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1. Michael Ian Black Offers Up 'American Summer' Tidbits and 'Amazing' Tips

Michael Ian Black Offers Up 'American Summer' Tidbits and 'Amazing' Tips

The comedian talks about breaking into comedy, sheds a little light on the new Netflix "Wet Hot American Summer" series... and reveals a new development in biotechnology.

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2. What Comedian Kevin Hart Wants His Kids to Remember - The Dinner Party Download

What Comedian Kevin Hart Wants His Kids to Remember - The Dinner Party Download

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has had scene-stealing small roles in big films like “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “Little Fockers.” And he had a big role in the big film “Think Like a Man.” But he’s best known for his stand-up comedy. This week “Let Me Explain” — a movie about his recent comedy tour — hits theaters. It was filmed mainly during a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Brendan chats with Kevin about his penchant for leather, his international fame, and his recent growth spurt.

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3. Stuffies, from Tiny Rhode Island, Finally Hit it Big - The Dinner Party Download

Stuffies, from Tiny Rhode Island, Finally Hit it Big - The Dinner Party Download

Rhode Island might be our smallest state, but its seafood heritage looms large. Case in point: the emergence of local favorite, the stuffie. Rico visits newly-opened eatery Connie & Ted’s in West Hollywood - and its two-Michelin-star chef Michael Cimarusti - to get the story in a clam-shell. The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."

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4. Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad on Building Green - Public Radio's The Dinner Party

Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad on Building Green - Public Radio's The Dinner Party

Next weekend, the design magazine Dwell hosts its annual “Dwell on Design” conference in Los Angeles. There’ll be presentations by architecture and design professionals, of course, but here’s an unexpected panelist: Bryan Cranston. The actor, who won three consecutive Emmys as the star of TV’s “Breaking Bad,” is currently working with architects to construct a super environmentally-friendly house for his family in Ventura, California. He chats with Rico about his environmental roots, his hatred of hand-me-downs, and his cool stove. -- "The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA."

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5. Turkey Day Trends That Might End Up Your Table - Public Radio's The Dinner Party

Turkey Day Trends That Might End Up Your Table - Public Radio's The Dinner Party

Every year, Zach Patton and Clay Dunn of beloved blog “The Bitten Word” dissect the Thanksgiving issues of food mags and come up with a list of holiday trends. (This marks the fifth year of their turkey-day trend watch.) Apparently, Thanksgiving is back…and its comes laden with leeks, kale, and anti-vegetarianism. -- The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.

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6. Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff Handpicks Some Feel-Good Tunes - The Dinner Party Download

Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff  Handpicks Some Feel-Good Tunes - The Dinner Party Download

Jimmy Cliff has been singing reggae hits for 50 years, including the title track of the classic movie “The Harder They Come,” in which he also starred. This weekend 110 million people or so will hear his voice - in a Volkswagen Super Bowl ad - covering the Partridge Family theme song “Come On, Get Happy.” He’ll make you he made us happy by sharing this feel-good soundtrack. -- The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.

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7. Forget "Kraft Singles"...And Try Real 'American Cheese' - Public Radio's the Dinner Party

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It’s officially American Cheese Month! The American Cheese Society is trying to attract attention to artisanal cheeses on this side of the Atlantic…but we know what you’re thinking - “American cheese” sounds like the pre-sliced, orange stuff. Brendan went to Ideal Cheese Shop in New York, voted the world’s best cheese shop by Forbes, and asked owner Michael Binetti to show off some US cheeses that should be as popular as Kraft Singles. -- The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.

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8. Episode 245: Steve Martin, Stradivariuses, and Switchel

Episode 245: Steve Martin, Stradivariuses, and Switchel

This week: Steve Martin puts on a show as well as a concert … Emily Posts’ progeny pocket dial us … Switchel, a.k.a. Herman Melville’s fave energy drink… Filmmaker Davy Rothbart celebrates beautiful losers – in basketball and life … A British Invasion of radio pirates inspires a rum cocktail – naturally. Plus, a two million dollar puppy, mute violins, and Papercuts you won’t try to avoid.

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11. The Many Sides of 'Amy Schumer'

The Many Sides of 'Amy Schumer'

Comedienne Amy Schumer's provocative style of humor has gained her a following, a Comedy Central series, and a stand-up special. http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/amy-schumer/

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12. Chips From Potato to Kale...The Evolution of the Snack Food King - The Dinner Party Download

Chips From Potato to Kale...The Evolution of the Snack Food King - The Dinner Party Download

It’s Oscar weekend, which means glitz and glam…but also snack food galore. And chips will be sitting front and center. Lately, there’s been a veritable explosion of fancy chips: plaintain chips, kale chips, soy chips. That inspired Sam Dean to write a history of the chip for Bon Appetit. Brendan stocked up on chips and sat down with Sam to munch…and chat about how far we’ve come. -- The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."

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13. Tell Us Something We Don't Know - Short, fun interviews with Culture Notables

Tell Us Something We Don't Know - Short, fun interviews with Culture Notables

Every week on "The Dinner Party," (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) a national public radio show about popular culture, style and food, a bold-face name from the world of cinema, music, art or literature chats with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam. Along with a quick discussion about their current project, every interviewee is asked two questions: 'What question are you tired of being asked?' and, 'Tell us something we don't know about you.' -- "The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA."

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14. Vampire Weekend Are a "Step" Ahead With Their New Single - Public Radio's The Dinner Party Download

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In May, smart-pop band Vampire Weekend will release its much-anticipated third album “Modern Vampires of the City.” Here’s the a bit of the first single “Step” - it’s brash, baroque (harpsichords?!), and beautiful. -- The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."

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15. Spaceship to Table Agriculture - The Dinner Party Download

Spaceship to Table Agriculture - The Dinner Party Download

http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/farm-to-spaceship-table-agriculture/ Reyhan Harmanci is the senior editor of Modern Farmer – so it makes sense that she brings us news of some very modern farming: growing food in space. The Dinner Party Download (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & 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 items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.

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16. Episode 235 - The Dinner Party Download

Episode 235 - The Dinner Party Download

http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/episodes/235/

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17. Dinner Party Soundtracks - Rad musicians play dinnertime DJ

Dinner Party Soundtracks - Rad musicians play dinnertime DJ

Top musicians share their dinner party soundtracks. Expect current hits as well as old gems.

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