Carla Hall Fondly Recalls Her Grandma’s Cornbread (And Shares the Recipe!)

Before Carla Hall was known as the co-host of "The Chew," a "Top Chef" finalist, and the author of several cookbooks, the Nashville native was just a girl who was a deep fan of her grandmother's cooking, especially her cornbread. When she got older and became interested in cooking, she tried to sleuth out how to make it for her family and catering clients. Listen as the celebrity chef remembers a staple of her Southern Sunday suppers and get the recipe for her grandmother's cornbread.

Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Courtesy of The Emily Post Institute.

The Posts Take Over Our Etiquette Segment!

This week, Brendan enlisted the help of etiquette ambassadors Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Listen as they sit in the driver's seat for the segment and help our a listener deal with a spouse who grips their fork like a cave man, and more.

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Envisions a Nightmarish Future with Sparks of Beauty

French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve is perhaps best-known for directing thrillers and science fictions films like "Sicario" and "Arrival," which received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Director. His latest film is "Blade Runner 2049," a sequel to "Blade Runner," a science fiction classic that was originally released 35 years ago. Rico talked to Denis about how he signed onto the project, the film's bleak view of the future, and more.

A Sober(ish) Exploration of Cannabis-Based Edibles

Since being legalized in several states, the cannabis-based edible business has gotten competitive, especially in Colorado. That's where our producer, Khrista Rypl, traveled to try the confections at Sweet Grass Kitchen, an award-winning small-batch cannabis bakery that distributes to nearly 500 dispensaries in Colorado. Follow along as she learns the ins and outs of the business from founder Julie Berliner and tries a few of those "baked" treats.

Emily Haines Encourages You to Get a Little Weird With This Party Playlist

Emily Haines is the frontwoman of the Canadian band Metric, which combines rock with gritty electronic music. She also has her own solo project called Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton, and her her second album "Choir of the Mind" is out now. She mixes up a soundtrack that includes songs by Dead Meadow, The Avalanches, and more, that'll push your dinner party to new (and weird) heights.

Michael McDonald Spins A Nostalgic Party Soundtrack

Michael McDonald is a five-time Grammy winner who's had a career as a singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer for over forty years. He got his start performing with bands like The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan in the '70s, but is perhaps best-known for his solo hits in the '80s, an eclectic mix of R&B and soul. His latest solo album, Wide Open, comes out on September 15. He dropped by our studio recently to craft playlist that'll take you back to the soul of his youth.

Future Islands DJ A Pet-Friendly Party Playlist (With Bonus Audio)

Future Islands is a Baltimore-based band that's known for synth-driven pop and dark lyrics. Back in 2014, Pitchfork named their song, "Seasons (Waiting On You)," the best of the year. They're on tour now supporting a new album called "The Far Field." Hear their playlist for pets and friends alike... and enjoy some bonus audio!