The Madeleine Brand Show for September 7, 2011

Beard taxes and Libyan rebels from UCLA: Dinner Party Download

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Two bearded men pose ahead of the 26th International Alpine Beard Competition on August 21, 2011 in Chur, Switzerland.

This week Brenden Francis Newnam, one half of the Dinner Party Download duo, joins us with some conversation starters. He tells us about a UCLA student who used the last of his summer break to join the rebels in Libya. Brendan takes us back to a time in Russian history when beards were taxed and he explains why other countries still think America is number one when it comes to cool.

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