We're back with another digital delight! It's another installment of our almost-unedited "Dinner for One" series. For this mini-episode, Rico chats with former co-worker Damon Lindelof. Yes, it's true! Listen as he and Damon reminisce about their days working together on MTV's "Undressed" as writers (of many hot tub scenes). Damon also reflects on how his days as a young "Encyclopedia Brown" fan shaped his storytelling style and his love of interpretive endings. Plus, he talks about interacting with fandoms and ponders if "Lost" maybe answered too many questions.
Director Paul Feig tracks your laughs, fights T-shirt tyranny... Producer duo Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen say Vive la "Resistance" (and French party music)... Writer Samantha Irby (of the B**ches Gotta Eat blog) fakes her way into pregnant yoga... Burlesque meets baseball (meets cocktail!)... And the Posts lead us into the 'gaping maw' of yawning etiquette. Plus: migrating trees, Zacatecan cuisine, and love from Phoenix.
We're serving up something different on the feed today. It's the second installment of our new "Dinner for One" series -- a single, almost unedited conversation with a luminary in arts and entertainment. This time around, Brendan talks with writer, director, and producer extraordinaire Paul Feig. Listen as the two examine how "Bridesmaids" led to more creative freedom when writing women characters, why Melissa McCarthy's rage as Sean Spicer is so funny, and more. Plus, he and Brendan bond over style and Paul explains why "comfort is a state of mind." Cheers!
The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker... "I Love Dick" actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world... Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ's his Italian family dinner... A visit to a vegan butcher... Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a cocktail tribute to VHS tapes and Jane Fonda, how to look like leadership material, and a new track from alternative hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces!
Surprise! It's an all-new Speakeasy Special -- a bonus mid-week treat filled with unheard bits and bobs from our interviews. Listen as "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch flexes his improv muscle and invents an entire fictional food chain (with a signature drink!) in less than 60 seconds. Then, get a mint condition etiquette answer from singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, before settling in with a thoughtful discussion with author and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God about why Twitter isn't the greatest place for constructive conversation. Plus, Rico shares a not-so-hot "Star Wars" investment tip and more.
Encore Broadcast: Peter Capaldi -- star of the beloved sci-fi series "Dr. Who" -- brings etiquette advice via TARDIS... Funnyman Paul Scheer revels in terrible movies, pseudo-reality... Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores how the tech boom and gentrification have remade San Francisco, her hometown... Dance-pop star Shamir works it, while working retail, and whips up a party soundtrack... We connect the dots in the history of Twister -- a game once derided as "sex in a box"... and more!
We're putting on our own music festival with a special "ALL-MUSIC EPISODE"! You'll hear sets from our favorite artists: Run the Jewels, Alice Cooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Punk legend Viv Albertine, Perfume Genius, folk musician Joan Shelley, Tony Bennett, and more. Plus Kristen Bell singing the praises of her favorite Disney movie (no, it's not "Frozen"), a story about the mostly unknown FIFTH Beatle, and a "Sublime" wedding proposal. Best of all, you don't even have to leave your house to experience this festival (except we will charge 10 dollars for a bottle of water.)
Radio kingpin Charlamagne tha God explains the concept behind his new book, "Black Privilege," and reminds us manners will take you where money won't... Oscar-winning screenwriter and director John Ridley looks back at the L.A. riots 25 years later... Rico takes a trip to Lawry's to check in on the Prime Rib renaissance... and we learn about the delightful world of New York Times obituary writers. Plus, Feist gives us a cozy wintry playlist and more.
"Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch gets silly and waxes poetic on his days as a Dungeons & Dragons wizard… "Dear White People" creator Justin Simien tells us how to deal with a Northerner who says y'all… Two-fifths of Cold War Kids mix a sentimental playlist… and author Elena Passarello introduces us to Mozart's favorite pet. Plus, Thomas Jefferson saves the Library of Congress, a forgotten pioneer of American cuisine, and "coffin liquor."
Give Tuesday a fun boost with this Speakeasy Special! This episode covers it all: Nerds, Steve Inskeep jokes, pizza crust etiquette... need we say more? First up, you'll get a previously unaired slice from our interview with Gillian Jacobs. Then, hear a full dose of etiquette from our South by Southwest show with "Saturday Night Live" star Sasheer Zamata. Rico reminisces about the era when being a nerd wasn't cool (pantsing and wedgies are discussed). Plus, "T2 Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle explains why he can't get enough of the Young Fathers song "Only God Knows."