December 20, 2001

Biographer Joseph Persico joins Todd in a discussion about Franklin Roosevelt's presidency during wartime. Persico talks about the possibility that Roosevelt had advance knowledge of Pearl Harbor, and that his fascination with espionage led to the creation of America's first central intelligence agency. His book is "Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage".

Ken Goldberg talks with Todd about The Jester Project, a website on which you can rate and read jokes. He talks about how the website gives a list of jokes customized to your sense of humor and taste. Goldberg is an engineering professor at University of California, Berkeley. Check out his site, The Jester Project!

Music reviewer Kyle Munson talks with Todd about new releases. On his list this month is "Goddess in the Doorway" from Mick Jagger; "Driving Rain" from Paul McCartney; "All This Time" from Sting; and "Laundry Service" from Shakira. He also tells us why "The Go-Go Music Show", from Poison Control Center is this month's obscure gem. Munson is music critic for the "Des Moines Register".