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Episode 83: Chris Burden, Small Weddings, and Sushi Burritos

This week: Artist Chris Burden revokes your driver's license... We look back on the biggest little wedding of the 19th century... And the "Sushirrito" is born. Plus, PJ Harvey's new tune kills, and Weird Al Yankovic makes a rare foray into comedy.


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Episode 82: John Lithgow, Undying Birds, and Lost H-Bombs

This week: Actor John Lithgow gives Brendan a killer look.. .An H-Bomb goes MIA... And we visit a city whose birds never sleep. Plus, a dulcet tune from Fleet Foxes and a wooden joke from Motorhead frontman Lemmy.


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Episode 81: Dan Bejar, Big In Japan, and Double Ducks

This week: Indie rocker/wordsmith Dan Bejar finds himself caught in a (quiet) storm... An athlete goes far - and very wide - to get big in Japan... and we roast awful restaurant websites. Plus, rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson quacks us up, and a new tune from Ducktails.


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.