"Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel is having a(nother) moment with the sci-fi film "Chappie." He ponders a world full of machines... and tells us why Dame Maggie Smith is LIKE one.
Indian-American novelist Tania James has won acclaim for fiction that spans continents and takes bold leaps. She shares an excerpt of her new novel, told from the perspective of an elephant, in crisis.
Luke Burbank hosts the radio show "T-B-T-L" and, it happens, bears annual witness to one of America's strangest naval feats... a NO-motor boat race.
Since winning a Pulitzer Prize for his humor writing, Dave Barry has busied himself with writing bestselling novels, literary collaborations, and essay collections. His latest is called "Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings." We asked him to shower our listeners with excellent advice. He gave us...machetes.
French mustard brand Maille opened up a store in Manhattan recently. They sell dozens of mustard varieties there, and to help people decide what to pair them with, they hired "mustard sommelier" Pierrette Huttner.
"Chappie" and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" star Dev Patel attempts to torpedo his own career with a terrible joke.
Courtney Barnett lives in Australia, writes killer songs, and has new album coming out this month. Here's a track from it called "Pedestrian at Best." It’s much better than that.
If you're like most folks, you've heard "The Wrecking Crew," but you haven't heard OF them. Brendan gets the skinny on these unsung session musicians, who played on hundreds of pop hits in the '60s. They're the subject of a new documentary, out next week in theaters.
We’re nominated for a Podcast Award in the Food and Drink category. Voting officially kicked off on March 2 and ends on March 24.
This week back in 1859, a Massachusetts man Nathan Ames patented the idea of a “revolving stairway.” Let us walk you through the ensuing history of the escalator… then ascend to giddy heights with this custom cocktail.