The Callie Crossley Show

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Thurs., May 5
The Mighty Hamburger!

The mighty hamburger has been canonized by the likes of the Golden Arches and White Castle, and elevated to high art with five-star treatments in the country's toniest restaurants. Though Morgan Spurlock's "Super-Size Me" thoroughly thrashed the official dinner of the stars-and-stripes, the die-hard burger retains its gastronomic hegemony, nutrition be damned.

May is National Burger Month, and with Memorial Day within striking distance, grillmasters are shaking off the rust, refilling the propane, and firing up the charcoal. This hour we're talking with two die-hard hamburger devotees about the long history of America's favorite snack, from pan-frying to grill-outs to greasy ballpark fare -- and we want to hear about your favorite Boston burgers! Call us at 877-309-8970, and VOTE for your favorite burger joint on our Facebook page.

Guests:
Richard Chudy: blogger behind Boston Burger Blog
Josh Ozersky: food writer, author of The Hamburger: A History
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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  Walter Mosley: writer

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