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The Dinner Party Download featuing Sofia Coppola

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Writer and director Sofia Coppola.
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Icebreaker: Badly Drawn Boy
Singer-songwriter Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, tells us a gamey joke...but there's a price to pay.   

Small Talk: Jessica Coen
Jessica Coen, editor of women's web portal Jezebel.com, tells us about the latest less-than-superheroic accident to befall the most expensive Broadway show of all time. 

A History Lesson with Booze:
Learn about London's killer smog of 1952' then suck down a cocktail that's lots more fun to inhale, as created by the good folks at London's famed Match Bar.

Guest of Honor: Sofia Coppola
Writer-director Sofia Coppola has helmed a diverse slate of films, from historical biopic Marie Antoinette, to teen drama The Virgin Suicides to the award-winning Lost in Translation.  

Her latest film, Somewhere, was named best picture at the Venice Film Festival and comes out this week.  It follows an actor living the high-life in Hollywood's fabled Chateau Marmont hotel who's suddenly forced to play the role of father.    

Sofia tells Brendan about being an heir to a Hollywood legend  -- oh, and also about her father.  

For more from Sofia Coppola, and to check out a holiday tune from Bishop Allen, download the podcast at www.dinnerpartydownload.org.