Losing by winning on The Price is Right

Richard Lawson, senior writer for The Atlantic Wire, tells us about a woman who went on The Price is Right and ended up losing more than a showcase showdown.

“Tough Customers” – Zach Schwartz

Nightingale Floors, the newest album from Oakland indie band Rogue Wave, was released this week. Front man Zach Schwartz goes for a vintage laugh.

Actress Greta Gerwig on being quirky like a Chrysler

Greta Gerwig appeared in last year’s remake of the movie Arthur. She co-starred in Noah Baumbach’s film Greenberg alongside Ben Stiller, and she stars in the new film Damsels in Distress, the first work in 12 years or so from celebrated indie director Whit Stillman.

Playlist: Episode 205

The Sea & Cake - “The Argument” The Wedding Present - “Signal” Tipsy - “Liquordelic” Pourquoi Me Reviller - “Bloody Hours of Nasty Torture” Of Montreal - “Chrissie Kicks the Corpse” The Zombies - “Tell Her No” Joni Mitchell - “Carey” Big Mama Thorton - “Hound Dog” Little Richard - “Long Tall Sally” The Eagles - “New Kid in Town” The Zombies - “A Moment in Time” The Doors - “The End (Apocalypse Now Version)” Cat Stevens - “Father and Son” Chicago - “Old Days” Tonic - “Diffusion” Beirut - “Postcards from Italy” The Crystals - “Da Doo Ron Ron” Lou Reed - “Walk On The Wild Side”

Washed Out – ‘It All Feels Right’

When Ernest Green couldn't find a job as a librarian, he pulled out his laptop and started work on his bedroom chillwave project Washed Out. Following up his 2011 break-out album Within and Without, this August he returns to the dreamy, drowsy pop world with Paracosom. Somehow, it all feels right.

Back-up singers in pop music history

What’s a classic pop song without a catchy hook? Darlene Love provided harmonies (and lead lines) on some of the biggest hits of the 1960s - singing with artists from Elvis Presley to Sam Cooke to Sonny & Cher. The new documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom digs into the role of background singers and the struggles they face when they try to break out. Brendan joins Darlene and the film’s director Morgan Neville for a conversation about these under-sung stars.

Lidia Bastianich’s Etiquette Answers Save You From Dining Sins

Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-American food star whose new PBS special, “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom & Independence” debuts on June 28th. The special sees her taking a special road trip across the country, with stops in the kitchens of folks from a multitude of cultures. She talks with us about border-crossing cuisine, expanding palates, and cutting a cake with the Holy Father.

Gin’s special friend gets a spicy make-over

Gin and tonic might be long-time BFFs (possibly involved in a torrid love triangle with vermouth) but sometimes it seems like tonic water just isn’t holding up its side of the relationship. Enter Pedro Goncalves, beverage director at the Michelin-starred Oceana Restaurant in New York City, who’s joining the ranks of bartenders making their own tonics in-house. Looks like ol’ gin and tonic might still have some new adventures ahead of them after all.

Author Jonathan Goldstein celebrates Fathers Day, seizes tomorrow

Canadian writer and WireTap radio host Jonathan Goldstein’s new book, I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow takes wry stock of his life, on the cusp of his fortieth birthday. In honor of Father’s Day, he tells a tale from the collection about taking his dad out for a night late afternoon on the town.