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.
||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 (m...||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’ ...||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 celebra...||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… “Gilmo...||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”… Journal...||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 Book...||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 le...||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” ...||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 a...||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 Robinso...||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...||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”) re...||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 St...||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 Nic...||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 ultim...||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 an...||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 tal...||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 ...||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 ...||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 — ...||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 d...||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 ...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 339: Viola Davis, Alan Cumming, Dave Navarro||Encore Broadcast: Actor Viola Davis — star of the ABC hit show “How to Get Away with Murder” — waxes poetic on the wonders of Vaseline… Broadway star Alan Cumming gives us an etiquette lesson an...||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 351: Anna Kendrick, D.A. Pennebaker, Fantastic Negrito||“Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick answers your etiquette questions (and threatens to eat your family)… Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker celebrates both sides of Bob Dylan… Comedian Aparna ...||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 350: Rashida Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Tegan and Sara||Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones — one of the forces behind TV’s police farce “Angie Tribeca”– comes bearing wisdom for ‘overdogs’… Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential… Pop sensations Tegan and...||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeakeasy Special: Sam Heughan, Dick Cavett, Saoirse Ronan, Opus Moreschi||It’s an all-new episode of our off-the-cuff Speakeasy podcast! “Outlander” star Sam Heughan has a failsafe way to look buff (hint: tiny clothing)… Dick Cavett reveals his hidden talent and has a...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 349: Barney Frank, Anna Chlumsky, Hailu Mergia||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-(handed) progre...||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 307: Alison Bechdel, Chuck Palahniuk, Colleen||Encore Broadcast: Alison Bechdel — whose graphic memoir “Fun Home” is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical — tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage… “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahn...||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 328: Ian McKellen, Cindy Crawford, Wine Crime||Encore Broadcast: Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars… supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python...||6/3/2016||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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