The Dinner Party Download featuring Demetri Martinby Rico Gagliano, Marketplace,
Brendan Newnam, Marketplace
On this week's Dinner Party Download, comedian Demetri Martin fires up his brain machine, we go on the lam with the most punk-rock fugitive in history and Morgan Spurlock makes us cry.
Icebreaker: Morgan Spurlock
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock, whose film "Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is in theaters now, tells us a tear-jerking joke.
Small Talk: Katrina Szish
Katrina Szish, lifestyle reporter and correspondent for The Early Show on CBS, explains the next step in online dating: the virtual French kiss.
A History Lesson With Booze: Ronnie Biggs and the "Rob Me Ronnie"
This month back in 2001, notorious British heist-meister Ronnie Biggs returned to England for a pint of bitter, knowing full well he'd be arrested for one of the most audacious robberies in UK history. Listen to his insane tale, then hear Robert Krajewski — of Adventure Bar & Lounge in London — mix a drink to help us escape.
Guest of Honor: Demetri Martin
Demetri Martin has made a name for himself with a witty standup act replete with onstage charts and graphs. After a stint as Youth Correspondent on "The Daily Show," he starred in Ang Lee's film "Taking Woodstock" and landed his own Comedy Central show "Important Things with Demetri Martin." His new aptly-titled book "This Is a Book" collects short prose pieces, drawings and a multi-page palindrome. Demetri chats with Rico about fortune cookies, the history of dumb jokes, and his own brain.
To hear more from Demetri Martin (including an extended reading from the book) — and a new tune from Modern Mothers — go to www.dinnerpartydownload.org.
- All Things Considered, 05/06/2011, 6:16 p.m.