The Madeleine Brand Show

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

Dinner Party Download: Aussie spider invasion and Barbie's birthday

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Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano of The Dinner Party Download are back to provide smart and witty conversation fodder for our weekend dinner parties.

Today on the show: A nightmare Down Under. The small town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia has been overrun with creepy, creepy spider webs.

Plus, happy birthday Barbie! Born on this date in 1959, the popular and ubiquitous doll is based on a German doll named "Bild Lili," which Mattel later bought the rights to.

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