This Week: What do Lamont Dozier, Dr. Albert Hoffman, Swine Flu business suits, Girls and deep-fried butter have in common? They all appeared on the Dinner Party Download this year, and they're all in our annual Best Of episode. Plus Jonathan Coulton breaks the ice... and download Rico's favorite tune of the year from rocker Benjy Ferree.
This Week: Filmmaker Terry Gilliam holds the devil at bay... We learn about Japan's most infamous heist... and Brendan meets a cupcake he actually likes. PLUS the Pixies' Black Francis breaks the ice... and download a song from rock orchestra Citay.
This Week: Writer George Saunders pitches a tent... an Alabama housewife gets hit on by a star... and a famed deli just can't quit cold turkey.
This Week: Julian Casablancas strokes the new 90210...Brendan checks out the swimsuit issue of food mags... and we learn about the Motor City's lemon legend.
This week: Musician Laura Veirs breathes deep... author Jonathan Safran Foer pigs out... and we discover King Tut's last hut.
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.