The Dinner Party Download
By American Public Media
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Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke; bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe; meet artists of note; have your burning etiquette questions answered; savor an emerging food trend; and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
||Clean371: Ava DuVernay, Steve Jones, Pancake Cheesesteak||Ava DuVernay unpacks the issues at play in her searing documentary, “13th,” then reveals the cheeseball ’80s movie that’s her true fave… Legendary Sex Pistol Steve Jones tells you when it’s OK to s...||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean370: Mike Mills, Weyes Blood, the Crazy Cat Behind ‘Krazy Kat’||Filmmaker Mike Mills celebrates his mom and other “20th Century Women”… Multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood takes us to the opera (inside her tiny apartment)… The Posts bring et...||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of 2016: Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro, Jamila Woods||We look back at our favorite moments of 2016! Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro professes his love for insects and imperfections… Actor Saoirse Ronan pronounces Brendan’s name correctly… Mya Taylor (sta...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 2016 Holiday Special: Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward, Alton Brown, Nick Offerman||Zooey Deschanel and M Ward of the band She & Him suggest some holiday music deep cuts, for the sun and the snow… Alton Brown waxes poetic about eggnog, before serving up etiquette advice… “Parks an...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean367: Barry Jenkins, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lucy Dacus||Filmmaker Barry Jenkins finds magic in “Moonlight”…Actor Gael Garcia Bernal waxes poetic about art and “Neruda”…U.K. wit Caitlin Moran proposes steam baths for politicians and onesies FOR ALL… Folk...||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeakeasy Special: Anthony Bourdain, Jamila Woods, Rick Astley||Ta-da! It’s an all-new episode of our impromptu Speakeasy podcasts. This time, Rico and Brendan reflect on their recent trip to Cuba (be sure to check out photos here). Plus, you’ll hear a few bonu...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDPD Holiday Special Special: Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Fran Lebowitz, Macklemore||It’s one of our favorite (holiday) episodes: Hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels riffs on his mega-hit “Christmas in Hollis”… TV’s “Naked Chef” Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday ...||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean366: Anthony Bourdain, Mackenzie Davis, Kurt Wagner||Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment… Breakout actor Mackenzie Davis (TV’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” the new film “Always Shine”) opts for reality over (mani...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 2016 All-Food Show||It’s a week of feasting, which means it’s time for our special All-Food Show! Star chef Roy Choi reinvents fast food, in the heart of Watts… Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids’ lun...||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 354: Kristen Bell, Sharon Jones, Junius Meyvant||Encore Broadcast: We revisit our conversation with the late great soul singer Sharon Jones… “Bad Moms” star Kristen Bell entertains our emoji etiquette questions… Comedian Josh Gondelman celebrates...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean364: Davy Rothbart, Annabelle Gurwitch, Gustavo Arellano, Demi Adejuyigbe||This week, it’s a special podcast episode taped LIVE at the Now Hear This podcast festival! Davy Rothbart, host of the acclaimed “Found” podcast, tells us about heart-warming root canals… “Gilmore ...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean363: Nick Offerman, Emily Witt, Rick Astley||“Parks and Rec” alum Nick Offerman carves out his own niche, solves problems with bear hugs… Singer and godfather-of-memes Rick Astley lists some alternatives to his beloved “Rick-roll”… Journalist...||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean362: The 2016 All-Book Episode||It’s a very special all-book show! Featuring etiquette tips from “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert… A lesson on tribal society with “The Perfect Storm” writer Sebastian Junger… Man Booker ...||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean349: Barney Frank, Anna Chlumsky, Hailu Mergia||Encore Broadcast: This week, it’s a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a D.C.-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-...||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean361: Kelly Reichardt, Kevin Hart, Chris Thile||Critically-acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt chats about her new film “Certain Women”… The hilarious Kevin Hart brings his kids to work… Grammy-winner and newly-minted “Prairie Home Companion” hos...||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean360: Rebecca Hall, Jane Lynch, How To Dress Well||Actor Rebecca Hall – star of the new film “Christine” – demonstrates her range (from Shakespeare to Bjork!)