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Episode 310: Al Pacino, Adam Scott & Jason Schwartzman, Flo Morrissey

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Al Pacino attends 'The Humbling' premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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!


Jason Schwartzman - 'What About Bob?'

Icebreaker

The actor, who returns later in the show with his "Overnight" co-star Adam Scott for our etiquette segment, quotes his "Rushmore" co-star Bill Murray when he recites a poem with a zinger from the 1991 comedy.


Teen Discovers Planet on Day 3 of his Internship

Small Talk

Erin McCann, news editor for Guardian U.S., gives us the scoop on a 15-year-old who has already trumped most adults by making an out of this world discovery.


One Strike for Feminism: Baseball's First Female Umpire

A History Lesson With Booze ®

Around this time back in 1972, Bernice Gera became the first female umpire in pro baseball history...and then immediately resigned. Learn why she took herself out of the ballgame, then steal home to mix an All-American cocktail.


Flo Morrissey Fashions a Soundtrack for her Very First Dinner Party

Soundtrack

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, whose debut album will be released in the U.S. on July 17, crafts a sensuous playlist for lovers, dreamers, and jealous guys.


Al Pacino Reflects on 'Manglehorn,' Method, and his Greatest Roles

Guest of Honor

Al Pacino has starred in such classic films as "The Godfather," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico," and "Scent of a Woman." He's won an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tonys, and four Golden Globe awards. Now, as his new film "Manglehorn" hits theaters, the actor talks to Brendan about playing (shades of) himself, improvising for Sidney Lumet, and having fun with his remote control.


Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman Share Their (Almost) Full-Frontal 'Overnight' Escapades

Etiquette

Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman both star in the very smart and funny new indie film "The Overnight," about two couples who get awkwardly intimate over the course of a very long dinner party. The actors talk about letting it all *almost* hang out on the set... and then they tackle a few listener questions.


Jacky Colliss Harvey Investigates the Highlights (and Lowlights) of Redheadedness

Chattering Class

The writer of "Red: A History of the Redhead" teaches us some dinner party-worthy fun facts about the history of redheads, with a little pop culture trivia to boot.


Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Reversal of Fortune

Eavesdropping

Before his big break in cinema, the director once believed his career was doomed from the start... all because of a visit to New York City's Feast of San Gennaro.


Playlist 310

Playlist

All the music from episode 310.