Laura and Dan talk to Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman, formerly of Niman Ranch and now of BN Ranch in Bolinas, Calif. Bill explains why pigs are the most interesting animals in the barnyard and how a pig farmer can love an animal and still bring it to slaughter, while Nicolette discusses some of the environmental concerns specific to pigs. :::Braised Pork Butt With Garlic and Thyme
Podcasts | Slate’s Political Gabfest – jocular, incisive discussion about politics -- Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast aims to recreate the kind of informal and irreverent discussions Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. I’ve listened to and enjoyed the Political Gabfest for several years. It features Slate magazine’s Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Here’s an excellent article about the podcast by Erika Fry.