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.
Introducing Safe For Work
Rico and Brendan aren’t exactly back, but they’re here to tell you about their new projects! Brendan has been producing The Paris Review and Rico has a new podcast called “Safe For Work.” Rico and Liz Dolan (“Satellite Sisters”) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment […]
How to Behave: Celebrity Edition
Alas, this is our last audio treat for you (for now). In the final installment of the “How to Behave” series, you’ll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with celebrities. Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen offers a tip on how to deal with people who mispronounce your name (never correct the […]
How to Behave: Comedy Edition
We’ve got another audio treat for you! Think of these as a companion to Brendan and Rico’s book, “Brunch is Hell.” In the second installment of the “How to Behave” series, you’ll hear some of the best of our favorite etiquette segments with comedians. Our guests include “Portlandia” stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, Maria […]
How to Behave: Food Edition
Surprise! You might’ve thought we posted our last DPD episode, but we’ve got a few more audio goodies over the next couple of weeks, starting with this inaugural episode of what we’re calling our “How to Behave” series. Think of it as a companion to Brendan and Rico’s book, “Brunch is Hell.” These episodes will […]
400: The Last Supper – LIVE in Seattle!
It’s our final new episode! Featuring new music from Northwest phenom Kyle Craft… A tale of howling at the moon from Snap Judgement’s Glynn Washington… Unimpeachable holiday gift ideas from New York Times columnist Lindy West… Maddening song suggestions from Luke Burbank of “LiveWire”… And a litany of good – and bad – goodbyes for […]
The 2017 All-Food Show
This week, we re-heat some of our favorite food-related stories EVER: Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain gets tough and tender in our etiquette segment… New York’s “The Pickle Guys” don their horseradish hazmat suits… Chef Eddie Huang makes us rethink mac and cheese … Beth Ditto serves up a party soundtrack– and great gravy… Brendan discovers […]
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A little late but was a great radio show / podcast. Looking forward to whatever Brenden and Rico do next.
I’m missing you this year, Dinner Party Download! Come back soon!
No. You Can't Go.
Mea maxima culpa. I never wrote a review for your show, until now... and now, it's too late.
You two are my favorite hosts, ringmasters and cocktail-cowboy personality wranglers. You've made me feel welcome at home - the kind of home with a secret back salon buzzing from funny, talented, creative people - that I carry around in my head, no matter where the rest of me may be.
I will miss you surgically pulling out the conversational quirk from people the way a veteran actress gets that second olive from a dirty martini like a pro. Thank you for hours of an intimate, smart radio menu that always had me looking forward to the next round.
Please tell me you will still be serving it up, on some other platform?
De gustibus non disputandum est. Cheers, you guys!