The Dinner Party

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  • Episode 163: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Molly Ringwald, and Takis MP3

    This Week: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets physical and speaks French... Molly Ringwald offers etiquette advice for misfits and moms...The birth of swing music... Novelist Jonathan Evison updates Facebook's profiles... David Wax Museum shares a list that cuts to the bone... We hear from a young reporter who was on the cutting edge of the Takis craze... and Rico drinks bees. Plus: The latest in sleep science, and a d...

    23.08.2012

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    23.08.2012

  • Episode 162: Gary Oldman, Top Chef: Etiquette, and Instant History MP3

    This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes, from December 2011...Gary Oldman reflects on his Oscar-nominated role as iconic spy George Smiley... Top Chef's Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips... Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems... We toast the instant replay (twice)... Brendan seeks gluten-free-free food... and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a c...

    14.08.2012

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    14.08.2012

  • Episode 161: Gustavo Dudamel, Rob Corddry, and Terms of Service MP3

    This week: Classical music superstar Gustavo Dudamel conducts an interview... "Children's Hospital" creator/star Rob Corddry prescribes etiquette advice... "Schott's Miscellany" author Ben Schott on food service slang... author John Brandon perks up his wolf ears... "Darth Vader and Son" cartoonist Jeffrey Brown lists some soulful sci-fi... and rocker King Tuff suggests a party playlist. Plus: Debbie Millman on desi...

    09.08.2012

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    09.08.2012

  • Episode 160: Rashida Jones, LeVar Burton, and Parody Picks MP3

    This Week: Actress Rashida Jones plays matchmaker... "Reading Rainbow"'s LeVar Burton wields a knife - with discernment... Comic Paul Scheer's parody picks... Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler talks hockey, Joy division and secret identities... We speak -- and drink -- Esperanto... author Ariel S. Winter channels 3 crime-lit legends... and Rico eats the best Pop Tart ever. Plus: the death of chivalry and a pop lullaby...

    02.08.2012

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    02.08.2012

  • Episode 159: Zoe Kazan, Passion Pit and New Wave Fish Sandwiches MP3

    This week: Actor/writer Zoe Kazan makes a psychic connection... Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos provides the soundtrack for a party for two... Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson shares the gold medal's shocking secret... Author Charles Yu feels your pain... Brendan catches the fish sandwich wave... and we travel back in time with bestselling essayist Sloane Crosley. Plus: Snoop Lion, the birth of Bugs Bunny, and dudes! -...

    27.07.2012

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    27.07.2012

  • Episode 158: Simon Amstell, Rodriguez, and Dyn-o-mite Tips MP3

    This week: British comedy wunderkind Simon Amstell sings America's praises...Author Sheila Heti explains How Things Should Be...Music evangelist Michael Feinstein lists some fabulous finds...Sample ceviche from 'the new Tuscany' (it's in Mexico)... Jimmie "DY-NO-MITE" Walker blows up etiquette...Plus, mammoth-sized cheeses, shifting to manual transmission, and a globe-hopping soundtrack from The Antlers.

    19.07.2012

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    19.07.2012

  • Episode 157: Marcus Samuelsson, Cheryl Strayed, and (Breaking) Bad Romances MP3

    This week, star chef Marcus Samuelsson dishes on his tough-but-tender training... WILD author Cheryl Strayed (aka "Dear Sugar") offers free therapy... Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad" lists her favorite fictional dysfunctionals... Author Chris Cleave spins gold from Olympic competition... We toast Warhol with a pop-art cocktail... and Woody Guthrie turns 100. Plus: vacationing with Hemingway, author Karen Thompson Walker...

    12.07.2012

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    12.07.2012

  • Episode 156: Wim Wenders, Liszt Lists, and Live Long and Proper MP3

    This week: An encore broadcast of one of our favorite shows! Director Wim Wenders speaks body language... Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five...A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet...Kathleen Turner's fiery new role...Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... And finally, we learn how to play dead from a corpse - and then how to come back to life from Guided By...

    06.07.2012

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    06.07.2012

  • Episode 155: The All-Movie Episode MP3

    This week, it's our first ever ALL-MOVIE EPISODE - a blockbuster hour of our favorite film-centric interviews, starring John C. Reilly, Miranda July, Terry Gilliam and more: Val Kilmer plays Mark Twain playing an etiquette expert... Jackie Collins invites us to a Hollywood party... author Jonathan Lethem casts Drew Barrymore in his surreal fiction... One of cinema's greatest sound designers lists some of cinema's gre...

    28.06.2012

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    28.06.2012

  • Episode 154: Benh Zeitlin, All-American Etiquette, and the Automat MP3

    This week: Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") paints with an axe... Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain swear they can answer your etiquette questions peacefully... Actress Alison Pill, of Aaron Sorkin's new show "The Newsroom," takes us behind-the-scenes... New Yorker receptionist Janet Groth reflects on (almost) being Mrs. John Berryman... Lunching at the 'Automat'...Plus, doubled data, a summer...

