The Dinner Party Download featuring Michael Sheenby Rico Gagliano, Marketplace,
Brendan Newnam, Marketplace
On this week's Dinner Party Download, Tim Burton delivers a joke, the world's most famous streaker and guest of honor Michael Sheen.
Icebreaker: Tim Burton
Celebrated filmmaker Tim Burton seals his dark reputation with a clubby joke. An exhibit of his artwork opens this week at the L.A. County Museum of Modern Art.
Small Talk: Richard Lawson
We're pretty sure Richard Lawson, writer for Gawker.com, told us about a pill that helps people forget bad memories, but we can't say for sure.
A History Lesson With Booze: Lady Godiva and the "Peeping Tom"
This month back in 1678, the town of Coventry, England first celebrated the world's most famous streaker: Lady Godiva. Hear the Lady's taxing tale, then moon over "The Peeping Tom" — a custom cocktail created by Richard Wood of The Kenilworth, just outside of Coventry in Kenilworth, UK.
Guest of Honor: Michael Sheen
Actor Michael Sheen is known for uncanny turns in historical roles (Tony Blair in "The Queen," David Frost in "Frost/Nixon"), but he's just at home as the Italian vampire Aro in the "Twilight" movie series. For his latest shape-shifting feat, he's starring simultaneously in two totally different films: the harrowing drama "Beautiful Boy," and Woody Allen's confection "Midnight in Paris." Sheen tells Rico about Allen's intellectualism, the name that is his nemesis, and how to pronounce "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch."
To hear more from Michael Sheen — and a summer tune from The Sandwitches — go to www.dinnerpartydownload.org.
- All Things Considered, 06/03/2011, 6:20 p.m.