Brand & Martínez

Brand & Martínez is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand & A Martínez

The Dinner Party; peanut butter cups in Japan and Benny Goodman

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Benny Goodman, also known as the "King of Swing." He's credited with starting the swing craze with his 3 week engagement at the Palomar Ballroom, in Los Angeles August 1935

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, hosts of The Dinner Party, join A Martinez to discuss the hot conversation starters for the weekend.

On tap this week, Japan finally gets their hands on Reese's peanut butter cups, edible packaging and looking back in history to the birth of the swing music craze.

The Dinner Party airs Sundays on KPCC at 3 p.m.

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