I’ve recently discovered the amazingness of podcasts. I’ve been listening to them while doing dishes, cleaning house, and driving home from work. Seriously, my phone can’t even handle it. I want ALL THE PODCASTS.
Anyways, one of my recent obsessions is the The Dinner Party Download . This is the best way to spend an hour in the car, on the train, doing your dishes, etc. Seriously.
From the site, “Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke… bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe… meet artists of note (for instance Willie Nelson, Venus Williams and Steve Martin)… have your burning etiquette questions answered by the likes of Dick Cavett or Henry Rollins… savor an emerging food trend… and hear your new favorite song.”
Okay, so here is the deal. They start every episode with an ice breaker (usually told by an interesting popular figure), move on to a bit of history, teach a cocktail that goes with that bit of history, and so much more. After an episode you’ll be completely prepped for all the necessary small talk that comes up at a dinner party.
You can find the download on the above website and on through the Apple Podcast search!