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11/30/11: Lucky Peach & McSweeney's - Reinventing Food Journalism and Publishing

Wednesday on RadioWest we've got Peter Meehan and Chris Ying, editors of a new magazine called Lucky Peach. Lucky Peach - put out by McSweeney's, a sui generis publishing house - isn't your grandma's food magazine. It mixes travelogue, art, essays, epithet-riddled rants and foodie ephemera with diagrammatic recipes for crazy delicious and sometimes just plain crazy meals. Doug will talk with Meehan and Ying about their radical take on food magazines and McSweeney's' avant-garde publishing.

Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:

  • Lucky Peach Issue 1
  • Lucky Peach Issue 2
  • "Do You Believe in Destiny?" by The Fresh and Onlys
  • "It's Real" by Real Estate
  • "Midnight City" by M83



    Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.