Episode #284: BJ Novak (live!), The Dukes of Hazzard, and Miriam Toews

December 19, 2014 · 50:15

We invite you to join some of the fun from our recent “Holiday Frolic” road show, with a fireside chat with writer-actor B.J. Novak … Also: Canadian author Miriam Toews reads from her acclaimed novel, “All My Puny Sorrows” … Documentarian Ian Cheney takes us along on “The Search for General Tso” … The stars of 1970’s television classic “The Dukes of Hazzard” swing by the studio and play holiday DJ for us … Actor Joel Edgerton – star of the new films “Felony” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings” – swims right into a punchline … A reality show in the UAE crowns the “Prince of Poets” … King C. Gillette’s 1895 invention of the disposable razor and his against-the-grain politics … Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning pop in bearing a sack full of etiquette tips for the nice and naughty … And D’Angelo returns with “Black Messiah,” his first new songs in fourteen years.