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.
This week: Pop 'n' soul star Huey Lewis gets dressed... Canada takes out our TV trash... We learn the greatest name in football... Plus Kai Ryssdal kids around and Sonny and the Sunsets supply a tune.