Once considered a throwback to another era, dinner parties are enjoying a resurgence. Whether they’re fun and casual or fancy and formal, the roles of the hosts and guests haven’t changed too much over the decades, even if the small talk has. We’ll hear from the hosts of The Dinner Party Download and from the Washington Post’s Roxanne Roberts about the twenty-first century version of this classic gathering and how to best play the part of host or guest.


  • Roxanne Roberts Reporter/feature writer, The Washington Post; panelist, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
  • Brendan Francis Newnam Co-host, The Dinner Party Download
  • Rico Gagliano Co-host, The Dinner Party Download

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