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Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The actress, producer, writer, and activist  talks about the importance of possibilities—and the ways that we fulfill them—as she discusses her newest book, It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

It’s a story of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness—just like America’s—but with sprinkles on top. Collector Don Kaufman looks at the invention, perfection, and popularization of a very small piece of technology that has played a big role in our national life: the ice cream scoop.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 154th as writer Daniel Stashower undertakes an affectionate investigation of the legendary sleuth of Baker Street and his creator. The evening also features actor Scott Sedar reading some of Conan Doyle’s classic works.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

A quartet of quirky senators share a Capitol Hill townhouse. Hilarity ensues. Go behind the scenes of the Net series Alpha House as Jonathan Alter, the executive producer and a longtime Washington journalist, and actor Clark Johnson reveal how the show’s satire is grounded in political reality.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

In celebration of National Doughnut Day, food historian and writer Michael Krondl serves up an entertaining introduction to the popular pastry’s social history. End the morning on a sweet note with a tasting of varieties from local favorite Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Paul Rhymer was a third-generation Smithsonian taxidermist, and now he’s a judge on AMC’s Immortalized. Walk with him through the Natural History Museum’s Hall of Mammals, where many of his (and his father’s and grandfather’s) stuffed creations still delight millions.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM

No matter what traditions shape the home cooking you love, Carla Hall knows that comfort food serves the same purpose all over the globe: It makes us feel closer to the things and people we love. Join her as she talks about crafting an international spin on classic recipes in her newest book, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.

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