Madeleine Brand finds out the latest conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, the hosts of KPCC's "Dinner Party."
Did you know solo synchronized swimming used to be a sport? Rico and Brendan fill you in on Olympic sports of the past. Rope climbing was an Olympic sport from 1896-1932. Also pigeon shooting. Yes, real birds were once shot from the skies! At the Olympics!
Another fun fact to share at your dinner party this weekend: 153 years ago this week the first patent was issued for the escalator.
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, host "The Dinner Party."