Episode 267: Elisabeth Moss, Alice Waters, George Takei, Jon Wurster

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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

"Precocious Puzzlement" - Otis Gibbs


Musician and photographer Otis Gibbs accomplishes a puzzling feat.

Sanitation Workers Win the Right to Nap

Small Talk

Los Angeles thought they were avoiding a costly PR blunder when they banned napping by sanitation workers. That turned out to be a very expensive mistake.

The Daguerreotype's Moment in the Sun

A History Lesson With Booze ®

In the 1830s, French artist-chemist-inventor Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre developed the Daguerreotype, a major advancement toward modern photography.

Greg Poehler Finds His Swede Legs

Guest List

The plot of Greg Poehler's new sitcom, "Welcome to Sweden" draws from his own life story, in which he found himself an ex-pat in a strange land. He shares a list of other fishes out of their native waters.

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Elisabeth Moss, on a Roll, Gathers No Stones

Guest of Honor

Elisabeth Moss has spent 22 years in the spotlight, and only seems to be picking up momentum. This week, her newest starring turn hits cinema screens. "The One I Love" is a drama, romantic comedy... and surreal thriller.

Nashville's Otis Gibbs on Honky-tonks and Childcare


Country singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs hosts a podcast where he interviews fellow musicians about their stories. For us, he shares one of his own.

Alice Waters and Impenetrable Apples

Main Course

For some kids, going back to school this autumn is going to be a bit healthier and more delicious, thanks to the work of chef and food activist Alice Waters and The Edible Schoolyard Project.

Jon Wurster on the Etiquette Beat


At our recent live show in Chapel Hill, NC, rock drummer and known funny-person Jon Wurster took the stage to answer etiquette questions... and sing us the most misheard rock lyric in history.

Along for the Trek with George Takei

Chattering Class

"To Be Takei" tells the personal story of actor, activist, and pop-culture figure George Takei, from a childhood in a World War Two internment camp to the stars - or "Star Trek," anyway - and beyond, overcoming discrimination along the way.

Nick Hakim Feels 'Cold'

One For The Road

Nick Hakim's soulful take on modern R&B has bit of vintage flair.