This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol’ blue eyes and earthly aliens… Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets … We catch up with 90’s alt stars Slint… A baseball game everyone wanted to lose… Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh… Uncovering Uzbek cuisine … And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard.
Beards have become so popular in contemporary fashion that a study shows we may have hit Peak Beard - the tipping point when clean-shaven stands out as rare and attractive.
In 1981, the longest professional baseball game in history played out - for eight hours on a freezing Rhode Island night.
In an attempt to recreate a sweet tradition started by his father, Matt Walsh accidentally terrifies his child, ruins the Easter Bunny, and nearly breaks a window.
Scarlett Johansson on grit, glamour, and punching the nicest man in Hollywood in the face.
Uzbek cuisine has yet to break through in the US - but it might be on the cusp, blending Silk Road flavors into soulful dishes.
On comedian Billy Eichner's show, "Billy on the Street," he grabs random New Yorkers, shoves a microphone in their face, and yells questions. We figured it was time he answer a few, behind our microphone.
In 1991, Slint released their second record - and then almost immediately disappeared. The band never reached mainstream success, but their swan song influenced a generation of musicians and remains an underground classic. Rico talks with drummer Britt Walford and with filmmaker Lance Bangs, whose Slint documentary is in theaters (and a new box set) now.
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