Zoe Kazan, writer/star of “Ruby Sparks” and the new play “Trudy & Max Love,” uses our show to save a chihuahua… bestselling author Jackie Collins kidnaps our etiquette segment… Actor Sam Harris remembers the little people on his rise to stardom… all about an American who was big in Japan… New software monitors if ‘retail therapy’ actually works… Oscar-nominated documentarian Jeffrey Karoff goes underground … And we hear a killer “Kong” song. Plus: the best pizza box in the world.
Sam Harris joins us this week to share stories from his own life in the spotlight - and he starts us off with an appropriate joke.
The latest innovation in consumer targeting: facial recognition software used by retailers to record a customer's psychological state while shopping.
This week back in 1993, Chad Rowan became the first foreign-born athlete in 2000 years to reach yokozuna – the highest rank in sumo wrestling.
After working on his darkly dreamy new album in nigh-reclusion, we asked indie synth-pop musician Jeremy Jay for songs to play at a party.
Nobody is prepared to answer our listeners' devious, steamy, and terribly glamorous etiquette questions quite like Jackie Collins.
Singer, actor, all-around show-biz ham Sam Harris - now the author of "Ham: Slices of a Life, Essays, and Stories" - is forced to share the spotlight with a young ham-in-training.
Most of us would be more interested in what is inside a pizza box, but Scott Wiener is obsessed with innovation in the design of the box itself.
"Cave Digger" is a documentary by producer/director Jeffrey Karoff about a quixotic sculptor in New Mexico who creates elaborate, beautiful caves carved into the natural landscape.
Zoe Kazan has recently premiered "Trudy and Max in Love," a play she wrote about a complicated affair between two writers.
The Notwist started out, as so many German bands do, by playing heavy metal. Nine albums and 24 years later, they've evolved into electronic pop musicians.
Music from this week's show.