"Back to Basics" with Ruth Reichl, Jackie Kashian and Van Dyke Parks | Live Wire Radio
"Back to Basics"
Ruth Reichl, Jackie Kashian and Van Dyke Parks
This episode was originally taped at a live show on October 10, 2015

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Luke goes back to basics as storied food writer Ruth Reichl compares our green room snacks to Fresh Air's, comic Jackie Kashian extolls the virtues of the 70's, and the legendary Van Dyke Parks reveals his crush for Astrud Gilberto.

Ruth Reichl
When Ruth Reichl isn't cooking food, she's writing about it. She's won six James Beard awards for her food writing in The New York Times, LA Times and Gourmet, for which she was editor-in-chief for a decade. In 2014, she published her fifth book and first novel, Delicious!

Jackie Kashian
A standup comic and self-proclaimed nerd, Kashian hosts the podcast The Dork Forest and has appeared on Conan, @midnight and This American Life. Not surprisingly, her standup special is entitled This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux.

Van Dyke Parks
Known for his collaborations with musicians like Brian Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, U2 and Joanna Newsom, Parks is one of American pop music's most celebrated composer/arranger/musicians. He's currently working on an accompanied spoken word album of Ferglinghetti poems.