Dinner Party Download


The Dinner Party Download is a smart and funny hour about everything excellent in culture; essentially it's "public radio's arts and leisure section." In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting artists - from Steve Martin to Pharrell Williams to Scarlett Johansson - and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, odd news stories, hot food finds, and "etiquette" tips ... from the likes of Mel Brooks and Fran Lebowitz.

The Dinner Party Download site (dinnerpartydownload.org) is a companion to the radio series. It provides listeners and browsers with drink recipes, links, photos and bonus material from guests.


Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano



number of programs/frequency

Ongoing, weekly

Program feed schedule

The Dinner Party Download is available on ContentDepot. Contact your APM Station Relations Representative to subscribe. Episodes are made available at the following time:
ContentDepot File Transfer: Friday 11:00am ET

promo access

Weekly promos are available on ContentDepot. Promos uploaded no later than 10PM ET, Wednesdays.


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broadcast rights

The Dinner Party Download is available to all American Public Media affiliate stations. The entire program as fed must be aired within the broadcast window, no excerpting is allowed. The broadcast window is from 1100 ET the Friday the episode feeds, until 1000 ET the following Friday. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.


Carried on 125+ radio stations
Entertains almost 350,000 listeners/week (from 131,400 listeners in Fall 2012)
Podcast: 830,000 downloads/month
Facebook: 10,000+ likes
Twitter: 9,000+ Followers

Featured Audio

The Dinner Party: Salman Rushdie, Timm Gunn and Rian Johnson
Timm Gunn does etiquette, Salman Rushdie talk fatwa and Rian Johnson on his latest film.