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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.