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Important news about the future of The Dinner Party Download

A quick note from Brendan and Rico.

Dear friends!

Alas, like all good dinner parties, our party must come to an end. After ten years as a pioneering podcast and six years as a public radio weekend show, on December 1st, we are parting ways with American Public Media.

Seriously, we’re out of wine, and these dishes aren’t going to clean themselves. December 1st will be our last broadcast. However, audio fans, fear not: details about Brendan and Rico’s podcast future are forthcoming! Head to www.brunchishell.com to sign up for more info.

It’s been a joy hosting this party together! We’ve talked to the world’s most creative people, hosted sold-out shows around the country, tricked countless chefs into feeding us for free… and most importantly we’ve had a chance to hear from and interact with all you longtime fans, who have made making this show truly one of the most amazing experiences of our lives.

But a threat looms on the horizon that we can no longer ignore. It’s the scourge of brunch! Not merely a forum for over-priced eggs, but a leisure-time-squandering hellscape embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life. To battle it, we’ve written a book called “BRUNCH IS HELL: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party.” It comes out December 5th from Little Brown, and is available for preorder NOW wherever books are sold (for instance, here).

Again, head to www.brunchishell.com to sign up for more info about the book, and to see if we’ll be in your town promoting it.

Like any dinner party, it’s the guests who make it work. We are beyond grateful for your support over the years and hope you join us on our next adventure.

In the meantime, we have plenty of great DPD episodes in store for you over the next few weeks, including a LIVE dinner party at the Moore Theater in Seattle on November 16th (tickets available here). We’re calling it ‘The Last Supper.’

Until then!

Brendan and Rico