal Yankee. Action! She has the answers.

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The Frugal Yankee: Itchy & Scratchy

Bug bites, poison ivy, ticks, wasps, bees, and more attack your skin every summer. To combat these festering sores & bubbling wounds, the Frugal Yankees call on dermatologist Dr. Pam Weinfeld to give solid, practical tips on how to deal.

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Jon Katz' DOG DAYS

Border collies, donkeys, sheep, a rat catching cat, a steer named Elvis - these are the characters populate Jon Katz' world at Bedlam Farm. They bring him stories, solace and in an odd way, sanity.

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Inside Cabot Creamery

Vermont dairy farmers, cheddar cheese, buying local means Cabot Creamery Cooperative. New England's own makes some of the best cheese in the world. The Frugal Yankee talks with Roberta MacDonald for an inside scoop.

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Merck(y) Medicine

Drug giant Merck's cervical cancer medicine Gardasil is being aggressively marketed. Young women are the target demographic, but isn't this really way to regain the money lost on Vioxx? Our guest has probing concerns.

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UNPLUGGING YOUR KID

Untether your child from video games and help them discover unplugged, creative play. Bobbi Conner's new book is Unplugged Play: No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun. Listen as the Frugal Yankees discover the joy of a box.

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Back to School Tips

Back to school - clothes, shoes, it's all expensive. Being frugal and having kids need not be mutually exclusive. Listen in as Tawra Kellam, along with the Frugal Yankees offer tips and ideas on how to save a bundle.

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FY Tips: Summer Smells

Summer smells, stinky trash, stainless steel fridges - tips and help from the Frugal Yankee. Short, sweet, fun and handy.

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Hollywood's Rating System

Rated G, PG, PG13, R and even NC17. Hollywood's rating system is secretive, political and inherently unfair. Oscar winning director Kirby Dick has made a documentary revealing the innner workings of this powerful, but shadowy group - the Ratings Board.

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Frugal Factoids V.1 No.1

This week: traditional toys go electronic; teenagers incessant talking could mean depression.

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New England Ghosts

Ghosts seeking the light? Spirits haunting buildings? Portals for lost souls? Dr. Susan Shumsky explains why these apparitions abound in New England and what you should do if you meet one.

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LEVIATHAN: Whaling in America

Whaling dominated America's history. Hunting leviathans, from humpbacks to sperms, was bloody, profitable and now romanticized. Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America explains how thousand of ships and tens of thousands of men slaughtered hundreds of thousand whales. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK

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The United States vs John Lennon

John Lennon and the US government fought. Freedom of speech, an unpopular war, an overreaching President and a restive country are the backdrop for director John Scheinfeld's documentary, The U.S. vs. John Lennon. Probing, intriguing, powerful.

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Baseball in New England

Sorry Cooperstown, baseball began in New England. And great ballparks abound. In Guide to New England Ballparks: From Maine to Fenway to the Cape . . . and Everything in Between Tom Mason tells the Frugal Yankees about the beginning of baseball and some of New England's best parks.

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Myths of Invention

Ideas come from inspiration, right? Not so, says Scott Berkun, author of The Myths of Innovation.. Innovation and invention myths abound. The Frugal Yankees help clear the cob webs.

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FRUGAL YANKEE - The Skinny on Supermarket Prices

Supermarket prices vary from chain to chain, store to store. Save $1500/year by listening to the Frugal Yankee. Robert Krughoff reports on a recent survey with some startling result and this is just the beginning.

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Supermarket's Dirty Little Secrets

Be a better, smarter shopper. Supermarkets have dirty little secrets and they cost you money. Manipulation, product placement, sound, smell, and that's only the beginning. Listen to how they do it.

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Kids These Days

This generation is more entitled and they're still tethered to their parents. Do we have a generation of over entitled brats? The Wall St Journal's Jeffrey Zaslow joins the frugal Yankee to grouse about 'kids these days'.

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The Housing Bust

Falling house prices. Stumbles on Wall St.. Scary sub-prime mortgages. Recession? The Boston Herald's Jerry Kronenberg opens the door to the housing bust and why it will affect us all.

