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Season 1, The Best Revenge, Episode 9: Smoking Pork

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In this episode of The Best Revenge, Chef Garret introduces the noble topic of smoked pork. Original Air Date: May 20, 2017 Show Run Time: 1 hour 2 minutes Show Guest(s): Chef Garret Fleming Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming The Best Revenge is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Season 1, The Best Revenge, Episode 8: Preparing Lamb for Easter

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In this episode of The Best Revenge, Dr. Fleming grills and roasts Chef Garret Fleming on how to prepare lamb for Easter. Original Air Date: April 25, 2017 Show Run Time: 43 minutes Show Guest(s): Chef Garret Fleming Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Season 1, The Best Revenge, Episode 7: Pasta alla Norma

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On this episode devoted to “Pasta alla Norma,” Thomas Fleming and Chef Garret Fleming talk about Sicilian markets, the history of eggplant, and even the preparation of this classic Sicilian pasta. Original Air Date: April 7, 2017 Show Run Time: 46 minutes Show Guest(s): Chef Garret Fleming Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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The Best Revenge, Episode 6: Roasting a Chicken

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Thomas Fleming and Chef Garret discuss different techniques of roasting a chicken. It is the simplest of dishes and, if properly done, one of the finest either for a simple everyday meal or as the centerpiece of a holiday dinner. Original Air Date: December 3, 2016 Show Run Time: 51 minutes Show Guest(s): Chef Garret Fleming Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2016. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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The Best Revenge, Episode 5: Spaghetti All’ Amatriciana

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Dr. Fleming and Chef Garret discuss this Italian classic and how it can be adapted to American ingredients. Please send in questions and reports of the results when you try your hand. Original Air Date: October 22, 2016 Show Run Time: 43 minutes Show Guest(s): Chef Garret Fleming Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2016. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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The Best Revenge, Episode 4: Diets

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In this episode of The Best Revenge, Dr. Fleming takes a look at the role of diets in our daily lives. What was the purpose of a diet traditionally and what is the essence of the fad diet that dominates our (American) lives these days? Where did it come from? Where is it going? How do we deal with our friends and neighbors besotted with these schemes and how can we “revenge” ourselves upon such a joyless practice? Original Air Date: September 27, 2016 Show Run Time: 43 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   The...

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The Best Revenge, Episode 3: Why Poetry Matters Part I

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In this episode of our regular series, The Best Revenge, Dr. Fleming makes the case for poetry. Not just the “poetry” that is the affectation of the dirty hippie, but the poetry that yearns to breathe deep within our souls. Dr. Fleming prescribes poetry as a “mental health remedy” and points out that there is indeed such a thing as “good poetry” that goes beyond a matter of subjective taste. If you are what you eat, so too poetry can enrich the rational animal that we are. Listen too if you wish to hear one of the rare times that...

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The Best Revenge, Episode 2: Rome

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In this episode host Stephen Heiner and guest Dr. Thomas Fleming discuss the Eternal City: Rome. Topics covered include: What makes it “eternal”? What happened to Rome and the papal states during the so-called “unification” of Italy? Why is the Victor Emmanuel monument an eyesore? Piazza Navona: what you should know The beauty of the Baths of Caracalla and the Colosseum Some important tips for the visitor, including importantly, how to spot the best gelato and what kind of wine you might ask for The legendary museum endurance of Gail Fleming Why Rick Steves should be avoided Original Air Date:...

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The Best Revenge, Episode 1: Bringing Home the Bacon

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This show tells you everything you ever wanted to know about–what else?–Bacon. Dr. Fleming interviews his son, Chef Garret Fleming (former head chef of Pig and now of Barrel in Washington DC) on the art of raising pigs, smoking and curing bacon. If only we could capture the smell on the website! He concludes with a humorous pig on the lighthearted subject of how not to kill a pig. Original Air Date: December 3, 2015 Show Run Time: 50 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming, Garret Fleming Show Host(s): James Easton   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the...

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The Best Revenge, Episode 0: Introduction

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“How to live well in a dying age” is an old theme for the founders of The Fleming Foundation, and in this podcast series, Dr. Fleming and his friends will be exploring a variety of ways of living creatively and escaping the melancholy that seems to afflict so many conservatives and reactionaries. This series will explore some of the minor arts of living, from wilderness cooking to writing poetry, making beer, and watching old movies. Nil desperandum. That is Latin for “Despair not!” Original Air Date: November 24, 2015 Show Run Time: 32 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show...