The Dinner Party Download American Public Media http://www.publicradio.org/columns/dinnerpartydownload/ The Dinner Party Download is a smart and funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi and Sir Richard Branson. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party Download one of the Top 40 Reasons To Live In The USA. The Dinner Party with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam The Dinner Party Download is a smart and funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi and Sir Richard Branson. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party Download one of the Top 40 Reasons To Live In The USA. dinnerparty, dinner party download, rico, gagliano, rico gagliano, brendan, newnam, brendan newnam, apm, npr en-us Copyright 2012 American Public Media American Public Media podcasts@americanpublicmedia.org no Society & Culture Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 How to Behave: Celebrity Edition American Public Media Alas, this is our last audio treat for you (for now). In the final installment of the "How to Behave" series, you'll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with celebrities. Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen offers a tip on how to deal with people who mispronounce your name (never correct the Queen), Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice for the long haul, and the one and only RuPaul gives some "godly" etiquette guidance. Be sure to keep up with Brendan and Rico at BrunchIsHell.com Cheers! Alas, this is our last audio treat for you (for now). In the final installment of the "How to Behave" series, you'll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with celebrities. Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen offers a tip on how to deal with people who mispronounce your name (never correct the Queen), Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice for the long haul, and the one and only RuPaul gives some "godly" etiquette guidance. Be sure to keep up with Brendan and Rico at BrunchIsHell.com Cheers! Alas, this is our last audio treat for you (for now). In the final installment of the "How to Behave" series, you'll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with celebrities. Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen offers a tip on how to deal with people who mispronounce your name (never correct the Queen), Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice for the long haul, and the one and only RuPaul gives some "godly" etiquette guidance. Be sure to keep up with Brendan and Rico at BrunchIsHell.com Cheers! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture How to Behave: Comedy Edition American Public Media We've got another audio treat for you! Think of these as a companion to Brendan and Rico's book, "Brunch is Hell." In the second installment of the "How to Behave" series, you'll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with comedians. Our guests include "Portlandia" stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford of "Lady Dynamite," and "Difficult People" star Billy Eichner. Cheers! We've got another audio treat for you! Think of these as a companion to Brendan and Rico's book, "Brunch is Hell." In the second installment of the "How to Behave" series, you'll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with comedians. Our guests include "Portlandia" stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford of "Lady Dynamite," and "Difficult People" star Billy Eichner. Cheers! We've got another audio treat for you! Think of these as a companion to Brendan and Rico's book, "Brunch is Hell." In the second installment of the "How to Behave" series, you'll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with comedians. Our guests include "Portlandia" stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford of "Lady Dynamite," and "Difficult People" star Billy Eichner. Cheers! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture How to Behave: Food Edition American Public Media Surprise! You might've thought we posted our last DPD episode, but we've got a few more audio goodies over the next couple of weeks, starting with this inaugural episode of what we're calling our "How to Behave" series. Think of it as a companion to Brendan and Rico's book, "Brunch is Hell." These episodes will take the best bits of our favorite etiquette segments. Today's theme is food, and our guests are celebrity chefs Alton Brown, Samin Nosrat, and Bobby Flay. Bon appétit! Surprise! You might've thought we posted our last DPD episode, but we've got a few more audio goodies over the next couple of weeks, starting with this inaugural episode of what we're calling our "How to Behave" series. Think of it as a companion to Brendan and Rico's book, "Brunch is Hell." These episodes will take the best bits of our favorite etiquette segments. Today's theme is food, and our guests are celebrity chefs Alton Brown, Samin Nosrat, and Bobby Flay. Bon appétit! Surprise! You might've thought we posted our last DPD episode, but we've got a few more audio goodies over the next couple of weeks, starting with this inaugural episode of what we're calling our "How to Behave" series. Think of it as a companion to Brendan and Rico's book, "Brunch is Hell." These episodes will take the best bits of our favorite etiquette segments. Today's theme is food, and our guests are celebrity chefs Alton Brown, Samin Nosrat, and Bobby Flay. Bon appétit! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 400: The Last Supper – LIVE in Seattle! American Public Media It's our final new episode! Featuring new music from Northwest phenom Kyle Craft... A tale of howling at the moon from Snap Judgement's Glynn Washington... Unimpeachable holiday gift ideas from New York Times columnist Lindy West... Maddening song suggestions from Luke Burbank of "LiveWire"... And a litany of good - and bad - goodbyes for all of our wonderful listeners. It's our final new episode! Featuring new music from Northwest phenom Kyle Craft... A tale of howling at the moon from Snap Judgement's Glynn Washington... Unimpeachable holiday gift ideas from New York Times columnist Lindy West... Maddening song suggestions from Luke Burbank of "LiveWire"... And a litany of good - and bad - goodbyes for all of our wonderful listeners. It's our final new episode! Featuring new music from Northwest phenom Kyle Craft... A tale of howling at the moon from Snap Judgement's Glynn Washington... Unimpeachable holiday gift ideas from New York Times columnist Lindy West... Maddening song suggestions from Luke Burbank of "LiveWire"... And a litany of good - and bad - goodbyes for all of our wonderful listeners. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The 2017 All-Food Show American Public Media This week, we re-heat some of our favorite food-related stories EVER: Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... New York's "The Pickle Guys" don their horseradish hazmat suits... Chef Eddie Huang makes us rethink mac and cheese ... Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack-- and great gravy... Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton turns Triscuits into fine dining ... Actor Illeana Douglas recalls an all-day feast with Marlon Brando... And Rico gets a (tiny) taste of rationed food during WWII. This week, we re-heat some of our favorite food-related stories EVER: Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... New York's "The Pickle Guys" don their horseradish hazmat suits... Chef Eddie Huang makes us rethink mac and cheese ... Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack-- and great gravy... Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton turns Triscuits into fine dining ... Actor Illeana Douglas recalls an all-day feast with Marlon Brando... And Rico gets a (tiny) taste of rationed food during WWII. This week, we re-heat some of our favorite food-related stories EVER: Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... New York's "The Pickle Guys" don their horseradish hazmat suits... Chef Eddie Huang makes us rethink mac and cheese ... Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack-- and great gravy... Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton turns Triscuits into fine dining ... Actor Illeana Douglas recalls an all-day feast with Marlon Brando... And Rico gets a (tiny) taste of rationed food during WWII. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 269: Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newman American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only "Cat Cafe" in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history.  And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only "Cat Cafe" in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history.  And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only "Cat Cafe" in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history.  And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The Thank You Show American Public Media The title says it all, folks. Thanks for lending us your ears, ideas, laughs, taste buds, pun tolerance, and everything else! We're blessed to have you attending our party every week, and so we figured it was high time for some audio "thank you" notes. The title says it all, folks. Thanks for lending us your ears, ideas, laughs, taste buds, pun tolerance, and everything else! We're blessed to have you attending our party every week, and so we figured it was high time for some audio "thank you" notes. The title says it all, folks. Thanks for lending us your ears, ideas, laughs, taste buds, pun tolerance, and everything else! We're blessed to have you attending our party every week, and so we figured it was high time for some audio "thank you" notes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 399: Tig Notaro, Jon Batiste, and Real American Food American Public Media Tig Notaro brings her life to TV... The Late Show's Jon Batiste makes a case for a surprise at every dinner party... Chef Sean Sherman re-imagines indigenous American cuisine... Director Yorgos Lathimos on his follow-up to "The Lobster"... and more! Tig Notaro brings her life to TV... The Late Show's Jon Batiste makes a case for a surprise at every dinner party... Chef Sean Sherman re-imagines indigenous American cuisine... Director Yorgos Lathimos on his follow-up to "The Lobster"... and more! Tig Notaro brings her life to TV... The Late Show's Jon Batiste makes a case for a surprise at every dinner party... Chef Sean Sherman re-imagines indigenous American cuisine... Director Yorgos Lathimos on his follow-up to "The Lobster"... and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 398: Abbi Jacobson, Whitney Cummings, and More Wonder Women American Public Media Actor Abbi Jacobson remembers her past recycling bottles for spare change... Comedian Whitney Cummings talks about being polite when you're codependent... Drummer Patty Schemel makes a case for why drummers shouldn't be the butt of the joke... The director of "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women"... The best baguette you'll ever eat... and more! Actor Abbi Jacobson remembers her past recycling bottles for spare change... Comedian Whitney Cummings talks about being polite when you're codependent... Drummer Patty Schemel makes a case for why drummers shouldn't be the butt of the joke... The director of "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women"... The best baguette you'll ever eat... and more! Actor Abbi Jacobson remembers her past recycling bottles for spare change... Comedian Whitney Cummings talks about being polite when you're codependent... Drummer Patty Schemel makes a case for why drummers shouldn't be the butt of the joke... The director of "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women"... The best baguette you'll ever eat... and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: DPD News and Comic Relief with Whitney Cummings American Public Media Thought you were getting an encore broadcast? Surprise! It's actually an all-new Speakeasy! First: Lots of news in the DPD universe including a big announcement about the future of the show. Up next: an almost-unedited chat with comedian Whitney Cummings! She stopped by to answer a few etiquette questions and ended up teaching us about the math behind the perfect roast joke...and about the wonder that is co-dependency. Thought you were getting an encore broadcast? Surprise! It's actually an all-new Speakeasy! First: Lots of news in the DPD universe including a big announcement about the future of the show. Up next: an almost-unedited chat with comedian Whitney Cummings! She stopped by to answer a few etiquette questions and ended up teaching us about the math behind the perfect roast joke...and about the wonder that is co-dependency. Thought you were getting an encore broadcast? Surprise! It's actually an all-new Speakeasy! First: Lots of news in the DPD universe including a big announcement about the future of the show. Up next: an almost-unedited chat with comedian Whitney Cummings! She stopped by to answer a few etiquette questions and ended up teaching us about the math behind the perfect roast joke...and about the wonder that is co-dependency. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 397: Willem Dafoe, Depeche Mode, Carla Hall Shares Her Grandmother’s Cornbread Recipe American Public Media Actor Willem Dafoe explains what he learns from screen newbies... Electro band Depeche Mode on how travel has made their music more socially conscious... A former Obama speechwriter convinces us that ferns are the most romantic plant... Chef Carla Hall shares her grandmother's cast iron cornbread recipe... Rachel Bloom takes on your etiquette questions... and more! Actor Willem Dafoe explains what he learns from screen newbies... Electro band Depeche Mode on how travel has made their music more socially conscious... A former Obama speechwriter convinces us that ferns are the most romantic plant... Chef Carla Hall shares her grandmother's cast iron cornbread recipe... Rachel Bloom takes on your etiquette questions... and more! Actor Willem Dafoe explains what he learns from screen newbies... Electro band Depeche Mode on how travel has made their music more socially conscious... A former Obama speechwriter convinces us that ferns are the most romantic plant... Chef Carla Hall shares her grandmother's cast iron cornbread recipe... Rachel Bloom takes on your etiquette questions... and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Double Take: Joel Kim Booster Reflects on the Evolution of His Career… and His Pony Stylist Dreams American Public Media (Heads up: This week's episode features adult humor. It is not suitable for young listeners.) We've got something entirely new for you today... introducing "Double Take"! A new podcast-only goody where you'll hear comedians dissecting their craft, and then, they'll talk us through the evolution of a single joke: from its first, usually pretty awful telling to now. Today's guest is Joel Kim Booster. (Heads up: This week's episode features adult humor. It is not suitable for young listeners.) We've got something entirely new for you today... introducing "Double Take"! A new podcast-only goody where you'll hear comedians dissecting their craft, and then, they'll talk us through the evolution of a single joke: from its first, usually pretty awful telling to now. Today's guest is Joel Kim Booster. (Heads up: This week's episode features adult humor. It is not suitable for young listeners.) We've got something entirely new for you today... introducing "Double Take"! A new podcast-only goody where you'll hear comedians dissecting their craft, and then, they'll talk us through the evolution of a single joke: from its first, usually pretty awful telling to now. Today's guest is Joel Kim Booster. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 396: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve, Brendan and Tobin Low Take Manhattan American Public Media While Rico's away, Brendan plays hooky with special guest co-host Tobin Low, of WNYC's Nancy (but don't tell Rico!) Also: Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve worries about the pressure in making the sequel to "Blade Runner"... Comic Joel Kim Booster breaks down a bad joke and how he made it better... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning give advice on how to thank someone who's been forced to host a public radio show. Plus, producer Khrista Rypl flies to Colorado for some "baked" goods, Parisians unite to defend pigeons' rights, and we showcase a new song from Little Dragon. While Rico's away, Brendan plays hooky with special guest co-host Tobin Low, of WNYC's Nancy (but don't tell Rico!) Also: Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve worries about the pressure in making the sequel to "Blade Runner"... Comic Joel Kim Booster breaks down a bad joke and how he made it better... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning give advice on how to thank someone who's been forced to host a public radio show. Plus, producer Khrista Rypl flies to Colorado for some "baked" goods, Parisians unite to defend pigeons' rights, and we showcase a new song from Little Dragon. While Rico's away, Brendan plays hooky with special guest co-host Tobin Low, of WNYC's Nancy (but don't tell Rico!) Also: Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve worries about the pressure in making the sequel to "Blade Runner"... Comic Joel Kim Booster breaks down a bad joke and how he made it better... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning give advice on how to thank someone who's been forced to host a public radio show. Plus, producer Khrista Rypl flies to Colorado for some "baked" goods, Parisians unite to defend pigeons' rights, and we showcase a new song from Little Dragon. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 395: Shania Twain, Sterling K. Brown, Cheese Tea American Public Media Shania Twain explains how a vegetarian can survive a country bbq... Musician Emily Haines challenges you to pick difficult music for your dinner party... Erin McCann makes a case for the mosquito emoji... The filmmakers behind "Battle of the Sexes" reveal why there was 40-year-old underwear on the set of their film... Rico drink tea with cheese on top (really)... and more. Shania Twain explains how a vegetarian can survive a country bbq... Musician Emily Haines challenges you to pick difficult music for your dinner party... Erin McCann makes a case for the mosquito emoji... The filmmakers behind "Battle of the Sexes" reveal why there was 40-year-old underwear on the set of their film... Rico drink tea with cheese on top (really)... and more. Shania Twain explains how a vegetarian can survive a country bbq... Musician Emily Haines challenges you to pick difficult music for your dinner party... Erin McCann makes a case for the mosquito emoji... The filmmakers behind "Battle of the Sexes" reveal why there was 40-year-old underwear on the set of their film... Rico drink tea with cheese on top (really)... and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Dinner For One: Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’) Enjoys Crying as Much as You Do American Public Media This time around, Brendan chats with "This Is Us" actor and recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown about the hit NBC drama, why he found the opportunity to explore Randall's relationship with his father "intoxicating," his new role in the Thurgood Marshall biopic "Marshall," the current landscape of black television shows, and why his first acting gig with his (future) wife wasn't exactly a labor of love. This time around, Brendan chats with "This Is Us" actor and recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown about the hit NBC drama, why he found the opportunity to explore Randall's relationship with his father "intoxicating," his new role in the Thurgood Marshall biopic "Marshall," the current landscape of black television shows, and why his first acting gig with his (future) wife wasn't exactly a labor of love. This time around, Brendan chats with "This Is Us" actor and recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown about the hit NBC drama, why he found the opportunity to explore Randall's relationship with his father "intoxicating," his new role in the Thurgood Marshall biopic "Marshall," the current landscape of black television shows, and why his first acting gig with his (future) wife wasn't exactly a labor of love. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Depeche Mode, Margaret Cho, Flying Lotus American Public Media Folks! Instead of reheating an encore episode, we've carefully baked a brand-new Speakeasy souffle for you!

In this episode: Margaret Cho tells morbid tales of graveyards, murder, and (gasp!) Norman Mailer. Flying Lotus shares how getting into an *ahem* higher state of consciousness helped him direct "Kuso." "Strong Island" filmmaker Yance Ford recommends a few amazing Mexican restaurants in New York... if you can speak bleep. And Depeche Mode takes us back to the time when they, somehow, started a riot.
Folks! Instead of reheating an encore episode, we've carefully baked a brand-new Speakeasy souffle for you!

In this episode: Margaret Cho tells morbid tales of graveyards, murder, and (gasp!) Norman Mailer. Flying Lotus shares how getting into an *ahem* higher state of consciousness helped him direct "Kuso." "Strong Island" filmmaker Yance Ford recommends a few amazing Mexican restaurants in New York... if you can speak bleep. And Depeche Mode takes us back to the time when they, somehow, started a riot.
Folks! Instead of reheating an encore episode, we've carefully baked a brand-new Speakeasy souffle for you!

In this episode: Margaret Cho tells morbid tales of graveyards, murder, and (gasp!) Norman Mailer. Flying Lotus shares how getting into an *ahem* higher state of consciousness helped him direct "Kuso." "Strong Island" filmmaker Yance Ford recommends a few amazing Mexican restaurants in New York... if you can speak bleep. And Depeche Mode takes us back to the time when they, somehow, started a riot.
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394: Margaret Cho, Michael McDonald, And We Cover Your Kvass American Public Media Comedian Margaret Cho lets listeners know when it's OK to ask Asian-Americans where they're from (Hint: never)..."Strong Island" documentarian Yance Ford re-examines his brother's murder - and his family's search for justice - 25 years later... Yacht Rock royalty Michael McDonald gives a soundtrack that takes him back to his childhood... Brendan tastes a traditional Slavic beverage known as Kvass... and we bid farewell to Michelle Philippe a.k.a "The Voice of History" with a cocktail. Comedian Margaret Cho lets listeners know when it's OK to ask Asian-Americans where they're from (Hint: never)..."Strong Island" documentarian Yance Ford re-examines his brother's murder - and his family's search for justice - 25 years later... Yacht Rock royalty Michael McDonald gives a soundtrack that takes him back to his childhood... Brendan tastes a traditional Slavic beverage known as Kvass... and we bid farewell to Michelle Philippe a.k.a "The Voice of History" with a cocktail. Comedian Margaret Cho lets listeners know when it's OK to ask Asian-Americans where they're from (Hint: never)..."Strong Island" documentarian Yance Ford re-examines his brother's murder - and his family's search for justice - 25 years later... Yacht Rock royalty Michael McDonald gives a soundtrack that takes him back to his childhood... Brendan tastes a traditional Slavic beverage known as Kvass... and we bid farewell to Michelle Philippe a.k.a "The Voice of History" with a cocktail. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 393: Jesmyn Ward, Matt Berninger, and Future Islands’ Pet-Friendly Playlist American Public Media Author Jesmyn Ward admits to some guilty pleasures... The threesome behind Future Islands DJs the ultimate "grill and chill" playlist - pets allowed... Director Theo Anthony remembers what it's like to have Werner Herzog as your teacher... The National's Matt Berninger explains the perks of being a rock star *and* a dad... Librarian Annie Spence bids goodbye to a classic of Russian literature... and more! Author Jesmyn Ward admits to some guilty pleasures... The threesome behind Future Islands DJs the ultimate "grill and chill" playlist - pets allowed... Director Theo Anthony remembers what it's like to have Werner Herzog as your teacher... The National's Matt Berninger explains the perks of being a rock star *and* a dad... Librarian Annie Spence bids goodbye to a classic of Russian literature... and more! Author Jesmyn Ward admits to some guilty pleasures... The threesome behind Future Islands DJs the ultimate "grill and chill" playlist - pets allowed... Director Theo Anthony remembers what it's like to have Werner Herzog as your teacher... The National's Matt Berninger explains the perks of being a rock star *and* a dad... Librarian Annie Spence bids goodbye to a classic of Russian literature... and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 392: Lake Bell, Ted Leo, and Not Dumplings American Public Media Actor-director Lake Bell turns her lens on marriage -- the good, the bad, and the ugly... Author Jenny Zhang suggests a few super "sour" bites of culture... Punk Rocker Ted Leo brings us tunes that'll make you dance and think... The Posts demonstrate how NOT to tick off your college roommate... And Brendan tries Kubeh for the first time (the New York restaurant and the Kurdish treat). Plus, Sherlock's creator cracks a real-life case, Vivien Leigh's copy of the "Gone With the Wind" script is up for grabs, and a new track from Grizzly Bear sets the perfect vibe to your weekend. Actor-director Lake Bell turns her lens on marriage -- the good, the bad, and the ugly... Author Jenny Zhang suggests a few super "sour" bites of culture... Punk Rocker Ted Leo brings us tunes that'll make you dance and think... The Posts demonstrate how NOT to tick off your college roommate... And Brendan tries Kubeh for the first time (the New York restaurant and the Kurdish treat). Plus, Sherlock's creator cracks a real-life case, Vivien Leigh's copy of the "Gone With the Wind" script is up for grabs, and a new track from Grizzly Bear sets the perfect vibe to your weekend. Actor-director Lake Bell turns her lens on marriage -- the good, the bad, and the ugly... Author Jenny Zhang suggests a few super "sour" bites of culture... Punk Rocker Ted Leo brings us tunes that'll make you dance and think... The Posts demonstrate how NOT to tick off your college roommate... And Brendan tries Kubeh for the first time (the New York restaurant and the Kurdish treat). Plus, Sherlock's creator cracks a real-life case, Vivien Leigh's copy of the "Gone With the Wind" script is up for grabs, and a new track from Grizzly Bear sets the perfect vibe to your weekend. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The Dinner Party Sandbox Series: Below-the-Line TV Special American Public Media Just in time for the Emmys, it's a special episode all about TV's unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes! From a costume designer for "The Handmaid's Tale" to a casting director for REALITY television. These unsung roles are called "below-the-line" in the biz... but their work is above-and-beyond amazing. Oh -- and a special twist! -- this show's interviews are hosted by DPD's own below-the-line team: our intrepid producers. Enjoy! Just in time for the Emmys, it's a special episode all about TV's unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes! From a costume designer for "The Handmaid's Tale" to a casting director for REALITY television. These unsung roles are called "below-the-line" in the biz... but their work is above-and-beyond amazing. Oh -- and a special twist! -- this show's interviews are hosted by DPD's own below-the-line team: our intrepid producers. Enjoy! Just in time for the Emmys, it's a special episode all about TV's unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes! From a costume designer for "The Handmaid's Tale" to a casting director for REALITY television. These unsung roles are called "below-the-line" in the biz... but their work is above-and-beyond amazing. Oh -- and a special twist! -- this show's interviews are hosted by DPD's own below-the-line team: our intrepid producers. Enjoy! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The Dinner Party Sandbox Series: Listener Letters American Public Media We know a few of you have been thinking, "What's with all the reruns, DPD?" Well, a few of us have been taking a little time off this summer to recharge our batteries. Rest assured we're hard at work on all-new classic DPD episodes we'll be dropping on you in September, featuring interviews with Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown of the show "This Is Us," the band Depeche Mode, and more. But over the next few weeks, we're bringing you some new, experimental episodes... We know a few of you have been thinking, "What's with all the reruns, DPD?" Well, a few of us have been taking a little time off this summer to recharge our batteries. Rest assured we're hard at work on all-new classic DPD episodes we'll be dropping on you in September, featuring interviews with Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown of the show "This Is Us," the band Depeche Mode, and more. But over the next few weeks, we're bringing you some new, experimental episodes... We know a few of you have been thinking, "What's with all the reruns, DPD?" Well, a few of us have been taking a little time off this summer to recharge our batteries. Rest assured we're hard at work on all-new classic DPD episodes we'll be dropping on you in September, featuring interviews with Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown of the show "This Is Us," the band Depeche Mode, and more. But over the next few weeks, we're bringing you some new, experimental episodes... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 384: Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Mac DeMarco American Public Media Encore Broadcast: The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces! Encore Broadcast: The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces! Encore Broadcast: The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 391: The 2017 All-Icebreaker Episode American Public Media It's time for a cavalcade of icebreaker jokes! We've gathered a year's worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient listening experience. Brace yourselves for awesomely lame one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and more, courtesy of guests like Jordan Peele, Gillian Jacobs, Ava DuVernay, Danny Boyle, Rachel Bloom, Jane Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Norm Macdonald, and Tituss Burgess. Some are funny... most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Cheers! It's time for a cavalcade of icebreaker jokes! We've gathered a year's worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient listening experience. Brace yourselves for awesomely lame one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and more, courtesy of guests like Jordan Peele, Gillian Jacobs, Ava DuVernay, Danny Boyle, Rachel Bloom, Jane Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Norm Macdonald, and Tituss Burgess. Some are funny... most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Cheers! It's time for a cavalcade of icebreaker jokes! We've gathered a year's worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient listening experience. Brace yourselves for awesomely lame one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and more, courtesy of guests like Jordan Peele, Gillian Jacobs, Ava DuVernay, Danny Boyle, Rachel Bloom, Jane Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Norm Macdonald, and Tituss Burgess. Some are funny... most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Cheers! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 374: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ottessa Moshfegh, Beer Porridge American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in 'Moana,' and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping...'Nerdette' co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers... Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers... Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other eras... Plus, the fanciest way to eat beer for breakfast, the history of the Monopoly game, and the only Valentine's Day advice you need from an Emily Post descendant. Encore Broadcast: Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in 'Moana,' and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping...'Nerdette' co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers... Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers... Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other eras... Plus, the fanciest way to eat beer for breakfast, the history of the Monopoly game, and the only Valentine's Day advice you need from an Emily Post descendant. Encore Broadcast: Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in 'Moana,' and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping...'Nerdette' co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers... Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers... Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other eras... Plus, the fanciest way to eat beer for breakfast, the history of the Monopoly game, and the only Valentine's Day advice you need from an Emily Post descendant. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 390: Flying Lotus, Kyle Mooney, Teju Cole, And a Chill Playlist to Beat the Heat American Public Media "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kyle Mooney takes on some first world problems... Writer and photographer Teju Cole explains how he tried to be gangsta in his new book... Flying Lotus chats with us about his nightmarish film 'Kuso' and why you shouldn't believe everything you read about it... New York Times Editor Erin McCann explains how eagles are taking on drones... Singer Vagabon gives us a party playlist that demands respect... Why you're missing out on fish collars... and more. "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kyle Mooney takes on some first world problems... Writer and photographer Teju Cole explains how he tried to be gangsta in his new book... Flying Lotus chats with us about his nightmarish film 'Kuso' and why you shouldn't believe everything you read about it... New York Times Editor Erin McCann explains how eagles are taking on drones... Singer Vagabon gives us a party playlist that demands respect... Why you're missing out on fish collars... and more. "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kyle Mooney takes on some first world problems... Writer and photographer Teju Cole explains how he tried to be gangsta in his new book... Flying Lotus chats with us about his nightmarish film 'Kuso' and why you shouldn't believe everything you read about it... New York Times Editor Erin McCann explains how eagles are taking on drones... Singer Vagabon gives us a party playlist that demands respect... Why you're missing out on fish collars... and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 389: Alan Alda, Mitski, and a $12 Million Card Trick American Public Media Alan Alda offers up etiquette advice (including when it's OK to punch someone)... comedy duo the Lucas Brothers show us how to cheat at driver's tests... rocker Mitski provides a party playlist for people who don't party... Jody Avirgan and Rose Eveleth of ESPN's "30 For 30" tell a tale of a $12 million card trick... And Rico revisits the dumpling of his Pittsburgh youth -- the Polish pierogi. Plus, 300,000 missing umbrellas, the history of UK's food rationing, and a new track from Maya Killtron. Alan Alda offers up etiquette advice (including when it's OK to punch someone)... comedy duo the Lucas Brothers show us how to cheat at driver's tests... rocker Mitski provides a party playlist for people who don't party... Jody Avirgan and Rose Eveleth of ESPN's "30 For 30" tell a tale of a $12 million card trick... And Rico revisits the dumpling of his Pittsburgh youth -- the Polish pierogi. Plus, 300,000 missing umbrellas, the history of UK's food rationing, and a new track from Maya Killtron. Alan Alda offers up etiquette advice (including when it's OK to punch someone)... comedy duo the Lucas Brothers show us how to cheat at driver's tests... rocker Mitski provides a party playlist for people who don't party... Jody Avirgan and Rose Eveleth of ESPN's "30 For 30" tell a tale of a $12 million card trick... And Rico revisits the dumpling of his Pittsburgh youth -- the Polish pierogi. Plus, 300,000 missing umbrellas, the history of UK's food rationing, and a new track from Maya Killtron. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Vinyls, Tyson(s) and Bears! American Public Media Surprise! Instead of serving up some delicious leftovers (i.e. a rerun), we're serving up a fresh out of the oven Speakeasy special! This time around, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Albert Einstein would never use hairspray, "I Love Dick" and "Transparent" star Kathryn Hahn shares a story you should NEVER tell at a dinner party, and Rico pays tribute to a beloved Pittsburgh pal: Jerry of Jerry's Records. Surprise! Instead of serving up some delicious leftovers (i.e. a rerun), we're serving up a fresh out of the oven Speakeasy special! This time around, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Albert Einstein would never use hairspray, "I Love Dick" and "Transparent" star Kathryn Hahn shares a story you should NEVER tell at a dinner party, and Rico pays tribute to a beloved Pittsburgh pal: Jerry of Jerry's Records. Surprise! Instead of serving up some delicious leftovers (i.e. a rerun), we're serving up a fresh out of the oven Speakeasy special! This time around, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Albert Einstein would never use hairspray, "I Love Dick" and "Transparent" star Kathryn Hahn shares a story you should NEVER tell at a dinner party, and Rico pays tribute to a beloved Pittsburgh pal: Jerry of Jerry's Records. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 388: Alison Brie GLOWs, Samin Nosrat on acid, & more American Public Media How Alison Brie body-slammed her way to a role in "GLOW"... Cook and author Samin Nosrat explains why Iranians are the best hosts ever... Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack -- and great gravy... Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") gives us the silent treatment... a detailed discussion on Piet Mondrian (the guy who painted the squares). Plus, a Kentucky town's pit-bull politician, a record-smashing cocktail, and more! How Alison Brie body-slammed her way to a role in "GLOW"... Cook and author Samin Nosrat explains why Iranians are the best hosts ever... Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack -- and great gravy... Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") gives us the silent treatment... a detailed discussion on Piet Mondrian (the guy who painted the squares). Plus, a Kentucky town's pit-bull politician, a record-smashing cocktail, and more! How Alison Brie body-slammed her way to a role in "GLOW"... Cook and author Samin Nosrat explains why Iranians are the best hosts ever... Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack -- and great gravy... Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") gives us the silent treatment... a detailed discussion on Piet Mondrian (the guy who painted the squares). Plus, a Kentucky town's pit-bull politician, a record-smashing cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Look Up and Listen! American Public Media Neil deGrasse Tyson, Feist, Fleet Foxes, a talking wolf named Nick Offerman, and more join us on an audio odyssey designed to reacquaint you with the wonders of nature! Hosts Brendan and Rico -- two city slickers -- stumble their way through the great outdoors (and outer space!), gleaning wisdom from unexpected sources. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Feist, Fleet Foxes, a talking wolf named Nick Offerman, and more join us on an audio odyssey designed to reacquaint you with the wonders of nature! Hosts Brendan and Rico -- two city slickers -- stumble their way through the great outdoors (and outer space!), gleaning wisdom from unexpected sources. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Feist, Fleet Foxes, a talking wolf named Nick Offerman, and more join us on an audio odyssey designed to reacquaint you with the wonders of nature! Hosts Brendan and Rico -- two city slickers -- stumble their way through the great outdoors (and outer space!), gleaning wisdom from unexpected sources. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Dinner for One: Giancarlo Esposito, Master Character Actor… and One-Time Aspiring Reiki Master American Public Media This week, instead of a rerun, we're serving up a Dinner for One special with one of the most celebrated character actors ever -- Giancarlo Esposito. Plus, get a little taste of next week's "Look Up and Listen!" audio adventure and a sneak peek at our chat with "Glow" and "Mad Men" actress Alison Brie. This week, instead of a rerun, we're serving up a Dinner for One special with one of the most celebrated character actors ever -- Giancarlo Esposito. Plus, get a little taste of next week's "Look Up and Listen!" audio adventure and a sneak peek at our chat with "Glow" and "Mad Men" actress Alison Brie. This week, instead of a rerun, we're serving up a Dinner for One special with one of the most celebrated character actors ever -- Giancarlo Esposito. Plus, get a little taste of next week's "Look Up and Listen!" audio adventure and a sneak peek at our chat with "Glow" and "Mad Men" actress Alison Brie. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 346: Saoirse Ronan, Cameron Diaz, Solomon Georgio American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway's Crucible... Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice -- for the long haul... A new doc paints a portrait of David Hockney, an artist both bright and blue... One-man-band Kevin Morby recommends a few other artists (and BBQ masters) who went solo... Comedian-on-the-rise Solomon Georgio recalls his low point... And we toast "Queen Bess" -- the African-American pilot who blazed a (con)trail before Amelia Earhart did. Plus, a cure for cell phone zombie-ism, a new funk-tastic track, and some horseplay. Encore Broadcast: Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway's Crucible... Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice -- for the long haul... A new doc paints a portrait of David Hockney, an artist both bright and blue... One-man-band Kevin Morby recommends a few other artists (and BBQ masters) who went solo... Comedian-on-the-rise Solomon Georgio recalls his low point... And we toast "Queen Bess" -- the African-American pilot who blazed a (con)trail before Amelia Earhart did. Plus, a cure for cell phone zombie-ism, a new funk-tastic track, and some horseplay. Encore Broadcast: Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway's Crucible... Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice -- for the long haul... A new doc paints a portrait of David Hockney, an artist both bright and blue... One-man-band Kevin Morby recommends a few other artists (and BBQ masters) who went solo... Comedian-on-the-rise Solomon Georgio recalls his low point... And we toast "Queen Bess" -- the African-American pilot who blazed a (con)trail before Amelia Earhart did. Plus, a cure for cell phone zombie-ism, a new funk-tastic track, and some horseplay. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 386: Damon Lindelof, Phoenix, Farewell to Frank Deford American Public Media Showrunner supreme Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "The Leftovers") hops into Rico's hot tub time machine, then considers the paradoxes of fandom... The band Phoenix toasts a purring Bryan Ferry, video games in Japan, and the sounds of le cinema... We pay tribute to late great sportswriter Frank DeFord, who throws us some etiquette curveballs... Musician Lynn Castle recalls her proposal from a certain Phil Spector... And we learn about Gertrude of Arabia (sorry Lawrence)! Plus, naked school, Pluto's origins, and a tasty joke from Tituss Burgess. Showrunner supreme Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "The Leftovers") hops into Rico's hot tub time machine, then considers the paradoxes of fandom... The band Phoenix toasts a purring Bryan Ferry, video games in Japan, and the sounds of le cinema... We pay tribute to late great sportswriter Frank DeFord, who throws us some etiquette curveballs... Musician Lynn Castle recalls her proposal from a certain Phil Spector... And we learn about Gertrude of Arabia (sorry Lawrence)! Plus, naked school, Pluto's origins, and a tasty joke from Tituss Burgess. Showrunner supreme Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "The Leftovers") hops into Rico's hot tub time machine, then considers the paradoxes of fandom... The band Phoenix toasts a purring Bryan Ferry, video games in Japan, and the sounds of le cinema... We pay tribute to late great sportswriter Frank DeFord, who throws us some etiquette curveballs... Musician Lynn Castle recalls her proposal from a certain Phil Spector... And we learn about Gertrude of Arabia (sorry Lawrence)! Plus, naked school, Pluto's origins, and a tasty joke from Tituss Burgess. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Dinner for One: Damon Lindelof, Creator of ‘Lost’ and ‘The Leftovers,’ Goes Hot Tubbing With Rico American Public Media We're back with another digital delight! It's another installment of our almost-unedited "Dinner for One" series. For this mini-episode, Rico chats with former co-worker Damon Lindelof. Yes, it's true! Listen as he and Damon reminisce about their days working together on MTV's "Undressed" as writers (of many hot tub scenes). Damon also reflects on how his days as a young "Encyclopedia Brown" fan shaped his storytelling style and his love of interpretive endings. Plus, he talks about interacting with fandoms and ponders if "Lost" maybe answered too many questions. We're back with another digital delight! It's another installment of our almost-unedited "Dinner for One" series. For this mini-episode, Rico chats with former co-worker Damon Lindelof. Yes, it's true! Listen as he and Damon reminisce about their days working together on MTV's "Undressed" as writers (of many hot tub scenes). Damon also reflects on how his days as a young "Encyclopedia Brown" fan shaped his storytelling style and his love of interpretive endings. Plus, he talks about interacting with fandoms and ponders if "Lost" maybe answered too many questions. We're back with another digital delight! It's another installment of our almost-unedited "Dinner for One" series. For this mini-episode, Rico chats with former co-worker Damon Lindelof. Yes, it's true! Listen as he and Damon reminisce about their days working together on MTV's "Undressed" as writers (of many hot tub scenes). Damon also reflects on how his days as a young "Encyclopedia Brown" fan shaped his storytelling style and his love of interpretive endings. Plus, he talks about interacting with fandoms and ponders if "Lost" maybe answered too many questions. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 385: Paul Feig, Samantha Irby, Danger Mouse & Sam Cohen American Public Media Director Paul Feig tracks your laughs, fights T-shirt tyranny... Producer duo Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen say Vive la "Resistance" (and French party music)... Writer Samantha Irby (of the B**ches Gotta Eat blog) fakes her way into pregnant yoga... Burlesque meets baseball (meets cocktail!)... And the Posts lead us into the 'gaping maw' of yawning etiquette. Plus: migrating trees, Zacatecan cuisine, and love from Phoenix. Director Paul Feig tracks your laughs, fights T-shirt tyranny... Producer duo Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen say Vive la "Resistance" (and French party music)... Writer Samantha Irby (of the B**ches Gotta Eat blog) fakes her way into pregnant yoga... Burlesque meets baseball (meets cocktail!)... And the Posts lead us into the 'gaping maw' of yawning etiquette. Plus: migrating trees, Zacatecan cuisine, and love from Phoenix. Director Paul Feig tracks your laughs, fights T-shirt tyranny... Producer duo Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen say Vive la "Resistance" (and French party music)... Writer Samantha Irby (of the B**ches Gotta Eat blog) fakes her way into pregnant yoga... Burlesque meets baseball (meets cocktail!)... And the Posts lead us into the 'gaping maw' of yawning etiquette. Plus: migrating trees, Zacatecan cuisine, and love from Phoenix. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Dinner for One: Paul Feig, Champion of Female Friendships… And Walking Sticks American Public Media We're serving up something different on the feed today. It's the second installment of our new "Dinner for One" series -- a single, almost unedited conversation with a luminary in arts and entertainment. This time around, Brendan talks with writer, director, and producer extraordinaire Paul Feig. Listen as the two examine how "Bridesmaids" led to more creative freedom when writing women characters, why Melissa McCarthy's rage as Sean Spicer is so funny, and more. Plus, he and Brendan bond over style and Paul explains why "comfort is a state of mind." Cheers! We're serving up something different on the feed today. It's the second installment of our new "Dinner for One" series -- a single, almost unedited conversation with a luminary in arts and entertainment. This time around, Brendan talks with writer, director, and producer extraordinaire Paul Feig. Listen as the two examine how "Bridesmaids" led to more creative freedom when writing women characters, why Melissa McCarthy's rage as Sean Spicer is so funny, and more. Plus, he and Brendan bond over style and Paul explains why "comfort is a state of mind." Cheers! We're serving up something different on the feed today. It's the second installment of our new "Dinner for One" series -- a single, almost unedited conversation with a luminary in arts and entertainment. This time around, Brendan talks with writer, director, and producer extraordinaire Paul Feig. Listen as the two examine how "Bridesmaids" led to more creative freedom when writing women characters, why Melissa McCarthy's rage as Sean Spicer is so funny, and more. Plus, he and Brendan bond over style and Paul explains why "comfort is a state of mind." Cheers! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 384: Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Mac DeMarco American Public Media The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces! The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces! The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Charlamagne Tha God, Aimee Mann, Thomas Middleditch American Public Media Surprise! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special -- a bonus mid-week treat filled with unheard bits and bobs from our interviews. Listen as "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch flexes his improv muscle and invents an entire fictional food chain (with a signature drink!) in less than 60 seconds. Then, get a mint condition etiquette answer from singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, before settling in with a thoughtful discussion with author and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God about why Twitter isn't the greatest place for constructive conversation. Plus, Rico shares a not-so-hot "Star Wars" investment tip and more. Surprise! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special -- a bonus mid-week treat filled with unheard bits and bobs from our interviews. Listen as "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch flexes his improv muscle and invents an entire fictional food chain (with a signature drink!) in less than 60 seconds. Then, get a mint condition etiquette answer from singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, before settling in with a thoughtful discussion with author and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God about why Twitter isn't the greatest place for constructive conversation. Plus, Rico shares a not-so-hot "Star Wars" investment tip and more. Surprise! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special -- a bonus mid-week treat filled with unheard bits and bobs from our interviews. Listen as "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch flexes his improv muscle and invents an entire fictional food chain (with a signature drink!) in less than 60 seconds. Then, get a mint condition etiquette answer from singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, before settling in with a thoughtful discussion with author and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God about why Twitter isn't the greatest place for constructive conversation. Plus, Rico shares a not-so-hot "Star Wars" investment tip and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 320: Peter Capaldi, Paul Scheer, Shamir American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... We connect the dots in the history of Twister -- a game once derided as "sex in a box"... and more!

Encore Broadcast: Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... We connect the dots in the history of Twister -- a game once derided as "sex in a box"... and more!

Encore Broadcast: Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... We connect the dots in the history of Twister -- a game once derided as "sex in a box"... and more!

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383: The 2017 All-Music Episode American Public Media We're putting on our own music festival with a special "ALL-MUSIC EPISODE"! You'll hear sets from our favorite artists: Run the Jewels, Alice Cooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Punk legend Viv Albertine, Perfume Genius, folk musician Joan Shelley, Tony Bennett, and more. Plus Kristen Bell singing the praises of her favorite Disney movie (no, it's not "Frozen"), a story about the mostly unknown FIFTH Beatle, and a "Sublime" wedding proposal. Best of all, you don't even have to leave your house to experience this festival (except we will charge 10 dollars for a bottle of water.) We're putting on our own music festival with a special "ALL-MUSIC EPISODE"! You'll hear sets from our favorite artists: Run the Jewels, Alice Cooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Punk legend Viv Albertine, Perfume Genius, folk musician Joan Shelley, Tony Bennett, and more. Plus Kristen Bell singing the praises of her favorite Disney movie (no, it's not "Frozen"), a story about the mostly unknown FIFTH Beatle, and a "Sublime" wedding proposal. Best of all, you don't even have to leave your house to experience this festival (except we will charge 10 dollars for a bottle of water.) We're putting on our own music festival with a special "ALL-MUSIC EPISODE"! You'll hear sets from our favorite artists: Run the Jewels, Alice Cooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Punk legend Viv Albertine, Perfume Genius, folk musician Joan Shelley, Tony Bennett, and more. Plus Kristen Bell singing the praises of her favorite Disney movie (no, it's not "Frozen"), a story about the mostly unknown FIFTH Beatle, and a "Sublime" wedding proposal. Best of all, you don't even have to leave your house to experience this festival (except we will charge 10 dollars for a bottle of water.) 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 382: Charlamagne tha God, John Ridley, Feist American Public Media Radio kingpin Charlamagne tha God explains the concept behind his new book, "Black Privilege," and reminds us manners will take you where money won't... Oscar-winning screenwriter and director John Ridley looks back at the L.A. riots 25 years later... Rico takes a trip to Lawry's to check in on the Prime Rib renaissance... and we learn about the delightful world of New York Times obituary writers. Plus, Feist gives us a cozy wintry playlist and more. Radio kingpin Charlamagne tha God explains the concept behind his new book, "Black Privilege," and reminds us manners will take you where money won't... Oscar-winning screenwriter and director John Ridley looks back at the L.A. riots 25 years later... Rico takes a trip to Lawry's to check in on the Prime Rib renaissance... and we learn about the delightful world of New York Times obituary writers. Plus, Feist gives us a cozy wintry playlist and more. Radio kingpin Charlamagne tha God explains the concept behind his new book, "Black Privilege," and reminds us manners will take you where money won't... Oscar-winning screenwriter and director John Ridley looks back at the L.A. riots 25 years later... Rico takes a trip to Lawry's to check in on the Prime Rib renaissance... and we learn about the delightful world of New York Times obituary writers. Plus, Feist gives us a cozy wintry playlist and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 381: Thomas Middleditch, Justin Simien, Cold War Kids American Public Media "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch gets silly and waxes poetic on his days as a Dungeons & Dragons wizard… "Dear White People" creator Justin Simien tells us how to deal with a Northerner who says y'all… Two-fifths of Cold War Kids mix a sentimental playlist… and author Elena Passarello introduces us to Mozart's favorite pet. Plus, Thomas Jefferson saves the Library of Congress, a forgotten pioneer of American cuisine, and "coffin liquor." "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch gets silly and waxes poetic on his days as a Dungeons & Dragons wizard… "Dear White People" creator Justin Simien tells us how to deal with a Northerner who says y'all… Two-fifths of Cold War Kids mix a sentimental playlist… and author Elena Passarello introduces us to Mozart's favorite pet. Plus, Thomas Jefferson saves the Library of Congress, a forgotten pioneer of American cuisine, and "coffin liquor." "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch gets silly and waxes poetic on his days as a Dungeons & Dragons wizard… "Dear White People" creator Justin Simien tells us how to deal with a Northerner who says y'all… Two-fifths of Cold War Kids mix a sentimental playlist… and author Elena Passarello introduces us to Mozart's favorite pet. Plus, Thomas Jefferson saves the Library of Congress, a forgotten pioneer of American cuisine, and "coffin liquor." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Sasheer Zamata of ‘SNL,’ Danny Boyle, Gillian Jacobs American Public Media Give Tuesday a fun boost with this Speakeasy Special! This episode covers it all: Nerds, Steve Inskeep jokes, pizza crust etiquette... need we say more?

First up, you'll get a previously unaired slice from our interview with Gillian Jacobs. Then, hear a full dose of etiquette from our South by Southwest show with "Saturday Night Live" star Sasheer Zamata. Rico reminisces about the era when being a nerd wasn't cool (pantsing and wedgies are discussed). Plus, "T2 Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle explains why he can't get enough of the Young Fathers song "Only God Knows."
Give Tuesday a fun boost with this Speakeasy Special! This episode covers it all: Nerds, Steve Inskeep jokes, pizza crust etiquette... need we say more?

First up, you'll get a previously unaired slice from our interview with Gillian Jacobs. Then, hear a full dose of etiquette from our South by Southwest show with "Saturday Night Live" star Sasheer Zamata. Rico reminisces about the era when being a nerd wasn't cool (pantsing and wedgies are discussed). Plus, "T2 Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle explains why he can't get enough of the Young Fathers song "Only God Knows."
Give Tuesday a fun boost with this Speakeasy Special! This episode covers it all: Nerds, Steve Inskeep jokes, pizza crust etiquette... need we say more?

