The Dinnertime Sampler featured a different guest each week, from MIT and the surrounding community. Guests brought in their favorite music to be played on the air. In between songs, we had discussion about the music and other topics of interest.

Your email comments are always welcome: dinnertime@mit.edu.

Dinnertime Sampler was recently featured on the MIT Homepage and in MIT's TechTalk and previously in 2004.
The New York Times also mentioned the show briefly at the end of an article about MIT President Susan Hockfield.


After over 100 guests, the Dinnertime Sampler has come to an end.
Thanks to everyone for the fun and all the memories!


Previous Shows and Playlists:

2005

June 8 - Gayle and Larry Gallagher
June 1 - Marilee Jones, Don Sadoway, and Patrick Winston

May 25 - Prof. George Verghese, Electrical Engineering
May 18 - Dr. Allan Bufferd, MIT Treasurer
May 11 - Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
May 4 - John DiFava, MIT Police Chief and Director of Security (former Head of Mass. State Police)

April 27 - Tufts President Larry Bacow (former MIT Chancellor)
April 20 - Prof. Ronald R. Parker, Nuclear and Electrical Engineering
April 13 - Prof. Alan Brody, Associate Provost for the Arts
April 6 - Prof. Earl K. Miller, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

March 30 - MIT President Susan Hockfield and her family
March 23 - Richard M. Stallman, GNU Project & Free Software Foundation
March 16 - Prof. Arindam Dutta, Architecture
March 9 - Prof. David Autor, Economics
March 2 - Prof. Sheila Widnall, Aeronautics/Astronautics (former Secretary of Air Force)

February 23 -
Steve Ballmer, Michael Dukakis & John H. Sununu
February 16 - Prof. Maria T. Zuber, Geophysics
February 9 - Rebecca Willard and her mother, Prof. Sherry Turkle, Science, Technology, and Society
February 2 - Dan Dimancescu, Honorary Consul of Romania to Boston, author of "Seamless Enterprise"

January 26 - Prof. Linda Griffith, Mechanical and Biological Engineering
January 19 - transmitter broken
January 12 - Prof. Collin Stultz, EECS & HST
January 5 - Prof. Jerry Friedman, Physics (1990 Nobel Prize Winner)

2004

December 15 - Prof. Steven Pinker, Psychology, Harvard
December 8 - Prof. Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Media Lab
December 1 - Prof. Merritt Roe Smith, History

November 24 - Prof. Ed Crawley, Aeronautics & Astronautics
November 17 - Dr. Isaac Colbert, Dean for Graduate Students
November 10 - Prof. Barry Vercoe, Media Lab
November 3 - Pat McGovern, Founder & Chairman, International Data Group (MIT Corporation Member)

October 27 - Prof. Charles E. Leiserson, Computer Science
October 20 - Prof. Tom Magnanti, Dean of Engineering
October 13 - Prof. Christopher Ricks, English, Boston University, (one of world's foremost experts on Bob Dylan)
October 6 - Prof. Daniel G. Nocera, Chemistry

May 19 - Michael Holley, Fox Sports Net
May 12 - Dr. Kenan Sahin, Founder & Chairman, TIAX LLC (MIT Corporation Member)
May 5 - Prof. George Barbastathis, Mechanical Engineering

April 28 - Dr. Dana Mead, Chairman of MIT Corporation, and Nancy Mead
April 21 - Prof. Joel Voldman, Electrical Engineering
April 14 - Prof. W. Eric L. Grimson, Computer Science
April 7 - Prof. J. Kim Vandiver, Ocean Engineering

March 31 - Dr. Charles M. Vest, President of MIT
March 24 - Richard M. Stallman, GNU Project & Free Software Foundation
March 17 - Prof. Robert A. Weinberg, Biology
March 10 - Prof. Alan V. Oppenheim, Electrical Engineering
March 3 - Daryl Morey, VP Operations and Information, Boston Celtics (MIT Alum)

February 25 - Dr. Allan Bufferd, MIT Treasurer
February 18 - Prof. Dava Newman, Aeronautics and Astronautics
February 11 - Prof. Janet Sonenberg, Theater Arts
February 4 - Prof. Walter H.G. Lewin, Physics

January 28 - James Champy, Chairman of Consulting, Perot Systems (MIT Corporation Member)
January 14 - Prof. Phillip A. Sharp, Biology (1993 Nobel Prize Winner)

2003

December 17 - Michael Holley, Boston Globe
December 10 - Prof. Adam Clayton Powell IV, Materials Engineering
December 3 - Prof. Jacob White, Electrical Engineering

November 26 - Prof. Marvin Minsky, Media Lab
November 19 - Prof. Maria Zuber, Geophysics
November 12 - Prof. Noam Chomsky, Linguistics
November 5 - Michael A. Sullivan, Mayor of Cambridge

October 29 - Prof. Steven Pinker, Psychology, Harvard University
October 22 - Don Mitchell, Chairman and CEO, Mitchell and Co. (#3 reviewer at Amazon.com)
October 15 - Prof. Evan Ziporyn, Music
October 8 - Prof. Martin Marks, Music
October 1 - Prof. Dan Ariely, Management & Media Lab


May 21 - Prof. Daniel N. Jackson, Computer Science
May 14 - Prof. Barbara Imperiali, Chemistry & Biology
May 7 - Prof. Hal Abelson, Computer Science

April 30 - Prof. Leona Samson, Biological Engineering
April 23 - Prof. Alex Slocum, Mechanical Engineering
April 16 - Prof. Tod Machover, Media Lab
April 9 - Prof. Arthur Steinberg, Anthropology
April 2 - Prof. Joshua Cohen, Political Science

March 19 - Prof. Seth Lloyd, Mechanical Engineering
March 12 - Prof. Vernon Ingram, Biology
March 5 - Prof. Graham Walker, Biology

February 26 - Prof. Gilbert Strang, Mathematics
February 19 - Marilee Jones, Dean of Admissions
February 12 - Prof. Lester Thurow, Economics & Management
February 5 - Prof. Philip Khoury, Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

January 22 - Prof. Dick Wurtman, Clinical Research Center
January 15 - Prof. Henry Jenkins, Comparative Media Studies

2002

December 18 - Prof. Samuel Jay Keyser, Linguistics
December 11 - Prof. Arthur Steinberg, Anthropology

November 20 - Alex d'Arbeloff, Chairman of MIT Corporation, and Brit d'Arbeloff
November 13 - Prof. Joe Paradiso, Media Lab
November 6 - Michael A. Sullivan, Mayor of Cambridge

October 30 - Prof. Phillip Clay, Chancellor of MIT
October 23 - Prof. Steven Pinker, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
October 16 - Prof. Sekazi Mtingwa, Physics
October 9 - Prof. Edward Farhi, Physics
October 2 - Prof. Donald R. Sadoway, Materials Science

April 23 - Prof. Walter H.G. Lewin, Physics


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