The Dinner Party Download

by Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam · · · · 49 subscribers

The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation -- the arts and leisure section of public radio -- with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam. Previous guests include Steve Martin, Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Hart. Entertainment Weekly named The Dinner Party Download one of 20 Podcasts You Need to Hear in 2015. Twitter: @dinnerpartydnld.

This week: superstar author Irvine Welsh talks about his sexual prowess... We learn the history of the only home in Washington, D.C. that hasn't lost its value... And the Monterey Bay Aquarium ruins dinner.
This week: "nerdcore" rapper MC Frontalot rhymes the unrhymeable... take a trip down Memory Superhighway... and Brendan gets fat on the tastes of Autumn.
This week: NYTimes reporter/author Sarah Lyall asks a stupid question... we learn the offal truth about "duck fries"... and the French army invades our cocktail glass.
This week: a sober chat with Ezra Feinberg about his psych-rock band Citay... We remember the Great Fire of London with a conflagrant cocktail... and a champion barista drinks deep the mad flava of competitive coffee-making.
This week: author/columnist David Carr discusses ping-pong as a contact sport... Lolita turns 50, but she's still too young... and how to defraud wine snobs.
This Week: the artist known as Girl Talk tells us about his explosive high school band... A short history of Jesse Owens... How to mix a "Berliner Olympic" cocktail... An introduction to the All-American fruit most Americans have never tasted. [Photo: Girl Talk performs live at the Virgin Festival, August …
This week: indie-folk duo The Watson Twins shares their secret fantasy...A short history of John Dillinger... How to mix an Old-Fashioned cocktail... Taste a hot sauce 8 times more potent than pepper spray.