First up, you'll get a previously unaired slice from our interview with Gillian Jacobs. Then, hear a full dose of etiquette from our South by Southwest show with "Saturday Night Live" star Sasheer Zamata. Rico reminisces about the era when being a nerd wasn't cool (pantsing and wedgies are discussed). Plus, "T2 Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle explains why he can't get enough of the Young Fathers song "Only God Knows."
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350: Rashida Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Tegan and Sara American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the doughnut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song! Encore Broadcast: Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the doughnut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song! Encore Broadcast: Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the doughnut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 380: Aimee Mann, Hank Azaria, Jason Jones American Public Media Hank Azaria ("Brockmire") talks about baseball in at least five different voices... Aimee Mann disses tattoo copycats, sings about actual cats ... "Daily Show" expat Jason Jones -- now starring in "The Detour" -- relives the terrors of moving to New York City ... Molly Wood unveils the latest scholarship at the University of Utah -- for video game players ... and we learn how we've been using salt completely wrong. Plus, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand makes a dinner party playlist for his pals, we toast a dry Niagara Falls, and we announce/lament the winner of Martini Madness!
Hank Azaria ("Brockmire") talks about baseball in at least five different voices... Aimee Mann disses tattoo copycats, sings about actual cats ... "Daily Show" expat Jason Jones -- now starring in "The Detour" -- relives the terrors of moving to New York City ... Molly Wood unveils the latest scholarship at the University of Utah -- for video game players ... and we learn how we've been using salt completely wrong. Plus, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand makes a dinner party playlist for his pals, we toast a dry Niagara Falls, and we announce/lament the winner of Martini Madness!
Hank Azaria ("Brockmire") talks about baseball in at least five different voices... Aimee Mann disses tattoo copycats, sings about actual cats ... "Daily Show" expat Jason Jones -- now starring in "The Detour" -- relives the terrors of moving to New York City ... Molly Wood unveils the latest scholarship at the University of Utah -- for video game players ... and we learn how we've been using salt completely wrong. Plus, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand makes a dinner party playlist for his pals, we toast a dry Niagara Falls, and we announce/lament the winner of Martini Madness!
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379: Katie Couric, Prentice Penny, Jens Lekman (w/ guest host Lauren Ober) American Public Media Journalist Katie Couric is not flattered by her nickname of "America's Sweetheart"... HBO's "Insecure" showrunner Prentice Penny gives some "Upscale" advice... Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman throws a dance party in the Middle East... the creators of the hit Broadway musical "Come From Away" list some musicals based on real events. Plus, a divorce hotel, a new track from Slowdive, and the final round of Martini Madness! Journalist Katie Couric is not flattered by her nickname of "America's Sweetheart"... HBO's "Insecure" showrunner Prentice Penny gives some "Upscale" advice... Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman throws a dance party in the Middle East... the creators of the hit Broadway musical "Come From Away" list some musicals based on real events. Plus, a divorce hotel, a new track from Slowdive, and the final round of Martini Madness! Journalist Katie Couric is not flattered by her nickname of "America's Sweetheart"... HBO's "Insecure" showrunner Prentice Penny gives some "Upscale" advice... Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman throws a dance party in the Middle East... the creators of the hit Broadway musical "Come From Away" list some musicals based on real events. Plus, a divorce hotel, a new track from Slowdive, and the final round of Martini Madness! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 378: Danny Boyle, RuPaul, Alan Tudyk American Public Media The one and only RuPaul gives some "godly" etiquette advice... filmmaker Danny Boyle reflects back on his cult film "Trainspotting" and why he decided to make a sequel more than 20 years later... Actor Alan Tudyk picks a list of his favorite robots... And sommelier protocol with the New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov. Plus, why Romania changed definitions in its dictionary, the costliest art heist in American history, and a song to kick off the weekend. The one and only RuPaul gives some "godly" etiquette advice... filmmaker Danny Boyle reflects back on his cult film "Trainspotting" and why he decided to make a sequel more than 20 years later... Actor Alan Tudyk picks a list of his favorite robots... And sommelier protocol with the New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov. Plus, why Romania changed definitions in its dictionary, the costliest art heist in American history, and a song to kick off the weekend. The one and only RuPaul gives some "godly" etiquette advice... filmmaker Danny Boyle reflects back on his cult film "Trainspotting" and why he decided to make a sequel more than 20 years later... Actor Alan Tudyk picks a list of his favorite robots... And sommelier protocol with the New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov. Plus, why Romania changed definitions in its dictionary, the costliest art heist in American history, and a song to kick off the weekend. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture SXSW Speakeasy Special: RuPaul, Rachel Bloom, Adrianne Lenker American Public Media (Heads up: This week's episode features some *ahem* adult humor. It may not be suitable for young listeners.) Folks! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special. This time, Rico and Brendan are reporting from the South by South West festival in Austin, TX. Learn all about the good (and odd) food they dined on and new music acts they saw. Plus, unheard tidbits from our interviews with RuPaul and Rachel Bloom!
(Heads up: This week's episode features some *ahem* adult humor. It may not be suitable for young listeners.) Folks! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special. This time, Rico and Brendan are reporting from the South by South West festival in Austin, TX. Learn all about the good (and odd) food they dined on and new music acts they saw. Plus, unheard tidbits from our interviews with RuPaul and Rachel Bloom!
(Heads up: This week's episode features some *ahem* adult humor. It may not be suitable for young listeners.) Folks! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special. This time, Rico and Brendan are reporting from the South by South West festival in Austin, TX. Learn all about the good (and odd) food they dined on and new music acts they saw. Plus, unheard tidbits from our interviews with RuPaul and Rachel Bloom!
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377: Gillian Jacobs, Sam Richardson, Jay Som American Public Media Actor Gillian Jacobs shares her "Love" for her Netflix show and public radio... Comedian Sam Richardson finds a friend -- and his mojo -- at the edge of the world... Jay Som DJs a Halloween party (springtime be damned)... And Emily Post's scions bring tips on hotel tips. Plus, decrypting the Rorschach test, Norway's answer to comment trolls, and MARTINI Madness. Fill out your boozy brackets, y'all! Actor Gillian Jacobs shares her "Love" for her Netflix show and public radio... Comedian Sam Richardson finds a friend -- and his mojo -- at the edge of the world... Jay Som DJs a Halloween party (springtime be damned)... And Emily Post's scions bring tips on hotel tips. Plus, decrypting the Rorschach test, Norway's answer to comment trolls, and MARTINI Madness. Fill out your boozy brackets, y'all! Actor Gillian Jacobs shares her "Love" for her Netflix show and public radio... Comedian Sam Richardson finds a friend -- and his mojo -- at the edge of the world... Jay Som DJs a Halloween party (springtime be damned)... And Emily Post's scions bring tips on hotel tips. Plus, decrypting the Rorschach test, Norway's answer to comment trolls, and MARTINI Madness. Fill out your boozy brackets, y'all! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 376: Pete Holmes, Jordan Peele, Valerie June American Public Media Comedian Jordan Peele's hit horror film "Get Out" is a deadly serious exploration of racism...Pete Holmes used his divorce as inspiration for his new HBO comedy, "Crashing"...Nashville singer Valerie June throws a party at Elvis' house...Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen tackles issues of race, immigration, and identity...Plus, how the film, "Nosferatu," almost burned to crisp, a cocktail that will wake you from the dead, and running a marathon...with a bike? Comedian Jordan Peele's hit horror film "Get Out" is a deadly serious exploration of racism...Pete Holmes used his divorce as inspiration for his new HBO comedy, "Crashing"...Nashville singer Valerie June throws a party at Elvis' house...Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen tackles issues of race, immigration, and identity...Plus, how the film, "Nosferatu," almost burned to crisp, a cocktail that will wake you from the dead, and running a marathon...with a bike? Comedian Jordan Peele's hit horror film "Get Out" is a deadly serious exploration of racism...Pete Holmes used his divorce as inspiration for his new HBO comedy, "Crashing"...Nashville singer Valerie June throws a party at Elvis' house...Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen tackles issues of race, immigration, and identity...Plus, how the film, "Nosferatu," almost burned to crisp, a cocktail that will wake you from the dead, and running a marathon...with a bike? 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Dinner for One: Jordan Peele Reflects on the Real Horrors at the Heart of ‘Get Out’ American Public Media This week, something a little different! We're giving you the first in an all-new series we're calling "Dinner for One" -- essentially, a single, almost unedited conversation with someone amazing. This time, comedy -- and now horror -- genius Jordan Peele chats with Rico about "Get Out," the new film he wrote and directed. The 'social thriller' tackles race head-on, with a totally different tone than a typical horror film. Plus, we've got an exclusive new trailer for an *ahem* absolute must-see movie. Cheers! This week, something a little different! We're giving you the first in an all-new series we're calling "Dinner for One" -- essentially, a single, almost unedited conversation with someone amazing. This time, comedy -- and now horror -- genius Jordan Peele chats with Rico about "Get Out," the new film he wrote and directed. The 'social thriller' tackles race head-on, with a totally different tone than a typical horror film. Plus, we've got an exclusive new trailer for an *ahem* absolute must-see movie. Cheers! This week, something a little different! We're giving you the first in an all-new series we're calling "Dinner for One" -- essentially, a single, almost unedited conversation with someone amazing. This time, comedy -- and now horror -- genius Jordan Peele chats with Rico about "Get Out," the new film he wrote and directed. The 'social thriller' tackles race head-on, with a totally different tone than a typical horror film. Plus, we've got an exclusive new trailer for an *ahem* absolute must-see movie. Cheers! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 375: Damien Chazelle, George Saunders, Rhiannon Giddens, Menu Mysteries American Public Media Director Damien Chazelle on his record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, and why he's attracted to art forms on their way to extinction... A New York Times editor reveals the elaborate accommodations for canine competitors at the Westminster Dog Show... Author George Saunders dishes out advice and reveals his *real* first novel... Musician Rhiannon Giddens picks a playlist for the perfect potluck... Plus, decoding menu mysteries and how John Harvey Kellogg invented corn flakes! Director Damien Chazelle on his record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, and why he's attracted to art forms on their way to extinction... A New York Times editor reveals the elaborate accommodations for canine competitors at the Westminster Dog Show... Author George Saunders dishes out advice and reveals his *real* first novel... Musician Rhiannon Giddens picks a playlist for the perfect potluck... Plus, decoding menu mysteries and how John Harvey Kellogg invented corn flakes! Director Damien Chazelle on his record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, and why he's attracted to art forms on their way to extinction... A New York Times editor reveals the elaborate accommodations for canine competitors at the Westminster Dog Show... Author George Saunders dishes out advice and reveals his *real* first novel... Musician Rhiannon Giddens picks a playlist for the perfect potluck... Plus, decoding menu mysteries and how John Harvey Kellogg invented corn flakes! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 374: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ottessa Moshfegh, Beer Porridge American Public Media Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in "Moana," and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping... "Nerdette" co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers... Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers... Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other eras... Plus, the fanciest way to eat beer for breakfast, the history of the Monopoly game, and the only Valentine's Day advice you need from an Emily Post descendant. Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in "Moana," and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping... "Nerdette" co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers... Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers... Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other eras... Plus, the fanciest way to eat beer for breakfast, the history of the Monopoly game, and the only Valentine's Day advice you need from an Emily Post descendant. Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in "Moana," and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping... "Nerdette" co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers... Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers... Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other eras... Plus, the fanciest way to eat beer for breakfast, the history of the Monopoly game, and the only Valentine's Day advice you need from an Emily Post descendant. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 373: Rachel Bloom, Steve Aoki, James Baldwin in His Own Words American Public Media "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom schools us in online stalking and making contemporary musicals... DJ Steve Aoki marries hardcore music with rap... "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal makes us all smarter... Oscar-nominated director Raoul Peck pays tribute to the late, great James Baldwin in his new documentary... Comedians John Early and Kate Berlant recommend three classic tales of the quest for Hollywood immortality... Plus, the history of paper money, a molasses-inspired cocktail, the Southern delights of pimento cheese, and more! "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom schools us in online stalking and making contemporary musicals... DJ Steve Aoki marries hardcore music with rap... "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal makes us all smarter... Oscar-nominated director Raoul Peck pays tribute to the late, great James Baldwin in his new documentary... Comedians John Early and Kate Berlant recommend three classic tales of the quest for Hollywood immortality... Plus, the history of paper money, a molasses-inspired cocktail, the Southern delights of pimento cheese, and more! "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom schools us in online stalking and making contemporary musicals... DJ Steve Aoki marries hardcore music with rap... "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal makes us all smarter... Oscar-nominated director Raoul Peck pays tribute to the late, great James Baldwin in his new documentary... Comedians John Early and Kate Berlant recommend three classic tales of the quest for Hollywood immortality... Plus, the history of paper money, a molasses-inspired cocktail, the Southern delights of pimento cheese, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, Steve Jones American Public Media Holy Tuesday, it's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast. This time, Brendan and Rico are in the studio together -- a rare event! In this special, you'll hear an icebreaker from the Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay that didn't make it to air. Also, "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins -- who is up for TWO Academy Awards -- reveals why our theme song band, The Sea and Cake, makes him nostalgic for his college years. Plus, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and Rico compare Faces (and Small Faces), Brendan and Rico debate adult "Harry Potter" fandom, and more.
Holy Tuesday, it's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast. This time, Brendan and Rico are in the studio together -- a rare event! In this special, you'll hear an icebreaker from the Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay that didn't make it to air. Also, "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins -- who is up for TWO Academy Awards -- reveals why our theme song band, The Sea and Cake, makes him nostalgic for his college years. Plus, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and Rico compare Faces (and Small Faces), Brendan and Rico debate adult "Harry Potter" fandom, and more.
Holy Tuesday, it's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast. This time, Brendan and Rico are in the studio together -- a rare event! In this special, you'll hear an icebreaker from the Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay that didn't make it to air. Also, "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins -- who is up for TWO Academy Awards -- reveals why our theme song band, The Sea and Cake, makes him nostalgic for his college years. Plus, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and Rico compare Faces (and Small Faces), Brendan and Rico debate adult "Harry Potter" fandom, and more.
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358: America Ferrera, Norm Macdonald, Dinosaur Jr. American Public Media Encore Broadcast: "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star America Ferrera explains the "super" part of superstores... Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, "Based on a True Story," is full of lies... Childstar-turned-writer Mara Wilson confronts the hereafter... Noise rock pioneer Lou Barlow celebrates soft rock with a soundtrack for your dinner party... Plus, the history of Play-Doh, a crimson cocktail, nanofish in your bloodstream, and more! Encore Broadcast: "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star America Ferrera explains the "super" part of superstores... Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, "Based on a True Story," is full of lies... Childstar-turned-writer Mara Wilson confronts the hereafter... Noise rock pioneer Lou Barlow celebrates soft rock with a soundtrack for your dinner party... Plus, the history of Play-Doh, a crimson cocktail, nanofish in your bloodstream, and more! Encore Broadcast: "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star America Ferrera explains the "super" part of superstores... Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, "Based on a True Story," is full of lies... Childstar-turned-writer Mara Wilson confronts the hereafter... Noise rock pioneer Lou Barlow celebrates soft rock with a soundtrack for your dinner party... Plus, the history of Play-Doh, a crimson cocktail, nanofish in your bloodstream, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 372: Brit Marling, Cristela Alonzo, Aravind Adiga American Public Media We talk life, (near-)death, and tree-climbing with "The OA" creator and star Brit Marling, then learn how she broke her nose making it... Comedian Cristela Alonzo gives us some "Lower Classy" advice... Booker Prize-winning novelist Aravind Adiga teaches us a thing or two about the sport of cricket... A medical breakthrough inspires a healthy tipple...And the documentary "Gleason" showcases the real struggles of living with ALS. Plus, Big Top puns, McDonald's disastrous Hula Burger, and how squirrels are secretly master hackers. (The truth is out...) We talk life, (near-)death, and tree-climbing with "The OA" creator and star Brit Marling, then learn how she broke her nose making it... Comedian Cristela Alonzo gives us some "Lower Classy" advice... Booker Prize-winning novelist Aravind Adiga teaches us a thing or two about the sport of cricket... A medical breakthrough inspires a healthy tipple...And the documentary "Gleason" showcases the real struggles of living with ALS. Plus, Big Top puns, McDonald's disastrous Hula Burger, and how squirrels are secretly master hackers. (The truth is out...) We talk life, (near-)death, and tree-climbing with "The OA" creator and star Brit Marling, then learn how she broke her nose making it... Comedian Cristela Alonzo gives us some "Lower Classy" advice... Booker Prize-winning novelist Aravind Adiga teaches us a thing or two about the sport of cricket... A medical breakthrough inspires a healthy tipple...And the documentary "Gleason" showcases the real struggles of living with ALS. Plus, Big Top puns, McDonald's disastrous Hula Burger, and how squirrels are secretly master hackers. (The truth is out...) 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 371: Ava DuVernay, Steve Jones, Pancake Cheesesteak American Public Media Ava DuVernay unpacks the issues at play in her searing documentary, "13th," then reveals the cheeseball '80s movie that's her true fave... Legendary Sex Pistol Steve Jones tells you when it's OK to steal from your opening act... Indie band Whitney gives a retro playlist that'll raise the roof... Comedian Baron Vaughn meets a turn-of-phrase... And Brendan finds out what you get when you cross a cheesesteak with a pancake (hint: not cheesecake!). Plus, the history of FM radio, hip(pie) humor, and a drug that'll give dentists a run for their money. Ava DuVernay unpacks the issues at play in her searing documentary, "13th," then reveals the cheeseball '80s movie that's her true fave... Legendary Sex Pistol Steve Jones tells you when it's OK to steal from your opening act... Indie band Whitney gives a retro playlist that'll raise the roof... Comedian Baron Vaughn meets a turn-of-phrase... And Brendan finds out what you get when you cross a cheesesteak with a pancake (hint: not cheesecake!). Plus, the history of FM radio, hip(pie) humor, and a drug that'll give dentists a run for their money. Ava DuVernay unpacks the issues at play in her searing documentary, "13th," then reveals the cheeseball '80s movie that's her true fave... Legendary Sex Pistol Steve Jones tells you when it's OK to steal from your opening act... Indie band Whitney gives a retro playlist that'll raise the roof... Comedian Baron Vaughn meets a turn-of-phrase... And Brendan finds out what you get when you cross a cheesesteak with a pancake (hint: not cheesecake!). Plus, the history of FM radio, hip(pie) humor, and a drug that'll give dentists a run for their money. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 370: Mike Mills, Weyes Blood, the Crazy Cat Behind ‘Krazy Kat’ American Public Media Filmmaker Mike Mills celebrates his mom and other "20th Century Women"... Multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood takes us to the opera (inside her tiny apartment)... The Posts bring etiquette gifts that never expire...We learn about the secret that brilliant cartoonist George Herriman ("Krazy Kat") kept 'til his death... Rico samples guarapo, Cuba's signature street beverage... And we look back at the time when a giant wave of molasses hit north Boston. Plus, beer's musical notes, a little good shroom-er, and a newly-remastered track from the late Elliott Smith. Filmmaker Mike Mills celebrates his mom and other "20th Century Women"... Multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood takes us to the opera (inside her tiny apartment)... The Posts bring etiquette gifts that never expire...We learn about the secret that brilliant cartoonist George Herriman ("Krazy Kat") kept 'til his death... Rico samples guarapo, Cuba's signature street beverage... And we look back at the time when a giant wave of molasses hit north Boston. Plus, beer's musical notes, a little good shroom-er, and a newly-remastered track from the late Elliott Smith. Filmmaker Mike Mills celebrates his mom and other "20th Century Women"... Multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood takes us to the opera (inside her tiny apartment)... The Posts bring etiquette gifts that never expire...We learn about the secret that brilliant cartoonist George Herriman ("Krazy Kat") kept 'til his death... Rico samples guarapo, Cuba's signature street beverage... And we look back at the time when a giant wave of molasses hit north Boston. Plus, beer's musical notes, a little good shroom-er, and a newly-remastered track from the late Elliott Smith. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Best of 2016: Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro, Jamila Woods American Public Media We look back at our favorite moments of 2016! Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro professes his love for insects and imperfections... Actor Saoirse Ronan pronounces Brendan's name correctly... Mya Taylor (star of "Tangerine" and winner of DPD's "NOTscar") finds home on the range ... We toast the high-flying, history-making exploits of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot... Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of TV's "Fleabag," shows off her performing chops (and something else) ... And rising R&B star Jamila Woods provides a funky playlist for your next outdoor, overnight hangout! Also on the menu: Bolivian salteñas, Sam Heughan spacing out, and etiquette tips from an all-star crew including Norm Macdonald, Cameron Diaz, Maria Bamford, and Jessica Williams. We look back at our favorite moments of 2016! Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro professes his love for insects and imperfections... Actor Saoirse Ronan pronounces Brendan's name correctly... Mya Taylor (star of "Tangerine" and winner of DPD's "NOTscar") finds home on the range ... We toast the high-flying, history-making exploits of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot... Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of TV's "Fleabag," shows off her performing chops (and something else) ... And rising R&B star Jamila Woods provides a funky playlist for your next outdoor, overnight hangout! Also on the menu: Bolivian salteñas, Sam Heughan spacing out, and etiquette tips from an all-star crew including Norm Macdonald, Cameron Diaz, Maria Bamford, and Jessica Williams. We look back at our favorite moments of 2016! Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro professes his love for insects and imperfections... Actor Saoirse Ronan pronounces Brendan's name correctly... Mya Taylor (star of "Tangerine" and winner of DPD's "NOTscar") finds home on the range ... We toast the high-flying, history-making exploits of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot... Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of TV's "Fleabag," shows off her performing chops (and something else) ... And rising R&B star Jamila Woods provides a funky playlist for your next outdoor, overnight hangout! Also on the menu: Bolivian salteñas, Sam Heughan spacing out, and etiquette tips from an all-star crew including Norm Macdonald, Cameron Diaz, Maria Bamford, and Jessica Williams. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The 2016 Holiday Special: Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward, Alton Brown, Nick Offerman American Public Media Zooey Deschanel and M Ward of the band She & Him suggest some holiday music deep cuts, for the sun and the snow... Alton Brown waxes poetic about eggnog, before serving up etiquette advice... "Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman breaks down his Oscar-worthy YuleLog video (that's just him sipping whiskey for 45 minutes)... Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson stuffs our stocking with unconventional holiday movies... And listeners chime in with tales of the WORST gifts ever. Plus: merry musings from Brendan and Rico, a generous helping of holiday history, and more! Zooey Deschanel and M Ward of the band She & Him suggest some holiday music deep cuts, for the sun and the snow... Alton Brown waxes poetic about eggnog, before serving up etiquette advice... "Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman breaks down his Oscar-worthy YuleLog video (that's just him sipping whiskey for 45 minutes)... Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson stuffs our stocking with unconventional holiday movies... And listeners chime in with tales of the WORST gifts ever. Plus: merry musings from Brendan and Rico, a generous helping of holiday history, and more! Zooey Deschanel and M Ward of the band She & Him suggest some holiday music deep cuts, for the sun and the snow... Alton Brown waxes poetic about eggnog, before serving up etiquette advice... "Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman breaks down his Oscar-worthy YuleLog video (that's just him sipping whiskey for 45 minutes)... Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson stuffs our stocking with unconventional holiday movies... And listeners chime in with tales of the WORST gifts ever. Plus: merry musings from Brendan and Rico, a generous helping of holiday history, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 367: Barry Jenkins, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lucy Dacus American Public Media Filmmaker Barry Jenkins finds magic in "Moonlight"...Actor Gael Garcia Bernal waxes poetic about art and "Neruda"...U.K. wit Caitlin Moran proposes steam baths for politicians and onesies FOR ALL... Folk phenom Lucy Dacus spins us a soundtrack built for living rooms and river beds. Plus: Jedi poetry, "Surfy Christmas," and tiny Jane Austens. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins finds magic in "Moonlight"...Actor Gael Garcia Bernal waxes poetic about art and "Neruda"...U.K. wit Caitlin Moran proposes steam baths for politicians and onesies FOR ALL... Folk phenom Lucy Dacus spins us a soundtrack built for living rooms and river beds. Plus: Jedi poetry, "Surfy Christmas," and tiny Jane Austens. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins finds magic in "Moonlight"...Actor Gael Garcia Bernal waxes poetic about art and "Neruda"...U.K. wit Caitlin Moran proposes steam baths for politicians and onesies FOR ALL... Folk phenom Lucy Dacus spins us a soundtrack built for living rooms and river beds. Plus: Jedi poetry, "Surfy Christmas," and tiny Jane Austens. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Anthony Bourdain, Jamila Woods, Rick Astley American Public Media Ta-da! It’s an all-new episode of our impromptu Speakeasy podcasts. This time, Rico and Brendan reflect on their recent trip to Cuba (be sure to check out photos here). Plus, you’ll hear a few bonus pieces of audio not included in full episodes! Rick Astley tells us how his daughter helped him cope with becoming a meme, Anthony Bourdain talks about the contradictions inherent in his hero Hunter S. Thompson, and poet-singer Jamila Woods recommends a gorgeous song that’s part-Disney dream, part wake-up call. Ta-da! It’s an all-new episode of our impromptu Speakeasy podcasts. This time, Rico and Brendan reflect on their recent trip to Cuba (be sure to check out photos here). Plus, you’ll hear a few bonus pieces of audio not included in full episodes! Rick Astley tells us how his daughter helped him cope with becoming a meme, Anthony Bourdain talks about the contradictions inherent in his hero Hunter S. Thompson, and poet-singer Jamila Woods recommends a gorgeous song that’s part-Disney dream, part wake-up call. Ta-da! It’s an all-new episode of our impromptu Speakeasy podcasts. This time, Rico and Brendan reflect on their recent trip to Cuba (be sure to check out photos here). Plus, you’ll hear a few bonus pieces of audio not included in full episodes! Rick Astley tells us how his daughter helped him cope with becoming a meme, Anthony Bourdain talks about the contradictions inherent in his hero Hunter S. Thompson, and poet-singer Jamila Woods recommends a gorgeous song that’s part-Disney dream, part wake-up call. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture DPD Holiday Special Special: Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Fran Lebowitz, Macklemore American Public Media It's one of our favorite (holiday) episodes: Hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis"... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (okay, some butter remains)... Humorist Fran Lebowitz cuts through holiday sap with tart advice... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring your crazy Uncle Larry... Plus, Santa's whereabouts during the Iranian Revolution ,and re-remember holiday movies good and bad: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and the infamous "Star Wars Holiday Special." It's one of our favorite (holiday) episodes: Hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis"... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (okay, some butter remains)... Humorist Fran Lebowitz cuts through holiday sap with tart advice... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring your crazy Uncle Larry... Plus, Santa's whereabouts during the Iranian Revolution ,and re-remember holiday movies good and bad: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and the infamous "Star Wars Holiday Special." It's one of our favorite (holiday) episodes: Hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis"... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (okay, some butter remains)... Humorist Fran Lebowitz cuts through holiday sap with tart advice... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring your crazy Uncle Larry... Plus, Santa's whereabouts during the Iranian Revolution ,and re-remember holiday movies good and bad: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and the infamous "Star Wars Holiday Special." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 366: Anthony Bourdain, Mackenzie Davis, Kurt Wagner American Public Media Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... Breakout actor Mackenzie Davis (TV's "Halt and Catch Fire," the new film "Always Shine") opts for reality over (manic pixie) dreams... Kurt Wagner, frontman of Nashville band Lambchop, turns back the clock with his party soundtrack...Iconic silver screen rebel Toshiro Mifune gets a new close-up...And Nora McInerny, host of the new podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking," travels through time and tragedy, with comedy. Plus, sinister smog, verboten leftovers, and maybe the most tongue-tied joke in DPD history. Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... Breakout actor Mackenzie Davis (TV's "Halt and Catch Fire," the new film "Always Shine") opts for reality over (manic pixie) dreams... Kurt Wagner, frontman of Nashville band Lambchop, turns back the clock with his party soundtrack...Iconic silver screen rebel Toshiro Mifune gets a new close-up...And Nora McInerny, host of the new podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking," travels through time and tragedy, with comedy. Plus, sinister smog, verboten leftovers, and maybe the most tongue-tied joke in DPD history. Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment... Breakout actor Mackenzie Davis (TV's "Halt and Catch Fire," the new film "Always Shine") opts for reality over (manic pixie) dreams... Kurt Wagner, frontman of Nashville band Lambchop, turns back the clock with his party soundtrack...Iconic silver screen rebel Toshiro Mifune gets a new close-up...And Nora McInerny, host of the new podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking," travels through time and tragedy, with comedy. Plus, sinister smog, verboten leftovers, and maybe the most tongue-tied joke in DPD history. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The 2016 All-Food Show American Public Media It's a week of feasting, which means it's time for our special All-Food Show! Star chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for TV's "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for drive-thru laughs...Marlon Brando orders room service... And musician Fantastic Negrito builds a playlist that's good for your soul AND your kidneys. Plus, the man and myth behind the donut (as we know it), knish knowledge, soup jou mou, and more! It's a week of feasting, which means it's time for our special All-Food Show! Star chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for TV's "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for drive-thru laughs...Marlon Brando orders room service... And musician Fantastic Negrito builds a playlist that's good for your soul AND your kidneys. Plus, the man and myth behind the donut (as we know it), knish knowledge, soup jou mou, and more! It's a week of feasting, which means it's time for our special All-Food Show! Star chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for TV's "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for drive-thru laughs...Marlon Brando orders room service... And musician Fantastic Negrito builds a playlist that's good for your soul AND your kidneys. Plus, the man and myth behind the donut (as we know it), knish knowledge, soup jou mou, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 354: Kristen Bell, Sharon Jones, Junius Meyvant American Public Media Encore Broadcast: We revisit our conversation with the late great soul singer Sharon Jones… “Bad Moms” star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions… Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship… Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party… Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee’s early days… Plus, the robots that wrote the world’s scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more. Encore Broadcast: We revisit our conversation with the late great soul singer Sharon Jones… “Bad Moms” star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions… Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship… Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party… Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee’s early days… Plus, the robots that wrote the world’s scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more. Encore Broadcast: We revisit our conversation with the late great soul singer Sharon Jones… “Bad Moms” star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions… Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship… Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party… Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee’s early days… Plus, the robots that wrote the world’s scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 364: Davy Rothbart, Annabelle Gurwitch, Gustavo Arellano, Demi Adejuyigbe American Public Media This week, it's a special podcast episode taped LIVE at the Now Hear This podcast festival! Davy Rothbart, host of the acclaimed "Found" podcast, tells us about heart-warming root canals... "Gilmore Guys" co-host Demi Adejuyigbe tries to convert Brendan and Rico into, well, "Gilmore Guys"... The OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano pushes buttons left and right... And humorist Annabelle Gurwitch pities a certain Egyptian princess, before leading our illustrious etiquette panel. This week, it's a special podcast episode taped LIVE at the Now Hear This podcast festival! Davy Rothbart, host of the acclaimed "Found" podcast, tells us about heart-warming root canals... "Gilmore Guys" co-host Demi Adejuyigbe tries to convert Brendan and Rico into, well, "Gilmore Guys"... The OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano pushes buttons left and right... And humorist Annabelle Gurwitch pities a certain Egyptian princess, before leading our illustrious etiquette panel. This week, it's a special podcast episode taped LIVE at the Now Hear This podcast festival! Davy Rothbart, host of the acclaimed "Found" podcast, tells us about heart-warming root canals... "Gilmore Guys" co-host Demi Adejuyigbe tries to convert Brendan and Rico into, well, "Gilmore Guys"... The OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano pushes buttons left and right... And humorist Annabelle Gurwitch pities a certain Egyptian princess, before leading our illustrious etiquette panel. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 363: Nick Offerman, Emily Witt, Rick Astley American Public Media "Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman carves out his own niche, solves problems with bear hugs... Singer and godfather-of-memes Rick Astley lists some alternatives to his beloved "Rick-roll"... Journalist Emily Witt ponders sex and love in the 21st century... And "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj makes a lofty proposal! Plus: drooling drummers, a cold war close call (with a nerve-settling cocktail), and sous vide fast food. "Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman carves out his own niche, solves problems with bear hugs... Singer and godfather-of-memes Rick Astley lists some alternatives to his beloved "Rick-roll"... Journalist Emily Witt ponders sex and love in the 21st century... And "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj makes a lofty proposal! Plus: drooling drummers, a cold war close call (with a nerve-settling cocktail), and sous vide fast food. "Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman carves out his own niche, solves problems with bear hugs... Singer and godfather-of-memes Rick Astley lists some alternatives to his beloved "Rick-roll"... Journalist Emily Witt ponders sex and love in the 21st century... And "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj makes a lofty proposal! Plus: drooling drummers, a cold war close call (with a nerve-settling cocktail), and sous vide fast food. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 362: The 2016 All-Book Episode American Public Media It's a very special all-book show! Featuring etiquette tips from "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert... A lesson on tribal society with "The Perfect Storm" writer Sebastian Junger... Man Booker prize recipient Marlon James confronts his bullies in drag... Israeli novelist Etgar Keret welcomes a newborn amidst a terrorist attack... Illustrator Molly Crabapple talks about her time in the "naked girl business." Plus: We hear from not one, but two(!) poet laureates, listeners invite a literary character to dinner, small talk about a single-item bookstore, and a QWERTY-inspired cocktail. It's a very special all-book show! Featuring etiquette tips from "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert... A lesson on tribal society with "The Perfect Storm" writer Sebastian Junger... Man Booker prize recipient Marlon James confronts his bullies in drag... Israeli novelist Etgar Keret welcomes a newborn amidst a terrorist attack... Illustrator Molly Crabapple talks about her time in the "naked girl business." Plus: We hear from not one, but two(!) poet laureates, listeners invite a literary character to dinner, small talk about a single-item bookstore, and a QWERTY-inspired cocktail. It's a very special all-book show! Featuring etiquette tips from "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert... A lesson on tribal society with "The Perfect Storm" writer Sebastian Junger... Man Booker prize recipient Marlon James confronts his bullies in drag... Israeli novelist Etgar Keret welcomes a newborn amidst a terrorist attack... Illustrator Molly Crabapple talks about her time in the "naked girl business." Plus: We hear from not one, but two(!) poet laureates, listeners invite a literary character to dinner, small talk about a single-item bookstore, and a QWERTY-inspired cocktail. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 349: Barney Frank, Anna Chlumsky, Hailu Mergia American Public Media Encore Broadcast: This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more! Encore Broadcast: This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more! Encore Broadcast: This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 361: Kelly Reichardt, Kevin Hart, Chris Thile American Public Media Critically-acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt chats about her new film "Certain Women"... The hilarious Kevin Hart brings his kids to work... Grammy-winner and newly-minted "Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile spins us a soundtrack... Comedian Kyle Kinane unwinds with some conspiracy theories... Etiquette experts the Posts help us deal with unskilled Uber drivers... Plus: Growing food amidst LA's continuing drought, a donut delivery man in disguise, we paint the town red with an unruly cocktail, and more! Critically-acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt chats about her new film "Certain Women"... The hilarious Kevin Hart brings his kids to work... Grammy-winner and newly-minted "Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile spins us a soundtrack... Comedian Kyle Kinane unwinds with some conspiracy theories... Etiquette experts the Posts help us deal with unskilled Uber drivers... Plus: Growing food amidst LA's continuing drought, a donut delivery man in disguise, we paint the town red with an unruly cocktail, and more! Critically-acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt chats about her new film "Certain Women"... The hilarious Kevin Hart brings his kids to work... Grammy-winner and newly-minted "Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile spins us a soundtrack... Comedian Kyle Kinane unwinds with some conspiracy theories... Etiquette experts the Posts help us deal with unskilled Uber drivers... Plus: Growing food amidst LA's continuing drought, a donut delivery man in disguise, we paint the town red with an unruly cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 360: Rebecca Hall, Jane Lynch, How To Dress Well American Public Media Actor Rebecca Hall - star of the new film "Christine" - demonstrates her range (from Shakespeare to Bjork!)... The always gleeful Jane Lynch brings an alter ego to therapy and gives us etiquette advice... Electro-pop maestro Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, DJs your dinner party ... Novelist Jade Chang shares a riches-to-rags story of an immigrant who wants to emigrate... Plus, the underground Bolivian Llama Party, how you may be left-footed, the innovative origins of "I Love Lucy," and more! Actor Rebecca Hall - star of the new film "Christine" - demonstrates her range (from Shakespeare to Bjork!)... The always gleeful Jane Lynch brings an alter ego to therapy and gives us etiquette advice... Electro-pop maestro Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, DJs your dinner party ... Novelist Jade Chang shares a riches-to-rags story of an immigrant who wants to emigrate... Plus, the underground Bolivian Llama Party, how you may be left-footed, the innovative origins of "I Love Lucy," and more! Actor Rebecca Hall - star of the new film "Christine" - demonstrates her range (from Shakespeare to Bjork!)... The always gleeful Jane Lynch brings an alter ego to therapy and gives us etiquette advice... Electro-pop maestro Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, DJs your dinner party ... Novelist Jade Chang shares a riches-to-rags story of an immigrant who wants to emigrate... Plus, the underground Bolivian Llama Party, how you may be left-footed, the innovative origins of "I Love Lucy," and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 359: Seth Meyers, Maureen Dowd, Eric Andre, Phoebe Robinson American Public Media Seth Meyers dishes about working his "Late Night" gig (and not about "Saturday Night Live!")... Pretend talk show host Eric Andre lists his favorite train wreck interviews... Comedian Phoebe Robinson teaches us how to avoid being the black friend... New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gives us etiquette advice and describes what happens when Donald Trump calls you crazy... Plus, Indonesian food in Amsterdam, foul play at Wrigley field, pumpkin lies, and more! Seth Meyers dishes about working his "Late Night" gig (and not about "Saturday Night Live!")... Pretend talk show host Eric Andre lists his favorite train wreck interviews... Comedian Phoebe Robinson teaches us how to avoid being the black friend... New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gives us etiquette advice and describes what happens when Donald Trump calls you crazy... Plus, Indonesian food in Amsterdam, foul play at Wrigley field, pumpkin lies, and more! Seth Meyers dishes about working his "Late Night" gig (and not about "Saturday Night Live!")... Pretend talk show host Eric Andre lists his favorite train wreck interviews... Comedian Phoebe Robinson teaches us how to avoid being the black friend... New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gives us etiquette advice and describes what happens when Donald Trump calls you crazy... Plus, Indonesian food in Amsterdam, foul play at Wrigley field, pumpkin lies, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Debate Party Download “InstaPod!” Feat. Maureen Dowd American Public Media Surprise! It's our first-ever extra-special-INSTA-pod! Normally, we help you win your dinner parties, but today we're going to help you win your DEBATE party. We chatted with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd for "etiquette" (tune in for her full chat on Friday), but we couldn't resist also asking her about her thoughts on tonight's presidential debate and what you should watch out for. According to Maureen, the debate pits the "king of winging it" against the "queen of homework." Listen, learn, and prepare for those bingo cards... Surprise! It's our first-ever extra-special-INSTA-pod! Normally, we help you win your dinner parties, but today we're going to help you win your DEBATE party. We chatted with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd for "etiquette" (tune in for her full chat on Friday), but we couldn't resist also asking her about her thoughts on tonight's presidential debate and what you should watch out for. According to Maureen, the debate pits the "king of winging it" against the "queen of homework." Listen, learn, and prepare for those bingo cards... Surprise! It's our first-ever extra-special-INSTA-pod! Normally, we help you win your dinner parties, but today we're going to help you win your DEBATE party. We chatted with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd for "etiquette" (tune in for her full chat on Friday), but we couldn't resist also asking her about her thoughts on tonight's presidential debate and what you should watch out for. According to Maureen, the debate pits the "king of winging it" against the "queen of homework." Listen, learn, and prepare for those bingo cards... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 343: The ALL-TV Episode American Public Media Encore Broadcast: It's a special "ALL-TV" Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" smiles into the void... T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") recommends wedding gifts for the budget-minded (just make sure you have your tetanus shot)... "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba invites Shakespeare to the slammer... TV mastermind Norman Lear reminisces about the birth of the medium..."The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi tells us a thriller-ing story.. And listeners chime in with their favorite TV theme songs. The revolution will be televised...or, you know, streamed. Encore Broadcast: It's a special "ALL-TV" Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" smiles into the void... T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") recommends wedding gifts for the budget-minded (just make sure you have your tetanus shot)... "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba invites Shakespeare to the slammer... TV mastermind Norman Lear reminisces about the birth of the medium..."The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi tells us a thriller-ing story.. And listeners chime in with their favorite TV theme songs. The revolution will be televised...or, you know, streamed. Encore Broadcast: It's a special "ALL-TV" Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" smiles into the void... T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") recommends wedding gifts for the budget-minded (just make sure you have your tetanus shot)... "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba invites Shakespeare to the slammer... TV mastermind Norman Lear reminisces about the birth of the medium..."The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi tells us a thriller-ing story.. And listeners chime in with their favorite TV theme songs. The revolution will be televised...or, you know, streamed. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 358: America Ferrera, Norm Macdonald, Dinosaur Jr. American Public Media "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star America Ferrera explains the "super" part of superstores... Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, "Based on a True Story," is full of lies... Childstar-turned-writer Mara Wilson confronts the hereafter... Noise rock pioneer Lou Barlow celebrates soft rock with a soundtrack for your dinner party... Plus, the history of Play-Doh, a crimson cocktail, nanofish in your bloodstream, and more! "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star America Ferrera explains the "super" part of superstores... Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, "Based on a True Story," is full of lies... Childstar-turned-writer Mara Wilson confronts the hereafter... Noise rock pioneer Lou Barlow celebrates soft rock with a soundtrack for your dinner party... Plus, the history of Play-Doh, a crimson cocktail, nanofish in your bloodstream, and more! "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star America Ferrera explains the "super" part of superstores... Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, "Based on a True Story," is full of lies... Childstar-turned-writer Mara Wilson confronts the hereafter... Noise rock pioneer Lou Barlow celebrates soft rock with a soundtrack for your dinner party... Plus, the history of Play-Doh, a crimson cocktail, nanofish in your bloodstream, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 357: Guillermo del Toro, Dave Barry, Jamila Woods American Public Media Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") celebrates bugs, monsters, and his FX Series "The Strain"... Comedian Dave Barry gives us etiquette advice and defends Florida... Actor Nicole Byer gets racially profiled by a child she babysits... Author Mark Greif lays out his case against exercise (and everything else)... rising R&B star Jamila Woods DJs your dinner party... Plus, "clean food," a real-life tale of time-shifting, a timeless twist on the Dark n' Stormy, and more! Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") celebrates bugs, monsters, and his FX Series "The Strain"... Comedian Dave Barry gives us etiquette advice and defends Florida... Actor Nicole Byer gets racially profiled by a child she babysits... Author Mark Greif lays out his case against exercise (and everything else)... rising R&B star Jamila Woods DJs your dinner party... Plus, "clean food," a real-life tale of time-shifting, a timeless twist on the Dark n' Stormy, and more! Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") celebrates bugs, monsters, and his FX Series "The Strain"... Comedian Dave Barry gives us etiquette advice and defends Florida... Actor Nicole Byer gets racially profiled by a child she babysits... Author Mark Greif lays out his case against exercise (and everything else)... rising R&B star Jamila Woods DJs your dinner party... Plus, "clean food," a real-life tale of time-shifting, a timeless twist on the Dark n' Stormy, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 356: Craig Robinson, Angel Olsen, and Sake Karaoke American Public Media Actor Craig Robinson ("The Office") shows off his dramatic chops (and his German) in "Morris from America"... Phoebe Waller-Bridge-- star of Amazon's buzzy new series "Fleabag"-- pulls off the ultimate stage prank... Rocker Angel Olsen reflects on lost cities, found lovers, and songs worth preaching about... And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle assists in solving a REAL mystery -- which we celebrate with a custom tipple. Plus, the humble origins of sake, fall food (and restaurant bathroom!) trends from Bon Appetit, and tips on hotel tipping from the Posts. Actor Craig Robinson ("The Office") shows off his dramatic chops (and his German) in "Morris from America"... Phoebe Waller-Bridge-- star of Amazon's buzzy new series "Fleabag"-- pulls off the ultimate stage prank... Rocker Angel Olsen reflects on lost cities, found lovers, and songs worth preaching about... And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle assists in solving a REAL mystery -- which we celebrate with a custom tipple. Plus, the humble origins of sake, fall food (and restaurant bathroom!) trends from Bon Appetit, and tips on hotel tipping from the Posts. Actor Craig Robinson ("The Office") shows off his dramatic chops (and his German) in "Morris from America"... Phoebe Waller-Bridge-- star of Amazon's buzzy new series "Fleabag"-- pulls off the ultimate stage prank... Rocker Angel Olsen reflects on lost cities, found lovers, and songs worth preaching about... And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle assists in solving a REAL mystery -- which we celebrate with a custom tipple. Plus, the humble origins of sake, fall food (and restaurant bathroom!) trends from Bon Appetit, and tips on hotel tipping from the Posts. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 347: Colin Farrell, Maria Bamford, Frankie Cosmos American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, "The Lobster"... Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother's hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice... Writer and activist Lindy West stands up for Kermit the Frog... Musician Frankie Cosmos DJs your dinner/pajama party (no boys allowed!)... Writer and rocker John Doe regales us with stories of the early '80s punk scene in LA (X marks the spot)... Plus, hairy dead presidents, the lonely journey of the Gar-Barge, a trashy cocktail, and more! Encore Broadcast: Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, "The Lobster"... Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother's hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice... Writer and activist Lindy West stands up for Kermit the Frog... Musician Frankie Cosmos DJs your dinner/pajama party (no boys allowed!)... Writer and rocker John Doe regales us with stories of the early '80s punk scene in LA (X marks the spot)... Plus, hairy dead presidents, the lonely journey of the Gar-Barge, a trashy cocktail, and more! Encore Broadcast: Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, "The Lobster"... Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother's hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice... Writer and activist Lindy West stands up for Kermit the Frog... Musician Frankie Cosmos DJs your dinner/pajama party (no boys allowed!)... Writer and rocker John Doe regales us with stories of the early '80s punk scene in LA (X marks the spot)... Plus, hairy dead presidents, the lonely journey of the Gar-Barge, a trashy cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 355: The 2016 All-Icebreaker Episode American Public Media It's time for our All-Icebreaker extravaganza! We've compiled a year's worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient package. Get your eyes ready to roll with these awesomely bad tiny tales of stuff walking into bars, bad trips to the doctor, and more, courtesy of guests like Ian McKellen, Cameron Diaz, Alice Cooper, Saoirse Ronan, Nicholas Hoult, Sam Heughan, Tatiana Maslany, and dozens more. Some are funny... most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Enjoy! It's time for our All-Icebreaker extravaganza! We've compiled a year's worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient package. Get your eyes ready to roll with these awesomely bad tiny tales of stuff walking into bars, bad trips to the doctor, and more, courtesy of guests like Ian McKellen, Cameron Diaz, Alice Cooper, Saoirse Ronan, Nicholas Hoult, Sam Heughan, Tatiana Maslany, and dozens more. Some are funny... most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Enjoy! It's time for our All-Icebreaker extravaganza! We've compiled a year's worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient package. Get your eyes ready to roll with these awesomely bad tiny tales of stuff walking into bars, bad trips to the doctor, and more, courtesy of guests like Ian McKellen, Cameron Diaz, Alice Cooper, Saoirse Ronan, Nicholas Hoult, Sam Heughan, Tatiana Maslany, and dozens more. Some are funny... most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Enjoy! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 326: Allison Janney, Norman Lear, John Mulaney American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom “Mom,” on the humor in life’s heavy stuff… Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you’ll have to bring your own food)…  Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport on how to pre-game for a food coma… The veteran producer behind “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family,” Norman Lear, tells you how to behave… Up-and-coming comedy writer John Mulaney reveals the secret way to make him agree to anything… Plus, why scientists are studying the surface area of cats, one of France’s most peculiar battle strategies, and more! Encore Broadcast: Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom “Mom,” on the humor in life’s heavy stuff… Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you’ll have to bring your own food)…  Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport on how to pre-game for a food coma… The veteran producer behind “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family,” Norman Lear, tells you how to behave… Up-and-coming comedy writer John Mulaney reveals the secret way to make him agree to anything… Plus, why scientists are studying the surface area of cats, one of France’s most peculiar battle strategies, and more! Encore Broadcast: Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom “Mom,” on the humor in life’s heavy stuff… Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you’ll have to bring your own food)…  Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport on how to pre-game for a food coma… The veteran producer behind “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family,” Norman Lear, tells you how to behave… Up-and-coming comedy writer John Mulaney reveals the secret way to make him agree to anything… Plus, why scientists are studying the surface area of cats, one of France’s most peculiar battle strategies, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Food Fight with Jim Gaffigan, ‘The Sporkful,’ and ‘Nerdette’ American Public Media Surprise! It's an all-new edition of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! This time, you'll hear a special treat from "The Sporkful"'s live event at Taste of Chicago: Brendan and Rico square off against Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen, hosts of the "Nerdette" podcast, in a version of the newlywed game. Find out how well the guys know each other's idiosyncrasies after all these years. Then, drop in on a heated debate with comedian Jim Gaffigan about the WORST parts of a fruit salad. (Melon, right?) We've got a poll on our website so you can cast your vote, too. Tis the season! Surprise! It's an all-new edition of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! This time, you'll hear a special treat from "The Sporkful"'s live event at Taste of Chicago: Brendan and Rico square off against Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen, hosts of the "Nerdette" podcast, in a version of the newlywed game. Find out how well the guys know each other's idiosyncrasies after all these years. Then, drop in on a heated debate with comedian Jim Gaffigan about the WORST parts of a fruit salad. (Melon, right?) We've got a poll on our website so you can cast your vote, too. Tis the season! Surprise! It's an all-new edition of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! This time, you'll hear a special treat from "The Sporkful"'s live event at Taste of Chicago: Brendan and Rico square off against Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen, hosts of the "Nerdette" podcast, in a version of the newlywed game. Find out how well the guys know each other's idiosyncrasies after all these years. Then, drop in on a heated debate with comedian Jim Gaffigan about the WORST parts of a fruit salad. (Melon, right?) We've got a poll on our website so you can cast your vote, too. Tis the season! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 342: Nicholas Hoult, Tatiana Maslany, Duncan Sheik American Public Media Encore Broadcast: "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins... Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road," the new "Kill Your Friends") revels in a bit of depravity -- and a good fanny pack... "American Psycho" gets the Broadway treatment, from Tony winner Duncan Sheik... A portrait of Georgia O'Keefe as a young woman... A Chicago priest battles the "Polish Edison" over credit for the bulletproof vest... And the band Heron Oblivion transports us to a rustic seaside dinner party -- so rustic, in fact, that it's set in a chicken coop. Encore Broadcast: "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins... Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road," the new "Kill Your Friends") revels in a bit of depravity -- and a good fanny pack... "American Psycho" gets the Broadway treatment, from Tony winner Duncan Sheik... A portrait of Georgia O'Keefe as a young woman... A Chicago priest battles the "Polish Edison" over credit for the bulletproof vest... And the band Heron Oblivion transports us to a rustic seaside dinner party -- so rustic, in fact, that it's set in a chicken coop. Encore Broadcast: "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins... Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road," the new "Kill Your Friends") revels in a bit of depravity -- and a good fanny pack... "American Psycho" gets the Broadway treatment, from Tony winner Duncan Sheik... A portrait of Georgia O'Keefe as a young woman... A Chicago priest battles the "Polish Edison" over credit for the bulletproof vest... And the band Heron Oblivion transports us to a rustic seaside dinner party -- so rustic, in fact, that it's set in a chicken coop. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 354: Kristen Bell, Sharon Jones, Junius Meyvant American Public Media Soul singer Sharon Jones shares her digits... "Bad Moms" star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions... Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship... Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party... Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee's early days... Plus, the robots that wrote the world's scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more! Soul singer Sharon Jones shares her digits... "Bad Moms" star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions... Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship... Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party... Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee's early days... Plus, the robots that wrote the world's scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more! Soul singer Sharon Jones shares her digits... "Bad Moms" star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions... Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates his Sublime relationship... Icelandic musician Junius Meyvant DJs your dinner party... Author Charles Russo teaches us about Bruce Lee's early days... Plus, the robots that wrote the world's scariest movie, the most popular fake student at a real university, a deceptive cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 353: Jim Gaffigan, Emma Cline, Anna Meredith American Public Media Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Novelist Emma Cline discusses the cult of her hit first novel... acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith DJs your next dinner party/obstacle course... Writer Nicole Dennis-Benn finds trouble in paradise... Biographer Darryl W. Bullock sings the praises of the world's worst opera singer... Plus, the square history of one of the world's most popular toys, a puzzling cocktail, a Google Doc dilemma, and more! Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Novelist Emma Cline discusses the cult of her hit first novel... acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith DJs your next dinner party/obstacle course... Writer Nicole Dennis-Benn finds trouble in paradise... Biographer Darryl W. Bullock sings the praises of the world's worst opera singer... Plus, the square history of one of the world's most popular toys, a puzzling cocktail, a Google Doc dilemma, and more! Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids' lunch with pub fare... Novelist Emma Cline discusses the cult of her hit first novel... acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith DJs your next dinner party/obstacle course... Writer Nicole Dennis-Benn finds trouble in paradise... Biographer Darryl W. Bullock sings the praises of the world's worst opera singer... Plus, the square history of one of the world's most popular toys, a puzzling cocktail, a Google Doc dilemma, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 352: Shiri Appleby, Jessi Klein, Wyatt Cenac American Public Media Actor Shiri Appleby, of the Peabody award-winning TV show "UnREAL," directs herself playing the part of a producer (don't worry, we're confused too!)... Jessi Klein, Executive Producer of "Inside Amy Schumer," discusses HER feminine ideals versus THE feminine ideal... Comedian Wyatt Cenac tells us what NOT to say to a mall cop... The man behind The Dan Band chooses some questionable songs to DJ your wedding party... Plus, an FBI investigation of pop music, an indecipherable cocktail, a birdbrained battle, and more! Actor Shiri Appleby, of the Peabody award-winning TV show "UnREAL," directs herself playing the part of a producer (don't worry, we're confused too!)... Jessi Klein, Executive Producer of "Inside Amy Schumer," discusses HER feminine ideals versus THE feminine ideal... Comedian Wyatt Cenac tells us what NOT to say to a mall cop... The man behind The Dan Band chooses some questionable songs to DJ your wedding party... Plus, an FBI investigation of pop music, an indecipherable cocktail, a birdbrained battle, and more! Actor Shiri Appleby, of the Peabody award-winning TV show "UnREAL," directs herself playing the part of a producer (don't worry, we're confused too!)... Jessi Klein, Executive Producer of "Inside Amy Schumer," discusses HER feminine ideals versus THE feminine ideal... Comedian Wyatt Cenac tells us what NOT to say to a mall cop... The man behind The Dan Band chooses some questionable songs to DJ your wedding party... Plus, an FBI investigation of pop music, an indecipherable cocktail, a birdbrained battle, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 339: Viola Davis, Alan Cumming, Dave Navarro American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 351: Anna Kendrick, D.A. Pennebaker, Fantastic Negrito American Public Media "Pitch Perfect" star Anna Kendrick answers your etiquette questions (and threatens to eat your family)... Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker celebrates both sides of Bob Dylan... Comedian Aparna Nancherla explains how she embodies science... Musician Fantastic Negrito DJs your dinner party... Plus, we meet the lovechild of Japanese pancakes and tiny hamburgers, learn the history of keeping cool (with a drink to keep you cool too), follow the rent-a-friend trend, and more! "Pitch Perfect" star Anna Kendrick answers your etiquette questions (and threatens to eat your family)... Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker celebrates both sides of Bob Dylan... Comedian Aparna Nancherla explains how she embodies science... Musician Fantastic Negrito DJs your dinner party... Plus, we meet the lovechild of Japanese pancakes and tiny hamburgers, learn the history of keeping cool (with a drink to keep you cool too), follow the rent-a-friend trend, and more! "Pitch Perfect" star Anna Kendrick answers your etiquette questions (and threatens to eat your family)... Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker celebrates both sides of Bob Dylan... Comedian Aparna Nancherla explains how she embodies science... Musician Fantastic Negrito DJs your dinner party... Plus, we meet the lovechild of Japanese pancakes and tiny hamburgers, learn the history of keeping cool (with a drink to keep you cool too), follow the rent-a-friend trend, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 350: Rashida Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Tegan and Sara American Public Media Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the donut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song! Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the donut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song! Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'overdogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the donut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more doughnut)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Sam Heughan, Dick Cavett, Saoirse Ronan, Opus Moreschi American Public Media It's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! "Outlander" star Sam Heughan has a failsafe way to look buff (hint: tiny clothing)... Dick Cavett reveals his hidden talent and has a little fun at Spiro Agnew's expense... Opus Moreschi, head writer of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," gets crafty with cocktails during our New York live show... And "Brooklyn"-to-Broadway star Saoirse Ronan professes her love for a King... of Queens.

It's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! "Outlander" star Sam Heughan has a failsafe way to look buff (hint: tiny clothing)... Dick Cavett reveals his hidden talent and has a little fun at Spiro Agnew's expense... Opus Moreschi, head writer of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," gets crafty with cocktails during our New York live show... And "Brooklyn"-to-Broadway star Saoirse Ronan professes her love for a King... of Queens.

It's an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! "Outlander" star Sam Heughan has a failsafe way to look buff (hint: tiny clothing)... Dick Cavett reveals his hidden talent and has a little fun at Spiro Agnew's expense... Opus Moreschi, head writer of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," gets crafty with cocktails during our New York live show... And "Brooklyn"-to-Broadway star Saoirse Ronan professes her love for a King... of Queens.

59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture
Episode 349: Barney Frank, Anna Chlumsky, Hailu Mergia American Public Media This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more! This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more! This week, it's a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "VEEP" swears she can leave her character's quirks on-set... Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia's jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with D.C.'s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President's "Between Two Ferns" appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 307: Alison Bechdel, Chuck Palahniuk, Colleen American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine -- from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more. Encore Broadcast: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine -- from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more. Encore Broadcast: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine -- from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 328: Ian McKellen, Cindy Crawford, Wine Crime American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more! Encore Broadcast: Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more! Encore Broadcast: Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 348: Sam Heughan, Sebastian Junger, Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero American Public Media "Outlander" star Sam Heughan drops by to deliver some haircare tips before answering a few of our listeners' etiquette questions... Filmmaker and journalist Sebastian Junger tells us why some prefer wartime to peacetime... Comedians/spouses Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero list a few road trips gone wrong... Brendan visits a cheese cave... Actor and writer Faith Salie confronts her demons... Plus, the sticky history behind masking tape and more! "Outlander" star Sam Heughan drops by to deliver some haircare tips before answering a few of our listeners' etiquette questions... Filmmaker and journalist Sebastian Junger tells us why some prefer wartime to peacetime... Comedians/spouses Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero list a few road trips gone wrong... Brendan visits a cheese cave... Actor and writer Faith Salie confronts her demons... Plus, the sticky history behind masking tape and more! "Outlander" star Sam Heughan drops by to deliver some haircare tips before answering a few of our listeners' etiquette questions... Filmmaker and journalist Sebastian Junger tells us why some prefer wartime to peacetime... Comedians/spouses Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero list a few road trips gone wrong... Brendan visits a cheese cave... Actor and writer Faith Salie confronts her demons... Plus, the sticky history behind masking tape and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 347: Colin Farrell, Maria Bamford, Frankie Cosmos American Public Media Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, "The Lobster"... Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother's hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice... Writer and activist Lindy West stands up for Kermit the Frog... Musician Frankie Cosmos DJs your dinner/pajama party (no boys allowed!)... Writer and rocker John Doe regales us with stories of the early '80s punk scene in LA (X marks the spot)... Plus, hairy dead presidents, the lonely journey of the Gar-Barge, a trashy cocktail, and more! Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, "The Lobster"... Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother's hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice... Writer and activist Lindy West stands up for Kermit the Frog... Musician Frankie Cosmos DJs your dinner/pajama party (no boys allowed!)... Writer and rocker John Doe regales us with stories of the early '80s punk scene in LA (X marks the spot)... Plus, hairy dead presidents, the lonely journey of the Gar-Barge, a trashy cocktail, and more! Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, "The Lobster"... Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother's hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice... Writer and activist Lindy West stands up for Kermit the Frog... Musician Frankie Cosmos DJs your dinner/pajama party (no boys allowed!)... Writer and rocker John Doe regales us with stories of the early '80s punk scene in LA (X marks the spot)... Plus, hairy dead presidents, the lonely journey of the Gar-Barge, a trashy cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special: Ellie Kemper, Cameron Esposito, Michael McKean, Emmy the Great American Public Media It's an all new "Speakeasy" -- our occasional, off-the-cuff, slightly profane, online-only podcast where we share some of the great stuff we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

This time around you'll hear Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" attempt to raise the bar for improv (or is it the roof?)... Plus, Comedian Cameron Esposito schools Brendan on the perils of wearing blue on TV -- and on the perks of entering a room with Tom Cruise...Michael McKean finds the silver lining in a fan diss... And -- bonus audio from our recent NYC live taping! -- Emmy the Great performs a cover of Faye Wong's cover of the Cranberries tune "Dream." Got it? Good. Cheers!
It's an all new "Speakeasy" -- our occasional, off-the-cuff, slightly profane, online-only podcast where we share some of the great stuff we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

This time around you'll hear Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" attempt to raise the bar for improv (or is it the roof?)... Plus, Comedian Cameron Esposito schools Brendan on the perils of wearing blue on TV -- and on the perks of entering a room with Tom Cruise...Michael McKean finds the silver lining in a fan diss... And -- bonus audio from our recent NYC live taping! -- Emmy the Great performs a cover of Faye Wong's cover of the Cranberries tune "Dream." Got it? Good. Cheers!
It's an all new "Speakeasy" -- our occasional, off-the-cuff, slightly profane, online-only podcast where we share some of the great stuff we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

