The Madeleine Brand Show for June 22, 2012

Koch Brothers in San Diego this weekend

Kenneth Vogel of Politico joins the show to discuss a clandestine meeting hosted by the billionaire Koch Brothers.

Senate passes half-trillion dollar Farm Bill

Daniel Sumner of the UC Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis joins the show to discuss the Senate's approval of the Farm Bill.
Evans Comeback Swimming

Will swimmer Janet Evans make an Olympic comeback?

Sixteen years after her retirement, Orange County's Evans is back in the pool.
'Beasts of the Southern Wild' movie poster

Director Benh Zeitlin talks 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Director Benh Zeitlin joins the show to discuss his film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and his inspiration for the film's uniquely dreamlike atmosphere.
'Stone Of Destiny' replica

The Dinner Party: Tom Hanks statues and the 'Stone of Destiny'

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam offer up some delectable discussion topics for your next dinner party.
Disney-Pixar's 'Brave'

Disney-Pixar's 'Brave' a boon for Scottish tourism?

Mette Friis of Scotland's tourism bureau explains the recent campaign tie-in with Disney-Pixar's "Brave," which debuts this weekend.

Humorist Cole Gamble takes aim at movie merchandise

Humorist Cole Gamble takes a crack at some poorly conceived movie merchandise like the Hunger Games Snuggie.
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