Dinner Party Download

Friday night from 9pm to 10pm
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam

The Dinner Party is a smart and funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture. Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano (Pitt graduate!) & 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 stories… and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett.

The Dinner Party is part of 90.5 WESA's After Hours Friday night block of new, innovative and cool programs.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 2:14pm
    This week: Scarlett Johansson muses on ol' blue eyes and earthly aliens ... Comedian Billy Eichner takes etiquette to the streets ... We catch up with 90's alt stars Slint ... A baseball game everyone wanted to lose ... Terrifying Easter bunnies, brought to you by UCB co-founder Matt Walsh ... Uncovering Uzbek cuisine ... And, check your chins, we might be at Peak Beard.
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 3:37pm
    Pop-parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and "Weird") ... "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette's stolen Santa Clauses ... How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out ... A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit ... Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique ... New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert ... Famous little fishes ... And a new song for Swiss-es.
  • Friday, July 4, 2014 10:57am
    She may perform fearlessly, but Broadway star Audra McDonald tells us which party decoration freaks her right out ... Thomas Jefferson (well, scholar and radio host Clay Jenkinson channeling Thomas Jefferson) expounds on patriotic decorum ... Get ready, people, for a playlist from indie-supergroup People Get Ready ... A scoop of new Spoon ... Blankets that broadcast your mood to fellow flyers ... One man's vendetta against disco ... The national pride of eating sheep innards stuffed in a stomach and stabbed with a knife ... Reuniting a musician with his only recording ... And avoiding scams with Priceonomics.
  • Friday, June 27, 2014 3:42pm
    The life and legacy of critic Roger Ebert ... Secret liaisons with Jackie Collins ... Boozing and camping with "Mad Men" actor Rich Sommer ... Heavy metal rockers Zig Zags crash your party ... A spooky, supernatural adventure ... Crafting a symbol of Pride ... A joke for book-worms ... And dating for super-nerds.
  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:37pm
    A podcast-only bonus! We're sharing the extended cut of our interview with Steve Martin, just in time for his 4th-of-July bluegrass shows at The Hollywood Bowl. Steve discusses his musical life, his early days as a performer, and the connection between banjo & de Kooning.