This week on the Dinner Party Download...
Icebreaker: Pop legend Tom Jones -- yes the Tom Jones -- identifies a penguin joke.
According to Guy Raz, host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, the non-fictional game of Quidditch is trying to go legitish.
A History Lesson With Booze:
Learn some things you didn't know about Orson Welles' infamous radio dramatization of "The War Of The Worlds"... then invade your brain with a custom cocktail partially invented by the maestro himself.
Guest of Honor: Noomi Rapace
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has become an international star, thanks to her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander, the punk-rock hacker heroine of the Millenium Trilogy -- a series of films based on the blockbuster books by Stieg Larsson. Noomi tries to explain the Lisbeth's appeal, and how (literally) sick she is of the role.
Check out a longer version of the show -- including a joke from Chris Frantz of legendary band Talking Heads and music from the Smith-Westerns -- at dinnerpartydownload.org.