Host, Safe For Work (Wondery)
RICO GAGLIANO is an audio host, producer, print reporter and author. He co-created, co-hosted and co-produced the pioneering arts-and-culture podcast THE DINNER PARTY DOWNLOAD, which was downloaded nearly 28 million times and heard by over 600,000 people a week on public radio stations across the USA. Rico’s interviews for the show earned him a Southern California Journalism Award and a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award. He also reported for the public radio giant MARKETPLACE — filing stories from around the globe, as well as producing the show’s popular “Marketplace Players” comedy sketches. Rico’s print pieces appear regularly in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and he’s the co-author of BRUNCH IS HELL (Little/Brown) a how-to guide for restoring civility by eschewing brunch and throwing dinner parties instead. He was spending way too much cash on vinyl records before it was cool.
by Tom Webster of Edison Research09:00 AM