Value This - The weekly Radio Appraisal show with Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner

Brian and Leon, will blow your mind with their witty and thorough knowledge of everything that you can put a price tag on. Listen every week on your local public radio station.

Synopsis: Help us pluck the owl as we determine if an Italian 14th century game is really what it sounds like.  We’ll also discuss an Iranian gold coin.  Is it legal to own it or should you send it back?  All that and more on Value This!


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There are Places I Remember:

New Orleans

 One of the most memorable tourist spots in the nation that was founded in 1718 by the French.  It then was sold to Spain and then back again to France before it became part of the US in the Louisiana Purchase.  The “crescent city” is the home of jazz, although for some strange reason Kansas City, MO is the jazz capitol of the world (according to them).  It is the home of great food, including the powdered beignets.  By 1840 it had become the 3rdlargest city in the US.  Walking around the French Quarter is a fun time since open drinking is permitted (even encouraged).  Just ask for a “to go” cup and you’re all set.  It’s a great place for a class or conference, unless you must study and take an exam.  Then it can be deadly-like the above ground tombs all over the city.

Nominate one of your favorites or your home town by emailing us.  We’ll even put you on the show (if you want).



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Better alone than in bad company.

Italian Proverb (From a Lonely Bar)


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