This week: pop savant Chuck Klosterman is sharp as a tiger's whiskers... we lend an ear to the tale of a billionaire kidnapping... and Brendan celebrates Halloween by tasting the worst candy in the world.
This week: Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan pulls out his organ… We get a hangul on Korean literate-ture… and “Food, Inc” director Robert Kenner gives Rico an industrial food complex.
This week: Brendan sizes up humorist Andy Borowitz...we unearth a corny communist plot...and Rico gets tips on tipping.
This week: Billy Bragg makes "Ode" new again... an English Major fails the cough test... and Brendan talks to a cholesterocidal maniac.
This week: Filmmaker Gary Hustwit has designs on Honeybaked ham... Krakatoa bursts without pride... and Brendan breaks the two-second rule with a professional forager.
This week: British comedian Josie Long speaks positively...we supposedly meet the King of Albania...and Rico eats Peruvian and asks "Why fries with that?"
This week: Rich Fulcher, of the cult TV hit "The Mighty Boosh," raises the decibel level of UK comedy... We race back in time with Jesse Owens... and Brendan samples a drink fit for Olympians. Also: Rico tries and fails to replace Brendan with technology.
This week: pop maestro Ed Harcourt tells Rico his recipes for lamb and schizophrenia... We learn about the aviator who took a wrong turn into the history books... and Brendan says "oui" to nonstaurants.
This week: Humorist Mishna Wolff talks about living in black and white... We sip a bloody mary that's clearly insane... And Rico learns about the gourmet coal standard.
This week: 80's metal band Anvil forges ahead... Muhammed Ali KO's the U.S. Army... and Brendan has designs on David Bowie.