Episode 350: Rashida Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Tegan and Sara

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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 donut, 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

A History Lesson With Booze ®

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

Guest of Honor

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

Main Course

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'

Chattering Class

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.

Jamila Woods – 'Heavn'

One For The Road

Singer Jamila Woods has been featured on some Chance The Rapper tracks, as well as a Macklemore single. But this week she releases an album of her own. It's called "Heavn." Here's the eponymous single.

Playlist 350


All the music from episode 350.