The food savant opines about leftover distribution, white velvet suit maintenance, and the breadth of the human experience. (OK, as it relates to cooking.)
Emily Witt Takes a Closer (and Personal) Look at Dating in the Modern World
When the investigative journalist was 30, she found herself single and questioning whether she'd soon find love. So she decided to explore the modern state of sexual relationships in her latest book, “Future Sex.” It details her experiences dating online, on the set of a porn shoot, embedded with a polyamorous couple, and beyond.
Nick Offerman’s Key Advice: ‘Hug Before Punch’
Each week you send in your questions about how to behave, and here to answer them this week with a bit of gruff wisdom is "Parks and Recreation" actor and comedian Nick Offerman. After chatting with Rico and Brendan about his new book and his woodworking passion, he stuck around to tell handle our listeners' grilling quandaries and whiskey woes.
The Posts Teach You How to Take a Compliment
Often we ask totally unqualified celebrities to answer etiquette questions, but this time around, we've called in etiquette reinforcements. Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning are the great-great-grandkids of Emily Post and our all-around protectors of politeness. They are co-authors of "Emily Post's Etiquette: The 18th Edition." You can also catch them hosting the podcast "Awesome Etiquette." We mined their expertise to help our listeners with the back-seat Uber driver quandaries, proposal problems, and more.
Maureen Dowd’s Tactful Take on Trolls, Trump and Etiquette
Each week you send us your questions about how to behave, and here to solve all of your problems this week, is Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. The New York Times columnist explains how she looks at both presidential candidates with a critical lens before trying to solve our listeners debate party problems and more.
Phoebe Robinson Explains How Not To Be ‘The Black Friend’
Comedian Phoebe Robinson hosts the podcasts "Sooo Many White Guys" and "2 Dope Queens" - alongside Daily Show alum Jessica Williams. In an excerpt from her audiobook, which can be heard above, Phoebe gives a tongue-in-cheek guide to avoid tokenism, including not taking on the role arbiter of cool.
Mara Wilson Confronts the Hereafter
As a tiny kid with a huge smile, Mara Wilson starred in films like "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Matilda." Now 29, she's traded acting for writing in outlets like McSweeney's. And her latest work is a memoir called, "Where Am I Now." She shares an excerpt that sheds light on what it's like to grow up obsessed with death.
Mark Greif Lays Out his Case Against Everything
Author, educator, and cultural critic Mark Greif is co-founder of the journal n+1, and his new book is a collection of essays, wherein he critiques foodies, talks about the death of the hipster, and has no less than three pieces on the meaning of life.
Tipping Tips and the Etiquette of Party Trash with Lizzie Post and Daniel Post-Senning
Each week you send in your questions about how to behave and often we post them to totally unqualified famous people, but this time we're calling in the pros: Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. This time around, they school us on the art of catching up before advising our listeners on hotel housekeeping gratitude, self-checkout slowpokes, and more.
BONUS: Family Tensions Boil Over in Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Latest Tale
In July, author Nicole Dennis-Benn stopped by to share an excerpt from her debut novel "Here Comes The Sun," which explored themes of identity, sexuality, and what people risk by being out in Jamaica. While she was in our studio, the author shared another riveting tale from the book.