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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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.
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
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.....