Audio by year 2008

Best of '07

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

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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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The Frugal Yankee: February 16, 2008

Americans are going broke. The Frugal Yankee looks into the psychology of over spending with tips to avoid. Also famed Hollywood actor and director LQ Jones stops by with some humor and an inside look at the film making business. Plus factoids on fish, magnets and more.

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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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The Frugal Yankee March 15, 2008

Can a hangover be cured? Ed Humes on MONKEY GIRL. Alex Boese discusses ELEPHANTS ON ACID, plus some humor and crankiness.

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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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Actor/Director LQ JOnes

LQ Jones is the acclaimed director of the cult classic A BOY & HIS DOG. He is also a well known actor. He has some kind words to sy about the Frugal Yankee.

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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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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: April 5, 2008

This week's show: Young@Heart and Yankee Magazine's Justin Shatwell

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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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The Frugal Yankee: April 19, 2008

This weeks show: Tom McCarthy & Richard Jenkins from THE VISITOR, Carl Faust on post Boston Marathon injuries & Martha Lear discussing if memory oss is dementia.

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Tom McCarthy's THE VISITOR

Tom (The Station Agent) McCarthy, the director, and Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) the star, of THE VISITOR discuss the making and meaning of this highly acclaimed indie hit film. Jenkins rediscovers joy from some unusual people. Listen or download the audio. Buy the DVD with link to Amazon.com.

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Your Memory: Losing It or Not

Alzheimer's, dementia or natual aging? Is memory loss something to fear? Auhor Martha Lear remembers it all. Her book is Where Did I Leave My Glasses?: The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss.

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PMS: Post (Boston) Marathon Stress

Whether you run the Boston Marathon or not, your body can undergo terrific stress. Physical Therapist Carl Faust explains what happens and how to make it better.

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The Frugal Yankee for April 26, 2008

This week's show includes the legendary Buck O'Neill story, discovering unknown Diane Arbus photos and frugally vacationing in New England by Yankee Magazine.

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Frugal Summer Vacations

Tight budgets in a bad economy shouldn't mean eliminating your vacation. Listen as Yankee Magazine's Mel Allen explains how you can still have a great time, but the frugal way.

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The Legendary Buck O'Neill

He saw it all and lived it all. From the Negro Leagues to Ken Burns' BASEBALL to his final days an a baseball ambassador, Buck O'Neill's life is was baseball. The Frugal Yankee gets it all in perspective with Joe Posnanski's The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America.

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Hubert's Freaks

Undiscovered Arbus photos, a seedy Times Sq. circus sideshow and a paranoid empherma dealer merge in Gregory Gibson's true book, Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus. Compelling and stranger than fiction.

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Peepers of LITTLE POND

Winter is over and sprig is beginning its song. The peepers are looking for that certain special amphibian. Listen as they get noisy.

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The Frugal Yankee for May 3, 2008

The Frugal Yankee for May 3, 2008 - Gregory Gibson on "Hubert's Freaks", Frugal Summer Travel Tips, Betty Fulton on Boston Print Fair & Michael Borer's new book, "Faithful to Fenway."

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Tips on Thrifty Summer Vacations

The economy stinks and your vacation looks like a goner. Think again. The Frugal Yankee has thrifty tips to get away this summer for little money.

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Faithful to Fenway

The most beloved baseball field in America is Fenway Park. Sociologist Michael Borer has explored what it means to New England, the fans and the players.

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The Barred Owl

Early one morning, a animal cry emanates from the woods behind the house. What is it? Fisher cat? Coyote? The Frugal Yankee starts investigating. The search and what was found.

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Boston Print Fair

Boston Print Fair producer Betty Fulton gives the Frugal Yankees an inside peak at this annual event held at the Boston Public Library.

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The Frugal Yankee for May 10, 2008

For May 10, 2008 - Big Screen Boston, Yard Sale Pointers, Bad Art Gallery, Restaurants: Locally Grown & the death of Irish pubs.

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Last Call for Irish Pubs

Ireland's surging prosperity has an unintended victim. Listen as the Frugal Yankee bemoans the death of Irish pubs.

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Big Screen Boston

Films like THE DEPARTED or MYSTIC RIVER show Boston in a recent light. Yet since the beginning over 250 films have used New England's largest city as a backdrop. Author Paul Sherman explores all of them in BIG SCREEN BOSTON.

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Bad Art Expands

MOBA, the Museum of Bad Art, is expanding. Are America's values threatened? Will real artists become extinct? Is this part of a new 'culture war? The new book is The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks.

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Some Yard Sale Pointers

A few timely tips on how to score at a yard sale.

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New Trend in Eating Out

Sustainable, locally grown, carbon footprint. All buzz words. Now these ideas are reshaping restaurants and the food you order. Yankee Magazine Food Editor Annie Copps explains.

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The Frugal Yankee for May 17, 2008

The week: are the Red Sox a dynasty, remodeling your house is a waste of money, the truth behind locally made products plus Canada Geese, cow flatulence and padded undies for men.

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Made in New England

Buying the lowest priced item is NOT the best idea. How supporting locally made products helps and foreign made products hurts.

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Red Sox Dynasty?

