March 20, 2001
The newly discovered fifth sense of taste, called "umami", is affecting how chefs prepare dishes and how manufacturers create foods. Fairly elusive, and difficult to describe, taste psychologist Gary Beauchamp talks with Todd about how this sense is measured in the mouth, and received in the brain.

Katie O'Dair organizes a "Charm School" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She tells Todd about the voluntary classes, which cover etiquette in the bathroom, at the dinner table, and at work.

The Nobel Prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in science, literature, peace, and other areas. Author Burton Feldman talks with Todd about the foundation behind the Prize, the Nobel Institution, including its members and how it determines winners of the award.  His book is "The Nobel Prize : A History of Genius, Controversy, and Prestige".

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