The Dinner Party Download featuing Chris Morrisby Rico Gagliano, Marketplace,
Brendan Newnam, Marketplace
This week on the Dinner Party Download...
Icebreaker: Billy McLaughlin
Acclaimed Minnesota guitarist Billy McLaughlin - who invented a whole new picking style after a debilitating disease severely limited his ability to play -- picks his favorite self-deprecating joke.
Small Talk: Dan Grech
Dan Grech, news director for public radio station WLRN in Miami, tells us about a Floridian who visited a gentleman's club... and almost had his eye fall out of his head.
A History Lesson With Booze: Black Bart and "The Annuity"
Learn about the gentleman thief who left poems - but never dead bodies - at the scene of his crimes... and then hold up a custom cocktail.
Guest of Honor: Chris Morris
English satirist Chris Morris is one of the UK's most respected - and controversial - TV and radio satirists. So it's no surprise his film directing debut, "Four Lions," is a comedy about terrorism. Morris talks to Rico about tackling taboo topics, and what it's like to be asked to speak for God. You can hear a longer cut of this episode - including more from Chris Morris... Brendan's visit to an urban goat farm... and a new tune featuring Robert Smith of The Cure -- at www.dinnerpartydownload.org.
- All Things Considered, 11/05/2010, 6:20 p.m.