In this live recording of the final episode of this edition of the podcast, hosts Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile will treat Book 1, Chapter 1 of Harry Potter as sacred, taking a deep dive into this chapter as they look back on the past several years of the podcast, tell stories from their own lives, and try out a medieval religious reading practice or two with this modern day classic.
In Conversation with Weijia Jiang
The biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother, Sen. Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war—all before the age of 16. She joined the Army as one of a few female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving eight months before an attack that nearly took her life. From childhood to public service to motherhood, Every Day is a Gift shares the amazingly resilient stories from an incomparable life.
Inspired by DC’s famous cherry blossom trees, Carlie Steiner—one of the country’s leading bartenders—will demo how to craft a bright and refreshing cherry blossom sour that highlights maraschino liquor, vodka, and lemon juice.
It’s a Satellite Sister Celebration. At this live virtual recording, all five sisters—including hosts Liz, Julie and Lian, as well as sidekick sisters Monica and Sheila—will share remembrances and recollections. There will be surprises, an interactive audience quiz, Q&A, and lots of laughter. And probably a few tears, because this is Satellite Sisters.
Premiere Screening and Panel Discussion
Experience the virtual world premiere screening of “Secrets of the Whales” from National Geographic and Disney+. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, the new four-part series plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five whale species.
In Conversation with Ruth Reichl
In her highly anticipated debut cookbook, Cook This Book, the food editor and recipe developer delivers a new kind of foundational cookbook that will equip readers with the tools to become better, more efficient cooks with clear and uncomplicated recipes designed to teach.