Word of Mouth http://nhpr.org en Is N.H. Really Home To The Longest Mini Golf Hole On The Planet? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-really-home-longest-mini-golf-hole-planet <p>Red Sox vs. Yankees. Coke vs. Pepsi. Facebook vs. Twitter. &nbsp;And now – <a href="http://www.chuckstersnh.com/">Chuckster’s Family Fun Park</a> vs. <a href="http://www.rockygorgegolf.com/Miniature_Golf_Laurel_MD.html">Rocky Gorge 4 Seasons Golf Fairway</a>.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:36:31 +0000 Sarah Thomas 50404 at http://nhpr.org Is N.H. Really Home To The Longest Mini Golf Hole On The Planet? 7.13.14: Summer Brews and Foods http://nhpr.org/post/71314-summer-brews-and-foods <p>Today Word of Mouth explores new approaches to summer eating and drinking. First, we talk to Brian Aldrich and Michael Meredith, authors of the new book “New Hampshire Beer: Brewing from Sea to Summit.” Then, a conversation with AP food editor J.M. Hirsch about his creative endeavors in summer grilling. Plus, the newest movement in fighting off the threat of invasive species: eating them.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:18:32 +0000 Word of Mouth 51750 at http://nhpr.org 7.13.14: Summer Brews and Foods Let's Show Some Love For The Lakes (And Rivers) http://nhpr.org/post/lets-show-some-love-lakes-and-rivers <p>We spoke with National Geographic Traveler Magazine editor-in-chief Keith Bellows about <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/71014-seinfeld-anti-hero-new-summer-grilling-ideas-and-green-river-festival">what makes a great beach town,</a> and he gave us some idea locations all across the country. This inspired us to make a list of New Hampshire summer spots, with particular attention to one of the state’s specialties – lakes. &nbsp;We’ve also squeezed a couple rivers in here as well. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:42:49 +0000 Molly Donahue 51680 at http://nhpr.org Let's Show Some Love For The Lakes (And Rivers) Wacky Grilling Recipes From J.M. Hirsch http://nhpr.org/post/wacky-grilling-recipes-jm-hirsch <p>Recently, we talked to <strong>J.M. Hirsch</strong>, food editor for the Associated Press and author of <em><a href="http://www.lunchboxblues.com/">Beating The Lunchbox Blues</a>,&nbsp;</em> about his wacky grilling habit. He was kind enough to send us a couple of his recipes and told us a few more on air. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:35:49 +0000 Alexis Chapin 51616 at http://nhpr.org Wacky Grilling Recipes From J.M. Hirsch 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival http://nhpr.org/post/71014-seinfeld-anti-hero-new-summer-grilling-ideas-and-green-river-festival <p>It’s been <em>25 years</em> since Larry David’s “show-about-nothing” debuted on NBC, but it lives on. Recently a critic made the argument that <em>Seinfeld</em> not only transformed the sitcom but paved the way for television’s anti-hero dramas. Plus, not even a month into summer, you may already be approaching capacity on grilled burgers and hot dogs. JM Hirsch, food editor for the Associated Press joins us to inject new ideas into the outdoor cooking season. And, a sneak peak of bands heading to western Massachusetts for this weekend’s Green River Festival.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:23:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51663 at http://nhpr.org 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival A Kingly Confusion: How One Author Is 'Spending The Stephen King Money' http://nhpr.org/post/kingly-confusion-how-one-author-spending-stephen-king-money <p>There is an increasing number of books that share titles, a fact that might not confuse a person in a bookstore but can pose problems for online search algorithms. Word of Mouth intern Molly Donahue spoke with author <strong>Emily Schultz</strong> about a strange phenomenon she experienced this year. So what happens when two authors release two different books with the same title?</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:48:23 +0000 Molly Donahue 51667 at http://nhpr.org A Kingly Confusion: How One Author Is 'Spending The Stephen King Money' The Most Popular Books Left Unread http://nhpr.org/post/most-popular-books-left-unread <p>We’ve all been there, crack open a new book, read the first few chapters and then for whatever reason, just…stop. And that’s it. The book slowly migrates from bedside, to under the bed, and ends up in a pile with a bookmark placed somewhere in chapter two. Enough of the “best sellers” and “<em>the</em> book” to read this summer, we’re adjusting our aspirations to consider the books purchased optimistically in June and are left, un-read, by Labor Day. <strong>Dr. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:14 +0000 Word of Mouth 51514 at http://nhpr.org The Most Popular Books Left Unread 7.09.14: Sialkot Soccer Balls, Thoughts for English Teachers, and Keeping Calm http://nhpr.org/post/70914-sialkot-soccer-balls-thoughts-english-teachers-and-keeping-calm <p>High tech can sometimes mean hand stitching. We discuss the production of World Cup soccer balls in Siaklot, Pakistan with Atlantic assistant editor, Joe Pinsker. Next, a conversation about the intricacies of teaching high school English with writer and teacher Nick Ripatrazone. Then, Dr. Jordan Ellenberg takes us through the most unread books of summer using his formula, the Hawking Index. And, we talk to "Joyland" author Emily Schultz about the strange events that followed the release Steven King's book of the same title. Plus, a look into the history of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:12:14 +0000 Word of