Psychology With Dr. Andrea Bonior

Psychologist Dr. Andrea Bonior (stranger 37) has just released a new book. “Psychology: Essential Thinkers, Classic Theories, and How They Inform Your World,” available starting today, analyzes some of the biggest names and theories in her field and applies them to real-world situations. Andrea’s website says this about the book:…

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Saving Democracy With Senator Larry Pressler

Former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler (R-SD) wants to save democracy. Larry, who left the Senate in 1997 after an unsuccessful reelection bid, has been using his post-Congress career to teach students about the importance of civil service. His hope is to inspire a new generation of informed voters who might…

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Meet The Mascots

The first full trailer is now out for Christopher Guest’s new movie “Mascots,” coming a few weeks after a teaser for it. Dining With Strangers is not a movie news site, but the film features two hilarious actors who’ve been featured on this site. Jim Piddock was the second interview,…

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Dine With A Stranger In New Orleans

Live in New Orleans? Want to tell your life story over a free meal? If so, message me and let’s get dinner during the next few days! I just arrived in the Big Easy and will be here through Tuesday night. Since 2008, I’ve been meeting random strangers from all…

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Britain’s Best Town Crier Ambassador

Town crier Michael Wood (the 85th stranger) has won yet another award. Michael, who lives in England’s East Riding of Yorkshire where I grew up, was voted Britain’s Best Town Crier Ambassador at the Loyal Company of Town Criers British Championship. The contest took place last month in Biddulph, Staffordshire,…

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Lorraine Bowen’s Reggaeton Crumble Song

Quirky British singer-songwriter Lorraine Bowen has just released her latest song, the “Reggaeton Crumble,” a homage to reggae, Latin music and London’s Notting Hill carnival. Lorraine — the 47th stranger I met for dinner — found fame in the UK when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent performing her song…

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Mascots

Netflix just released a teaser for Christopher Guest’s next comedy film “Mascots,” set in the competitive world of sports mascots. The film will be available to subscribers starting October 13. A previously released flyer for the movie said, “Welcome to all the drama, intrigue and occasional excitement of the 8th…

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Arts & Advocacy

JR “Nexus” Russ is living up to his name. Christened Nexus on his first trip to the Burning Man festival, JR — an artist in Washington, DC — finds his professional and personal life increasingly at a nexus. He’s heavily involved in the city’s arts scene, but equally passionate about…

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Margarita Pracatan’s Greatest Hits

Hello! Is it Margarita Pracatan you’re looking for? The Cuban singing sensation — and the third stranger I met for dinner — is celebrating with a greatest hits show September 15 and 29 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. Both shows start at 7pm and are just…

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Improv With Stephen Tobolowsky

Want to call character Stephen Tobolowsky your improv teacher? Now’s your chance. Stephen — perhaps best known as insurance salesman Ned Ryerson (bing!) from Groundhog Day — is hosting a class at Kalmeson & Kalmenson in Burbank, California, starting this Sunday July 17 and running through August 28. In October…

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