This time around you'll hear Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" attempt to raise the bar for improv (or is it the roof?)... Plus, Comedian Cameron Esposito schools Brendan on the perils of wearing blue on TV -- and on the perks of entering a room with Tom Cruise...Michael McKean finds the silver lining in a fan diss... And -- bonus audio from our recent NYC live taping! -- Emmy the Great performs a cover of Faye Wong's cover of the Cranberries tune "Dream." Got it? Good. Cheers!
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Episode 252: Marc Maron, Philippe Petit, and Soylent American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Marc Maron gives etiquette AND time-travel advice... Graphic novelist Mimi Pond lists criminals, spies, and other bohemians ... "Man On Wire" tightrope-walker Philippe Petit explores creative chaos... "The Descendants" author Kaui Hart Hemmings tells a new tale... load up on Kleenex 'cause here comes SADvertising... the history of the least respected trophy in sports... and Rico tastes Soylent: the pasty beige future of food. PLUS: Our listeners sound off about mouths and sounds. Encore Broadcast: Marc Maron gives etiquette AND time-travel advice... Graphic novelist Mimi Pond lists criminals, spies, and other bohemians ... "Man On Wire" tightrope-walker Philippe Petit explores creative chaos... "The Descendants" author Kaui Hart Hemmings tells a new tale... load up on Kleenex 'cause here comes SADvertising... the history of the least respected trophy in sports... and Rico tastes Soylent: the pasty beige future of food. PLUS: Our listeners sound off about mouths and sounds. Encore Broadcast: Marc Maron gives etiquette AND time-travel advice... Graphic novelist Mimi Pond lists criminals, spies, and other bohemians ... "Man On Wire" tightrope-walker Philippe Petit explores creative chaos... "The Descendants" author Kaui Hart Hemmings tells a new tale... load up on Kleenex 'cause here comes SADvertising... the history of the least respected trophy in sports... and Rico tastes Soylent: the pasty beige future of food. PLUS: Our listeners sound off about mouths and sounds. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 346: Saoirse Ronan, Cameron Diaz, Solomon Georgio American Public Media Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway's Crucible... Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice -- for the long haul... A new doc paints a portrait of David Hockney, an artist both bright and blue... One-man-band Kevin Morby recommends a few other artists (and BBQ masters) who went solo... Comedian-on-the-rise Solomon Georgio recalls his low point... And we toast "Queen Bess" -- the African-American pilot who blazed a (con)trail before Amelia Earhart did. Plus, a cure for cell phone zombie-ism, a new funk-tastic track, and some horseplay. Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway's Crucible... Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice -- for the long haul... A new doc paints a portrait of David Hockney, an artist both bright and blue... One-man-band Kevin Morby recommends a few other artists (and BBQ masters) who went solo... Comedian-on-the-rise Solomon Georgio recalls his low point... And we toast "Queen Bess" -- the African-American pilot who blazed a (con)trail before Amelia Earhart did. Plus, a cure for cell phone zombie-ism, a new funk-tastic track, and some horseplay. Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway's Crucible... Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice -- for the long haul... A new doc paints a portrait of David Hockney, an artist both bright and blue... One-man-band Kevin Morby recommends a few other artists (and BBQ masters) who went solo... Comedian-on-the-rise Solomon Georgio recalls his low point... And we toast "Queen Bess" -- the African-American pilot who blazed a (con)trail before Amelia Earhart did. Plus, a cure for cell phone zombie-ism, a new funk-tastic track, and some horseplay. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 345: Jessica Williams, Dick Cavett, Michael McKean American Public Media "The Daily Show" Senior Correspondent Jessica Williams dishes about her most devastating moment (in an olive oil shop in Park Slope)... Talk-show legend Dick Cavett waxes poetic on playing himself... Comedian Jen Kirkman loses her cell phone and changes her life... Actor Michael McKean, of "This is Spinal Tap" and "Laverne and Shirley" fame, briefs us on playing bad guys. Plus Helen Zaltzman -- host of the podcast The Allusionist -- on the spies sending you birthday cards, a real German cocktail to go with some fake German news, and music from Emmy the Great! "The Daily Show" Senior Correspondent Jessica Williams dishes about her most devastating moment (in an olive oil shop in Park Slope)... Talk-show legend Dick Cavett waxes poetic on playing himself... Comedian Jen Kirkman loses her cell phone and changes her life... Actor Michael McKean, of "This is Spinal Tap" and "Laverne and Shirley" fame, briefs us on playing bad guys. Plus Helen Zaltzman -- host of the podcast The Allusionist -- on the spies sending you birthday cards, a real German cocktail to go with some fake German news, and music from Emmy the Great! "The Daily Show" Senior Correspondent Jessica Williams dishes about her most devastating moment (in an olive oil shop in Park Slope)... Talk-show legend Dick Cavett waxes poetic on playing himself... Comedian Jen Kirkman loses her cell phone and changes her life... Actor Michael McKean, of "This is Spinal Tap" and "Laverne and Shirley" fame, briefs us on playing bad guys. Plus Helen Zaltzman -- host of the podcast The Allusionist -- on the spies sending you birthday cards, a real German cocktail to go with some fake German news, and music from Emmy the Great! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 344: Anderson Cooper, Nahnatchka Khan, Parquet Courts American Public Media Journalist and TV host Anderson Cooper dazzles us with details from the new memoir he co-wrote with his heiress mom, Gloria Vanderbilt... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for trapping her in a car... Atlas Obscura's Reyhan Harmanci regales us with tales of lab rats with cold feet... Environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett talks April showers... Plus a cocktail to quench your thirst during the longest ball game ever, a mildly intoxicating mouthful of betel nut, and a tribute to our dearly beloved, Prince. Journalist and TV host Anderson Cooper dazzles us with details from the new memoir he co-wrote with his heiress mom, Gloria Vanderbilt... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for trapping her in a car... Atlas Obscura's Reyhan Harmanci regales us with tales of lab rats with cold feet... Environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett talks April showers... Plus a cocktail to quench your thirst during the longest ball game ever, a mildly intoxicating mouthful of betel nut, and a tribute to our dearly beloved, Prince. Journalist and TV host Anderson Cooper dazzles us with details from the new memoir he co-wrote with his heiress mom, Gloria Vanderbilt... Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," thanks her Dad for trapping her in a car... Atlas Obscura's Reyhan Harmanci regales us with tales of lab rats with cold feet... Environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett talks April showers... Plus a cocktail to quench your thirst during the longest ball game ever, a mildly intoxicating mouthful of betel nut, and a tribute to our dearly beloved, Prince. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 318: Salman Rushdie, Alice Cooper, Carly Rae Jepsen American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Novelist Salman Rushdie stirs up age-old mischief - and magic... Shock rock legend Alice Cooper tells wild tales of Groucho Marx, Paul McCartney, and his "Hollywood Vampires" crew, then slays us with sensible etiquette advice ... Carly Rae Jepsen DJs our party (you'll really, really like her soundtrack).... We shed light on the daguerreotype, then watch a cocktail develop... And Rico samples "Grass Jelly," a white-hot topping for ice-cold desserts. Encore Broadcast: Novelist Salman Rushdie stirs up age-old mischief - and magic... Shock rock legend Alice Cooper tells wild tales of Groucho Marx, Paul McCartney, and his "Hollywood Vampires" crew, then slays us with sensible etiquette advice ... Carly Rae Jepsen DJs our party (you'll really, really like her soundtrack).... We shed light on the daguerreotype, then watch a cocktail develop... And Rico samples "Grass Jelly," a white-hot topping for ice-cold desserts. Encore Broadcast: Novelist Salman Rushdie stirs up age-old mischief - and magic... Shock rock legend Alice Cooper tells wild tales of Groucho Marx, Paul McCartney, and his "Hollywood Vampires" crew, then slays us with sensible etiquette advice ... Carly Rae Jepsen DJs our party (you'll really, really like her soundtrack).... We shed light on the daguerreotype, then watch a cocktail develop... And Rico samples "Grass Jelly," a white-hot topping for ice-cold desserts. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 343: The ALL-TV Episode American Public Media It's a special "ALL-TV" Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" smiles into the void... T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") recommends wedding gifts for the budget-minded (just make sure you have your tetanus shot)... "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba invites Shakespeare to the slammer... TV mastermind Norman Lear reminisces about the birth of the medium..."The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi tells us a thriller-ing story.. And listeners chime in with their favorite TV theme songs. The revolution will be televised...or, you know, streamed. It's a special "ALL-TV" Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" smiles into the void... T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") recommends wedding gifts for the budget-minded (just make sure you have your tetanus shot)... "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba invites Shakespeare to the slammer... TV mastermind Norman Lear reminisces about the birth of the medium..."The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi tells us a thriller-ing story.. And listeners chime in with their favorite TV theme songs. The revolution will be televised...or, you know, streamed. It's a special "ALL-TV" Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" smiles into the void... T.J. Miller ("Silicon Valley") recommends wedding gifts for the budget-minded (just make sure you have your tetanus shot)... "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba invites Shakespeare to the slammer... TV mastermind Norman Lear reminisces about the birth of the medium..."The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi tells us a thriller-ing story.. And listeners chime in with their favorite TV theme songs. The revolution will be televised...or, you know, streamed. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 342: Nicholas Hoult, Tatiana Maslany, Duncan Sheik American Public Media "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins... Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road," the new "Kill Your Friends") revels in a bit of depravity - and a good fanny pack... "American Psycho" gets the Broadway treatment, from Tony winner Duncan Sheik... A portrait of Georgia O'Keefe as a young woman... A Chicago priest battles the "Polish Edison" over credit for the bulletproof vest... And the band Heron Oblivion transports us to a rustic seaside dinner party -- so rustic, in fact, that it's set in a chicken coop. "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins... Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road," the new "Kill Your Friends") revels in a bit of depravity - and a good fanny pack... "American Psycho" gets the Broadway treatment, from Tony winner Duncan Sheik... A portrait of Georgia O'Keefe as a young woman... A Chicago priest battles the "Polish Edison" over credit for the bulletproof vest... And the band Heron Oblivion transports us to a rustic seaside dinner party -- so rustic, in fact, that it's set in a chicken coop. "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins... Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road," the new "Kill Your Friends") revels in a bit of depravity - and a good fanny pack... "American Psycho" gets the Broadway treatment, from Tony winner Duncan Sheik... A portrait of Georgia O'Keefe as a young woman... A Chicago priest battles the "Polish Edison" over credit for the bulletproof vest... And the band Heron Oblivion transports us to a rustic seaside dinner party -- so rustic, in fact, that it's set in a chicken coop. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 341: Daniel Clowes, Cameron Esposito, Quilt American Public Media Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes on his unusual and endangered drawing utensils… Newly-married comedian Cameron Esposito describes her very public bachelor party and gives us etiquette advice… Sabri Ben-Achour of "Marketplace" and "Actuality" ponders the ghosts of peanuts past… The band Quilt DJs the chillest dinner party ever… NYMag’s Sierra Tishgart dishes on the deal with eel… Plus a bitter drink to accompany a North Pole rivalry, and more! Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes on his unusual and endangered drawing utensils… Newly-married comedian Cameron Esposito describes her very public bachelor party and gives us etiquette advice… Sabri Ben-Achour of "Marketplace" and "Actuality" ponders the ghosts of peanuts past… The band Quilt DJs the chillest dinner party ever… NYMag’s Sierra Tishgart dishes on the deal with eel… Plus a bitter drink to accompany a North Pole rivalry, and more! Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes on his unusual and endangered drawing utensils… Newly-married comedian Cameron Esposito describes her very public bachelor party and gives us etiquette advice… Sabri Ben-Achour of "Marketplace" and "Actuality" ponders the ghosts of peanuts past… The band Quilt DJs the chillest dinner party ever… NYMag’s Sierra Tishgart dishes on the deal with eel… Plus a bitter drink to accompany a North Pole rivalry, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 340: Jeff Nichols, Lauren Weedman, Tindersticks American Public Media Southern filmmaker Jeff Nichols ("Mud," the new "Midnight Special") brings sci-fi down to earth, then offers up some pearls of wisdom... One of the art world's bright lights, Dan Colen, muses on his new visions-- part-Disney, part-J.M.W. Turner... Scene-stealer and storyteller Lauren Weedman tells a tale of moms and "Miss Fortune"... We recall the day when Niagara did not Fall... Stuart Staples (of Tindersticks) spins a soundtrack that's easygoing and elegiac... And we check the hype on the (deep breath!) scotch shortage. Plus, advice with "Ask Polly," & a new breed of biker-rebel. Southern filmmaker Jeff Nichols ("Mud," the new "Midnight Special") brings sci-fi down to earth, then offers up some pearls of wisdom... One of the art world's bright lights, Dan Colen, muses on his new visions-- part-Disney, part-J.M.W. Turner... Scene-stealer and storyteller Lauren Weedman tells a tale of moms and "Miss Fortune"... We recall the day when Niagara did not Fall... Stuart Staples (of Tindersticks) spins a soundtrack that's easygoing and elegiac... And we check the hype on the (deep breath!) scotch shortage. Plus, advice with "Ask Polly," & a new breed of biker-rebel. Southern filmmaker Jeff Nichols ("Mud," the new "Midnight Special") brings sci-fi down to earth, then offers up some pearls of wisdom... One of the art world's bright lights, Dan Colen, muses on his new visions-- part-Disney, part-J.M.W. Turner... Scene-stealer and storyteller Lauren Weedman tells a tale of moms and "Miss Fortune"... We recall the day when Niagara did not Fall... Stuart Staples (of Tindersticks) spins a soundtrack that's easygoing and elegiac... And we check the hype on the (deep breath!) scotch shortage. Plus, advice with "Ask Polly," & a new breed of biker-rebel. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special #6: Alan Cumming, Adam McKay, Dave Navarro American Public Media It's an all new "Speakeasy"! In this newest installment you'll hear Brendan and Rico make a few martini recommendations for folks in NYC and L.A… Alan Cumming regales us with a Scottish joke, complete with audio subtitles (you’ll understand this term we just coined when you listen, we swear)… Oscar award-winning screenwriter Adam McKay recalls a time before directing “The Big Short” when he was just a chipped toothed coachman struggling to get rides for his horse drawn carriage in Philadelphia… and Dave Navarro recalls a Dee Dee Ramone tale that proves the life of a rock musician isn’t always what it seems in the love department. Plus a DPD giveaway and more! It's an all new "Speakeasy"! In this newest installment you'll hear Brendan and Rico make a few martini recommendations for folks in NYC and L.A… Alan Cumming regales us with a Scottish joke, complete with audio subtitles (you’ll understand this term we just coined when you listen, we swear)… Oscar award-winning screenwriter Adam McKay recalls a time before directing “The Big Short” when he was just a chipped toothed coachman struggling to get rides for his horse drawn carriage in Philadelphia… and Dave Navarro recalls a Dee Dee Ramone tale that proves the life of a rock musician isn’t always what it seems in the love department. Plus a DPD giveaway and more! It's an all new "Speakeasy"! In this newest installment you'll hear Brendan and Rico make a few martini recommendations for folks in NYC and L.A… Alan Cumming regales us with a Scottish joke, complete with audio subtitles (you’ll understand this term we just coined when you listen, we swear)… Oscar award-winning screenwriter Adam McKay recalls a time before directing “The Big Short” when he was just a chipped toothed coachman struggling to get rides for his horse drawn carriage in Philadelphia… and Dave Navarro recalls a Dee Dee Ramone tale that proves the life of a rock musician isn’t always what it seems in the love department. Plus a DPD giveaway and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 329: Alicia Vikander, Randall Munroe, EL VY American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Alicia Vikander, star of “The Danish Girl,” on why she hates Pictionary… “xkcd” cartoonist Randall Munroe helps us keep it simple… Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of the band El Vy quarrel over Cat Stevens… Emily Post’s great-grandchildren on whether it’s OK to bring a half-empty bottle of wine to a party (or is it half-full?)… Actor Josh Thomas of the Australian comedy “Please Like Me” on taking his mom to the top of the world… Cocktalian Cari Hah charms us with a Chinese sorghum spirit, the history of the world’s first computer programmer, a binary-coded cocktail, and more! Encore Broadcast: Alicia Vikander, star of “The Danish Girl,” on why she hates Pictionary… “xkcd” cartoonist Randall Munroe helps us keep it simple… Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of the band El Vy quarrel over Cat Stevens… Emily Post’s great-grandchildren on whether it’s OK to bring a half-empty bottle of wine to a party (or is it half-full?)… Actor Josh Thomas of the Australian comedy “Please Like Me” on taking his mom to the top of the world… Cocktalian Cari Hah charms us with a Chinese sorghum spirit, the history of the world’s first computer programmer, a binary-coded cocktail, and more! Encore Broadcast: Alicia Vikander, star of “The Danish Girl,” on why she hates Pictionary… “xkcd” cartoonist Randall Munroe helps us keep it simple… Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of the band El Vy quarrel over Cat Stevens… Emily Post’s great-grandchildren on whether it’s OK to bring a half-empty bottle of wine to a party (or is it half-full?)… Actor Josh Thomas of the Australian comedy “Please Like Me” on taking his mom to the top of the world… Cocktalian Cari Hah charms us with a Chinese sorghum spirit, the history of the world’s first computer programmer, a binary-coded cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 339: Viola Davis, Alan Cumming, Dave Navarro American Public Media Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more!
Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more!
Actor Viola Davis -- star of the ABC hit show "How to Get Away with Murder" -- waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline... Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson and reminds us that he is NOT a performing poodle... Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro navigates the darkest moment of his life in his new documentary "Mourning Son"... Musician M. Ward DJs your dinner party... Plus, the history of New York's first subway and a hip underground companion cocktail, robotic animal decoys, and more!
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Episode 338: The NOTscars Special American Public Media It's our first NOTscars show -- for everything you won't find at the Oscars! "Tangerine" star Mya Taylor on Hollywood realness and her rural refuge... New York Times film critic AO Scott lists his favorite Academy-ignored films... Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of the "Another Round" podcast on tired movie tropes and #OscarsSoWhite... "Mad Max: Fury Road" music composer Junkie XL scores your dinner party... Plus, the flyest in-flight safety video, the finest Vine, a cost-cutting bouncy castle, fun with phaleristics (we didn't know what it meant either!), Australia's sexism awards, and more! It's our first NOTscars show -- for everything you won't find at the Oscars! "Tangerine" star Mya Taylor on Hollywood realness and her rural refuge... New York Times film critic AO Scott lists his favorite Academy-ignored films... Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of the "Another Round" podcast on tired movie tropes and #OscarsSoWhite... "Mad Max: Fury Road" music composer Junkie XL scores your dinner party... Plus, the flyest in-flight safety video, the finest Vine, a cost-cutting bouncy castle, fun with phaleristics (we didn't know what it meant either!), Australia's sexism awards, and more! It's our first NOTscars show -- for everything you won't find at the Oscars! "Tangerine" star Mya Taylor on Hollywood realness and her rural refuge... New York Times film critic AO Scott lists his favorite Academy-ignored films... Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of the "Another Round" podcast on tired movie tropes and #OscarsSoWhite... "Mad Max: Fury Road" music composer Junkie XL scores your dinner party... Plus, the flyest in-flight safety video, the finest Vine, a cost-cutting bouncy castle, fun with phaleristics (we didn't know what it meant either!), Australia's sexism awards, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 337: Adam McKay, George Miller, Santigold American Public Media Two Oscar-nominated filmmakers tell us about finding stories in unexpected places -- Adam McKay ("The Big Short") and George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road")... Santigold revives our spirits with her party soundtrack... The down-and-up history of the Ferris Wheel... Star L.A. chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... And more! Two Oscar-nominated filmmakers tell us about finding stories in unexpected places -- Adam McKay ("The Big Short") and George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road")... Santigold revives our spirits with her party soundtrack... The down-and-up history of the Ferris Wheel... Star L.A. chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... And more! Two Oscar-nominated filmmakers tell us about finding stories in unexpected places -- Adam McKay ("The Big Short") and George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road")... Santigold revives our spirits with her party soundtrack... The down-and-up history of the Ferris Wheel... Star L.A. chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts... And more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 336: Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Slate, Father John Misty, Lena Waithe American Public Media It's a special live(ly) edition of the DPD, recorded in front of a sold-out L.A. crowd! Actor Jason Schwartzman revisits his "Rushmore" audition... Comedian Jenny Slate talks Marcel the Shell and Michael Dukakis the Hottie... Father John Misty plays a few party-stopping songs... And TV writer-producer Lena Waithe (currently starring in "Master of None") tells the tale of becoming her girlfriend's first girlfriend. Also on the menu: questionable etiquette advice, a crash course in election-season "hispandering," and a joke that's so corny, it's golden. It's a special live(ly) edition of the DPD, recorded in front of a sold-out L.A. crowd! Actor Jason Schwartzman revisits his "Rushmore" audition... Comedian Jenny Slate talks Marcel the Shell and Michael Dukakis the Hottie... Father John Misty plays a few party-stopping songs... And TV writer-producer Lena Waithe (currently starring in "Master of None") tells the tale of becoming her girlfriend's first girlfriend. Also on the menu: questionable etiquette advice, a crash course in election-season "hispandering," and a joke that's so corny, it's golden. It's a special live(ly) edition of the DPD, recorded in front of a sold-out L.A. crowd! Actor Jason Schwartzman revisits his "Rushmore" audition... Comedian Jenny Slate talks Marcel the Shell and Michael Dukakis the Hottie... Father John Misty plays a few party-stopping songs... And TV writer-producer Lena Waithe (currently starring in "Master of None") tells the tale of becoming her girlfriend's first girlfriend. Also on the menu: questionable etiquette advice, a crash course in election-season "hispandering," and a joke that's so corny, it's golden. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special #5: Sir Ian McKellen and Teyonah Parris American Public Media It's an all new "Speakeasy"! This time around, you'll hear how Sir Ian McKellen's "Gap of Rohan" icebreaker came together (and how his reaction was probably the same as yours)... Also, "Chi-Raq" star Teyonah Parris celebrates Brendan's silver fox-like beard, and you'll hear Father John Misty's stirring performance of "I Love You, Honeybear" from our recent live show in L.A. It's only available here on Speakeasy! It's an all new "Speakeasy"! This time around, you'll hear how Sir Ian McKellen's "Gap of Rohan" icebreaker came together (and how his reaction was probably the same as yours)... Also, "Chi-Raq" star Teyonah Parris celebrates Brendan's silver fox-like beard, and you'll hear Father John Misty's stirring performance of "I Love You, Honeybear" from our recent live show in L.A. It's only available here on Speakeasy! It's an all new "Speakeasy"! This time around, you'll hear how Sir Ian McKellen's "Gap of Rohan" icebreaker came together (and how his reaction was probably the same as yours)... Also, "Chi-Raq" star Teyonah Parris celebrates Brendan's silver fox-like beard, and you'll hear Father John Misty's stirring performance of "I Love You, Honeybear" from our recent live show in L.A. It's only available here on Speakeasy! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 323: Olivia Wilde, Elvis Costello, Paul F. Tompkins American Public Media Encore Broadcast: "Meadowland" actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening... Art god Laurie Anderson weaves together a gripping tale about her rainy stint at an Amish farm... Young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo gives us her list of must-reads in the realm (because it's not a genre) of young adult literature... And actor and funny man Paul F. Tompkins tells us the right way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more! Encore Broadcast: "Meadowland" actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening... Art god Laurie Anderson weaves together a gripping tale about her rainy stint at an Amish farm... Young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo gives us her list of must-reads in the realm (because it's not a genre) of young adult literature... And actor and funny man Paul F. Tompkins tells us the right way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more! Encore Broadcast: "Meadowland" actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening... Art god Laurie Anderson weaves together a gripping tale about her rainy stint at an Amish farm... Young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo gives us her list of must-reads in the realm (because it's not a genre) of young adult literature... And actor and funny man Paul F. Tompkins tells us the right way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 325: Brie Larson, Gloria Steinem, Raury American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Actor Brie Larson, star of "Room," talks about being trapped on a plane while passengers watch her movie... The esteemed Gloria Steinem answers etiquette questions and gives you permission NOT to smile... folk-hip-hop artist Raury DJs your dinner party in a futuristic forest... Mary-Louise Parker reads a letter from her new book (don't call it a memoir!)... Plus, the Sistine Chapel's reluctant artist paired with a bloody Italian cocktail, a new animal hybrid taking over North America, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Brie Larson, star of "Room," talks about being trapped on a plane while passengers watch her movie... The esteemed Gloria Steinem answers etiquette questions and gives you permission NOT to smile... folk-hip-hop artist Raury DJs your dinner party in a futuristic forest... Mary-Louise Parker reads a letter from her new book (don't call it a memoir!)... Plus, the Sistine Chapel's reluctant artist paired with a bloody Italian cocktail, a new animal hybrid taking over North America, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Brie Larson, star of "Room," talks about being trapped on a plane while passengers watch her movie... The esteemed Gloria Steinem answers etiquette questions and gives you permission NOT to smile... folk-hip-hop artist Raury DJs your dinner party in a futuristic forest... Mary-Louise Parker reads a letter from her new book (don't call it a memoir!)... Plus, the Sistine Chapel's reluctant artist paired with a bloody Italian cocktail, a new animal hybrid taking over North America, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 335: John Slattery, Eleanor Friedberger, Friendly Fish American Public Media "Mad Men" star John Slattery finds heroes and horrors in his native Boston, in the Oscar-nominated "Spotlight"... Indie pop star Eleanor Friedberger puts on a show - in the kitchen and at the turntable... Acclaimed short story writer Amber Sparks carves out a love story... We fish for new rules of thumb about sustainable fishing... Etiquette scions Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning inflate their air mattress for us... And we toast the time when journalist Nellie Bly became a literal trailblazer. "Mad Men" star John Slattery finds heroes and horrors in his native Boston, in the Oscar-nominated "Spotlight"... Indie pop star Eleanor Friedberger puts on a show - in the kitchen and at the turntable... Acclaimed short story writer Amber Sparks carves out a love story... We fish for new rules of thumb about sustainable fishing... Etiquette scions Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning inflate their air mattress for us... And we toast the time when journalist Nellie Bly became a literal trailblazer. "Mad Men" star John Slattery finds heroes and horrors in his native Boston, in the Oscar-nominated "Spotlight"... Indie pop star Eleanor Friedberger puts on a show - in the kitchen and at the turntable... Acclaimed short story writer Amber Sparks carves out a love story... We fish for new rules of thumb about sustainable fishing... Etiquette scions Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning inflate their air mattress for us... And we toast the time when journalist Nellie Bly became a literal trailblazer. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 334: Teyonah Parris, Savages, and Profanely Good Etiquette American Public Media Actor Teyonah Parris on how Michelle Obama helped her prepare for her lead role in Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq"... Post-punk band Savages DJ your murder mystery dinner party... Author Janice Y.K. Lee paints us a portrait of expat life in Hong Kong... Writer Sarah Knight's life-changing answer to Marie Kondo... plus the Netflix of air travel, the history of the world's biggest oil gusher, a journey through some utopias, and a fond farewell to David Bowie. Actor Teyonah Parris on how Michelle Obama helped her prepare for her lead role in Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq"... Post-punk band Savages DJ your murder mystery dinner party... Author Janice Y.K. Lee paints us a portrait of expat life in Hong Kong... Writer Sarah Knight's life-changing answer to Marie Kondo... plus the Netflix of air travel, the history of the world's biggest oil gusher, a journey through some utopias, and a fond farewell to David Bowie. Actor Teyonah Parris on how Michelle Obama helped her prepare for her lead role in Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq"... Post-punk band Savages DJ your murder mystery dinner party... Author Janice Y.K. Lee paints us a portrait of expat life in Hong Kong... Writer Sarah Knight's life-changing answer to Marie Kondo... plus the Netflix of air travel, the history of the world's biggest oil gusher, a journey through some utopias, and a fond farewell to David Bowie. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 333: Peter Berg, Pusha T, Illeana Douglas American Public Media Hollywood heavyweight Peter Berg confesses to starting the TV binge craze, but does NOT apologize... Pusha T invites Kanye to our party (soundtrack)... Illeana Douglas becomes a tuning fork for Marlon Brando... We toast the day that Johnny Cash's career rebounded -- in prison... Brendan gets the skinny on huge 2016 food trends ...And essayist extraordinaire Heather Havrilesky (aka "Ask Polly") comes in for an etiquette session. Plus, the geography of genius, and the most one-of-a-kind book shop in the world. Hollywood heavyweight Peter Berg confesses to starting the TV binge craze, but does NOT apologize... Pusha T invites Kanye to our party (soundtrack)... Illeana Douglas becomes a tuning fork for Marlon Brando... We toast the day that Johnny Cash's career rebounded -- in prison... Brendan gets the skinny on huge 2016 food trends ...And essayist extraordinaire Heather Havrilesky (aka "Ask Polly") comes in for an etiquette session. Plus, the geography of genius, and the most one-of-a-kind book shop in the world. Hollywood heavyweight Peter Berg confesses to starting the TV binge craze, but does NOT apologize... Pusha T invites Kanye to our party (soundtrack)... Illeana Douglas becomes a tuning fork for Marlon Brando... We toast the day that Johnny Cash's career rebounded -- in prison... Brendan gets the skinny on huge 2016 food trends ...And essayist extraordinaire Heather Havrilesky (aka "Ask Polly") comes in for an etiquette session. Plus, the geography of genius, and the most one-of-a-kind book shop in the world. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 315: Jason Segel, Diablo Cody, and Three Cool Cats American Public Media This week we revisit one of our favorite 2015 episodes: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash") comes bearing etiquette (and karaoke) tips ... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more! This week we revisit one of our favorite 2015 episodes: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash") comes bearing etiquette (and karaoke) tips ... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more! This week we revisit one of our favorite 2015 episodes: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash") comes bearing etiquette (and karaoke) tips ... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Best of 2015: Carrie Brownstein, Oscar Isaac, Shamir American Public Media Sit back, relax, and aim your ears at these standout moments from punk singer Carrie Brownstein, artist Laurie Anderson, actor Oscar Isaac, comedian Michael Ian Black, and dance-pop maestro Shamir. Plus, your favorite icebreaker and history lesson of the year... and a Small Talk mash-up. (We'll call it Tiny Talk!) Here's to lots more phenomenal arts and culture in 2016. Sit back, relax, and aim your ears at these standout moments from punk singer Carrie Brownstein, artist Laurie Anderson, actor Oscar Isaac, comedian Michael Ian Black, and dance-pop maestro Shamir. Plus, your favorite icebreaker and history lesson of the year... and a Small Talk mash-up. (We'll call it Tiny Talk!) Here's to lots more phenomenal arts and culture in 2016. Sit back, relax, and aim your ears at these standout moments from punk singer Carrie Brownstein, artist Laurie Anderson, actor Oscar Isaac, comedian Michael Ian Black, and dance-pop maestro Shamir. Plus, your favorite icebreaker and history lesson of the year... and a Small Talk mash-up. (We'll call it Tiny Talk!) Here's to lots more phenomenal arts and culture in 2016. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 331: Gael Garcia Bernal, Molly Crabapple, Hannibal Buress American Public Media Gael Garcia Bernal -- a Golden Globe nominee for the series "Mozart in the Jungle" -- goes from messiah to maestro... Comedian Hannibal Buress offers up etiquette advice for humans, from dogs... Illustrator and commentator Molly Crabapple likens drawing to dancing - to picking scabs... We tune into an offbeat holiday soundtrack, courtesy British song-smith Nick Lowe... And Rico sips some soup joumou - the hallmark of the Haitian New Year. Plus, the short-lived American Camel Corps, the one downside of "Master of None," and more! Gael Garcia Bernal -- a Golden Globe nominee for the series "Mozart in the Jungle" -- goes from messiah to maestro... Comedian Hannibal Buress offers up etiquette advice for humans, from dogs... Illustrator and commentator Molly Crabapple likens drawing to dancing - to picking scabs... We tune into an offbeat holiday soundtrack, courtesy British song-smith Nick Lowe... And Rico sips some soup joumou - the hallmark of the Haitian New Year. Plus, the short-lived American Camel Corps, the one downside of "Master of None," and more! Gael Garcia Bernal -- a Golden Globe nominee for the series "Mozart in the Jungle" -- goes from messiah to maestro... Comedian Hannibal Buress offers up etiquette advice for humans, from dogs... Illustrator and commentator Molly Crabapple likens drawing to dancing - to picking scabs... We tune into an offbeat holiday soundtrack, courtesy British song-smith Nick Lowe... And Rico sips some soup joumou - the hallmark of the Haitian New Year. Plus, the short-lived American Camel Corps, the one downside of "Master of None," and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 2015 DPD Holiday Special: Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Fran Lebowitz, Macklemore American Public Media We've made a special episode of "The Dinner Party Download" stuffed with holiday goodness. Hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels (the "DMC" of Run-DMC) riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis"... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (but don't mess with his decadent cheese toasty)... Humorist Fran Lebowitz keeps the season from getting too sappy with very tart etiquette tips... And chart-toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring crazy relatives and, even crazier, David Bowie's "Labyrinth." You'll also hear winning remembrances of both "The Star Wars Holiday Special" -- arguably the worst show ever on TV -- and of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", courtesy of star Beverly D'Angelo. Plus, a tale of Santa's whereabouts... during the Iranian Revolution. Featuring good cheer, comic relief, and a tipple or two, the episode's a perfect companion to the hectic and happy holiday season. We've made a special episode of "The Dinner Party Download" stuffed with holiday goodness. Hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels (the "DMC" of Run-DMC) riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis"... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (but don't mess with his decadent cheese toasty)... Humorist Fran Lebowitz keeps the season from getting too sappy with very tart etiquette tips... And chart-toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring crazy relatives and, even crazier, David Bowie's "Labyrinth." You'll also hear winning remembrances of both "The Star Wars Holiday Special" -- arguably the worst show ever on TV -- and of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", courtesy of star Beverly D'Angelo. Plus, a tale of Santa's whereabouts... during the Iranian Revolution. Featuring good cheer, comic relief, and a tipple or two, the episode's a perfect companion to the hectic and happy holiday season. We've made a special episode of "The Dinner Party Download" stuffed with holiday goodness. Hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels (the "DMC" of Run-DMC) riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis"... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (but don't mess with his decadent cheese toasty)... Humorist Fran Lebowitz keeps the season from getting too sappy with very tart etiquette tips... And chart-toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring crazy relatives and, even crazier, David Bowie's "Labyrinth." You'll also hear winning remembrances of both "The Star Wars Holiday Special" -- arguably the worst show ever on TV -- and of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", courtesy of star Beverly D'Angelo. Plus, a tale of Santa's whereabouts... during the Iranian Revolution. Featuring good cheer, comic relief, and a tipple or two, the episode's a perfect companion to the hectic and happy holiday season. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 329: Alicia Vikander, Randall Munroe, EL VY American Public Media Alicia Vikander, star of "The Danish Girl," on why she hates Pictionary... "xkcd" cartoonist Randall Munroe helps us keep it simple... Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of the band El Vy quarrel over Cat Stevens... Emily Post's great-grandchildren on whether it's OK to bring a half-empty bottle of wine to a party (or is it half-full?)... Actor Josh Thomas of the Australian comedy "Please Like Me" on taking his mom to the top of the world... Plus a Hanukkah menu from LA's Redbird restaurant, the history of the world's first computer programmer, a binary-coded cocktail, and more! Alicia Vikander, star of "The Danish Girl," on why she hates Pictionary... "xkcd" cartoonist Randall Munroe helps us keep it simple... Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of the band El Vy quarrel over Cat Stevens... Emily Post's great-grandchildren on whether it's OK to bring a half-empty bottle of wine to a party (or is it half-full?)... Actor Josh Thomas of the Australian comedy "Please Like Me" on taking his mom to the top of the world... Plus a Hanukkah menu from LA's Redbird restaurant, the history of the world's first computer programmer, a binary-coded cocktail, and more! Alicia Vikander, star of "The Danish Girl," on why she hates Pictionary... "xkcd" cartoonist Randall Munroe helps us keep it simple... Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of the band El Vy quarrel over Cat Stevens... Emily Post's great-grandchildren on whether it's OK to bring a half-empty bottle of wine to a party (or is it half-full?)... Actor Josh Thomas of the Australian comedy "Please Like Me" on taking his mom to the top of the world... Plus a Hanukkah menu from LA's Redbird restaurant, the history of the world's first computer programmer, a binary-coded cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 328: Ian McKellen, Cindy Crawford, Wine Crime American Public Media Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more! Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more! Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars... supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python... Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there's not always truth... Will Toledo -- of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest -- DJs your laid-back dinner party... filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc... Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 311: Joe Manganiello, Devendra Banhart, Joy Williams American Public Media Encore Broadcast: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker. Encore Broadcast: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker. Encore Broadcast: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The 2015 All-Food Show American Public Media Just in time for a week of feasting, it's our special All-Food Show! Chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and Dan Barber turn food afterthoughts into fine dining ... We ruminate on the history of the toothpick... Questlove and Conor Oberst play dinnertime DJ... Eddie Huang, of "Fresh off the Boat" fame, addresses do's and don'ts about donuts... And more! Just in time for a week of feasting, it's our special All-Food Show! Chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and Dan Barber turn food afterthoughts into fine dining ... We ruminate on the history of the toothpick... Questlove and Conor Oberst play dinnertime DJ... Eddie Huang, of "Fresh off the Boat" fame, addresses do's and don'ts about donuts... And more! Just in time for a week of feasting, it's our special All-Food Show! Chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and Dan Barber turn food afterthoughts into fine dining ... We ruminate on the history of the toothpick... Questlove and Conor Oberst play dinnertime DJ... Eddie Huang, of "Fresh off the Boat" fame, addresses do's and don'ts about donuts... And more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 326: Allison Janney, Norman Lear, John Mulaney American Public Media Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom "Mom," on the humor in life's heavy stuff... Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you'll have to bring your own food)... Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport on how to pre-game for a food coma... The veteran producer behind "The Jeffersons" and "All in the Family," Norman Lear, tells you how to behave... Up-and-coming comedy writer John Mulaney reveals the secret way to make him agree to anything... Plus, why scientists are studying the surface area of cats, one of France's most peculiar battle strategies, and more! Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom "Mom," on the humor in life's heavy stuff... Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you'll have to bring your own food)... Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport on how to pre-game for a food coma... The veteran producer behind "The Jeffersons" and "All in the Family," Norman Lear, tells you how to behave... Up-and-coming comedy writer John Mulaney reveals the secret way to make him agree to anything... Plus, why scientists are studying the surface area of cats, one of France's most peculiar battle strategies, and more! Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom "Mom," on the humor in life's heavy stuff... Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you'll have to bring your own food)... Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport on how to pre-game for a food coma... The veteran producer behind "The Jeffersons" and "All in the Family," Norman Lear, tells you how to behave... Up-and-coming comedy writer John Mulaney reveals the secret way to make him agree to anything... Plus, why scientists are studying the surface area of cats, one of France's most peculiar battle strategies, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 325: Brie Larson, Gloria Steinem, Raury American Public Media Actor Brie Larson, star of "Room," talks about being trapped on a plane while passengers watch her movie... The esteemed Gloria Steinem answers etiquette questions and gives you permission NOT to smile... folk-hip-hop artist Raury DJs your dinner party in a futuristic forest... Mary-Louise Parker reads a letter from her new book (don't call it a memoir!)... Plus, the Sistine Chapel's reluctant artist paired with a bloody Italian cocktail, a new animal hybrid taking over North America, and more! Actor Brie Larson, star of "Room," talks about being trapped on a plane while passengers watch her movie... The esteemed Gloria Steinem answers etiquette questions and gives you permission NOT to smile... folk-hip-hop artist Raury DJs your dinner party in a futuristic forest... Mary-Louise Parker reads a letter from her new book (don't call it a memoir!)... Plus, the Sistine Chapel's reluctant artist paired with a bloody Italian cocktail, a new animal hybrid taking over North America, and more! Actor Brie Larson, star of "Room," talks about being trapped on a plane while passengers watch her movie... The esteemed Gloria Steinem answers etiquette questions and gives you permission NOT to smile... folk-hip-hop artist Raury DJs your dinner party in a futuristic forest... Mary-Louise Parker reads a letter from her new book (don't call it a memoir!)... Plus, the Sistine Chapel's reluctant artist paired with a bloody Italian cocktail, a new animal hybrid taking over North America, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 324: Carrie Brownstein, T.J. Miller, Colin Hanks American Public Media Indie rock god Carrie Brownstein on the troubles and triumphs of touring, as outlined in her new memoir... "Silicon Valley" star TJ Miller recommends wedding gifts for the budget-conscious (make sure you have your tetanus shot!)... Actor and first-time director Colin Hanks guides us through the rise and fall of Tower Records... Rising opera star Stephen Costello surprises us with a mostly opera-less dinner party soundtrack... Cocktalian Cari Hah charms us with a Chinese sorghum spirit... And just in time for Halloween, a history of one of the English language's most mischievous phrases! Indie rock god Carrie Brownstein on the troubles and triumphs of touring, as outlined in her new memoir... "Silicon Valley" star TJ Miller recommends wedding gifts for the budget-conscious (make sure you have your tetanus shot!)... Actor and first-time director Colin Hanks guides us through the rise and fall of Tower Records... Rising opera star Stephen Costello surprises us with a mostly opera-less dinner party soundtrack... Cocktalian Cari Hah charms us with a Chinese sorghum spirit... And just in time for Halloween, a history of one of the English language's most mischievous phrases! Indie rock god Carrie Brownstein on the troubles and triumphs of touring, as outlined in her new memoir... "Silicon Valley" star TJ Miller recommends wedding gifts for the budget-conscious (make sure you have your tetanus shot!)... Actor and first-time director Colin Hanks guides us through the rise and fall of Tower Records... Rising opera star Stephen Costello surprises us with a mostly opera-less dinner party soundtrack... Cocktalian Cari Hah charms us with a Chinese sorghum spirit... And just in time for Halloween, a history of one of the English language's most mischievous phrases! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special #4: Peter Capaldi, Alice Cooper, Adrian Tomine American Public Media Surprise! It's a new "Speakeasy" -- our occasional, off-the-cuff, slightly profane, online-only series in which we give you a peek behind the scenes at the making of the DPD... and give a listen to some of the great stuff we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

This time around: never-before-heard snippets of actor Peter Capaldi -- the Time Lord himself -- yearning for alien pies... and rock 'n' roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper chatting about his induction into a different hall of fame. You'll also hear a preview of our interview with Emmy and Tony-winning actor Mary-Louise Parker, who is either a vampire or perpetually trapped in a force field. Plus: Adrian Tomine tells us how one magazine is responsible for people mispronouncing his name FOREVER.
Surprise! It's a new "Speakeasy" -- our occasional, off-the-cuff, slightly profane, online-only series in which we give you a peek behind the scenes at the making of the DPD... and give a listen to some of the great stuff we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

This time around: never-before-heard snippets of actor Peter Capaldi -- the Time Lord himself -- yearning for alien pies... and rock 'n' roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper chatting about his induction into a different hall of fame. You'll also hear a preview of our interview with Emmy and Tony-winning actor Mary-Louise Parker, who is either a vampire or perpetually trapped in a force field. Plus: Adrian Tomine tells us how one magazine is responsible for people mispronouncing his name FOREVER.
Surprise! It's a new "Speakeasy" -- our occasional, off-the-cuff, slightly profane, online-only series in which we give you a peek behind the scenes at the making of the DPD... and give a listen to some of the great stuff we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

This time around: never-before-heard snippets of actor Peter Capaldi -- the Time Lord himself -- yearning for alien pies... and rock 'n' roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper chatting about his induction into a different hall of fame. You'll also hear a preview of our interview with Emmy and Tony-winning actor Mary-Louise Parker, who is either a vampire or perpetually trapped in a force field. Plus: Adrian Tomine tells us how one magazine is responsible for people mispronouncing his name FOREVER.
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Episode 310: Al Pacino, Adam Scott & Jason Schwartzman, Flo Morrissey American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Al Pacino reflects on playing himself (method, of course), improvising with Sidney Lumet, and watching YOU from the corner booth... Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, two forces behind the risque new comedy "The Overnight," pass our etiquette pop(corn) quiz... Precocious singer Flo Morrissey fashions a soundtrack for lovers, dreamers, and an international man of mystery... The highlights (and lowlights) of redheadedness, through history... We toast baseball's first female umpire... Filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (of the Sundance sensation "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," now in theaters) tells of his wild reversal of fortune. And more!

Encore Broadcast: Al Pacino reflects on playing himself (method, of course), improvising with Sidney Lumet, and watching YOU from the corner booth... Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, two forces behind the risque new comedy "The Overnight," pass our etiquette pop(corn) quiz... Precocious singer Flo Morrissey fashions a soundtrack for lovers, dreamers, and an international man of mystery... The highlights (and lowlights) of redheadedness, through history... We toast baseball's first female umpire... Filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (of the Sundance sensation "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," now in theaters) tells of his wild reversal of fortune. And more!

Encore Broadcast: Al Pacino reflects on playing himself (method, of course), improvising with Sidney Lumet, and watching YOU from the corner booth... Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, two forces behind the risque new comedy "The Overnight," pass our etiquette pop(corn) quiz... Precocious singer Flo Morrissey fashions a soundtrack for lovers, dreamers, and an international man of mystery... The highlights (and lowlights) of redheadedness, through history... We toast baseball's first female umpire... Filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (of the Sundance sensation "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," now in theaters) tells of his wild reversal of fortune. And more!