Mouth 51600 at http://nhpr.org 7.09.14: Sialkot Soccer Balls, Thoughts for English Teachers, and Keeping Calm 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA http://nhpr.org/post/70814-misused-science-terms-womens-prisons-and-mental-illness-nba <p>Prove it, innate, survival of the fittest, organic… scientific terminology is part of our everyday language, but are we using the terms correctly? Today we’re testing the theory of misusing scientific terms. And, with the state breaking ground on a new women’s prison next month, we’ll consider whether the specific needs of female inmates can be addressed by re-thinking prison design. Then, mental illness creates a stigma that is almost impossible to erase, even for sports celebrities. We wonder: why isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:59:44 +0000 Word of Mouth 51509 at http://nhpr.org 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites http://nhpr.org/post/70714-nh-brews-cooking-computer-and-some-invasive-bites <p>Whatever flavor you prefer, there is a New Hampshire brew that will do the job well. Today on Word of Mouth, we sample the state's craft-beer scene. Then, there are an estimated thirty thousand invasive species occupying America's eco-system. We have a conversation about the newest strategy against these pests: eating them. Next, we visit with Watson, IBM's cognitive computer and Jeopardy champion, to learn about its newest and slightly surprising endeavor in cooking. Plus: a tale of food and Spanish history from the American west.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51463 at http://nhpr.org 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites Eat The N.H. Invaders: Five Invasive Species Recipes http://nhpr.org/post/eat-nh-invaders-five-invasive-species-recipes <p>Today on Word of Mouth we talked with science writer Hannah Newman, who wrote <a href="http://qz.com/221680">an article for Quartz</a>, about the new movement of eating away invasive species. Listen to the segment here. We thought this was a pretty exciting idea. After all, we are full of invasives here in New England where the Europeans first landed. To get the ball rolling on&nbsp; your "invasivore" diet, here are five recipes that can be made with invasive species found here in the Granite State.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:33:06 +0000 Alexis Chapin 51445 at http://nhpr.org Eat The N.H. Invaders: Five Invasive Species Recipes 7.06.14: TV Openers, Lost Histories, And The Truth About Bug Spray http://nhpr.org/post/70614-tv-openers-lost-histories-and-truth-about-bug-spray <p>Whether it’s a catchy theme song, or a single image - think Mary Tyler Moore tossing her cap into the air – some TV credit sequences are etched in our minds. Today we listen for the greatest TV opening sequences of all time. Plus, a look at a graphic novel that reveals the untold stories of African-American history…including that of Richard Potter, for whom the New Hampshire town of Potter Place is named. Then, tis the season for mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. How are you preventing pesky bites? We sample the rainbow of bug repellant…from witch hazel to DEET.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:52:47 +0000 Word of Mouth 51144 at http://nhpr.org 7.06.14: TV Openers, Lost Histories, And The Truth About Bug Spray 7.03.14: Megan Abbott, The Audio Orchard, And HitchBOT http://nhpr.org/post/70314-megan-abbott-audio-orchard-and-hitchbot <p>Looking for a gripping summer read? How about <em>The Crucible</em>, with text messaging? Writer Megan Abbott discusses her new novel <em>The Fever</em>, which is based on a true story of mass hysteria among high school girls. And then, rebellious teens take note: hitchhiking is ill-advised…but what if you’re a machine? We’ll chat with the developers of Hitchbot, a robot that is set to hitch rides across Canada. &nbsp;Plus, we visit the Audio Orchard to select to pluck the month’s best new songs.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:46:57 +0000 Word of Mouth 51278 at http://nhpr.org 7.03.14: Megan Abbott, The Audio Orchard, And HitchBOT On Demand: What's New To Netflix, Redbox, And Amazon Prime For July 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/demand-whats-new-netflix-redbox-and-amazon-prime-july-2014 <p>Picking out a movie can be a lot like browsing the cereal aisle - the more options you have, the harder it is to decide what to watch. &nbsp;It's an especially difficult process for subscription-based services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, which offer you more programming than you can even browse in one sitting. As if that wasn't hard enough, these services are constantly adding and removing dozens of titles with little to no warning. In our monthly segment "On Demand", we&nbsp; aim to help you make your movie nights memorable by offering our favorite movies and shows being made available this month.&nbsp; Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:51:54 +0000 Taylor Quimby 51274 at http://nhpr.org On Demand: What's New To Netflix, Redbox, And Amazon Prime For July 2014 The Audio Orchard: A Playlist Of June's Best Songs http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-playlist-junes-best-songs <p>Every month producer Zach Nugent picks a fresh bushel of new music for The Audio Orchard Playlist. Check it out below.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:126466336:playlist:22B3tSqWzKI30EljJX0FZq" width="250"></iframe></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:02:04 +0000 Zach Nugent 51287 at http://nhpr.org The Audio Orchard: A Playlist Of June's Best Songs