Episode 296: Ethan Hawke, Broad City, David Duchovny, Vetiver

Photo credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images

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.

Tania James - 'Elephant-Rhino hybrid'


Tania James -- author of the acclaimed new novel "The Tusk That Did The Damage" -- offers up a (fittingly) elephantine joke.

Artist Tim Youd performs at Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview on December 4, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. / Photo credit: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Art Miami

Tim Youd Types up Tribute to Writers

Small Talk

Sadie Stein, contributing editor at the Paris Review, tells us about artist Tim Youd. He pays tribute to writers by retyping classic novels using the original typewriter model the author worked with ... for the purposes of art, not after-school punishment.

The Rocking Pirates and The Rolling Wave

A History Lesson With Booze ®

In the 1960s, British rock music was everywhere - except on British radio. A group of DJs took to the sea to broadcast pirate radio stations (until The Man got the message).

Vetiver's Boss Bossa Nova-Infused Soundtrack


Singer-songwriter Andy Cabic, also known as Vetiver, brings the bossa sounds of Brazil to his dinner party. Vetiver's new album "Complete Strangers" drops this month.

Ethan Hawke's Portrait of an Artist: 'Seymour: an Introduction'

Guest of Honor

In "Seymour: An Introduction," actor Ethan Hawke steps behind the camera to document the life of his friend Seymour Bernstein, an octogenarian pianist brimming with lessons to teach.

'Broad City' Besties Talk Fictional Friends

Guest List

Comedy Central's "Broad City" is inspired by the real-life friendship of show creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. We asked the pals to share some other fictional duos with dynamics that inspire them.

Mark Stambler. Photo credit: Leyna Lightman

Mark Stambler's Careful Craft of Baking Bread

Main Course

Rico gets back to bread basics -- yeast, wheat, water -- with Mark Stambler, an LA baker recently named one of the ten best in the country.

David Duchovny's 'Holy Cow' Origins and Tips to Avoid Awkward Exits


Actor David Duchovny -- of "X-Files" and "Californication" -- recently published his first book, titled "Holy Cow." He explains why a pig makes for a better main character than a clam, and takes on your etiquette questions.

Author Mark Adams / Photo credit: Joshua Scott

Mark Adams Chronicles Modern Quests to Find Atlantis

Chattering Class

"Meet Me in Atlantis" author Mark Adams teaches us about the great mystery-of-a-city, and about the tribe of modern-day folks who refuse to give up the search.

Jenny Hval declares 'That Battle Is Over'

One For The Road

Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval posits complex subjects like socialism over subtle harmonies in “That Battle Is Over.” The song is from her new album “Apocalypse, girl,” out June 9.

Playlist 296

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