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The DPD Guide to Coachella

The annual Coachella music festival announced a lineup and, then, sold out tickets in record time this week. We like to think that is at least in part because several of this year's performers picked up the essential buzz that comes from being featured on DPD. So, if you're going, live-streaming, or sitting the whole thing out, we invite you to take a listen to our segments featuring 2015 Coachella musicians - flower crown optional.

Entertainment Weekly Names DPD a Must-Listen

Entertainment Weekly has named The Dinner Party Download one of the top picks in a list of 20 Podcasts You Need to Hear in 2015. We're in the company of some really great shows. Pick up the January 9th issue of the magazine to see their full list.

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D’Angelo Introduces a “Sugah Daddy”

For a decade and a half, rumors and anticipation built about a long-awaited new record from neo-soul genre-definer D'Angelo. The crooner finally returns to the scene with "Black Messiah."

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Festive Facts and Folding Factions with The Posts

Emily Post's great-great-grandkids Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning return bearing a bag full of etiquette tips for holiday gift-givers, napkin-folders, and Santa fact-checkers.

A Filmmaker Documents His Search for General Tso

After seven years and 838,706 servings of General Tso's chicken, filmmaker Ian Cheney talks about his globe-trotting new documentary, "The Search for General Tso." It traces the origins of the dish and, through it, tells a story of Chinese and Chinese American identity, and the interplay between food and culture at large.

B.J. Novak Tells Stories with No Pictures — AKA Radio

Between his appearances on film and television screens, B.J. Novak published two best-selling books in 2014. At our Holiday Frolic live event, he read a poignant piece from his collection "One More Thing" and then joined Rico and Brendan on the couch for a conversation.

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Miriam Toews’ Tale of a Family in Flux

Canadian author Miriam Toews new novel, "All My Puny Sorrows," draws from her own life story to tell a story of two sisters touched by tragedy.