Dinner Party Download featuring Anton Yelchinby Rico Gagliano, Marketplace,
Brendan Newnam, Marketplace
Icebreaker: Del the Funky Homosapien
Rapper Del The Funky Homosapien — his new album is called "Golden Era" — tells us a Cinderella story.
Small Talk: Jake Silverstein
Jake Silverstein, editor of Texas Monthly, tells us about his state's efforts to legalize noodling. And he doesn't mean pasta.
A History Lesson With Booze: Spider-Dan and the "Trumped Tower"
This month back in 1981, a young rock climber named Dan Goodwin donned a Spider-Man costume and crawled straight up the side of Chicago's Sears Tower — the highest skyscraper on Earth. Hear his tall tale, then climb into a custom cocktail from Nandini Khaund, of Chicago's Violet Hour bar.
Guest of Honor: Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin may be best known for portraying young Ensign Chekhov in the relaunch of the "Star Trek" movie franchise. But this week he co-stars in Jodie Foster's new film "The Beaver," in which he encounters a different alien landscape: the human mind gone mad. Anton tells Rico why pain can be fun and why a Lego set haunts his memories.
To hear more from Anton Yelchin — and a tune from L.A. band Alexander — download the podcast at www.dinnerpartydownload.org.
- All Things Considered, 05/20/2011, 6:20 p.m.