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Dinner Party Download: Pizza Compass, defensive nannies and Captain Blood

Image of the Pizza Compass app.
Image of the Pizza Compass app.
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Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.

On tap this week:

When you really need to located the nearest pizza joint
The Pizza Compass app, available now, uses a slice of pizza to point you in the direction of the nearest spot to grab a slice. 

UK nannies being trained in the arts of stunt driving, self-defense
Nannies for the rich and famous are undergoing training in defensive driving techniques and self-defense to help fend off potential paparazzi and kidnappers. 
History: The day Captain Blood tried to steal the Crown jewels
Amazingly, Blood was pardoned either because he was so damned charming, or because he was actually in cahoots with the King — who planned to pay off his debts with the jewels. He became a folk hero and was so notorious as a trickster that when he died people demanded the corpse be exhumed to prove he was dead.