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Episode 323: Olivia Wilde, Elvis Costello, Paul F. Tompkins American Public Media This week: "Meadowland" actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening... Art god Laurie Anderson weaves together a gripping tale about her rainy stint at an Amish farm... Young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo gives us her list of must-reads in the realm (because it's not a genre) of young adult literature... And actor and funny man Paul F. Tompkins tells us the right way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more! This week: "Meadowland" actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening... Art god Laurie Anderson weaves together a gripping tale about her rainy stint at an Amish farm... Young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo gives us her list of must-reads in the realm (because it's not a genre) of young adult literature... And actor and funny man Paul F. Tompkins tells us the right way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more! This week: "Meadowland" actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening... Art god Laurie Anderson weaves together a gripping tale about her rainy stint at an Amish farm... Young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo gives us her list of must-reads in the realm (because it's not a genre) of young adult literature... And actor and funny man Paul F. Tompkins tells us the right way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 322: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, Kurt Vile, J. Kenji López-Alt American Public Media This week: Legendary singer Tony Bennett, with collaborator Bill Charlap, color our world joyful - then compliment Rico's dad... Rocker Kurt Vile spins a soundtrack for cowboys, outlaws, and toddlers... Mad food scientist J. Kenji Lopez-Alt solves a few kitchen mysteries... The Posts run etiquette circles around us... A fascinating new documentary puts a face to counter-terrorism "informants"... Plus, the fastest musical in history, the high-tech origins of the Super Soaker, and more! This week: Legendary singer Tony Bennett, with collaborator Bill Charlap, color our world joyful - then compliment Rico's dad... Rocker Kurt Vile spins a soundtrack for cowboys, outlaws, and toddlers... Mad food scientist J. Kenji Lopez-Alt solves a few kitchen mysteries... The Posts run etiquette circles around us... A fascinating new documentary puts a face to counter-terrorism "informants"... Plus, the fastest musical in history, the high-tech origins of the Super Soaker, and more! This week: Legendary singer Tony Bennett, with collaborator Bill Charlap, color our world joyful - then compliment Rico's dad... Rocker Kurt Vile spins a soundtrack for cowboys, outlaws, and toddlers... Mad food scientist J. Kenji Lopez-Alt solves a few kitchen mysteries... The Posts run etiquette circles around us... A fascinating new documentary puts a face to counter-terrorism "informants"... Plus, the fastest musical in history, the high-tech origins of the Super Soaker, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 321: Run The Jewels, Elizabeth Gilbert, Pauline Black American Public Media This week: Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels explains the cat sounds in their new album... Graphic novelist Adrian Tomine tells us why he writes about confused dads... "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert gives us passive-aggressive advice... Ska legend Pauline Black of The Selecter​ spins us a spunky and soulful soundtrack... We learn about the eerie death of Edgar Allan Poe and get a cocktail from his hometown of Baltimore... The Paris Review's Sadie Stein spills on New York juice crawls... Plus Phil Rosenthal on his new food show and an excerpt from Sloane Crosley's first novel. This week: Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels explains the cat sounds in their new album... Graphic novelist Adrian Tomine tells us why he writes about confused dads... "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert gives us passive-aggressive advice... Ska legend Pauline Black of The Selecter​ spins us a spunky and soulful soundtrack... We learn about the eerie death of Edgar Allan Poe and get a cocktail from his hometown of Baltimore... The Paris Review's Sadie Stein spills on New York juice crawls... Plus Phil Rosenthal on his new food show and an excerpt from Sloane Crosley's first novel. This week: Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels explains the cat sounds in their new album... Graphic novelist Adrian Tomine tells us why he writes about confused dads... "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert gives us passive-aggressive advice... Ska legend Pauline Black of The Selecter​ spins us a spunky and soulful soundtrack... We learn about the eerie death of Edgar Allan Poe and get a cocktail from his hometown of Baltimore... The Paris Review's Sadie Stein spills on New York juice crawls... Plus Phil Rosenthal on his new food show and an excerpt from Sloane Crosley's first novel. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 320: Peter Capaldi, Paul Scheer, Shamir American Public Media Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... The great British calendar shift of 1752 inspires a Colonial cocktail... We remember the Queen of the Beach Read -- and dear friend of the show -- Jackie Collins... And Cali pop outfit The Mantles give you some ear candy for before, during, or after your next party. Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... The great British calendar shift of 1752 inspires a Colonial cocktail... We remember the Queen of the Beach Read -- and dear friend of the show -- Jackie Collins... And Cali pop outfit The Mantles give you some ear candy for before, during, or after your next party. Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... The great British calendar shift of 1752 inspires a Colonial cocktail... We remember the Queen of the Beach Read -- and dear friend of the show -- Jackie Collins... And Cali pop outfit The Mantles give you some ear candy for before, during, or after your next party. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture 2015 LA Podfest Bonus: Paul Scheer, Aisha Tyler, Ann Friedman American Public Media Folks! We're unleashing here a special BONUS EPISODE, taped this past Sunday at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Funnyman Paul Scheer ("The League" and "How Did This Get Made?") explains what makes awful films awful, and tries really hard to make Russell Crowe laugh. Comedian Aisha Tyler ("Archer") relives her "Rockapella" days (feat. tons of Peter Gabriel harmonizing), and then joins Paul to tackle etiquette issues... and man buns. Plus, "Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Ann Friedman ponders a future with sentient Barbies, and we behold an icebreaker from The Smartest Man in the World. (Ahem, that's Greg Proops.) Folks! We're unleashing here a special BONUS EPISODE, taped this past Sunday at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Funnyman Paul Scheer ("The League" and "How Did This Get Made?") explains what makes awful films awful, and tries really hard to make Russell Crowe laugh. Comedian Aisha Tyler ("Archer") relives her "Rockapella" days (feat. tons of Peter Gabriel harmonizing), and then joins Paul to tackle etiquette issues... and man buns. Plus, "Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Ann Friedman ponders a future with sentient Barbies, and we behold an icebreaker from The Smartest Man in the World. (Ahem, that's Greg Proops.) Folks! We're unleashing here a special BONUS EPISODE, taped this past Sunday at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Funnyman Paul Scheer ("The League" and "How Did This Get Made?") explains what makes awful films awful, and tries really hard to make Russell Crowe laugh. Comedian Aisha Tyler ("Archer") relives her "Rockapella" days (feat. tons of Peter Gabriel harmonizing), and then joins Paul to tackle etiquette issues... and man buns. Plus, "Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Ann Friedman ponders a future with sentient Barbies, and we behold an icebreaker from The Smartest Man in the World. (Ahem, that's Greg Proops.) 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 291: Eddie Redmayne, Issa Rae, Andrew Jarecki American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audiences love true-crime stories ... We get some insight into the cockroach psyche ... New music to know from Unknown Mortal Orchestra ... And the Posts stop by to remind you to do something a little nice for Valentine's Day this year. Encore Broadcast: Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audiences love true-crime stories ... We get some insight into the cockroach psyche ... New music to know from Unknown Mortal Orchestra ... And the Posts stop by to remind you to do something a little nice for Valentine's Day this year. Encore Broadcast: Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audiences love true-crime stories ... We get some insight into the cockroach psyche ... New music to know from Unknown Mortal Orchestra ... And the Posts stop by to remind you to do something a little nice for Valentine's Day this year. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 319: Emily Mortimer, Julie Klausner, Destroyer American Public Media This week: Writer-actor Emily Mortimer ("Doll & Em") puts friendships under the lens, makes us laugh and squirm... Julie Klausner, co-mastermind of the new comedy series "Difficult People," tackles your questions with ease ... Pop musician Destroyer (a.k.a. Dan Bejar) invites Van Morrison to the party, three times... The day the sun (almost) exploded, as told by George Carlin's daughter Kelly... Ootcha, a potent new tea trend...We re-read Joan Didion, chronicler of culture (and clash). Plus, the real Uncle Sam, the un-dead Terry Gilliam, and the coolest shroom in the room. This week: Writer-actor Emily Mortimer ("Doll & Em") puts friendships under the lens, makes us laugh and squirm... Julie Klausner, co-mastermind of the new comedy series "Difficult People," tackles your questions with ease ... Pop musician Destroyer (a.k.a. Dan Bejar) invites Van Morrison to the party, three times... The day the sun (almost) exploded, as told by George Carlin's daughter Kelly... Ootcha, a potent new tea trend...We re-read Joan Didion, chronicler of culture (and clash). Plus, the real Uncle Sam, the un-dead Terry Gilliam, and the coolest shroom in the room. This week: Writer-actor Emily Mortimer ("Doll & Em") puts friendships under the lens, makes us laugh and squirm... Julie Klausner, co-mastermind of the new comedy series "Difficult People," tackles your questions with ease ... Pop musician Destroyer (a.k.a. Dan Bejar) invites Van Morrison to the party, three times... The day the sun (almost) exploded, as told by George Carlin's daughter Kelly... Ootcha, a potent new tea trend...We re-read Joan Didion, chronicler of culture (and clash). Plus, the real Uncle Sam, the un-dead Terry Gilliam, and the coolest shroom in the room. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 318: Salman Rushdie, Alice Cooper, Carly Rae Jepsen American Public Media This week: Novelist Salman Rushdie stirs up age-old mischief - and magic... Shock rock legend Alice Cooper tells wild tales of Groucho Marx, Paul McCartney, and his "Hollywood Vampires" crew, then slays us with sensible etiquette advice ... Carly Rae Jepsen DJs our party (you'll really, really like her soundtrack).... We shed light on the daguerreotype, then watch a cocktail develop... And Rico samples "Grass Jelly," a white-hot topping for ice-cold desserts. This week: Novelist Salman Rushdie stirs up age-old mischief - and magic... Shock rock legend Alice Cooper tells wild tales of Groucho Marx, Paul McCartney, and his "Hollywood Vampires" crew, then slays us with sensible etiquette advice ... Carly Rae Jepsen DJs our party (you'll really, really like her soundtrack).... We shed light on the daguerreotype, then watch a cocktail develop... And Rico samples "Grass Jelly," a white-hot topping for ice-cold desserts. This week: Novelist Salman Rushdie stirs up age-old mischief - and magic... Shock rock legend Alice Cooper tells wild tales of Groucho Marx, Paul McCartney, and his "Hollywood Vampires" crew, then slays us with sensible etiquette advice ... Carly Rae Jepsen DJs our party (you'll really, really like her soundtrack).... We shed light on the daguerreotype, then watch a cocktail develop... And Rico samples "Grass Jelly," a white-hot topping for ice-cold desserts. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 317: Uzo Aduba, Yo La Tengo, Doug Aitken American Public Media This week: Emmy-nominated actor Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") on what keeps "Crazy Eyes" grounded - and wild fan run-ins...Indie rockers Yo La Tengo cook up a cover-rich soundtrack... Artist Doug Aitken breathes life (and art and music) into old rail hubs, in his new documentary "Station to Station"... The most elaborate college prank in history inspires a Georgia cocktail (without peaches!)... Novelist Matthew Salesses wades into the deluge... The Posts, ambassadors of politesse... We swipe left on a new Tinder robot... and more. This week: Emmy-nominated actor Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") on what keeps "Crazy Eyes" grounded - and wild fan run-ins...Indie rockers Yo La Tengo cook up a cover-rich soundtrack... Artist Doug Aitken breathes life (and art and music) into old rail hubs, in his new documentary "Station to Station"... The most elaborate college prank in history inspires a Georgia cocktail (without peaches!)... Novelist Matthew Salesses wades into the deluge... The Posts, ambassadors of politesse... We swipe left on a new Tinder robot... and more. This week: Emmy-nominated actor Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") on what keeps "Crazy Eyes" grounded - and wild fan run-ins...Indie rockers Yo La Tengo cook up a cover-rich soundtrack... Artist Doug Aitken breathes life (and art and music) into old rail hubs, in his new documentary "Station to Station"... The most elaborate college prank in history inspires a Georgia cocktail (without peaches!)... Novelist Matthew Salesses wades into the deluge... The Posts, ambassadors of politesse... We swipe left on a new Tinder robot... and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 269: Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newman American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only "Cat Cafe" in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history. And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only "Cat Cafe" in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history. And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha" and "Mistress America") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only "Cat Cafe" in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history. And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 316: The 2015 All-Icebreaker Episode American Public Media Witness the 2015 all-joke extravaganza! Per DPD tradition, we've crammed a year's worth of so-bad-they're-good icebreakers into one nifty little package. You'll hear enough lightbulb-changing jokes to last you a lifetime, along with witty one-liners and groaners, from guests including Adam Scott, Marion Cotillard, Joe Manganiello, Tracee Ellis Ross, Oscar the Grouch, Jenny Slate, David Duchovny, Nick Kroll, Fran Drescher, Rivers Cuomo, and more. EYES WILL ROLL. Enjoy! Witness the 2015 all-joke extravaganza! Per DPD tradition, we've crammed a year's worth of so-bad-they're-good icebreakers into one nifty little package. You'll hear enough lightbulb-changing jokes to last you a lifetime, along with witty one-liners and groaners, from guests including Adam Scott, Marion Cotillard, Joe Manganiello, Tracee Ellis Ross, Oscar the Grouch, Jenny Slate, David Duchovny, Nick Kroll, Fran Drescher, Rivers Cuomo, and more. EYES WILL ROLL. Enjoy! Witness the 2015 all-joke extravaganza! Per DPD tradition, we've crammed a year's worth of so-bad-they're-good icebreakers into one nifty little package. You'll hear enough lightbulb-changing jokes to last you a lifetime, along with witty one-liners and groaners, from guests including Adam Scott, Marion Cotillard, Joe Manganiello, Tracee Ellis Ross, Oscar the Grouch, Jenny Slate, David Duchovny, Nick Kroll, Fran Drescher, Rivers Cuomo, and more. EYES WILL ROLL. Enjoy! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special #3: Jason Schwartzman & Adam Scott, Al Pacino, Jason Segel American Public Media "Speakeasy #3" is here! It's our special podcast where we share behind-the-scenes bits and never-before-heard snippets that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In our newest installment, Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott talk power bar problems, Al Pacino invites Brendan on a play date in NYC, and Jason Segel "freaks" out (in the most charming way possible). Plus, rocker Courtney Barnett gets real about encores and Diablo Cody professes her love for her imaginary boyfriend "Speakeasy #3" is here! It's our special podcast where we share behind-the-scenes bits and never-before-heard snippets that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In our newest installment, Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott talk power bar problems, Al Pacino invites Brendan on a play date in NYC, and Jason Segel "freaks" out (in the most charming way possible). Plus, rocker Courtney Barnett gets real about encores and Diablo Cody professes her love for her imaginary boyfriend "Speakeasy #3" is here! It's our special podcast where we share behind-the-scenes bits and never-before-heard snippets that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In our newest installment, Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott talk power bar problems, Al Pacino invites Brendan on a play date in NYC, and Jason Segel "freaks" out (in the most charming way possible). Plus, rocker Courtney Barnett gets real about encores and Diablo Cody professes her love for her imaginary boyfriend 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 296: Ethan Hawke, Broad City, David Duchovny, Vetiver American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... One modern man's quest to find Atlantis... An artist types his way through the canon... And we toast a time when radio made major waves. Encore Broadcast: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... One modern man's quest to find Atlantis... An artist types his way through the canon... And we toast a time when radio made major waves. Encore Broadcast: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... One modern man's quest to find Atlantis... An artist types his way through the canon... And we toast a time when radio made major waves. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 315: Jason Segel, Diablo Cody, and Three Cool Cats American Public Media This week: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Etiquette (and karaoke) tips from rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash")... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more! This week: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Etiquette (and karaoke) tips from rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash")... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more! This week: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Etiquette (and karaoke) tips from rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash")... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 314: Abigail Spencer, Riki Lindhome, ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ American Public Media This week: Actor Abigail Spencer cherishes the Southern truths -- and roots -- of TV's "Rectify" ... Comedian Riki Lindhome, co-everything of the new parody series "Another Period," gives real talk to Lolitas and 'Downton' divas ...Rico hops off-menu to try Oaxacan pickled bread a.k.a. "Piedrazos"...A most absurd list, from the masterminds of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"...The cool history of air conditioning ...And more. This week: Actor Abigail Spencer cherishes the Southern truths -- and roots -- of TV's "Rectify" ... Comedian Riki Lindhome, co-everything of the new parody series "Another Period," gives real talk to Lolitas and 'Downton' divas ...Rico hops off-menu to try Oaxacan pickled bread a.k.a. "Piedrazos"...A most absurd list, from the masterminds of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"...The cool history of air conditioning ...And more. This week: Actor Abigail Spencer cherishes the Southern truths -- and roots -- of TV's "Rectify" ... Comedian Riki Lindhome, co-everything of the new parody series "Another Period," gives real talk to Lolitas and 'Downton' divas ...Rico hops off-menu to try Oaxacan pickled bread a.k.a. "Piedrazos"...A most absurd list, from the masterminds of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"...The cool history of air conditioning ...And more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 313: Liev Schreiber, Joshua Oppenheimer, Mark Ronson American Public Media On this week's show: Liev Schreiber, star of the hit hit-man series "Ray Donovan," brings stories of his dog days... A follow-up documentary from Oscar nominee Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing") looks into the eyes of mass murderers... Mega-producer Mark Ronson DJs our dinner party, gets us out of our seats... A requiem for summer, and siblinghood, from writer Amelia Gray... Brendan visits an Austrian "imbiss" shack -- a sort of meat-and-greet... And the Posts let us eat cake (and sleep at work). Plus: the birth of Bugs Bunny, the garbage robots on the horizon, and the vegan you don't want to meet at a party. On this week's show: Liev Schreiber, star of the hit hit-man series "Ray Donovan," brings stories of his dog days... A follow-up documentary from Oscar nominee Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing") looks into the eyes of mass murderers... Mega-producer Mark Ronson DJs our dinner party, gets us out of our seats... A requiem for summer, and siblinghood, from writer Amelia Gray... Brendan visits an Austrian "imbiss" shack -- a sort of meat-and-greet... And the Posts let us eat cake (and sleep at work). Plus: the birth of Bugs Bunny, the garbage robots on the horizon, and the vegan you don't want to meet at a party. On this week's show: Liev Schreiber, star of the hit hit-man series "Ray Donovan," brings stories of his dog days... A follow-up documentary from Oscar nominee Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing") looks into the eyes of mass murderers... Mega-producer Mark Ronson DJs our dinner party, gets us out of our seats... A requiem for summer, and siblinghood, from writer Amelia Gray... Brendan visits an Austrian "imbiss" shack -- a sort of meat-and-greet... And the Posts let us eat cake (and sleep at work). Plus: the birth of Bugs Bunny, the garbage robots on the horizon, and the vegan you don't want to meet at a party. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 299: Oscar Isaac, Fran Drescher, Wayne Coyne American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Actor Oscar Isaac ("Ex Machina," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into a Lynch-ian dreamscape... Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker, shares a love note from her literary crush... Dutch Crunch and NorCal cuisine find a home in Brooklyn... A striking discovery inspires a brilliant cocktail...Cats wearing headphone, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Oscar Isaac ("Ex Machina," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into a Lynch-ian dreamscape... Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker, shares a love note from her literary crush... Dutch Crunch and NorCal cuisine find a home in Brooklyn... A striking discovery inspires a brilliant cocktail...Cats wearing headphone, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Oscar Isaac ("Ex Machina," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into a Lynch-ian dreamscape... Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker, shares a love note from her literary crush... Dutch Crunch and NorCal cuisine find a home in Brooklyn... A striking discovery inspires a brilliant cocktail...Cats wearing headphone, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 312: Tim and Eric, Juan Felipe Herrera, UnREALity TV American Public Media This week: Comedy duo Tim and Eric get into the Etiquette Zone... New U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wears many hats, counts many lizard tails... An "UnREAL" new show skewers reality TV... Debut novelist Naomi Jackson links Brooklyn and Barbados...The best form-breaking talk shows, handpicked by comedian Chris Gethard ("The Chris Gethard Show")... And we browse menus, through the centuries. Plus, the history of the typewriter, Medieval egg throwing, and Neil Young, howling at the moon! This week: Comedy duo Tim and Eric get into the Etiquette Zone... New U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wears many hats, counts many lizard tails... An "UnREAL" new show skewers reality TV... Debut novelist Naomi Jackson links Brooklyn and Barbados...The best form-breaking talk shows, handpicked by comedian Chris Gethard ("The Chris Gethard Show")... And we browse menus, through the centuries. Plus, the history of the typewriter, Medieval egg throwing, and Neil Young, howling at the moon! This week: Comedy duo Tim and Eric get into the Etiquette Zone... New U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wears many hats, counts many lizard tails... An "UnREAL" new show skewers reality TV... Debut novelist Naomi Jackson links Brooklyn and Barbados...The best form-breaking talk shows, handpicked by comedian Chris Gethard ("The Chris Gethard Show")... And we browse menus, through the centuries. Plus, the history of the typewriter, Medieval egg throwing, and Neil Young, howling at the moon! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 311: Joe Manganiello, Devendra Banhart, Joy Williams American Public Media This week: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker This week: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker This week: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 310: Al Pacino, Adam Scott & Jason Schwartzman, Flo Morrissey American Public Media This week: Al Pacino reflects on playing himself (method, of course), improvising with Sidney Lumet, and watching YOU from the corner booth... Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, two forces behind the risque new comedy "The Overnight," pass our etiquette pop(corn) quiz... Precocious singer Flo Morrissey fashions a soundtrack for lovers, dreamers, and an international man of mystery... The highlights (and lowlights) of redheadedness, through history... We toast baseball's first female umpire... Filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (of the Sundance sensation "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," now in theaters) tells of his wild reversal of fortune. And more! This week: Al Pacino reflects on playing himself (method, of course), improvising with Sidney Lumet, and watching YOU from the corner booth... Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, two forces behind the risque new comedy "The Overnight," pass our etiquette pop(corn) quiz... Precocious singer Flo Morrissey fashions a soundtrack for lovers, dreamers, and an international man of mystery... The highlights (and lowlights) of redheadedness, through history... We toast baseball's first female umpire... Filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (of the Sundance sensation "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," now in theaters) tells of his wild reversal of fortune. And more! This week: Al Pacino reflects on playing himself (method, of course), improvising with Sidney Lumet, and watching YOU from the corner booth... Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, two forces behind the risque new comedy "The Overnight," pass our etiquette pop(corn) quiz... Precocious singer Flo Morrissey fashions a soundtrack for lovers, dreamers, and an international man of mystery... The highlights (and lowlights) of redheadedness, through history... We toast baseball's first female umpire... Filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (of the Sundance sensation "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," now in theaters) tells of his wild reversal of fortune. And more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 309: Paul Dano, Jackie Collins, Hot Chip American Public Media On this week's show: Actor Paul Dano channels his inner Beach Boy...The always saucy novelist Jackie Collins heats up our etiquette segment with talk of models, lost underwear, and a stolen microwave... Crystal Moselle reflects on her unique new documentary, "The Wolfpack," an extreme case of pop culture-as-parent... Alexis Taylor of the band Hot Chip serves up a synthy, soulful playlist, while wearing his heart on his (vinyl) sleeve... And Israeli writer Etgar Keret delivers a darkly funny new memoir, with an assist from "Girls" guy Alex Karpovsky. Plus, Ernest Hemingway's sloppy joe infatuation, selfie art, and more. On this week's show: Actor Paul Dano channels his inner Beach Boy...The always saucy novelist Jackie Collins heats up our etiquette segment with talk of models, lost underwear, and a stolen microwave... Crystal Moselle reflects on her unique new documentary, "The Wolfpack," an extreme case of pop culture-as-parent... Alexis Taylor of the band Hot Chip serves up a synthy, soulful playlist, while wearing his heart on his (vinyl) sleeve... And Israeli writer Etgar Keret delivers a darkly funny new memoir, with an assist from "Girls" guy Alex Karpovsky. Plus, Ernest Hemingway's sloppy joe infatuation, selfie art, and more. On this week's show: Actor Paul Dano channels his inner Beach Boy...The always saucy novelist Jackie Collins heats up our etiquette segment with talk of models, lost underwear, and a stolen microwave... Crystal Moselle reflects on her unique new documentary, "The Wolfpack," an extreme case of pop culture-as-parent... Alexis Taylor of the band Hot Chip serves up a synthy, soulful playlist, while wearing his heart on his (vinyl) sleeve... And Israeli writer Etgar Keret delivers a darkly funny new memoir, with an assist from "Girls" guy Alex Karpovsky. Plus, Ernest Hemingway's sloppy joe infatuation, selfie art, and more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 308: Marion Cotillard, Kenny G, High Maintenance American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's story of an unusual relationship ... New tune from Mikal Cronin ... And why positive linguistic bias is awesome! Encore Broadcast: Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's story of an unusual relationship ... New tune from Mikal Cronin ... And why positive linguistic bias is awesome! Encore Broadcast: Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's story of an unusual relationship ... New tune from Mikal Cronin ... And why positive linguistic bias is awesome! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 307: Alison Bechdel, Chuck Palahniuk, Colleen American Public Media On this week's show: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine - from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more. On this week's show: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine - from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more. On this week's show: Alison Bechdel -- whose graphic memoir "Fun Home" is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical -- tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage... "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel... The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups... We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen... 2015 ballpark cuisine - from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can't visit for 100 years, and lots more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 306: Michael Ian Black, Angel Olsen, Marlon James, Lizzo American Public Media This week, it's a special live(ly) edition of the DPD, recorded at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Comedian Michael Ian Black comes bearing terrible casseroles and terribly funny etiquette advice... Rocker Angel Olsen plays the lights out... Acclaimed novelist Marlon James remembers the time when his inner diva took center-stage, then introduces us to Jamaican geek subcultures... We connect the dots in the history of Twister - a game once derided as "sex in a box"... And hip-hop phenom Lizzo closes the show with an anthem of self-acceptance. This week, it's a special live(ly) edition of the DPD, recorded at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Comedian Michael Ian Black comes bearing terrible casseroles and terribly funny etiquette advice... Rocker Angel Olsen plays the lights out... Acclaimed novelist Marlon James remembers the time when his inner diva took center-stage, then introduces us to Jamaican geek subcultures... We connect the dots in the history of Twister - a game once derided as "sex in a box"... And hip-hop phenom Lizzo closes the show with an anthem of self-acceptance. This week, it's a special live(ly) edition of the DPD, recorded at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Comedian Michael Ian Black comes bearing terrible casseroles and terribly funny etiquette advice... Rocker Angel Olsen plays the lights out... Acclaimed novelist Marlon James remembers the time when his inner diva took center-stage, then introduces us to Jamaican geek subcultures... We connect the dots in the history of Twister - a game once derided as "sex in a box"... And hip-hop phenom Lizzo closes the show with an anthem of self-acceptance. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 305: Blondie, Oscar the Grouch, Thomas Vinterberg American Public Media This week: The band Blondie talks mod style and hoarding habits... Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg ponders the vicissitudes of fate - and then yodels... Oscar the Grouch deigns to give us etiquette advice (DON'T thank him for it)... Comedian Maz Jobrani gets his dream gig, with a nightmarish caveat... We digest some Knish Knowledge... British band Public Service Broadcasting deejays the loneliest dinner party in the world ... Plus: canes with eyes, riots over Shakespeare, and Muppet humor. This week: The band Blondie talks mod style and hoarding habits... Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg ponders the vicissitudes of fate - and then yodels... Oscar the Grouch deigns to give us etiquette advice (DON'T thank him for it)... Comedian Maz Jobrani gets his dream gig, with a nightmarish caveat... We digest some Knish Knowledge... British band Public Service Broadcasting deejays the loneliest dinner party in the world ... Plus: canes with eyes, riots over Shakespeare, and Muppet humor. This week: The band Blondie talks mod style and hoarding habits... Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg ponders the vicissitudes of fate - and then yodels... Oscar the Grouch deigns to give us etiquette advice (DON'T thank him for it)... Comedian Maz Jobrani gets his dream gig, with a nightmarish caveat... We digest some Knish Knowledge... British band Public Service Broadcasting deejays the loneliest dinner party in the world ... Plus: canes with eyes, riots over Shakespeare, and Muppet humor. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special #2: Remembering Chris Burden American Public Media Today we bring you the second installment of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In this edition, Rico and Brendan talk about conceptual artist Chris Burden, who died this Sunday at the age of 69. Today we bring you the second installment of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In this edition, Rico and Brendan talk about conceptual artist Chris Burden, who died this Sunday at the age of 69. Today we bring you the second installment of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. In this edition, Rico and Brendan talk about conceptual artist Chris Burden, who died this Sunday at the age of 69. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 304: Mike Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the history of the replay ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt on art outside the Hollywood machine ... Lambs on the run ... And we read Dick Cavett's new book, even though he thinks that's kind of naive. Encore Broadcast: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the history of the replay ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt on art outside the Hollywood machine ... Lambs on the run ... And we read Dick Cavett's new book, even though he thinks that's kind of naive. Encore Broadcast: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the history of the replay ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt on art outside the Hollywood machine ... Lambs on the run ... And we read Dick Cavett's new book, even though he thinks that's kind of naive. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 303: Amy Schumer, Cokie Roberts, Kurt Cobain in His Own Words American Public Media This week: Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer talks on the wild side... NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts celebrates our female forebears, then offers some civil advice ... A new documentary is at home with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain... Improv wizard and general smartypants Greg Proops challenges three brains to a battle... Nashville's hot chicken lives up to its name... Writer Heidi Julavits lets us snoop on her diary...We toast the mysterious "Elise" behind Beethoven's iconic composition... And lots more! This week: Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer talks on the wild side... NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts celebrates our female forebears, then offers some civil advice ... A new documentary is at home with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain... Improv wizard and general smartypants Greg Proops challenges three brains to a battle... Nashville's hot chicken lives up to its name... Writer Heidi Julavits lets us snoop on her diary...We toast the mysterious "Elise" behind Beethoven's iconic composition... And lots more! This week: Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer talks on the wild side... NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts celebrates our female forebears, then offers some civil advice ... A new documentary is at home with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain... Improv wizard and general smartypants Greg Proops challenges three brains to a battle... Nashville's hot chicken lives up to its name... Writer Heidi Julavits lets us snoop on her diary...We toast the mysterious "Elise" behind Beethoven's iconic composition... And lots more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 302: Mark Ronson, Young Fathers, ‘War Fries’ American Public Media This week: Mark Ronson makes a new Macarena, dissects the many roles of a modern-day music producer... Writer Amelia Gray imagines a world of competitive grieving... Scottish hip-hop artists Young Fathers - winners of the Mercury Prize for Best 2014 British Album - deejay a deep dinner party... The Posts return with gripping advice ... Rico steels himself to eat "war fries" in Amsterdam... Rain facts keep falling on our heads.... Spam reaches its first inbox... And lots more! This week: Mark Ronson makes a new Macarena, dissects the many roles of a modern-day music producer... Writer Amelia Gray imagines a world of competitive grieving... Scottish hip-hop artists Young Fathers - winners of the Mercury Prize for Best 2014 British Album - deejay a deep dinner party... The Posts return with gripping advice ... Rico steels himself to eat "war fries" in Amsterdam... Rain facts keep falling on our heads.... Spam reaches its first inbox... And lots more! This week: Mark Ronson makes a new Macarena, dissects the many roles of a modern-day music producer... Writer Amelia Gray imagines a world of competitive grieving... Scottish hip-hop artists Young Fathers - winners of the Mercury Prize for Best 2014 British Album - deejay a deep dinner party... The Posts return with gripping advice ... Rico steels himself to eat "war fries" in Amsterdam... Rain facts keep falling on our heads.... Spam reaches its first inbox... And lots more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 301: The 2015 All-Music Episode American Public Media This week: Just in time for the last Coachella weekend and Record Store Day, it's a special ALL-MUSIC EPISODE! We've got tunes and tales from Nancy Sinatra, Miguel, Carrie Brownstein, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve Martin. Also, David Crosby chats about crafting his classic California album… Classical maestro Gustavo Dudamel declares his love for all things Aerosmith... Todd Snider gets his wallet stolen by Tony Bennett (well, kinda)... Lars Ulrich bows to the crowd... And Jenny Lewis and Benjamin Booker pitch in as dinnertime DJs. This week: Just in time for the last Coachella weekend and Record Store Day, it's a special ALL-MUSIC EPISODE! We've got tunes and tales from Nancy Sinatra, Miguel, Carrie Brownstein, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve Martin. Also, David Crosby chats about crafting his classic California album… Classical maestro Gustavo Dudamel declares his love for all things Aerosmith... Todd Snider gets his wallet stolen by Tony Bennett (well, kinda)... Lars Ulrich bows to the crowd... And Jenny Lewis and Benjamin Booker pitch in as dinnertime DJs. This week: Just in time for the last Coachella weekend and Record Store Day, it's a special ALL-MUSIC EPISODE! We've got tunes and tales from Nancy Sinatra, Miguel, Carrie Brownstein, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve Martin. Also, David Crosby chats about crafting his classic California album… Classical maestro Gustavo Dudamel declares his love for all things Aerosmith... Todd Snider gets his wallet stolen by Tony Bennett (well, kinda)... Lars Ulrich bows to the crowd... And Jenny Lewis and Benjamin Booker pitch in as dinnertime DJs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 300: DPD Special! American Public Media This week: To celebrate our 300th episode, we're telling the DPD origin story! You'll hear pieces of our first-ever episode (yes, spooky)... highlights from format-busting conversations with Spike Lee and Elaine Stritch... Advice (and jeers) from our public radio peers... Behind-the-scenes tales that we've never shared before... And a chat with two very special guests, without whom Brendan and Rico literally COULD NOT EXIST! It's everything but the kitchen sink (and cupcakes). This week: To celebrate our 300th episode, we're telling the DPD origin story! You'll hear pieces of our first-ever episode (yes, spooky)... highlights from format-busting conversations with Spike Lee and Elaine Stritch... Advice (and jeers) from our public radio peers... Behind-the-scenes tales that we've never shared before... And a chat with two very special guests, without whom Brendan and Rico literally COULD NOT EXIST! It's everything but the kitchen sink (and cupcakes). This week: To celebrate our 300th episode, we're telling the DPD origin story! You'll hear pieces of our first-ever episode (yes, spooky)... highlights from format-busting conversations with Spike Lee and Elaine Stritch... Advice (and jeers) from our public radio peers... Behind-the-scenes tales that we've never shared before... And a chat with two very special guests, without whom Brendan and Rico literally COULD NOT EXIST! It's everything but the kitchen sink (and cupcakes). 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 299: Oscar Isaac, Fran Drescher, Wayne Coyne American Public Media This Week: Actor Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into a Lynch-ian dreamscape... Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker, shares a love note from her literary crush... Dutch Crunch and NorCal cuisine find a home in Brooklyn... A striking discovery inspires a brilliant cocktail...Cats wearing headphone, and more! This Week: Actor Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into a Lynch-ian dreamscape... Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker, shares a love note from her literary crush... Dutch Crunch and NorCal cuisine find a home in Brooklyn... A striking discovery inspires a brilliant cocktail...Cats wearing headphone, and more! This Week: Actor Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into a Lynch-ian dreamscape... Mary Norris, copy editor at the New Yorker, shares a love note from her literary crush... Dutch Crunch and NorCal cuisine find a home in Brooklyn... A striking discovery inspires a brilliant cocktail...Cats wearing headphone, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Speakeasy Special #1 American Public Media Welcome to the first episode of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. Think of it like the casual little bistro beside our bustling restaurant. On this inaugural podcast, Aubrey Plaza and Brendan invent a new morning beverage - the breakfast martini; Zachary Quinto and Rico discuss the pros and cons of wearing high heels; and Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster of "The Best Show" propose a novel solution for when you pick up two lids instead of one at a salsa bar. Brendan and Rico also chitchat about upcoming guests, life, and the darkness in men's souls. You know, just light banter. Welcome to the first episode of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. Think of it like the casual little bistro beside our bustling restaurant. On this inaugural podcast, Aubrey Plaza and Brendan invent a new morning beverage - the breakfast martini; Zachary Quinto and Rico discuss the pros and cons of wearing high heels; and Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster of "The Best Show" propose a novel solution for when you pick up two lids instead of one at a salsa bar. Brendan and Rico also chitchat about upcoming guests, life, and the darkness in men's souls. You know, just light banter. Welcome to the first episode of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. Think of it like the casual little bistro beside our bustling restaurant. On this inaugural podcast, Aubrey Plaza and Brendan invent a new morning beverage - the breakfast martini; Zachary Quinto and Rico discuss the pros and cons of wearing high heels; and Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster of "The Best Show" propose a novel solution for when you pick up two lids instead of one at a salsa bar. Brendan and Rico also chitchat about upcoming guests, life, and the darkness in men's souls. You know, just light banter. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 298: Aubrey Plaza, Laura Marling, Scharpling & Wurster American Public Media Actress Aubrey Plaza needs no introduction (because she's got it memorized)... Singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a soundtrack for evenings warm and chilly... Writer Jon Ronson looks at shaming on social media and sees our modern pillory... The comic duo Scharpling & Wurster take our etiquette segment to the strangest of places, which might be a city in Pennsylvania!... A new taste of Hawaiian food -- the ultimate fusion cuisine... Two bitter rivals in polar exploration inspire an icy cocktail...Essayist Meghan Daum ponies up a joke... And more. Actress Aubrey Plaza needs no introduction (because she's got it memorized)... Singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a soundtrack for evenings warm and chilly... Writer Jon Ronson looks at shaming on social media and sees our modern pillory... The comic duo Scharpling & Wurster take our etiquette segment to the strangest of places, which might be a city in Pennsylvania!... A new taste of Hawaiian food -- the ultimate fusion cuisine... Two bitter rivals in polar exploration inspire an icy cocktail...Essayist Meghan Daum ponies up a joke... And more. Actress Aubrey Plaza needs no introduction (because she's got it memorized)... Singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a soundtrack for evenings warm and chilly... Writer Jon Ronson looks at shaming on social media and sees our modern pillory... The comic duo Scharpling & Wurster take our etiquette segment to the strangest of places, which might be a city in Pennsylvania!... A new taste of Hawaiian food -- the ultimate fusion cuisine... Two bitter rivals in polar exploration inspire an icy cocktail...Essayist Meghan Daum ponies up a joke... And more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 297: Zachary Quinto, Sara Schaefer, Leon Bridges American Public Media This week: Actor Zachary Quinto gets a memento from Tennessee Williams... Soul singer Leon Bridges steps back in time... Comedian Sara Schaefer aces her hygiene homework... Beating food waste, in new ways... The most costly art heist in U.S. history inspires a bitter cocktail (made by a former art guard!)... A soundtrack from post-punk band Viet Cong....And more. This week: Actor Zachary Quinto gets a memento from Tennessee Williams... Soul singer Leon Bridges steps back in time... Comedian Sara Schaefer aces her hygiene homework... Beating food waste, in new ways... The most costly art heist in U.S. history inspires a bitter cocktail (made by a former art guard!)... A soundtrack from post-punk band Viet Cong....And more. This week: Actor Zachary Quinto gets a memento from Tennessee Williams... Soul singer Leon Bridges steps back in time... Comedian Sara Schaefer aces her hygiene homework... Beating food waste, in new ways... The most costly art heist in U.S. history inspires a bitter cocktail (made by a former art guard!)... A soundtrack from post-punk band Viet Cong....And more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 296: Ethan Hawke, Broad City, David Duchovny, Vetiver American Public Media This week: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... One modern man's quest to find Atlantis... An artist types his way through the canon... And we toast a time when radio made major waves. This week: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... One modern man's quest to find Atlantis... An artist types his way through the canon... And we toast a time when radio made major waves. This week: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... One modern man's quest to find Atlantis... An artist types his way through the canon... And we toast a time when radio made major waves. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 295: Dev Patel, Dave Barry, Lady Lamb American Public Media This week: "Chappie" star Dev Patel on acting alongside robots and Dames... Dave Barry brings a machete to our etiquette segment... Author Tania James sees life (and loss) through the eyes of a child elephant... Singer Lady Lamb makes a playlist for us, and for her best friend Shervin..."The Cat in the Hat" trumps Dick and Jane... Suggestions from a "mustard sommelier"... We meet "The Wrecking Crew" -- the session musicians behind hundreds of '60s/'70s hits... And more! This week: "Chappie" star Dev Patel on acting alongside robots and Dames... Dave Barry brings a machete to our etiquette segment... Author Tania James sees life (and loss) through the eyes of a child elephant... Singer Lady Lamb makes a playlist for us, and for her best friend Shervin..."The Cat in the Hat" trumps Dick and Jane... Suggestions from a "mustard sommelier"... We meet "The Wrecking Crew" -- the session musicians behind hundreds of '60s/'70s hits... And more! This week: "Chappie" star Dev Patel on acting alongside robots and Dames... Dave Barry brings a machete to our etiquette segment... Author Tania James sees life (and loss) through the eyes of a child elephant... Singer Lady Lamb makes a playlist for us, and for her best friend Shervin..."The Cat in the Hat" trumps Dick and Jane... Suggestions from a "mustard sommelier"... We meet "The Wrecking Crew" -- the session musicians behind hundreds of '60s/'70s hits... And more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 294: Jason Schwartzman, Weezer, Barbara Kruger, Tenacious D American Public Media Encore Broadcast: Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot... And Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D shred etiquette to pieces. Also, humorist Simon Rich ponders barbarism and hamsters, a new Kit Kat craze hits the US, we tune into static small talk, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot... And Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D shred etiquette to pieces. Also, humorist Simon Rich ponders barbarism and hamsters, a new Kit Kat craze hits the US, we tune into static small talk, and more! Encore Broadcast: Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot... And Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D shred etiquette to pieces. Also, humorist Simon Rich ponders barbarism and hamsters, a new Kit Kat craze hits the US, we tune into static small talk, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 293: Titus Welliver, Sleater-Kinney, Tracee Ellis Ross American Public Media This week: Actor Titus Welliver on shooting a gun, canonically ... Corin Tucker doesn't think her band's music is too awful ... Tracee Ellis Ross shares the gift of laughter and a loopy life coach ... Comedian Maz Jobrani helps our listeners confront stereotypes and racism, with jokes ... Hollywood costume creator Colleen Atwood reveals one dress she won't be designing ... Small, squishy creatures with powerful mouths (and we're not talking about politics) ... Why one type of Chinese cooking is so hot right now, while also less hot than you think ... Some splashy history ... And a newly-released song from the iconic Pop Staples ... This week: Actor Titus Welliver on shooting a gun, canonically ... Corin Tucker doesn't think her band's music is too awful ... Tracee Ellis Ross shares the gift of laughter and a loopy life coach ... Comedian Maz Jobrani helps our listeners confront stereotypes and racism, with jokes ... Hollywood costume creator Colleen Atwood reveals one dress she won't be designing ... Small, squishy creatures with powerful mouths (and we're not talking about politics) ... Why one type of Chinese cooking is so hot right now, while also less hot than you think ... Some splashy history ... And a newly-released song from the iconic Pop Staples ... This week: Actor Titus Welliver on shooting a gun, canonically ... Corin Tucker doesn't think her band's music is too awful ... Tracee Ellis Ross shares the gift of laughter and a loopy life coach ... Comedian Maz Jobrani helps our listeners confront stereotypes and racism, with jokes ... Hollywood costume creator Colleen Atwood reveals one dress she won't be designing ... Small, squishy creatures with powerful mouths (and we're not talking about politics) ... Why one type of Chinese cooking is so hot right now, while also less hot than you think ... Some splashy history ... And a newly-released song from the iconic Pop Staples ... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 292: Marion Cotillard, Kenny G, High Maintenance American Public Media Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's story of an unusual relationship ... And why positive linguistic bias is awesome! Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's story of an unusual relationship ... And why positive linguistic bias is awesome! Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's story of an unusual relationship ... And why positive linguistic bias is awesome! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 291: Eddie Redmayne, Issa Rae, Andrew Jarecki American Public Media Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audiences love true-crime stories ... We get some insight into the cockroach psyche ... New music to know from Unknown Mortal Orchestra ... And the Posts stop by to remind you to do something a little nice for Valentine's Day this year. Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audiences love true-crime stories ... We get some insight into the cockroach psyche ... New music to know from Unknown Mortal Orchestra ... And the Posts stop by to remind you to do something a little nice for Valentine's Day this year. Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audiences love true-crime stories ... We get some insight into the cockroach psyche ... New music to know from Unknown Mortal Orchestra ... And the Posts stop by to remind you to do something a little nice for Valentine's Day this year. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 290: Patricia Arquette, Weird Al, and Jenny Lewis American Public Media Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es. Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es. Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 289: Frank Gehry, Miranda July, Dame Edna American Public Media This week: A musical peek into Frank Gehry's house ... Dame Edna delivers 'glorious' advice ... Miranda July builds a system ... The children raised amid resource extraction ... Adding butter to coffee to make it 'Bulletproof' ...Natalie Prass curates a list of sisters and goddesses ... and a case of déjà vu (déjà vu) This week: A musical peek into Frank Gehry's house ... Dame Edna delivers 'glorious' advice ... Miranda July builds a system ... The children raised amid resource extraction ... Adding butter to coffee to make it 'Bulletproof' ...Natalie Prass curates a list of sisters and goddesses ... and a case of déjà vu (déjà vu) This week: A musical peek into Frank Gehry's house ... Dame Edna delivers 'glorious' advice ... Miranda July builds a system ... The children raised amid resource extraction ... Adding butter to coffee to make it 'Bulletproof' ...Natalie Prass curates a list of sisters and goddesses ... and a case of déjà vu (déjà vu) 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 288: Nick Kroll, Laura Poitras, Eddie Huang American Public Media This week: The filmmaker who documented Edward Snowden (but didn't decorate his hotel room) ... Comedian Nick Kroll goes in search of the weirdest voices in America ... Chef and author Eddie Huang tries to bring authenticity to a network sitcom ... Kolache pastries heat up ... An opera star shares moments when music made the movie ... Lionfish on the prowl ... The luck of the Lucas Gusher ... and a brassy new number from super-producer Mark Ronson. This week: The filmmaker who documented Edward Snowden (but didn't decorate his hotel room) ... Comedian Nick Kroll goes in search of the weirdest voices in America ... Chef and author Eddie Huang tries to bring authenticity to a network sitcom ... Kolache pastries heat up ... An opera star shares moments when music made the movie ... Lionfish on the prowl ... The luck of the Lucas Gusher ... and a brassy new number from super-producer Mark Ronson. This week: The filmmaker who documented Edward Snowden (but didn't decorate his hotel room) ... Comedian Nick Kroll goes in search of the weirdest voices in America ... Chef and author Eddie Huang tries to bring authenticity to a network sitcom ... Kolache pastries heat up ... An opera star shares moments when music made the movie ... Lionfish on the prowl ... The luck of the Lucas Gusher ... and a brassy new number from super-producer Mark Ronson. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 287: J.C. Chandor, Mark Duplass, Twerps American Public Media This week: Actor-writer-director Mark Duplass on brotherly love - without eye-contact ... A spicy, south-of-the-border drink trend ... Filmmaker J.C. Chandor makes art inspired by tragedy ... FM radio is invented, and we're pretty grateful ... An ex-Aerosmith roadie/sailor/journalist settles down on an unlikely farm ... Aussie rockers Twerps turn up the volume ... Latin lessons from Panda Bear ... The West Virginia town without modern technology (because of modern technology) ... And a mammoth of a story from author Thomas Pierce. This week: Actor-writer-director Mark Duplass on brotherly love - without eye-contact ... A spicy, south-of-the-border drink trend ... Filmmaker J.C. Chandor makes art inspired by tragedy ... FM radio is invented, and we're pretty grateful ... An ex-Aerosmith roadie/sailor/journalist settles down on an unlikely farm ... Aussie rockers Twerps turn up the volume ... Latin lessons from Panda Bear ... The West Virginia town without modern technology (because of modern technology) ... And a mammoth of a story from author Thomas Pierce. This week: Actor-writer-director Mark Duplass on brotherly love - without eye-contact ... A spicy, south-of-the-border drink trend ... Filmmaker J.C. Chandor makes art inspired by tragedy ... FM radio is invented, and we're pretty grateful ... An ex-Aerosmith roadie/sailor/journalist settles down on an unlikely farm ... Aussie rockers Twerps turn up the volume ... Latin lessons from Panda Bear ... The West Virginia town without modern technology (because of modern technology) ... And a mammoth of a story from author Thomas Pierce. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 286: Best of 2014 American Public Media We are kicking off 2015 by rounding-up some of our (and your!) favorite moments from 2014. Actor Jeffrey Tambor talks parenting -- in real life and television ... Grilled cheese sandwiches fall from the sky ... Anjelica Huston will not be forgotten ... A collection of all-star etiquette wisdom from Billy Eichner, Mel Brooks, Betty Halbreich, Justin Simien, and Annabelle Gurwitch ... Jessie Ware shows us some love ... Marlon James takes us to Jamaica, Bill Nye takes us to the stars, and Greta Gerwig jumps for joke-joy. We are kicking off 2015 by rounding-up some of our (and your!) favorite moments from 2014. Actor Jeffrey Tambor talks parenting -- in real life and television ... Grilled cheese sandwiches fall from the sky ... Anjelica Huston will not be forgotten ... A collection of all-star etiquette wisdom from Billy Eichner, Mel Brooks, Betty Halbreich, Justin Simien, and Annabelle Gurwitch ... Jessie Ware shows us some love ... Marlon James takes us to Jamaica, Bill Nye takes us to the stars, and Greta Gerwig jumps for joke-joy. We are kicking off 2015 by rounding-up some of our (and your!) favorite moments from 2014. Actor Jeffrey Tambor talks parenting -- in real life and television ... Grilled cheese sandwiches fall from the sky ... Anjelica Huston will not be forgotten ... A collection of all-star etiquette wisdom from Billy Eichner, Mel Brooks, Betty Halbreich, Justin Simien, and Annabelle Gurwitch ... Jessie Ware shows us some love ... Marlon James takes us to Jamaica, Bill Nye takes us to the stars, and Greta Gerwig jumps for joke-joy. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 285: Wes Anderson, Dave Barry, and Real Estate American Public Media This Week: Filmmaker Wes Anderson on stoves that witnessed history... Humorist Dave Barry takes aim at your etiquette questions... Real Estate (the band, not the biz sector) play party DJ... Lit phenom Helen Oyeyemi gazes into the mirror, mirror... And Noah Strycker opens up his bird-brain. Plus, wild camels roaming Texas, the strangest cleanse ever, and Mac DeMarco's tuneful "Brother." This Week: Filmmaker Wes Anderson on stoves that witnessed history... Humorist Dave Barry takes aim at your etiquette questions... Real Estate (the band, not the biz sector) play party DJ... Lit phenom Helen Oyeyemi gazes into the mirror, mirror... And Noah Strycker opens up his bird-brain. Plus, wild camels roaming Texas, the strangest cleanse ever, and Mac DeMarco's tuneful "Brother." This Week: Filmmaker Wes Anderson on stoves that witnessed history... Humorist Dave Barry takes aim at your etiquette questions... Real Estate (the band, not the biz sector) play party DJ... Lit phenom Helen Oyeyemi gazes into the mirror, mirror... And Noah Strycker opens up his bird-brain. Plus, wild camels roaming Texas, the strangest cleanse ever, and Mac DeMarco's tuneful "Brother." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Holiday Bonus: Frolic with Molly Ringwald and Friends American Public Media We're issuing you a holiday bonus — in the form of an extra podcast. We know, it's what you wanted most of all. So we've wrapped up the contents of our recent Holiday Frolic live event in Los Angeles. You'll hear an extended version of the B.J. Novak story and conversation from last week's broadcast, plus some podcast-exclusives: Etiquette (and sushi secrets) from Molly Ringwald and music from Moses Sumney and The Silver Lake Chorus. We're issuing you a holiday bonus — in the form of an extra podcast. We know, it's what you wanted most of all. So we've wrapped up the contents of our recent Holiday Frolic live event in Los Angeles. You'll hear an extended version of the B.J. Novak story and conversation from last week's broadcast, plus some podcast-exclusives: Etiquette (and sushi secrets) from Molly Ringwald and music from Moses Sumney and The Silver Lake Chorus. We're issuing you a holiday bonus — in the form of an extra podcast. We know, it's what you wanted most of all. So we've wrapped up the contents of our recent Holiday Frolic live event in Los Angeles. You'll hear an extended version of the B.J. Novak story and conversation from last week's broadcast, plus some podcast-exclusives: Etiquette (and sushi secrets) from Molly Ringwald and music from Moses Sumney and The Silver Lake Chorus. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 284: B.J. Novak (live!), The Dukes of Hazzard, and Miriam Toews American Public Media A special fireside chat with writer-actor B.J. Novak, from our “Holiday Frolic” road show ... Also: Canadian author Miriam Toews' tale of two sisters... We tag along on "The Search for General Tso" ... The stars of classic 1970's “The Dukes of Hazzard” play holiday DJ for us ... Actor Joel Edgerton swims right into a punchline ... A reality show in the UAE crowns the "Prince of Poets" ... King C. Gillette's 1895 invention of the disposable razor and his against-the-grain politics ... Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning pop in bearing a sack full of etiquette tips for the nice and naughty ... And D’Angelo returns with "Black Messiah," his first release in fourteen years. A special fireside chat with writer-actor B.J. Novak, from our “Holiday Frolic” road show ... Also: Canadian author Miriam Toews' tale of two sisters... We tag along on "The Search for General Tso" ... The stars of classic 1970's “The Dukes of Hazzard” play holiday DJ for us ... Actor Joel Edgerton swims right into a punchline ... A reality show in the UAE crowns the "Prince of Poets" ... King C. Gillette's 1895 invention of the disposable razor and his against-the-grain politics ... Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning pop in bearing a sack full of etiquette tips for the nice and naughty ... And D’Angelo returns with "Black Messiah," his first release in fourteen years. A special fireside chat with writer-actor B.J. Novak, from our “Holiday Frolic” road show ... Also: Canadian author Miriam Toews' tale of two sisters... We tag along on "The Search for General Tso" ... The stars of classic 1970's “The Dukes of Hazzard” play holiday DJ for us ... Actor Joel Edgerton swims right into a punchline ... A reality show in the UAE crowns the "Prince of Poets" ... King C. Gillette's 1895 invention of the disposable razor and his against-the-grain politics ... Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning pop in bearing a sack full of etiquette tips for the nice and naughty ... And D’Angelo returns with "Black Messiah," his first release in fourteen years. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 283: Mike Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the history of the replay ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt on art outside the Hollywood machine ... Lambs on the run ... And we read Dick Cavett's new book, even though he thinks that's kind of naive. This week: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the history of the replay ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt on art outside the Hollywood machine ... Lambs on the run ... And we read Dick Cavett's new book, even though he thinks that's kind of naive. This week: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the history of the replay ... Joseph Gordon-Levitt on art outside the Hollywood machine ... Lambs on the run ... And we read Dick Cavett's new book, even though he thinks that's kind of naive. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 282: Michael Cera, Nick Hornby, and Viv Albertine American Public Media This week: How Michael Cera keeps the act alive ... Viv Albertine of The Slits on punk rock conformity ... Nick Hornby reveals his secret plans for "Wild II" ... Essayist Meghan Daum is not impressed by Cronuts ... Conor Oberst serves up an eclectic dinner party playlist ... Momo dumplings migrate from the Himalayas to Queens ... The first text message ever sent ... And how a cartoon mouse got involved in an art heist. This week: How Michael Cera keeps the act alive ... Viv Albertine of The Slits on punk rock conformity ... Nick Hornby reveals his secret plans for "Wild II" ... Essayist Meghan Daum is not impressed by Cronuts ... Conor Oberst serves up an eclectic dinner party playlist ... Momo dumplings migrate from the Himalayas to Queens ... The first text message ever sent ... And how a cartoon mouse got involved in an art heist. This week: How Michael Cera keeps the act alive ... Viv Albertine of The Slits on punk rock conformity ... Nick Hornby reveals his secret plans for "Wild II" ... Essayist Meghan Daum is not impressed by Cronuts ... Conor Oberst serves up an eclectic dinner party playlist ... Momo dumplings migrate from the Himalayas to Queens ... The first text message ever sent ... And how a cartoon mouse got involved in an art heist. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 281: All-Food Special 2014 American Public Media To celebrate Thanksgiving (and, even better, leftovers!) it's our annual All Food Special. Featuring: Perfection on a sushi plate ... Hot, spicy, and festive horseradish ... Filmmaker Jim Jarmush gets corny ... Jimmy Buffet makes an indie rocker cry ... Trendy Filipino flavors ... Obsessive food Instagramming ... A glimpse inside a restaurant kitchen ... And the 'Delicious' life of Ruth Reichl. To celebrate Thanksgiving (and, even better, leftovers!) it's our annual All Food Special. Featuring: Perfection on a sushi plate ... Hot, spicy, and festive horseradish ... Filmmaker Jim Jarmush gets corny ... Jimmy Buffet makes an indie rocker cry ... Trendy Filipino flavors ... Obsessive food Instagramming ... A glimpse inside a restaurant kitchen ... And the 'Delicious' life of Ruth Reichl. To celebrate Thanksgiving (and, even better, leftovers!) it's our annual All Food Special. Featuring: Perfection on a sushi plate ... Hot, spicy, and festive horseradish ... Filmmaker Jim Jarmush gets corny ... Jimmy Buffet makes an indie rocker cry ... Trendy Filipino flavors ... Obsessive food Instagramming ... A glimpse inside a restaurant kitchen ... And the 'Delicious' life of Ruth Reichl. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 280: Bryan Ferry, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessie Ware American Public Media Roxy Music rocker Bryan Ferry explains capital-A Art ... Lynne Rossetto Kasper takes a seat at our Splendid Table ... One of the nation's most-acclaimed poets, Billy Collins, invents some words ... Aasif Mandvi of "The Daily Show" channels MJ to unite a crowd ... Singer Jessie Ware gets sassy ... Beer writer William Bostwick on beers from watered-down to porked-up ... A 3AM phone call nobody wants ... New jams from Iceland ... And a newly-discovered mystery surrounding the death of Vincent Van Gogh. Roxy Music rocker Bryan Ferry explains capital-A Art ... Lynne Rossetto Kasper takes a seat at our Splendid Table ... One of the nation's most-acclaimed poets, Billy Collins, invents some words ... Aasif Mandvi of "The Daily Show" channels MJ to unite a crowd ... Singer Jessie Ware gets sassy ... Beer writer William Bostwick on beers from watered-down to porked-up ... A 3AM phone call nobody wants ... New jams from Iceland ... And a newly-discovered mystery surrounding the death of Vincent Van Gogh. Roxy Music rocker Bryan Ferry explains capital-A Art ... Lynne Rossetto Kasper takes a seat at our Splendid Table ... One of the nation's most-acclaimed poets, Billy Collins, invents some words ... Aasif Mandvi of "The Daily Show" channels MJ to unite a crowd ... Singer Jessie Ware gets sassy ... Beer writer William Bostwick on beers from watered-down to porked-up ... A 3AM phone call nobody wants ... New jams from Iceland ... And a newly-discovered mystery surrounding the death of Vincent Van Gogh. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 279: Anjelica Huston, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Glyn Johns American Public Media Anjelica Huston talks about bad boys and leading ladies ... The difficulty of making a film in a warzone ... Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton cooks what she knows ... You may not have heard of Glyn Johns, but you've probably heard the long list of rock hits he helped create ... Emily Spivack unsuccessfully plays cards in the jungle ... Kevin Morby's movie montage moment ... Why Congress won't allow airplane rides at Disneyland ... And the Posts advise light drinks and heavy eaters ... Anjelica Huston talks about bad boys and leading ladies ... The difficulty of making a film in a warzone ... Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton cooks what she knows ... You may not have heard of Glyn Johns, but you've probably heard the long list of rock hits he helped create ... Emily Spivack unsuccessfully plays cards in the jungle ... Kevin Morby's movie montage moment ... Why Congress won't allow airplane rides at Disneyland ... And the Posts advise light drinks and heavy eaters ... Anjelica Huston talks about bad boys and leading ladies ... The difficulty of making a film in a warzone ... Chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton cooks what she knows ... You may not have heard of Glyn Johns, but you've probably heard the long list of rock hits he helped create ... Emily Spivack unsuccessfully plays cards in the jungle ... Kevin Morby's movie montage moment ... Why Congress won't allow airplane rides at Disneyland ... And the Posts advise light drinks and heavy eaters ... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 278: Audra McDonald, Thomas Jefferson, and Haggis in the U.S.A. American Public Media Broadway star Audra McDonald is about to launch a national tour; here's how not to decorate for her welcome party ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's violent vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics. Broadway star Audra McDonald is about to launch a national tour; here's how not to decorate for her welcome party ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's violent vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics. Broadway star Audra McDonald is about to launch a national tour; here's how not to decorate for her welcome party ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's violent vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 277: Elle Fanning, Gary Shteyngart, and The Sporkful American Public Media Our youngest-ever Guest of Honor, Elle Fanning, isn't taking this acting thing too seriously ... Author Gary Shteyngart is only a little failure ... Ruben Östlund has made a film that may increase Sweden's divorce rate ... One bubbly coffee entrepreneur explains his innovation ... Michelangelo really, really, did not want to paint that ceiling ... Dan Pashman of The Sporkful builds a bacon tower ... Spooky new music from King Tuff ... And experiencing a horrifying, immersive, nightmare scenario from which you cannot hide - for fun! Our youngest-ever Guest of Honor, Elle Fanning, isn't taking this acting thing too seriously ... Author Gary Shteyngart is only a little failure ... Ruben Östlund has made a film that may increase Sweden's divorce rate ... One bubbly coffee entrepreneur explains his innovation ... Michelangelo really, really, did not want to paint that ceiling ... Dan Pashman of The Sporkful builds a bacon tower ... Spooky new music from King Tuff ... And experiencing a horrifying, immersive, nightmare scenario from which you cannot hide - for fun! Our youngest-ever Guest of Honor, Elle Fanning, isn't taking this acting thing too seriously ... Author Gary Shteyngart is only a little failure ... Ruben Östlund has made a film that may increase Sweden's divorce rate ... One bubbly coffee entrepreneur explains his innovation ... Michelangelo really, really, did not want to paint that ceiling ... Dan Pashman of The Sporkful builds a bacon tower ... Spooky new music from King Tuff ... And experiencing a horrifying, immersive, nightmare scenario from which you cannot hide - for fun! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 276: Jason Schwartzman, Weezer, Barbara Kruger, Tenacious D American Public Media Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot... And Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D shred etiquette to pieces. Also, humorist Simon Rich ponders barbarism and hamsters, a new Kit Kat craze hits the US, we tune into static small talk, and more! Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot... And Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D shred etiquette to pieces. Also, humorist Simon Rich ponders barbarism and hamsters, a new Kit Kat craze hits the US, we tune into static small talk, and more! Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot... And Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D shred etiquette to pieces. Also, humorist Simon Rich ponders barbarism and hamsters, a new Kit Kat craze hits the US, we tune into static small talk, and more! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 275: Joel Edgerton, Justin Simien, and Banks American Public Media This week: Aussie actor Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby," "Warrior") dances into the spotlight with wildly different fall projects, including this week's "Felony"... Filmmaker Justin Simien ("Dear White People") explores the many shades of black identity, and talks etiquette with y'all... A be-witching soundtrack from electro-pop songstress Banks...Food falls from the sky! Brendan opens his mouth... The strange backstories of fragrances, from cinnamon to ambergris... Chicago Cub fan Steve Bartman inspires a cocktail full of vitriol - and forgiveness... Plus, pay-per-laugh, a gourd joke, and new music from Foxygen. This week: Aussie actor Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby," "Warrior") dances into the spotlight with wildly different fall projects, including this week's "Felony"... Filmmaker Justin Simien ("Dear White People") explores the many shades of black identity, and talks etiquette with y'all... A be-witching soundtrack from electro-pop songstress Banks...Food falls from the sky! Brendan opens his mouth... The strange backstories of fragrances, from cinnamon to ambergris... Chicago Cub fan Steve Bartman inspires a cocktail full of vitriol - and forgiveness... Plus, pay-per-laugh, a gourd joke, and new music from Foxygen. This week: Aussie actor Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby," "Warrior") dances into the spotlight with wildly different fall projects, including this week's "Felony"... Filmmaker Justin Simien ("Dear White People") explores the many shades of black identity, and talks etiquette with y'all... A be-witching soundtrack from electro-pop songstress Banks...Food falls from the sky! Brendan opens his mouth... The strange backstories of fragrances, from cinnamon to ambergris... Chicago Cub fan Steve Bartman inspires a cocktail full of vitriol - and forgiveness... Plus, pay-per-laugh, a gourd joke, and new music from Foxygen. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Bonus Podcast: The After-Dinner Party Download American Public Media A podcast-only bonus! WARNING: These 2 performances from our recent live show are smart, funny, and NOT for family listening. (Cursing, frank conversation about sex, etc. Please listen responsibly.) Great stuff though! Comic Moshe Kasher on his Mom's nontraditional approach to sex ed... & comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates explain how not to break up. A podcast-only bonus! WARNING: These 2 performances from our recent live show are smart, funny, and NOT for family listening. (Cursing, frank conversation about sex, etc. Please listen responsibly.) Great stuff though! Comic Moshe Kasher on his Mom's nontraditional approach to sex ed... & comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates explain how not to break up. A podcast-only bonus! WARNING: These 2 performances from our recent live show are smart, funny, and NOT for family listening. (Cursing, frank conversation about sex, etc. Please listen responsibly.) Great stuff though! Comic Moshe Kasher on his Mom's nontraditional approach to sex ed... & comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates explain how not to break up. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 274: Jenny Slate, John Waters, and First Aid Kit American Public Media This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and tacos to their dinner cozy party ... When we're hungry, why do we get 'hangry'? ... From Panama to Pan Am: novelist Cristina Henriquez remembers a nation in revolt, then we learn about the 'Jet Age,' when coach was actually classy... Mailing your kid to granny's house was actually legal?! ... Plus: Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson, new New Pornographers, and keeping tabs on a penguin. This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and tacos to their dinner cozy party ... When we're hungry, why do we get 'hangry'? ... From Panama to Pan Am: novelist Cristina Henriquez remembers a nation in revolt, then we learn about the 'Jet Age,' when coach was actually classy... Mailing your kid to granny's house was actually legal?! ... Plus: Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson, new New Pornographers, and keeping tabs on a penguin. This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and tacos to their dinner cozy party ... When we're hungry, why do we get 'hangry'? ... From Panama to Pan Am: novelist Cristina Henriquez remembers a nation in revolt, then we learn about the 'Jet Age,' when coach was actually classy... Mailing your kid to granny's house was actually legal?! ... Plus: Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson, new New Pornographers, and keeping tabs on a penguin. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 273: Jeffrey Tambor, Perfume Genius, and Quincy Jones American Public Media Actor Jeffrey Tambor comes to terms with a catch-phrase ... Perfume Genius really wants you to care as much about these songs as he does ... Quincy Jones shares what he learned from jazz man Clark Terry ... What a jar of baby food teaches us about society ... Edgar Allan Poe's creepy demise - and mysterious visitor ... Bob Odenkirk is so anxious his stomach is in knots (but it's working for him) ... Time off before you clock-in ... The angry, mid-meal text message the Posts think you should send ... And a new single from Kendrick Lamar ... Actor Jeffrey Tambor comes to terms with a catch-phrase ... Perfume Genius really wants you to care as much about these songs as he does ... Quincy Jones shares what he learned from jazz man Clark Terry ... What a jar of baby food teaches us about society ... Edgar Allan Poe's creepy demise - and mysterious visitor ... Bob Odenkirk is so anxious his stomach is in knots (but it's working for him) ... Time off before you clock-in ... The angry, mid-meal text message the Posts think you should send ... And a new single from Kendrick Lamar ... Actor Jeffrey Tambor comes to terms with a catch-phrase ... Perfume Genius really wants you to care as much about these songs as he does ... Quincy Jones shares what he learned from jazz man Clark Terry ... What a jar of baby food teaches us about society ... Edgar Allan Poe's creepy demise - and mysterious visitor ... Bob Odenkirk is so anxious his stomach is in knots (but it's working for him) ... Time off before you clock-in ... The angry, mid-meal text message the Posts think you should send ... And a new single from Kendrick Lamar ... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 272: Mia Wasikowska, Nick Frost, and Interpol American Public Media Actress Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") makes "Tracks" across the Outback… British film star Nick Frost ("The Boxtrolls," "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") squares off against etiquette monsters and bachelor party killjoys… Inner-party music from Interpol… "New Yorker" writer John Lahr writes the book on playwright Tennessee Williams… One of history’s strangest bar bets… Susan Sontag’s favorite words, as recalled by her confidant, novelist Sigrid Nunez… Plus, the perfect ketchup, and fine small talk from Anna Sale of “Death, Sex, & Money.” Actress Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") makes "Tracks" across the Outback… British film star Nick Frost ("The Boxtrolls," "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") squares off against etiquette monsters and bachelor party killjoys… Inner-party music from Interpol… "New Yorker" writer John Lahr writes the book on playwright Tennessee Williams… One of history’s strangest bar bets… Susan Sontag’s favorite words, as recalled by her confidant, novelist Sigrid Nunez… Plus, the perfect ketchup, and fine small talk from Anna Sale of “Death, Sex, & Money.” Actress Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") makes "Tracks" across the Outback… British film star Nick Frost ("The Boxtrolls," "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") squares off against etiquette monsters and bachelor party killjoys… Inner-party music from Interpol… "New Yorker" writer John Lahr writes the book on playwright Tennessee Williams… One of history’s strangest bar bets… Susan Sontag’s favorite words, as recalled by her confidant, novelist Sigrid Nunez… Plus, the perfect ketchup, and fine small talk from Anna Sale of “Death, Sex, & Money.” 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 271: Bill Hader, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Betty Halbreich American Public Media Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musician MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger crafts a party playlist for introverts ... Marlon James' novel humanizes Bob Marley stalkers, and would-be assassins ... Would you pay for a dinner reservation? Rico gets in (somehow) to L.A. hot-spot Bestia for some table talk ... Smells and the City with The Paris Review's Sadie Stein ... The botched roll-out of the Vietnam draft lottery ... Math for poets ... And some 'Pom Pom' pop (pop). Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musician MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger crafts a party playlist for introverts ... Marlon James' novel humanizes Bob Marley stalkers, and would-be assassins ... Would you pay for a dinner reservation? Rico gets in (somehow) to L.A. hot-spot Bestia for some table talk ... Smells and the City with The Paris Review's Sadie Stein ... The botched roll-out of the Vietnam draft lottery ... Math for poets ... And some 'Pom Pom' pop (pop). Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musician MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger crafts a party playlist for introverts ... Marlon James' novel humanizes Bob Marley stalkers, and would-be assassins ... Would you pay for a dinner reservation? Rico gets in (somehow) to L.A. hot-spot Bestia for some table talk ... Smells and the City with The Paris Review's Sadie Stein ... The botched roll-out of the Vietnam draft lottery ... Math for poets ... And some 'Pom Pom' pop (pop). 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 270: James McAvoy, Jon Favreau, and Emma Straub American Public Media This week: Actor James McAvoy (of "X Men" and "Filth") flies the Scottish flag ... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a foodie film ... Top author of the summer Emma Straub keeps the vacation going forever ... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your next brat barbecue ... The one time when you want food to stain your clothes (it's art!)... Globetrotting comedy writer Kristin Newman does etiquette, for all nations ... A drink for America's first speeding ticket victim ... And more. This week: Actor James McAvoy (of "X Men" and "Filth") flies the Scottish flag ... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a foodie film ... Top author of the summer Emma Straub keeps the vacation going forever ... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your next brat barbecue ... The one time when you want food to stain your clothes (it's art!)... Globetrotting comedy writer Kristin Newman does etiquette, for all nations ... A drink for America's first speeding ticket victim ... And more. This week: Actor James McAvoy (of "X Men" and "Filth") flies the Scottish flag ... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a foodie film ... Top author of the summer Emma Straub keeps the vacation going forever ... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your next brat barbecue ... The one time when you want food to stain your clothes (it's art!)... Globetrotting comedy writer Kristin Newman does etiquette, for all nations ... A drink for America's first speeding ticket victim ... And more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 269: Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newman American Public Media This week: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only 'Cat Cafe' in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history. And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. This week: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only 'Cat Cafe' in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history. And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. This week: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates "Young Frankenstein" then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)... Actress Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha") tries a love story on for size... AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a party soundtrack that's so cool, it'll annoy you... The one and only 'Cat Cafe' in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)... The science of "nose-blindness"... We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history. And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 268: Daniel Radcliffe, Benjamin Booker, and ‘The Narcissist Next Door’ American Public Media Actor Daniel Radcliffe's favorite language ... NOLA rocker Benjamin Booker's wild party ... The era when your granddad's music was super-rebellious ... Emily Post-approved place-settings for palaces (and regular restaurants) ... Novelist Edan Lepucki's arty darkness in the California sun ... Hula hooping to outer space ... Cronuts, ramen burgers, donnolis, and the future of fusion foods ... Katy Perry's kindergarten couture ... And how to handle the narcissist next door. Actor Daniel Radcliffe's favorite language ... NOLA rocker Benjamin Booker's wild party ... The era when your granddad's music was super-rebellious ... Emily Post-approved place-settings for palaces (and regular restaurants) ... Novelist Edan Lepucki's arty darkness in the California sun ... Hula hooping to outer space ... Cronuts, ramen burgers, donnolis, and the future of fusion foods ... Katy Perry's kindergarten couture ... And how to handle the narcissist next door. Actor Daniel Radcliffe's favorite language ... NOLA rocker Benjamin Booker's wild party ... The era when your granddad's music was super-rebellious ... Emily Post-approved place-settings for palaces (and regular restaurants) ... Novelist Edan Lepucki's arty darkness in the California sun ... Hula hooping to outer space ... Cronuts, ramen burgers, donnolis, and the future of fusion foods ... Katy Perry's kindergarten couture ... And how to handle the narcissist next door. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 267: Elisabeth Moss, Alice Waters, George Takei, Jon Wurster American Public Media Elisabeth Moss' supernatural surprise ... Taking on George Takei .. Jon Wurster drums in some etiquette lessons ... An apple a day won't keep Alice Waters away ... We dig up the story of Daguerreotypes ... Greg Poehler is an American fish in an cold Swedish pond ... Otis Gibbs rambles about being a ramblin' man ... Nick Hakim makes R&B using actual instruments (what?) ... And $26 million worth of naps Elisabeth Moss' supernatural surprise ... Taking on George Takei .. Jon Wurster drums in some etiquette lessons ... An apple a day won't keep Alice Waters away ... We dig up the story of Daguerreotypes ... Greg Poehler is an American fish in an cold Swedish pond ... Otis Gibbs rambles about being a ramblin' man ... Nick Hakim makes R&B using actual instruments (what?) ... And $26 million worth of naps Elisabeth Moss' supernatural surprise ... Taking on George Takei .. Jon Wurster drums in some etiquette lessons ... An apple a day won't keep Alice Waters away ... We dig up the story of Daguerreotypes ... Greg Poehler is an American fish in an cold Swedish pond ... Otis Gibbs rambles about being a ramblin' man ... Nick Hakim makes R&B using actual instruments (what?) ... And $26 million worth of naps 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 266: Kevin Spacey, Ruth Reichl, Todd Snider and Elephant American Public Media This week: Stage and screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... Folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... English pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a dance party... Pluto gets discovered, gets a name - and then gets demoted ... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning urge America to move to the left... Hawaii's state legislature pits ukeleles versus steel... and singer Haley Bonar does not actually Kill The Fun ...And Brendan drinks California's state flower. This week: Stage and screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... Folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... English pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a dance party... Pluto gets discovered, gets a name - and then gets demoted ... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning urge America to move to the left... Hawaii's state legislature pits ukeleles versus steel... and singer Haley Bonar does not actually Kill The Fun ...And Brendan drinks California's state flower. This week: Stage and screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... Folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... English pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a dance party... Pluto gets discovered, gets a name - and then gets demoted ... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning urge America to move to the left... Hawaii's state legislature pits ukeleles versus steel... and singer Haley Bonar does not actually Kill The Fun ...And Brendan drinks California's state flower. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 265: Pharrell, Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen, and Much MØ American Public Media This week: Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'-ness ... Danish electro-pop phenom Mø spins us a party playlist... author Cari Lynn tells the tale of a NoLa birthday party of ill-repute... How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity ... Brendan tests out a musical instrument kids will actually want to practice (and eat) ... We pour one out for Broadway's biggest flop ... The Brian Eno of Druids ... And boogie humor. This week: Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'-ness ... Danish electro-pop phenom Mø spins us a party playlist... author Cari Lynn tells the tale of a NoLa birthday party of ill-repute... How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity ... Brendan tests out a musical instrument kids will actually want to practice (and eat) ... We pour one out for Broadway's biggest flop ... The Brian Eno of Druids ... And boogie humor. This week: Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'-ness ... Danish electro-pop phenom Mø spins us a party playlist... author Cari Lynn tells the tale of a NoLa birthday party of ill-repute... How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity ... Brendan tests out a musical instrument kids will actually want to practice (and eat) ... We pour one out for Broadway's biggest flop ... The Brian Eno of Druids ... And boogie humor. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Special Live Performance from Teenage Fanclub! American Public Media Scottish indie rockers Teenage Fanclub joined us for a recent live event with Merge Records. We asked them to cover some of their favorite songs, and to perform one of their own. This internet exclusive gives you a bit of that performance. Scottish indie rockers Teenage Fanclub joined us for a recent live event with Merge Records. We asked them to cover some of their favorite songs, and to perform one of their own. This internet exclusive gives you a bit of that performance. Scottish indie rockers Teenage Fanclub joined us for a recent live event with Merge Records. We asked them to cover some of their favorite songs, and to perform one of their own. This internet exclusive gives you a bit of that performance. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 264: Margaret Atwood, Tim Gunn, and Hulk Hogan: Hero American Public Media This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for giant bears... Tim Gunn returns, just in time for Project Runway's 13th season debut, to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'… Guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation to Tim, as far as we know) spins a mellow party playlist... The author behind the bestselling "Jack Reacher" series lists toughs he loves... "China, Illinois" Animator Brad Neely wants Hulk Hogan to eat him... The tale of one man's flight(s) to settle a bar bet... And we meet Rihanna, P.I. Plus: Rico tastes a bowlful of sweet, savory surrealism. This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for giant bears... Tim Gunn returns, just in time for Project Runway's 13th season debut, to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'… Guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation to Tim, as far as we know) spins a mellow party playlist... The author behind the bestselling "Jack Reacher" series lists toughs he loves... "China, Illinois" Animator Brad Neely wants Hulk Hogan to eat him... The tale of one man's flight(s) to settle a bar bet... And we meet Rihanna, P.I. Plus: Rico tastes a bowlful of sweet, savory surrealism. This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for giant bears... Tim Gunn returns, just in time for Project Runway's 13th season debut, to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'… Guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation to Tim, as far as we know) spins a mellow party playlist... The author behind the bestselling "Jack Reacher" series lists toughs he loves... "China, Illinois" Animator Brad Neely wants Hulk Hogan to eat him... The tale of one man's flight(s) to settle a bar bet... And we meet Rihanna, P.I. Plus: Rico tastes a bowlful of sweet, savory surrealism. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 263: Bill Nye, David Crosby, and Our Big Party in Big Sur American Public Media Bill Nye The Science Guy takes us on a trip around outer space ... Seventies singer-songwriter David Crosby gets spiritual about redwoods ... Ghost-hunter Richard Senate spins some California spookiness ... Novelist John Brandon takes us into the wild ... Elizabeth Gilbert invites us to a 'star-studded' party ... and Brazilian musician Rodgrigo Amarante plays us some music for a night outside. Bill Nye The Science Guy takes us on a trip around outer space ... Seventies singer-songwriter David Crosby gets spiritual about redwoods ... Ghost-hunter Richard Senate spins some California spookiness ... Novelist John Brandon takes us into the wild ... Elizabeth Gilbert invites us to a 'star-studded' party ... and Brazilian musician Rodgrigo Amarante plays us some music for a night outside. Bill Nye The Science Guy takes us on a trip around outer space ... Seventies singer-songwriter David Crosby gets spiritual about redwoods ... Ghost-hunter Richard Senate spins some California spookiness ... Novelist John Brandon takes us into the wild ... Elizabeth Gilbert invites us to a 'star-studded' party ... and Brazilian musician Rodgrigo Amarante plays us some music for a night outside. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 262: Scarlett Johansson, Billy Eichner, and Slint American Public Media This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens ... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint ... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose ... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh ... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard. This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens ... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint ... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose ... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh ... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard. This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens ... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint ... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose ... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh ... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 261: Patricia Arquette, Weird Al, and Jenny Lewis American Public Media Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es. Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es. Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 260: Audra McDonald, Thomas Jefferson, and Haggis in the U.S.A. American Public Media She may perform fearlessly, but Broadway star Audra McDonald tells us which party decoration freaks her right out ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics. She may perform fearlessly, but Broadway star Audra McDonald tells us which party decoration freaks her right out ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics. She may perform fearlessly, but Broadway star Audra McDonald tells us which party decoration freaks her right out ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 259: Rich Sommer, Jackie Collins, and Roger Ebert, Remembered American Public Media The life and legacy of critic Roger Ebert ... Secret liaisons with Jackie Collins ... Boozing and camping with "Mad Men" actor Rich Sommer ... Heavy metal rockers Zig Zags crash your party ... A spooky, supernatural adventure ... Crafting a symbol of Pride ... A joke for book-worms ... And dating for super-nerds. The life and legacy of critic Roger Ebert ... Secret liaisons with Jackie Collins ... Boozing and camping with "Mad Men" actor Rich Sommer ... Heavy metal rockers Zig Zags crash your party ... A spooky, supernatural adventure ... Crafting a symbol of Pride ... A joke for book-worms ... And dating for super-nerds. The life and legacy of critic Roger Ebert ... Secret liaisons with Jackie Collins ... Boozing and camping with "Mad Men" actor Rich Sommer ... Heavy metal rockers Zig Zags crash your party ... A spooky, supernatural adventure ... Crafting a symbol of Pride ... A joke for book-worms ... And dating for super-nerds. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Bonus: Steve Martin, in Conversation – From Scruggs to Jagger American Public Media A podcast-only bonus! We're sharing the extended cut of our interview with Steve Martin, just in time for his 4th-of-July bluegrass shows at The Hollywood Bowl. Steve discusses his musical life, his early days as a performer, and the connection between banjo & de Kooning. A podcast-only bonus! We're sharing the extended cut of our interview with Steve Martin, just in time for his 4th-of-July bluegrass shows at The Hollywood Bowl. Steve discusses his musical life, his early days as a performer, and the connection between banjo & de Kooning. A podcast-only bonus! We're sharing the extended cut of our interview with Steve Martin, just in time for his 4th-of-July bluegrass shows at The Hollywood Bowl. Steve discusses his musical life, his early days as a performer, and the connection between banjo & de Kooning. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 258: Jonah Hill, House of Cards, Luxury Toast American Public Media This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks ... Getting what you pay for with luxury toast ... The creator of "House of Cards" tells us how politics is like jazz ... Woods to the left (to the left) ... How to flirt with a Viking ... And when to politely drink up and move on. This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks ... Getting what you pay for with luxury toast ... The creator of "House of Cards" tells us how politics is like jazz ... Woods to the left (to the left) ... How to flirt with a Viking ... And when to politely drink up and move on. This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks ... Getting what you pay for with luxury toast ... The creator of "House of Cards" tells us how politics is like jazz ... Woods to the left (to the left) ... How to flirt with a Viking ... And when to politely drink up and move on. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 257: Jenny Slate, John Waters, and First Aid Kit American Public Media This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and tacos to their dinner cozy party ... When we're hungry, why do we get 'hangry'? ... From Panama to Pan Am: novelist Cristina Henriquez remembers a nation in revolt, then we learn about the 'Jet Age,' when coach was actually classy... Mailing your kid to granny's house was actually legal?! ... Plus: Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson, new New Pornographers, and keeping tabs on a penguin. This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and tacos to their dinner cozy party ... When we're hungry, why do we get 'hangry'? ... From Panama to Pan Am: novelist Cristina Henriquez remembers a nation in revolt, then we learn about the 'Jet Age,' when coach was actually classy... Mailing your kid to granny's house was actually legal?! ... Plus: Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson, new New Pornographers, and keeping tabs on a penguin. This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and tacos to their dinner cozy party ... When we're hungry, why do we get 'hangry'? ... From Panama to Pan Am: novelist Cristina Henriquez remembers a nation in revolt, then we learn about the 'Jet Age,' when coach was actually classy... Mailing your kid to granny's house was actually legal?! ... Plus: Vanity Fair columnist Richard Lawson, new New Pornographers, and keeping tabs on a penguin. