This week on the Dinner Party Download...
Charles Yu won the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" prize for his first collection of short stories. His new meta-fiction novel is called "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe," and this week he regales us with an appropriately meta joke.
Jessica Coen, editor of online women's culture magazine "Jezebel," explains the new smart phone app from "Jersey Shore" star The Situation... and explains the one situation that might lead someone to pay $5 for it.
A History Lesson With Booze:
Learn some things you didn't know about The Pennsylvania Turnpike, America's first superhighway... then hit the pavement with a cocktail recipe inspired by America's ultimate road-tripper.
Guest Of Honor: Davis Guggenheim
The Oscar-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth" tells Rico about his new documentary "Waiting For Superman," why you shouldn't give up on public schools, and why the thing that's most dazzling about him... isn't him.
Hear a longer version of the show -- including an extended interview with Davis Guggenheim and new music from San Francisco's The Fresh and Onlys -- at dinnerpartydownload.org.