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The Dinner Party: A cheetah's best friend, Jack Paar, and Trader Joe's

by Take Two®

In this Nov. 29, 2012 photo, Shiley, a male cheetah 3-and-a-half-years-old, and Yeti, a female Anatolian shepherd who serves as Shiley's partner, take a break outside the elephant enclosure during a walk through Safari Park, in Escondido, Calif. Although the dogs and cats live together, they are not always with one another. Dogs have play dates with other dogs and humans, and they eat separately from the cheetahs. Lenny Ignelzi/AP

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.

On today's show the guys tell us about how some zookeepers are pairing up their captive cheetahs with dogs to helps calm their scaredy-cat tendencies. Then, this week in history back in 1960, host Jack Paar walked off the Tonight Show set after finding out that NBC censored one of his jokes. We'll take a look back at that piece of TV history. Last, which name-brand items are lurking underneath Trader Joe's labels.

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