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Dinner Party Download: Jetpacks, presidential pets, joke contest

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JetPack Man flies through the air and onto the frontstretch to present TMS President Eddie Gossage and SMI Chairman Bruton Smith with the “No Limits” flag that flew on the final Space Shuttle mission with Atlantis prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR

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

On Tap This Week:

We Were Promised Jetpacks...And We're Finally Getting Them!

The Bizarre History of White House Pets
There's a new, second portugese water dog at the White House.  In honor of which here's a list of Presidential pets, including alligators, Calvin Coolidge's pygmy hippo, and an airedale who had his own seat at cabinet meetings.

The Winners of The Endinburgh Fringe Fest Joke Contest
On the DPD we always start our show with a joke people can use to break the ice at dinner parties.  This week the Edinburgh Fringe announced the winners of its annual joke contest, so we'll talk about the winners, and which ones you might use at your next dinner party. 

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