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Rico Gagliano

Rico Gagliano is co-host of the Wondery podcasts One Plus One and Safe For Work, and Senior Producer of the Focus Features podcast Zoom. He's best known as co-host and co-creator of the arts-and-culture podcast The Dinner Party Download, which was downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide.  His interviews for that show earned him a Southern California Journalism award and two National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards from the L.A. Press Club.  As a reporter for the public radio show Marketplace, he filed stories from the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, India, South Korea and across the USA. He writes regularly about food and travel for The Wall Street Journal. Rico also co-authored the book Brunch Is Hell (Little/Brown) — a guide to combatting the evils of brunch by throwing dinner parties instead.  He lives with his wife and way too many vinyl records in Los Angeles.