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The Essay, A Taste of Summer in America Episode guide

  1. Homecoming

    5/5 Novelist Audrey Niffenegger on alternatives to delicious ice cream now she can't eat it.

    First broadcast: 05 Jul 2013

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  2. Two Seaside Buns

    4/5 Author Simon Van Booy, transplanted to New York, compares hot dogs and lobster rolls.

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2013

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  3. The Cookout

    3/5 Author TC Boyle considers how cookouts are memorable markers of his American summers.

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2013

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  4. Cheeseheads

    2/5 American author Nathan Englander discovers an obsession with cheese in Midwestern markets.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2013

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  5. Corn on the Cob

    1/5 Author Susan Orlean celebrates corn on the cob, integral to an American summer.

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2013

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