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Recent Episodes

Episode 224: The 2013 All-Movie Episode

This week, it's a special ALL MOVIE EPISODE! Starring Oscar-nominees Michelle Williams and David O. Russell ... Also: Laura Dern re-examines David Lynch's brain(s) ... "Hunger Games" make-up artist Ve Neill lists a few fave transformations ... Spike Lee plays matchmaker ... Steven Spielberg incites a teenage riot ... Dick Cavett teaches us "how to Hitchcock" ... David Alan Grier gives "two snaps up" to listeners' questions ... And we toast the biggest premiere in movie history.

Episode 224: The 2013 All-Movie Episode

This week it's a special ALL MOVIE EPISODE! Starring Oscar-nominees Michelle Williams and David O. Russell... Also: Laura Dern re-examines David Lynch's brain(s)... "Hunger Games" make-up artist Ve Neill lists a few fave transformations...Spike Lee plays matchmaker... Steven Spielberg incites a teenage riot... Dick Cavett teaches us "how to Hitchcock"... David Alan Grier gives "two snaps up" to listeners' questions... And we toast the biggest premiere in movie history.

Episode 223: Bob Odenkirk, Linda Thompson, and Peaches Teaches

This week: Bob Odenkirk, comedy polymath & "Breaking Bad" breakout star, talks sketch and Saul. ... Pop provacateur Peaches strips down etiquette... Folk-rock icon Linda thompson plays party DJ ... Small island, big library ... & food writer Nigel slater recalls pre-parm Britain ... Behind the scenes with Johnny Carson ... Leafy green humor ... And a flood of beer was not as fun as it sounds.

Episode 223: Bob Odenkirk, Linda Thompson, and Peaches Teaches

This week: Bob Odenkirk, comedy polymath & "Breaking Bad" breakout star, talks sketch and Saul... ... Pop provacateur Peaches strips down etiquette... Folk-rock icon Linda thompson plays party DJ ... Small island, big library ... Food writer Nigel slater recalls pre-parm Britain ... Behind the scenes with Johnny Carson ... Leafy green humor ... And a flood of beer was not as fun as it sounds.

Episode 222: Dane DeHaan, Anna Calvi, and Modernist History

This week: Dane DeHaan is a water sap … David Bowie inspires Anna Calvi’s on-stage fashion … When etiquette meets home repair … The Italian couple who defined late 20th Century style … David Picker does an unusual Hollywood deal … Little Richard throws stardom in the ocean … Using pronouns confidently in the workplace or cave … The “soul food” of Asia … A green, felt-covered icebreaker … And Bill Callahan “Sings” us home.

Episode 222: Dane DeHaan, Anna Calvi, and the Modernist Maestro

This week: "Kill Your Darlings" star Dane DeHaan catches the Beats... Operatic indie rocker Anna Calvi DJs your next soiree... the Posts return with etiquette advice smokers will love... We're schooled in design by the man who defined late 20th Century style... Old-school Hollywood honcho David Picker acts out for Woody Allen... Little Richard throws stardom into the sea... Scientific proof that there's no "I" in team leaders... and Brendan samples "the soul food of Asia." Plus: Bill Callahan Sings us home.