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Welcome to The Dinner Party from American Public Media - a smart and funny show about everything excellent in culture. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Eric Idle. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Jaime Foxx, Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anjelica Huston. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party "One of the Top 40 Reasons To Live in The USA.

Welcome to The Dinner Party from American Public Media - a smart and funny show about everything excellent in culture. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Eric Idle. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Jaime Foxx, Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anjelica Huston. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party "One of the Top 40 Reasons To Live in The USA.
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St. Paul, MN

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Welcome to The Dinner Party from American Public Media - a smart and funny show about everything excellent in culture. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Eric Idle. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Jaime Foxx, Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anjelica Huston. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party "One of the Top 40 Reasons To Live in The USA.

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English

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480 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101 1-800-228-7123


Episodes

Speakeasy Special: DPD News and Comic Relief with Whitney Cummings

10/20/2017
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Thought you were getting an encore broadcast? Surprise! It’s actually an all-new Speakeasy! First: Lots of news in the DPD universe including a big announcement about the future of the show. Up next: an almost-unedited chat with comedian Whitney Cummings! She stopped by to answer a few etiquette questions and ended up teaching us about […]

Duration: 00:32:03


397: Willem Dafoe, Depeche Mode, Carla Hall Shares Her Grandmother’s Cornbread Recipe

10/13/2017
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Actor Willem Dafoe explains what he learns from screen newbies… Electro band Depeche Mode on how travel has made their music more socially conscious… A former Obama speechwriter convinces us that ferns are the most romantic plant… Chef Carla Hall shares her grandmother’s cast iron cornbread recipe… Rachel Bloom takes on your etiquette questions… and […]

Duration: 00:53:40


Double Take: Joel Kim Booster Reflects on the Evolution of His Career… and His Pony Stylist Dreams

10/11/2017
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(Heads up: This week’s episode features adult humor. It is not suitable for young listeners.) We’ve got something entirely new for you today… introducing “Double Take”! A new podcast-only goody where you’ll hear comedians dissecting their craft, and then, they’ll talk us through the evolution of a single joke: from its first, usually pretty awful […]

Duration: 00:38:55


396: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve, Brendan and Tobin Low Take Manhattan

10/6/2017
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While Rico’s away, Brendan plays hooky with special guest co-host Tobin Low, of WNYC’s Nancy (but don’t tell Rico!) Also: Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve worries about the pressure in making the sequel to “Blade Runner”… Comic Joel Kim Booster breaks down a bad joke and how he made it better… Etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Dan […]

Duration: 00:53:22


395: Shania Twain, Sterling K. Brown, Cheese Tea

9/29/2017
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Shania Twain explains how a vegetarian can survive a country bbq… Musician Emily Haines challenges you to pick difficult music for your dinner party… Erin McCann makes a case for the mosquito emoji… The filmmakers behind “Battle of the Sexes” reveal why there was 40-year-old underwear on the set of their film… Rico drink tea […]

Duration: 00:55:09


Dinner For One: Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’) Enjoys Crying as Much as You Do

9/26/2017
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We’re back with a digital treat this week! It’s another installment of our almost-unedited “Dinner for One” series. This time around, Brendan chats with “This Is Us” actor and recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown about the hit NBC drama, why he found the opportunity to explore Randall’s relationship with his father “intoxicating,” the current […]

Duration: 00:30:33


Speakeasy Special: Flying Lotus, Margaret Cho, And The Depeche Mode Riot

9/22/2017
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Folks! Instead of reheating an encore episode, we’ve carefully baked a brand-new Speakeasy soufflé for you! In this episode: Margaret Cho tells morbid tales of graveyards, murder, and (gasp!) Norman Mailer. Flying Lotus shares how getting into an *ahem* higher state of consciousness helped him direct “Kuso.” “Strong Island” filmmaker Yance Ford recommends a few […]

Duration: 00:21:47


394: Margaret Cho, Michael McDonald, And We Cover Your Kvass

9/15/2017
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Comedian Margaret Cho lets listeners know when it’s OK to ask Asian-Americans where they’re from (Hint: never)…”Strong Island” documentarian Yance Ford re-examines his brother’s murder – and his family’s search for justice – 25 years later… Yacht Rock royalty Michael McDonald gives a soundtrack that takes him back to his childhood… Brendan tastes a traditional […]

Duration: 00:53:59


393: Matt Berninger, Jesmyn Ward, and Future Islands’s Pet-Friendly Playlist

9/8/2017
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Author Jesmyn Ward admits to some guilty pleasures… The threesome behind Future Islands DJs the ultimate “grill and chill” playlist – pets allowed… Director Theo Anthony remembers what it’s like to have Werner Herzog as your teacher… The National’s Matt Berninger explains the perks of being a rock star *and* a dad… Librarian Annie Spence […]

