Mara Wilson, the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, and Miracle on 34th Street, is grown up. But what's she been up to? Writing articles, plays, and books - including her new memoir Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame - and dreaming of her last meal: A San Francisco Mission Style Burrito.
BUT WAIT! That's basically Rachel's favorite food of all time! Seriously. 30% of all her conversations in real life are burrito-related.
So join Rachel on this episode of YLM as she consults author, ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist and burrito authority Gustavo Arellano, and FiveThirtyEight.com writer and ultimate burrito bracketeer Anna Maria Barry-Jester in order to find out everything she can about her and Mara's favorite food.
Original music by Prom Queen.
Check out this resume: Former KIRO Radio personality Luke Burbank is the host of the podcast TBTL on American Public Media's Infinite Guest network and the Portland-based public radio variety show Live Wire. Also a panelist and fill-in host of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Luke has appeared on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and This American Life, in addition to his TV work on CBS Sunday Morning.
Whew! Looks like Luke's gonna work 'till he's dead. Speaking of which, I wonder what his last meal would be...?
Join Rachel on this episode of YLM as she uncovers Luke's culinary past and the labor-intensive process of creating Luke's favorite dish. She also talks to professors at both Harvard and MIT about the psychology and economy of waiting in line. Get ready to learn stuff!
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