    21.06.2012

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    21.06.2012

  • Episode 153: Patti Smith, Bryan Cranston, and Drinkable Shrubs MP3

    This week: Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses... "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs... Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other 'against-type' actors... we inhale the tale of the original "smoke-filled room"... and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future's Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the...

    14.06.2012

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    14.06.2012

  • Episode 151: Michael Apted, Buddy Guy, and Defordometrics MP3

    This week: Director Michael Apted on "56 Up" -- the new installment of one of the greatest film series ever... Sportswriting legend Frank Deford tackles your etiquette questions... Guitar master Buddy Guy revisits his Louisiana roots... author Leigh Bardugo lists her favorite fictional worlds... A filmmaking duo plug in to the world of indie video games... and a sweet roll gets a savory twist on Manhattan's High Line...

    31.05.2012

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    31.05.2012

  • Episode 150: James Franco, Paul Theroux, and a Cowardly Display MP3

    This week: 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 remembers Noel Coward... and Hollywood's top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: We learn the history of blue jeans, hear a new Twin shadow tune, and lis...

    24.05.2012

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    24.05.2012

  • Episode 149: Richard Linklater, Christopher Buckley, and Independent Spirits MP3

    This week: Acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater takes us behind "the Pine Curtain"... Satirist Christopher Buckley on international (etiquette) relations... Actor Rich Sommer goes Mad about board games... Brooklyn band Violens cues up a dinner party soundtrack... Brendan sips indie spirits... We toast Spider-Dan's [sic] epic climb... Three hysterical histories... Plus, sexy literary hoaxes, humor from troubadour Tod...

    17.05.2012

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    17.05.2012

  • Episode 148: Santigold, Manly Manners and a Pilgrim's Process MP3

    This week: musician Santigold pines for a day job...Time's gonzo humorist Joel Stein offers some manly etiquette tips...Three ancient art treasures we HAVEN'T found...Rico visits crawfish country...Shakespearean theater worth fighting for...Writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus walks us through pilgrimages...Plus, humor from Violens, Sendak remembered, and the canine brain.

    10.05.2012

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    10.05.2012

  • Episode 147: The All-Music Episode MP3

    This week: It's our first ever All-Music Episode! Willie Nelson gets lost in the haze of memory...Patton Oswalt on public radio's music problem...The Shins' James Mercer tells a Cold War secret...America's #1 hit writer Lamont Dozier on a miss...And we get back - to the Beatles final rooftop concert. Plus, sound and silliness from Billy Bragg, Wanda Jackson, and Cass McCombs.

    04.05.2012

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    04.05.2012

  • Episode 146: Mike D, Taco USA, and Ballet Lessons MP3

    This week: The Beastie Boys' Mike D injects life (and caffeine) into museum-going... Lizz Winstead, comedienne and co-creator of the Daily Show, exposes herself... Gene Ween plays Rod McKuen... The descendants of Emily Post on cupcake etiquette... Ballet Lessons from a dancer-director... And a little piece of Heaven, courtesy of The Walkmen. Plus, genius delinquents, Eiffel Towers of booze, and a joke about burning ...

    26.04.2012

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    26.04.2012

  • Episode 145: Emily Blunt, Proper Partying, and SubliminalsexScience MP3

    This week: Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin break-ups... Rocker Andrew W.K. teaches us how to party properly... New Coke gets remixed... We graze at the Grilled Cheese Invitational... Bestselling science writer Leonard Mladinow decodes subliminal messages... A never-ending note from Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. "The Bloggess"... And Of Montreal's schizophrenic party soundtrack. Plus, TV for dogs, the art of vinyl, and a...

    19.04.2012

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    19.04.2012

  • Episode 144: Greta Gerwig, Questlove, and Liquid Matchsticks MP3

    This week: "Actor of her generation" Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk... The Roots' ?uestlove on food... Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check... Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice... The forgotten Astaire... We learn a striking history, with cocktail to match... and the Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano dro...

    12.04.2012

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    12.04.2012

  • Spring Break...with Michelle Williams and GZA MP3

    This week, a walk down memory lane! (Ahem - a rerun.) Yes, for our Spring Break, we're re-airing one of our favorite episodes from 2011. Front and center is the impossibly charming Michelle Williams, whose portrayal of Marilyn Monroe later earned her a Globes win and an Oscar nomination. Plus: a science lesson from Wu-Tang's GZA, juicy gossip about Fidel Castro, and Rico literally inhales America's best vodka. Tune ...

    05.04.2012

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    05.04.2012

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