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Episode 348: Sam Heughan, Sebastian Junger, Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero

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“Outlander” star Sam Heughan drops by to deliver some hair care tips before answering a few of our listeners’ etiquette questions… Filmmaker and journalist Sebastian Junger tells us why some prefer wartime to peacetime… Comedians/spouses Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero list a few road trips gone wrong… Brendan visits a cheese cave… Actor and writer Faith Salie confronts her demons… Plus, the sticky history behind masking tape and more!


Sam Heughan - 'NASA Party'

Icebreaker

The "Outlander" star tells us an out of this world icebreaker before tackling our listeners' etiquette questions.


The Naughty Scotty and How Richard Drew Helped the World Stick Together

A History Lesson With Booze ®

Around this time back in 2007, a guy named Richard Drew was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Learn the sticky history and enjoy a Vermouth-based cocktail.


Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero Highlight 3 Pop Culture Road Trips Gone Wrong

Guest List

Natasha Leggero is one of the creators and stars of the Comedy Central show "Another Period." Moshe Kasher, is a producer on that show and a stand-up comedy star. You may've seen him on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Maron." The two just got married, and are currently road-tripping around the country doing a series of live shows they've dubbed "The Honeymoon Tour." With that in mind, we asked them to list a couple of pop culture road trips.


Sebastian Junger Explores the Importance of Tribes in Modern Society

Guest of Honor

Sebastian Junger is probably best known for two works: his bestselling book "The Perfect Storm," later turned into a blockbuster starring George Clooney. And his Oscar-nominated documentary "Restrepo." In which he tagged along with US soldiers during some of the worst fighting of the Afghanistan War. His latest book is called Tribe." In it, he argues humans are predisposed to live in tribes and uses this theory to explain why civilians -- and especially soldiers -- have a hard time re-adjusting to modern life after war.


Faith Salie Confronts Her Demons

Eavesdropping

Faith Salie is a regular contributor to "CBS Sunday Morning" and co-hosts the TV series "Science Goes To The Movies." Public radio fans know her as a regular panelist on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Her new book is called "Approval Junkie." She shares an excerpt with us.


'Outlander' Star Sam Heughan Offers Hair Care and Haggis Tips

Etiquette

Every week on "The Dinner Party Download" we bring in a fascinating culture figure to tell us what's new in their world and also to answer your etiquette questions This week, "Outlander" star Sam Heughan takes on a dish envy dilemma and more.


Why You Might Want to Reconsider How You Store Your Cheese

Main Course

When you buy fancy cheese where do you store it? You know, besides your mouth? While some people may just wrap it up in plastic and throw it in the fridge, that’s actually what you shouldn’t do, as Brendan recently learned. He talks with the inventor of the Cheese Grotto, a new specialty home device that works like a lot like a cigar humidor for your cheese.


Steve Gunn - 'Ancient Jules'

One For The Road

Steve Gunn is gearing up to release his new album called, "Eyes on the Line." It comes out June 3rd. Here's the single "Ancient Jules" -- a great soundtrack for (fittingly!) summer days on the road.


Playlist 348

Playlist

All the music from episode 348.