Mar 30, 2010 — A new comedy from Ian McEwan; the true-life adventures of the Victorian Brit who stole the secrets of tea from China; a Kenyan contemporary of Obama's father remembers the Mau Mau rebellion; and a new Russian master spins surprising fictional gold from the Godot-like tale of Soviet citizens waiting in an endless line.
Mar 28, 2010 — Sarah Rose's For All the Tea in China tells the story of how Britain hijacked control of the 19th century tea trade by transplanting production of the popular drink to India.
Apr 16, 2006 — As the British tea company Twinnings marks its 300th anniversary, American interest in the traditional English beverage of choice seems to be on the rise. Anyone for a cuppa?
Sep 11, 2005 — After a summer of weekly book picks from a variety of notable readers, Weekend Edition Sunday asked for input from the listeners.
May 13, 2005 — Robert Siegel talks about the history of beer with Tom Standage, technology editor at The Economist. A History of the World in Six Glasses is Standage's new book that traces the history of civilization through beer, wine, distilled spirits, coffee, tea and coca cola. Beer was first produced at the end of the ice age and became popular with the Sumarians.
Apr 27, 2005 — Electronic musician Moby talks about juggling business with his intensely personal and idiosyncratic music. He is currently touring in support of his latest album Hotel.