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Dinner Party Download: Iran's couch rebels, baseball poetry and children's toys




An Iranian youth browses a political blog at an internet cafe in the city of Hamadan.
An Iranian youth browses a political blog at an internet cafe in the city of Hamadan.
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A baseball inspired poem from 1888; a TSA inspired security wand for children that goes 'beep'. And joining a revolution from the comfort of your couch. Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano from The Dinner Party Download join us with this week's cultural conversation starters.