Dinner for One: Giancarlo Esposito, Master Character Actor… and One-Time Aspiring Reiki Master

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This week, instead of a rerun, we’re serving up a Dinner for One special with one of the most celebrated character actors ever — Giancarlo Esposito. Known for roles in “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” “Do the Right Thing,” “The Get Down,” and more, Rico talks to Giancarlo about his carefully crafted acting method and what it’s like to develop characters like the quietly murderous drug kingpin Gus Fring. Plus, we find out about his childhood dreams of becoming a Reiki master, how the Brooklyn set of “Do the Right Thing” was different from any other experience he’d had, and how personal energy factors into his creative process.

But that’s not all! We also serve up a few appetizers, too. Get a little taste of next week’s “Look Up and Listen!” hour-long audio spectacular and a sneak peek at our chat with “Glow” and “Mad Men” actress Alison Brie, who makes us question the existence of giraffes. It’ll make sense when you listen, we promise.