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The Sound of Young America: The Collection
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Jordan, Gene and Jesse make bold proclamations usually reserved for talk radio. But this time, they're taking it to you!
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Dr. Robert Hicks is the director of the Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. It's a museum of medical history - and oddities of the human body.
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Stuart Schuffman is the author of "Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in New York," a follow-up to his "Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco."
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Guests Judith Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby. John Belushi was one of the great comics of the late 20th century. Belushi Pisano and Colby are the editors of the new book Belushi, an oral history of his life and times. The show also features clips from the National Lampoon Radio Hour which feature Belushi. Oh! And be sure to visit maximumfun.org for a neat web-only bonus mp3.
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Recorded live on The Sound of Young America.
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Recorded Live on The Sound of Young America
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Guests John Waters, Christopher Moore, Davy Rothbart & Moustaches for Kids.
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Jesse Thorn, by his lonesome, welcomes two very funny men on this episode of The Sound of Young America. Look forward to the great writer and radio host Tom Scharpling as well as the never not funny comedian Eugene Mirman.
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Your desperate friends on The College Years work doubletime to generate pledges for their community radio station, including offering to whore themselves.
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Apr 16 2005: Rock Snobs This week, we examine Rock Snobbery, with guests Ira Kaplan of indie rock legends Yo La Tengo, comedian Greg Proops, and Steven Daly, author of "The Rock Snob's Dictionary." Originally broadcast 4-16-05.
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Guests Philip Lopate, Sharon Waxman and Sean Uyehara. Philip Lopate is the editor of the Library of America's Anthology of American Film Criticism. Sharon Waxman is Hollywood reporter for the New York Times and author of "Rebels on the Backlot," which examines the indie film explosion of the mid-90s. Sean Uyehara is a programmer for the San Francisco Internaional Film Festival. Also: a message from Jen Kirkman.
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The guys rock out with fake rock & roll trivia, the Evil Computer, and more.
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We talk about the bizarre phenomenon of Song Poems and about Screamin' Jay Hawkins' Kids.
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Rock and roll band The Flipsides and George Ratliff, director of the documentary "Hell House" join Jesse, Gene, and Jordan in this edition. Other than that, not much else.
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Jesse sadly announces Mitch Hedberg's passing and reflects on his work as a comedian. Then comedian Al Madrigal speaks about his upcoming appearance at the 826 Valencia Comedy Benefit and also takes time to look back at Hedberg's life. Then comedian and radio host Mark Maron talks about his experience as a radio personality and role in comedy.
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Guests Dan Piraro, Josh Kornbluth, Amanda Congdon, and Andrew Baron. This week's show features a mish-mash of folks. Dan Piraro is the creator of the popular newspaper comic "Bizarro." Josh Kornbluth is a monologuist and host of "The Josh Kornbluth Show." We talk with Josh about his show "Ben Franklin: Unplugged," in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Franklin's birth. Also, Andrew Baron and Amanda Congdon are the co-creators of Rocketboom, the world's most...
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Jesse talks to Amy Krouse Rosenthal, writer of numerous books for children and adults, host of NPR's Mission Amy KR, and creator of numerous short films. Next Jesse talks to Ricky Jay: magician, author, actor and historian.
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Neal Pollack is the author of "Alternadad."
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On today's program, we talk with two awesome old guys -- legendary comedian Shelley Berman and television science hero Mr. Wizard. Originally broadcast 4-30-05.
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Guests Jim Gaffigan and the creators of Wonder Showzen. Jim Gaffigan is an actor and comedian who's been seen in films like "Super Troopers," and is one of the most popular touring comics in America. John Lee and Vernon Chatman created Wonder Showzen, one of the most bizarre, dark, and hilarious half-hours on television.
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Guest Killer Mike. Killer Mike is an Atlanta-based rapper, best known for his affiliation with Outkast and Big Boi's Purple Ribbon Records.
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Guests Roz Chast and Bill Hader. Roz Chast is a long-time New Yorker cartoonist. Bill Hader is a castmember of Saturday Night Live.
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Guests V. Vale and Josh Karp. V. Vale is the legendary underground publisher behind Re/Search Publications, a series of zine-like books on the counter-culture. Josh Karp's new book examines the history of the National Lampoon, and how it changed American comedy.
