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384: Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Mac DeMarco

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Encore Broadcast: The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker… “I Love Dick” actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world… Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ’s his Italian family dinner… A visit to a vegan butcher… Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces!


Jane Fonda’s Workout and The VHS

A History Lesson With Booze ®

Jane Fonda blazed a trail for leg-warmer-wearers everywhere with the release of her first workout video tape in 1982. It went on to sell millions of copies, which spiked VCR sales, and helped grow the fitness industry nationwide. While you certainly shouldn’t drink alcohol while exercising, here’s a custom (healthy!) concoction for your post-workout wind-down.


Mac DeMarco's Playlist Will Make You Shout 'That's Amore!'

Soundtrack

Along with his catchy, hazy guitar-rock, Mac DeMarco has become famous for his sense of humor... and for antics, like putting his home address at the end of a track from his mini-LP, "Another One," and inviting fans to visit him and his girlfriend to their home. He delivers a playlist with tunes by Dean Martin, Nino Rota, and more for the Italian-American in all of us.


Kathryn Hahn Takes on A Fearless and Messy Role in 'I Love Dick'

Guest of Honor

Kathryn Hahn had standout character roles on TV shows like "Parks and Recreation" and movies like "Anchorman." And she's has won major acclaim for bringing some of filmmaker Jill Soloway's best characters to life. Now, Soloway has given her the lead again in her new series "I Love Dick." Learn what drew her to the self-sabotaging character, why she loves working with Soloway, and more.


How a Minneapolis Duo Is Changing the Fake 'Meat' Game

Main Course

What if we told you these two words: Vegan butchers. You might be thinking, "HOW?!" Well, Brendan decided to investigate and talk to Aubry and Kale Walch, who founded The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Listen as our intrepid host visits Aubry and kale to learn the innovative ways their shop is challenging its soy-based competitors.


Tituss Burgess Plays Matchmaker with Our Listeners

Etiquette

In the last decade, Tituss Burgess has taken Broadway by storm with roles in "The Little Mermaid" and "Guys And Dolls." Then, after landing a small gig on Tina Fey's beloved sitcom "30 Rock," the same producers created an insane character just for him on "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Listen as the hilarious actors helps our listeners come from a place of love.


Anne Lamott Tells Us How to Be Merciful to Ourselves

Chattering Class

Anne Lamott's spunky, soul-bearing non-fiction has made her a best-selling author many times over. Her books sometimes investigate spiritual themes and sometimes they're about very human triumphs and tribulations, like overcoming alcoholism or raising a son as a single mother. In her new book, she celebrates a virtue that seems to be in short supply these days: mercy.


Shabazz Palaces - 'Shine a Light'

One For The Road

Alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces have a new album, "Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star," that is coming out in July. Here's a track from it called, "Shine a Light."