Episode 79: Paul Giamatti, Political Animals, and Moby Drinks

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.


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Episode 78: Tennis, Epic Losers, and Happy Birthday

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.


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Episode 77: The Best of 2010

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.


Episode 76: Sofia Coppola, Air-ial Assaults, and Superflops

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.


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Episode 75: Christian Lander, See No Weevil, and Stealth Miso

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.


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Episode 74: Kid Cudi, Starstruck, and Reindeer a la Palin

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.


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Episode 73: Diplo, Tofu U, and Pong Pong

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.


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Episode 72: A Three-Course Thanksgiving

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.