The Dinner Party on WUNC
- Hosted by Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano
Dinner Party Download Holiday Special
Mark your calendars! @The Dinner Party Download is hosting a FACEBOOK LIVE holiday party and YOU are invited. Brendan and Rico will answer your (holiday) etiquette questions and give you a sneak peek of our holiday episode! See you there?
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Email questions directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions are due by 5 pm CT Monday, December 5, 2016.
The Dinner Party is a culture show designed to help you dazzle your friends at your next social gathering. Launched as a podcast in 2010, The Dinner Party is beloved by audiences for its spontaneity, thoughtfulness and exuberance. The show was lauded by Wallpaper magazine as one of the “Top 40 Reasons to Live in America” and hosts Gagliano and Newnam were named to Food & Wine magazine’s “40 Big Thinkers Under 40” list.
The show unfolds like a dinner party, kicking off with “The Icebreaker”— a joke to warm things up. Next comes “Small Talk,” in which top print and online journalists from around the country share their favorite odd news story of the week. The “Cocktails” portion of the show features a true tale from this week in history with a handcrafted cocktail recipe themed after that it.
Later, we usually “Eavesdrop” on an author reading from a hot new release or answer listeners’ burning etiquette questions. The marquee segment of the show is the “Guest of Honor,” in which hosts Gagliano and Newnam interview some of the most fascinating celebrities in the world and routinely get them to talk about the most unexpected, dinner-party-worthy subjects.