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!
How Doughnuts Got Their Holes and The Mortal Eyes
This week, back in 1847, a seafarer from Maine created one of the most popular confections in America.
Tegan and Sara Tease Each Other, Craft a Frank (and French) Playlist
Canadian twins Tegan and Sara started as an indie folk duo, but these days they're highlighting a more pop sensibility. Their new album, "Love You To Death," features catchy hooks and harmonies. They bust each other’s chops as they put together an eclectic mix of tunes featuring Mykki Blanco, Shura, and more.
Rashida Jones Shares the Secrets to Success and Satire
Rashida Jones has acted in some of the most respected comedy shows of the last decade, including "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." These days you can see her on the TBS series "Angie Tribeca." The second season just came out. She bears wisdom to Brendan for "overdogs" and explains why the slapstick style of comedy in "Angie Tribeca" and "Airplane" could be making a comeback.
Why Taking Photos of Your Food Might Make You Enjoy It More
Rico chats with USC Associate Professor of Marketing Kristin Diehl, one of the folks behind a study which suggests photographing your meal might be good for you… but there are caveats.
Negin Farsad Teaches us How to Make White People Laugh
Each week you send in your questions about how to behave, and to answer them this time around is comedian Negin Farsad. The comedian schools us on her brand of “social justice comedy” while solving our listeners’ chatty friend problems and #revolution fatigue.
Yo-Yo Ma Gets Existential About 'The Music of Strangers'
Yo-Yo Ma is one of the best-known classical musicians in the world. He's produced 90 albums and received 18 Grammy awards. In his new documentary, he gives us a closer look at his world/classical music super group, the Silk Road Ensemble, and tells us why music is a lot like a Martini.
All the music from episode 350.