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.
||Clean269: Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newman||Encore Broadcast: Comedy legend Mel Brooks reanimates “Young Frankenstein” then offers priceless etiquette advice (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable ...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Thank You Show||The title says it all, folks. Thanks for lending us your ears, ideas, laughs, taste buds, pun tolerance, and everything else! We’re blessed to have you attending our party every week, and so we fig...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean399: Tig Notaro, Jon Batiste, and Real American Food||Tig Notaro brings her life to TV… The Late Show’s Jon Batiste makes a case for a surprise at every dinner party… Chef Sean Sherman re-imagines indigenous American cuisine… Director Yorgos Lathimos ...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean398: Abbi Jacobson, Whitney Cummings, and More Wonder Women||Actor Abbi Jacobson remembers her past recycling bottles for spare change… Comedian Whitney Cummings talks about being polite when you’re codependent… Drummer Patty Schemel makes a case for why dru...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeakeasy Special: DPD News and Comic Relief with Whitney Cummings||Thought you were getting an encore broadcast? Surprise! It’s actually an all-new Speakeasy! First: Lots of news in the DPD universe including a big announcement about the future of the show. Up nex...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean397: Willem Dafoe, Depeche Mode, Carla Hall Shares Her Grandmother’s Cornbread Recipe||Actor Willem Dafoe explains what he learns from screen newbies… Electro band Depeche Mode on how travel has made their music more socially conscious… A former Obama speechwriter convinces us that f...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDouble Take: Joel Kim Booster Reflects on the Evolution of His Career… and His Pony Stylist Dreams||(Heads up: This week’s episode features adult humor. It is not suitable for young listeners.) We’ve got something entirely new for you today… introducing “Double Take”! A new podcast-only goody whe...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean396: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve, Brendan and Tobin Low Take Manhattan||While Rico’s away, Brendan plays hooky with special guest co-host Tobin Low, of WNYC’s Nancy (but don’t tell Rico!) Also: Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve worries about the pressure in making the sequel ...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean395: Shania Twain, Sterling K. Brown, Cheese Tea||Shania Twain explains how a vegetarian can survive a country bbq… Musician Emily Haines challenges you to pick difficult music for your dinner party… Erin McCann makes a case for the mosquito emoji...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDinner For One: Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’) Enjoys Crying as Much as You Do||We’re back with a digital treat this week! It’s another installment of our almost-unedited “Dinner for One” series. This time around, Brendan chats with “This Is Us” actor and recent Emmy winner St...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeakeasy Special: Depeche Mode, Margaret Cho, Flying Lotus||Folks! Instead of reheating an encore episode, we’ve carefully baked a brand-new Speakeasy soufflé for you! In this episode: Margaret Cho tells morbid tales of graveyards, murder, and (gasp!) Norma...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean394: Margaret Cho, Michael McDonald, And We Cover Your Kvass||Comedian Margaret Cho lets listeners know when it’s OK to ask Asian-Americans where they’re from (Hint: never)… “Strong Island” documentarian Yance Ford re-examines his brother’s murder – and his f...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean393: Jesmyn Ward, Matt Berninger, and Future Islands’ Pet-Friendly Playlist||Author Jesmyn Ward admits to some guilty pleasures… The threesome behind Future Islands DJs the ultimate “grill and chill” playlist – pets allowed… Director Theo Anthony remembers what it’s like to...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean392: Lake Bell, Ted Leo, and Not Dumplings||Actor-director Lake Bell turns her lens on marriage — the good, the bad, and the ugly… Author Jenny Zhang suggests a few super “sour” bites of culture… Punk Rocker Ted Leo brings us tunes that’ll m...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dinner Party Sandbox Series: Below-the-Line TV Special||Just in time for the Emmys, it’s a special episode all about TV’s unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes! The costume whiz behind “The Handmaid’s Tale” reflects on fashioning the series’ iconic headpiece...||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dinner Party Sandbox Series: Listener Letters||We know you’ve been thinking, “What’s with all the reruns, DPD?” Well, a few of us have been taking a little time off this summer to recharge our batteries. Rest assured we’re hard at work on all-n...