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Dinner Party Download
November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am PDT
STG Presents The Dinner Party Download at The Moore on November 16, 2017! Special Guests: Lindy West, Glynn Washington. Musical Guest: Kyle Craft.
**Note: this event contains adult language. Younger and sensitive listeners, please be advised.
Reserved Seating. All Ages / Bar with I.D.
Tickets are $27.00 – $37.00 (not including fees).
On Thursday, November 16, we’re heading to Seattle for our first-ever show in the Northwest — at the historic Moore Theatre! Come down a custom cocktail with us, hear your etiquette questions answered in-person, and bask in phenomenal live music. Our guests include New York Times columnist and author Lindy West, powerhouse singer Kyle Craft, and Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington!
DPD fans: as some of you may have heard, this will be our final DPD live show. We’re calling it “The Last Supper,” because though our radio show is winding down, PUNS LAST FOREVER. So, come raise a glass with us to many years of great shows — and great fans!
RICO GAGLIANO has worked in public radio for over a decade. His pieces have been heard on All Things Considered, Weekend America, The Savvy Traveler and other series, but he was best known as a reporter on Marketplace, for which he filed stories from England, Ireland, Sweden, The Netherlands, India, South Korea and across the good ol’ USA. He also penned and performed many of the show’s “Marketplace Players” comedy sketches. Prior to radio, Rico worked as a TV writer on shows for MTV, ABC, Fox Family and The Cartoon Network, and as a freelance print reporter for LA Weekly, the Village Voice, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and others. He continues to contribute pieces to The Wall Street Journal and Dwell magazine. Rico co-created, performed and wrote for the circus-like L.A. sketch comedy troupe The Ministry Of Unknown Science, which at various times required him to drop his pants on stage, stand fully clothed in frigid ocean waves for half an hour, and stand way too close to the explosion caused by detonating a sex doll filled with propane. The troupe had a top-10 video podcast on iTunes and filmed pilots for Spike TV and the SyFy Network. Rico holds an MFA from the American Film Institute. He’s been a fan of dinner parties since childhood, when it meant he got to eat in his parents’ bedroom and watch TV all night while the grownups sat around in the dining room getting wine-tipsy.
BRENDAN FRANCIS NEWNAM has been winning dinner parties since first taking a seat at the kids’ table at his family’s holiday gatherings. Granted, by then he was in his 20s and had graduated from Rutgers at the top of his class while the rest of his tablemates were toddlers, but, still, a victory is a victory, even if you make a five-year-old cry. A long time foodie, during the height of America’s cupcake craze, Brendan sought refuge in Europe, where he wrote and edited travel guides, music reviews and celebrity profiles for various websites and magazines, including Vice and Blackbook, and delivered lectures on the ontology of the gin martini. But even la dolce vita gets old, and he returned to America to embark on a career in law. But after earning a JD and spending a summer fighting for prosecutorial reform in Bulgaria, he was seduced by public radio’s siren call. (Or maybe that was the sound of corduroy rubbing?) Before launching THE DINNER PARTY DOWNLOAD, he produced and reported for national public radio shows including Marketplace, Marketplace Money, Fresh Air, and Weekend America, and, in his spare time, created and produced Audiovant, one of the first music interview podcasts. Though he now has a stable income and is chipping away at his law school debt, Brendan continues to freelance for various outlets, including Dwell, Modern Farmer, Saveur, and CNN.com, where, in 2011, he penned a series of travel tales called “The State I’m In.” Brendan is also a past Knight Media Fellow, and lest you think he has a face for radio, the national fashion website Racked named him a “style icon,” and that’s without even knowing about his tattoo of the word “tattoo.”