Oscar-Nominee David France: "How to Survive A Plague" & How to Cure One - The Dinner Party Download by The Dinner Party Download published on 2013/02/22 23:03:15 +0000 David France’s writing has been published in The New Yorker, GQ and elsewhere. He was a senior editor for Newsweek. But this weekend you’ll see him at the Academy Awards, where his debut film “How to Survive A Plague” is up for Best Documentary Feature. It’s about the activist group Act Up, which in the 1980s and 1990s focused the world on the AIDS crisis, and arguably helped bring about today’s treatments for the virus. Rico chats with David about everyday heroes, and why a future without AIDS might already be at hand. -- 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 "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."