The Dinner Party Download

American Public Media

Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” 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 recipe; meet artists of note; have your burning etiquette questions answered; savor an emerging food trend; and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.

Episodes

"Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch gets silly and waxes poetic on his days as a Dungeons & Dragons wizard... "Dear White People" creator Justin Simien tells us how to deal with a Northerner who says y'all... Two-fifths of Cold War Kids mix a sentimental playlist... and author Elena Passarello introduces us to Mozart's favorite pet. [...]