This week on the Dinner Party Download...
Mercury Prize-nominated pop maestro Ed Harcourt tells a soulful duck joke.
Patt Morrison, L.A. Times Columnist and host of her own talk show on Los Angeles station KPCC-FM, chats with Rico and Brendan about a scientific study that gauges America's mood... through Twitter.
A History Lesson With Booze: The story of the invention of Esperanto (the most-spoken "constructed" language on Earth)... followed by an appropriately border-crossing cocktail recipe.
The Guest of Honor: '80s teen-movie icon Molly Ringwald talks about her new book. And barks like a dog. Seriously.