Discover Why Your Table Tools Have a Bloody History - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012-11-27T03:13:31Z Why do we even bother eating with utensils? Rico found out from Russell Hartman, Senior Collections Manager at The California Academy Of Sciences — where they have a huge collection of centuries-old dining devices. In this excerpt, Russell explains why you probably didn’t want to dine in the royal courts of 17th-century England. -- "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."