Writer William Bryan Logan Demystifies "Air" - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012-08-31T21:08:45Z Writer William Bryan Logan knows his way around the elements. Having written the engaging explainers “Dirt” and “Oak,” he’s turned to a topic far more difficult to grasp in “Air: The Restless Shaper of the World” (out this month). Far from ‘nothing,’ air is actually composed of millions of particles, spores, and fungi. Logan tells Brendan about some of these ‘beautiful creatures,’ El Greco’s sublime depictions of air, and New York air’s secret ingredient. -- The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.