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 256: Harry Dean Stanton, Patricia Lockwood, and Hamilton Leithauser American Public Media This week: Actor Harry Dean Stanton shows off his singing ... Poet Patricia Lockwood revisits childhood ... Why Lyndon Johnson fascinates us, fifty years later ... Former frontman of The Walkman on his soulful solo debut ... Baseball excellence, naturally ... The arc of history bends towards better booze ... One sleepy rabbit with a speech impediment ... An unheard of use of science to re-grow Van Gogh's severed ear ... Common takes his backpack to Def Jam ... And Lizzie and Dan Post, breaking hearts all across Vermont. This week: Actor Harry Dean Stanton shows off his singing ... Poet Patricia Lockwood revisits childhood ... Why Lyndon Johnson fascinates us, fifty years later ... Former frontman of The Walkman on his soulful solo debut ... Baseball excellence, naturally ... The arc of history bends towards better booze ... One sleepy rabbit with a speech impediment ... An unheard of use of science to re-grow Van Gogh's severed ear ... Common takes his backpack to Def Jam ... And Lizzie and Dan Post, breaking hearts all across Vermont. This week: Actor Harry Dean Stanton shows off his singing ... Poet Patricia Lockwood revisits childhood ... Why Lyndon Johnson fascinates us, fifty years later ... Former frontman of The Walkman on his soulful solo debut ... Baseball excellence, naturally ... The arc of history bends towards better booze ... One sleepy rabbit with a speech impediment ... An unheard of use of science to re-grow Van Gogh's severed ear ... Common takes his backpack to Def Jam ... And Lizzie and Dan Post, breaking hearts all across Vermont. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 255: Steve Coogan, Hugh Bonneville, B.J. Novak, and “Broad City” BFFs American Public Media This week: Oscar nominee Steve Coogan ("Philomena," this summer's upcoming "The Trip to Italy" ) meditates on condiments and dramedies ... "The Monuments Men" star Hugh Bonneville - a.k.a. Lord Grantham on "Downton Abbey" - minds his manors ... Former "The Office" employee B.J. Novak introduces us to Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective ... The BFFs behind Comedy Central's "Broad City" riff on funny friends who came before them ... Rico inhales $50,000 worth of fungus ... and we learn how Satchmo changed American music .... Why single men should get into yoga and puppies ... And a happy "Chinese New Year." This week: Oscar nominee Steve Coogan ("Philomena," this summer's upcoming "The Trip to Italy" ) meditates on condiments and dramedies ... "The Monuments Men" star Hugh Bonneville - a.k.a. Lord Grantham on "Downton Abbey" - minds his manors ... Former "The Office" employee B.J. Novak introduces us to Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective ... The BFFs behind Comedy Central's "Broad City" riff on funny friends who came before them ... Rico inhales $50,000 worth of fungus ... and we learn how Satchmo changed American music .... Why single men should get into yoga and puppies ... And a happy "Chinese New Year." This week: Oscar nominee Steve Coogan ("Philomena," this summer's upcoming "The Trip to Italy" ) meditates on condiments and dramedies ... "The Monuments Men" star Hugh Bonneville - a.k.a. Lord Grantham on "Downton Abbey" - minds his manors ... Former "The Office" employee B.J. Novak introduces us to Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective ... The BFFs behind Comedy Central's "Broad City" riff on funny friends who came before them ... Rico inhales $50,000 worth of fungus ... and we learn how Satchmo changed American music .... Why single men should get into yoga and puppies ... And a happy "Chinese New Year." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 254: James McAvoy, Jon Favreau, and Wearing Your Food American Public Media This week: Actor James McAvoy (of this week's new "X Men" blockbuster, and the art-house drama "Filth") flies the Scottish flag... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a new film... Emma Straub on why vacation with the ‘rents isn’t all that bad... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your next brat barbecue... The one time when you WANT food to stain your clothes (It's art!)... Globetrotting comedy writer Kristin Newman does etiquette, for all nations... A drink for America's first speeding ticket victim...And more. This week: Actor James McAvoy (of this week's new "X Men" blockbuster, and the art-house drama "Filth") flies the Scottish flag... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a new film... Emma Straub on why vacation with the ‘rents isn’t all that bad... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your next brat barbecue... The one time when you WANT food to stain your clothes (It's art!)... Globetrotting comedy writer Kristin Newman does etiquette, for all nations... A drink for America's first speeding ticket victim...And more. This week: Actor James McAvoy (of this week's new "X Men" blockbuster, and the art-house drama "Filth") flies the Scottish flag... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a new film... Emma Straub on why vacation with the ‘rents isn’t all that bad... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your next brat barbecue... The one time when you WANT food to stain your clothes (It's art!)... Globetrotting comedy writer Kristin Newman does etiquette, for all nations... A drink for America's first speeding ticket victim...And more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 253: Conor Oberst, Colson Whitehead, and Freakonomics American Public Media Musician Conor Oberst gives us a topography lesson ... A new movie - and fail-safe flirting tips - from actor Griffin Dunne... 'Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner is your kryptonite .... Colson Whitehead becomes a gambling man ... Inventing the futuristic fastener Velcro ... Why bad words might be good for you ... Annabelle Gurwitch finds lust in a hopeless place ... And we inspect teff: a tiny grain with a huge upside. Musician Conor Oberst gives us a topography lesson ... A new movie - and fail-safe flirting tips - from actor Griffin Dunne... 'Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner is your kryptonite .... Colson Whitehead becomes a gambling man ... Inventing the futuristic fastener Velcro ... Why bad words might be good for you ... Annabelle Gurwitch finds lust in a hopeless place ... And we inspect teff: a tiny grain with a huge upside. Musician Conor Oberst gives us a topography lesson ... A new movie - and fail-safe flirting tips - from actor Griffin Dunne... 'Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner is your kryptonite .... Colson Whitehead becomes a gambling man ... Inventing the futuristic fastener Velcro ... Why bad words might be good for you ... Annabelle Gurwitch finds lust in a hopeless place ... And we inspect teff: a tiny grain with a huge upside. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 252: Marc Maron, Philippe Petit, and Soylent American Public Media This Week: Marc Maron gives etiquette AND time-travel advice... Graphic novelist Mimi Pond lists criminals, spies, and other bohemians ... "Man On Wire" tightrope-walker Philippe Petit explores creative chaos... "The Descendants" author Kaui Hart Hemmings tells a new tale... load up on Kleenex 'cause here comes SADvertising... the history of the least respected trophy in sports... and Rico tastes Soylent: the pasty beige future of food. PLUS: Our listeners sound off about mouths and sounds. This Week: Marc Maron gives etiquette AND time-travel advice... Graphic novelist Mimi Pond lists criminals, spies, and other bohemians ... "Man On Wire" tightrope-walker Philippe Petit explores creative chaos... "The Descendants" author Kaui Hart Hemmings tells a new tale... load up on Kleenex 'cause here comes SADvertising... the history of the least respected trophy in sports... and Rico tastes Soylent: the pasty beige future of food. PLUS: Our listeners sound off about mouths and sounds. This Week: Marc Maron gives etiquette AND time-travel advice... Graphic novelist Mimi Pond lists criminals, spies, and other bohemians ... "Man On Wire" tightrope-walker Philippe Petit explores creative chaos... "The Descendants" author Kaui Hart Hemmings tells a new tale... load up on Kleenex 'cause here comes SADvertising... the history of the least respected trophy in sports... and Rico tastes Soylent: the pasty beige future of food. PLUS: Our listeners sound off about mouths and sounds. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 251: Kevin Spacey, Ruth Reichl, Todd Snider and Elephant American Public Media This week: Stage & screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... UK pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a dance party... Pluto gets discovered, named, and demoted... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning urge America to move to the left... Hawaii's state legislature pits ukeleles versus steel... and singer Haley Bonar does not actually Kill The Fun. Plus: Brendan drinks California's state flower. This week: Stage & screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... UK pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a dance party... Pluto gets discovered, named, and demoted... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning urge America to move to the left... Hawaii's state legislature pits ukeleles versus steel... and singer Haley Bonar does not actually Kill The Fun. Plus: Brendan drinks California's state flower. This week: Stage & screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... UK pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a dance party... Pluto gets discovered, named, and demoted... Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning urge America to move to the left... Hawaii's state legislature pits ukeleles versus steel... and singer Haley Bonar does not actually Kill The Fun. Plus: Brendan drinks California's state flower. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture The 2014 Icebreaker Episode American Public Media We just released the 250th episode of our show, so we're celebrating with this bonus episode, containing a collection of party-winning jokes from our guests. These laughs (or groans) come courtesy of Jonah Hill, Carrie Brownstein, The Arctic Monkeys, Tavi Gevinson, Jim Jarmusch, Timothy Olyphant, and many more. We just released the 250th episode of our show, so we're celebrating with this bonus episode, containing a collection of party-winning jokes from our guests. These laughs (or groans) come courtesy of Jonah Hill, Carrie Brownstein, The Arctic Monkeys, Tavi Gevinson, Jim Jarmusch, Timothy Olyphant, and many more. We just released the 250th episode of our show, so we're celebrating with this bonus episode, containing a collection of party-winning jokes from our guests. These laughs (or groans) come courtesy of Jonah Hill, Carrie Brownstein, The Arctic Monkeys, Tavi Gevinson, Jim Jarmusch, Timothy Olyphant, and many more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 250: Daniel Radcliffe, Lars Ulrich, and Elizabeth Gilbert American Public Media This week: Daniel Radcliffe wears a mask that is not for a role ... Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells your roommate to turn that racket down ... Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love") sets the planets spinning ... Cartoonist Jeff Smith lists favorite strips ... Visiting the Candyland of vegetables ... There is danger and allure at "The Summit" ... A famously bad sitcom is still famous ... And art students build the next Robocop This week: Daniel Radcliffe wears a mask that is not for a role ... Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells your roommate to turn that racket down ... Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love") sets the planets spinning ... Cartoonist Jeff Smith lists favorite strips ... Visiting the Candyland of vegetables ... There is danger and allure at "The Summit" ... A famously bad sitcom is still famous ... And art students build the next Robocop This week: Daniel Radcliffe wears a mask that is not for a role ... Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells your roommate to turn that racket down ... Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love") sets the planets spinning ... Cartoonist Jeff Smith lists favorite strips ... Visiting the Candyland of vegetables ... There is danger and allure at "The Summit" ... A famously bad sitcom is still famous ... And art students build the next Robocop 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 249: Scarlett Johansson, Billy Eichner, and Slint American Public Media This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard. This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard. This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 248: Jim Jarmusch, Lavender Country, and Horseradish Hazards American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch sinks his teeth into a new genre, and Tom Waits metaphors... Comedy writer Carol Leifer ("Seinfeld," "SNL") kicks off her shoes... Lavender Country brought gay rights to country ... "Review" star Andy Daly reviews other reviewers ... Rock music insider Lisa Robinson shares her backstage stories (and takes credit for U2) ... The Pickle Guys don their horseradish haz-mat suits for Passover ... "Rage quitting" isn't just a meme, it's actually kind of a problem ... A new tune from tUnE-yArDs. This week: Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch sinks his teeth into a new genre, and Tom Waits metaphors... Comedy writer Carol Leifer ("Seinfeld," "SNL") kicks off her shoes... Lavender Country brought gay rights to country ... "Review" star Andy Daly reviews other reviewers ... Rock music insider Lisa Robinson shares her backstage stories (and takes credit for U2) ... The Pickle Guys don their horseradish haz-mat suits for Passover ... "Rage quitting" isn't just a meme, it's actually kind of a problem ... A new tune from tUnE-yArDs. This week: Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch sinks his teeth into a new genre, and Tom Waits metaphors... Comedy writer Carol Leifer ("Seinfeld," "SNL") kicks off her shoes... Lavender Country brought gay rights to country ... "Review" star Andy Daly reviews other reviewers ... Rock music insider Lisa Robinson shares her backstage stories (and takes credit for U2) ... The Pickle Guys don their horseradish haz-mat suits for Passover ... "Rage quitting" isn't just a meme, it's actually kind of a problem ... A new tune from tUnE-yArDs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 247: Amy Schumer, Errol Morris, & The War on Drugs American Public Media This week: Comedienne Amy Schumer secretly enjoys tea and reading ... Errol Morris explains Donald Rumsfeld's problems with reality ... Actress Judy Greer steps into the spotlight, for a change ... The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel tells us about Bryan Ferry and Humphrey Bogart ... The best milk for your coffee, from cow or nut ... Freezing frenemies at the North Pole ... A teen-girl cop who isn't the set-up for a new sitcom ... Not where but why Waldo buys those sweaters ... And blowing the dust off a special vintage Britpop record. This week: Comedienne Amy Schumer secretly enjoys tea and reading ... Errol Morris explains Donald Rumsfeld's problems with reality ... Actress Judy Greer steps into the spotlight, for a change ... The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel tells us about Bryan Ferry and Humphrey Bogart ... The best milk for your coffee, from cow or nut ... Freezing frenemies at the North Pole ... A teen-girl cop who isn't the set-up for a new sitcom ... Not where but why Waldo buys those sweaters ... And blowing the dust off a special vintage Britpop record. This week: Comedienne Amy Schumer secretly enjoys tea and reading ... Errol Morris explains Donald Rumsfeld's problems with reality ... Actress Judy Greer steps into the spotlight, for a change ... The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel tells us about Bryan Ferry and Humphrey Bogart ... The best milk for your coffee, from cow or nut ... Freezing frenemies at the North Pole ... A teen-girl cop who isn't the set-up for a new sitcom ... Not where but why Waldo buys those sweaters ... And blowing the dust off a special vintage Britpop record. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 246: Toni Collette, Bill Callahan, and Oil Balls American Public Media This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel ... Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place ... Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut ... Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies ... Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce ... Poetry among thieves ... And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam. This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel ... Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place ... Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut ... Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies ... Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce ... Poetry among thieves ... And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam. This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel ... Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place ... Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut ... Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies ... Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce ... Poetry among thieves ... And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 245: Steve Martin, Stradivariuses, and Switchel American Public Media This week: Steve Martin puts on a show as well as a concert ... Emily Posts' progeny pocket dial us ... Switchel, a.k.a. Herman Melville's fave energy drink... Filmmaker Davy Rothbart celebrates beautiful losers - in basketball and life ... A British Invasion of radio pirates inspires a rum cocktail - naturally. Plus, a two million dollar puppy, mute violins, and Papercuts you won't try to avoid. This week: Steve Martin puts on a show as well as a concert ... Emily Posts' progeny pocket dial us ... Switchel, a.k.a. Herman Melville's fave energy drink... Filmmaker Davy Rothbart celebrates beautiful losers - in basketball and life ... A British Invasion of radio pirates inspires a rum cocktail - naturally. Plus, a two million dollar puppy, mute violins, and Papercuts you won't try to avoid. This week: Steve Martin puts on a show as well as a concert ... Emily Posts' progeny pocket dial us ... Switchel, a.k.a. Herman Melville's fave energy drink... Filmmaker Davy Rothbart celebrates beautiful losers - in basketball and life ... A British Invasion of radio pirates inspires a rum cocktail - naturally. Plus, a two million dollar puppy, mute violins, and Papercuts you won't try to avoid. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 244: Wes Anderson, Dave Barry, and the Sweet Sounds of Real Estate American Public Media This Week: Filmmaker Wes Anderson on stoves that witnessed history... Humorist Dave Barry takes aim at your etiquette questions... Real Estate (the band, not the biz sector) play party DJ... Lit phenom Helen Oyeyemi gazes into the mirror, mirror....And Noah Strycker opens up his bird-brain. Plus, Wild camels roaming Texas, the strangest cleanse ever, and Mac DeMarco's tuneful "Brother." This Week: Filmmaker Wes Anderson on stoves that witnessed history... Humorist Dave Barry takes aim at your etiquette questions... Real Estate (the band, not the biz sector) play party DJ... Lit phenom Helen Oyeyemi gazes into the mirror, mirror....And Noah Strycker opens up his bird-brain. Plus, Wild camels roaming Texas, the strangest cleanse ever, and Mac DeMarco's tuneful "Brother." This Week: Filmmaker Wes Anderson on stoves that witnessed history... Humorist Dave Barry takes aim at your etiquette questions... Real Estate (the band, not the biz sector) play party DJ... Lit phenom Helen Oyeyemi gazes into the mirror, mirror....And Noah Strycker opens up his bird-brain. Plus, Wild camels roaming Texas, the strangest cleanse ever, and Mac DeMarco's tuneful "Brother." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 243: Pharrell, Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen, and Much MØ American Public Media Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'ness ... A birthday party of ill-repute ... How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity ... Musical instruments children will really, really want to practice (and eat) ... We pour one out for Broadway's most biggest flop... The Brian Eno of Druids ... And boogie humor. Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'ness ... A birthday party of ill-repute ... How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity ... Musical instruments children will really, really want to practice (and eat) ... We pour one out for Broadway's most biggest flop... The Brian Eno of Druids ... And boogie humor. Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'ness ... A birthday party of ill-repute ... How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity ... Musical instruments children will really, really want to practice (and eat) ... We pour one out for Broadway's most biggest flop... The Brian Eno of Druids ... And boogie humor. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 242: Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, and Vermouth Strikes Back American Public Media Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the new "In Secret," talks travis pickin' and tabbies ... Mads Mikkelsen of Oscar-nominated Danish drama "The Hunt," looks on the bright side of strife ... Bestselling author Janet Evanovich tells us how to politely destroy a van ... Changing views of Manhattan from the roof of the Chelsea Hotel ... Enjoying the Mutual Benefit of music ... A shave fit for a King ... Sultry Lady Liberty ... Carrot-noses that aren't just for snowmen ... And "Red Eyes" you'll want, from The War on Drugs. Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the new "In Secret," talks travis pickin' and tabbies ... Mads Mikkelsen of Oscar-nominated Danish drama "The Hunt," looks on the bright side of strife ... Bestselling author Janet Evanovich tells us how to politely destroy a van ... Changing views of Manhattan from the roof of the Chelsea Hotel ... Enjoying the Mutual Benefit of music ... A shave fit for a King ... Sultry Lady Liberty ... Carrot-noses that aren't just for snowmen ... And "Red Eyes" you'll want, from The War on Drugs. Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the new "In Secret," talks travis pickin' and tabbies ... Mads Mikkelsen of Oscar-nominated Danish drama "The Hunt," looks on the bright side of strife ... Bestselling author Janet Evanovich tells us how to politely destroy a van ... Changing views of Manhattan from the roof of the Chelsea Hotel ... Enjoying the Mutual Benefit of music ... A shave fit for a King ... Sultry Lady Liberty ... Carrot-noses that aren't just for snowmen ... And "Red Eyes" you'll want, from The War on Drugs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 241: Stephen Malkmus, Doughnuts for Groughnups, and Oscar’s Finest “Act” American Public Media This week: Stephen Malkmus on rock and roll fatherhood ... Comedienne Annabelle Gurwitch makes an effort at etiquette .... Rebecca Mead revisits "Middlemarch" ... Humble doughnuts get a sophisticated make-over ... "The Act of Killing" is a difficult, fascinating, and important film to watch ... Angel Olsen takes flight ... Clown college admissions decline ... And the history of an obselete historical artifact, the printed phone book. This week: Stephen Malkmus on rock and roll fatherhood ... Comedienne Annabelle Gurwitch makes an effort at etiquette .... Rebecca Mead revisits "Middlemarch" ... Humble doughnuts get a sophisticated make-over ... "The Act of Killing" is a difficult, fascinating, and important film to watch ... Angel Olsen takes flight ... Clown college admissions decline ... And the history of an obselete historical artifact, the printed phone book. This week: Stephen Malkmus on rock and roll fatherhood ... Comedienne Annabelle Gurwitch makes an effort at etiquette .... Rebecca Mead revisits "Middlemarch" ... Humble doughnuts get a sophisticated make-over ... "The Act of Killing" is a difficult, fascinating, and important film to watch ... Angel Olsen takes flight ... Clown college admissions decline ... And the history of an obselete historical artifact, the printed phone book. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 240: Jonah Hill, House of Cards and Luxury Toast American Public Media This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks ... Getting what you pay for with luxury toast ... The creator of "House of Cards" tells us how politics is like jazz ... Woods to the left (to the left) ... How to flirt with a Viking ... And when to politely drink up and move on. This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks ... Getting what you pay for with luxury toast ... The creator of "House of Cards" tells us how politics is like jazz ... Woods to the left (to the left) ... How to flirt with a Viking ... And when to politely drink up and move on. This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks ... Getting what you pay for with luxury toast ... The creator of "House of Cards" tells us how politics is like jazz ... Woods to the left (to the left) ... How to flirt with a Viking ... And when to politely drink up and move on. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 239: Steve Coogan, Hugh Bonneville, B.J. Novak, and “Broad City” BFFs American Public Media This week: Oscar nominee Steve Coogan ("Philomena") meditates on condiments and dramedies... "The Monuments Men" star Hugh Bonneville - a.k.a. Lord Grantham on "Downton Abbey" - minds his manors... ex- "The Office" employee B.J. Novak introduces us to Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective... The BFFs behind Comedy Central's "Broad City" riff on funny friends who came before them... Rico inhales $50,000 worth of fungus ... and we learn how Satchmo changed American music. Plus: Why single men should get into yoga and puppies... And a happy "Chinese New Year." This week: Oscar nominee Steve Coogan ("Philomena") meditates on condiments and dramedies... "The Monuments Men" star Hugh Bonneville - a.k.a. Lord Grantham on "Downton Abbey" - minds his manors... ex- "The Office" employee B.J. Novak introduces us to Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective... The BFFs behind Comedy Central's "Broad City" riff on funny friends who came before them... Rico inhales $50,000 worth of fungus ... and we learn how Satchmo changed American music. Plus: Why single men should get into yoga and puppies... And a happy "Chinese New Year." This week: Oscar nominee Steve Coogan ("Philomena") meditates on condiments and dramedies... "The Monuments Men" star Hugh Bonneville - a.k.a. Lord Grantham on "Downton Abbey" - minds his manors... ex- "The Office" employee B.J. Novak introduces us to Wikipedia Brown, Boy Detective... The BFFs behind Comedy Central's "Broad City" riff on funny friends who came before them... Rico inhales $50,000 worth of fungus ... and we learn how Satchmo changed American music. Plus: Why single men should get into yoga and puppies... And a happy "Chinese New Year." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 238: Brie Larson, Baz Luhrmann, and Nomnomnom-enclature American Public Media This week: "Short Term 12" star Brie Larson fears oranges & lobsters... Baz Luhrmann talks movie music from Bee Gees to Gatsby... author Juan Gabriel Vásquez shares a story of narco-trafficking and lost hippos... A Jimmy Buffet song brings indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to tears... We learn about the real-life divas who inspired Melba Toast and Fettuccine Alfredo... and Emily Post's great-great grandkids offer etiquette for present and future. Plus: The history of the cold war hot line, and we learn tardiness is a medical condition. This week: "Short Term 12" star Brie Larson fears oranges & lobsters... Baz Luhrmann talks movie music from Bee Gees to Gatsby... author Juan Gabriel Vásquez shares a story of narco-trafficking and lost hippos... A Jimmy Buffet song brings indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to tears... We learn about the real-life divas who inspired Melba Toast and Fettuccine Alfredo... and Emily Post's great-great grandkids offer etiquette for present and future. Plus: The history of the cold war hot line, and we learn tardiness is a medical condition. This week: "Short Term 12" star Brie Larson fears oranges & lobsters... Baz Luhrmann talks movie music from Bee Gees to Gatsby... author Juan Gabriel Vásquez shares a story of narco-trafficking and lost hippos... A Jimmy Buffet song brings indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to tears... We learn about the real-life divas who inspired Melba Toast and Fettuccine Alfredo... and Emily Post's great-great grandkids offer etiquette for present and future. Plus: The history of the cold war hot line, and we learn tardiness is a medical condition. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 237: Zoe Kazan, Jackie Collins, and Thinking Outside the Pizza Box American Public Media Zoe Kazan, writer/star of "Ruby Sparks" and the new play "Trudy & Max in Love," uses our show to save a chihuahua... bestselling author Jackie Collins kidnaps our etiquette segment... Actor Sam Harris wages war on a little ham... all about an American who was big in Japan... New software monitors if 'retail therapy' actually works... Oscar-nominated documentarian Jeffrey Karoff goes underground ... And we hear a killer "Kong" song. Plus: the best pizza box in the world. Zoe Kazan, writer/star of "Ruby Sparks" and the new play "Trudy & Max in Love," uses our show to save a chihuahua... bestselling author Jackie Collins kidnaps our etiquette segment... Actor Sam Harris wages war on a little ham... all about an American who was big in Japan... New software monitors if 'retail therapy' actually works... Oscar-nominated documentarian Jeffrey Karoff goes underground ... And we hear a killer "Kong" song. Plus: the best pizza box in the world. Zoe Kazan, writer/star of "Ruby Sparks" and the new play "Trudy & Max in Love," uses our show to save a chihuahua... bestselling author Jackie Collins kidnaps our etiquette segment... Actor Sam Harris wages war on a little ham... all about an American who was big in Japan... New software monitors if 'retail therapy' actually works... Oscar-nominated documentarian Jeffrey Karoff goes underground ... And we hear a killer "Kong" song. Plus: the best pizza box in the world. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 236: Timothy Olyphant, Rosanne Cash, and Carl Hiaasen’s Pizza Surprise American Public Media This week: "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant says he's just the help... Etiquette from Carl Hiaasen, chronicler of bad Floridian behavior... Rosanne Cash takes a trip into music & literary history... You can't win 'em all - unless you're the Harlem Globetrotters ... Luxembourg gives it all away ... Indie band Diane Coffee brews us a pot of songs ... Fancy bibs for your fancy duds ... Useless geometry ... And scholarly advice on easing the transition for our inevitable robot overlords. This week: "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant says he's just the help... Etiquette from Carl Hiaasen, chronicler of bad Floridian behavior... Rosanne Cash takes a trip into music & literary history... You can't win 'em all - unless you're the Harlem Globetrotters ... Luxembourg gives it all away ... Indie band Diane Coffee brews us a pot of songs ... Fancy bibs for your fancy duds ... Useless geometry ... And scholarly advice on easing the transition for our inevitable robot overlords. This week: "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant says he's just the help... Etiquette from Carl Hiaasen, chronicler of bad Floridian behavior... Rosanne Cash takes a trip into music & literary history... You can't win 'em all - unless you're the Harlem Globetrotters ... Luxembourg gives it all away ... Indie band Diane Coffee brews us a pot of songs ... Fancy bibs for your fancy duds ... Useless geometry ... And scholarly advice on easing the transition for our inevitable robot overlords. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 235: Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Shteyngart, and Rust Belt Restos American Public Media This week: Lupita Nyongo, Golden globe nominee for "12 Years A Slave" reveals the secret to happiness... Gary Shteyngart develops a crush on the Iron Lady ... Beyond the tabloid tale of Tonya Harding ... Pittsburgh, PA steels itself for an influx of foodies... Novelist Chang-Rae Lee's dystopian vision of Baltimore ... Night clothes with thinking caps ... Playing political games ... And advice you asked for about the questions you shouldn't ask. This week: Lupita Nyongo, Golden globe nominee for "12 Years A Slave" reveals the secret to happiness... Gary Shteyngart develops a crush on the Iron Lady ... Beyond the tabloid tale of Tonya Harding ... Pittsburgh, PA steels itself for an influx of foodies... Novelist Chang-Rae Lee's dystopian vision of Baltimore ... Night clothes with thinking caps ... Playing political games ... And advice you asked for about the questions you shouldn't ask. This week: Lupita Nyongo, Golden globe nominee for "12 Years A Slave" reveals the secret to happiness... Gary Shteyngart develops a crush on the Iron Lady ... Beyond the tabloid tale of Tonya Harding ... Pittsburgh, PA steels itself for an influx of foodies... Novelist Chang-Rae Lee's dystopian vision of Baltimore ... Night clothes with thinking caps ... Playing political games ... And advice you asked for about the questions you shouldn't ask. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 234: Best of 2013 American Public Media This week, we ring in 2014 by looking BACK at our favorite interviews of 2013. (Because, yes, we're punk like that.) You'll hear "things you didn't know" from Daniel Radcliffe, Margaret Atwood, and many more... Sounds big and small from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and They Might be Giants... Writer Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) sets the planets spinning... Tim Gunn and Lars Ulrich take the etiquette chair... Comedian Nick Kroll (attempts to) atone for Octoberfest... The year in Small Talk... "Gatsby" ringleader Baz Luhrmann kicks of our party... A liquid bikini... and lots more. This week, we ring in 2014 by looking BACK at our favorite interviews of 2013. (Because, yes, we're punk like that.) You'll hear "things you didn't know" from Daniel Radcliffe, Margaret Atwood, and many more... Sounds big and small from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and They Might be Giants... Writer Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) sets the planets spinning... Tim Gunn and Lars Ulrich take the etiquette chair... Comedian Nick Kroll (attempts to) atone for Octoberfest... The year in Small Talk... "Gatsby" ringleader Baz Luhrmann kicks of our party... A liquid bikini... and lots more. This week, we ring in 2014 by looking BACK at our favorite interviews of 2013. (Because, yes, we're punk like that.) You'll hear "things you didn't know" from Daniel Radcliffe, Margaret Atwood, and many more... Sounds big and small from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and They Might be Giants... Writer Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) sets the planets spinning... Tim Gunn and Lars Ulrich take the etiquette chair... Comedian Nick Kroll (attempts to) atone for Octoberfest... The year in Small Talk... "Gatsby" ringleader Baz Luhrmann kicks of our party... A liquid bikini... and lots more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 233: Liev Schreiber, Wild Belle, and Cheese Drama American Public Media This Week: We take a brief holiday break (and hope you're able to do the same) and leave you with this choice episode from earlier in the year ... Liev Schrieber (just nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe) talks canine engineering and bad answers ... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips ... Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside ... David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed novel "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM (one of the buzziest bands of 2013) makes it in under "The Wire." This Week: We take a brief holiday break (and hope you're able to do the same) and leave you with this choice episode from earlier in the year ... Liev Schrieber (just nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe) talks canine engineering and bad answers ... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips ... Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside ... David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed novel "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM (one of the buzziest bands of 2013) makes it in under "The Wire." This Week: We take a brief holiday break (and hope you're able to do the same) and leave you with this choice episode from earlier in the year ... Liev Schrieber (just nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe) talks canine engineering and bad answers ... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips ... Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside ... David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed novel "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM (one of the buzziest bands of 2013) makes it in under "The Wire." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 232: Jeremy Renner, Nancy Sinatra, and Billy Collins American Public Media This Week: Jeremy Renner does the American Hustle... Nancy Sinatra on headphones and hair-poufs ... Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins asks you to clean your room ...Nick Lowe's Eccentric Xmas Soundtrack ... An inimitable, unpronounceable writer you've got to read... Italian food that might remind you of sushi ... The precise moment when cringes become cackles ... Television that really is bad for you ... And hugs and kisses from Queen Bey. This Week: Jeremy Renner does the American Hustle... Nancy Sinatra on headphones and hair-poufs ... Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins asks you to clean your room ...Nick Lowe's Eccentric Xmas Soundtrack ... An inimitable, unpronounceable writer you've got to read... Italian food that might remind you of sushi ... The precise moment when cringes become cackles ... Television that really is bad for you ... And hugs and kisses from Queen Bey. This Week: Jeremy Renner does the American Hustle... Nancy Sinatra on headphones and hair-poufs ... Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins asks you to clean your room ...Nick Lowe's Eccentric Xmas Soundtrack ... An inimitable, unpronounceable writer you've got to read... Italian food that might remind you of sushi ... The precise moment when cringes become cackles ... Television that really is bad for you ... And hugs and kisses from Queen Bey. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 231: Geoffrey Rush, and Aubrey Plaza & LeVar Burton LIVE American Public Media Oscar-winning thespian Geoffrey Rush goes from burlesque to "The Book Thief" ... Aubrey Plaza will not be mean on command ... LeVar Burton talks tech, present and future ... American chestnut exceptionalism ... The 'Fifth Beatle' gets a phone call ... musician Joey Sweeney plays the song he thinks every American must hear (and a few more)... Late Notes from the underground ... and we unearth the truth about a 'missing link'. Oscar-winning thespian Geoffrey Rush goes from burlesque to "The Book Thief" ... Aubrey Plaza will not be mean on command ... LeVar Burton talks tech, present and future ... American chestnut exceptionalism ... The 'Fifth Beatle' gets a phone call ... musician Joey Sweeney plays the song he thinks every American must hear (and a few more)... Late Notes from the underground ... and we unearth the truth about a 'missing link'. Oscar-winning thespian Geoffrey Rush goes from burlesque to "The Book Thief" ... Aubrey Plaza will not be mean on command ... LeVar Burton talks tech, present and future ... American chestnut exceptionalism ... The 'Fifth Beatle' gets a phone call ... musician Joey Sweeney plays the song he thinks every American must hear (and a few more)... Late Notes from the underground ... and we unearth the truth about a 'missing link'. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 230: Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, and Vermouth Strikes Back American Public Media Oscar Isaac, star of the Coen Bros. "Inside Llewyn Davis," talks travis pickin' and tabbies... Int'l star Mads Mikkelsen, lately of Danish drama "The Hunt," looks on the bright side of strife... Bestselling author Janet Evanovich tells us how to politely destroy a van... Changing views of Manhattan from the roof of the Chelsea Hotel ... Enjoying the Mutual Benefit of music ... A shave fit for a King ... Sultry Lady Liberty ... Carrot-noses that aren't just for snowmen ... And "Red Eyes" you'll want, from The War on Drugs. Oscar Isaac, star of the Coen Bros. "Inside Llewyn Davis," talks travis pickin' and tabbies... Int'l star Mads Mikkelsen, lately of Danish drama "The Hunt," looks on the bright side of strife... Bestselling author Janet Evanovich tells us how to politely destroy a van... Changing views of Manhattan from the roof of the Chelsea Hotel ... Enjoying the Mutual Benefit of music ... A shave fit for a King ... Sultry Lady Liberty ... Carrot-noses that aren't just for snowmen ... And "Red Eyes" you'll want, from The War on Drugs. Oscar Isaac, star of the Coen Bros. "Inside Llewyn Davis," talks travis pickin' and tabbies... Int'l star Mads Mikkelsen, lately of Danish drama "The Hunt," looks on the bright side of strife... Bestselling author Janet Evanovich tells us how to politely destroy a van... Changing views of Manhattan from the roof of the Chelsea Hotel ... Enjoying the Mutual Benefit of music ... A shave fit for a King ... Sultry Lady Liberty ... Carrot-noses that aren't just for snowmen ... And "Red Eyes" you'll want, from The War on Drugs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 229: The 2013 All-Food Episode American Public Media Thanksgiving is kind of a national dinner party, so we wanted to bring our contribution: an ALL-FOOD EPISODE of the show. We know it comes a day late, but everybody loves leftovers, right? Lidia Bastianich on freedom food... Michael Pollan's kosher barbecue ... The Arctic Monkeys play a little dinner music ... Eddie Huang vs. mac and cheese ... dining like a "Mad Men" man... hunting the planet's rarest fruits ... musician Todd Snider with a taste(ful) joke ... the Presidential Suite of cheeses ... and we breathe in the fresh salt air - of Manhattan. Thanksgiving is kind of a national dinner party, so we wanted to bring our contribution: an ALL-FOOD EPISODE of the show. We know it comes a day late, but everybody loves leftovers, right? Lidia Bastianich on freedom food... Michael Pollan's kosher barbecue ... The Arctic Monkeys play a little dinner music ... Eddie Huang vs. mac and cheese ... dining like a "Mad Men" man... hunting the planet's rarest fruits ... musician Todd Snider with a taste(ful) joke ... the Presidential Suite of cheeses ... and we breathe in the fresh salt air - of Manhattan. Thanksgiving is kind of a national dinner party, so we wanted to bring our contribution: an ALL-FOOD EPISODE of the show. We know it comes a day late, but everybody loves leftovers, right? Lidia Bastianich on freedom food... Michael Pollan's kosher barbecue ... The Arctic Monkeys play a little dinner music ... Eddie Huang vs. mac and cheese ... dining like a "Mad Men" man... hunting the planet's rarest fruits ... musician Todd Snider with a taste(ful) joke ... the Presidential Suite of cheeses ... and we breathe in the fresh salt air - of Manhattan. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 228: Kevin Hart, Aisha Tyler, and Frozen Beer American Public Media We reheat an old episode for this pre-Thanksgiving week, featuring, fittingly, an English take on American culture ... Superstar comedian Kevin Hart growing an inch … Comic, writer, TV host and now etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steering listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis … Memoirist Ashley Cardiff on being haunted by Prince … The Spinto Band with a menu of dinner party tunes … and Rico cooling off with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, ‘shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent. We reheat an old episode for this pre-Thanksgiving week, featuring, fittingly, an English take on American culture ... Superstar comedian Kevin Hart growing an inch … Comic, writer, TV host and now etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steering listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis … Memoirist Ashley Cardiff on being haunted by Prince … The Spinto Band with a menu of dinner party tunes … and Rico cooling off with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, ‘shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent. We reheat an old episode for this pre-Thanksgiving week, featuring, fittingly, an English take on American culture ... Superstar comedian Kevin Hart growing an inch … Comic, writer, TV host and now etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steering listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis … Memoirist Ashley Cardiff on being haunted by Prince … The Spinto Band with a menu of dinner party tunes … and Rico cooling off with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, ‘shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 227: Stephen Fry, Gail Simmons, and Daniel Boulud American Public Media Brit wit Stephen Fry talks Shakespeare, takes on Turkey Day, and meets dead people... "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons adjudicates your etiquette questions while growing the perfect sous chef... star chef Daniel Boulud sniffs out truffle treasure... "Medora" co-director Davy Rothbart declares victory for some beautiful losers... neuroscientist and skeptic Sam Harris cannot tell a lie... wunderkind media polymath Tavi Gevinson jokes around... and country singer Julie Roberts suggests songs for getting dressed - and undressed. Brit wit Stephen Fry talks Shakespeare, takes on Turkey Day, and meets dead people... "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons adjudicates your etiquette questions while growing the perfect sous chef... star chef Daniel Boulud sniffs out truffle treasure... "Medora" co-director Davy Rothbart declares victory for some beautiful losers... neuroscientist and skeptic Sam Harris cannot tell a lie... wunderkind media polymath Tavi Gevinson jokes around... and country singer Julie Roberts suggests songs for getting dressed - and undressed. Brit wit Stephen Fry talks Shakespeare, takes on Turkey Day, and meets dead people... "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons adjudicates your etiquette questions while growing the perfect sous chef... star chef Daniel Boulud sniffs out truffle treasure... "Medora" co-director Davy Rothbart declares victory for some beautiful losers... neuroscientist and skeptic Sam Harris cannot tell a lie... wunderkind media polymath Tavi Gevinson jokes around... and country singer Julie Roberts suggests songs for getting dressed - and undressed. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 226: Toni Collette, Bill Callahan, and Oil Balls American Public Media This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel ... Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place ... Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut ... Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies ... Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce ... Poetry among thieves ... And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam. This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel ... Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place ... Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut ... Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies ... Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce ... Poetry among thieves ... And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam. This week: Toni Collette grabs the wheel ... Rob Delaney takes us to a dark, dark chocolate place ... Ben Schott shares speichelgleichmut ... Texas singer-songwriter Bill Callahan remembers the Seventies ... Celia Rivenbark smuggles in the sauce ... Poetry among thieves ... And savor-ish dough balls straight from Amsterdam. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 225: Jessica Chastain, Dave Barry, and Joy(ful) Division American Public Media This week: one of our favorite episodes of 2013, in which Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain of “Zero Dark Thirty” riffs on Pitt and pigs… Humorist Dave Barry offers insane advice… Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays dinnertime DJ… Joy Division’s Peter Hook tells the bright side of a dark band… We excavate the story of a crown jewel, then drink a sparkling cocktail… Plus, flying goats, contagious laughter, and the spider of the year. This week: one of our favorite episodes of 2013, in which Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain of “Zero Dark Thirty” riffs on Pitt and pigs… Humorist Dave Barry offers insane advice… Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays dinnertime DJ… Joy Division’s Peter Hook tells the bright side of a dark band… We excavate the story of a crown jewel, then drink a sparkling cocktail… Plus, flying goats, contagious laughter, and the spider of the year. This week: one of our favorite episodes of 2013, in which Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain of “Zero Dark Thirty” riffs on Pitt and pigs… Humorist Dave Barry offers insane advice… Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays dinnertime DJ… Joy Division’s Peter Hook tells the bright side of a dark band… We excavate the story of a crown jewel, then drink a sparkling cocktail… Plus, flying goats, contagious laughter, and the spider of the year. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 224: The 2013 All-Movie Episode American Public Media This week it's a special ALL MOVIE EPISODE! Starring Oscar-nominees Michelle Williams and David O. Russell... Also: Laura Dern re-examines David Lynch's brain(s)... "Hunger Games" make-up artist Ve Neill lists a few fave transformations...Spike Lee plays matchmaker... Steven Spielberg incites a teenage riot... Dick Cavett teaches us "how to Hitchcock"... David Alan Grier gives "two snaps up" to listeners' questions... And we toast the biggest premiere in movie history. This week it's a special ALL MOVIE EPISODE! Starring Oscar-nominees Michelle Williams and David O. Russell... Also: Laura Dern re-examines David Lynch's brain(s)... "Hunger Games" make-up artist Ve Neill lists a few fave transformations...Spike Lee plays matchmaker... Steven Spielberg incites a teenage riot... Dick Cavett teaches us "how to Hitchcock"... David Alan Grier gives "two snaps up" to listeners' questions... And we toast the biggest premiere in movie history. This week it's a special ALL MOVIE EPISODE! Starring Oscar-nominees Michelle Williams and David O. Russell... Also: Laura Dern re-examines David Lynch's brain(s)... "Hunger Games" make-up artist Ve Neill lists a few fave transformations...Spike Lee plays matchmaker... Steven Spielberg incites a teenage riot... Dick Cavett teaches us "how to Hitchcock"... David Alan Grier gives "two snaps up" to listeners' questions... And we toast the biggest premiere in movie history. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 223: Bob Odenkirk, Linda Thompson, and Peaches Teaches American Public Media This week: Bob Odenkirk, comedy polymath & "Breaking Bad" breakout star, talks sketch and Saul... ... Pop provacateur Peaches strips down etiquette... Folk-rock icon Linda thompson plays party DJ ... Small island, big library ... Food writer Nigel slater recalls pre-parm Britain ... Behind the scenes with Johnny Carson ... Leafy green humor ... And a flood of beer was not as fun as it sounds. This week: Bob Odenkirk, comedy polymath & "Breaking Bad" breakout star, talks sketch and Saul... ... Pop provacateur Peaches strips down etiquette... Folk-rock icon Linda thompson plays party DJ ... Small island, big library ... Food writer Nigel slater recalls pre-parm Britain ... Behind the scenes with Johnny Carson ... Leafy green humor ... And a flood of beer was not as fun as it sounds. This week: Bob Odenkirk, comedy polymath & "Breaking Bad" breakout star, talks sketch and Saul... ... Pop provacateur Peaches strips down etiquette... Folk-rock icon Linda thompson plays party DJ ... Small island, big library ... Food writer Nigel slater recalls pre-parm Britain ... Behind the scenes with Johnny Carson ... Leafy green humor ... And a flood of beer was not as fun as it sounds. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 222: Dane DeHaan, Anna Calvi, and the Modernist Maestro American Public Media This week: "Kill Your Darlings" star Dane DeHaan catches the Beats... Operatic indie rocker Anna Calvi DJs your next soiree... the Posts return with etiquette advice smokers will love... We're schooled in design by the man who defined late 20th Century style... Old-school Hollywood honcho David Picker acts out for Woody Allen... Little Richard throws stardom into the sea... Scientific proof that there's no "I" in team leaders... and Brendan samples "the soul food of Asia." Plus: Bill Callahan Sings us home. This week: "Kill Your Darlings" star Dane DeHaan catches the Beats... Operatic indie rocker Anna Calvi DJs your next soiree... the Posts return with etiquette advice smokers will love... We're schooled in design by the man who defined late 20th Century style... Old-school Hollywood honcho David Picker acts out for Woody Allen... Little Richard throws stardom into the sea... Scientific proof that there's no "I" in team leaders... and Brendan samples "the soul food of Asia." Plus: Bill Callahan Sings us home. This week: "Kill Your Darlings" star Dane DeHaan catches the Beats... Operatic indie rocker Anna Calvi DJs your next soiree... the Posts return with etiquette advice smokers will love... We're schooled in design by the man who defined late 20th Century style... Old-school Hollywood honcho David Picker acts out for Woody Allen... Little Richard throws stardom into the sea... Scientific proof that there's no "I" in team leaders... and Brendan samples "the soul food of Asia." Plus: Bill Callahan Sings us home. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 221: Daniel Radcliffe, Lars Ulrich, and Elizabeth Gilbert American Public Media This week: Daniel Radcliffe wears a mask that's not for a role ... Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells your roommate to turn that racket down ... Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) sets the planets spinning ... Cartoonist Jeff Smith lists favorite strips ... Visiting the Candyland of vegetables ... There is danger and allure at "The Summit" ... A famously bad sitcom is still famous ... And art students build the next Robocop ... This week: Daniel Radcliffe wears a mask that's not for a role ... Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells your roommate to turn that racket down ... Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) sets the planets spinning ... Cartoonist Jeff Smith lists favorite strips ... Visiting the Candyland of vegetables ... There is danger and allure at "The Summit" ... A famously bad sitcom is still famous ... And art students build the next Robocop ... This week: Daniel Radcliffe wears a mask that's not for a role ... Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells your roommate to turn that racket down ... Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) sets the planets spinning ... Cartoonist Jeff Smith lists favorite strips ... Visiting the Candyland of vegetables ... There is danger and allure at "The Summit" ... A famously bad sitcom is still famous ... And art students build the next Robocop ... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 220: Margaret Atwood, Gunn Culture, and Hulk Hogan: Hero American Public Media This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for mega-bears... "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn returns, just in time to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'... guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation) spins a mellow party playlist... The author behind the bestselling "Jack Reacher" series lists toughs he loves... "China, Illinois" Animator Brad Neely wants Hulk Hogan to eat him... The tale of one man's flight(s) to settle a bar bet... And we meet Rihanna, P.I. Plus: Rico tastes a bowlful of sweet, savory surrealism. This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for mega-bears... "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn returns, just in time to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'... guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation) spins a mellow party playlist... The author behind the bestselling "Jack Reacher" series lists toughs he loves... "China, Illinois" Animator Brad Neely wants Hulk Hogan to eat him... The tale of one man's flight(s) to settle a bar bet... And we meet Rihanna, P.I. Plus: Rico tastes a bowlful of sweet, savory surrealism. This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for mega-bears... "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn returns, just in time to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'... guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation) spins a mellow party playlist... The author behind the bestselling "Jack Reacher" series lists toughs he loves... "China, Illinois" Animator Brad Neely wants Hulk Hogan to eat him... The tale of one man's flight(s) to settle a bar bet... And we meet Rihanna, P.I. Plus: Rico tastes a bowlful of sweet, savory surrealism. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 219: Colin Firth, Bobby Flay, and Molly Ringwald’s Vault American Public Media This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich - as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke. This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich - as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke. This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich - as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 218: Jonathan Lethem, Alt-J, and the Fab Four’s Freda American Public Media This week: Jonathan Lethem goes to New Jersey ... Alt-J are kind of over triangles at this point ... The Beatles' secretary gives a peek into music history ... Restaurant trends, from bars to bathrooms ... Astronaut agriculture ... Miss Manners is not telling you to lie, boast, and start rumbles ... A tempest in a cocktail glass ... Populist experimentation (in film) ... And letters from listeners like you. This week: Jonathan Lethem goes to New Jersey ... Alt-J are kind of over triangles at this point ... The Beatles' secretary gives a peek into music history ... Restaurant trends, from bars to bathrooms ... Astronaut agriculture ... Miss Manners is not telling you to lie, boast, and start rumbles ... A tempest in a cocktail glass ... Populist experimentation (in film) ... And letters from listeners like you. This week: Jonathan Lethem goes to New Jersey ... Alt-J are kind of over triangles at this point ... The Beatles' secretary gives a peek into music history ... Restaurant trends, from bars to bathrooms ... Astronaut agriculture ... Miss Manners is not telling you to lie, boast, and start rumbles ... A tempest in a cocktail glass ... Populist experimentation (in film) ... And letters from listeners like you. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 217: Arctic Monkeys, Van Jones, and Fashion Asylums American Public Media This week: Britrock superstars Arctic Monkeys provide a party playlist (and a dessert recipe)... Activist-turned-host Van Jones plays with Crossfire... fashion maven Simon Doonan says the best outfit is the one your friend is already wearing ... Northern Irish poet Nick Laird explains "Epithalamium"... VHS cassettes inspire eighties nostalgia ... Bavarians build a giant rake for a monster turtle... We have a beef with the real Uncle Sam... and Rico samples the magical Italian sandwich that is a calzone, a quesadilla, and a pita, wrapped in an enigma. Plus: "There Can Be Only One" for the road. This week: Britrock superstars Arctic Monkeys provide a party playlist (and a dessert recipe)... Activist-turned-host Van Jones plays with Crossfire... fashion maven Simon Doonan says the best outfit is the one your friend is already wearing ... Northern Irish poet Nick Laird explains "Epithalamium"... VHS cassettes inspire eighties nostalgia ... Bavarians build a giant rake for a monster turtle... We have a beef with the real Uncle Sam... and Rico samples the magical Italian sandwich that is a calzone, a quesadilla, and a pita, wrapped in an enigma. Plus: "There Can Be Only One" for the road. This week: Britrock superstars Arctic Monkeys provide a party playlist (and a dessert recipe)... Activist-turned-host Van Jones plays with Crossfire... fashion maven Simon Doonan says the best outfit is the one your friend is already wearing ... Northern Irish poet Nick Laird explains "Epithalamium"... VHS cassettes inspire eighties nostalgia ... Bavarians build a giant rake for a monster turtle... We have a beef with the real Uncle Sam... and Rico samples the magical Italian sandwich that is a calzone, a quesadilla, and a pita, wrapped in an enigma. Plus: "There Can Be Only One" for the road. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 216: Brie Larson, Baz Luhrmann, and Nomnomnom-enclature American Public Media This week: "Short Term 12" star Brie Larson fears oranges & lobsters... Baz Luhrmann talks movie music from Bee Gees to Gatsby... author Juan Gabriel Vásquez shares a story of narco-trafficking and lost hippos... A Jimmy Buffet song brings indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to tears... We learn about the real-life divas who inspired Melba Toast and Fettuccine Alfredo... and Emily Post's great-great grandkids offer etiquette for present and future. Plus: The history of the cold war hot line, and we learn tardiness is a medical condition. This week: "Short Term 12" star Brie Larson fears oranges & lobsters... Baz Luhrmann talks movie music from Bee Gees to Gatsby... author Juan Gabriel Vásquez shares a story of narco-trafficking and lost hippos... A Jimmy Buffet song brings indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to tears... We learn about the real-life divas who inspired Melba Toast and Fettuccine Alfredo... and Emily Post's great-great grandkids offer etiquette for present and future. Plus: The history of the cold war hot line, and we learn tardiness is a medical condition. This week: "Short Term 12" star Brie Larson fears oranges & lobsters... Baz Luhrmann talks movie music from Bee Gees to Gatsby... author Juan Gabriel Vásquez shares a story of narco-trafficking and lost hippos... A Jimmy Buffet song brings indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to tears... We learn about the real-life divas who inspired Melba Toast and Fettuccine Alfredo... and Emily Post's great-great grandkids offer etiquette for present and future. Plus: The history of the cold war hot line, and we learn tardiness is a medical condition. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 215: Eva Mendes, Julia Sweeney, and Blushing Stomachs American Public Media This week: One of our favorite episodes! Eva Mendes decodes "The Place Beyond the Pines" (which just came out on DVD) and hieroglyphics… Writer and “SNL” vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position… New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack… Science writer Mary Roach takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal… Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield’s private lair… And Wrigley’s Gum inspires a cocktail that won't lose its flavor. Plus, salt mines in the sky, self-hating jokes, and a new Rogue Wave. This week: One of our favorite episodes! Eva Mendes decodes "The Place Beyond the Pines" (which just came out on DVD) and hieroglyphics… Writer and “SNL” vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position… New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack… Science writer Mary Roach takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal… Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield’s private lair… And Wrigley’s Gum inspires a cocktail that won't lose its flavor. Plus, salt mines in the sky, self-hating jokes, and a new Rogue Wave. This week: One of our favorite episodes! Eva Mendes decodes "The Place Beyond the Pines" (which just came out on DVD) and hieroglyphics… Writer and “SNL” vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position… New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack… Science writer Mary Roach takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal… Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield’s private lair… And Wrigley’s Gum inspires a cocktail that won't lose its flavor. Plus, salt mines in the sky, self-hating jokes, and a new Rogue Wave. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 214: David Oyelowo, Ricky Skaggs, and a Gun for Breakfast American Public Media This week: Actor David Oyelowo becomes sort of a scholar ... Bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs on sushi and superfreaks ... Piper Kerman reveals the reality behind bars ... Kurt Braunohler finds odd comedy in everyday things ... MTV veejay Kennedy remembers the nineties and Nine Inch Nails ... Shooting a cannon of puffery ... Novel video games ... Arctic Monkeys go Alpine ... And riding the escalator of history. This week: Actor David Oyelowo becomes sort of a scholar ... Bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs on sushi and superfreaks ... Piper Kerman reveals the reality behind bars ... Kurt Braunohler finds odd comedy in everyday things ... MTV veejay Kennedy remembers the nineties and Nine Inch Nails ... Shooting a cannon of puffery ... Novel video games ... Arctic Monkeys go Alpine ... And riding the escalator of history. This week: Actor David Oyelowo becomes sort of a scholar ... Bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs on sushi and superfreaks ... Piper Kerman reveals the reality behind bars ... Kurt Braunohler finds odd comedy in everyday things ... MTV veejay Kennedy remembers the nineties and Nine Inch Nails ... Shooting a cannon of puffery ... Novel video games ... Arctic Monkeys go Alpine ... And riding the escalator of history. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 213: Lisa Kudrow, Franz Ferdinand, and Bug Bars American Public Media This week: Lisa Kudrow takes a stab at radio therapy ... Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos plants an orchard ... Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad" breaks out a list of broken couples... We take an inside look at President Nixon, via home movies ... Crickets invade a snack near you ... Rob Sheffield is a karaoke cowboy ... Stop lights switch on ... Nanobots are the new artists ... And why we're feeling Aussie band The Preatures. This week: Lisa Kudrow takes a stab at radio therapy ... Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos plants an orchard ... Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad" breaks out a list of broken couples... We take an inside look at President Nixon, via home movies ... Crickets invade a snack near you ... Rob Sheffield is a karaoke cowboy ... Stop lights switch on ... Nanobots are the new artists ... And why we're feeling Aussie band The Preatures. This week: Lisa Kudrow takes a stab at radio therapy ... Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos plants an orchard ... Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad" breaks out a list of broken couples... We take an inside look at President Nixon, via home movies ... Crickets invade a snack near you ... Rob Sheffield is a karaoke cowboy ... Stop lights switch on ... Nanobots are the new artists ... And why we're feeling Aussie band The Preatures. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 212: Liev Schrieber, Wild Belle, and Cheese Drama American Public Media This week: Liev Schrieber on canine engineering and bad answers... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips... Breakout Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside... Novelist David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed book "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM makes it in under "The Wire." This week: Liev Schrieber on canine engineering and bad answers... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips... Breakout Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside... Novelist David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed book "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM makes it in under "The Wire." This week: Liev Schrieber on canine engineering and bad answers... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips... Breakout Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside... Novelist David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed book "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM makes it in under "The Wire." 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 211: Laura Dern, Billy Bragg, and Bite-Sized Giants American Public Media This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more. This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more. This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 210: Andrew Bujalski, Andrea Martin, and Fishy Business American Public Media This week: pioneering indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski plays "Computer Chess" and speaks up about mumblecore... SCTV alum and Tony-winner Andrea Martin gets car-jacked, politely... Debut novelist Gabriel Roth debuts a list of debuts... "Blackfish" director Gabriela Cowperthwaite plunges into controversy... and NYC's Russ & Daughters celebrate herring season by teaching Brendan to eat like a marine mammal. Plus: America's first parking meters pop up... Emily Post's great-great-grandkids give bad manners a summer holiday... and your next holiday could be a camping trip on the moon. This week: pioneering indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski plays "Computer Chess" and speaks up about mumblecore... SCTV alum and Tony-winner Andrea Martin gets car-jacked, politely... Debut novelist Gabriel Roth debuts a list of debuts... "Blackfish" director Gabriela Cowperthwaite plunges into controversy... and NYC's Russ & Daughters celebrate herring season by teaching Brendan to eat like a marine mammal. Plus: America's first parking meters pop up... Emily Post's great-great-grandkids give bad manners a summer holiday... and your next holiday could be a camping trip on the moon. This week: pioneering indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski plays "Computer Chess" and speaks up about mumblecore... SCTV alum and Tony-winner Andrea Martin gets car-jacked, politely... Debut novelist Gabriel Roth debuts a list of debuts... "Blackfish" director Gabriela Cowperthwaite plunges into controversy... and NYC's Russ & Daughters celebrate herring season by teaching Brendan to eat like a marine mammal. Plus: America's first parking meters pop up... Emily Post's great-great-grandkids give bad manners a summer holiday... and your next holiday could be a camping trip on the moon. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 209: Herb Alpert, Chuck Klosterman, and Big Stars American Public Media Pop Savant Chuck Klosterman grapples with villains… Music legend Herb Alpert grapples with your etiquette questions... Comedian Tig Notaro has a *very* rude awakening…Why cult rockers Big Star never quite lived up to their name… Documentarian Lucy Walker does call it a comeback… The explosive birth of the bikini… Indie metal darlings Deafheaven get a little loud… and we crunch the numbers (and cucumbers) behind the McWrap. Pop Savant Chuck Klosterman grapples with villains… Music legend Herb Alpert grapples with your etiquette questions... Comedian Tig Notaro has a *very* rude awakening…Why cult rockers Big Star never quite lived up to their name… Documentarian Lucy Walker does call it a comeback… The explosive birth of the bikini… Indie metal darlings Deafheaven get a little loud… and we crunch the numbers (and cucumbers) behind the McWrap. Pop Savant Chuck Klosterman grapples with villains… Music legend Herb Alpert grapples with your etiquette questions... Comedian Tig Notaro has a *very* rude awakening…Why cult rockers Big Star never quite lived up to their name… Documentarian Lucy Walker does call it a comeback… The explosive birth of the bikini… Indie metal darlings Deafheaven get a little loud… and we crunch the numbers (and cucumbers) behind the McWrap. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 208: Kevin Hart, Aisha Tyler, and Frozen Beer American Public Media This week: Superstar comedian Kevin Hart grows an inch ... Comic, writer, TV host and -- now-- etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steers listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis... UK scholar Terry Eagleton tells us what Brits really think of Americans... Memoirist Ashley Cardiff is haunted by Prince... The Spinto Band present a menu of dinner party tunes... and Rico celebrates the Fourth of July with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, 'shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent. This week: Superstar comedian Kevin Hart grows an inch ... Comic, writer, TV host and -- now-- etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steers listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis... UK scholar Terry Eagleton tells us what Brits really think of Americans... Memoirist Ashley Cardiff is haunted by Prince... The Spinto Band present a menu of dinner party tunes... and Rico celebrates the Fourth of July with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, 'shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent. This week: Superstar comedian Kevin Hart grows an inch ... Comic, writer, TV host and -- now-- etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steers listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis... UK scholar Terry Eagleton tells us what Brits really think of Americans... Memoirist Ashley Cardiff is haunted by Prince... The Spinto Band present a menu of dinner party tunes... and Rico celebrates the Fourth of July with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, 'shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:03 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 207: Natalie Cole, Ralph Nader, and Rogue Soundwaves American Public Media This week: Natalie Cole sings en Espanol … Activist Ralph Nader gives etiquette advice and restaurant recommendations … Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld goes from preppy to psychic … Rogue Wave’s playlist washes over us … How National Lampoon became the center of the comedy universe … The history of the typewriter … The most excruciating test in the food/wine universe … Plus, Lightning rods, nutty jokes, and a haunting new track from David Lynch & Lykke Li. This week: Natalie Cole sings en Espanol … Activist Ralph Nader gives etiquette advice and restaurant recommendations … Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld goes from preppy to psychic … Rogue Wave’s playlist washes over us … How National Lampoon became the center of the comedy universe … The history of the typewriter … The most excruciating test in the food/wine universe … Plus, Lightning rods, nutty jokes, and a haunting new track from David Lynch & Lykke Li. This week: Natalie Cole sings en Espanol … Activist Ralph Nader gives etiquette advice and restaurant recommendations … Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld goes from preppy to psychic … Rogue Wave’s playlist washes over us … How National Lampoon became the center of the comedy universe … The history of the typewriter … The most excruciating test in the food/wine universe … Plus, Lightning rods, nutty jokes, and a haunting new track from David Lynch & Lykke Li. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 206: Greta Gerwig, Questlove, and Drinkable Spam American Public Media This week: We ride the rerun ship back in time, for an episode that turns out to be pretty prescient … Francis Ha star Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk … The Roots’ Questlove on food … Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check … Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire … The first spam email inspires a drink you shouldn't delete … And musicians The Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes. This week: We ride the rerun ship back in time, for an episode that turns out to be pretty prescient … Francis Ha star Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk … The Roots’ Questlove on food … Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check … Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire … The first spam email inspires a drink you shouldn't delete … And musicians The Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes. This week: We ride the rerun ship back in time, for an episode that turns out to be pretty prescient … Francis Ha star Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk … The Roots’ Questlove on food … Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check … Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire … The first spam email inspires a drink you shouldn't delete … And musicians The Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 205: Sofia Coppola, Jonathan Goldstein, Zombies and blooood American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola talks about “The Bling Ring” and growing up in an Apocalypse… Humorist and “Wiretap” host Jonathan Goldstein takes his dad for a beer of rebellion … It’s the time of the season for a party playlist from The Zombies … Lidia Bastianich dishes out food etiquette and makes a divine intervention … Reviving corpses with blood and booze … Shining the spotlight on back-up singers … And gin’s pal tonic gets a make-over. Plus, screaming pigs, Jackie Chan: The Musical, and a Washed Out song that just feels right. This week: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola talks about “The Bling Ring” and growing up in an Apocalypse… Humorist and “Wiretap” host Jonathan Goldstein takes his dad for a beer of rebellion … It’s the time of the season for a party playlist from The Zombies … Lidia Bastianich dishes out food etiquette and makes a divine intervention … Reviving corpses with blood and booze … Shining the spotlight on back-up singers … And gin’s pal tonic gets a make-over. Plus, screaming pigs, Jackie Chan: The Musical, and a Washed Out song that just feels right. This week: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola talks about “The Bling Ring” and growing up in an Apocalypse… Humorist and “Wiretap” host Jonathan Goldstein takes his dad for a beer of rebellion … It’s the time of the season for a party playlist from The Zombies … Lidia Bastianich dishes out food etiquette and makes a divine intervention … Reviving corpses with blood and booze … Shining the spotlight on back-up singers … And gin’s pal tonic gets a make-over. Plus, screaming pigs, Jackie Chan: The Musical, and a Washed Out song that just feels right. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 204: Ellen Page, Colum McCann, and Miraculous Fruits American Public Media This week: Actress Ellen Page (The East) on saving the planet and playing with dolls… National Book Award winner Colum McCann takes us on a Transatlantic trip…Laura Osnes – Tony-nominated Cinderella on Broadway – shares her favorite rags-to-riches stories… Rico stuffs himself with stuffies… Etiquette advice to make air travel a tiny bit more comfortable… Hunting for the world’s most exotic – and seductive – fruits… And a classy, grassy cocktail for a baseball legend. Plus, a rogue joke, new Faces in music, and the only time The Price is Right can cost you. This week: Actress Ellen Page (The East) on saving the planet and playing with dolls… National Book Award winner Colum McCann takes us on a Transatlantic trip…Laura Osnes – Tony-nominated Cinderella on Broadway – shares her favorite rags-to-riches stories… Rico stuffs himself with stuffies… Etiquette advice to make air travel a tiny bit more comfortable… Hunting for the world’s most exotic – and seductive – fruits… And a classy, grassy cocktail for a baseball legend. Plus, a rogue joke, new Faces in music, and the only time The Price is Right can cost you. This week: Actress Ellen Page (The East) on saving the planet and playing with dolls… National Book Award winner Colum McCann takes us on a Transatlantic trip…Laura Osnes – Tony-nominated Cinderella on Broadway – shares her favorite rags-to-riches stories… Rico stuffs himself with stuffies… Etiquette advice to make air travel a tiny bit more comfortable… Hunting for the world’s most exotic – and seductive – fruits… And a classy, grassy cocktail for a baseball legend. Plus, a rogue joke, new Faces in music, and the only time The Price is Right can cost you. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 203: Dan Savage, Jessica Walter, and the Kings of Summer American Public Media This week: Sex writer Dan Savage on cheating and snowboarding… Actress Jessica Walter of Arrested Development plays nice for etiquette… Doo-wop legend Kenny Vance on closing for the Rolling Stones… The director of indie gem The Kings of Summer warms us up for the season… Learn the history of Pac-Man, then gobble up a pizza-themed cocktail… The mutant cro-nut invades NYC… and an Alpine track that’s setting the internet ablaze. Plus, life lessons from Karate, apathetic jokes, and tacopedias. Browse with your mouth! This week: Sex writer Dan Savage on cheating and snowboarding… Actress Jessica Walter of Arrested Development plays nice for etiquette… Doo-wop legend Kenny Vance on closing for the Rolling Stones… The director of indie gem The Kings of Summer warms us up for the season… Learn the history of Pac-Man, then gobble up a pizza-themed cocktail… The mutant cro-nut invades NYC… and an Alpine track that’s setting the internet ablaze. Plus, life lessons from Karate, apathetic jokes, and tacopedias. Browse with your mouth! This week: Sex writer Dan Savage on cheating and snowboarding… Actress Jessica Walter of Arrested Development plays nice for etiquette… Doo-wop legend Kenny Vance on closing for the Rolling Stones… The director of indie gem The Kings of Summer warms us up for the season… Learn the history of Pac-Man, then gobble up a pizza-themed cocktail… The mutant cro-nut invades NYC… and an Alpine track that’s setting the internet ablaze. Plus, life lessons from Karate, apathetic jokes, and tacopedias. Browse with your mouth! 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 202: Andrea Riesborough, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Saving Italy American Public Media This week: Andrea Riesborough lets us in on a mystery... Fitz and the Tantrums spins a retro party playlist... Novelist Joanna Hershon starts off the summer in a 1960s yacht club... Italian pork is washing up on American shores - but it's not the only kind of treasure from Lo Stivale... Etiquette from the Posts... A song from The Dodos... And one long overdue speeding ticket. This week: Andrea Riesborough lets us in on a mystery... Fitz and the Tantrums spins a retro party playlist... Novelist Joanna Hershon starts off the summer in a 1960s yacht club... Italian pork is washing up on American shores - but it's not the only kind of treasure from Lo Stivale... Etiquette from the Posts... A song from The Dodos... And one long overdue speeding ticket. This week: Andrea Riesborough lets us in on a mystery... Fitz and the Tantrums spins a retro party playlist... Novelist Joanna Hershon starts off the summer in a 1960s yacht club... Italian pork is washing up on American shores - but it's not the only kind of treasure from Lo Stivale... Etiquette from the Posts... A song from The Dodos... And one long overdue speeding ticket. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 201: James Franco, Paul Theroux, and a Cowardly Display American Public Media We look back to one of our favorite episodes, in which actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds… Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts)… Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame… The NY Public Library celebrates Noel Coward… and Hollywood’s top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: the history of blue jeans, a Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and smashing (Guinness) records. We look back to one of our favorite episodes, in which actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds… Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts)… Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame… The NY Public Library celebrates Noel Coward… and Hollywood’s top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: the history of blue jeans, a Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and smashing (Guinness) records. We look back to one of our favorite episodes, in which actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds… Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts)… Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame… The NY Public Library celebrates Noel Coward… and Hollywood’s top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: the history of blue jeans, a Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and smashing (Guinness) records. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Our Bicentennial All-Icebreaker Episode American Public Media To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here’s our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years’ worth of DPDs. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot. To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here’s our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years’ worth of DPDs. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot. To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here’s our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years’ worth of DPDs. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 200: Noah Baumbach, David Alan Grier, Temple Grandin, and Kids Comix American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge... "Love & Rockets" co-creator Gilbert Hernandez on '60s comics that were super, sans superheroes... Why guilt is good (for groceries)... and we toast folk-hero Colonel Blood with a tipple from London. Plus: the caveman lexicon, and a song from Savages. This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge... "Love & Rockets" co-creator Gilbert Hernandez on '60s comics that were super, sans superheroes... Why guilt is good (for groceries)... and we toast folk-hero Colonel Blood with a tipple from London. Plus: the caveman lexicon, and a song from Savages. This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge... "Love & Rockets" co-creator Gilbert Hernandez on '60s comics that were super, sans superheroes... Why guilt is good (for groceries)... and we toast folk-hero Colonel Blood with a tipple from London. Plus: the caveman lexicon, and a song from Savages. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 199: Michael Shannon, Paul Theroux, and Hannibal’s Homies American Public Media This week: Actor Michael Shannon (“The Iceman”) revisits his Wobegon days… Hugh Dancy of TV’s “Hannibal” lists a few good baddies… Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux on a place he won’t be heading back to… “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead grins and bares it … San Fran rocker Mikal Cronin serves up soundtrack… Biscuits on the rise…And the Posts deak with Brendan’s kickstarter requests… Plus, a cocktail inspired by garbage, forgotten fallout shelters, and broken banjos. This week: Actor Michael Shannon (“The Iceman”) revisits his Wobegon days… Hugh Dancy of TV’s “Hannibal” lists a few good baddies… Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux on a place he won’t be heading back to… “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead grins and bares it … San Fran rocker Mikal Cronin serves up soundtrack… Biscuits on the rise…And the Posts deak with Brendan’s kickstarter requests… Plus, a cocktail inspired by garbage, forgotten fallout shelters, and broken banjos. This week: Actor Michael Shannon (“The Iceman”) revisits his Wobegon days… Hugh Dancy of TV’s “Hannibal” lists a few good baddies… Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux on a place he won’t be heading back to… “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead grins and bares it … San Fran rocker Mikal Cronin serves up soundtrack… Biscuits on the rise…And the Posts deak with Brendan’s kickstarter requests… Plus, a cocktail inspired by garbage, forgotten fallout shelters, and broken banjos. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 198: Colin Firth, Bobby Flay, and Molly Ringwald’s Vault American Public Media This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich - as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke. This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich - as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke. This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich - as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 197: Jamie Foxx, Macklemore, and Gollum’s Grandparents American Public Media Behold one of our favorite episodes...in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers your etiquette questions (minus the buzzer)... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist... The Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past... The Hobbit's FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum's family tree back to Sherlock Holmes... And speaking of which, Rico learns to think like Sherlock Holmes. Plus: Civil War cocktails, Brazilian food rising, monkeys with no rhythm, and zen dogs. Behold one of our favorite episodes...in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers your etiquette questions (minus the buzzer)... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist... The Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past... The Hobbit's FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum's family tree back to Sherlock Holmes... And speaking of which, Rico learns to think like Sherlock Holmes. Plus: Civil War cocktails, Brazilian food rising, monkeys with no rhythm, and zen dogs. Behold one of our favorite episodes...in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers your etiquette questions (minus the buzzer)... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist... The Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past... The Hobbit's FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum's family tree back to Sherlock Holmes... And speaking of which, Rico learns to think like Sherlock Holmes. Plus: Civil War cocktails, Brazilian food rising, monkeys with no rhythm, and zen dogs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 196: Julia Stiles, Paul Anka, and Edible Pigtails American Public Media This week: Actress Julia Stiles bashes brunch... Music legend Paul Anka answers your questions, his way... Jazz pianist Ben Sidran heps us to hepcats... Why the Summer of '68 changed baseball (and America) forever... The creators of a diabolical new TV comedy locate some hells on earth... The invention of the matchsticks inspires an incendiary cocktail... And nose-to-tail cooking gets literal. Plus, "girlfriend coats," anti-jokes, and soju-juice boxes.
This week: Actress Julia Stiles bashes brunch... Music legend Paul Anka answers your questions, his way... Jazz pianist Ben Sidran heps us to hepcats... Why the Summer of '68 changed baseball (and America) forever... The creators of a diabolical new TV comedy locate some hells on earth... The invention of the matchsticks inspires an incendiary cocktail... And nose-to-tail cooking gets literal. Plus, "girlfriend coats," anti-jokes, and soju-juice boxes.
This week: Actress Julia Stiles bashes brunch... Music legend Paul Anka answers your questions, his way... Jazz pianist Ben Sidran heps us to hepcats... Why the Summer of '68 changed baseball (and America) forever... The creators of a diabolical new TV comedy locate some hells on earth... The invention of the matchsticks inspires an incendiary cocktail... And nose-to-tail cooking gets literal. Plus, "girlfriend coats," anti-jokes, and soju-juice boxes.
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Episode 195: Eva Mendes, Julia Sweeney, and Blushing Stomachs American Public Media This week: Actress Eva Mendes decodes her new film - and hieroglyphics... Writer and "SNL" vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position... New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack... Science writer Mary Roach takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal... Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield's private lair... And Wrigley's Gum inspires a cocktail that WON'T lose its flavor. Plus, salt mines in the sky, self-hating jokes, and a new Rogue Wave. This week: Actress Eva Mendes decodes her new film - and hieroglyphics... Writer and "SNL" vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position... New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack... Science writer Mary Roach takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal... Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield's private lair... And Wrigley's Gum inspires a cocktail that WON'T lose its flavor. Plus, salt mines in the sky, self-hating jokes, and a new Rogue Wave. This week: Actress Eva Mendes decodes her new film - and hieroglyphics... Writer and "SNL" vet Julia Sweeney answers your etiquette questions from the fetal position... New Orleans indie rockers Generationals spin a sweet-and-sour soundtrack... Science writer Mary Roach takes us on a field trip down the alimentary canal... Twitter queen Kelly Oxford tiptoes into David Copperfield's private lair... And Wrigley's Gum inspires a cocktail that WON'T lose its flavor. Plus, salt mines in the sky, self-hating jokes, and a new Rogue Wave. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 194: Taiye Selasi, Andy Cohen, and Alt-J’s Pagan Playlist American Public Media This week: TV personality Andy Cohen - the man who launched 1,000 "Real Housewives" - tells us how to behave... Rising literary star Taiye Selasi on making novels and dresses... British prog-rock phenoms Alt-J throw a party in the woods... Satirist Sam Lipsyte on the joys of fatherhood... We tiptoe into "Room 237," a film about "The Shining"'s fanatical following... And Rico tastes the secret of panuchos. Plus, a drink born from cold fusion, new music from Mikal Cronin, and a monstrous joke.. This week: TV personality Andy Cohen - the man who launched 1,000 "Real Housewives" - tells us how to behave... Rising literary star Taiye Selasi on making novels and dresses... British prog-rock phenoms Alt-J throw a party in the woods... Satirist Sam Lipsyte on the joys of fatherhood... We tiptoe into "Room 237," a film about "The Shining"'s fanatical following... And Rico tastes the secret of panuchos. Plus, a drink born from cold fusion, new music from Mikal Cronin, and a monstrous joke.. This week: TV personality Andy Cohen - the man who launched 1,000 "Real Housewives" - tells us how to behave... Rising literary star Taiye Selasi on making novels and dresses... British prog-rock phenoms Alt-J throw a party in the woods... Satirist Sam Lipsyte on the joys of fatherhood... We tiptoe into "Room 237," a film about "The Shining"'s fanatical following... And Rico tastes the secret of panuchos. Plus, a drink born from cold fusion, new music from Mikal Cronin, and a monstrous joke.. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 193: Harmony Korine, Chris O’Dowd, and Ramen Ravioli American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Harmony Korine on Cassevetes and mime contests… Chris O’Dowd, star of Bridesmaids and now The Sapphires on sudden successes… Marisa Silver develops an iconic photo into a novel… Noodling around with Ramen and Ravioli…The history of the Stanley Cup inspires a drink (with no ice!)…The Posts address door jams and outer-underwear…Your Spring fashion preview, featuring trendy Hamburglars…Plus, a new tune from “Vampire Weekend,” KFC’s poetry campaign, and a nuclear-powered joke. This week: Filmmaker Harmony Korine on Cassevetes and mime contests… Chris O’Dowd, star of Bridesmaids and now The Sapphires on sudden successes… Marisa Silver develops an iconic photo into a novel… Noodling around with Ramen and Ravioli…The history of the Stanley Cup inspires a drink (with no ice!)…The Posts address door jams and outer-underwear…Your Spring fashion preview, featuring trendy Hamburglars…Plus, a new tune from “Vampire Weekend,” KFC’s poetry campaign, and a nuclear-powered joke. This week: Filmmaker Harmony Korine on Cassevetes and mime contests… Chris O’Dowd, star of Bridesmaids and now The Sapphires on sudden successes… Marisa Silver develops an iconic photo into a novel… Noodling around with Ramen and Ravioli…The history of the Stanley Cup inspires a drink (with no ice!)…The Posts address door jams and outer-underwear…Your Spring fashion preview, featuring trendy Hamburglars…Plus, a new tune from “Vampire Weekend,” KFC’s poetry campaign, and a nuclear-powered joke. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 192: Anna Kendrick, Kevin Nealon, and the Perks of Being a Pittsburgher American Public Media This Week: While we soak in what's next at South-by-Southwest, enjoy this classic episode - one of our favorites. Actress Anna Kendrick (making the rounds at SXSW with the new movie "Drinking Buddies") sings of adorkability... SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice..."The Perks of Being a Wallflower" creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place... Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack... Here comes the (terrorist) bride... And the Primanti Sandwich goes national. Plus: We witness the birth of a clean machine, shine a light on art, and learn the history of comedy. This Week: While we soak in what's next at South-by-Southwest, enjoy this classic episode - one of our favorites. Actress Anna Kendrick (making the rounds at SXSW with the new movie "Drinking Buddies") sings of adorkability... SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice..."The Perks of Being a Wallflower" creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place... Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack... Here comes the (terrorist) bride... And the Primanti Sandwich goes national. Plus: We witness the birth of a clean machine, shine a light on art, and learn the history of comedy. This Week: While we soak in what's next at South-by-Southwest, enjoy this classic episode - one of our favorites. Actress Anna Kendrick (making the rounds at SXSW with the new movie "Drinking Buddies") sings of adorkability... SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice..."The Perks of Being a Wallflower" creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place... Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack... Here comes the (terrorist) bride... And the Primanti Sandwich goes national. Plus: We witness the birth of a clean machine, shine a light on art, and learn the history of comedy. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 191: Laura Dern, Billy Bragg, and Bite-Sized Giants American Public Media This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more. This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more. This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 190: Matthew Goode, Dick Cavett, and Tiki Talk American Public Media This Week: “Stoker” star Matthew Goode on being a creepy Uncle and devoted Dad… Talk show legend Dick Cavett tells us how to ‘Hitchcock’… Essayist Michelle Orange undergoes a cinematic identity crisis… Ryan Quincy, creator of TV’s “Out There,” comes of age… Indie darlings Adam Green and Binki Shapiro turn scraps and metal into a dinner party soundtrack… How to run away with the circus… And Rico pays his last respects to a Tiki landmark… Plus, fly jokes, upside-downers, and woolly drinks. This Week: “Stoker” star Matthew Goode on being a creepy Uncle and devoted Dad… Talk show legend Dick Cavett tells us how to ‘Hitchcock’… Essayist Michelle Orange undergoes a cinematic identity crisis… Ryan Quincy, creator of TV’s “Out There,” comes of age… Indie darlings Adam Green and Binki Shapiro turn scraps and metal into a dinner party soundtrack… How to run away with the circus… And Rico pays his last respects to a Tiki landmark… Plus, fly jokes, upside-downers, and woolly drinks. This Week: “Stoker” star Matthew Goode on being a creepy Uncle and devoted Dad… Talk show legend Dick Cavett tells us how to ‘Hitchcock’… Essayist Michelle Orange undergoes a cinematic identity crisis… Ryan Quincy, creator of TV’s “Out There,” comes of age… Indie darlings Adam Green and Binki Shapiro turn scraps and metal into a dinner party soundtrack… How to run away with the circus… And Rico pays his last respects to a Tiki landmark… Plus, fly jokes, upside-downers, and woolly drinks. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 189: David France, Jackie Collins, and Vampire Lemonade American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 188: Tim Gunn, Rian Johnson, and Salman Rushdie American Public Media This week, we reheat one of our favorite episodes: “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn dresses down America for dressing down… Salman Rushdie talks fatwas and fake hair… “Looper” director Rian Johnson rolls the bones… famed author Sherman Alexie makes a Protest… A “Simpsons” writer’s favorite odd adaptations… And NYTimes photographer Todd Selby turns his camera on cooks. Plus: How corn helped thaw the cold war, and the official “best word ever.” This week, we reheat one of our favorite episodes: “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn dresses down America for dressing down… Salman Rushdie talks fatwas and fake hair… “Looper” director Rian Johnson rolls the bones… famed author Sherman Alexie makes a Protest… A “Simpsons” writer’s favorite odd adaptations… And NYTimes photographer Todd Selby turns his camera on cooks. Plus: How corn helped thaw the cold war, and the official “best word ever.” This week, we reheat one of our favorite episodes: “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn dresses down America for dressing down… Salman Rushdie talks fatwas and fake hair… “Looper” director Rian Johnson rolls the bones… famed author Sherman Alexie makes a Protest… A “Simpsons” writer’s favorite odd adaptations… And NYTimes photographer Todd Selby turns his camera on cooks. Plus: How corn helped thaw the cold war, and the official “best word ever.” 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 187: Miguel, Rachel Dratch, and Seduction Instruction American Public Media This week: R&B sensation (and multiple Grammy-nominee) Miguel spells “wah!”… SNL alum Rachel Dratch lists her favorite lovahhs… “Thomas Jefferson” makes his second inaugural etiquette address… Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite tells a high-flying tale about Muddy Waters… Author Betsy Prioleau defends ladies’ men… Brendan learns not to confuse ‘soulful’ with ‘healthful’… And Aussie psych-band Pond rocks a Giant Tortoise. Plus: a bomb of a cocktail from the Georgia coast, fun with trigonometry, and a library of misfit books. This week: R&B sensation (and multiple Grammy-nominee) Miguel spells “wah!”… SNL alum Rachel Dratch lists her favorite lovahhs… “Thomas Jefferson” makes his second inaugural etiquette address… Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite tells a high-flying tale about Muddy Waters… Author Betsy Prioleau defends ladies’ men… Brendan learns not to confuse ‘soulful’ with ‘healthful’… And Aussie psych-band Pond rocks a Giant Tortoise. Plus: a bomb of a cocktail from the Georgia coast, fun with trigonometry, and a library of misfit books. This week: R&B sensation (and multiple Grammy-nominee) Miguel spells “wah!”… SNL alum Rachel Dratch lists her favorite lovahhs… “Thomas Jefferson” makes his second inaugural etiquette address… Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite tells a high-flying tale about Muddy Waters… Author Betsy Prioleau defends ladies’ men… Brendan learns not to confuse ‘soulful’ with ‘healthful’… And Aussie psych-band Pond rocks a Giant Tortoise. Plus: a bomb of a cocktail from the Georgia coast, fun with trigonometry, and a library of misfit books. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 186: Jessica Chastain, Dave Barry, Jimmy Cliff, and Joy(ful) Division American Public Media This week: Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, of “Zero Dark Thirty” on Pitt and pigs… Insane advice from humorist Dave Barry… Joy Division’s Peter Hook tells the bright side of a dark band… A Super Bowl menu, minus meat?… We excavate the story of a crown jewel, then drink a sparkling cocktail… Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays dinnertime DJ… Plus, flying goats, contagious laughter, and the spider of the year. This week: Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, of “Zero Dark Thirty” on Pitt and pigs… Insane advice from humorist Dave Barry… Joy Division’s Peter Hook tells the bright side of a dark band… A Super Bowl menu, minus meat?… We excavate the story of a crown jewel, then drink a sparkling cocktail… Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays dinnertime DJ… Plus, flying goats, contagious laughter, and the spider of the year. This week: Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, of “Zero Dark Thirty” on Pitt and pigs… Insane advice from humorist Dave Barry… Joy Division’s Peter Hook tells the bright side of a dark band… A Super Bowl menu, minus meat?… We excavate the story of a crown jewel, then drink a sparkling cocktail… Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays dinnertime DJ… Plus, flying goats, contagious laughter, and the spider of the year. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 185: William H. Macy, Not Sauce, and the Original Animal American Public Media

