Sweet Taste of Liberty, Real Tennis, Down to Earth, Renaissance Cooking

Sweet Taste of Liberty, Real Tennis, Down to Earth, Renaissance Cooking

Constant Wonder

  • Nov 27, 2019 9:00 pm
  • 1:39:30 mins

Episode Oringinally Aired on September 17, 2019 The Lost Story of an Enslaved Woman Who Sued for Restitution, and Won Guest: W. Caleb McDaniel, Associate Professor, History, Rice University, and author, “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” Henrietta Wood was the recipient of the largest known sum ever granted by a U.S. court in restitution for slavery, successfully suing Zebulon Ward, the man who had enslaved her, for $2,500. Her story was lost in history until a historian uncovered two interviews with Henrietta herself.  Real Tennis Is Not the Sport You Know Guest: Camden Riviere, 2016 Real Tennis World Champion, world-ranked #1 since 2013, tennis pro, Tennis & Racquet Club of Boston Real tennis a game that Shakespeare knew, and it was played at Versailles. It's a predecessor to modern tennis, but it's still played today.  Down to Earth: Single-Use Plastics Guests: Rachel Mabey Whipple, member, Board of Directors, Nature Conservancy’s Utah chapter; Clint Whipple,  Associate Professor, Biology, Brigham Young University This husband and wife duo try to live responsibly in the spirit of Earth stewardship, but they say they’re not yet locked in to any snack bag replacements for Ziplocks, and give their reasoning. Convenient single-use plastics have biased us all about switching to alternatives. Pass the Frog Pie: Behind the Scenes in a Renaissance Kitchen Guest: Ken Albala, Professor, History, University of the Pacific, Stockton A Renaissance kitchen was quite different from ours today, and they produced some fantastical feasts. We talk to a chef who has actually baked a black bird pie to find out what one was like.  Alcatraz Island Guest: Sarah Anderson, Park Ranger, National Park Service on Alcatraz Island Our segment producer, Jeff Simpson, speaks with Sarah Anderson, Park Ranger at Alcatraz Island National Park. Get Your Family Telling Stories Guest: Sam Payne, host, Apple Seed, BYUradio Here's a great idea to get your family and friends telling stories.