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean384: Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Mac DeMarco||Encore Broadcast: The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker… “I Love Dick” actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean391: The 2017 All-Icebreaker Episode||It’s time for a cavalcade of icebreaker jokes! We’ve gathered a year’s worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient listening experience. Brace yourselves for awesomely lame one-liners, kno...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean374: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ottessa Moshfegh, Beer Porridge||Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in “Moana,” and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping… “Nerdette” co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean390: Flying Lotus, Kyle Mooney, Teju Cole, And a Chill Playlist to Beat the Heat||“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kyle Mooney takes on some first world problems… Writer and photographer Teju Cole explains how he tried to be gangsta in his new book… Flying Lotus chats with us a...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean389: Alan Alda, Mitski, and a $12 Million Card Trick||Alan Alda offers up etiquette advice (including when it’s OK to punch someone)… comedy duo the Lucas Brothers show us how to cheat at driver’s tests… rocker Mitski provides a party playlist for peo...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeakeasy Special: Vinyls, Tyson(s) and Bears!||Surprise! Instead of serving up delicious leftovers (i.e. a rerun), we’ve got a fresh-out-of-the-oven Speakeasy special! This time around, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Albert Einstein could not...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean388: Alison Brie GLOWs, Samin Nosrat on acid, & more||How Alison Brie body-slammed her way to a role in “GLOW”… Cook and author Samin Nosrat explains why Iranians are the best hosts ever… Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack — and great gravy… Gian...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLook Up and Listen!||Neil deGrasse Tyson, Feist, Fleet Foxes, a talking wolf named Nick Offerman, and more join us on an audio odyssey designed to reacquaint you with the wonders of nature! Hosts Brendan and Rico — two...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDinner for One: Giancarlo Esposito, Master Character Actor… and One-Time Aspiring Reiki Master||This week, instead of a rerun, we’re serving up a Dinner for One special with one of the most celebrated character actors ever — Giancarlo Esposito. Known for roles in “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call ...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean346: Saoirse Ronan, Cameron Diaz, Solomon Georgio||Encore Broadcast: Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan sharpens her skills in Broadway’s Crucible… Actor-and-author Cameron Diaz gives us impeccable advice — for the long haul… A new doc paints a portrait o...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean386: Damon Lindelof, Phoenix, Farewell to Frank Deford||Showrunner supreme Damon Lindelof (“Lost,” “The Leftovers”) hops into Rico’s hot tub time machine, then considers the paradoxes of fandom… The band Phoenix toasts a purring Bryan Ferry, video games...||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDinner for One: Damon Lindelof, Creator of ‘Lost’ and ‘The Leftovers,’ Goes Hot Tubbing With Rico||We’re back with another digital delight! It’s another installment of our almost-unedited “Dinner for One” series. For this mini-episode, Rico chats with former co-worker Damon Lindelof. Yes, it’s t...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean385: Paul Feig, Samantha Irby, Danger Mouse & Sam Cohen||Director Paul Feig tracks your laughs, fights T-shirt tyranny… Producer duo Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen say Vive la “Resistance” (and French party music)… Writer Samantha Irby (of the B**ches Gotta ...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDinner for One: Paul Feig, Champion of Female Friendships… And Walking Sticks||We’re serving up something different today! It’s the second installment of our new “Dinner for One” series — a single, almost-unedited conversation with a luminary in arts and entertainment. This t...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Hits the spot!
This is just what I was searching for- since work consumes the majority of my time- and the people I work with aren't exactly-well rounded- this keeps me up to date and is the kind of dinner party I'd chose to go to! No long intros- and it moves within seconds to to the appetizer- a clean joke in this case, onto to drinks- five different perspectives on what was news this week and then into dinner -additonal topics of interest.
I like this podcast. It's light, fun, entertaining and informative. Please continue.
Short and entertaining
I enjoy the interviews, keep it going!
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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