Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Novelist Emma Cline discusses the cult of her hit first novel... acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith DJs your next dinner party/obstacle course... Writer Nicole Dennis-Benn finds trouble in paradise... Biographer Darryl W. Bullock sings the praises of the world's worst opera singer... Plus, the square history of one of the world's most popular toys, a puzzling cocktail, a Google Doc dilemma, and more!
Actor Shiri Appleby, of the Peabody award-winning TV show "UnREAL," directs herself playing the part of a producer (don't worry, we're confused too!)... Jessi Klein, Executive Producer of "Inside Amy Schumer," discusses HER feminine ideals versus THE feminine ideal... Comedian Wyatt Cenac tells us what NOT to say to a mall cop... The man behind The Dan Band chooses some questionable songs to DJ your wedding party... Plus, an FBI investigation of pop music, an indecipherable cocktail, a birdbrained battle, and more!
Encore Broadcast: Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more!
"Pitch Perfect" star Anna Kendrick answers your etiquette questions (and threatens to eat your family)... Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker celebrates both sides of Bob Dylan... Comedian Aparna Nancherla explains how she embodies science... Musician Fantastic Negrito DJs your dinner party... Plus, we meet the lovechild of Japanese pancakes and tiny hamburgers, learn the history of keeping cool (with a drink to keep you cool too), follow the rent-a-friend trend, and more!
Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the donut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song!
It's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! "Outlander" star Sam Heughan has a failsafe way to look buff (hint: tiny clothing)... Dick Cavett reveals his hidden talent and has a little fun at Spiro Agnew's expense... Opus Moreschi, head writer of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," gets crafty with cocktails during our New York live show... And "Brooklyn"-to-Broadway star Saoirse Ronan professes her love for a King... of Queens.
This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more!
Encore Broadcast: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine -- from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more.
Encore Broadcast: Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more!
"Outlander" star Sam Heughan drops by to deliver some haircare tips before answering a few of our listeners' etiquette questions... Filmmaker and journalist Sebastian Junger tells us why some prefer wartime to peacetime... Comedians/spouses Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero list a few road trips gone wrong... Brendan visits a cheese cave... Actor and writer Faith Salie confronts her demons... Plus, the sticky history behind masking tape and more!