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The Dinner Party Download

6:00 pm
This week: Portlandia duo Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen open up about hot-tubs, underwear, and weddings. Music multi-hyphenate Pharrell Williams explains his 'exotic rainbow' of 'Happy'ness. Danish electro-pop phenom Mø spins us a party playlist. Author Cari Lynn tells the tale of a NoLa birthday party of ill-repute. How the grandest experiment in scientific history speaks to our common humanity. Brendan tests out a musical instrument kids'll really, really want to practice, and we pour one out for Broadway's biggest flop.


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