This week: "Shameless" star William H. Macy has fun with despicable... Beloved singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith spins a party playlist... NYTimes cocktail columnist Rosie Schaap teaches proper bar behavior... Rico uncovers a sriracha scam... Gonzo filmmaker Jay Bulger ("Beware of Mr. Baker") dives into the messy life of drummer Ginger Baker... And food phenom Eddie Huang ("Fresh Off the Boat") tells us about his first All-American dinner... Plus, non-smoking women, Tim Burton on clubbing, and asteroids full of riches.

This week: "Shameless" star William H. Macy has fun with despicable... Beloved singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith spins a party playlist... NYTimes cocktail columnist Rosie Schaap teaches proper bar behavior... Rico uncovers a sriracha scam... Gonzo filmmaker Jay Bulger ("Beware of Mr. Baker") dives into the messy life of drummer Ginger Baker... And food phenom Eddie Huang ("Fresh Off the Boat") tells us about his first All-American dinner... Plus, non-smoking women, Tim Burton on clubbing, and asteroids full of riches.

This week: "Shameless" star William H. Macy has fun with despicable... Beloved singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith spins a party playlist... NYTimes cocktail columnist Rosie Schaap teaches proper bar behavior... Rico uncovers a sriracha scam... Gonzo filmmaker Jay Bulger ("Beware of Mr. Baker") dives into the messy life of drummer Ginger Baker... And food phenom Eddie Huang ("Fresh Off the Boat") tells us about his first All-American dinner... Plus, non-smoking women, Tim Burton on clubbing, and asteroids full of riches.

