Episode #349: Barney Frank, Anna Chlumsky, Hailu Mergia

June 18, 2016 · 49:28

This week, it’s a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a DC-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former Congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress… Anna Chlumsky of HBO’s “Veep” swears she can leave her character’s quirks on-set… Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia’s jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out… And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with DC’s bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President’s “Between Two Ferns” appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more!