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Dinner Party Download
Dinner Party Download is an hour-long celebration of culture, food and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get together. In every episode you'll learn a joke, bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
Friday, June 14, 2013 2:07pmThis week: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us into the heart of darkness and into Paris Hilton's home ... Humorist Jonathan Goldstein takes his dad for a beer of rebellion ... It's the time on the season for a party playlist from The Zombies ... Lidia Bastianich dishes out food etiquette and makes a divine intervention ... Reviving corpses with blood and booze ... Shining the spotlight on back-up singers ... And gin's friend tonic gets a make-over. Plus, screaming pigs, Jackie Chan's new musical, and a Washed Out song that just feels right.
Monday, June 10, 2013 2:07pmThis week: Actress Ellen Page (The East) on saving the planet and playing with dolls ... National Book Award winner Colum McCann takes us on a Transatlantic trip ... Laura Osnes -- Tony-nominated Cinderella on Broadway -- shares her favorite rags-to-riches stories ... Rico stuffs himself with stuffies ... Etiquette advice to make air travel a tiny bit more comfortable ... Hunting for the world's most exotic -- and seductive -- fruits ... And a classy, grassy cocktail for a baseball legend. Plus, a rogue joke, new Faces in music, and the only time The Price is Right can cost you.
Friday, May 31, 2013 2:07pmThis week: Sex writer Dan Savage on cheating and snowboarding... Actress Jessica Walter of Arrested Development plays nice for etiquette... Doo-wop legend Kenny Vance on closing for the Rolling Stones... The director of indie gem The Kings of Summer warms us up for the season... Learn the history of Pac-Man, then gobble up a pizza-themed cocktail... The mutant cro-nut invades NYC... and an Alpine track that's setting the internet ablaze. Plus, life lessons from Karate, apathetic jokes, and tacopedias. Browse with your mouth!
Friday, May 24, 2013 2:07pmThis week: Actress Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer) reveals her secret identity ... Fitz, of The Tantrums, throws us an '80s dance party ... Why Italian pork will be flooding American shores ... Novelist Joanna Hershon's new take on an Old School ... The history of traffic tickets inspires a boozy Bicyclette ... And the Posts throw down the etiquette gantlet ... Plus, contemporary Dodos, wood cuts, and wrap artists.
Friday, May 17, 2013 2:07pmThis week: We look back to one of our favorite episodes, in which actor/polymath James Franco rebels against beds ... Preeminent travel writer Paul Theroux offers etiquette advice to globetrotters (and public radio hosts) ... Nashville raconteur Todd Snider tells of his brush with NASCAR fame ... The NY Public Library celebrates Noel Coward ... and Hollywood's top auctioneer remembers memorabilia. Plus: the history of blue jeans, a Twin Shadow tune, sommeliers for your ears, and smashing (Guinness) records.