This week on the Dinner Party Download...
Icebreaker: The Love Language
Stuart McLamb, lead singer of The Love Language, marshals a joke.
Small Talk: Joey Sweeney
Joey Sweeney -- editor and publisher of the Philadelphia city blog "Philebrity" -- tells us why we prefer our french fries served with a side of beach.
A History Lesson with Booze: Moose Murders and "The Murdered Moose"
This week back in 1983 a legendary play opened on Broadway...and not legendary in a good way. Hear about why theaterfolk still talk about "Moose Murders," then throw tomatoes while drinking a "Murdered Moose" - a custom cocktail mixed by Jason Woodruff at NYC's longtime thespian haunt Dave Allen.
Guest of Honor: Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein is known to the liberal/artsy crowd everywhere as one of the founding members of revered rock band Sleater Kinney. Now she lovingly satirizes that very crowd -- and her hometown of Portland -- in the sketch comedy TV show "Portlandia." Carrie tells Brendan why Portlanders don't watch the show, why music sounds like music and rendezvous deja-vu.
To hear more of that interview with Carrie -- and to learn why we use utensils -- head to dinnerpartydownload.org.
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