Don’t just go to a dinner party. Become the life of it.

Conversation is an under-appreciated art in a society more concerned with who can fire off a better 140 character text in Twitter (answer: Fat City can.) But Twitter won’t get you far on a first date or a dinner party with strangers. What is needed in these scenarios is that fine art of jokes, anecdotes and witty facts.

But where does one obtain such information? Why, from Dinner Party Downloads, a 15-minute podcast and radio show in Southern California that bills itself as “a fast and funny “booster shot” of unconventional news, cuisine and culture to help you win this weekend’s dinner party.”

Each week’s show starts off with an icebreaker joke.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink