Icebreaker: Claire Sloma
Claire Sloma, who stars in the coming-of-age film "The Myth of The American Sleepover," backs up her acting with a hair-brained joke.
Small Talk: Julie Gerstein
Julie Gerstein, writer for women's pop culture website TheFrisky.com, laments that the Oxford English Dictionary is erasing cassette tapes and promoting sexting.
A History Lesson with Booze: Unicorns on the Moon & "Under the Desk"
This week back in 1835, the fledgling newspaper The Sun started publishing a sensational series of stories about the discovery of life ... on the moon. Hear about how New Yorkers bought outright lies about lunar unicorns and man-bats, then reach for the drink "Under the Desk," an ode to reckless journalism concocted by Sam Burr at New York City bar Louis 649.
Guests of Honor: TV on the Radio
Brooklyn indie collective TV on the Radio has melded pop and experimental music into one of the most prominent sounds of the last five years. Their 2008 release "Dear Science" was named Album of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine and a slew of others, and this year's "Nine Types of Light" continues to draw critical adulation, while adding more love songs to the mix.
As the band readies for this weekend's tour launch (culminating in a headlining gig at the Hollywood Bowl), frontmen Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone tell Rico about crowd-pleasing, Bowie fatigue, and flamingo milk.
To hear much more from TV on the Radio — plus a song from Stephen Malkmus and Brendan's discovery of the cake to end all cakes — head to www.dinnerpartydownload.org for the full show.