The Dinner Party

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  • Episode 207: Natalie Cole, Ralph Nader, and Rogue Soundwaves MP3

    This week: Natalie Cole sings en Espanol ... Activist Ralph Nader gives etiquette advice and restaurant recommendations ... Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld goes from preppy to psychic ... Rogue Wave's playlist washes over us ... How National Lampoon became the center of the comedy universe ... The history of the typewriter ... The most excruciating test in the food/wine universe ... Plus, Lightning rods, nutty...

    28.06.2013

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    28.06.2013

  • Episode 206: Greta Gerwig, Questlove, and Drinkable Spam MP3

    This week: We ride the rerun ship back in time, for an episode that turns out to be pretty prescient ... Francis Ha star Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk ... The Roots' Questlove on food ... Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check ... Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice ... The forgotten Astaire ... The first spam email inspires a drink you shouldn't delete ... And musicians The Imag...

    21.06.2013

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    21.06.2013

  • Episode 205: Sofia Coppola, Jonathan Goldstein, Zombies and blooood MP3

    This week: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us into the heart of darkness and into Paris Hilton's home ... Humorist Jonathan Goldstein takes his dad for a beer of rebellion ... It's the time on the season for a party playlist from The Zombies ... Lidia Bastianich dishes out food etiquette and makes a divine intervention ... Reviving corpses with blood and booze ... Shining the spotlight on back-up singers ... And gin's ...

    14.06.2013

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    14.06.2013

  • Episode 204: Ellen Page, Colum McCann, and Miraculous Fruits MP3

    This week: Actress Ellen Page (The East) on saving the planet and playing with dolls ... National Book Award winner Colum McCann takes us on a Transatlantic trip ... Laura Osnes -- Tony-nominated Cinderella on Broadway -- shares her favorite rags-to-riches stories ... Rico stuffs himself with stuffies ... Etiquette advice to make air travel a tiny bit more comfortable ... Hunting for the world's most exotic -- and se...

    07.06.2013

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    07.06.2013

  • Episode 203: Dan Savage, Jessica Walter, and the Kings of Summer MP3

    This week: Sex writer Dan Savage on cheating and snowboarding... Actress Jessica Walter of Arrested Development plays nice for etiquette... Doo-wop legend Kenny Vance on closing for the Rolling Stones... The director of indie gem The Kings of Summer warms us up for the season... Learn the history of Pac-Man, then gobble up a pizza-themed cocktail... The mutant cro-nut invades NYC... and an Alpine track that's setting...

    31.05.2013

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    31.05.2013

  • Episode 202: Andrea Riseborough, Fitz and the Tantrums, and a Salumi Tsunami MP3

    This week: Actress Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer) reveals her secret identity ... Fitz, of The Tantrums, throws us an '80s dance party ... Why Italian pork will be flooding American shores ... Novelist Joanna Hershon's new take on an Old School ... The history of traffic tickets inspires a boozy Bicyclette ... And the Posts throw down the etiquette gantlet ... Plus, contemporary Dodos, wood cuts, and wrap artists...

    24.05.2013

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    24.05.2013

  • Episode 201: James Franco, Paul Theroux, and a Cowardly Display MP3

    This week: We look back to one of our favorite episodes, in which actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds ... Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts) ... Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame ... The NY Public Library celebrates Noel Coward ... and Hollywood's top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: the history o...

    17.05.2013

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    17.05.2013

  • Episode 200: Noah Baumbach, David Alan Grier, and Kids Comix MP3

    This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York ... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions ... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock ... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge ... Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez on 60s comics that were super, sans superheroes ... Why guilt is good (for groceries) ... and we toast folk-hero Colonel Blood with a tipple from Londo...

    10.05.2013

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    10.05.2013

  • Our Bicentennial All-Icebreaker Episode MP3

    To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here's our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years' worth of DPDs, as told by such luminaries as James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Alison Pill, the band Fun., and many more. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them.

    10.05.2013

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    10.05.2013

  • Episode 199: Michael Shannon, Paul Theroux, and Hannibal's Homies MP3

    This week: Actor Michael Shannon (The Iceman) revisits his Wobegon days ... Hugh Dancy of TV's Hannibal lists a few good baddies ... Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux on a place he won't be heading back to ... The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead grins and bares it ... San Fran rocker Mikal Cronin serves up soundtrack ... Biscuits on the rise ... And the Posts deal with Brendan's kickstarter requests ... Plus,...