Boston Herald sports writer Tony Mazzarotti explores how the Red Sox won their second World Series and how they will do it again. What is their secret?

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FY Audio Blog 05.17.08

Canada Geese versus my Ginger the dog, padded underwear for tushy challenged men and cow flatulence is dangerous to your health.

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Remodeling is a Waste

Thinking about home remodeling? Think you'll get your money back? Think again. Remodeling is NOT a good financial investment. There may be other benefits. The Frugal Yankees fill you in.

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The Frugal Yankee: May 24, 2008

This week The Soiling of Old Glory, 5 Remodeling Mistakes, A Rediscovered Heritage Trail, and Emily Singer-Comic.

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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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Boston Comic-Emily Singer

Boston Comic Emily Singer discusses humor, other Boston comics and why New England is a great place for laughing. You can find more about her at Emily Singer dot com.

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5 Common Remodeling Mistakes

Underestimating and arrogance are just two of the 5 most common remodeling mistakes. Listen in as the Frugal Yankee points out the landmines BEFORE you step on them.

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Boston's Best Unknown Trail

A obscured saga of Boston history is revealed. A robust side to Beacon Hill, illegal activity and a bit of revolutionary behavior, intermingle in this report from Yankee Magazine's Justin Shatwell.

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Contractor Contritions

Tips on finding, hiring and working with a house remodeling contractor.

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FY Audio Blog 06.01.08

Big Church, French courage, diabetic babies, making fish bigger round out the topics for the Frugal Yankee aduio blog feo June 1, 2008

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Scary Numbers-Diabetes Epidemic

Are we deaf? People are dying, losing limbs & going blind. 17 million of us have it. It's on the rise. It'll cost billions. Maybe your life. Yeah, let's ignore diabetes as a national epidemic until it's too late.

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Working Old School

Craigslist, monster.com, texting. Finding a job sure has changed, but don't get suckered. Merge them with the old ways for a leg up.

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Ouch! My Aching Back

Everyone suffers with back pain. Dr David Wang tells us what works and what doesn't. A simple primer to ease the suffering.

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The Frugal Yankee Audio Bog June 8, 2008

This week: sexy voices getting sexier, my 2nd favorite organ, don't eat the furry food and gas prices on hold.

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Not New, Not Now, Not Ever

Don't buy anything new, at least not until you hear how the Frugal Yankee can stretch your wallet and save money. And isn't that what we need in these tough economic times?

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Maine's Fisherman/Scientist

Taking fishing lore and scientific analysis, MacArthur "genius" Grant winner Ted Ames has exploded myths and maybe the collapsed fisheries could come back.

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A Frugal Father's Day

Ties & tools. Typical Father's Day gifts, but get creative and be frugal. Here are a few ideas.

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The Frugal Yankee for June 14, 2008

This week's show: Frugal Father's Day Gifts, Ted Ames - fisherman, scientist, MacArthur "genius" grant winner plus fat seat belts, and drink cocoa for health.

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog June 22, 2008

The Frugal Yankee gets cranky about carrot cake disappointment, patriotic Chinese flags, flatulence, and pay phone ubiquity.

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Vetting Vets, Worst Mechanics & More

Consumers Checkbook's Robert Krughoff has vetted vets, scored the best mechanics, check out emergency care and more.

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Off Road Oddities

Hitting the road for vacation? Take a few side trips to some of the oddest, funniest places around with Roadside America

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The Frugal Yankee: 06.28.08

This week: ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS with Jennifer McMahon, Renee Bergland on astonomer Maria Mitchell and the sexing of science, Jerry Kronenberg divines the latest housing news while looking at previous busts plus cash costs less, Spam is on the rebound and when to buy your heating oil.

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog - 06.30.08

This week's blog: cash saves money, Spam on the rebound, when to buy your heating oil contract and don't wear blue.

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How Long, How Deep - The Housing Disaster

The Boston Herald's Jerry Kronenberg looks at new data and reviews historical precedent to give us insight into the current housing disaster.

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Sexing of Science

Astronomer, Quaker, teacher Maria Mitchell went from fame to marginalization when the boys at Harvard decided women shouldn't be scientists. Author Renee Bergland explains. Get the rest of the story in her book, Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the American Romantics.

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Island of Lost Girls

NY Times best selling author & New England native Jennifer McMahon talks about Island of Lost Girls: A Novel, a mystery about abduction. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK

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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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New England's Better Butter

Maine's own Kate's Butter is small batched made, the old fashioned way and it tastes it. The Frugal Yankees talk with its creator, Dan Patry. Listen how a small dairy has found it's way into supermarkets, stores and dinner tables.

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Navigating the ER

ERs are defacto doctor's offices. Securing prompt, professional care is easy, if you know the tips. The Frugal Yankee queries an ER nurse/manager. Tips to help you when you need it most.

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Supermarket Abusing Consumers

Unit & item pricing helps consumers shop smarter. So why are grocery stores ignoring it? Why do states ignore the ignoring? The only one who is getting stuck is us! The savvy shopper is getting abused and paying for it.

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Unique New England People

Yankee Magazine's August issue profiles 25 unique New Englanders. The Frugal Yankee and YM editor Mel Allen ponder, does this region have a unique character? If so, what is it?

