This week: “Chappie” star Dev Patel on acting alongside robots and Dames… Dave Barry brings a machete to our etiquette segment… Author Tania James sees life (and loss) through the eyes of a child elephant… Singer Lady Lamb makes a playlist for us, and for her best friend Shervin…”The Cat in the Hat” trumps Dick and Jane… Suggestions from a “mustard sommelier”… We meet “The Wrecking Crew” — the session musicians behind hundreds of ’60s/’70s hits… And more!
"Chappie" and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" star Dev Patel attempts to torpedo his own career with a terrible joke.
Luke Burbank hosts the radio show "T-B-T-L" and, it happens, bears annual witness to one of America's strangest naval feats... a NO-motor boat race.
One of the classics of literature... began with a random list of words.
Maine multi-instrumentalist Lady Lamb creates an eclectic party soundtrack for us... and for her best friend, Shervin.
"Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel is having a(nother) moment with the sci-fi film "Chappie." He ponders a world full of machines... and tells us why Dame Maggie Smith is LIKE one.
French mustard brand Maille opened up a store in Manhattan recently. They sell dozens of mustard varieties there, and to help people decide what to pair them with, they hired "mustard sommelier" Pierrette Huttner.
Indian-American novelist Tania James has won acclaim for fiction that spans continents and takes bold leaps. She shares an excerpt of her new novel, told from the perspective of an elephant, in crisis.
Since winning a Pulitzer Prize for his humor writing, Dave Barry has busied himself with writing bestselling novels, literary collaborations, and essay collections. His latest is called "Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings." We asked him to shower our listeners with excellent advice. He gave us...machetes.
If you're like most folks, you've heard "The Wrecking Crew," but you haven't heard OF them. Brendan gets the skinny on these unsung session musicians, who played on hundreds of pop hits in the '60s. They're the subject of a new documentary, out next week in theaters.
Courtney Barnett lives in Australia, writes killer songs, and has new album coming out this month. Here's a track from it called "Pedestrian at Best." It’s much better than that.