Dinner Party Download
Episode 275: Joel Edgerton, Justin Simien, and Banks10/17/14
This week: Aussie actor Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby," "Warrior") dances into the spotlight with wildly different fall projects, including this week's "Felony"... Filmmaker Justin Simien ("Dear White People") explores the many shades of black...
Bonus Podcast: The After-Dinner Party Download
A podcast-only bonus! WARNING: These 2 performances from our recent live show are smart, funny, and NOT for family listening. (Cursing, frank conversation about sex, etc. Please listen responsibly.) Great stuff though! Comic Moshe Kasher on his Mom's...
Episode 274: Jenny Slate, John Waters, and First Aid Kit
This week: Filmmaker, writer, and 'Pope of Trash' John Waters offers etiquette advice, naturally... Jenny Slate, star of the film "Obvious Child," says 'complicated' and 'comedy' can coexist... Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bring board games and...
Episode 273: Jeffrey Tabor, Perfume Genius, and Quincy Jones
Actor Jeffrey Tambor comes to terms with a catch-phrase ... Perfume Genius really wants you to care as much about these songs as he does ... Quincy Jones shares what he learned from jazz man Clark Terry ... What a jar of baby food teaches us about...
Episode 272: Mia Wasikowska, Nick Frost, and Interpol
Actress Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") makes "Tracks" across the Outbackâ¦ British film star Nick Frost ("The Boxtrolls," "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") squares off against etiquette monsters and bachelor party killjoysâ¦ Inner-party music...
Episode 271: Bill Hader, Hiss Golden Messenger, Betty Halbreich
Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling â¦ Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musician...
Episode 270: James McAvoy, Jon Favreau, and Emma Straub
This week: Actor James McAvoy (of "X Men" and "Filth") flies the Scottish flag ... Writer-director Jon Favreau cooks up a foodie film ... Top author of the summer Emma Straub keeps the vacation going forever ... Indie pop duo Sylvan Esso score your...
Episode 269: Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newman
This week: Comedy legend Mel Brooks on revisiting "Young Frankenstein," gagging his crew, adoring the ladies in his life. Plus, priceless etiquette advice! (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)......
Episode 268: Daniel Radcliffe, Benjamin Booker, and 'The Narcissist...
Actor Daniel Radcliffe's favorite language ... NOLA rocker Benjamin Booker's wild party ... The era when your granddad's music was super-rebellious ... Emily Post-approved place-settings for palaces (and regular restaurants) ... Novelist Edan...
Episode 267: Elisabeth Moss, Alice Waters, George Takei, Jon Wurster
Elisabeth Moss' supernatural surprise ... Taking on George Takei .. Jon Wurster drums in some etiquette lessons ... An apple a day won't keep Alice Waters away ... We dig up the story of Daguerreotypes ... Greg Poehler is an American fish in an cold...
Episode 266: Kevin Spacey, Ruth Reichl, Todd Snider and Elephant
This week: Stage and screen star Kevin Spacey channels Richard III (and Bill Clinton)... Food icon Ruth Reichl has us eating her words... Folk-rocker Todd Snider meets Tony Bennett in an unlikely place... English pop duo Elephant come together to DJ a...
Episode 265: Pharrell, Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen, and Much MØ
This week: Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings ... Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'-ness ... Danish electro-pop phenom MÃ¸ spins us a party...
Special Live Performance from Teenage Fanclub!
Scottish indie rockers Teenage Fanclub joined us for a recent live event with Merge Records. We asked them to cover some of their favorite songs, and to perform one of their own. This internet exclusive gives you a bit of that performance.
Episode 264: Margaret Atwood, Tim Gunn, and Hulk Hogan: Hero
This week: literary giant Margaret Atwood is prepared for giant bears... Tim Gunn returns, just in time for Project Runway's 13th season debut, to save listeners from the 'comfort trap'â¦ Guitarist Steve Gunn (no relation to Tim, as far as we know)...
Episode 263: Bill Nye, David Crosby, and Our Big Party in Big Sur
Bill Nye The Science Guy takes us on a trip around outer space ... Seventies singer-songwriter David Crosby gets spiritual about redwoods ... Ghost-hunter Richard Senate spins some California spookiness ... Novelist John Brandon takes us into the wild...
Episode 262: Scarlett Johansson, Billy Eichner, and Slint
This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens ... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint ... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose ... Terrifying Easter bunnies,...
Episode 260: Audra McDonald, Thomas Jefferson, and Haggis in the U.S.A.
She may perform fearlessly, but Broadway star Audra McDonald tells us which party decoration freaks her right out ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get...
Episode 259: Rich Sommer, Jackie Collins, and Roger Ebert, Remembered
The life and legacy of critic Roger Ebert ... Secret liaisons with Jackie Collins ... Boozing and camping with "Mad Men" actor Rich Sommer ... Heavy metal rockers Zig Zags crash your party ... A spooky, supernatural adventure ... Crafting a symbol of...
Bonus: Steve Martin, in Conversation - From Scruggs to Jagger
A podcast-only bonus! We're sharing the extended cut of our interview with Steve Martin, just in time for his 4th-of-July bluegrass shows at The Hollywood Bowl. Steve discusses his musical life, his early days as a performer, and the connection...
Episode 258: Jonah Hill, House of Cards, Luxury Toast
This week: Jonah Hill's search for the perfect coupling ... Skip Lievsay explains how movies should sound ... Life imitates board games imitating life (but not The Game of Life) ... One mother's love-hate relationship with a thousand plastic blocks...
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