The Nineteenth

Guest List: Mayor Pete Muldoon: the mayor of Jackson, Wyoming, who decided to replace the portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence with a picture of a Native American chief in the town hall, according to a Huff Post article. In a statement, Mayor Muldoon explains that it is a decision out of …

The Eleventh

Guest List Jon Ronson: a journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker, who shared a somewhat bizarre story at the TED2012 Conference called "Strange answers to the psychopath test," featuring artful live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant. Michelle McKinney: an English artist who is a master of manipulating industrial materials to yield ethereal art. A …

The Eighth

Guest List Robert Lang: a physicist who has worked at NASA, with optoelectronics, but is currently well-known for his work in origami. His designs are not only focused on origami as an art but as an opportunity for engineering. He has developed folding patterns for rockets and airbags. Dr. David Vaughan: the Executive Director of the …

The Seventh

Guest List Ernestine Shepherd: an 80-year-old body builder who holds the Guinness World Record for Oldest Female Bodybuilder. Ms. Sheperd has a regimented schedule for working out, waking up at 2:30 a.m. every morning to run and get to the gym, according to a Facebook video from Great Big Story. She trains other women of all ages. …

The Sixth

Guest List Oleg Kotov: a physician formerly employed in the Soviet space program who later joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He is invited to dinner on the premise of a recent New York Times article which discusses the threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) from North Korea. According to the article, rocket engineers and professionals who were assigned to …

The Fifth

Guest List Lola: a 5-year-old who dressed as a different famous black woman from history and whose mother posted a photograph of her posing each day during Black History Month. She channeled Misty Copeland, Rosa Parks, and Michelle Obama, among others. ImeIme Umana: the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and the first black woman to be elected …

The Fourth

Daniel Simons: an expert in Visual Cognition & Human Performance, the head of the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois, and an author of several writings, including the co-author of the book, "The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us" Laura Bailey: a voice actress featured in a number of anime films …

The Third

Guest List Hanne Gaby Odiele: a Belgian supermodel who recently came out as intersex ("a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that [does not] seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male," according to the Intersex Society of North America) …

The First

"Hypothetical Dinner Parties" is a blog which proposes imaginary scenarios of intriguing people interacting. Each post consists of a list of guests. The guests are be selected by their role and coverage in the media. The goal of "Hypothetical Dinner Parties" is to allow readers to envision encounters of extraordinary individuals. My dream is to one …