Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... Breakout actor Mackenzie Davis (TV's "Halt and Catch Fire," the new film "Always Shine") opts for reality over (manic pixie) dreams... Kurt Wagner, frontman of Nashville band Lambchop, turns back the clock with his party soundtrack...Iconic silver screen rebel Toshiro Mifune gets a new close-up...And Nora McInerny, host of the new podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking," travels through time and tragedy, with comedy. Plus, sinister smog, verboten leftovers, and maybe the most tongue-tied joke in DPD history.
It's a week of feasting, which means it's time for our special All-Food Show! Star chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for TV's "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for drive-thru laughs...Marlon Brando orders room service... And musician Fantastic Negrito builds a playlist that's good for your soul AND your kidneys. Plus, the man and myth behind the donut (as we know it), knish knowledge, soup jou mou, and more!
Encore Broadcast: We revisit our conversation with the late great soul singer Sharon Jones… “Bad Moms” star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions… Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship… Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party… Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee’s early days… Plus, the robots that wrote the world’s scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more.
This week, it's a special podcast episode taped LIVE at the Now Hear This podcast festival! Davy Rothbart, host of the acclaimed "Found" podcast, tells us about heart-warming root canals... "Gilmore Guys" co-host Demi Adejuyigbe tries to convert Brendan and Rico into, well, "Gilmore Guys"... The OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano pushes buttons left and right... And humorist Annabelle Gurwitch pities a certain Egyptian princess, before leading our illustrious etiquette panel.
"Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman carves out his own niche, solves problems with bear hugs... Singer and godfather-of-memes Rick Astley lists some alternatives to his beloved "Rick-roll"... Journalist Emily Witt ponders sex and love in the 21st century... And "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj makes a lofty proposal! Plus: drooling drummers, a cold war close call (with a nerve-settling cocktail), and sous vide fast food.
It's a very special all-book show! Featuring etiquette tips from "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert... A lesson on tribal society with "The Perfect Storm" writer Sebastian Junger... Man Booker prize recipient Marlon James confronts his bullies in drag... Israeli novelist Etgar Keret welcomes a newborn amidst a terrorist attack... Illustrator Molly Crabapple talks about her time in the "naked girl business." Plus: We hear from not one, but two(!) poet laureates, listeners invite a literary character to dinner, small talk about a single-item bookstore, and a QWERTY-inspired cocktail.
Encore Broadcast: 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!
Critically-acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt chats about her new film "Certain Women"... The hilarious Kevin Hart brings his kids to work... Grammy-winner and newly-minted "Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile spins us a soundtrack... Comedian Kyle Kinane unwinds with some conspiracy theories... Etiquette experts the Posts help us deal with unskilled Uber drivers... Plus: Growing food amidst LA's continuing drought, a donut delivery man in disguise, we paint the town red with an unruly cocktail, and more!
Actor Rebecca Hall - star of the new film "Christine" - demonstrates her range (from Shakespeare to Bjork!)... The always gleeful Jane Lynch brings an alter ego to therapy and gives us etiquette advice... Electro-pop maestro Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, DJs your dinner party ... Novelist Jade Chang shares a riches-to-rags story of an immigrant who wants to emigrate... Plus, the underground Bolivian Llama Party, how you may be left-footed, the innovative origins of "I Love Lucy," and more!
Seth Meyers dishes about working his "Late Night" gig (and not about "Saturday Night Live!")... Pretend talk show host Eric Andre lists his favorite train wreck interviews... Comedian Phoebe Robinson teaches us how to avoid being the black friend... New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gives us etiquette advice and describes what happens when Donald Trump calls you crazy... Plus, Indonesian food in Amsterdam, foul play at Wrigley field, pumpkin lies, and more!