Episode #269: Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newman

September 5, 2014 · 50:06

This week: Comedy legend Mel Brooks on revisiting “Young Frankenstein,” gagging his crew, adoring the ladies in his life. Plus, priceless etiquette advice! (warning: may include death threats, flatulence, gallows humor, and uncontrollable laughter)… Actress Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”) tries a love story on for size… AC Newman of indie rock super-group The New Pornographers spins a dinner party soundtrack that’s so cool, it’ll annoy you… The one and only ‘Cat Cafe’ in North America (no, you do not eat the cats)… The science of “nose-blindness”… We toast Emma Nutt, the first female switchboard operator in history.  And music from your new (old) grrlfriends Ex Hex!