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Barter & The Internet

Internet swapping of goods and services is easy. Craig's List, Angie's List and Ebay have reshaped this economic model. How has it changed? Is it legal? Will the Feds try to tax us? Professor Andrew Winston of University of Texas Austin gives us an overview.

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Jimmy Tingle's AMERICAN DREAM

A smart preview of humorist Jimmy Tingle's satiric take on the American Dream. Probing, funny and right on target.

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Cape Wind: Money, Class, & Energy

Money, celebrity, class, politics, and green energy. The scandal is there, and this one has some of the most powerful people in the US and it all off Cape Cod. The book is Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound.

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Mayflower

Rising tensions. A brutal, destructive war between the colonists & Indians. King Phillip's war nearly destroyed New England and it happened needlessly. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War explains why.

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The Museum of Bad Art Film

Indie filmmakers face unusual challenges. Listen in as a documentary director talks about his latest project - a film on the world infamous Museum of Bad Art.

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The Encyclopedia of New England

Complete history of New England from the early times to right now. Compiled by over 1000 authors and with over 1400 pages, The Encyclopedia of New England attempts to define this region. The Frugals talk with editor Don Watters.

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The State of General Stores

The General Store, a fixture in American towns, are threatened. How are they coping? Two different people, two similar looks. Check out this Frugal Yankee conversation.

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Not So Pure Puritans

Deceit & double standards, block a woman's struggle for independence in 1760 Cape Cod. THE WIDOW'S WAR is an historical novel writtned by Sally Gunning. Based on fact, it is depiction of what was. The Frugal Yankee takes a close look.

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Sam Adams: The Man, Not The Beer

Sam Adams fought oppression, defended liberty and the laws of men. The father of America's revolution, he shaped a country. Mark Puls new book, Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution explains why he is important and why we don't know enough about him.

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Assault on Children

Marketing to children is damaging. Play is no longer creative, but directed and harmful. Dr. Diane Levin explains how toy manufacturers rake in the bucks at a very high cost to your family and society.

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Frugal AND Stylish

Frugal fashion can be chic and glamorous. Style tips, shopping tricks are just part of this segment. Brenda Starks' inside info makes us all smart shoppers, even the guys.

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New England Stone Walls

Industrial Revolutionary stimuli inspired 150,000 miles of New England stone walls. A high school teacher and his students unearthed how this came about. Fascinating history on a local level.

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Sneaky News

PR firms, TV stations, biased newscasts, fake journalism. The truth isn't told. Video News Releases, VNRs, are broadcast as real journalism. It's against the rules. What's being done? Listen.

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The Real Pepsi Challenge

Pepsi's racial initiatives in the 40s changed the soda wars. Wall St Journal's Stephanie Caparal discusses what they did, why the did it and how Pepsi changed the landscape.

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In the Shadow of the Moon

Rare footage helps Apollo astronauts recount moon landings, rocket lift-offs in this new documentary. Director David Sington has an indepth conversation with the Frugal Yankee.

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Fall Inspection: An Ounce of Prevention

Save money & time by preparing your house for winter. These simple tips & hints will help. A basic primer from the Frugal Yankee will get you started.

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New England's Climate IS Changing

Massive spring floods; severe fall droughts, invading insects, climate change is now and it'll get worse. Mass Audobon's climatologist Chris Leahy tells it straight.

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Frugal Yankee: Tips & Factoids Sept. 16, 2007

Tips & factoids: using ginger, reusing lemons, behavoiral targeting & video downloading. All from the Frugal Yankee where enjoying life and spending less is savvy

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Yellow Jackets & Climate Change

Mass Audobon's Chris Leahy on why nastier yellowjackets and global warming are linked. It doesn't look good.

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Getting Stoned

New England's landmark stonewalls are disappearing. UCONN Geologist Robert Thorson reports what's happening, why it's happened and what can be done.

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Hemlock Death

The adelgid invasion is wiping out hemlock trees. Global warming, invasive species, and diminishing global diversity all play into this tragedy. Can anything be done? Is it too late? The Frugal Yankee wants to know.

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Frugal Fenway

Fenway Park isn't cheap. Super fan/author Tim Shea reveals frugal ways to visit the nation's most beloved baseball park. Great tips for family, fan or tourist alike. His book is Fenway!: The Ultimate Fan's Guide, 2009 Edition

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Pete Seeger Interview

Legendary Pete Seeger promoting his film POWER OF SONG chats with the Frugal Yankee.