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Episode 184: Michael Apted, Sundancing, and Coaster Cocktails American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Michael Apted (“7 Up”) talks about renewing his landmark documentary series… Writer Manuel Gonzales tells us how NOT to bury a body…Etiquette all-stars Lizzie and Dan Post on the protocol of the communal newspaper bin… Sundance Fest director John Cooper shares some behind-the-screens stories… Britain’s latest food fad is (wait for it) American food?!… Josh Bearman - whose article inspired the film “Argo” - tells three other film-worthy tales… Plus, Drew’s brews, Cold War Kids, and the birth of the roller coaster. This week: Filmmaker Michael Apted (“7 Up”) talks about renewing his landmark documentary series… Writer Manuel Gonzales tells us how NOT to bury a body…Etiquette all-stars Lizzie and Dan Post on the protocol of the communal newspaper bin… Sundance Fest director John Cooper shares some behind-the-screens stories… Britain’s latest food fad is (wait for it) American food?!… Josh Bearman - whose article inspired the film “Argo” - tells three other film-worthy tales… Plus, Drew’s brews, Cold War Kids, and the birth of the roller coaster. This week: Filmmaker Michael Apted (“7 Up”) talks about renewing his landmark documentary series… Writer Manuel Gonzales tells us how NOT to bury a body…Etiquette all-stars Lizzie and Dan Post on the protocol of the communal newspaper bin… Sundance Fest director John Cooper shares some behind-the-screens stories… Britain’s latest food fad is (wait for it) American food?!… Josh Bearman - whose article inspired the film “Argo” - tells three other film-worthy tales… Plus, Drew’s brews, Cold War Kids, and the birth of the roller coaster. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 183: David O. Russell, George Saunders, and Experiments with Cale American Public Media Director David O. Russell steals the show...The Velvet Underground's John Cale experiments with a list... Writer George Saunders weighs man purses and messenger bags...Comedian Nick Kroll tries to mix Oktoberfest and Yom Kippur - then has to flee Germany...We learn about the birth of Texas Oil Boom and drink a slick cocktail...And there's a new French dessert to swoon over...Plus, brilliant hatchet jobs, a viola-nt joke, and a trippy track from Foxygen. Director David O. Russell steals the show...The Velvet Underground's John Cale experiments with a list... Writer George Saunders weighs man purses and messenger bags...Comedian Nick Kroll tries to mix Oktoberfest and Yom Kippur - then has to flee Germany...We learn about the birth of Texas Oil Boom and drink a slick cocktail...And there's a new French dessert to swoon over...Plus, brilliant hatchet jobs, a viola-nt joke, and a trippy track from Foxygen. Director David O. Russell steals the show...The Velvet Underground's John Cale experiments with a list... Writer George Saunders weighs man purses and messenger bags...Comedian Nick Kroll tries to mix Oktoberfest and Yom Kippur - then has to flee Germany...We learn about the birth of Texas Oil Boom and drink a slick cocktail...And there's a new French dessert to swoon over...Plus, brilliant hatchet jobs, a viola-nt joke, and a trippy track from Foxygen. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 182: The Best of 2012 American Public Media This week, a look back at our best moments of 2012: Jon Hamm dives into dark matter… Ed Asner answers your etiquette questions (and his cellphone)… We toast a historic Niagara fall… Folk rock icon Rodriguez rises from the dead… Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) lists her favorite behind-the-scenes stories… Ramblin’ man Todd Snider recalls his brush with Nascar celebrity… And country singer Iris DeMent takes us home with a dinner party soundtrack…Plus “pretzel dumplings,” lucky underwear, and an OCD joke from James Franco. This week, a look back at our best moments of 2012: Jon Hamm dives into dark matter… Ed Asner answers your etiquette questions (and his cellphone)… We toast a historic Niagara fall… Folk rock icon Rodriguez rises from the dead… Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) lists her favorite behind-the-scenes stories… Ramblin’ man Todd Snider recalls his brush with Nascar celebrity… And country singer Iris DeMent takes us home with a dinner party soundtrack…Plus “pretzel dumplings,” lucky underwear, and an OCD joke from James Franco. This week, a look back at our best moments of 2012: Jon Hamm dives into dark matter… Ed Asner answers your etiquette questions (and his cellphone)… We toast a historic Niagara fall… Folk rock icon Rodriguez rises from the dead… Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) lists her favorite behind-the-scenes stories… Ramblin’ man Todd Snider recalls his brush with Nascar celebrity… And country singer Iris DeMent takes us home with a dinner party soundtrack…Plus “pretzel dumplings,” lucky underwear, and an OCD joke from James Franco. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 181: Patti Smith, Bryan Cranston, and Drinkable Shrubs American Public Media This week: An encore rebroadcast of one of our listener’s favorite episodes orf the year. Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses… “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs… Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other ‘against-type’ actors… we inhale the tale of the original “smoke-filled room”… and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the USA. This week: An encore rebroadcast of one of our listener’s favorite episodes orf the year. Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses… “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs… Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other ‘against-type’ actors… we inhale the tale of the original “smoke-filled room”… and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the USA. This week: An encore rebroadcast of one of our listener’s favorite episodes orf the year. Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses… “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs… Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other ‘against-type’ actors… we inhale the tale of the original “smoke-filled room”… and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the USA. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 180: Jamie Foxx, Macklemore, and Gollum’s Grandparents American Public Media This Week: Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis… JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers our *etiquette* questions (minus the buzzer)… “Thrift Shop” rap stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist… “The Splendid Table’s” Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past… “The Hobbit” FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum’s family tree back to Sherlock Holmes… And speaking of which, Rico learns to think like Sherlock Holmes. Plus: Brazilian food rising, monkeys with no rhythm, and zen dogs. This Week: Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis… JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers our *etiquette* questions (minus the buzzer)… “Thrift Shop” rap stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist… “The Splendid Table’s” Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past… “The Hobbit” FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum’s family tree back to Sherlock Holmes… And speaking of which, Rico learns to think like Sherlock Holmes. Plus: Brazilian food rising, monkeys with no rhythm, and zen dogs. This Week: Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis… JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers our *etiquette* questions (minus the buzzer)… “Thrift Shop” rap stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spin a playful party playlist… “The Splendid Table’s” Lynne Rosetto Kasper is haunted by the ghost of Christmas-party past… “The Hobbit” FX mastermind Joe Letteri traces Gollum’s family tree back to Sherlock Holmes… And speaking of which, Rico learns to think like Sherlock Holmes. Plus: Brazilian food rising, monkeys with no rhythm, and zen dogs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 179: Beck, Modern Family Values, and Love’s Songs American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 178: Fred Armisen, Fishy Business, and Kinky Etiquette American Public Media This week, “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen cops to working blue… legendary satirist/musician/Governor-to-be Kinky Friedman serves up Texas-sized etiquette tips… rockstar classical organist Cameron Carpenter thinks outside the Bach box… We toast an infamous Alabama pest… Fish fraud!… And “Kumare” documentarian Vikram Gandhi teaches you how to become a guru. Plus, a ‘Fun.’ joke, Da Vinci Code: Rhode Island, and your letters… all the way from Kyrgyzstan. This week, “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen cops to working blue… legendary satirist/musician/Governor-to-be Kinky Friedman serves up Texas-sized etiquette tips… rockstar classical organist Cameron Carpenter thinks outside the Bach box… We toast an infamous Alabama pest… Fish fraud!… And “Kumare” documentarian Vikram Gandhi teaches you how to become a guru. Plus, a ‘Fun.’ joke, Da Vinci Code: Rhode Island, and your letters… all the way from Kyrgyzstan. This week, “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen cops to working blue… legendary satirist/musician/Governor-to-be Kinky Friedman serves up Texas-sized etiquette tips… rockstar classical organist Cameron Carpenter thinks outside the Bach box… We toast an infamous Alabama pest… Fish fraud!… And “Kumare” documentarian Vikram Gandhi teaches you how to become a guru. Plus, a ‘Fun.’ joke, Da Vinci Code: Rhode Island, and your letters… all the way from Kyrgyzstan. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 177: Tony Hawk, Benh Zeitlin & Incorrigible Ethels American Public Media This week: Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk does some extreme couchsurfing... "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin on axe-painting... Controversy-courting essayist Katie Roiphe offers advice... author Susanna Moore dines in wartime Berlin... Brendan learns the difference between jerks and Ethels... and SF band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down give us a tune that gets you up, keep you up. Plus the history of a New-Wave Band Aid, the science of Xmas music, and sherry wine: it's not just for Grandmas anymore. This week: Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk does some extreme couchsurfing... "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin on axe-painting... Controversy-courting essayist Katie Roiphe offers advice... author Susanna Moore dines in wartime Berlin... Brendan learns the difference between jerks and Ethels... and SF band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down give us a tune that gets you up, keep you up. Plus the history of a New-Wave Band Aid, the science of Xmas music, and sherry wine: it's not just for Grandmas anymore. This week: Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk does some extreme couchsurfing... "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin on axe-painting... Controversy-courting essayist Katie Roiphe offers advice... author Susanna Moore dines in wartime Berlin... Brendan learns the difference between jerks and Ethels... and SF band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down give us a tune that gets you up, keep you up. Plus the history of a New-Wave Band Aid, the science of Xmas music, and sherry wine: it's not just for Grandmas anymore. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 176: The All-Food Episode American Public Media This week: It’s an ALL-FOOD episode stuffed with tasty goodness. Gail Simmons of TV’s “Top Chef” survives internship hell… We reheat the history of the microwave, then get zapped with a custom cocktail… Dick Cavett, Michael Ian Black and others tell their favorite dinnertime tales… A free-range serving of The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik… Chef/Memoirist Gabrielle Hamilton on sweetbreads and sweet success… Philly band The War on Drugs supply a soundtrack for your next feast… and Rico doesn’t eat Turkey, he goes there. Plus, History’s forgotten utensil, Ireland’s answer to the crepe, and a meaty joke from actress Alison Pill. This week: It’s an ALL-FOOD episode stuffed with tasty goodness. Gail Simmons of TV’s “Top Chef” survives internship hell… We reheat the history of the microwave, then get zapped with a custom cocktail… Dick Cavett, Michael Ian Black and others tell their favorite dinnertime tales… A free-range serving of The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik… Chef/Memoirist Gabrielle Hamilton on sweetbreads and sweet success… Philly band The War on Drugs supply a soundtrack for your next feast… and Rico doesn’t eat Turkey, he goes there. Plus, History’s forgotten utensil, Ireland’s answer to the crepe, and a meaty joke from actress Alison Pill. This week: It’s an ALL-FOOD episode stuffed with tasty goodness. Gail Simmons of TV’s “Top Chef” survives internship hell… We reheat the history of the microwave, then get zapped with a custom cocktail… Dick Cavett, Michael Ian Black and others tell their favorite dinnertime tales… A free-range serving of The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik… Chef/Memoirist Gabrielle Hamilton on sweetbreads and sweet success… Philly band The War on Drugs supply a soundtrack for your next feast… and Rico doesn’t eat Turkey, he goes there. Plus, History’s forgotten utensil, Ireland’s answer to the crepe, and a meaty joke from actress Alison Pill. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 175: Wyatt Cenac, Tilly and the Wall, and Kubrick’s Kitties American Public Media This week: “The Daily Show“‘s Wyatt Cenac walks among us… “Life of Pi” author Yann Martel takes us on his favorite literary journeys… pop band Tilly and the Wall set the mood with a party playlist… How NOT to feign interest in arthouse cinema… We pay tribute to dunker-in-chief Daryl Dawkins, a.k.a. “Chocolate Thunder”… Stanley Kubrick gets a close-up… and ‘Classic dining’ makes a comeback. Plus: Turkey Day etiquette, flying cellos, and fashionable headlines. This week: “The Daily Show“‘s Wyatt Cenac walks among us… “Life of Pi” author Yann Martel takes us on his favorite literary journeys… pop band Tilly and the Wall set the mood with a party playlist… How NOT to feign interest in arthouse cinema… We pay tribute to dunker-in-chief Daryl Dawkins, a.k.a. “Chocolate Thunder”… Stanley Kubrick gets a close-up… and ‘Classic dining’ makes a comeback. Plus: Turkey Day etiquette, flying cellos, and fashionable headlines. This week: “The Daily Show“‘s Wyatt Cenac walks among us… “Life of Pi” author Yann Martel takes us on his favorite literary journeys… pop band Tilly and the Wall set the mood with a party playlist… How NOT to feign interest in arthouse cinema… We pay tribute to dunker-in-chief Daryl Dawkins, a.k.a. “Chocolate Thunder”… Stanley Kubrick gets a close-up… and ‘Classic dining’ makes a comeback. Plus: Turkey Day etiquette, flying cellos, and fashionable headlines. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 174: Jon Ronson, Eric Idle, and Flying Leotards American Public Media This Week: Monty Python’s Eric Idle leads us in song… Writer Jon Ronson plays sidekick to a real-life superhero… Folk icon Iris DeMent shares a homey party playlist… Adam Pally of TV’s “Happy Endings” swings from the rafters… Kale invades Thanksgiving… and The Evens play The Odds. Plus, the birth of the leotard, video games NOT named “Halo,” and bedtime tales for dogs. This Week: Monty Python’s Eric Idle leads us in song… Writer Jon Ronson plays sidekick to a real-life superhero… Folk icon Iris DeMent shares a homey party playlist… Adam Pally of TV’s “Happy Endings” swings from the rafters… Kale invades Thanksgiving… and The Evens play The Odds. Plus, the birth of the leotard, video games NOT named “Halo,” and bedtime tales for dogs. This Week: Monty Python’s Eric Idle leads us in song… Writer Jon Ronson plays sidekick to a real-life superhero… Folk icon Iris DeMent shares a homey party playlist… Adam Pally of TV’s “Happy Endings” swings from the rafters… Kale invades Thanksgiving… and The Evens play The Odds. Plus, the birth of the leotard, video games NOT named “Halo,” and bedtime tales for dogs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 173: The All-Book Episode American Public Media This week: It’s our first ever ALL-BOOK episode - a whole hour of fun with literary luminaries. MacArthur ‘Genius’ Junot Diaz probes the mind of a young cheater…LeVar Burton - beloved host of “Reading Rainbow” - offers life advice for book borrowers… British heavyweight Martin Amis lets his dogs out… And indie queen Miranda July tells us about a print relic… Plus, fun footnotes from T.C. Boyle, YA phenom Leigh Bardugo, and a guy named Shakespeare. This week: It’s our first ever ALL-BOOK episode - a whole hour of fun with literary luminaries. MacArthur ‘Genius’ Junot Diaz probes the mind of a young cheater…LeVar Burton - beloved host of “Reading Rainbow” - offers life advice for book borrowers… British heavyweight Martin Amis lets his dogs out… And indie queen Miranda July tells us about a print relic… Plus, fun footnotes from T.C. Boyle, YA phenom Leigh Bardugo, and a guy named Shakespeare. This week: It’s our first ever ALL-BOOK episode - a whole hour of fun with literary luminaries. MacArthur ‘Genius’ Junot Diaz probes the mind of a young cheater…LeVar Burton - beloved host of “Reading Rainbow” - offers life advice for book borrowers… British heavyweight Martin Amis lets his dogs out… And indie queen Miranda July tells us about a print relic… Plus, fun footnotes from T.C. Boyle, YA phenom Leigh Bardugo, and a guy named Shakespeare. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 172: Stephin Merritt, Vengeance Eating, and Alka-hol American Public Media This week, an oldie-but-very-goodie! Stephin Merritt’s attraction to love… Actress Amy Brenneman adjudicates listener etiquette… A vengeful lunch with Joel Stein… an Alkaholic drink… Neil deGrasse Tyson defends space… Bill Plympton’s favorite animation… and a 3-song prescription from Dr. Dog. Plus: Aggie yells, a Dinner Party Timeout, and a cross-word joke from singer Cate le Bon. This week, an oldie-but-very-goodie! Stephin Merritt’s attraction to love… Actress Amy Brenneman adjudicates listener etiquette… A vengeful lunch with Joel Stein… an Alkaholic drink… Neil deGrasse Tyson defends space… Bill Plympton’s favorite animation… and a 3-song prescription from Dr. Dog. Plus: Aggie yells, a Dinner Party Timeout, and a cross-word joke from singer Cate le Bon. This week, an oldie-but-very-goodie! Stephin Merritt’s attraction to love… Actress Amy Brenneman adjudicates listener etiquette… A vengeful lunch with Joel Stein… an Alkaholic drink… Neil deGrasse Tyson defends space… Bill Plympton’s favorite animation… and a 3-song prescription from Dr. Dog. Plus: Aggie yells, a Dinner Party Timeout, and a cross-word joke from singer Cate le Bon. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 171: Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, and Fake Presidents American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 170: Martin McDonagh, Ed Asner, and Real American Cheese American Public Media This week: Playwright & “Seven Psychopaths” filmmaker Martin McDonagh laughs in the face of death… TV legend Ed Asner calls us out… Mary Elizabeth Winstead lists some sobering cinema… ‘5 under 35’ honoree Justin Torres reads from his celebrated novella… New Yorker critic David Denby divines film’s future… and Brendan seeks the real American cheese. Plus, a historic Niagara fall, a crushed dinosaur dream, and a wild new track from Tame Impala. This week: Playwright & “Seven Psychopaths” filmmaker Martin McDonagh laughs in the face of death… TV legend Ed Asner calls us out… Mary Elizabeth Winstead lists some sobering cinema… ‘5 under 35’ honoree Justin Torres reads from his celebrated novella… New Yorker critic David Denby divines film’s future… and Brendan seeks the real American cheese. Plus, a historic Niagara fall, a crushed dinosaur dream, and a wild new track from Tame Impala. This week: Playwright & “Seven Psychopaths” filmmaker Martin McDonagh laughs in the face of death… TV legend Ed Asner calls us out… Mary Elizabeth Winstead lists some sobering cinema… ‘5 under 35’ honoree Justin Torres reads from his celebrated novella… New Yorker critic David Denby divines film’s future… and Brendan seeks the real American cheese. Plus, a historic Niagara fall, a crushed dinosaur dream, and a wild new track from Tame Impala. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 169: Anna Kendrick, Kevin Nealon, and the Perks of Being a Pittsburgher American Public Media This Week: Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick sings of adorkability… SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice…”The Perks of Being a Wallflower” creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place… Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack… Here comes the (terrorist) bride… And the Primanti Sandwich goes national. Plus: We witness the birth of a clean machine, shine a light on art, and learn the history of comedy. This Week: Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick sings of adorkability… SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice…”The Perks of Being a Wallflower” creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place… Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack… Here comes the (terrorist) bride… And the Primanti Sandwich goes national. Plus: We witness the birth of a clean machine, shine a light on art, and learn the history of comedy. This Week: Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick sings of adorkability… SNL alum Kevin Nealon blesses us with etiquette advice…”The Perks of Being a Wallflower” creator Stephen Chbosky talks of time and place… Okkervil River runs through a party soundtrack… Here comes the (terrorist) bride… And the Primanti Sandwich goes national. Plus: We witness the birth of a clean machine, shine a light on art, and learn the history of comedy. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 168: Tim Gunn, Rian Johnson, and Salman Rushdie American Public Media This week, “Looper” director Rian Johnson rolls the bones… “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn dresses down America for dressing down… Salman Rushdie talks fatwas and fake hair… famed author Sherman Alexie makes a Protest… A “Simpsons” writer’s favorite odd adaptations… And NYTimes photographer Todd Selby turns his camera on cooks. Plus: How corn helped thaw the cold war, and the official “best word ever.” This week, “Looper” director Rian Johnson rolls the bones… “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn dresses down America for dressing down… Salman Rushdie talks fatwas and fake hair… famed author Sherman Alexie makes a Protest… A “Simpsons” writer’s favorite odd adaptations… And NYTimes photographer Todd Selby turns his camera on cooks. Plus: How corn helped thaw the cold war, and the official “best word ever.” This week, “Looper” director Rian Johnson rolls the bones… “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn dresses down America for dressing down… Salman Rushdie talks fatwas and fake hair… famed author Sherman Alexie makes a Protest… A “Simpsons” writer’s favorite odd adaptations… And NYTimes photographer Todd Selby turns his camera on cooks. Plus: How corn helped thaw the cold war, and the official “best word ever.” 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 167: Martin Amis, Divine Comedies, and the Mother of Bad Ideas American Public Media This week, literary luminary Martin Amis lets the dogs out… Top Chef Susan Feniger celebrates the New Year… satirist Simon Rich lists divine comedies… San Fran band The Fresh and Onlys serve up a sweet soundtrack… The Posts return to explain the art of good goodbyes… and fashion editor Diana Vreeland gets her close-up. Plus, skimming stones, rolling cows, and the most naive narrator in the world.
This week, literary luminary Martin Amis lets the dogs out… Top Chef Susan Feniger celebrates the New Year… satirist Simon Rich lists divine comedies… San Fran band The Fresh and Onlys serve up a sweet soundtrack… The Posts return to explain the art of good goodbyes… and fashion editor Diana Vreeland gets her close-up. Plus, skimming stones, rolling cows, and the most naive narrator in the world.
This week, literary luminary Martin Amis lets the dogs out… Top Chef Susan Feniger celebrates the New Year… satirist Simon Rich lists divine comedies… San Fran band The Fresh and Onlys serve up a sweet soundtrack… The Posts return to explain the art of good goodbyes… and fashion editor Diana Vreeland gets her close-up. Plus, skimming stones, rolling cows, and the most naive narrator in the world.
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Episode 166: Anjelica Huston, Doomsday Planes, and Things about Chicken Wings American Public Media This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes...Actress Anjelica Huston reveals her secret good-luck charm ... Writer-provocateur Caitlin Flanagan blends etiquette, therapy, and cake... "The Artist's" James Cromwell talks quiet... Chickens with four wings... Greeks invade Britain... We toast the end of the world... A poem from imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo... Plus, nurture-over-nature, and a Major find from the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes...Actress Anjelica Huston reveals her secret good-luck charm ... Writer-provocateur Caitlin Flanagan blends etiquette, therapy, and cake... "The Artist's" James Cromwell talks quiet... Chickens with four wings... Greeks invade Britain... We toast the end of the world... A poem from imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo... Plus, nurture-over-nature, and a Major find from the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes...Actress Anjelica Huston reveals her secret good-luck charm ... Writer-provocateur Caitlin Flanagan blends etiquette, therapy, and cake... "The Artist's" James Cromwell talks quiet... Chickens with four wings... Greeks invade Britain... We toast the end of the world... A poem from imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo... Plus, nurture-over-nature, and a Major find from the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 165: Junot Diaz, One-Shot Wonders, and Orange Wine American Public Media This week, Pulitzer-winning author Junot Diaz bares the soul of a cheater… Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin romance… Music video director Natasha Pincus picks some one-shot wonders… We toast the peaceful fallout from the only wartime aerial bombing of mainland USA… Financial etiquette from Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch… Orange vintages add color to wine stores… And the unsung heroes of Fall TV. Plus: a new Grizzly Bear track, laffs from artist Wayne White, and lap dances in the high courts. This week, Pulitzer-winning author Junot Diaz bares the soul of a cheater… Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin romance… Music video director Natasha Pincus picks some one-shot wonders… We toast the peaceful fallout from the only wartime aerial bombing of mainland USA… Financial etiquette from Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch… Orange vintages add color to wine stores… And the unsung heroes of Fall TV. Plus: a new Grizzly Bear track, laffs from artist Wayne White, and lap dances in the high courts. This week, Pulitzer-winning author Junot Diaz bares the soul of a cheater… Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin romance… Music video director Natasha Pincus picks some one-shot wonders… We toast the peaceful fallout from the only wartime aerial bombing of mainland USA… Financial etiquette from Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch… Orange vintages add color to wine stores… And the unsung heroes of Fall TV. Plus: a new Grizzly Bear track, laffs from artist Wayne White, and lap dances in the high courts. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 164: Marjane Satrapi, Fran Lebowitz, and Pizza Brains American Public Media This Week: “Persepolis” author/filmmaker Marjane Satrapi laughs in the face of death… satirist Fran Lebowitz plays Nanny to America… author Emma Straub narrates a Hollywood fable… multi-Oscar-winner Ve Neill makes up a Makeup list… and Brendan inhales info about air. Plus, a visit to Philly’s Pizza Museum, the high-cost of Tsarist-era beards, how to lose yourself, and indierockers Nude Beach expose their dinner party playlist. This Week: “Persepolis” author/filmmaker Marjane Satrapi laughs in the face of death… satirist Fran Lebowitz plays Nanny to America… author Emma Straub narrates a Hollywood fable… multi-Oscar-winner Ve Neill makes up a Makeup list… and Brendan inhales info about air. Plus, a visit to Philly’s Pizza Museum, the high-cost of Tsarist-era beards, how to lose yourself, and indierockers Nude Beach expose their dinner party playlist. This Week: “Persepolis” author/filmmaker Marjane Satrapi laughs in the face of death… satirist Fran Lebowitz plays Nanny to America… author Emma Straub narrates a Hollywood fable… multi-Oscar-winner Ve Neill makes up a Makeup list… and Brendan inhales info about air. Plus, a visit to Philly’s Pizza Museum, the high-cost of Tsarist-era beards, how to lose yourself, and indierockers Nude Beach expose their dinner party playlist. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 163: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Molly Ringwald, and Takis American Public Media This Week: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets physical and speaks French… Molly Ringwald offers etiquette advice for misfits and moms…The birth of swing music… Novelist Jonathan Evison updates Facebook’s profiles… David Wax Museum shares a list that cuts to the bone… We hear from a young reporter who was on the cutting edge of the Takis craze… and Rico drinks bees. Plus: The latest in sleep science, and a dreamy new track from rocker Ariel Pink. This Week: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets physical and speaks French… Molly Ringwald offers etiquette advice for misfits and moms…The birth of swing music… Novelist Jonathan Evison updates Facebook’s profiles… David Wax Museum shares a list that cuts to the bone… We hear from a young reporter who was on the cutting edge of the Takis craze… and Rico drinks bees. Plus: The latest in sleep science, and a dreamy new track from rocker Ariel Pink. This Week: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets physical and speaks French… Molly Ringwald offers etiquette advice for misfits and moms…The birth of swing music… Novelist Jonathan Evison updates Facebook’s profiles… David Wax Museum shares a list that cuts to the bone… We hear from a young reporter who was on the cutting edge of the Takis craze… and Rico drinks bees. Plus: The latest in sleep science, and a dreamy new track from rocker Ariel Pink. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 162: Gary Oldman, Top Chef: Etiquette, and Instant History American Public Media This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes, from December 2011…Gary Oldman reflects on his Oscar-nominated role as iconic spy George Smiley… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips… Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems… We toast the instant replay (twice)… Brendan seeks gluten-free-free food… and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a crash course in video games, a joke from Brit-com phenom Stephen Merchant, and a tune from Chairlift. This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes, from December 2011…Gary Oldman reflects on his Oscar-nominated role as iconic spy George Smiley… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips… Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems… We toast the instant replay (twice)… Brendan seeks gluten-free-free food… and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a crash course in video games, a joke from Brit-com phenom Stephen Merchant, and a tune from Chairlift. This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes, from December 2011…Gary Oldman reflects on his Oscar-nominated role as iconic spy George Smiley… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips… Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems… We toast the instant replay (twice)… Brendan seeks gluten-free-free food… and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a crash course in video games, a joke from Brit-com phenom Stephen Merchant, and a tune from Chairlift. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 161: Gustavo Dudamel, Rob Corddry, and Terms of Service American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 160: Rashida Jones, LeVar Burton, and Parody Picks American Public Media This Week: Actress Rashida Jones plays matchmaker... "Reading Rainbow"'s LeVar Burton wields a knife - with discernment... Comic Paul Scheer's parody picks... Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler talks hockey, Joy division and secret identities... We speak -- and drink -- Esperanto... author Ariel S. Winter channels 3 crime-lit legends... and Rico eats the best Pop Tart ever. Plus: the death of chivalry and a pop lullaby from The Babies. This Week: Actress Rashida Jones plays matchmaker... "Reading Rainbow"'s LeVar Burton wields a knife - with discernment... Comic Paul Scheer's parody picks... Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler talks hockey, Joy division and secret identities... We speak -- and drink -- Esperanto... author Ariel S. Winter channels 3 crime-lit legends... and Rico eats the best Pop Tart ever. Plus: the death of chivalry and a pop lullaby from The Babies. This Week: Actress Rashida Jones plays matchmaker... "Reading Rainbow"'s LeVar Burton wields a knife - with discernment... Comic Paul Scheer's parody picks... Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler talks hockey, Joy division and secret identities... We speak -- and drink -- Esperanto... author Ariel S. Winter channels 3 crime-lit legends... and Rico eats the best Pop Tart ever. Plus: the death of chivalry and a pop lullaby from The Babies. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 159: Zoe Kazan, Passion Pit and New Wave Fish Sandwiches American Public Media This week: Actor/writer Zoe Kazan makes a psychic connection… Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos provides the soundtrack for a party-for-two… Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson shares the gold medal’s shocking secret… Author Charles Yu feels your pain… Brendan catches the fish sandwich wave… and we travel back in time with bestselling essayist Sloane Crosley. Plus: Snoop Lion, the birth of Bugs Bunny, and dudes! — the Posts are back with etiquette tips. This week: Actor/writer Zoe Kazan makes a psychic connection… Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos provides the soundtrack for a party-for-two… Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson shares the gold medal’s shocking secret… Author Charles Yu feels your pain… Brendan catches the fish sandwich wave… and we travel back in time with bestselling essayist Sloane Crosley. Plus: Snoop Lion, the birth of Bugs Bunny, and dudes! — the Posts are back with etiquette tips. This week: Actor/writer Zoe Kazan makes a psychic connection… Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos provides the soundtrack for a party-for-two… Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson shares the gold medal’s shocking secret… Author Charles Yu feels your pain… Brendan catches the fish sandwich wave… and we travel back in time with bestselling essayist Sloane Crosley. Plus: Snoop Lion, the birth of Bugs Bunny, and dudes! — the Posts are back with etiquette tips. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 158: Simon Amstell, Rodriguez, and Dyn-o-mite Tips American Public Media This week: British comedy wunderkind Simon Amstell sings America's praises... Author Sheila Heti explains How A Person Should Be... Musician and archivist Michael Feinstein adds to the Great American Songbook... Folk-rock legend Rodriguez rises from the dead... Jimmie "DY-NO-MITE" Walker blows up etiquette... and Rico samples ceviche from 'the new Tuscany' (it's in Mexico). Plus: mammoth cheeses, shifting to manual transmission, and a globe-hopping soundtrack from The Antlers. This week: British comedy wunderkind Simon Amstell sings America's praises... Author Sheila Heti explains How A Person Should Be... Musician and archivist Michael Feinstein adds to the Great American Songbook... Folk-rock legend Rodriguez rises from the dead... Jimmie "DY-NO-MITE" Walker blows up etiquette... and Rico samples ceviche from 'the new Tuscany' (it's in Mexico). Plus: mammoth cheeses, shifting to manual transmission, and a globe-hopping soundtrack from The Antlers. This week: British comedy wunderkind Simon Amstell sings America's praises... Author Sheila Heti explains How A Person Should Be... Musician and archivist Michael Feinstein adds to the Great American Songbook... Folk-rock legend Rodriguez rises from the dead... Jimmie "DY-NO-MITE" Walker blows up etiquette... and Rico samples ceviche from 'the new Tuscany' (it's in Mexico). Plus: mammoth cheeses, shifting to manual transmission, and a globe-hopping soundtrack from The Antlers. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 157: Marcus Samuelsson, Cheryl Strayed, and (Breaking) Bad Romances American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 156: Wim Wenders, Liszt Lists, and Live Long and Proper American Public Media This week: An encore broadcast of one of our favorite shows! Director Wim Wenders speaks body language...Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five... A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet...Kathleen Turner's fiery new role... Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... Plus, we learn how to play dead - and then how to come back to life, courtesy of Guided By Voices. This week: An encore broadcast of one of our favorite shows! Director Wim Wenders speaks body language...Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five... A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet...Kathleen Turner's fiery new role... Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... Plus, we learn how to play dead - and then how to come back to life, courtesy of Guided By Voices. This week: An encore broadcast of one of our favorite shows! Director Wim Wenders speaks body language...Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five... A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet...Kathleen Turner's fiery new role... Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... Plus, we learn how to play dead - and then how to come back to life, courtesy of Guided By Voices. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 155: The All-Movie Episode American Public Media This week, it’s our first ever ALL-MOVIE EPISODE – a blockbuster hour of our favorite film-centric interviews, starring John C. Reilly, Miranda July, Terry Gilliam and more: Val Kilmer plays Mark Twain playing an etiquette expert… Jackie Collins invites us to a Hollywood party… author Jonathan Lethem casts Drew Barrymore in his surreal fiction… One of cinema’s greatest sound designers lists some of cinema’s greatest sounds… and Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar-winning director of “The Artist,” doesn’t enjoy the silence. Plus: David Cronenberg plays around, rockers Howlin’ Rain suggest the most unlikely dinner party soundtrack ever, and Molly Ringwald barks like a dog. This week, it’s our first ever ALL-MOVIE EPISODE – a blockbuster hour of our favorite film-centric interviews, starring John C. Reilly, Miranda July, Terry Gilliam and more: Val Kilmer plays Mark Twain playing an etiquette expert… Jackie Collins invites us to a Hollywood party… author Jonathan Lethem casts Drew Barrymore in his surreal fiction… One of cinema’s greatest sound designers lists some of cinema’s greatest sounds… and Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar-winning director of “The Artist,” doesn’t enjoy the silence. Plus: David Cronenberg plays around, rockers Howlin’ Rain suggest the most unlikely dinner party soundtrack ever, and Molly Ringwald barks like a dog. This week, it’s our first ever ALL-MOVIE EPISODE – a blockbuster hour of our favorite film-centric interviews, starring John C. Reilly, Miranda July, Terry Gilliam and more: Val Kilmer plays Mark Twain playing an etiquette expert… Jackie Collins invites us to a Hollywood party… author Jonathan Lethem casts Drew Barrymore in his surreal fiction… One of cinema’s greatest sound designers lists some of cinema’s greatest sounds… and Michel Hazanavicius, Oscar-winning director of “The Artist,” doesn’t enjoy the silence. Plus: David Cronenberg plays around, rockers Howlin’ Rain suggest the most unlikely dinner party soundtrack ever, and Molly Ringwald barks like a dog. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 154: Benh Zeitlin, All-American Etiquette, and the Automat American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) paints with an axe… Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain swear they can answer your etiquette questions peacefully… Actress Alison Pill, of Aaron Sorkin’s new show “The Newsroom,” takes us behind-the-scenes… New Yorker receptionist Janet Groth reflects on (almost) being Mrs. John Berryman… Lunching at the ‘Automat’…Plus, doubled data, a summer fashion preview, and a soundtrack from playful pop band Micachu and the Shapes. This week: Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) paints with an axe… Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain swear they can answer your etiquette questions peacefully… Actress Alison Pill, of Aaron Sorkin’s new show “The Newsroom,” takes us behind-the-scenes… New Yorker receptionist Janet Groth reflects on (almost) being Mrs. John Berryman… Lunching at the ‘Automat’…Plus, doubled data, a summer fashion preview, and a soundtrack from playful pop band Micachu and the Shapes. This week: Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) paints with an axe… Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain swear they can answer your etiquette questions peacefully… Actress Alison Pill, of Aaron Sorkin’s new show “The Newsroom,” takes us behind-the-scenes… New Yorker receptionist Janet Groth reflects on (almost) being Mrs. John Berryman… Lunching at the ‘Automat’…Plus, doubled data, a summer fashion preview, and a soundtrack from playful pop band Micachu and the Shapes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 153: Patti Smith, Bryan Cranston, and Drinkable Shrubs American Public Media This week: Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses… “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs… Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other ‘against-type’ actors… we inhale the tale of the original “smoke-filled room”… and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the USA. This week: Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses… “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs… Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other ‘against-type’ actors… we inhale the tale of the original “smoke-filled room”… and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the USA. This week: Punk icon Patti Smith dreams of little black dresses… “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston builds green houses, not meth labs… Zosia Mamet (Girls, Mad Men) picks other ‘against-type’ actors… we inhale the tale of the original “smoke-filled room”… and novelist Nathaniel Rich finds a rhino with all the answers. Plus: drinkable shrubs, a new track from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean, and the fastest road in the USA. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 152: Stephen Merchant, Demon Children, and The War on Drugs American Public Media This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes"The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant spars with Brendan... fashion guru Simon Doonan advocates mullets... humorists Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (attempt to) read their epic epilogue... The soundtrack of The War on Drugs... Artist Chris Burden's slot-cars on steroids... And Rico digs into Frito Pie. Plus: silent senators, devil children in film,illin' crosswords, and far-out jokes. This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes"The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant spars with Brendan... fashion guru Simon Doonan advocates mullets... humorists Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (attempt to) read their epic epilogue... The soundtrack of The War on Drugs... Artist Chris Burden's slot-cars on steroids... And Rico digs into Frito Pie. Plus: silent senators, devil children in film,illin' crosswords, and far-out jokes. This week: We revisit one of our favorite episodes"The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant spars with Brendan... fashion guru Simon Doonan advocates mullets... humorists Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (attempt to) read their epic epilogue... The soundtrack of The War on Drugs... Artist Chris Burden's slot-cars on steroids... And Rico digs into Frito Pie. Plus: silent senators, devil children in film,illin' crosswords, and far-out jokes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 151: Michael Apted, Buddy Guy, and Defordometrics American Public Media This week: Director Michael Apted on “56 Up” — the new installment of one of the greatest film series ever… Sportswriting legend Frank Deford tackles your etiquette questions… Guitar master Buddy Guy revisits his Louisiana roots… Fantasy author Leigh Bardugo lists her favorite fictional worlds… A filmmaking duo plug in to the world of indie video games… and a sweet roll gets a savory twist on Manhattan’s High Line. Plus: We fear the food world’s revolutionary new robot, and spin a Bad Thing from Vermont rocker King Tuff. This week: Director Michael Apted on “56 Up” — the new installment of one of the greatest film series ever… Sportswriting legend Frank Deford tackles your etiquette questions… Guitar master Buddy Guy revisits his Louisiana roots… Fantasy author Leigh Bardugo lists her favorite fictional worlds… A filmmaking duo plug in to the world of indie video games… and a sweet roll gets a savory twist on Manhattan’s High Line. Plus: We fear the food world’s revolutionary new robot, and spin a Bad Thing from Vermont rocker King Tuff. This week: Director Michael Apted on “56 Up” — the new installment of one of the greatest film series ever… Sportswriting legend Frank Deford tackles your etiquette questions… Guitar master Buddy Guy revisits his Louisiana roots… Fantasy author Leigh Bardugo lists her favorite fictional worlds… A filmmaking duo plug in to the world of indie video games… and a sweet roll gets a savory twist on Manhattan’s High Line. Plus: We fear the food world’s revolutionary new robot, and spin a Bad Thing from Vermont rocker King Tuff. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 150: James Franco, Paul Theroux, and a Cowardly Display American Public Media This week: Actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds... Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts)... Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame... The NY Public Library remembers Noel Coward... and Hollywood's top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: We learn the history of blue jeans, hear a new Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and listen to some (Guinness) rock records. This week: Actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds... Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts)... Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame... The NY Public Library remembers Noel Coward... and Hollywood's top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: We learn the history of blue jeans, hear a new Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and listen to some (Guinness) rock records. This week: Actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds... Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts)... Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame... The NY Public Library remembers Noel Coward... and Hollywood's top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: We learn the history of blue jeans, hear a new Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and listen to some (Guinness) rock records. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 149: Richard Linklater, Christopher Buckley, and Independent Spirits American Public Media This week: Acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater takes us behind “the Pine Curtain”… Satirist Christopher Buckley on international (etiquette) relations… Actor Rich Sommer goes Mad about board games… Brooklyn band Violens cues up a dinner party soundtrack… Brendan sips indie spirits… We toast Spider-Dan’s [sic] epic climb… Three hysterical histories… Plus, sexy literary hoaxes, humor from troubadour Todd Snider, and a listener letter - from a dolphin. This week: Acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater takes us behind “the Pine Curtain”… Satirist Christopher Buckley on international (etiquette) relations… Actor Rich Sommer goes Mad about board games… Brooklyn band Violens cues up a dinner party soundtrack… Brendan sips indie spirits… We toast Spider-Dan’s [sic] epic climb… Three hysterical histories… Plus, sexy literary hoaxes, humor from troubadour Todd Snider, and a listener letter - from a dolphin. This week: Acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater takes us behind “the Pine Curtain”… Satirist Christopher Buckley on international (etiquette) relations… Actor Rich Sommer goes Mad about board games… Brooklyn band Violens cues up a dinner party soundtrack… Brendan sips indie spirits… We toast Spider-Dan’s [sic] epic climb… Three hysterical histories… Plus, sexy literary hoaxes, humor from troubadour Todd Snider, and a listener letter - from a dolphin. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 148: Santigold, Manly Manners and a Pilgrim’s Process American Public Media This week: musician Santigold pines for a day job...Time's gonzo humorist Joel Stein offers some manly etiquette tips...Three ancient art treasures we HAVEN'T found...Rico visits crawfish country...Shakespearean theater worth fighting for...Writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus walks us through pilgrimages...Plus, humor from Violens, Sendak remembered, and the canine brain. This week: musician Santigold pines for a day job...Time's gonzo humorist Joel Stein offers some manly etiquette tips...Three ancient art treasures we HAVEN'T found...Rico visits crawfish country...Shakespearean theater worth fighting for...Writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus walks us through pilgrimages...Plus, humor from Violens, Sendak remembered, and the canine brain. This week: musician Santigold pines for a day job...Time's gonzo humorist Joel Stein offers some manly etiquette tips...Three ancient art treasures we HAVEN'T found...Rico visits crawfish country...Shakespearean theater worth fighting for...Writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus walks us through pilgrimages...Plus, humor from Violens, Sendak remembered, and the canine brain. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 147: The All-Music Episode American Public Media This week: Our first ever All-Music Episode! Willie Nelson gets lost in the haze of memory…Patton Oswalt on public radio’s music problem…TV on the Radio, on request…James Mercer tells a Cold War secret… America’s #1 hit writer Lamont Dozier remembers a miss…A Wild retro soundtrack…Henry Rollins on etiquette and a memorable get together…And we get back - to the Beatles’ rooftop concert. Plus, sound/silliness from Billy Bragg, Wanda Jackson, and Cass McCombs. This week: Our first ever All-Music Episode! Willie Nelson gets lost in the haze of memory…Patton Oswalt on public radio’s music problem…TV on the Radio, on request…James Mercer tells a Cold War secret… America’s #1 hit writer Lamont Dozier remembers a miss…A Wild retro soundtrack…Henry Rollins on etiquette and a memorable get together…And we get back - to the Beatles’ rooftop concert. Plus, sound/silliness from Billy Bragg, Wanda Jackson, and Cass McCombs. This week: Our first ever All-Music Episode! Willie Nelson gets lost in the haze of memory…Patton Oswalt on public radio’s music problem…TV on the Radio, on request…James Mercer tells a Cold War secret… America’s #1 hit writer Lamont Dozier remembers a miss…A Wild retro soundtrack…Henry Rollins on etiquette and a memorable get together…And we get back - to the Beatles’ rooftop concert. Plus, sound/silliness from Billy Bragg, Wanda Jackson, and Cass McCombs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 146: Mike D, Taco USA, and Ballet Lessons American Public Media This week: The Beastie Boys’ Mike D injects life (and caffeine) into museum-going… Lizz Winstead, comedienne and co-creator of the Daily Show, exposes herself… Gene Ween plays Rod McKuen… The descendants of Emily Post on cupcake etiquette… Ballet Lessons from a dancer-director… And a little piece of Heaven, courtesy of The Walkmen. Plus, genius delinquents, Eiffel Towers of booze, and a joke about burning ambition. This week: The Beastie Boys’ Mike D injects life (and caffeine) into museum-going… Lizz Winstead, comedienne and co-creator of the Daily Show, exposes herself… Gene Ween plays Rod McKuen… The descendants of Emily Post on cupcake etiquette… Ballet Lessons from a dancer-director… And a little piece of Heaven, courtesy of The Walkmen. Plus, genius delinquents, Eiffel Towers of booze, and a joke about burning ambition. This week: The Beastie Boys’ Mike D injects life (and caffeine) into museum-going… Lizz Winstead, comedienne and co-creator of the Daily Show, exposes herself… Gene Ween plays Rod McKuen… The descendants of Emily Post on cupcake etiquette… Ballet Lessons from a dancer-director… And a little piece of Heaven, courtesy of The Walkmen. Plus, genius delinquents, Eiffel Towers of booze, and a joke about burning ambition. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 145: Emily Blunt, Proper Partying, and SubliminalsexScience American Public Media This week: Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin break-ups… Rocker Andrew W.K. teaches us how to party properly… New Coke gets remixed… We graze at the Grilled Cheese Invitational… Bestselling science writer Leonard Mladinow decodes subliminal messages… A never-ending note from Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. “The Bloggess”… And Of Montreal’s schizophrenic party soundtrack. Plus, TV for dogs, the art of vinyl, and a folk-joke from duo Mike and Ruthy. This week: Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin break-ups… Rocker Andrew W.K. teaches us how to party properly… New Coke gets remixed… We graze at the Grilled Cheese Invitational… Bestselling science writer Leonard Mladinow decodes subliminal messages… A never-ending note from Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. “The Bloggess”… And Of Montreal’s schizophrenic party soundtrack. Plus, TV for dogs, the art of vinyl, and a folk-joke from duo Mike and Ruthy. This week: Actress Emily Blunt explains dolphin break-ups… Rocker Andrew W.K. teaches us how to party properly… New Coke gets remixed… We graze at the Grilled Cheese Invitational… Bestselling science writer Leonard Mladinow decodes subliminal messages… A never-ending note from Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. “The Bloggess”… And Of Montreal’s schizophrenic party soundtrack. Plus, TV for dogs, the art of vinyl, and a folk-joke from duo Mike and Ruthy. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 144: Greta Gerwig, Questlove, and Liquid Matchsticks American Public Media This week: “Actress of her generation” Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk… The Roots’ ?uestlove on food… Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check… Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire… We learn a striking history, with cocktail to match… and the Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes. This week: “Actress of her generation” Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk… The Roots’ ?uestlove on food… Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check… Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire… We learn a striking history, with cocktail to match… and the Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes. This week: “Actress of her generation” Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk… The Roots’ ?uestlove on food… Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check… Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire… We learn a striking history, with cocktail to match… and the Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 143: Spring Break…with Michelle Williams and GZA American Public Media This week, a walk down memory lane! (Ahem – a rerun.) Yes, for our Spring Break, we’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes from 2011. Front and center is the impossibly charming Michelle Williams, whose portrayal of Marilyn Monroe later earned her a Globes win and an Oscar nomination. Plus: a science lesson from Wu-Tang’s GZA, juicy gossip about Fidel Castro, and Rico literally inhales America’s best vodka. Tune in next week for an all-new, all-excellent show featuring Questlove, Greta Gerwig, and Carl Hiaasen. This week, a walk down memory lane! (Ahem – a rerun.) Yes, for our Spring Break, we’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes from 2011. Front and center is the impossibly charming Michelle Williams, whose portrayal of Marilyn Monroe later earned her a Globes win and an Oscar nomination. Plus: a science lesson from Wu-Tang’s GZA, juicy gossip about Fidel Castro, and Rico literally inhales America’s best vodka. Tune in next week for an all-new, all-excellent show featuring Questlove, Greta Gerwig, and Carl Hiaasen. This week, a walk down memory lane! (Ahem – a rerun.) Yes, for our Spring Break, we’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes from 2011. Front and center is the impossibly charming Michelle Williams, whose portrayal of Marilyn Monroe later earned her a Globes win and an Oscar nomination. Plus: a science lesson from Wu-Tang’s GZA, juicy gossip about Fidel Castro, and Rico literally inhales America’s best vodka. Tune in next week for an all-new, all-excellent show featuring Questlove, Greta Gerwig, and Carl Hiaasen. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 142: The Duplass Brothers, Val Kilmer-Twain, and the Oysteress American Public Media This week: Filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who nap in trailers… Val Kilmer resurrects Mark Twain… Grandmaster of flash (fiction), Etgar Keret… Oysters take over the mainland… Poker stud Chris Moneymaker on turning friends into debtors… Guillotin’s “enlightened” machine… Plus, the sounds of Howlin Rain, a pizza panic-button, and a seeing-eye joke. This week: Filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who nap in trailers… Val Kilmer resurrects Mark Twain… Grandmaster of flash (fiction), Etgar Keret… Oysters take over the mainland… Poker stud Chris Moneymaker on turning friends into debtors… Guillotin’s “enlightened” machine… Plus, the sounds of Howlin Rain, a pizza panic-button, and a seeing-eye joke. This week: Filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who nap in trailers… Val Kilmer resurrects Mark Twain… Grandmaster of flash (fiction), Etgar Keret… Oysters take over the mainland… Poker stud Chris Moneymaker on turning friends into debtors… Guillotin’s “enlightened” machine… Plus, the sounds of Howlin Rain, a pizza panic-button, and a seeing-eye joke. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 141: Rick Moody, Shower Muses, and Snail Eggs American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 140: Ewan McGregor, Pretzel Dumplings, and Happy Endings American Public Media This week: Actor Ewan McGregor, in three dimensions… “Happy Endings” star Casey Wilson’s (semi) happy endings… Youth Lagoon’s dinner party soundtrack… A ‘psychic’ reading from Heidi Julavits… The best sushi chef in the world… Pretzel dumplings… How “Uranus” got its name… And next-gen Posts teach us about table fairies. Plus: drinkable pancakes, Irish jokes, a w-h-i-z-k-i-d, and much more.
This week: Actor Ewan McGregor, in three dimensions… “Happy Endings” star Casey Wilson’s (semi) happy endings… Youth Lagoon’s dinner party soundtrack… A ‘psychic’ reading from Heidi Julavits… The best sushi chef in the world… Pretzel dumplings… How “Uranus” got its name… And next-gen Posts teach us about table fairies. Plus: drinkable pancakes, Irish jokes, a w-h-i-z-k-i-d, and much more.
This week: Actor Ewan McGregor, in three dimensions… “Happy Endings” star Casey Wilson’s (semi) happy endings… Youth Lagoon’s dinner party soundtrack… A ‘psychic’ reading from Heidi Julavits… The best sushi chef in the world… Pretzel dumplings… How “Uranus” got its name… And next-gen Posts teach us about table fairies. Plus: drinkable pancakes, Irish jokes, a w-h-i-z-k-i-d, and much more.
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Episode 139: Jon Hamm, Irish Latkes, and Bottled Etiquette American Public Media This week: Actor Jon Hamm takes us way beyond the Mad Men universe… Comedian and author Michael Ian Black says “you’re not doing it right”… atheist author Alain de Botton teaches religion… writer Amelia Gray sees ghosts… Jon Glaser’s high concepts… the sobering history of “Axis Sally”… and Rico tastes a bit o’ the boxty. Plus, a new tune from Beach House, and a joke in the key of “corny.” This week: Actor Jon Hamm takes us way beyond the Mad Men universe… Comedian and author Michael Ian Black says “you’re not doing it right”… atheist author Alain de Botton teaches religion… writer Amelia Gray sees ghosts… Jon Glaser’s high concepts… the sobering history of “Axis Sally”… and Rico tastes a bit o’ the boxty. Plus, a new tune from Beach House, and a joke in the key of “corny.” This week: Actor Jon Hamm takes us way beyond the Mad Men universe… Comedian and author Michael Ian Black says “you’re not doing it right”… atheist author Alain de Botton teaches religion… writer Amelia Gray sees ghosts… Jon Glaser’s high concepts… the sobering history of “Axis Sally”… and Rico tastes a bit o’ the boxty. Plus, a new tune from Beach House, and a joke in the key of “corny.” 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 138: Stephin Merritt, Vengeance Eating, and Alka-hol American Public Media This week: Stephin Merritt’s attraction to love… Actress Amy Brenneman adjudicates listener etiquette… A vengeful lunch with Joel Stein… an Alkaholic drink… Neil deGrasse Tyson defends space… Bill Plympton’s favorite animation… and a 3-song prescription from Dr. Dog. Plus: Aggie yells, a Dinner Party Timeout, and a cross-word joke from singer Cate le Bon. This week: Stephin Merritt’s attraction to love… Actress Amy Brenneman adjudicates listener etiquette… A vengeful lunch with Joel Stein… an Alkaholic drink… Neil deGrasse Tyson defends space… Bill Plympton’s favorite animation… and a 3-song prescription from Dr. Dog. Plus: Aggie yells, a Dinner Party Timeout, and a cross-word joke from singer Cate le Bon. This week: Stephin Merritt’s attraction to love… Actress Amy Brenneman adjudicates listener etiquette… A vengeful lunch with Joel Stein… an Alkaholic drink… Neil deGrasse Tyson defends space… Bill Plympton’s favorite animation… and a 3-song prescription from Dr. Dog. Plus: Aggie yells, a Dinner Party Timeout, and a cross-word joke from singer Cate le Bon. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 137: Geoff Dyer, Bug Juice, and Damn Good Advice American Public Media This week: British writer Geoff Dyer takes us into the “Zona”… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons survives internship hell and gets her Angel wings… Damn Good Advice from legendary ad man George Lois… bees you can drink… a big empire built on small change… winning an election… and nomophobia on the rise. Plus, picture books for adults, Islands with Hallways, and a Fun joke.
This week: British writer Geoff Dyer takes us into the “Zona”… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons survives internship hell and gets her Angel wings… Damn Good Advice from legendary ad man George Lois… bees you can drink… a big empire built on small change… winning an election… and nomophobia on the rise. Plus, picture books for adults, Islands with Hallways, and a Fun joke.
This week: British writer Geoff Dyer takes us into the “Zona”… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons survives internship hell and gets her Angel wings… Damn Good Advice from legendary ad man George Lois… bees you can drink… a big empire built on small change… winning an election… and nomophobia on the rise. Plus, picture books for adults, Islands with Hallways, and a Fun joke.
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Episode 136: Michel Hazanavicius, New Fruit, and Undead Presidents American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 135: The Shins, Lovable Fools, and Boardwalk Empires American Public Media This week: The Shins’ James Mercer blows the lid off a government cover-up… author Krys Lee’s inspired immigrant tales… An Oscar-nominated Undefeated team… Emily Post’s offspring get aggressive-aggressive… a tourist’s guide to a city you can’t visit… and Victorian puddings on the rise (plus a recipe). Plus: The weirdest bands of the year, a kiddie joke from Youth Lagoon, and a pop prescription from Dr. Dog. This week: The Shins’ James Mercer blows the lid off a government cover-up… author Krys Lee’s inspired immigrant tales… An Oscar-nominated Undefeated team… Emily Post’s offspring get aggressive-aggressive… a tourist’s guide to a city you can’t visit… and Victorian puddings on the rise (plus a recipe). Plus: The weirdest bands of the year, a kiddie joke from Youth Lagoon, and a pop prescription from Dr. Dog. This week: The Shins’ James Mercer blows the lid off a government cover-up… author Krys Lee’s inspired immigrant tales… An Oscar-nominated Undefeated team… Emily Post’s offspring get aggressive-aggressive… a tourist’s guide to a city you can’t visit… and Victorian puddings on the rise (plus a recipe). Plus: The weirdest bands of the year, a kiddie joke from Youth Lagoon, and a pop prescription from Dr. Dog. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 134: Anjelica Huston, Doomsday Planes, and Things about Chicken Wings American Public Media This week: Actress Anjelica Huston reveals her secret good-luck charm … Writer-provocateur Caitlin Flanagan blends etiquette, therapy, and cake… “The Artist’s” James Cromwell talks quiet… Chickens with four wings… Greeks invade Britain… We toast the end of the world… A poem from imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo… Plus, nurture-over-nature, and a Major find from the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. This week: Actress Anjelica Huston reveals her secret good-luck charm … Writer-provocateur Caitlin Flanagan blends etiquette, therapy, and cake… “The Artist’s” James Cromwell talks quiet… Chickens with four wings… Greeks invade Britain… We toast the end of the world… A poem from imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo… Plus, nurture-over-nature, and a Major find from the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. This week: Actress Anjelica Huston reveals her secret good-luck charm … Writer-provocateur Caitlin Flanagan blends etiquette, therapy, and cake… “The Artist’s” James Cromwell talks quiet… Chickens with four wings… Greeks invade Britain… We toast the end of the world… A poem from imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo… Plus, nurture-over-nature, and a Major find from the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 133: Chairlift, Megadeth on Etiquette, and the Food Olympics American Public Media This week: Musical duo Chairlift offers us a martini (and some music)…Megadeth politely shreds our etiquette questions…Author-du-jour Ben Marcus says words CAN break your bones…Antonio Banderas plays kitty and creepy…A soldier lost and found - 28 years later…Plus, the latest in men’s fashion, epic Sundance flops, and a joke from crime writer Robert Crais. This week: Musical duo Chairlift offers us a martini (and some music)…Megadeth politely shreds our etiquette questions…Author-du-jour Ben Marcus says words CAN break your bones…Antonio Banderas plays kitty and creepy…A soldier lost and found - 28 years later…Plus, the latest in men’s fashion, epic Sundance flops, and a joke from crime writer Robert Crais. This week: Musical duo Chairlift offers us a martini (and some music)…Megadeth politely shreds our etiquette questions…Author-du-jour Ben Marcus says words CAN break your bones…Antonio Banderas plays kitty and creepy…A soldier lost and found - 28 years later…Plus, the latest in men’s fashion, epic Sundance flops, and a joke from crime writer Robert Crais. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 132: Tim and Eric, Bone Luging, and Lucinda Williams American Public Media This week: Sketch duo Tim & Eric tell us the secret to comedy... Lucinda Williams on etiquette and (non) barbecuing... Chuck Klosterman tackles football... Shalom Auslander's words about last words... CNN's Kat Kinsman talks about not talking about "bone luging"... And the science of "disgusting." Plus, a running joke, your letters, and new Shins. This week: Sketch duo Tim & Eric tell us the secret to comedy... Lucinda Williams on etiquette and (non) barbecuing... Chuck Klosterman tackles football... Shalom Auslander's words about last words... CNN's Kat Kinsman talks about not talking about "bone luging"... And the science of "disgusting." Plus, a running joke, your letters, and new Shins. This week: Sketch duo Tim & Eric tell us the secret to comedy... Lucinda Williams on etiquette and (non) barbecuing... Chuck Klosterman tackles football... Shalom Auslander's words about last words... CNN's Kat Kinsman talks about not talking about "bone luging"... And the science of "disgusting." Plus, a running joke, your letters, and new Shins. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 131: Stephen Merchant, Demon Children, and The War on Drugs American Public Media This week: "The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant spars with Brendan... fashion guru Simon Doonan advocates mullets... humorists Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (attempt to) read their epic epilogue... The soundtrack of The War on Drugs... Artist Chris Burden's slot-cars on steroids... And Rico digs into Frito Pie. Plus: silent senators, illin' crosswords, and far-out jokes. This week: "The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant spars with Brendan... fashion guru Simon Doonan advocates mullets... humorists Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (attempt to) read their epic epilogue... The soundtrack of The War on Drugs... Artist Chris Burden's slot-cars on steroids... And Rico digs into Frito Pie. Plus: silent senators, illin' crosswords, and far-out jokes. This week: "The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant spars with Brendan... fashion guru Simon Doonan advocates mullets... humorists Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (attempt to) read their epic epilogue... The soundtrack of The War on Drugs... Artist Chris Burden's slot-cars on steroids... And Rico digs into Frito Pie. Plus: silent senators, illin' crosswords, and far-out jokes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 130: Wim Wenders, Liszt Lists, and Live Long and Proper American Public Media This week: Director Wim Wenders speaks body language... Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five... A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet... Kathleen Turner's fiery new role... Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... And finally, we learn how to play dead from a corpse - and then how to come back to life from Guided By Voices. This week: Director Wim Wenders speaks body language... Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five... A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet... Kathleen Turner's fiery new role... Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... And finally, we learn how to play dead from a corpse - and then how to come back to life from Guided By Voices. This week: Director Wim Wenders speaks body language... Star Trek's George Takei takes etiquette to warp factor five... A list about Liszt, from world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet... Kathleen Turner's fiery new role... Third Wave Coffee... Existential humor... And finally, we learn how to play dead from a corpse - and then how to come back to life from Guided By Voices. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 129: The List Show American Public Media This week: We celebrate the year's end with an all-list show. Film critic A.O. Scott explains the art (and anxiety) behind list-making... The Colbert Report's Opus Moreschi curates the year in comedy... sleeper hit films... Lists with identity crises... And the Onion lists the year's top news stories that never happened. Plus, a glimpse of the future feat. jetpacks, platefuls of bark, and your favorite artists of *next* year (like Jhene Aiko and the XX). This week: We celebrate the year's end with an all-list show. Film critic A.O. Scott explains the art (and anxiety) behind list-making... The Colbert Report's Opus Moreschi curates the year in comedy... sleeper hit films... Lists with identity crises... And the Onion lists the year's top news stories that never happened. Plus, a glimpse of the future feat. jetpacks, platefuls of bark, and your favorite artists of *next* year (like Jhene Aiko and the XX). This week: We celebrate the year's end with an all-list show. Film critic A.O. Scott explains the art (and anxiety) behind list-making... The Colbert Report's Opus Moreschi curates the year in comedy... sleeper hit films... Lists with identity crises... And the Onion lists the year's top news stories that never happened. Plus, a glimpse of the future feat. jetpacks, platefuls of bark, and your favorite artists of *next* year (like Jhene Aiko and the XX). 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 128: The Best of 2011 American Public Media This week: We celebrate the best of 2011 Hear Guest of Honor interviews with Spike Lee, Carrie Brownstein, and Randy Newman... groove to disco godfather Nile Rodgers' tale of the birth of "Le Freak"... feast on a heart-stopping sandwich and a 100-year-old egg... toast Sweden's turn to the right... ponder a bigger Small Talk... then set your New Year's playlists with Song Of The Year picks from listeners like you. This week: We celebrate the best of 2011 Hear Guest of Honor interviews with Spike Lee, Carrie Brownstein, and Randy Newman... groove to disco godfather Nile Rodgers' tale of the birth of "Le Freak"... feast on a heart-stopping sandwich and a 100-year-old egg... toast Sweden's turn to the right... ponder a bigger Small Talk... then set your New Year's playlists with Song Of The Year picks from listeners like you. This week: We celebrate the best of 2011 Hear Guest of Honor interviews with Spike Lee, Carrie Brownstein, and Randy Newman... groove to disco godfather Nile Rodgers' tale of the birth of "Le Freak"... feast on a heart-stopping sandwich and a 100-year-old egg... toast Sweden's turn to the right... ponder a bigger Small Talk... then set your New Year's playlists with Song Of The Year picks from listeners like you. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 127: Patton Oswalt, Dinner for Breakfast, & Pre-Holiday Post Etiquette American Public Media This week: Patton Oswalt rocks our public radio world… A travel list from essayist Sloane Crosley… A shot-less heist inspires a shot-full cocktail… The “Rules of Regifting,” according to etiquette royalty… Author Jay Kirk tells the tale of Barnum versus Britannia… a dinner party soundtrack from Kathryn Calder of the band The New Pornographers… and Rico gets a brief history of breakfast.
This week: Patton Oswalt rocks our public radio world… A travel list from essayist Sloane Crosley… A shot-less heist inspires a shot-full cocktail… The “Rules of Regifting,” according to etiquette royalty… Author Jay Kirk tells the tale of Barnum versus Britannia… a dinner party soundtrack from Kathryn Calder of the band The New Pornographers… and Rico gets a brief history of breakfast.
This week: Patton Oswalt rocks our public radio world… A travel list from essayist Sloane Crosley… A shot-less heist inspires a shot-full cocktail… The “Rules of Regifting,” according to etiquette royalty… Author Jay Kirk tells the tale of Barnum versus Britannia… a dinner party soundtrack from Kathryn Calder of the band The New Pornographers… and Rico gets a brief history of breakfast.
