Jason Segel on David Foster Wallace, Our American Character

Jason Segel gained fame on comedy shows like the beloved "Freaks and Geeks" and "How I Met Your Mother" and cut his teeth writing and starring in films like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "The Muppets" reboot. In his latest film, he stars as the late author David Foster Wallace in "The End of the Tour" and talks to Rico about tackling "Infinite Jest,"disillusionment in American materialism... and Snapchatting selfies.

Diablo Cody’s Whitesnake Mistake and Rock Star Advice

"Juno" writer and "United States of Tara" creator Diablo Cody returns to the big screen with her new film, "Ricki and the Flash." It stars Meryl Streep as a burned out rock musician and it hits theaters this Friday, August 7th. The screenwriter riffs on a hair metal snafu with Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme's musical standards, and "curb sneakers."

Joe Manganiello – ‘Fresh Prints’

The "Magic Mike XXL" star tells a snowy icebreaker with the perfect '90s sitcom reference before answering a few listener questions in our etiquette segment.

The Triumphs and Tragedies of Nina Simone Through the Lens of Liz Garbus

Nina Simone, known as the "high priestess of soul," has returned to the zeitgeist recently and is the subject of a new documentary released this week on Netflix -- the first they've ever commissioned -- called "What Happened, Misss Simone?" The film's director, Liz Garbus, talks with Brendan about the singer's brilliant musical talent, her struggle with bipolar disorder, and her passion for the civil rights movement.

Joe Manganiello Strips Away Stereotypes, Bad Etiquette

Joe Manganiello won legions of fans playing Alcide, a werewolf in the smash HBO series "True Blood." He also plays (ahem) Big Dick Richie, one of the tribe of male strippers whose lives were portrayed with a surprising sweetness and intelligence in the hit film "Magic Mike." Joe reprises the role in the new sequel, "Magic Mike XXL." He gives us an in-depth look at the world of male strippers, then advises our listeners on horrible nicknames, breakfast birthday bashes and open-shirt policies.