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Pandemonium on the Field

1967's Impossible Dream team created the Red Sox nation. Author Bill Nowlin discusses his book The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field

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The Power of Song

Documentary filmmaker Jim Brown discusses THE POWER OF SONG about Pete Seeger and his life.

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Sacco & Vanzetti Re-Executed

Sacco & Vanzetti's execution shocked the world. The crime, the trial & the aftermath are explored in Bruce Watson's new book, Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind.

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FY Report #2

Granite kisses, jacked up prices, DVD battles, pet foods & more are tackled in this week's Frugal Report.

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Phony Non-Profits

"Astroturf" (as in, fake grass.) is a new name for monied interests creating grass roots sounding non-profits. They want to confuse or misdirect issues. Is this legal? How can you tell a real grass roots organization with a well heeled corporate one? The answers are here.

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New England's Autumnal Splendor

Ferenc Mate's A New England Autumn: A Sentimental Journey displays New England's renowned season splendidly. Photographic excellence, tasteful writing selections and an innate sense of the region's glory make for great conversation.The Frugal Yankee chats with the author, a Hungarian refugee living in Tuscany but in love with our homeland.

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A Coach's Letter to His Son

Yankee Magazine's Mel Allen discovered a truth. Coaching baseball has a downside, especially when it came to is son. A personal letter is now a remarkable book. The Frugal Yankees talks it over with the author of A Coach's Letter to His Son.

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The Portable Obituary

Death, obituaries, & autopsies, are they accurate? Nope. How people die & how it is reported are often in conflict. Author Michael Largo gets grave in The Portable Obituary: How the Famous, Rich, and Powerful Really Died, his commentary on dying.

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Straight Talk-Pain Relief

Aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen? What pain reliever works best? Are doctors skittish when it comes to pain management? Dr. Paul Satwicz from Newton Wellesley Hospital gives us straight talk about pain relief.

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Suburban Chicks

Suburban chicks? Those scheming gals on Wisteria Lane? Nope. Real egg laying chickens in your suburban neighborhood. Hear how the author of The Farmstead Egg Cookbook farms eggs for her family and has a "hen cam".

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Dangerous Book for Dogs

The Dangerous Book For Dogs is a paw in mouth satire on dogs. Hilarious, fun & spot on. Rex & Sparky couldn't make it, but co-author Joe Garden chews shoes, sniffs where he shouldn't and plays fetch with the Frugal Yankee.

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Frugal Report #6

Lap dancers, a how to buy a running shoe tip, how the rich are getting richer and why your concert ticket is so expensive. Guess what? It's time for the Frugal Yankee Report.

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I Hate Meeses to Pieces

Pests invade homes every fall. Getting rid of mice is smart. What bait works? Do you need to hire a pest control company? What are mice's habits? All of these and more are discussed by the Frugal Yankee because like a certain cartoon cat, we hate meeses to pieces.

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Sharkwater

Sharks, China's thirst for sharkfin soup, underwater cinematography, documentary, ecological disaster. These are the tags for Rob Stewart's compelling documentary on why 90% of sharks have been slaughtered in the past 30 years. Listen or download the podcast. Buy the DVD through Amazon.

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Frugal Report #7

Tips on heating this winter, finding a good checking account, electrical rate scams an more. It's on the Frugal Report for this week.

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Project Laundry List

Solar and wind power are ecologically sound except when it comes to clothes lines. Huh? Communities are banning clean laundry hanging out to dry. Find out why and what can be done.

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Bill Littlefield & Only a Game

Bill Littlefield of NPR's ONLY A GAME discusses his new book, his favorite segments and how it all began. Smart, erudite and frugal conversation with the Frugal Yankee. The book is Only a Game

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Yankee Magazine's Holiday Issue

A sneak peek at Yankee Magazine's holiday issue with Heather Atwell. Recipes, great day trips, the quintessential New England periodical.

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Frugal Report 8

Consumer goods heading higher, veggie goodness going down & more in this weekly report from the Frugal Yankee.

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Malcious Practices

Once benign, now malicious. Malware & other computer viruses rip us all off. The Frugal Yankee celebrates the 25th birthday of the first virus with an expert who explains the past and guides us to the future.

