468 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 807 Ratings

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: Not Lost

    Introducing: Not Lost

    Brendan Francis Newnam was the host of a popular radio show, coasting through a happy adulthood when it all came crashing down. And so, like many before him, he decided to hit the road, but not on his own. In Not Lost, Brendan and a friend travel to a new place every week, meeting the locals in hopes of understanding their homes. And angling for an invitation to dinner. As they veer from Montréal to Mexico City, from New Orleans to Bozeman, they discover it's possible to find yourself in places you've never been. Not Lost is a co-production of Pushkin Industries, Topic Studios and iHeartMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 3 min
    Introducing Safe For Work

    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 […]

    • 11 min
    How to Behave: Celebrity Edition

    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 […]

    • 31 min
    How to Behave: Comedy Edition

    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 […]

    • 30 min
    How to Behave: Food Edition

    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 […]

    • 26 min
    400: The Last Supper – LIVE in Seattle!

    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 […]

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
807 Ratings

807 Ratings

Delightfully Nerdy ,

I adore this podcast.

DPD is the standard to which I hold all other podcasts. The topics are interesting, the hosts have great chemistry, and the editing is fantastic.

This podcast was a mainstay in my week when it aired, and it’s become a familiar destination to revisit during the last three years of COVID. Thank you to everyone involved for making this show AND for keeping it available all these years later. I still tell people about DPD to this day!

Robert Rae ,

I would know.

I would know who to invite what to serve and what playlists suited each part of my dinner party. I’d know because I was schooled in 2017. Since I’ve missed Brendan and checked back frequently, what a delightful surprise! A fabulous show this is, now I wait…for the…next episode…Thank You.

jayemm49 ,

Come Back!!

Come back!!

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