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Bat Mystery

BATMAN is a big hit, but real bats are mysteriously dying, thousands of them. These voracious insect eaters are in danger. Is it a disease? What's attacking them? The Frugal Yankee digs deep with biologist Emily Brunckhurst.

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Inside Yankee Magazine

Yankee Magazine editor Mel Allen takes the Frugal Yankee into how the fall 2008 issue was created from the cover to articles and why New England is a unique region.

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Green & Frugal Funerals

Green & frugal funerals are anew trend. The Frugal Yankee examines the issue with Joshua Slocum, Executive Driector of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. Savvy ways to save and not be taken.

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Edgar Dworsky: Scanning the Aisles

ConsumersWorld.org's Edgar Dworsky explains how we are more exposed than ever to rip-offs, errors and laziness in the retail world, especially supermarkets. Luckily, he's on top of it.

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Consigning Woman

Tough economic times stretches budgets. A way of easing that burden is buying clothes at consignment stores. The Frugal Yankee explores this topic with Brenda Starks owner of New England's well regarded consignment store, THE CLOSET EXCHANGE.

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Rude & Crude

Public rudeness or crudity is disturbing. Jodi Smith, from Mannersmith, offers tips and advice on how best to deal with ill-mannered, angry or just plain oblivious human beings.

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Havana Nocturne

Cuba in the 50's was vibrant, sexual, corrupt and dominated by the Mob. TJ English's HAVANA NOCTURNE exposes it all. The Frugal Yankee sat down and talked with him about the times and how it still influences us today. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK

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Trouble The Water

Incredible footage of Hurricane Katrina as shot by a family inside New Orleans after the levees broke and the waters were rising. Yet this documentary film is much more than that. The Frugal Yankee talks with one of the films directors, Carl Deal

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The Business of Christianity

The perfect demographic & folks are cashing in. Faithful christians are being sold everything from action figures to breath mints. The Frugal Yankee talks with Sacred Heart University Professor, Dr. Peter Maresco, the why, how and impact of doing business.

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I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING

Romantic comedies are a Hollywood staple. From IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT to THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, they have entertained audiences. Author Dan Kimmel gets behind the scenes of 15 of the greatest romantic comedies of all time in his new book, I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING.

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Sci-Fi Supermarket

The future of your supermarket is now - computerizzed shopping carts, cell phone coupons and more. Garen daly discusses this all with NH Public Radio's Virginia Prescott.

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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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Sniff & Lose (Weight)

Smell food & lose weight? Yep, Dr Alan Hirsch reveals the latest breakthrough. It is not only possible, it's happening.The Frugal Yankee sharpens their senses and ask the questions. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK For more info on Dr. Hirsch, go to SCIENCE OF SMELL

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Jon Katz, Izzy & Lenore

Author Jon Katz, his dogs Izzy & Lenore, explore life in his latest book. The Frugal Yankee sat down and talked 'dog". LISTEN or DOWNLOAD or Buy the Book

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New England's Dairy Farmers

The economy is hurting. How about New Englnad's backbone, our dairy farmers? The Frugal Yankee talks with Roberta MacDonald from the award winning Cabot Creamery. The economic crisis, the wry humor of farmers and how a cooperative thrives are just a few of the topics we touch upon.

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FLOOD CARS - They're Coming!

Cars damaged in hurricanes are beng sold to unsuspecting consumers. The Frugal Yankee reprises this podcast. It is a primer on 'flood cars', what to look out for and how not ot get ripped off.

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Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

NOMINATED FOR 10 OSCARS!!!
Film director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) discusses SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, his latest film. Made in India, the Toronto Film Fest winner is the art house hit of the season. Danny talks about filmmaking, India and destiny. See a clip on Boyle discussing the movie below.

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Darren Aronofsky on THE WRESTLER

OSCAR NOMINEE!!
Mickey Rourke & Marisa Tomei star in Darren Aronofsky's award winning film, THE WRESTLER. Garen talks with him about the film, the industry and illusions. The Frugal Yankee predicts Oscar nods for this 'indie' film.

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WORD OF MOUTH: Two New Indie Films

NH Public Radio's WORD OF MOUTH talked with Frugal Yankee Garen Daly on two new indie films, THE WRESTLER & SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and their potential for Oscar nominations. Host: Virginia Prescott

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Marley & Me - Training Clyde

Mathilde De Cagny is one of film's best wranglers. The Frugal Yankee talks 'dog' with her on the release of Hollywood's version of MARLEY & ME.

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Annie Copps - The Frugal Kitchen

Yankee Magazine's Food Editor Annie Copps shares her secrets for having a frugal AND flavorful kitchen. Tips, conversation and laughter.

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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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Carl Beane, The Red Sox Announcer

Sadly, Carl Beane has died. The Frugal Yankee interviewed him and he was great. We even asked who he slept with to get the Fenway gig. Ever the gentleman, he never revealed who it was. While he was alive, he had one of the best jobs in Boston as P.A. announcer at Fenway Park. Carl Beane tells all. Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls.....

Enjoying Life, Spending Less