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Sure Beats Working

Entrepreneurs struggle with going it alone. Michael Katz' new book takes a humorous and instructive look on how it is done. The title, It Sure Beats Working: 29 Quirky Stories and Practical Business Lessons for The First-Time, Mid-Life, Solo Professional says it all. You can download of the first four chapters. It's free!

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The Traveling Shakespeares

A young theater troupe takes Shakespeare on the road. Married actors limn their acting, their passion and their business.

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In the Bog: Cranberry Farming

Cranberry farms are independent businesses. Challenges abound. How are they coping, what's new and will they survive. The Frugal Yankee talks with Jack Angley from Flax Pond Farms in Carver MA.

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Find Your Voice

Pro? Semi-pro? Enthusiast? Singing is fun. Discover the many places you can satisfy your desire in Boston. Miguel Felipe explains how easy it is. He's Music Director of the Boston Choral Ensemble.

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Rhode Island Hideaway

South County, Rhode Island is a celebration of small town life in the smallest state. The Frugal Yankee's guest is one of the locals who offers a unique perspective on that particular place. The book is Simply South County.

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Blueprint: New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are the NFL's best team. From fumblers to champions in five years! Sportswriter Christopher Price details this amazing corporate culture in The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower. Listen in.

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Gift Card Truth

Retailers love Gift Cards, but shoppers beware. Hidden fees, termination dates and more put us at risk. The Frugal Yankee takes a hard look. Are Gift Cards for you?

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The Maine Difference

Maine Food & Lifestyle celebrates New England's largest state. Recipes, ideas and culture in the new magazine. The Frugal Yankee chats with publisher Merrill Williams.

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Raising A Reader

Reading is vital, but with video games and more distractions, children's education gets minimized. How can a parent help their child? Listen as the Frugal Yankee gets the answers from children's book author Matthew Gollub.

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Film Director Jason Reitman on "Juno"

Jason Reitman's acclaimed comedy JUNO will get Oscar consideration. Listen as he discusses the film, his influences, his actors and humor.

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Naked In Airports

A TSA checker's inside tips makes airport check-ins a smooth flight. And this is good because, as we all know now, air travel sucks, and that's on a good day. Natalia Ippolito's book is I Might As Well Be Naked: How to Survive Airport Screening With Your Clothes On

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Toys: Naughty or Nice?

Toys foster development - problem solving, interaction and more, but today toys are marketing commodities helping company profits while hurting our children. What toys are good for your kids and which ones are bad? Listen. And get a free toy action guide here.

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Air Travel & Stuffing Face

Holiday over eating & air travel tips. How to avoid one and take advantage of the other, from the Frugal Yankee. Frugal Report #11

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Holiday Tip Breakdown

Grinch? Santa? Year end tipping is confusing. How much? To whom? Jodi Smith from Mannersmith.com explains it all to the Frugal Yankee, and you

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Best of '07

Best facts and factoids for '07 form the Frugal Yankees.

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Rep. Frank on the Mortgage Mess

What can be done to resolve the sub prime mortgage mess? Rep. Barney Frank fills us in and offers his views.

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A Vineyard in Tuscany

Ferenc Maté's humorous book on rebuilding a 13th-century friary and growing award winning wine.

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BOURNE ULTIMATUM'S Fight Coordinator

BOURNE ULTIMATUM'S Stunt Fight Coordinator Jeff Imada reveals how staging a movie fight is done, how it has changed over the years and whether Matt Damon has the chops.

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ReGifting

It's regifting. Is it recycling or being cheap? The Frugal Yankee explores this modern dilemma.

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30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers

Managing employees, being an employer is more difficult today. Award winning Bruce Katcher clears through the misconceptions to offer solid advice on how to be effective and respected.

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Emotional Retirement

Ready for retirement? Not financially, emotionally! It's not the end, it's really a beginning.

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Getting It Wrong

Humans vs. machines. Computers control too much and it makes us vulnerable. Author Don Norman doesn't like it.

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Keep It Safe

Encrypted web site to protect your records from disasters is now available. Is it worth it? Is it for you? Check it out.