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With his brother Sid Krofft, Marty Krofft produced many of the 1970s best remembered childrens shows, including HR Puffnstuff and Land of the Lost, as well as a number of variety shows. The latter included Donnie and Marie Osmond, the Brady Kids, and Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
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Gaberiel Alvarez and Brent Rollins are members of the hip-hop media collective Ego Trip. The group produced the acclaimed magazine Ego Trip in the 1990s, and has since written two books and created several series and specials for VH1, the most recent of which is Ego Trip's Miss Rap Supreme.
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Miss Piggy is a model, actress and now author. Her new book is The Diva Code.
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Rob Corddry is an actor and comedian. For four years, he was a correspondent on The Daily Show. His most recent project is a web series for thewb.com called Children's Hospital.
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The Whitest Kids U Know are a sketch comedy group based in New York. Their eponymous television series is in its third season on IFC.
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Guest Rhymefest talks about tour with legends like A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang Clan, and about his upcoming album.
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Chris Hardwick is the host of PBS TV's Wired Science, and half of the comedy music duo Hard N Phirm.
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Seun Kuti is the leader of the band Egypt 80, which was founded by his father, the legendary creator of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.
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Ariel Schrag wrote the autobiographical comics Definition, Awkward and Potential while still in high school in the late 90s. The books were just re-published.
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Austin Grossman's new novel is called Soon I Will Be Invincible. Before he started writing superhero literature, he was a writer for video games.
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Scott Dikkers is editor-in-chief of The Onion, and is overseeing their new ventures in video.
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Meshell Nedgeocello is a soul singer and bass guitarist. Her most recent album is "The World Has Made Me The Man of My Dreams."
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Guests Brent Weinbach, Rob Thomas and Eleni Mandell. Recorded live at the Westside Eclectic in Santa Monica, California.
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Comedian Dave Hill is the host of the popular New York stage show The Dave Hill Explosion, as well as the star of the television program King of Miami.
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Dr. Paul Mullins is a cultural anthropologist and the author of Glazed America: A History of the Donut.
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Sarah Vowell is the bestselling author of numerous books of memoir and popular history. Her most recent is The Wordy Shipmates.
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Mike Birbiglia is a standup comedian. His new special "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing: My Secret Public Journal Live" adapts stories from his popular online diary.
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Live performance from standup comic Dan Mintz
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Comedian Maria Bamford talks about impersonating Star Trek characters, collective living and how much comedians actually make.
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Bill James is the father of sabermetrics, that objective analysis and study of baseball. His bright, funny writing brought baseball analysis to the masses in the 1980s, and helped revolutionize the management of baseball teams in the 21st century. Today, he works for the Boston Red Sox.
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Sean Cullen is a Canadian comic, seen on Last Comic Standing and on his own Comedy Central Presents special. Zion I are a Bay Area hip-hop group whose new album is The Takeover. They performed at our live recording in San Francisco.
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Alan Zweibel was an original writer on Saturday Night Live, a co-creator of the groundbreaking sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show, and is a producer on and contributor to Curb Your Enthusiasm. His new book is Clothing Optional.
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Standup comedy from Jarrett Grode.
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Judd Apatow is a comedy writer, director and producer. He has become one of the largest comedic forces in Hollywood with films like Knocked Up and the 40 Year Old Virgin. Apatow's new book, I Found this Funny, is a compilation of work by some of his favorite authors.
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Jonathan Ames is a novelist, non-fiction and television writer. He created and writes the HBO series Bored to Death, which returns with its second season this month.
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Brother Ali is a Minneapolis-based MC with a reputation for raw, soul-searching lyrics and passionate delivery.
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Aziz Ansari is an actor and comedian. He's a regular on Parks and Recreation, and a member of the comedy group Human Giant. He's also been in films like Observe & Report and Funny People.
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Dan Clowes is the creator of numerous comics and graphic novels, including Ghost World and Art School Confidential. His latest is Wilson.
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Mark Duplass is an actor and filmmaker. He stars in the new FX comedy The League, and with his brother Jay has written, directed and starred in several acclaimed films, including The Puffy Chair and Baghead.
