This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel … Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place … Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut … Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies … Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce … Poetry among thieves … And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam.
Ben Schott, who joins us later in the show to discuss new words, gives us a joke with a little word-play.
Writer and "gentleman miscellanist" Ben Schott turned to the linguistic flexibility of German to create his own glossary of new words for very specific modern states.
This week in 1883, gentleman thief Black Bart finally botched one job after pulling off 27 stagecoach robberies. The lyrical larcenist left poems – but never dead bodies – at the scene of his crimes.
American-inflected singer-songwriter Bill Callahan is back with "Dream River," his 18th record since 1990. When compiling his dinner party soundtrack, he recalled his parents' 1970s dinner parties and went with a subtle, retro sound and a bit of depth below the surface.
As a professional purveyor of Southern sass, nationally-syndicated humor columnist and best-selling author Celia Rivenbark has no compunction about telling the world what she thinks. Armed with her new etiquette manual, she tells our listeners how to behave (bless their hearts).
Beloved by almost a million followers on Twitter, comedian Rob Delaney has broken out of the 140 character limit to write a collection of personal essays.
As Rico learned in Amsterdam, it's just not a holiday without a lump of dough stuffed with raisins and fried in oil.
In her starring role on television series "Hostages," Toni Collette plays a woman under intense pressure. She talked to us about how she finds balance and about being a mom who isn't 'just a mom.'
A journalist and comic book artist, Joe Sacco uses the medium of graphic novels to tell non-fiction events in striking ways. In "The Great War" he focuses in on a single battle of WWI in great detail.
Music used in this week's episode