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359: Seth Meyers, Maureen Dowd, Eric Andre, Phoebe Robinson

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Seth Meyers dishes about working his “Late Night” gig (and not about “Saturday Night Live!”)… Pretend talk show host Eric Andre lists his favorite train wreck interviews… Comedian Phoebe Robinson teaches us how to avoid being the black friend… New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gives us etiquette advice and describes what happens when Donald Trump calls you crazy… Plus, Indonesian food in Amsterdam, foul play at Wrigley field, pumpkin lies, and more!


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Foul Play at Wrigley Field, and a Drink You'll Love to Hate

A History Lesson With Booze ®

On October 14th, 2003 one of the most infamous errors in baseball history took place. And it wasn't made by a player.


Jack Garratt Throws an Old School Dinner Party

Soundtrack

Jack Garratt's mix of electronica, pop and soul won him the BBC's "Sound of 2016" Poll and a Brits "Critics' Choice" Award. To put things in context, the last folks to do that were Sam Smith and Adele. He mixes up a party playlist perfect for a throwback dinner party, featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and more.


A Closer Look at Seth Meyers

Guest of Honor

Seth Meyers spent a decade at "Saturday Night Live," eventually becoming that show's head writer and the anchor of its satirical news segment "Weekend Update." He left the show in February 2014 to take the helm at "Late Night" on NBC, a spot made famous by David Letterman. He explains his favorite part of his job, what it’s like to have “beef” with Donald Trump, and why he’s the ultimate indoorsman.


Phoebe Robinson Explains How Not To Be 'The Black Friend'

Eavesdropping

Comedian Phoebe Robinson hosts the podcasts "Sooo Many White Guys" and "2 Dope Queens" - alongside Daily Show alum Jessica Williams. In an excerpt from her audiobook, which can be heard above, Phoebe gives a tongue-in-cheek guide to avoid tokenism, including not taking on the role arbiter of cool.


Maureen Dowd's Tactful Take on Trolls, Trump and Etiquette

Etiquette

Each week you send us your questions about how to behave, and here to solve all of your problems this week, is Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. The New York Times columnist explains how she looks at both presidential candidates with a critical lens before trying to solve our listeners debate party problems and more.


A Taste of Indonesian Cuisine With Dutch Flair

Main Course

Every year or so, Rico travels to Amsterdam and always make a point to eat an unholy amount of Indonesian food. When he was there just a few weeks back, he invited along Vicky Hampton to explain why. Learn how the Southeast Asian fare made its way over to the Netherlands, and how the Dutch turned it into a pig-out called a "rijstaffel."


Eric Andre Shares His 3 Favorite Awkward Interviews

Guest List

We've got a brand-new "Guest List," in which an interesting person lists some interesting things. This time around the guest is comedian Eric Andre, host of "The Eric Andre Show." Eric to lists a few disastrous interviews that served as "inspirations" for him to purposefully create one of the worst talk shows ever.