As a singer, rapper, producer, and all-around hit-maker, one could say Pharrell Williams wears many hats.
Guest of Honor
The co-creators of "Portlandia" are shifting their focus from skewering a specific sub-culture to broader, character-driven plots - while still making sketches you'll want to share.
Indie-rock stalwart Stephen Malkmus formed Pavement with the hope of playing at a club in Hoboken, NJ. Twenty five years later, his own music career has outlasted that dream club, and inspired legions of fans.
Actor Jonah Hill earned his second Oscar nomination for his performance as a corrupt stockbroker in Martin Scorsese's over-the-top "The Wolf of Wall Street." He tells Rico about the moment he was tapped for the role… and about Stanley Kubrick's favorite film.
When Brendan interviewed actor and writer Steve Coogan, there was a lot of great conversation that didn't make it into the broadcast. Take a listen here for Mr. Coogan's extended notes on religion, his own sense of humor, and cheese.
The Oscar-nominated writer, producer and co-star of "Philomena" talks about getting his fears on paper, reigning in the UK press... and the ABBA tribute that haunts him wherever he goes.
Zoe Kazan has recently premiered "Trudy and Max in Love," a play she wrote about a complicated affair between two writers.
As the star of "Justified," actor Timothy Olyphant plays a swaggering Wild West lawman. It's not the first time he's been cast as that type - but he tells Rico he's no one-trick pony.
With her feature film debut in "12 Years a Slave," Lupita Nyong'o stunned critics and audiences and became perhaps the breakout star of the year. Now up for just about every award an actor can receive, she talks to us about the 'athletics of the heart' and trusting her fellow artists.
"Things you didn't know" from a few of our favorite Guests of Honor in 2013, including Daniel Radcliffe, Margaret Atwood, and Dan Savage.