… The always gleeful Jane Lynch brings an alter ego to therapy and gives us etiquette advi...||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean359: Seth Meyers, Maureen Dowd, Eric Andre, Phoebe Robinson||Seth Meyers dishes about working his “Late Night” gig (and not about “Saturday Night Live!”)… Pretend talk show host Eric Andre lists his favorite train wreck interviews… Comedian Phoebe Robinson t...||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate Party Download “InstaPod!” Feat. Maureen Dowd||Surprise! It’s our first-ever extra-special-InstaPod! Normally, we help you win your dinner parties, but today we’re going to help you win your DEBATE party. We chatted with New York Times Op-Ed co...||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 343: The ALL-TV Episode||Encore Broadcast: It’s a special “ALL-TV” Episode, featuring big talent from the small screen! Ellie Kemper of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” smiles into the void… T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) recom...||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 358: America Ferrera, Norm Macdonald, Dinosaur Jr.||“Ugly Betty” and “Superstore” star America Ferrera explains the “super” part of superstores… Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us etiquette advice and reveals why his new memoir, “Based on a True Story...||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 357: Guillermo del Toro, Dave Barry, Jamila Woods||Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) celebrates bugs, monsters, and his FX Series “The Strain”… Comedian Dave Barry gives us etiquette advice and defends Florida… Actor Nicole...||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 356: Craig Robinson, Angel Olsen, and Sake Karaoke||Actor Craig Robinson (“The Office”) shows off his dramatic chops (and his German) in “Morris from America”… Phoebe Waller-Bridge– star of Amazon’s buzzy new series “Fleabag”– pulls off the ultimate...||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 347: Colin Farrell, Maria Bamford, Frankie Cosmos||Encore Broadcast: Movie star Colin Farrell considers his new film, “The Lobster”… Comedian Maria Bamford channels her mother (and her mother’s hairdresser) to give us etiquette advice… Writer and a...||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 355: The 2016 All-Icebreaker Episode||It’s time for our All-Icebreaker extravaganza! We’ve compiled a year’s worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient package. Get your eyes ready to roll with these awesomely bad tiny tales ...||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 326: Allison Janney, Norman Lear, John Mulaney||Encore Broadcast: Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom “Mom,” on the humor in life’s heavy stuff… Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you’ll have to ...||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeakeasy Special: Food Fight with Jim Gaffigan, ‘The Sporkful,’ and ‘Nerdette’||Surprise! It’s an all-new edition of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! This time, you’ll hear a special treat from “The Sporkful”‘s live event at Taste of Chicago: Brendan and Rico square off aga...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 342: Nicholas Hoult, Tatiana Maslany, Duncan Sheik||Encore Broadcast: “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany plays clones, twins, and Ying Yang Twins… Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” the new “Kill Your Friends”) revels in a bit of depravity — and...||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 353: Jim Gaffigan, Emma Cline, Anna Meredith||Comedian Jim Gaffigan advises you to pack your kids’ lunch with pub fare… Novelist Emma Cline discusses the cult of her hit first novel… acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith DJs your next dinn...||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 352: Shiri Appleby, Jessi Klein, Wyatt Cenac||Actor Shiri Appleby, of the Peabody award-winning TV show “UnREAL,” directs herself playing the part of a producer (don’t worry, we’re confused too!)… Jessi Klein, Executive Producer of “Inside Amy...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
perfect 15 minutes on the subway
Great, witty, public radio show that really speaks to a younger (dare I say hipper) crowd, with music, food, news, and culture all in an easily digestible chunk.
Sharp, witty, timely, fun
Be the envy of your dinner party guests and companions! Slay your enemies with timely news tidbits and bon mots about hip new bands! Dinner Party Download is great because it is short, sweet, concise, timely and funny. Each week the hosts give you an update on key news talking points, interview an interesting artist or musician and provide you with a drink recipe and/or icebreaker joke that you can use to charm the pants off of your key social targets. Relaxed, yet urbane and charming. Have I used enough adjectives yet? Check it out.
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- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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