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New Year's Resolutions? Don't

Making resolutions? Don't. Listen as the Frugal Yankee has a diffierent idea plus tips.

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Predictions '08

Get ready for 2008 with the Frugal Yankee predictions for the coming year.

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'Falsie' Awards

Center for Media & Democaracy announces their annual 'Falsie' award winners. The Frugal Yankee knows it has nothing to do with lingerie.

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Hollywood's Star Machine

We all know the glamour of Hollywood was manufactured and manipulated. Yet it has shaped our vision of beauty and eroticism. Listen in as the Frugal Yankee chats with Jeannine Bassinger on her new book, THE STAR MACHINE, a deep look how they did it.

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And the Winner is...BLU-RAY

Blu-Ray is beating out HD-DVD for dominance in your living room, but is it already too late? Frugal Yankee tech maven Brian O'Connor hits play and reports.

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Coming Credit Card Crunch

The sub-prime mortgage mess is spawning a credit card crisis. SMARTMONEY.com's Aleksandra Todorova gives the Frugal Yankee the inside look. Will you be a victim?

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John Sayles' HONEYDRIPPER

Indie film director John Sayles' latest film HONEYDRIPPER chronicles the birth of rock 'n roll. Listen as the Frugal Yankee interviews him on his 16th film.

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The Reality of Reality TV

Will the writer's strike affect television, specifically Reality TV? Veteran producer DMA shares her insights with the Frugal Yankee

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The Importance of Football

Business strategist Barrie Atkin sees positive aspects in football's execution for today's entreperneurs, especially with the New England Patriots. The Frugal Yankee kicks off to her.

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Is the Sports Fan Doomed?

Will Leitch of Deadspin.com fears the ego driven sports stars and the syncophantic sports reporters. Are we the fans doomed? Will's book is God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (And How We Can Get It Back)

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Next 'Net Wave

No more software, no more hard drive. It's the next net wave. Tech maven & author Nicholas Carr wrote The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google.

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Getting "Gotcha"ed

Sneaky charges, nickeled & dimed, bait & switch. You've been "gotcha"ed. It's costing you over $1000 a year and you don't even know it. Bob Sullivan knows how to stop it. His book is Gotcha Capitalism: How Hidden Fees Rip You Off Every Day-and What You Can Do About It

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Bullies Forever

Were you bullied? Were you a bully? Is you child being bullied? It's bad for everyone. Dr. Melissa Holt's new report lays bare the real cost. Listen in and find out how to stop it.

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Unsafe Car Rentals

Is your car rental safe? SmartMoney.com's Neil Parmar gets behind the wheel and finds out. The Frugal Yankee asks him the questions you want to know. Listen in.

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Rocking in Boston

Brett Milano's insightful history of Boston's rock scene from the 50s to now. The Frugal Yankee whips out their air guitar ans strums along for the ride.

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LQ Jones & "A BOY & HIS DOG"

Film director LQ Jones restored A BOY & HIS DOG starring Jason Robards, Don Johnson. Written by Harlan Ellison the cult classic is enjoying a re-release.

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Busted - American Style

Recession, consumer spending and going broke. Americans have it all wrong. Psychologist Stuart Vyse probes the reasons with the Frugal Yankees and in his book, Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money.

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In Praise of Flattery

Brown-nosing, sucking up, flattery. It's everywhere, but we never discuss it. Willis Regier's new book, In Praise of Flattery, explores flattery in all its forms.

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Good Clean Food

No time to cook? Check out this new company from Maine! Simmering sauces made all naturally. The Frugal Yankees talk with CEO Kurt Shisler.

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Frugal Funerals: Natural Burial

Organic food, organic clothes, now organic funerals. Natural burials are a burgeoning phenomenom. What is it? The Frugal Yankee chats with Cynthia Beal of the Natural Burial Company.

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A Frugal Easter

The Frugal Yankee outlines an inexpensive, frugal, creative, family-oriented, good time for Easter. From ways to save money to fun treasure hunts and cool items for the basket, it's spending less and enjoying more.

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Avoiding Running Injuries

Newton Wellesley Hospital's Carl Faust has savvy tips on running specific problems. How to get healthy and stay healthy especially as the Boston Marathon gets closer. To find more, go to RUNNING STRONG.

