This week: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth explores masks and the mind… We grill star chef Bobby Flay on etiquette… Food writer Michael Pollan says we are because we cook…Molly Ringwald sets a new standard for musical standards… Jane Fonda’s headbands & home videos inspire a health-crazed cocktail… And Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” strikes it rich – as a four year old. Plus, Rachel Kushner’s hot new novel, part-time chickens, and a cowpoke joke.
Elliot Bergman who, along with his sister Natalie, makes music as Wild Belle, tells us a fitting joke…about wild bells.
Reyhan Harmanci, Deputy Editor of the new food & culture magazine Modern Farmer, explains how to have all the fun of a chicken coop - but pay a little less scratch.
Jane Fonda blazed a trail for leg-warmer-wearers everywhere with the release of her first workout video tape in 1982. It went on to sell millions of copies, which spiked VCR sales, and helped grow the fitness industry nationwide. While you certainly shouldn’t drink alcohol while exercising, here’s a custom (healthy!) concoction for your post-workout wind-down.
Molly Ringwald is best-known for her leading roles in classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink” - but the actress-turned-author has now added another line to her résumé: jazz singer. Her debut album Except Sometimes is a collection of jazz and pop standards. She tells us about it, and about a few newer songs that should be enshrined in the songbook.
We grill celebrity chef, restauranteur, and star of cooking/reality shows Bobby Flay with listener questions - and see how well he takes the heat.
On the History Channel series American Pickers, Mike Wolfe travels the country digging up unbelievable (and undervalued) collectibles. He tells us about the first time he hit a goldmine.
The Flamethrowers, a new novel from Rachel Kushner, might be a bit difficult to parse in casual party chit-chat. Luckily, the author sat down with Brendan to talk it out, so you’ll be the savviest person in the room.
Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth chats with Rico about identity crises and unanswerable questions, then dissects our brains.
The famed food writer talks about baking anxiety, the dark side of cheese, and crackerjacks - and why we are because we cook.
Get the party started with a new Daft Punk track.
All the music used in this episode.