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.
Australian actor Joel Edgerton's first big Hollywood role was in 2002's "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones." Since then, he's been seen in "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Great Gatsby," and last fall's smart thriller "Felony." Now he directs himself (along with Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) in the drama "The Gift" (out August 7th).
Is the eldest child always the smartest? Is the youngest sibling destined to be spoiled? Throw out everything you know about birth order science because Marketplace reporter Mark Garrison tells us about a new study which shows that birth order has little to no effect on personality or intelligence.
Back in 1902, a guy named Willis Carrier drew up plans for an invention that made life a lot more comfortable for everybody. Learn the history of the modern air conditioner and get a chilly drink to go with it.
The creators of the surreal cult cartoon -- which concludes its 11th and final season on Cartoon Network this week -- list the absurd people and shows that encouraged them to create a series about a trio of anthropomorphic fast food items.
The "Rectify" star, best known for her roles in distinguished cable dramas, tells Brendan about her "Floribama" roots, her big break from "Mad Men," and undergoing therapy in public.
Rico gets a lesson from food writer Bill Esparza on piedrazos, a dish typically served around Oaxaca during the time of the Guelaguetza in July.
Our listeners talk back about a few things they might have disagreed with on the show, correct us... and themselves.
The co-creator and star of Comedy Central's series "Another Period" (and one half of comedy music duo Garfunkel & Oates) delivers frank advice about camera-shy "Lolitas," unwelcome living room concerts, and Debbie Down(ton)ers.
Director Brett Morgen talks to Brendan about his comprehensive documentary, which explores the late rock star's life through the lens of Cobain's own home videos, art and music.