    03.05.2013

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    03.05.2013

  • Episode 198: Colin Firth, Bobby Flay, and Molly Ringwald's Vault MP3

    This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind ... We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette ... Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook ... Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards ... Jane Fonda's headbands and home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail ... And Mike Wolfe of American Pickers strikes it rich -- as a 4-year-old. Plus, Rachel Kushner's hot new ...

    26.04.2013

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    26.04.2013

  • Episode 197: Jamie Foxx, Macklemore, and Gollum's Grandparents MP3

    Behold one of our favorite episodes ... in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis ... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers our etiquette questions (minus the buzzer) ... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist ... The Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past ... The Hobbit FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum's ...

    19.04.2013

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    19.04.2013

  • Episode 196: Julia Stiles, Paul Anka, and Edible Pigtails MP3

    This week: Actress Julia Stiles bashes brunch ... Music legend Paul Anka answers your questions, his way ... Jazz pianist Ben Sidran heps us to hepcats ... Why the Summer of '68 changed baseball (and America) forever ... The creators of a diabolical new Adult Swim comedy locate some hells on earth ... The invention of the matchsticks inspires an incendiary cocktail ... And nose-to-tail cooking gets literal. Plus, gir...

    12.04.2013

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    12.04.2013

  • Episode 195: Eva Mendes, Julia Sweeney, and Blushing Stomachs MP3

    This week: Actress Eva Mendes decodes her new film - and hieroglyphics ... Writer and SNL vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position ... New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack ... Science writer Mary Roach (Stiff, the new Gulp) takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal ... Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield's private lai...

    05.04.2013

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    05.04.2013

  • Episode 194: Taiye Selasi, Andy Cohen, and Alt-J's Pagan Playlist MP3

    This week: TV personality Andy Cohen -- the man who launched 1,000 Real Housewives -- tells us how to behave ... Rising literary star Taiye Selasi on making novels and dresses ... British prog-rock phenoms Alt-J throw a party in the woods ... Satirist Sam Lipsyte on the joys of fatherhood ... We tiptoe into Room 237, a film about The Shining's fanatical following ... And Rico tastes the secret of panuchos. Plus, a dr...

    29.03.2013

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    29.03.2013

  • Episode 193: Harmony Korine, Chris O'Dowd, and Ramen Ravioli MP3

    This week: Filmmaker Harmony Korine on Cassevetes and mime contests ... Chris O'Dowd, star of Bridesmaids and now The Sapphires, on sudden successes ... Marisa Silver develops an iconic photo into a novel ... Noodling around with Ramen and Ravioli ... The history of the Stanley Cup inspires a drink (with no ice!) ... The Posts address door jams and outer-underwear ... Your Spring fashion preview, featuring trendy Ham...

    22.03.2013

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    22.03.2013

  • Episode 192: Anna Kendrick, Kevin Nealon, and the Perks of Being a Pittsburgher MP3

    This Week: While we soak in what's next at South-by-Southwest, enjoy this classic episode -- one of our favorites. Actress Anna Kendrick (making the rounds at SXSW with the new movie Drinking Buddies) sings of adorkability ... SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice ... The Perks of Being a Wallflower creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place ... Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack ......

    15.03.2013

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    15.03.2013

  • Episode 191: Laura Dern, Billy Bragg, and Bite-Sized Giants MP3

    This week: Enlightened actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio ... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment ... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems ... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space ... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder ... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice ... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, a...

    08.03.2013

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    08.03.2013

  • Episode 190: Matthew Goode, Dick Cavett, and Tiki Talk MP3

    This Week: Stoker star Matthew Goode on being a creepy uncle and devoted dad ... Talk show legend Dick Cavett tells us how to Hitchcock ... Essayist Michelle Orange undergoes a cinematic identity crisis ... Ryan Quincy, creator of TV's Out There, comes of age ... Indie darlings Adam Green and Binki Shapiro turn scraps and metal into a dinner party soundtrack ... Rico pays his last respects to a Tiki landmark ... And ...

    01.03.2013

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    01.03.2013

  • Episode 189: David France, Jackie Collins, and Vampire Lemonade MP3

    This week: Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France on plagues and platforms ... Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell sinks her teeth into a new story collection ... Bestseller queen Jackie Collins tells you how to (mis)behave ... Alex Karpovsky (Girls) goes meta ... We dip into chip history ... Why religion matters to atheists ... Plus Graveyard humor, cheating via satellite, and Entertainment provided by Phoenix.

    22.02.2013

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    22.02.2013

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