Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi Teaches us How to Become a (Faux) Guru - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012-12-07T21:47:19Z Documentarian Vikram Gandhi initially pretended to be a spiritual leader named Kumare…but then this persona - and his teachings - became very real to legions of people. Gandhi’s resulting film “Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet” (out this week on iTunes and VOD) takes a fascinating look at his short-lived days as a cult leader. Vikram teaches Rico about the ‘hard business’ of helping others, and what it takes to be a guru. -- "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."