This week: Britrock superstars Arctic Monkeys provide a party playlist (and a dessert recipe)… Van Jones plays with Crossfire… fashion maven Simon Doonan says the best outfit is the one your friend is already wearing … Northern Irish poet Nick Laird explains “Epithalamium”… VHS cassettes inspire eighties nostalgia … Bavarians build a giant rake for a monster turtle… We have a beef with the real Uncle Sam… and Rico samples the magical Italian sandwich that is a calzone, a quesadilla, and a pita, wrapped in an enigma. Plus: “There Can Be Only One” for the road.
Townsfolk enlist the village blacksmith to help capture a monster - and this all really happened, just last month.
A cartoonist - and a bit of artistic liberty - transformed an average meat-packer named Sam into a national icon.
Britrock superstars Acrtic Monkeys cook up a multi-course dinner party playlist, complete with dessert recipe.
Progressive activist Van Jones is taking one of the host chairs on the re-launch of CNN's Crossfire. It's a job he's been preparing for since the schoolyard.
Acclaimed poet Nick Laird has a new collection, "Go Giants," from which he shares two selections.
A restaurant in Los Angeles is reviving the panuzzo - and this new way to combine dough, cheese, and fillings might be your new Italian obsession.
Simon Doonan is an author, style maven, and society fixture - and, as Creative Ambassador at Large for Barneys New York, he's qualified to offer diplomatic solutions to etiquette issues.
VHS cassettes inspire a certain nostalgia for big boxes and low-res images - but they're also the only archive of many recordings made during the technology's dominance.
Indie singer Cass McCombs is a favorite at DPD HQ. In October, he returns with his newest album, "Big Wheel and Others." The first single, "There Can Be Only One," is sure to put you in a wistful mood.
A list of tracks in this week's show.