This week: Director Spike Lee instigates debate (and dates)... We go back a long way, baby... And a Franken-pepper is born. Plus, a childish joke from comedian Patton Oswalt and a loverly tune from Allo Darlin'.
This week: Golden-globe nominated actor Paul Giamatti tells a tall tale... Whale secretions wash up in cocktails... And we toast the cartoonist who gave birth to a couple of political animals. Plus, a joke from troubadour Henry Wolfe and a tune from The Radio Dept.
This week: Indie-pop duo Tennis live la vida luddite... A London conference aims for new, boring heights... We unveil the story behind sports' biggest losers... Plus a joke from director Spike Jonze and a new Happy Birthday song.
This week: The Best of 2010, starring Das Racist, Rainn Wilson, Molly Ringwald, Sebastian Junger, mutant barnyard animals, drunken traders, adult kamikazes and a goat named Lincoln. Plus music from Ariel Pink & Sage Francis… and an easter egg omelet.
This week: Writer-director Sofia Coppola reveals she once was an heir to another Hollywood legend… A killer smog chokes London… And America turns on Spiderman. Plus, a dear joke from Badly Drawn Boy, and a holiday tune from Bishop Allen.
This week: Satirist Christian Lander talks about Stuff White People Like… a town goes nuts after a boll weevil blight… and Brendan looks into the future of food, but can’t see the stealth miso. Plus, a joke from Los Lobos and a tune from Toro y Moi.
This week: Rap iconoclast Kid Cudi comes in for a check-up... An Alabama woman gets star-struck... And Sarah Palin slays a reindeer. Plus, a joke/hallucination from Bob Odenkirk, and a classic track from Thin Lizzy.
This week: Global DJ and music mogul Diplo takes a call... The besotted birth of the video game industry... and Rico gets schooled at America's most vegan-friendly campus. Plus "medicinal" vodka and a new tune from Cloud Nothings.
This week, a Thanksgiving meal for your ears, in three courses: Brendan braves the mean streets of NYC to score contraband grilled cheese... Rico daintily dips his tongue into the hottest of hot sauces... and we launch a unilateral war against the cupcake.
This week: UK movie star Sally Hawkins crows about her new film... we unearth the missing drink... and Brendan has an early Thanksgiving in Chinatown. Plus, a joke from Procol Harum's Gary Brooker, and a new track from A-D-D D.J. Girl Talk.