The Dinner Party Download featuring Richard Ayoadeby Rico Gagliano, Marketplace,
Brendan Newnam, Marketplace
Icebreaker: Julie Feeney
Irish folk musician Julie Feeney waits until the last minute to give us a joke for this week's show.
Small Talk: Reihan Salam
It's hard to believe that members of the Church of Sweden find it so hard to believe in Jesus ... but that's what Reihan Salam — columnist for the iPad-only newspaper "The Daily" — tells us. And we believe him.
A History Lesson With Booze: The First Blood Transfusion & "The Bloody Corpse"
This week back in 1667, the first successful blood transfusion took place ... which is not to say the ones that followed were successful. Listen to the story, then replace part of your bloodstream with a "Bloody Corpse," a custom cocktail courtesy of the Experimental Cocktail Club in Paris.
Guest of Honor: Richard Ayoade
Richard Ayoade is one of the best-known comic actors in Britain thanks to his starring roles in TV comedies like "The I.T. Crowd" and "Garth Marenghi's Dark Place" (which he co-created). This month, state-side audiences can see his feature-film directing debut: the acclaimed coming-of-age indie "Submarine." Richard tells Rico about the cult leader that dwells in the hearts of all men ... and about his leading man's biking skills. Or lack thereof.
To hear much more from Ayoade — and to hear a track, appropriately enough, from the band Cults — go to www.dinnerpartydownload.org.
- All Things Considered, 06/17/2011, 6:20 p.m.