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Dead Wake | Rise & Shine | A Real Southern Cook | Zombie Psychology

New York Times best-selling author Erik Larson will deliver the keynote address for this year’s Savannah Book Festival. His latest book, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” takes the reader back to 1945 when a German U-boat hit the Lusitania. Plus, Johnathon Scott Barrett is a seventh-generation Georgian with food on his mind. He shares stories from his family’s kitchen in “Rise and Shine! A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends.” And why are we attracted to gory shows about zombies? Psychologist Travis Langley, author of “The Walking Dead Psychology,” says the popularity of dark shows reflects our feelings about the state of our society.



Full Show - February 11, 2016

Why are we attracted to gory shows about zombies? Psychologist Travis Langley, author of “The Walking Dead Psychology,” says the popularity of dark shows reflects our feelings about the state of our society. He joins host Celeste Headlee to talk about viewers’ deep love for undead characters. Plus. Dora Charles never received any formal training in cooking, but she worked in Paula Deen's kitchen for over twenty years. She helped develop many of the recipes that made Deen's Savannah restaurant, The Lady & Sons, a culinary destination. Now, she steps out on her own with a new cookbook, "A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen." Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Charles about her complicated relationship with Deen and what her family history taught her about Southern cooking.

Johnathon Scott Barrett is a seventh-generation Georgian with food on his mind. Growing up in the rural town of Perry, Georgia, his family only ate what grew in their backyard. He shares stories from his family’s kitchen in his new memoir, “Rise and Shine! A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends.” Host Celeste Headlee speaks with him about his culinary journey and the power of Southern cooking to bring people together.

Then, New York Times best-selling author Erik Larson will deliver the keynote address for this year’s Savannah Book Festival. His latest book, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” takes the reader back to 1945 when a German U-boat hit the Lusitania. Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Larson about the lives aboard the ship and the unsettling questions around the boat’s sinking.