Brendan Newnam & Rico Gagliano: Public Radio Hosts

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Brendan Newnam & Rico Gagliano: Public Radio Hosts

Brendan Newnam & Rico Gagliano

Photo © Angela Kim.

"When you go to a dinner party, you're expected to be able to converse about things, like what book you're reading—or what book you're supposed to say you're reading," says Brendan Newnam, 36 (photo). At the Dinner Party Download, he and co-host Rico Gagliano, 40, cover food trends, too—and their hipster podcasts have already been downloaded more than three million times.

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