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320: Peter Capaldi, Paul Scheer, Shamir

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Encore Broadcast: Peter Capaldi — star of the beloved sci-fi series “Dr. Who” — brings etiquette advice via TARDIS… Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality… Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown… Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack… We connect the dots in the history of Twister — a game once derided as “sex in a box”… and more!


Shamir - 'Well Dressed Pencil'

Icebreaker

The dance-pop star, who gave us a great party playlist for an evening dining on lengua empanadas, offers up a pointedly lame icebreaker you won't be able to erase from your memory.


Twister's Tangled Origin Tale

A History Lesson With Booze ®

Around this time in 1966, two guys in the Twin Cities dreamt up a party game that had people falling all over each other. Connect the dots in the history of Twister, then gingerly sip on a colorful drink.


Shamir Brings his Favorite Department Store Jams to the Dinner Party

Soundtrack

Shamir's androgynous voice and killer hooks landed him a record deal just out of high school. The Las Vegas native, who released his debut LP "Ratchet" in May to rave reviews, gives us an eclectic playlist filled with mid-tempo tunes that won't make you fall asleep on your plate.


Paul Scheer's Fantasy and Reality

Guest of Honor

Paul Scheer is probably best known for his role on the hit show "The League," and he also co-hosts the "How Did this Get Made?" podcast, which is dedicated to mocking terrible films. The comedian, who appeared at our Los Angeles Podfest event, reveals the moment he knew "The League" was going to be a blast, why he can't look away from "The Bachelor," and how an elaborate skateboarding scene is signal of a bad movie.


Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who: 'I Wanted Him to be Strange'

Interview

Peter Capaldi won an Oscar for directing the short film "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life," but he's best known as an actor. Most recently, he became he became the 12th actor to portray the title character in the beloved sci-fi series "Doctor Who." He talks with us about putting his own spin on a favorite character from his childhood and the acting challenges involved with the show's ever-shifting tone.


Peter Capaldi's Advice for Battling Foes and Handling Cynics

Etiquette

The star of the legendary "Doctor Who" explains what a tardy Time Lord would do, and how to deal with those who would dare criticize his show.


Alexandra Pelosi on 'Tech Bros' and San Francisco's Changing Landscape

Chattering Class

Journalist Alexandra Pelosi was born and raised in the city by the Bay. Her new documentary, called "San Francisco 2.0," She examines how the counterculture capital of the world has changed since the tech boom of the 2000s.


James Elkington - 'Wading the Vapors'

One For The Road

James Elkington is an Englishman living in Chicago and he's releasing his debut solo album, "Wintres Woma," on June 30. Here's his latest single, it's called "Wading the Vapors."