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Frugal Yankee Demo

This is a short demo which gives a taste of what the Frugal Yankee talks about. For more information on advertising, please contact Sales Director at BIGGER AUDIENCE@FrugalYankee.com

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Jason Reitman

Whenever Jason Reitman, director of the award winning film JUNO, is in Boston, he checks out the Frugal Yankee.

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Author Trevor Corson

He wrote LOBSTER COAST and the ZEN OF FISH, but when author Trevor Corson is in New England, he's palling around with the Frugal Yankee.

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Author Wendy Williams

CAPE WIND is the often rancorous battle to put wind generators in Nantucket Sound. Wendy has kind things to say about the Frugal Yankees.

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Humorist/comic Jimmy Tingle

As all God's children know, New England's great humorist Jimmy Tingle is a big fan of the Frugal Yankee.

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Author/Musician Jen Trynin

She was the next big thing in Rock 'n Roll, but the Frugal Yankee is the next big thing in saving money.

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Elephants on Acid

Weird scientific endeavors abound in this science/history/bathroom anthology. The Frugal Yankees get experimental with Alex Boese, author of Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments.

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Monkey Girl

Darwin deniers, intelligent design, creationism and evolution collided, again, in 2005. Edward Humes' Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul etches both sides of this volatile debate.

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Hangover Cures: St Patrick's Plus One

St. Patrick's Day is an excuse for getting drunk, but alcoholic overindulgence means hangovers. Is there a cure? Are there tips? Hair of the dog? Listen as the Frugal Yankees do more than sleep it off.

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The Frugal Yankee: March 22, 2008

On this installment: is medical tourism safe, are extended warranties worth it, how some Monks are making money selling toner plus a sneak peak at a sustainable living expo coming to Boston on March 28.

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Medical Tourism_ Is it for You

Rising medical costs are sending thousands of Americans abroad for surgery. Is it safe? Is it worthwhile? A frugal look at medical tourism with the author of Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Tourism.

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Extended Warranties: A Frugal Report

Consumers buy extended warranties as insurance against breakdowns, but are they worth it? Probably not. The Frugal Yankee checks it out.

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Down to Earth Expo

Sustainable living, carbon footprints, frugal living, locavore food shopping and more all at one Expo coming to Boston on March 28

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Entreperneurs: LaserMonks

The story of how a bunch of monks created a successful business and melded community action. The inspiring book is Lasermonks: The Business Story Nine Hundred Years in the Making

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The Frugal Yankee: March 29, 2008

This week's show: Gatroporn and the Puritans, the flu epidemic of 1918, saving on your property taxes plus some grumpiness and kvetching.

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The Great Flu Epidemic

The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 killed 650,000 Americans. Politicians failed miserably. Medicine was arrogant & over matched. Yet we don't talk about the flu epidemic that scarred a generation. Why not? Could it happen again? Probably. Are we prepared? No.

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The Frugal Yankee: GASTROPORN

The Puritans created our weirdness when it comes to food and now we have gastroporn. Frederick Kauffman's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN STOMACH explains it. The Frugal Yankees dig in with relish.

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The Frugal Yankee: Lower Your Property Taxes

Rising taxes. Lowered house values. Town errors. Your property taxes are probably too high. Listen as the Frugal Yankees give you some tips on how to lower them.

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The Frugal Yankee: Music in New England

Yankee Magazine's Justin Shatwell explores NE's rich music scene and reports back to the Frugal Yankees. Who's hot, where is it hot and how to find it?

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The Frugal Yankee- Film Director Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker directed YOUNG@HEART. The Frugal Yankees get behind the camera with him in discussing this crowd pleasing documentary about octogenarian rock singers.

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Frugal Yankee: Young@Heart's Bob Cilman

Young@Heart Music Director Bob Cilman reveals how his octogenerian singers define the famous group and the new ht documentary.

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The Frugal Yankee: April 12, 2008

This Week's Show - Young@Heart film director Stephen Walker, inside Wikipedia and getting Crankee with a telemarketer and on a credit card rip off.

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The Frugal Yankee: Getting Crankee

Taking their own advice, listen in on how the Frugal yankees handled it when unwanted telemarketing calls came in and a credit car number was ripped off.

