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376: Pete Holmes, Jordan Peele, Valerie June

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Comedian Jordan Peele’s hit horror film “Get Out” is a deadly serious exploration of racism…Pete Holmes used his divorce as inspiration for his new HBO comedy, “Crashing”…Nashville singer Valerie June throws a party at Elvis’ house…Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen tackles issues of race, immigration, and identity…Plus, how the film, “Nosferatu,” almost burned to crisp, a cocktail that will wake you from the dead, and running a marathon…with a bike?


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How 'Nosferatu' Was Almost Burned Out of Existence

A History Lesson With Booze ®

Back in 1922, a classic movie monster was born and was almost immediately plunged into the scariest nightmare of all... a lawsuit. Learn the tale, then get the recipe for a custom twist on the Blood & Sand cocktail


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Valerie June Mixes a Playlist for a 'Blowout Extravaganza of Masterful Taste'

Soundtrack

Valerie June is a Memphis singer and guitarist's last album "Pushin' Against a Stone" was produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. Her new album, "The Order of Time," is a fresh take on bluegrass. Her party playlist will help you channel your inner-Diana Ross.


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Jordan Peele on 'Get Out': 'Society is the Most Fascinating Monster of All'

Interview

You may know Jordan as half of the comedy duo behind "Key & Peele," but his latest project has a totally different tone. It's a horror movie he wrote and directed called "Get Out." Hear our extended interview, where talks about his transition to writing and directing horror, making a serious exploration of racism, and his deep love of Disney.


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Pete Holmes Talks 'Crashing,' Serves Tart Wine to Go With Your Sour Grapes

Etiquette

Comedy fans are probably familiar with Pete Holmes through his wildly popular podcast, "You Made It Weird." His latest project is the HBO series "Crashing," about a New York comic who has to restart his life and forge a career after his wife leaves him. He explains how his new HBO series shows a new side of stand-up, before advising our listeners' on joke thieves, hostile hecklers, and washing machine squatters.


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Viet Thanh Nguyen Tackles Issues of Race, Immigration, and Identity in 'The Refugees'

Chattering Class

Viet Thanh Nguyen's first novel "The Sympathizer" won a raft of awards -- including the Pulitzer Prize. He's just published his second book to great acclaim. It's a collection of short stories called, "The Refugees." He tells us the true story that inspired his new collection and shares a few thoughts on why refugees can make Americans uncomfortable.


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Shugo Tokumaru - 'Lita Ruta'

One For The Road

Shugo Tokumaru is an experimental musician and he has a new album coming out this April. It's called "Toss." Here's a track from it called "Lita-Ruta."