The Dinner Party Download

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Recent Episodes

366: 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 (manic pixie) dreams… Kurt Wagner, frontman of Nashville band Lambchop, turns back the clock with his party soundtrack…Iconic silver screen rebel Toshiro Mifune gets a […]

The 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’ lunch with pub fare… Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner for TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” thanks her Dad for drive-thru laughs…Marlon Brando […]

364: 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 Guys” co-host Demi Adejuyigbe tries to convert Brendan and Rico into, well, “Gilmore Guys”… The OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano pushes buttons left and right… […]

363: 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 Emily Witt ponders sex and love in the 21st century… And “Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj makes a lofty proposal! Plus: drooling drummers, a cold war […]