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Inside Wikipedia

A close look at the popular web destination. Is it reliable? How does it work? Can you use it to your advantage? The Frugal Yankees go beyond editing.

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Soiling of Old Glory

A 1976 Boston photo stunned the nation. Louis Masur re-examines the iconic photo, the photographer who shot, the people in it and how it shocked us in his book, The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America.

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The Frugal Yankee June 21, 2008

This week: Robert Frughoff on the best mechanics, vetting vets etc. Plus Maine's Organic Root Beer, off road oddities, carrot cake disappointment, patriotic flags from China and more.

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Coupons Redeemed

Grocery coupons are back and they're not your mother's coupons. Kelli Grant from SmartMoney.com tears into the new redemption of coupons.

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog: July 14, 2008

Bubble gum makes you smarter, bikinis make us dumb, dishwashers cost, showers are deadly and mechanics have a cheat sheet.

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Maine's Merrill Williams

Maine Publisher Merrill Williams explores schooners, new foods and things that make Maine Maine.

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Happy-Go-Lucky's Mike Leigh

The Frugal Yankee interviews Mike Leigh on his latest film, Happy-Go-Lucky. Is this comedy literary? What is the state of film making? And more. LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST


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The Frugal Yankee: Spring Foods with Annie Copps

With winter ending New Englanders are thinking "homegrown spring foods." Yankee Magazine Food Editor, Annie Copps talked with several local chefs on which foods can we eat now. Fiddelheads and parsnips are just the beginning.

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Down at the Docks: End of an Era

Rory Nugent's "Down at the Docks" tells of New Bedford's fishermen & a city adrift. How the US government's ignorance is ending the days of the piscatorial warrior and how a new world is changing this country.

Buy Down at the Docks

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YOUR CALL IS (not that) IMPORTANT TO US

Emily Yellin tells how calling customer service is a disservice in her book YOUR CALL IS (not that) IMPORTANT TO US, an examination of a huge, aggravating industry. We ask, "Is there hope or will we be on hold forever?"

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50s Sci-Fi Spoof-ALIEN TRESPASS

The X-Files' RW Goodwin chats about ALIEN TRESPASS, a 50s sci-fi spoof starring Eric McCormack. Goodwin reveals intentionally bad sfx, the meaning of terp and more. Hear this podcast, but keep a vigilant eye on the skies. They're coming!

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FLU KNEW?

Over 30,000 Americans die every year from flu viruses. Traditional flus are opportunistic & prey on the old & weak. Newton-Wellesley's Dr. Mark Drapkin explains how to treat it and even better how to avoid it. Helpful tips for a healthy you.
Also listen to THE GREAT FLU EPIDEMIC

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The Frugal Yankee - Winning at Fair Games

Carnival and fair games aren't necessarily rigged, but they sure are tough. Discover the cheats, and ways to beat them. This isn't the definitive guide, but it's a start. heck, Impress your main squeeze and win that big kewpie doll.

For a more complete guide, read out Frugal Yankee Report Winning at Carny Games.

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Morgan Spurlock on THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Morgan Spurlock's latest film is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, a documentary on product placement in the movies. Garen Daly sat down to discuss how he made the film, why he made it & what it says about us.

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The Frugal Yankee - Yankee Magazine's New England Summer

Yankee Magazine Editor Mel Allen talks about New England in the Summer. From the small watering holes to the beach, from the mountains to the farms of Vermont, from clam chowder to 'stuffies', one day in New England offers a plethora of delights that is easy on any Frugal Yankee's wallet.

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ANOTHER EARTH's Brit Marling

Sundance winner ANOTHER EARTH stars & was written by Brit Marling. We sat down and talked about going from obscurity to darling of the indie set, what went into the film & making films today.


Listen to ANOTHER EARTH director Mike Cahill as well.

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ANOTHER EARTH'S director Mike Cahill

Sundance winner ANOTHER EARTH features Connecticut director Mike Cahill. We sat down for an in-depth conversation including some never revealed personal details, making "indie" films & growing up in New England.


Listen to ANOTHER EARTH writer/actor Brit Marling as well.

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SmartMoney.com's Kelli Grant on Splurging

Shopping splurges are actually good for you - if done right. SmartMoney.com's Kelli Grant explains the psychology and how to do it.

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