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Episode 126: Gary Oldman, Top Chef: Etiquette, and Instant History American Public Media This week: Actor Gary Oldman turns our world upside-down… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips… Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems… We toast the instant replay (twice)… and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a crash course in video games, a joke from Brit-com phenom Stephen Merchant, and a tune from Chairlift. This week: Actor Gary Oldman turns our world upside-down… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips… Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems… We toast the instant replay (twice)… and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a crash course in video games, a joke from Brit-com phenom Stephen Merchant, and a tune from Chairlift. This week: Actor Gary Oldman turns our world upside-down… Top Chef’s Gail Simmons spills some sweet and saucy etiquette tips… Artist/Musician Terry Allen uncovers 3 lost gems… We toast the instant replay (twice)… and author Lou Beach tells 6 stories with 420 characters. Plus, a crash course in video games, a joke from Brit-com phenom Stephen Merchant, and a tune from Chairlift. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 125: Michelle Williams, Inspired Vodka, and GZA the Genius American Public Media This week: Actress Michelle Williams channels Marilyn... GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan proves his Genius... New Yorker critic Alex Ross shares the best of his "Best Of"... child star Barry Livingston picks his favorite characters... Gossip and Etiquette collide... Rico inhales some world-class vodka... and 7 ways to read a sandwich. This week: Actress Michelle Williams channels Marilyn... GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan proves his Genius... New Yorker critic Alex Ross shares the best of his "Best Of"... child star Barry Livingston picks his favorite characters... Gossip and Etiquette collide... Rico inhales some world-class vodka... and 7 ways to read a sandwich. This week: Actress Michelle Williams channels Marilyn... GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan proves his Genius... New Yorker critic Alex Ross shares the best of his "Best Of"... child star Barry Livingston picks his favorite characters... Gossip and Etiquette collide... Rico inhales some world-class vodka... and 7 ways to read a sandwich. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 124: David Cronenberg, Miranda July’s PennySavior, and Real Estate in Paris American Public Media This week: David Cronenberg plays with our minds...We toast the phonograph with a drink that sounds like it...PennySaver 101 from Miranda July...Odd Future goes Pop...We're thankful for Elaine Stritch...Sarcasm in the Smithsonian?...And we check in on Real Estate in Paris. This week: David Cronenberg plays with our minds...We toast the phonograph with a drink that sounds like it...PennySaver 101 from Miranda July...Odd Future goes Pop...We're thankful for Elaine Stritch...Sarcasm in the Smithsonian?...And we check in on Real Estate in Paris. This week: David Cronenberg plays with our minds...We toast the phonograph with a drink that sounds like it...PennySaver 101 from Miranda July...Odd Future goes Pop...We're thankful for Elaine Stritch...Sarcasm in the Smithsonian?...And we check in on Real Estate in Paris. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 123: John Jeremiah Sullivan, Dick Cavett-iquette, and Wild Flag American Public Media This week: Essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan takes a hard left turn...Talk show giant Dick Cavett spits out etiquette tips... We learn the meaning of "peplum"... Mega-producer Nile Rodgers gets revenge on Studio 54... The Edsel flops right into a cocktail glass... And Caldecott Award-winner Brian Selznick (Hugo) shares unforgettable picture books - for adults. Plus a playlist from indierock supergroup Wild Flag. This week: Essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan takes a hard left turn...Talk show giant Dick Cavett spits out etiquette tips... We learn the meaning of "peplum"... Mega-producer Nile Rodgers gets revenge on Studio 54... The Edsel flops right into a cocktail glass... And Caldecott Award-winner Brian Selznick (Hugo) shares unforgettable picture books - for adults. Plus a playlist from indierock supergroup Wild Flag. This week: Essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan takes a hard left turn...Talk show giant Dick Cavett spits out etiquette tips... We learn the meaning of "peplum"... Mega-producer Nile Rodgers gets revenge on Studio 54... The Edsel flops right into a cocktail glass... And Caldecott Award-winner Brian Selznick (Hugo) shares unforgettable picture books - for adults. Plus a playlist from indierock supergroup Wild Flag. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 122: Sir Richard Branson, Jonathan Lethem, and Masters of Etiquette American Public Media This week, Sir Richard Branson drops the ‘sir’ for us… writer Jonathan Lethem squeezes Gertrude Stein, Jack Kerouac, and Drew Barrymore into a hot tub…. why we wanted our MTV… the (non-Portland) trailblazer of b-ball backboard-breaking… “Extreme Makeover: Urban Food Store Edition”… and iconic singer-songwriter Judy Collins muses on being a muse. This week, Sir Richard Branson drops the ‘sir’ for us… writer Jonathan Lethem squeezes Gertrude Stein, Jack Kerouac, and Drew Barrymore into a hot tub…. why we wanted our MTV… the (non-Portland) trailblazer of b-ball backboard-breaking… “Extreme Makeover: Urban Food Store Edition”… and iconic singer-songwriter Judy Collins muses on being a muse. This week, Sir Richard Branson drops the ‘sir’ for us… writer Jonathan Lethem squeezes Gertrude Stein, Jack Kerouac, and Drew Barrymore into a hot tub…. why we wanted our MTV… the (non-Portland) trailblazer of b-ball backboard-breaking… “Extreme Makeover: Urban Food Store Edition”… and iconic singer-songwriter Judy Collins muses on being a muse. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 121: Cyndi Lauper, Thanksgiving’s New Black, and Punk Rock Etiquette American Public Media This Week: Cyndi Lauper reveals her true colors are the blues… Jenny Slate (aka Marcel the Shell) hears voices… a seasonal organic, free-range serving of The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik… Henry Rollins punks your etiquette questions… and why Thanksgiving won’t let you eat cake. This Week: Cyndi Lauper reveals her true colors are the blues… Jenny Slate (aka Marcel the Shell) hears voices… a seasonal organic, free-range serving of The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik… Henry Rollins punks your etiquette questions… and why Thanksgiving won’t let you eat cake. This Week: Cyndi Lauper reveals her true colors are the blues… Jenny Slate (aka Marcel the Shell) hears voices… a seasonal organic, free-range serving of The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik… Henry Rollins punks your etiquette questions… and why Thanksgiving won’t let you eat cake. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 120: Chuck Klosterman, Diabolical Hawkes, and Zagats in the Zeitgeist American Public Media This Week: Author Chuck Klosterman tosses aside salad... Rap diva Big Freedia on booty etiquette... And the Zagats guide Brendan through the history of the Zagat guide. Plus, the Beatles' rooftop concert in first-person, John Hawkes on playing a monster, and a soundtrack from a Little Dragon. This Week: Author Chuck Klosterman tosses aside salad... Rap diva Big Freedia on booty etiquette... And the Zagats guide Brendan through the history of the Zagat guide. Plus, the Beatles' rooftop concert in first-person, John Hawkes on playing a monster, and a soundtrack from a Little Dragon. This Week: Author Chuck Klosterman tosses aside salad... Rap diva Big Freedia on booty etiquette... And the Zagats guide Brendan through the history of the Zagat guide. Plus, the Beatles' rooftop concert in first-person, John Hawkes on playing a monster, and a soundtrack from a Little Dragon. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 119: Antonio Banderas, Old-School Candy, and Music from a Non-belieber American Public Media This Week: The Dinner Party Download fattens up to become *The Dinner Party* - a cool hour of culture. Actor Antonio Banderas talks about learning to talk... jazz phenom Esperanza Spalding cues up her party soundtrack... and Rico tastes Turkish Delight. Plus, killer beer, documentaries for the doc-averse...and etiquette from Jackie Collins. This Week: The Dinner Party Download fattens up to become *The Dinner Party* - a cool hour of culture. Actor Antonio Banderas talks about learning to talk... jazz phenom Esperanza Spalding cues up her party soundtrack... and Rico tastes Turkish Delight. Plus, killer beer, documentaries for the doc-averse...and etiquette from Jackie Collins. This Week: The Dinner Party Download fattens up to become *The Dinner Party* - a cool hour of culture. Actor Antonio Banderas talks about learning to talk... jazz phenom Esperanza Spalding cues up her party soundtrack... and Rico tastes Turkish Delight. Plus, killer beer, documentaries for the doc-averse...and etiquette from Jackie Collins. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 118: Little Dragon and Big Small Talk American Public Media This week: As we ready for next week's hour-long show premiere, we serve up two more courses from the DPD test kitchen. You'll hear suggestions for your dinner party soundtrack from Swedish band Little Dragon. Plus, author Alexander Maksik flies into a moth-joke trap. This week: As we ready for next week's hour-long show premiere, we serve up two more courses from the DPD test kitchen. You'll hear suggestions for your dinner party soundtrack from Swedish band Little Dragon. Plus, author Alexander Maksik flies into a moth-joke trap. This week: As we ready for next week's hour-long show premiere, we serve up two more courses from the DPD test kitchen. You'll hear suggestions for your dinner party soundtrack from Swedish band Little Dragon. Plus, author Alexander Maksik flies into a moth-joke trap. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 117: Etiquette with Jackie Collins & more from the DPD Test Kitchen American Public Media This week: 28-time bestselling novelist Jackie Collins drops by to give Etiquette lessons... and to dish about Michael Caine's birthday bash. Plus, more experimentation from the DPD test kitchen, a call for your calls, and a track from phenom Luke Rathborne. This week: 28-time bestselling novelist Jackie Collins drops by to give Etiquette lessons... and to dish about Michael Caine's birthday bash. Plus, more experimentation from the DPD test kitchen, a call for your calls, and a track from phenom Luke Rathborne. This week: 28-time bestselling novelist Jackie Collins drops by to give Etiquette lessons... and to dish about Michael Caine's birthday bash. Plus, more experimentation from the DPD test kitchen, a call for your calls, and a track from phenom Luke Rathborne. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 116: Jeanne Darst, Gary Hustwit, Justin Torres American Public Media This week, we continue to prepare for the hour-long version of the show by serving up some new courses. You'll "overhear" a story from author Jeanne Darst, take a Chattering Class on urban design with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, and learn the number of our new dinner-party hotline. (Drunk dialing allowed.) Let us know what you think! Plus, a traumatizing joke from debut novelist Justin Torres, and a new tune from the Stepkids. This week, we continue to prepare for the hour-long version of the show by serving up some new courses. You'll "overhear" a story from author Jeanne Darst, take a Chattering Class on urban design with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, and learn the number of our new dinner-party hotline. (Drunk dialing allowed.) Let us know what you think! Plus, a traumatizing joke from debut novelist Justin Torres, and a new tune from the Stepkids. This week, we continue to prepare for the hour-long version of the show by serving up some new courses. You'll "overhear" a story from author Jeanne Darst, take a Chattering Class on urban design with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, and learn the number of our new dinner-party hotline. (Drunk dialing allowed.) Let us know what you think! Plus, a traumatizing joke from debut novelist Justin Torres, and a new tune from the Stepkids. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 115: What if the DPD was an hour-long show? American Public Media Welcome to The Dinner Party - a culture show that gives you everything you need to win this weekend's dinner party. On the menu: Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan quacks us up, comedian Demetri Martin takes us on a dietary journey, and we pose our burning etiquette questions to Broadway sensation Elaine Stritch. Plus, an interview with breakout actress Greta Gerwig, poetry from Billy Collins, and lots more. Welcome to The Dinner Party - a culture show that gives you everything you need to win this weekend's dinner party. On the menu: Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan quacks us up, comedian Demetri Martin takes us on a dietary journey, and we pose our burning etiquette questions to Broadway sensation Elaine Stritch. Plus, an interview with breakout actress Greta Gerwig, poetry from Billy Collins, and lots more. Welcome to The Dinner Party - a culture show that gives you everything you need to win this weekend's dinner party. On the menu: Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan quacks us up, comedian Demetri Martin takes us on a dietary journey, and we pose our burning etiquette questions to Broadway sensation Elaine Stritch. Plus, an interview with breakout actress Greta Gerwig, poetry from Billy Collins, and lots more. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 114: Steve James, Must-See Docs, and Jens Lekman American Public Media This week: Steve James, director of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters," interrupts our regularly scheduled programming to list some docs you'll love, even if you're doc-avoidant. Plus, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman gets up in his own grill. Much more to come as we prep for a longer, tastier DPD... stay tuned. This week: Steve James, director of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters," interrupts our regularly scheduled programming to list some docs you'll love, even if you're doc-avoidant. Plus, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman gets up in his own grill. Much more to come as we prep for a longer, tastier DPD... stay tuned. This week: Steve James, director of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters," interrupts our regularly scheduled programming to list some docs you'll love, even if you're doc-avoidant. Plus, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman gets up in his own grill. Much more to come as we prep for a longer, tastier DPD... stay tuned. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 113: Gus Van Sant, Government Lunches, and Glutenny American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Gus Van Sant gives us the silent treatment... America says Uncle... And Brendan gets the lowdown on gluten from Erin "Babycakes" McKenna. Plus, Soleil Moon Frye (a.k.a. Punky Brewster) kids around, and Feist offers up a bluesy new tune. This week: Filmmaker Gus Van Sant gives us the silent treatment... America says Uncle... And Brendan gets the lowdown on gluten from Erin "Babycakes" McKenna. Plus, Soleil Moon Frye (a.k.a. Punky Brewster) kids around, and Feist offers up a bluesy new tune. This week: Filmmaker Gus Van Sant gives us the silent treatment... America says Uncle... And Brendan gets the lowdown on gluten from Erin "Babycakes" McKenna. Plus, Soleil Moon Frye (a.k.a. Punky Brewster) kids around, and Feist offers up a bluesy new tune. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 112: Terry Allen, Swedish Rights, and Sissy Bounce American Public Media This week: Musician/Artist Terry Allen re-mystifies love... Sweden gets on the right track... And tennis superstar Novak Djokovic eggs himself on. Plus, a joke from a bitter Kiwi and a bouncin' track from Big Freedia. This week: Musician/Artist Terry Allen re-mystifies love... Sweden gets on the right track... And tennis superstar Novak Djokovic eggs himself on. Plus, a joke from a bitter Kiwi and a bouncin' track from Big Freedia. This week: Musician/Artist Terry Allen re-mystifies love... Sweden gets on the right track... And tennis superstar Novak Djokovic eggs himself on. Plus, a joke from a bitter Kiwi and a bouncin' track from Big Freedia. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 111: TV on the Radio, Moonicorns, and Sophisticake American Public Media This week: TV on the Radio explains why it's raining milk...The Sun talks craziness about the moon...And we treat ourselves to the cake to end all cakes. Plus, a joke from actress Claire Sloma and a fierce new track from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. This week: TV on the Radio explains why it's raining milk...The Sun talks craziness about the moon...And we treat ourselves to the cake to end all cakes. Plus, a joke from actress Claire Sloma and a fierce new track from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. This week: TV on the Radio explains why it's raining milk...The Sun talks craziness about the moon...And we treat ourselves to the cake to end all cakes. Plus, a joke from actress Claire Sloma and a fierce new track from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 110: Miranda July, a Stolen Smile, and the Waterguns of Brixton American Public Media This week: Filmmaker and artist Miranda July reveals her secret identity...The Mona Lisa takes an Italian vacation...And Bobbies crack down on super-soakers. Plus, a joke from musician Forrest Day and a mesmerizing tune from Lana Del Rey. This week: Filmmaker and artist Miranda July reveals her secret identity...The Mona Lisa takes an Italian vacation...And Bobbies crack down on super-soakers. Plus, a joke from musician Forrest Day and a mesmerizing tune from Lana Del Rey. This week: Filmmaker and artist Miranda July reveals her secret identity...The Mona Lisa takes an Italian vacation...And Bobbies crack down on super-soakers. Plus, a joke from musician Forrest Day and a mesmerizing tune from Lana Del Rey. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 109: The Icebreaker Episode (2nd Ed.) American Public Media Back by popular demand, it's another all-star, all-icebreaker show: Almost every joke we've aired in the last year, collected in one convenient podcast. Patton Oswalt, Miranda July, Spike Jonze, Lemmy and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of animals in bars, drummers in hell and dumb dictators. It's a veritable feast of corn and cheese. Click here for the list of jokes and their tellers... Back by popular demand, it's another all-star, all-icebreaker show: Almost every joke we've aired in the last year, collected in one convenient podcast. Patton Oswalt, Miranda July, Spike Jonze, Lemmy and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of animals in bars, drummers in hell and dumb dictators. It's a veritable feast of corn and cheese. Click here for the list of jokes and their tellers... Back by popular demand, it's another all-star, all-icebreaker show: Almost every joke we've aired in the last year, collected in one convenient podcast. Patton Oswalt, Miranda July, Spike Jonze, Lemmy and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of animals in bars, drummers in hell and dumb dictators. It's a veritable feast of corn and cheese. Click here for the list of jokes and their tellers... 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 108: Don Cheadle, Shredding History, and Speculoos American Public Media This week: Actor Don Cheadle (“The Guard”) kisses and doesn’t tell… Music history gets a blast to the eardrums… And Rico discovers the best waffle topping you’ve never heard of. Plus, an uncool joke from Emma Straub, and new old soul from The Shakes. This week: Actor Don Cheadle (“The Guard”) kisses and doesn’t tell… Music history gets a blast to the eardrums… And Rico discovers the best waffle topping you’ve never heard of. Plus, an uncool joke from Emma Straub, and new old soul from The Shakes. This week: Actor Don Cheadle (“The Guard”) kisses and doesn’t tell… Music history gets a blast to the eardrums… And Rico discovers the best waffle topping you’ve never heard of. Plus, an uncool joke from Emma Straub, and new old soul from The Shakes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 107: Brit Marling & Mike Cahill, Toothless Tickets, and the Confederate Cleopatra American Public Media This week: The filmmaking duo behind “Another Earth” keep it real… L.A. tells the truth about traffic tickets… and a Confederate spy in the house of love. Plus Miranda July sings for laughs, and Cut Off Your Hands. That’s a band, not an order. This week: The filmmaking duo behind “Another Earth” keep it real… L.A. tells the truth about traffic tickets… and a Confederate spy in the house of love. Plus Miranda July sings for laughs, and Cut Off Your Hands. That’s a band, not an order. This week: The filmmaking duo behind “Another Earth” keep it real… L.A. tells the truth about traffic tickets… and a Confederate spy in the house of love. Plus Miranda July sings for laughs, and Cut Off Your Hands. That’s a band, not an order. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 106: Errol Morris, Mammoth Cheese, and 4000 Years Of Food American Public Media This week: Documentary auteur Errol Morris reluctantly joins the party... A half-ton cheese rolls up to the White House... and we dig into millenia's worth of food with culture critic Lewis Lapham. Plus, a joke from author Ransom Riggs, and a new tune from The War on Drugs. This week: Documentary auteur Errol Morris reluctantly joins the party... A half-ton cheese rolls up to the White House... and we dig into millenia's worth of food with culture critic Lewis Lapham. Plus, a joke from author Ransom Riggs, and a new tune from The War on Drugs. This week: Documentary auteur Errol Morris reluctantly joins the party... A half-ton cheese rolls up to the White House... and we dig into millenia's worth of food with culture critic Lewis Lapham. Plus, a joke from author Ransom Riggs, and a new tune from The War on Drugs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 105: Shabazz Palaces, Disco Bashes, and Cola Wars 2.0 American Public Media This week: Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler gives us something to chew on...A disco bash breaks a ton of records...And Dr. Pepper sues Dr. Pepper. Plus, a touchy joke from The Low Anthem and a groovy song from Real Estate. This week: Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler gives us something to chew on...A disco bash breaks a ton of records...And Dr. Pepper sues Dr. Pepper. Plus, a touchy joke from The Low Anthem and a groovy song from Real Estate. This week: Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler gives us something to chew on...A disco bash breaks a ton of records...And Dr. Pepper sues Dr. Pepper. Plus, a touchy joke from The Low Anthem and a groovy song from Real Estate. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 104: Shepard Fairey, Menu Mania, and Sliced Bread American Public Media This week: Street art superstar Shepard Fairey tags our table... An uncut history of sliced bread... And stacks of historic menus finally get their (web) close-up. Plus, a joke from celt-folk phenom Julie Feeney and a scorching tune from Ty Segall. This week: Street art superstar Shepard Fairey tags our table... An uncut history of sliced bread... And stacks of historic menus finally get their (web) close-up. Plus, a joke from celt-folk phenom Julie Feeney and a scorching tune from Ty Segall. This week: Street art superstar Shepard Fairey tags our table... An uncut history of sliced bread... And stacks of historic menus finally get their (web) close-up. Plus, a joke from celt-folk phenom Julie Feeney and a scorching tune from Ty Segall. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 103: Bonnie Jo Campbell, 2nd Class Babies, and Getting Outta Dodge American Public Media This week: Author Bonnie Jo Campbell goes zonkeys...The rowdies get out of Dodge...And Ashton Kutcher's twitter account solves traffic crises. Plus, a joke from celebrated author Matthew Gallaway, and a new track from the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. This week: Author Bonnie Jo Campbell goes zonkeys...The rowdies get out of Dodge...And Ashton Kutcher's twitter account solves traffic crises. Plus, a joke from celebrated author Matthew Gallaway, and a new track from the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. This week: Author Bonnie Jo Campbell goes zonkeys...The rowdies get out of Dodge...And Ashton Kutcher's twitter account solves traffic crises. Plus, a joke from celebrated author Matthew Gallaway, and a new track from the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 102: John C. Reilly, Lady Umpires, and the ‘Buch American Public Media This week: Actor John C. Reilly fights the meanies… A housewife breaks through baseball’s grass ceiling… And Brendan fact-checks “magical” drink kombucha. Plus, a duck-duck joke from Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan and a new tune from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. [sic]. This week: Actor John C. Reilly fights the meanies… A housewife breaks through baseball’s grass ceiling… And Brendan fact-checks “magical” drink kombucha. Plus, a duck-duck joke from Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan and a new tune from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. [sic]. This week: Actor John C. Reilly fights the meanies… A housewife breaks through baseball’s grass ceiling… And Brendan fact-checks “magical” drink kombucha. Plus, a duck-duck joke from Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan and a new tune from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. [sic]. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 101: Richard Ayoade, Translantic Transfusion, and Jagger Elks American Public Media This week: "Submarine" filmmaker Richard Ayoade starts his own cult... The blood of a sheep breeds some hair of the dog... and Swedes lose the faith -- but only on the inside. Plus, an "Aggie" joke from Texan director Richard Linklater, and a song from the band Cults - in keeping with the theme. This week: "Submarine" filmmaker Richard Ayoade starts his own cult... The blood of a sheep breeds some hair of the dog... and Swedes lose the faith -- but only on the inside. Plus, an "Aggie" joke from Texan director Richard Linklater, and a song from the band Cults - in keeping with the theme. This week: "Submarine" filmmaker Richard Ayoade starts his own cult... The blood of a sheep breeds some hair of the dog... and Swedes lose the faith -- but only on the inside. Plus, an "Aggie" joke from Texan director Richard Linklater, and a song from the band Cults - in keeping with the theme. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 100: Randy Newman, DPD History, and the 100-Year-Old Egg American Public Media This week: It's our 100th episode! To celebrate, Brendan talks to one of his dream guests, music icon Randy Newman... Rico excavates a 100-Year-Old Egg... And we delve into our own history (with booze). Also, listeners share their own dream dinner party guests. Plus, we make a long overdue call to the Sea and Cake, and spin a historic cover song from Dr. Dog. This week: It's our 100th episode! To celebrate, Brendan talks to one of his dream guests, music icon Randy Newman... Rico excavates a 100-Year-Old Egg... And we delve into our own history (with booze). Also, listeners share their own dream dinner party guests. Plus, we make a long overdue call to the Sea and Cake, and spin a historic cover song from Dr. Dog. This week: It's our 100th episode! To celebrate, Brendan talks to one of his dream guests, music icon Randy Newman... Rico excavates a 100-Year-Old Egg... And we delve into our own history (with booze). Also, listeners share their own dream dinner party guests. Plus, we make a long overdue call to the Sea and Cake, and spin a historic cover song from Dr. Dog. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 99: Michael Sheen, a Tax Streak, and Summer Sandwitches American Public Media This week: Actor Michael Sheen speaks in tongues... Lady Godiva streaks into Tea Partiers' hearts... And a sweet pill erases bitter memories. Plus, a dark joke from director Tim Burton and a bright tune from The Sandwitches. This week: Actor Michael Sheen speaks in tongues... Lady Godiva streaks into Tea Partiers' hearts... And a sweet pill erases bitter memories. Plus, a dark joke from director Tim Burton and a bright tune from The Sandwitches. This week: Actor Michael Sheen speaks in tongues... Lady Godiva streaks into Tea Partiers' hearts... And a sweet pill erases bitter memories. Plus, a dark joke from director Tim Burton and a bright tune from The Sandwitches. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 98: Fleet Foxes, Pac-Man Pizza, and a Michelin Man American Public Media This week: Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold talks Hymnals and hair… Gaming gets a ladies’ Man… And three stars are borne - by master chef Paul Liebrandt. Plus, a joke from street artiste Shepard Fairey, and a dreamy tune by Dirty Projectors. This week: Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold talks Hymnals and hair… Gaming gets a ladies’ Man… And three stars are borne - by master chef Paul Liebrandt. Plus, a joke from street artiste Shepard Fairey, and a dreamy tune by Dirty Projectors. This week: Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold talks Hymnals and hair… Gaming gets a ladies’ Man… And three stars are borne - by master chef Paul Liebrandt. Plus, a joke from street artiste Shepard Fairey, and a dreamy tune by Dirty Projectors. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 97: Anton Yelchin, Spider-Dan, and Lazycakes American Public Media This week: Actor Anton Yelchin can’t let go of Legos… Spider-Dan climbs the walls… And Del the Funky Homosapien has a ball. Plus we revel in a new tune from L.A. band Alexander. This week: Actor Anton Yelchin can’t let go of Legos… Spider-Dan climbs the walls… And Del the Funky Homosapien has a ball. Plus we revel in a new tune from L.A. band Alexander. This week: Actor Anton Yelchin can’t let go of Legos… Spider-Dan climbs the walls… And Del the Funky Homosapien has a ball. Plus we revel in a new tune from L.A. band Alexander. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 96: Billy Collins, Food Raves, and Wandering Waste American Public Media This week: Former poet laureate Billy Collins talks death and baseball… The lonely journey of the Gar-Barge… And Rico survives a San Fran food rave. Plus, new music from Black Lips, and jokes from a Vivian Girl. This week: Former poet laureate Billy Collins talks death and baseball… The lonely journey of the Gar-Barge… And Rico survives a San Fran food rave. Plus, new music from Black Lips, and jokes from a Vivian Girl. This week: Former poet laureate Billy Collins talks death and baseball… The lonely journey of the Gar-Barge… And Rico survives a San Fran food rave. Plus, new music from Black Lips, and jokes from a Vivian Girl. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 95: Demetri Martin, Robber in Rio, and Kissing Machines American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 94: Dinner Party Etiquette with Elaine Stritch American Public Media This week: A special DPD, as Broadway legend Elaine Stritch answers listeners' etiquette questions in a most "ladylike" way. She's dated Brando, dissed Sinatra, and conquered the Great White Way... but can she handle the social graces of a dinner party? This week: A special DPD, as Broadway legend Elaine Stritch answers listeners' etiquette questions in a most "ladylike" way. She's dated Brando, dissed Sinatra, and conquered the Great White Way... but can she handle the social graces of a dinner party? This week: A special DPD, as Broadway legend Elaine Stritch answers listeners' etiquette questions in a most "ladylike" way. She's dated Brando, dissed Sinatra, and conquered the Great White Way... but can she handle the social graces of a dinner party? 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 93: An East-Over Feast American Public Media This week, feast upon our favorite food segments from podcasts past: Rico attacks a WWII-era sandwich… Brendan warily bites into a sushirrito… and we learn about really baked goods. Don’t call them leftovers; they’re East-Overs. Plus! Feast your ears on a waiter joke, and scarf down a food tune from Brendan himself. This week, feast upon our favorite food segments from podcasts past: Rico attacks a WWII-era sandwich… Brendan warily bites into a sushirrito… and we learn about really baked goods. Don’t call them leftovers; they’re East-Overs. Plus! Feast your ears on a waiter joke, and scarf down a food tune from Brendan himself. This week, feast upon our favorite food segments from podcasts past: Rico attacks a WWII-era sandwich… Brendan warily bites into a sushirrito… and we learn about really baked goods. Don’t call them leftovers; they’re East-Overs. Plus! Feast your ears on a waiter joke, and scarf down a food tune from Brendan himself. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 92: Vera Farmiga, Going Dutch, and the Birth of Spam American Public Media This week: Actress Vera Farmiga has a productive year... We learn who to blame for online SPAM... And Rico goes Dutch... Plus, a joke from author T.C. Boyle and a new tune from ace songsmith Cass McCombs. This week: Actress Vera Farmiga has a productive year... We learn who to blame for online SPAM... And Rico goes Dutch... Plus, a joke from author T.C. Boyle and a new tune from ace songsmith Cass McCombs. This week: Actress Vera Farmiga has a productive year... We learn who to blame for online SPAM... And Rico goes Dutch... Plus, a joke from author T.C. Boyle and a new tune from ace songsmith Cass McCombs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 91: Greta Gerwig, Ping Pong Politics, and the Sleep Elite American Public Media This week: Actress Greta Gerwig finds the right dress for the big time... Two ping pong players thaw the Cold War... And the "sleep elite" put shuteye to rest. Plus a joke from Texas musician/artist Terry Allen and "The Morning" from The Weeknd [sic]. This week: Actress Greta Gerwig finds the right dress for the big time... Two ping pong players thaw the Cold War... And the "sleep elite" put shuteye to rest. Plus a joke from Texas musician/artist Terry Allen and "The Morning" from The Weeknd [sic]. This week: Actress Greta Gerwig finds the right dress for the big time... Two ping pong players thaw the Cold War... And the "sleep elite" put shuteye to rest. Plus a joke from Texas musician/artist Terry Allen and "The Morning" from The Weeknd [sic]. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 90: Bellflower, Guillotin’s Machine, and the Cheesesteak Challenger American Public Media This week: “Bellflower” filmmakers Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson set the film-fest circuit ablaze… A Philly sandwich takes on the cheesesteak… And the tale of a most enlightened killing machine. Plus unholy laughter from bestselling author Tea Obreht and a new tune from Vetiver. This week: “Bellflower” filmmakers Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson set the film-fest circuit ablaze… A Philly sandwich takes on the cheesesteak… And the tale of a most enlightened killing machine. Plus unholy laughter from bestselling author Tea Obreht and a new tune from Vetiver. This week: “Bellflower” filmmakers Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson set the film-fest circuit ablaze… A Philly sandwich takes on the cheesesteak… And the tale of a most enlightened killing machine. Plus unholy laughter from bestselling author Tea Obreht and a new tune from Vetiver. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 89: Neil Strauss, Cold (Con)fusion, and Rabbit Rex American Public Media This week: Author/Interviewer Neil Strauss inhales rock-n-roll… Science gives cold fusion the cold shoulder… And Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad unearths a giant rabbit. Plus music from Bright Eyes, and a joke from top tailor Vahram Mateosian. This week: Author/Interviewer Neil Strauss inhales rock-n-roll… Science gives cold fusion the cold shoulder… And Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad unearths a giant rabbit. Plus music from Bright Eyes, and a joke from top tailor Vahram Mateosian. This week: Author/Interviewer Neil Strauss inhales rock-n-roll… Science gives cold fusion the cold shoulder… And Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad unearths a giant rabbit. Plus music from Bright Eyes, and a joke from top tailor Vahram Mateosian. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 88: Willie Nelson, Frontier Justice, and Tex-Next Cuisine American Public Media This week: From SXSW comes our all-Texas show. Music legend Willie Nelson talks Crazy... Judge Roy Bean serves justice on the rocks... And Rico explores tex-next cuisine. Plus laffs and music from two SXSW buzz bands: a thilly joke from Toro y Moi and and a tasty tune from Yuck. This week: From SXSW comes our all-Texas show. Music legend Willie Nelson talks Crazy... Judge Roy Bean serves justice on the rocks... And Rico explores tex-next cuisine. Plus laffs and music from two SXSW buzz bands: a thilly joke from Toro y Moi and and a tasty tune from Yuck. This week: From SXSW comes our all-Texas show. Music legend Willie Nelson talks Crazy... Judge Roy Bean serves justice on the rocks... And Rico explores tex-next cuisine. Plus laffs and music from two SXSW buzz bands: a thilly joke from Toro y Moi and and a tasty tune from Yuck. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 87: Cary Fukunaga, Historic Headaches, and a Painless Brunch American Public Media This week: "Jane Eyre" director Cary Fukunaga horses around... The history of a not-so-bitter pill... and we toss back a painkiller brunch. Plus, a joke from jewelry designer Annie Costello Brown and a truth-telling tune from Dutch indie-modster M-JO. This week: "Jane Eyre" director Cary Fukunaga horses around... The history of a not-so-bitter pill... and we toss back a painkiller brunch. Plus, a joke from jewelry designer Annie Costello Brown and a truth-telling tune from Dutch indie-modster M-JO. This week: "Jane Eyre" director Cary Fukunaga horses around... The history of a not-so-bitter pill... and we toss back a painkiller brunch. Plus, a joke from jewelry designer Annie Costello Brown and a truth-telling tune from Dutch indie-modster M-JO. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 86: Gabrielle Hamilton, The Peacemaker, and Smokeavores American Public Media This week: Celebrated author and chef Gabrielle Hamilton reveals a sweet secret... the Peacemaker breaks the peace... and a hipster crop lights up Brooklyn. Plus, rise and shine with a new tune from Manchester, UK's Star Slinger. This week: Celebrated author and chef Gabrielle Hamilton reveals a sweet secret... the Peacemaker breaks the peace... and a hipster crop lights up Brooklyn. Plus, rise and shine with a new tune from Manchester, UK's Star Slinger. This week: Celebrated author and chef Gabrielle Hamilton reveals a sweet secret... the Peacemaker breaks the peace... and a hipster crop lights up Brooklyn. Plus, rise and shine with a new tune from Manchester, UK's Star Slinger. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 85: Carrie Brownstein, Murdered Moose, and God’s Sporks American Public Media This week: "Portlandia" star/creator Carrie Brownstein satirizes her own... Broadway's major fail... and Rico sticks a fork in history. Plus a joke (in English) from The Love Language... and TUnEYarDs gives us the bizness. This week: "Portlandia" star/creator Carrie Brownstein satirizes her own... Broadway's major fail... and Rico sticks a fork in history. Plus a joke (in English) from The Love Language... and TUnEYarDs gives us the bizness. This week: "Portlandia" star/creator Carrie Brownstein satirizes her own... Broadway's major fail... and Rico sticks a fork in history. Plus a joke (in English) from The Love Language... and TUnEYarDs gives us the bizness. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 84: Karen Russell, Paar vs. NB(W)C and Stuck-up Employees American Public Media This week: Author Karen Russell muses about amusement parks... Jack Paar vs. NB(W)C... And Wal-Mart employees get gun-fired. Plus: Nashville-based singer/songwriter Tristen delivers a joke, and a trip to San Pedro via Mogwai. This week: Author Karen Russell muses about amusement parks... Jack Paar vs. NB(W)C... And Wal-Mart employees get gun-fired. Plus: Nashville-based singer/songwriter Tristen delivers a joke, and a trip to San Pedro via Mogwai. This week: Author Karen Russell muses about amusement parks... Jack Paar vs. NB(W)C... And Wal-Mart employees get gun-fired. Plus: Nashville-based singer/songwriter Tristen delivers a joke, and a trip to San Pedro via Mogwai. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 83: Chris Burden, Small Weddings, and Sushi Burritos American Public Media This week: Artist Chris Burden revokes your driver's license... We look back on the biggest little wedding of the 19th century... And the "Sushirrito" is born. Plus, PJ Harvey's new tune kills, and Weird Al Yankovic makes a rare foray into comedy. This week: Artist Chris Burden revokes your driver's license... We look back on the biggest little wedding of the 19th century... And the "Sushirrito" is born. Plus, PJ Harvey's new tune kills, and Weird Al Yankovic makes a rare foray into comedy. This week: Artist Chris Burden revokes your driver's license... We look back on the biggest little wedding of the 19th century... And the "Sushirrito" is born. Plus, PJ Harvey's new tune kills, and Weird Al Yankovic makes a rare foray into comedy. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 82: John Lithgow, Undying Birds, and Lost H-Bombs American Public Media This week: Actor John Lithgow gives Brendan a killer look.. .An H-Bomb goes MIA... And we visit a city whose birds never sleep. Plus, a dulcet tune from Fleet Foxes and a wooden joke from Motorhead frontman Lemmy. This week: Actor John Lithgow gives Brendan a killer look.. .An H-Bomb goes MIA... And we visit a city whose birds never sleep. Plus, a dulcet tune from Fleet Foxes and a wooden joke from Motorhead frontman Lemmy. This week: Actor John Lithgow gives Brendan a killer look.. .An H-Bomb goes MIA... And we visit a city whose birds never sleep. Plus, a dulcet tune from Fleet Foxes and a wooden joke from Motorhead frontman Lemmy. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 81: Dan Bejar, Big In Japan, and Double Ducks American Public Media This week: Indie rocker/wordsmith Dan Bejar finds himself caught in a (quiet) storm... An athlete goes far - and very wide - to get big in Japan... and we roast awful restaurant websites. Plus, rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson quacks us up, and a new tune from Ducktails. This week: Indie rocker/wordsmith Dan Bejar finds himself caught in a (quiet) storm... An athlete goes far - and very wide - to get big in Japan... and we roast awful restaurant websites. Plus, rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson quacks us up, and a new tune from Ducktails. This week: Indie rocker/wordsmith Dan Bejar finds himself caught in a (quiet) storm... An athlete goes far - and very wide - to get big in Japan... and we roast awful restaurant websites. Plus, rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson quacks us up, and a new tune from Ducktails. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 80: Spike Lee, Liquid Smoke, and Prodigious Peppers American Public Media This week: Director Spike Lee instigates debate (and dates)... We go back a long way, baby... And a Franken-pepper is born. Plus, a childish joke from comedian Patton Oswalt and a loverly tune from Allo Darlin'. This week: Director Spike Lee instigates debate (and dates)... We go back a long way, baby... And a Franken-pepper is born. Plus, a childish joke from comedian Patton Oswalt and a loverly tune from Allo Darlin'. This week: Director Spike Lee instigates debate (and dates)... We go back a long way, baby... And a Franken-pepper is born. Plus, a childish joke from comedian Patton Oswalt and a loverly tune from Allo Darlin'. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 79: Paul Giamatti, Political Animals, and Moby Drinks American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 78: Tennis, Epic Losers, and Happy Birthday American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 77: The Best of 2010 American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 76: Sofia Coppola, Air-ial Assaults, and Superflops American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 75: Christian Lander, See No Weevil, and Stealth Miso American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 74: Kid Cudi, Starstruck, and Reindeer a la Palin American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 73: Diplo, Tofu U, and Pong Pong American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 72: A Three-Course Thanksgiving American Public Media 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, 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, 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 71: Sally Hawkins, Fossil Follies, and Chinese Thanksgiving American Public Media 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: 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: 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 70: Huey Lewis, Le Situation, and The Birth of Football American Public Media 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. 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. 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. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 69: Chris Morris, Black Bart, and Getting Your Goat American Public Media This week: Brit actor/director/provocateur Chris Morris terrorizes US movie screens... Black Bart's last verse... and urban farmers get their goats. Plus, Curative new music from Crystal Castles, and an-"other" joke. This week: Brit actor/director/provocateur Chris Morris terrorizes US movie screens... Black Bart's last verse... and urban farmers get their goats. Plus, Curative new music from Crystal Castles, and an-"other" joke. This week: Brit actor/director/provocateur Chris Morris terrorizes US movie screens... Black Bart's last verse... and urban farmers get their goats. Plus, Curative new music from Crystal Castles, and an-"other" joke. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 68: Noomi Rapace, World War Welles, and Legitish Quidditch American Public Media This week: Swedish starlet Noomi Rapace removes her Dragon Tattoo... America's fake World War... And Quidditch vies for legit-ish-macy. Plus a joke from Talking Head Chris Frantz, and music from The Smith Westerns. This week: Swedish starlet Noomi Rapace removes her Dragon Tattoo... America's fake World War... And Quidditch vies for legit-ish-macy. Plus a joke from Talking Head Chris Frantz, and music from The Smith Westerns. This week: Swedish starlet Noomi Rapace removes her Dragon Tattoo... America's fake World War... And Quidditch vies for legit-ish-macy. Plus a joke from Talking Head Chris Frantz, and music from The Smith Westerns. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 67: Judd Apatow, Beer Tsunamis, and Conflict Cuisine American Public Media This week: Comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow courts disaster... London's suds flood... and Rico experiences the sweet taste of Conflict. Plus, a joke from author du jour Dinaw Mengestu and new music from Kiwi band Secret Knives. This week: Comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow courts disaster... London's suds flood... and Rico experiences the sweet taste of Conflict. Plus, a joke from author du jour Dinaw Mengestu and new music from Kiwi band Secret Knives. This week: Comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow courts disaster... London's suds flood... and Rico experiences the sweet taste of Conflict. Plus, a joke from author du jour Dinaw Mengestu and new music from Kiwi band Secret Knives. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 66: Paul F. Tompkins, Uncivil Wars, and Tennis Marathons American Public Media This week: Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is no longer driven...A congressional beatdown for the ages...And the cult draining Seagram's...Plus, new music from the band Tennis. This week: Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is no longer driven...A congressional beatdown for the ages...And the cult draining Seagram's...Plus, new music from the band Tennis. This week: Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is no longer driven...A congressional beatdown for the ages...And the cult draining Seagram's...Plus, new music from the band Tennis. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 65: Robert Reich, Killer Talkies, and Illegal Eats American Public Media This Week: Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gets exposed... the death of silent movies... and Rico is presented with a menu of crimes. Plus Small Black... Guam's rain of rodents... and a so-so So So Glo joke. This Week: Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gets exposed... the death of silent movies... and Rico is presented with a menu of crimes. Plus Small Black... Guam's rain of rodents... and a so-so So So Glo joke. This Week: Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gets exposed... the death of silent movies... and Rico is presented with a menu of crimes. Plus Small Black... Guam's rain of rodents... and a so-so So So Glo joke. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 64: Sam Taylor-Wood, Unhappy Happy Meals, Inventions that Suck American Public Media This week: Artist-turned-filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood reveals a secret... San Francisco takes the happy out of meals... And we learn about an invention that really sucked. Plus: new music from Deerhunter. This week: Artist-turned-filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood reveals a secret... San Francisco takes the happy out of meals... And we learn about an invention that really sucked. Plus: new music from Deerhunter. This week: Artist-turned-filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood reveals a secret... San Francisco takes the happy out of meals... And we learn about an invention that really sucked. Plus: new music from Deerhunter. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 63: Davis Guggenheim, Driving then Drinking, The Situation 2.0 American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 62: Dave Eggers, Longshot Journalism, and pseudo-Millionaires American Public Media This week: Author/artist/publisher Dave Eggers tells us something he CAN'T do... A British Major fails the cough test... and a long-shot Longshot. Plus a joke from Tony Millionaire and music from Belle & Sebastian. This week: Author/artist/publisher Dave Eggers tells us something he CAN'T do... A British Major fails the cough test... and a long-shot Longshot. Plus a joke from Tony Millionaire and music from Belle & Sebastian. This week: Author/artist/publisher Dave Eggers tells us something he CAN'T do... A British Major fails the cough test... and a long-shot Longshot. Plus a joke from Tony Millionaire and music from Belle & Sebastian. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 61: Panda Bear, Bare Naked Faces, and Baked Goods American Public Media This week: Noah Lennox (a.k.a. Panda Bear) gives us a sporting shot... Peter the Great wages war on the hirsute... And Rico meets the baker behind some medical munchies. This week: Noah Lennox (a.k.a. Panda Bear) gives us a sporting shot... Peter the Great wages war on the hirsute... And Rico meets the baker behind some medical munchies. This week: Noah Lennox (a.k.a. Panda Bear) gives us a sporting shot... Peter the Great wages war on the hirsute... And Rico meets the baker behind some medical munchies. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 60: Alasdair MacLean, Flaming Cocktails, and Empty Stadiums American Public Media This week: The Clientele's Alasdair MacLean is a minotaur... London's burning... and the NFL tackles falling attendance. Plus: Moody humor, and a lost gem from the Neil who isn't Diamond. This week: The Clientele's Alasdair MacLean is a minotaur... London's burning... and the NFL tackles falling attendance. Plus: Moody humor, and a lost gem from the Neil who isn't Diamond. This week: The Clientele's Alasdair MacLean is a minotaur... London's burning... and the NFL tackles falling attendance. Plus: Moody humor, and a lost gem from the Neil who isn't Diamond. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 59: Spike Jonze, Potato Chips, and Grilled Cheese Dealers American Public Media This week: Director Spike Jonze channels Flava Flav... We dig up the salty story behind America's favorite snack... and Brendan learns what it's like to hustle grilled cheese on the mean streets of NYC. This week: Director Spike Jonze channels Flava Flav... We dig up the salty story behind America's favorite snack... and Brendan learns what it's like to hustle grilled cheese on the mean streets of NYC. This week: Director Spike Jonze channels Flava Flav... We dig up the salty story behind America's favorite snack... and Brendan learns what it's like to hustle grilled cheese on the mean streets of NYC. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 58: Aamir Khan, Volcano Parties, and the Deaf-Teens American Public Media This week: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan puzzles over the Indian film industry... An explosive burst of red-hot history... And Farai Chideya explains why teens just won't listen. This week: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan puzzles over the Indian film industry... An explosive burst of red-hot history... And Farai Chideya explains why teens just won't listen. This week: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan puzzles over the Indian film industry... An explosive burst of red-hot history... And Farai Chideya explains why teens just won't listen. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 57: Gary Shteyngart, Guitars go Electric, and Killer Fries American Public Media This week: Celebrated novelist Gary Shteyngart doggedly pursues mental health... A history lesson you can crank to eleven... and Rico learns French Fries know no limits This week: Celebrated novelist Gary Shteyngart doggedly pursues mental health... A history lesson you can crank to eleven... and Rico learns French Fries know no limits This week: Celebrated novelist Gary Shteyngart doggedly pursues mental health... A history lesson you can crank to eleven... and Rico learns French Fries know no limits 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 56: Rainn Wilson, the King of Albania, and Eat Pay Leave American Public Media This week: "The Office" star Rainn Wilson goes from artsy to fartsy... Eat Pray Lovers asked to Eat Pay Leave... and the real fake King of Albania. This week: "The Office" star Rainn Wilson goes from artsy to fartsy... Eat Pray Lovers asked to Eat Pay Leave... and the real fake King of Albania. This week: "The Office" star Rainn Wilson goes from artsy to fartsy... Eat Pray Lovers asked to Eat Pay Leave... and the real fake King of Albania. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 55: Molly Ringwald, Esperanto, and Raven #2 American Public Media This week: '80s teen icon Molly Ringwald barks like a dog (and talk about her new book)...William Shatner speaks the language of hope... And Brendan eats corn smut. This week: '80s teen icon Molly Ringwald barks like a dog (and talk about her new book)...William Shatner speaks the language of hope... And Brendan eats corn smut. This week: '80s teen icon Molly Ringwald barks like a dog (and talk about her new book)...William Shatner speaks the language of hope... And Brendan eats corn smut. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 54: Venus Williams, Wrong Turns, and Cloud Control American Public Media This week: Tennis superstar Venus Williams lives long and prospers...Texas criminals get literate...And a befuddled (or brilliant!) aviator takes a wrong way turn into the history books. Plus, rocker Cass McCombs on cloud control. This week: Tennis superstar Venus Williams lives long and prospers...Texas criminals get literate...And a befuddled (or brilliant!) aviator takes a wrong way turn into the history books. Plus, rocker Cass McCombs on cloud control. This week: Tennis superstar Venus Williams lives long and prospers...Texas criminals get literate...And a befuddled (or brilliant!) aviator takes a wrong way turn into the history books. Plus, rocker Cass McCombs on cloud control. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 53: Sebastian Junger, Evil Machines, WWII Food American Public Media This week: Sebastian Junger joins Afghanistan's band of brothers... a devilish Okie spawns the parking meter... and Rico gets a (tiny) taste of rationed food during WWII. Plus, a joke from author/satirist Gary ("Absurdistan") Shteyngart... and Cults to join. This week: Sebastian Junger joins Afghanistan's band of brothers... a devilish Okie spawns the parking meter... and Rico gets a (tiny) taste of rationed food during WWII. Plus, a joke from author/satirist Gary ("Absurdistan") Shteyngart... and Cults to join. This week: Sebastian Junger joins Afghanistan's band of brothers... a devilish Okie spawns the parking meter... and Rico gets a (tiny) taste of rationed food during WWII. Plus, a joke from author/satirist Gary ("Absurdistan") Shteyngart... and Cults to join. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 52: Blitzen Trapper, the Throne Stone from Scone, Eating Dirt American Public Media This week: Portland sextet Blitzen Trapper eyes us up...the throne stone from Scone...and Brendan meets an artist who bites the dust...literally. Plus Top Chef Ludo Lefebvre eats his own, and new Wavves. This week: Portland sextet Blitzen Trapper eyes us up...the throne stone from Scone...and Brendan meets an artist who bites the dust...literally. Plus Top Chef Ludo Lefebvre eats his own, and new Wavves. This week: Portland sextet Blitzen Trapper eyes us up...the throne stone from Scone...and Brendan meets an artist who bites the dust...literally. Plus Top Chef Ludo Lefebvre eats his own, and new Wavves. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 51: Simon Rich, Ali vs. U.S.A., Sweet and Sour Honeymoon American Public Media This week Simon Rich kills Hitler...Muhammad Ali vs. the U.S.A...and a sweet and sour honeymoon. This week Simon Rich kills Hitler...Muhammad Ali vs. the U.S.A...and a sweet and sour honeymoon. This week Simon Rich kills Hitler...Muhammad Ali vs. the U.S.A...and a sweet and sour honeymoon. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 50: Paul Verhoeven, No Joy in Mudville, Food Critic on Food Stamps American Public Media This week Rico scares the Jesus out of Paul Verhoeven…three strikes you’re drunk…and Temp of the Month: Kai Rysdall. This week Rico scares the Jesus out of Paul Verhoeven…three strikes you’re drunk…and Temp of the Month: Kai Rysdall. This week Rico scares the Jesus out of Paul Verhoeven…three strikes you’re drunk…and Temp of the Month: Kai Rysdall. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 49: Wallace Shawn, FBI vs. Louie Louie, No Kidding American Public Media This week Wallace Shawn critiques power and Brendan...the FBI investigates Louie Louie...and RIco chats with a restarauteur who's not kidding around. This week Wallace Shawn critiques power and Brendan...the FBI investigates Louie Louie...and RIco chats with a restarauteur who's not kidding around. This week Wallace Shawn critiques power and Brendan...the FBI investigates Louie Louie...and RIco chats with a restarauteur who's not kidding around. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 48: Marisa Silver, ‘Rob Me Ronnie’, Parasite-aurants American Public Media This Week: Celebrated author Marisa Silver exorcises her right to write... We go on the lam with Ronnie Biggs... and Brendan discovers a sandwich shop inside a bodega wrapped up in an enigma. This Week: Celebrated author Marisa Silver exorcises her right to write... We go on the lam with Ronnie Biggs... and Brendan discovers a sandwich shop inside a bodega wrapped up in an enigma. This Week: Celebrated author Marisa Silver exorcises her right to write... We go on the lam with Ronnie Biggs... and Brendan discovers a sandwich shop inside a bodega wrapped up in an enigma. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 47: Paul Dano, New Coke and BYOF American Public Media This week: Actor Paul Dano is achin' for bacon... the classic story of New Coke...and why BYOF will sadly not be the new BYOB. This week: Actor Paul Dano is achin' for bacon... the classic story of New Coke...and why BYOF will sadly not be the new BYOB. This week: Actor Paul Dano is achin' for bacon... the classic story of New Coke...and why BYOF will sadly not be the new BYOB. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 46: Das Racist, Ripple Rock & Alicia Silverstone American Public Media This Week: Victor Vasquez of rap savants Das Racist talks bop... Canada politely explodes... and Alicia Silverstone tries to veganize Brendan. This Week: Victor Vasquez of rap savants Das Racist talks bop... Canada politely explodes... and Alicia Silverstone tries to veganize Brendan. This Week: Victor Vasquez of rap savants Das Racist talks bop... Canada politely explodes... and Alicia Silverstone tries to veganize Brendan. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 45: Tig Notaro, Big Brass Bells & Pop Up Lunch American Public Media This Week: Comic Tig Notaro gets all southern-fancy... we admire Wall Street's big brass bells... and designer Ali Pulver shows Rico how to eat on the street. This Week: Comic Tig Notaro gets all southern-fancy... we admire Wall Street's big brass bells... and designer Ali Pulver shows Rico how to eat on the street. This Week: Comic Tig Notaro gets all southern-fancy... we admire Wall Street's big brass bells... and designer Ali Pulver shows Rico how to eat on the street. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 44 – The Icebreaker Show American Public Media A very special episode: almost every joke we've ever had on the show, collected in one convenient podcast. Black Francis, Tom Jones, Billy Bragg, Leslie Caron and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of guys in bars, lightbulb-changers, penguins and a mainstream cloud. Some are funny. Some are not. But there are lots of them. A very special episode: almost every joke we've ever had on the show, collected in one convenient podcast. Black Francis, Tom Jones, Billy Bragg, Leslie Caron and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of guys in bars, lightbulb-changers, penguins and a mainstream cloud. Some are funny. Some are not. But there are lots of them. A very special episode: almost every joke we've ever had on the show, collected in one convenient podcast. Black Francis, Tom Jones, Billy Bragg, Leslie Caron and many, many more regale you with miniature tales of guys in bars, lightbulb-changers, penguins and a mainstream cloud. Some are funny. Some are not. But there are lots of them. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 43: Holly Golightly, Peace, and Sustainable Dinner Parties American Public Media This Week: Garage-country songsters Holly Golightly & Lawyer Dave pack heat… a piece about peace… and Brendan sustains interest in sustainable dinner parties. This Week: Garage-country songsters Holly Golightly & Lawyer Dave pack heat… a piece about peace… and Brendan sustains interest in sustainable dinner parties. This Week: Garage-country songsters Holly Golightly & Lawyer Dave pack heat… a piece about peace… and Brendan sustains interest in sustainable dinner parties. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 42: Author Joshua Ferris, the Real Bonfire of the Vanities, and Snowcavores American Public Media Bestselling author Joshua Ferris talks the walk... Renassance Italy burns in vain... and Rico learns what locavores do when it snowcavores. Bestselling author Joshua Ferris talks the walk... Renassance Italy burns in vain... and Rico learns what locavores do when it snowcavores. Bestselling author Joshua Ferris talks the walk... Renassance Italy burns in vain... and Rico learns what locavores do when it snowcavores. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 41: Film Director Robert Siegel, a Modern Caveman and the Trendology Trend American Public Media "Big Fan" filmmaker Robert Siegel has a clipped conversation with Rico... we meet a modern caveman... and Brendan investigates the Food Trend trend. Plus a joke, or lack thereof, from the Leslie Caron. "Big Fan" filmmaker Robert Siegel has a clipped conversation with Rico... we meet a modern caveman... and Brendan investigates the Food Trend trend. Plus a joke, or lack thereof, from the Leslie Caron. "Big Fan" filmmaker Robert Siegel has a clipped conversation with Rico... we meet a modern caveman... and Brendan investigates the Food Trend trend. Plus a joke, or lack thereof, from the Leslie Caron. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 40: Midlake, Silent Hattie & the Sounds of Ambience American Public Media This week: Rock band Midlake gets medieval on Brendan... America's 1st female senator is silently defiant... and Rico learns why, in restaurants, silence is not an option. This week: Rock band Midlake gets medieval on Brendan... America's 1st female senator is silently defiant... and Rico learns why, in restaurants, silence is not an option. This week: Rock band Midlake gets medieval on Brendan... America's 1st female senator is silently defiant... and Rico learns why, in restaurants, silence is not an option. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 39: The Best of 2009 American Public Media This Week: What do Lamont Dozier, Dr. Albert Hoffman, Swine Flu business suits, Girls and deep-fried butter have in common? They all appeared on the Dinner Party Download this year, and they're all in our annual Best Of episode. Plus Jonathan Coulton breaks the ice... and download Rico's favorite tune of the year from rocker Benjy Ferree. This Week: What do Lamont Dozier, Dr. Albert Hoffman, Swine Flu business suits, Girls and deep-fried butter have in common? They all appeared on the Dinner Party Download this year, and they're all in our annual Best Of episode. Plus Jonathan Coulton breaks the ice... and download Rico's favorite tune of the year from rocker Benjy Ferree. This Week: What do Lamont Dozier, Dr. Albert Hoffman, Swine Flu business suits, Girls and deep-fried butter have in common? They all appeared on the Dinner Party Download this year, and they're all in our annual Best Of episode. Plus Jonathan Coulton breaks the ice... and download Rico's favorite tune of the year from rocker Benjy Ferree. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 38: Terry Gilliam, Japanese Heists and Cupcakes for Grownups American Public Media This Week: Filmmaker Terry Gilliam holds the devil at bay... We learn about Japan's most infamous heist... and Brendan meets a cupcake he actually likes. PLUS the Pixies' Black Francis breaks the ice... and download a song from rock orchestra Citay. This Week: Filmmaker Terry Gilliam holds the devil at bay... We learn about Japan's most infamous heist... and Brendan meets a cupcake he actually likes. PLUS the Pixies' Black Francis breaks the ice... and download a song from rock orchestra Citay. This Week: Filmmaker Terry Gilliam holds the devil at bay... We learn about Japan's most infamous heist... and Brendan meets a cupcake he actually likes. PLUS the Pixies' Black Francis breaks the ice... and download a song from rock orchestra Citay. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 37: George Saunders, New Look Turkey Sandwich, Getting Hit On By A Star American Public Media This Week: Writer George Saunders pitches a tent... an Alabama housewife gets hit on by a star... and a famed deli just can't quit cold turkey. This Week: Writer George Saunders pitches a tent... an Alabama housewife gets hit on by a star... and a famed deli just can't quit cold turkey. This Week: Writer George Saunders pitches a tent... an Alabama housewife gets hit on by a star... and a famed deli just can't quit cold turkey. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 36: Julian Casablancas, Thanksgiving Centerfolds, A Car is Born American Public Media This Week: Julian Casablancas strokes the new 90210...Brendan checks out the swimsuit issue of food mags... and we learn about the Motor City's lemon legend. This Week: Julian Casablancas strokes the new 90210...Brendan checks out the swimsuit issue of food mags... and we learn about the Motor City's lemon legend. This Week: Julian Casablancas strokes the new 90210...Brendan checks out the swimsuit issue of food mags... and we learn about the Motor City's lemon legend. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 35: Laura Veirs, Jonathan Safran Foer and King Tut American Public Media This week: Musician Laura Veirs breathes deep... author Jonathan Safran Foer pigs out... and we discover King Tut's last hut. This week: Musician Laura Veirs breathes deep... author Jonathan Safran Foer pigs out... and we discover King Tut's last hut. This week: Musician Laura Veirs breathes deep... author Jonathan Safran Foer pigs out... and we discover King Tut's last hut. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 34: Klosterman, Kidnapping and Killer Kandy American Public Media This week: pop savant Chuck Klosterman is sharp as a tiger's whiskers... we lend an ear to the tale of a billionaire kidnapping... and Brendan celebrates Halloween by tasting the worst candy in the world. This week: pop savant Chuck Klosterman is sharp as a tiger's whiskers... we lend an ear to the tale of a billionaire kidnapping... and Brendan celebrates Halloween by tasting the worst candy in the world. This week: pop savant Chuck Klosterman is sharp as a tiger's whiskers... we lend an ear to the tale of a billionaire kidnapping... and Brendan celebrates Halloween by tasting the worst candy in the world. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 33: Yo La Tengo, Koreanguistics, Killer Greens American Public Media 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 32: Andy Borowitz, Cornography, Tipping Tips American Public Media This week: Brendan sizes up humorist Andy Borowitz...we unearth a corny communist plot...and Rico gets tips on tipping. This week: Brendan sizes up humorist Andy Borowitz...we unearth a corny communist plot...and Rico gets tips on tipping. This week: Brendan sizes up humorist Andy Borowitz...we unearth a corny communist plot...and Rico gets tips on tipping. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 31: Billy Bragg, Short-Lived Millonaires and Deep-Fried Butter American Public Media This week: Billy Bragg makes "Ode" new again... an English Major fails the cough test... and Brendan talks to a cholesterocidal maniac. This week: Billy Bragg makes "Ode" new again... an English Major fails the cough test... and Brendan talks to a cholesterocidal maniac. This week: Billy Bragg makes "Ode" new again... an English Major fails the cough test... and Brendan talks to a cholesterocidal maniac. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 30: Gary Hustwit, Krakatoa and Foraging American Public Media This week: Filmmaker Gary Hustwit has designs on Honeybaked ham... Krakatoa bursts without pride... and Brendan breaks the two-second rule with a professional forager. This week: Filmmaker Gary Hustwit has designs on Honeybaked ham... Krakatoa bursts without pride... and Brendan breaks the two-second rule with a professional forager. This week: Filmmaker Gary Hustwit has designs on Honeybaked ham... Krakatoa bursts without pride... and Brendan breaks the two-second rule with a professional forager. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 29: Josie Long, the King of Albania, Saltado American Public Media This week: British comedian Josie Long speaks positively...we supposedly meet the King of Albania...and Rico eats Peruvian and asks "Why fries with that?" This week: British comedian Josie Long speaks positively...we supposedly meet the King of Albania...and Rico eats Peruvian and asks "Why fries with that?" This week: British comedian Josie Long speaks positively...we supposedly meet the King of Albania...and Rico eats Peruvian and asks "Why fries with that?" 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 28: Rich Fulcher, Jesse Owens and BrendanBot 3000 American Public Media This week: Rich Fulcher, of the cult TV hit "The Mighty Boosh," raises the decibel level of UK comedy... We race back in time with Jesse Owens... and Brendan samples a drink fit for Olympians. Also: Rico tries and fails to replace Brendan with technology. This week: Rich Fulcher, of the cult TV hit "The Mighty Boosh," raises the decibel level of UK comedy... We race back in time with Jesse Owens... and Brendan samples a drink fit for Olympians. Also: Rico tries and fails to replace Brendan with technology. This week: Rich Fulcher, of the cult TV hit "The Mighty Boosh," raises the decibel level of UK comedy... We race back in time with Jesse Owens... and Brendan samples a drink fit for Olympians. Also: Rico tries and fails to replace Brendan with technology. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 27: Ed Harcourt, Douglas Corrigan and Nonstaurants American Public Media This week: pop maestro Ed Harcourt tells Rico his recipes for lamb and schizophrenia... We learn about the aviator who took a wrong turn into the history books... and Brendan says "oui" to nonstaurants. This week: pop maestro Ed Harcourt tells Rico his recipes for lamb and schizophrenia... We learn about the aviator who took a wrong turn into the history books... and Brendan says "oui" to nonstaurants. This week: pop maestro Ed Harcourt tells Rico his recipes for lamb and schizophrenia... We learn about the aviator who took a wrong turn into the history books... and Brendan says "oui" to nonstaurants. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 26: Mishna Wolff, Bloody Mary, and Gourmet Coal American Public Media This week: Humorist Mishna Wolff talks about living in black and white... We sip a bloody mary that's clearly insane... And Rico learns about the gourmet coal standard. This week: Humorist Mishna Wolff talks about living in black and white... We sip a bloody mary that's clearly insane... And Rico learns about the gourmet coal standard. This week: Humorist Mishna Wolff talks about living in black and white... We sip a bloody mary that's clearly insane... And Rico learns about the gourmet coal standard. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 25: Anvil’s Lips Kudlow, Ali Dodges, and Bowie American Public Media This week: 80's metal band Anvil forges ahead... Muhammed Ali KO's the U.S. Army... and Brendan has designs on David Bowie. This week: 80's metal band Anvil forges ahead... Muhammed Ali KO's the U.S. Army... and Brendan has designs on David Bowie. This week: 80's metal band Anvil forges ahead... Muhammed Ali KO's the U.S. Army... and Brendan has designs on David Bowie. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 24: Alain De Botton, Mudville, and Parkside Dining American Public Media This week: bestselling author Alain De Botton gets worked over... joy is found in Mudville... and Rico digs the new wave of on-site restaurant gardens. This week: bestselling author Alain De Botton gets worked over... joy is found in Mudville... and Rico digs the new wave of on-site restaurant gardens. This week: bestselling author Alain De Botton gets worked over... joy is found in Mudville... and Rico digs the new wave of on-site restaurant gardens. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 23: Datarock, Congressional Beatdown, and BBQ LP American Public Media This week: Norway's Datarock toot their own horn... we're knocked out by a drink served beaten, not stirred... and Brendan eats BBQ with a side of vinyl. This week: Norway's Datarock toot their own horn... we're knocked out by a drink served beaten, not stirred... and Brendan eats BBQ with a side of vinyl. This week: Norway's Datarock toot their own horn... we're knocked out by a drink served beaten, not stirred... and Brendan eats BBQ with a side of vinyl. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 22: Wells Tower, Tree Drinking, Food Mags American Public Media This week: Pushcart Prize-winning author Wells Tower gets auto erotic... we learn how to drink trees... and Rico finds out that starting a food magazine is child's play. This week: Pushcart Prize-winning author Wells Tower gets auto erotic... we learn how to drink trees... and Rico finds out that starting a food magazine is child's play. This week: Pushcart Prize-winning author Wells Tower gets auto erotic... we learn how to drink trees... and Rico finds out that starting a food magazine is child's play. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 21: Stew, Psychedelic Cycling, Culinary Crasher American Public Media This week: Tony Award-winning rocker Stew ponders art vs. reality... we take a historic bike trip into an alternate reality... and Brendan sneaks into the most exclusive culinary shop in the world. This week: Tony Award-winning rocker Stew ponders art vs. reality... we take a historic bike trip into an alternate reality... and Brendan sneaks into the most exclusive culinary shop in the world. This week: Tony Award-winning rocker Stew ponders art vs. reality... we take a historic bike trip into an alternate reality... and Brendan sneaks into the most exclusive culinary shop in the world. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 20: Ondi Timoner, Salt March, Say Cheese! American Public Media This week: Sundance-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner lives in public radio... We taste the salt that shook the world... and Brendan goes hunting for Easter eggs and finds Grilled Cheese. This week: Sundance-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner lives in public radio... We taste the salt that shook the world... and Brendan goes hunting for Easter eggs and finds Grilled Cheese. This week: Sundance-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner lives in public radio... We taste the salt that shook the world... and Brendan goes hunting for Easter eggs and finds Grilled Cheese. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 19: Girls, Brando Lore, Meaty Cupcakes American Public Media This week: Rico chats up Girls at SXSW... Marlon Brando gets an offer he can refuse... and Brendan is forced to rethink his jihad against cupcakes (Hint: it involves meatloaf). This week: Rico chats up Girls at SXSW... Marlon Brando gets an offer he can refuse... and Brendan is forced to rethink his jihad against cupcakes (Hint: it involves meatloaf). This week: Rico chats up Girls at SXSW... Marlon Brando gets an offer he can refuse... and Brendan is forced to rethink his jihad against cupcakes (Hint: it involves meatloaf). 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 18: Benjy Ferree, Planet X, Joel the Knife American Public Media This week: rocker Benjy Ferree's ode to Peter Pan... We discover the planet that dares not speak its name... and Rico sharpens his conversation skills with Brooklyn's new king of cutlery. This week: rocker Benjy Ferree's ode to Peter Pan... We discover the planet that dares not speak its name... and Rico sharpens his conversation skills with Brooklyn's new king of cutlery. This week: rocker Benjy Ferree's ode to Peter Pan... We discover the planet that dares not speak its name... and Rico sharpens his conversation skills with Brooklyn's new king of cutlery. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 17: Larry Wilmore, The Peacemaker, Noodle What? American Public Media This week: "The Daily Show's" Larry Wilmore is pure magic... We learn why even grownups shouldn't play with guns... star mixologist Todd Thrasher mixes a drink fit for a vampire... and Rico pounds down a serious noodle with a funny name. This week: "The Daily Show's" Larry Wilmore is pure magic... We learn why even grownups shouldn't play with guns... star mixologist Todd Thrasher mixes a drink fit for a vampire... and Rico pounds down a serious noodle with a funny name. This week: "The Daily Show's" Larry Wilmore is pure magic... We learn why even grownups shouldn't play with guns... star mixologist Todd Thrasher mixes a drink fit for a vampire... and Rico pounds down a serious noodle with a funny name. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 16: Howard Zinn, Censors, Piggin’ Out American Public Media This week: Historian/Activist Howard Zinn recalls a different kind of flower power... We learn what happens when TV censors can't take a joke... and Brendan pigs out on lard pigs. This week: Historian/Activist Howard Zinn recalls a different kind of flower power... We learn what happens when TV censors can't take a joke... and Brendan pigs out on lard pigs. This week: Historian/Activist Howard Zinn recalls a different kind of flower power... We learn what happens when TV censors can't take a joke... and Brendan pigs out on lard pigs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 15: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Drink Clone, Donut Training American Public Media This week: award winning author Sarah Shun-lien Bynum uses her children to live out her own teen fantasies...We replicate a cocktail recipe... And Rico celebrates athletes by stuffing his face with dough and butter. This week: award winning author Sarah Shun-lien Bynum uses her children to live out her own teen fantasies...We replicate a cocktail recipe... And Rico celebrates athletes by stuffing his face with dough and butter. This week: award winning author Sarah Shun-lien Bynum uses her children to live out her own teen fantasies...We replicate a cocktail recipe... And Rico celebrates athletes by stuffing his face with dough and butter. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 14: Lamont Dozier, Cryonic Cocktail, Korean Tacos American Public Media This week: legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier gives candy to children... We chill out with a cryonic cocktail... And Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. This week: legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier gives candy to children... We chill out with a cryonic cocktail... And Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. This week: legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier gives candy to children... We chill out with a cryonic cocktail... And Brendan discovers the three most beautiful words in the English language: Korean, BBQ, Tacos. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 13: Best of 2008 American Public Media This week: what do Lolita, duck testicles, Chevys, cows, Robert Wagner and booze have in common? This show in 2008, that's what. We take a look back at the first 12 episodes of the podcast that shocked a nation... and toss in a few new facts for the first dinner parties of 2009. This week: what do Lolita, duck testicles, Chevys, cows, Robert Wagner and booze have in common? This show in 2008, that's what. We take a look back at the first 12 episodes of the podcast that shocked a nation... and toss in a few new facts for the first dinner parties of 2009. This week: what do Lolita, duck testicles, Chevys, cows, Robert Wagner and booze have in common? This show in 2008, that's what. We take a look back at the first 12 episodes of the podcast that shocked a nation... and toss in a few new facts for the first dinner parties of 2009. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 12: David Fincher, Tom Jones, Mozzarella American Public Media This week: Director David Fincher isn't afraid of the dark... We unite our nation with an All-American cocktail... Brendan is granted an audience with the king of mozzarella... plus a joke from THE Tom Jones. This week: Director David Fincher isn't afraid of the dark... We unite our nation with an All-American cocktail... Brendan is granted an audience with the king of mozzarella... plus a joke from THE Tom Jones. This week: Director David Fincher isn't afraid of the dark... We unite our nation with an All-American cocktail... Brendan is granted an audience with the king of mozzarella... plus a joke from THE Tom Jones. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 11: David Heatley, Killer Fog, PB&J American Public Media This week: Cartoonist David Heatley literally tells all... we inhale a glassful of London's killer fog... and star pastry chef Adrian Vasquez makes a peanut butter sandwich that'll make your brain hurt. This week: Cartoonist David Heatley literally tells all... we inhale a glassful of London's killer fog... and star pastry chef Adrian Vasquez makes a peanut butter sandwich that'll make your brain hurt. This week: Cartoonist David Heatley literally tells all... we inhale a glassful of London's killer fog... and star pastry chef Adrian Vasquez makes a peanut butter sandwich that'll make your brain hurt. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 10: Of Montreal, Edison, Bird-munching American Public Media This week: Kevin Barnes of the band Of Montreal defines "sexualien"... Thomas Edison lights up a martini glass... and Rico gets permission to eat endangered birds. This week: Kevin Barnes of the band Of Montreal defines "sexualien"... Thomas Edison lights up a martini glass... and Rico gets permission to eat endangered birds. This week: Kevin Barnes of the band Of Montreal defines "sexualien"... Thomas Edison lights up a martini glass... and Rico gets permission to eat endangered birds. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 9: Iran, Football Names, White House Garden American Public Media This week: we seek direct engagement with Aaron Aites of the band Iran... We learn the greatest name in football... Pittsburgh gets drunk on black gold... and Obama supporters dream of home-grown on the White House lawn. This week: we seek direct engagement with Aaron Aites of the band Iran... We learn the greatest name in football... Pittsburgh gets drunk on black gold... and Obama supporters dream of home-grown on the White House lawn. This week: we seek direct engagement with Aaron Aites of the band Iran... We learn the greatest name in football... Pittsburgh gets drunk on black gold... and Obama supporters dream of home-grown on the White House lawn. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 8: Robert Wagner, War of the Worlds, Anti-cupcake American Public Media This week: Hollywood icon Robert Wagner feels at home on the range... How to mix a cocktail from hell... Orson Welles declares "War" on the radio... and Brendan declares war on cupcakes. This week: Hollywood icon Robert Wagner feels at home on the range... How to mix a cocktail from hell... Orson Welles declares "War" on the radio... and Brendan declares war on cupcakes. This week: Hollywood icon Robert Wagner feels at home on the range... How to mix a cocktail from hell... Orson Welles declares "War" on the radio... and Brendan declares war on cupcakes. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 7: Irvine Welsh, D.C. Homes, Sushi Guide American Public Media This week: superstar author Irvine Welsh talks about his sexual prowess... We learn the history of the only home in Washington, D.C. that hasn't lost its value... And the Monterey Bay Aquarium ruins dinner. This week: superstar author Irvine Welsh talks about his sexual prowess... We learn the history of the only home in Washington, D.C. that hasn't lost its value... And the Monterey Bay Aquarium ruins dinner. This week: superstar author Irvine Welsh talks about his sexual prowess... We learn the history of the only home in Washington, D.C. that hasn't lost its value... And the Monterey Bay Aquarium ruins dinner. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 6: MC Frontalot, The Internets, Fall Food American Public Media This week: "nerdcore" rapper MC Frontalot rhymes the unrhymeable... take a trip down Memory Superhighway... and Brendan gets fat on the tastes of Autumn. This week: "nerdcore" rapper MC Frontalot rhymes the unrhymeable... take a trip down Memory Superhighway... and Brendan gets fat on the tastes of Autumn. This week: "nerdcore" rapper MC Frontalot rhymes the unrhymeable... take a trip down Memory Superhighway... and Brendan gets fat on the tastes of Autumn. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 5: Sarah Lyall, Duck Fries, Military Drinks American Public Media This week: NYTimes reporter/author Sarah Lyall asks a stupid question... we learn the offal truth about "duck fries"... and the French army invades our cocktail glass. This week: NYTimes reporter/author Sarah Lyall asks a stupid question... we learn the offal truth about "duck fries"... and the French army invades our cocktail glass. This week: NYTimes reporter/author Sarah Lyall asks a stupid question... we learn the offal truth about "duck fries"... and the French army invades our cocktail glass. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 4: Ezra Feinberg, London’s Burning, Coffelympics American Public Media This week: a sober chat with Ezra Feinberg about his psych-rock band Citay... We remember the Great Fire of London with a conflagrant cocktail... and a champion barista drinks deep the mad flava of competitive coffee-making. This week: a sober chat with Ezra Feinberg about his psych-rock band Citay... We remember the Great Fire of London with a conflagrant cocktail... and a champion barista drinks deep the mad flava of competitive coffee-making. This week: a sober chat with Ezra Feinberg about his psych-rock band Citay... We remember the Great Fire of London with a conflagrant cocktail... and a champion barista drinks deep the mad flava of competitive coffee-making. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 3: David Carr, Lolita, Wine Snobs American Public Media This week: author/columnist David Carr discusses ping-pong as a contact sport... Lolita turns 50, but she's still too young... and how to defraud wine snobs. This week: author/columnist David Carr discusses ping-pong as a contact sport... Lolita turns 50, but she's still too young... and how to defraud wine snobs. This week: author/columnist David Carr discusses ping-pong as a contact sport... Lolita turns 50, but she's still too young... and how to defraud wine snobs. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 2: Girl Talk, Ein Berliner, Patriotic Fruit American Public Media This Week: the artist known as Girl Talk tells us about his explosive high school band... A short history of Jesse Owens... How to mix a "Berliner Olympic" cocktail... An introduction to the All-American fruit most Americans have never tasted. This Week: the artist known as Girl Talk tells us about his explosive high school band... A short history of Jesse Owens... How to mix a "Berliner Olympic" cocktail... An introduction to the All-American fruit most Americans have never tasted. This Week: the artist known as Girl Talk tells us about his explosive high school band... A short history of Jesse Owens... How to mix a "Berliner Olympic" cocktail... An introduction to the All-American fruit most Americans have never tasted. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture Episode 1: The Watson Twins, Dillinger, Hot Sauce American Public Media This week: indie-folk duo The Watson Twins shares their secret fantasy...A short history of John Dillinger... How to mix an Old-Fashioned cocktail... Taste a hot sauce 8 times more potent than pepper spray. This week: indie-folk duo The Watson Twins shares their secret fantasy...A short history of John Dillinger... How to mix an Old-Fashioned cocktail... Taste a hot sauce 8 times more potent than pepper spray. This week: indie-folk duo The Watson Twins shares their secret fantasy...A short history of John Dillinger... How to mix an Old-Fashioned cocktail... Taste a hot sauce 8 times more potent than pepper spray. 59:00 Wed, 25 Nov 20 03:31:04 -0800 no Society & Culture