Duration: 00:52:20


392: Lake Bell, Ted Leo, and Not Dumplings

9/1/2017
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Actor-director Lake Bell turns her lens on marriage — the good, the bad, and the ugly… Author Jenny Zhang suggests a few super “sour” bites of culture… Punk Rocker Ted Leo brings us tunes that’ll make you dance and think… The Posts demonstrate how NOT to tick off your college roommate… And Brendan tries Kubeh […]

Duration: 00:53:05


The Dinner Party Sandbox Series: Below-the-Line TV Special

8/25/2017
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Just in time for the Emmys, it’s a special episode all about TV’s unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes! The costume whiz behind “The Handmaid’s Tale” reflects on fashioning the series’ iconic headpieces — and fueling real-world protests… the music supervisor of “Insecure” explains how he secures the show’s pitch-perfect hip-hop and R&B soundtrack… A casting director for REALITY television […]

Duration: 00:51:58


The Dinner Party Sandbox Series: Listener Letters

8/18/2017
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We know a few of you have been thinking, “What’s with all the reruns, DPD?” Well, a few of us have been taking a little time off this summer to recharge our batteries. Rest assured we’re hard at work on all-new classic DPD episodes we’ll be dropping on you in September, featuring interviews with Emmy […]

Duration: 00:32:44


384: Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Mac DeMarco

8/11/2017
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Encore Broadcast: The irrepressible Tituss Burgess from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” doles out etiquette advice and plays matchmaker… “I Love Dick” actor Kathryn Hahn pokes fun at the high-art world… Indie musician Mac DeMarco DJ’s his Italian family dinner… A visit to a vegan butcher… Wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott. Plus, a […]

Duration: 00:51:25


391: The 2017 All-Icebreaker Episode

8/4/2017
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It’s time for a cavalcade of icebreaker jokes! We’ve gathered a year’s worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient listening experience. Brace yourselves for awesomely lame one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and more, courtesy of guests like Jordan Peele, Gillian Jacobs, Ava DuVernay, Danny Boyle, Rachel Bloom, Jane Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Norm Macdonald, and Tituss Burgess. […]

Duration: 00:17:07


374: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ottessa Moshfegh, Beer Porridge

7/28/2017
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Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his latest work in “Moana,” and reveals how a cross country trip helped him perfect his freestyle rapping… “Nerdette” co-host Greta Johnsen proves why Virginia is NOT for lovers… Rapper Kevin Abstract gives us a dinner party soundtrack for time travelers… Writer Ottessa Moshfegh shares her favorite characters nostalgic for other […]

Duration: 00:55:48


390: Flying Lotus, Kyle Mooney, Teju Cole, And a Chill Playlist to Beat the Heat

7/21/2017
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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kyle Mooney takes on some first world problems… Writer and photographer Teju Cole explains how he tried to be gangsta in his new book… Flying Lotus chats with us about his nightmarish film ‘Kuso’ and why you shouldn’t believe everything you read about it… New York Times Editor Erin McCann […]

Duration: 00:52:45


389: Alan Alda, Mitski, and a $12 Million Card Trick

7/14/2017
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Alan Alda offers up etiquette advice (including when it’s OK to punch someone)… comedy duo the Lucas Brothers show us how to cheat at driver’s tests… rocker Mitski provides a party playlist for people who don’t party… Jody Avirgan and Rose Eveleth of ESPN’s “30 For 30” tell a tale of a $12 million card […]

Duration: 00:52:44


Speakeasy Special: Vinyls, Tyson(s) and Bears!

7/7/2017
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Surprise! Instead of serving up delicious leftovers (i.e. a rerun), we’ve got a fresh-out-of-the-oven Speakeasy special! This time around, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Albert Einstein could not have used hairspray, “I Love Dick” and “Transparent” star Kathryn Hahn shares a story you should NEVER tell at a dinner party, and Rico pays tribute to […]

Duration: 00:27:33


388: Alison Brie GLOWs, Samin Nosrat on acid, & more

6/30/2017
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How Alison Brie body-slammed her way to a role in “GLOW”… Cook and author Samin Nosrat explains why Iranians are the best hosts ever… Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack — and great gravy… Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”) gives us the silent treatment… a detailed discussion on Piet Mondrian (the guy who painted […]

Duration: 00:54:30


Look Up and Listen!

6/23/2017
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Feist, Fleet Foxes, a talking wolf named Nick Offerman, and more join us on an audio odyssey designed to reacquaint you with the wonders of nature! Hosts Brendan and Rico — two city slickers — stumble their way through the great outdoors (and outer space!), gleaning wisdom from unexpected sources. This hour […]

Duration: 00:54:41

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