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Rik Cordero helped revolutionize hip-hop videos with clips for artists like Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, The Roots and Nas. He's also the director of the feature film Inside A Change.
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Au Revoir Simone are an all-female, all-keyboard indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. Their new CD is Still Night, Still Light.
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Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of BoingBoing, the editor of Make Magazine, and the author of the new book Made By Hand, about the pleasure of making things yourself.
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Al Madrigal talks about his new comedy record Half Breed and the career he held before becoming a comedian: firing hundreds of people from their jobs.
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Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh are two of the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade. They also have a new semi-improvised sitcom on Spike TV called "Players."
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Please enjoy these past Sound of Young America interviews and comedy bits with my compliments. All of these were featured audio on our website in the realaudio era, and at some point were transcoded to MP3. Audio quality isn't perfect, due to the transcode, but it's certainly listenable. All these were recorded in 2004 or earlier on The Sound of Young America, before podcasting was even a glimmer in Adam Curry's eye. If you enjoy these, consider subscribing to The Sound of Young America and/or...
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Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are the stars of the Canadian documentary-style sitcom The Trailer Park Boys. For years, the show has tracked their charming inability to make anything of themselves.
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A special set of songs from Brooklyn art-rock band Les Savy Fav, featuring Tim Harrington and Seth Jabour. Les Savy Fav's newest album is "Root for Ruin".
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Zach Miller and Scott McMicken are members of the Philadelphia band Dr. Dog. Their music synthesizes the sounds of the 1960s and 70s with contemporary influeces, and they've built a major following over the past ten years. Their latest album is Shame, Shame.
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David Rakoff is an essayist, journalist, and a regular contributor to This American Life. His latest book is a collection of essays called Half Empty, on taking down optimism and championing pessimism.
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Lynda Barry is a legend of alternative comics. Her strip Ernie Pook's Comeek earner her a reputation as sweet, funny and fearless. Her two most recent books are about how to create art and writing.
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Werner Herzog is an acclaimed (and prolific) film writer and director, known for narrative films like Aguirre, the Wrath of God as well as documentaries like Grizzly Man.  His newest release is a 3D film about the oldest known cave paintings, called The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
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Our hip hop contributor Noz of the blog Cocaine Blunts joins us to talk about his favorite tracks of the moment.
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Our friends Nathan Rabin and Josh Modell from The AV Club drop by to expound upon their pop culture picks for right now, including The Lonely Island and Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Season 5 on DVD.
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Writer and filmmaker Rudolph Herzog explores the jokes employed by the oppressed and the oppressors of Germany's Third Reich in his new book, Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler's Germany.
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Our correspondent Jordan Morris pores over what's happening in America to let you know what's best in the US right now.
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John Hodgman guest hosts this interview with astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Dr. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium, but the layperson likely knows him as the host of Star Talk Radio and the PBS program Nova ScienceNOW. His upcoming projects include a new version of the TV series Cosmos -- originally hosted by Carl Sagan -- and a new book titled Space Chronicles. He talks to us about how money for space exploration stacks up to other spending, his personal space travel...
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AV Club Editor Keith Phipps and Associate Editor Tasha Robinson join us to give their culture picks for December 2011.
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From the Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast. I'm producing a podcast for our friends in Kasper Hauser, and I thought I'd share this hilarious video with you. Their book "SkyMaul" is in stores, and it's hilarious. I personally reccomend it extremely highly.
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We chat with comedy legend Paula Poundstone about... well, all kinds of stuff, she's very chatty. Plus... Would You Rather, Hang It Up / Keep It Up, and an odd new segment called "BBC Sports News."
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Guest Simon Reynolds. This week our theme is "Rip It Up & Start Again," and we investigate the history of Post-Punk music. Our guest is Simon Reynolds, a British pop music critic, and the author of the book which gives our show its name. His book aims to retrofit the reputation of the rock music of the early 80s, describing the sonically disparate artists who created something new in the wake of the first punk movement's self-destruction.
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Neil Gaiman is the author of the dark children's fantasy novel "Coraline." Henry Selick is the director of the new stop motion animated film based on Gaiman's book.
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Stephen Moffat is the head writer of the lastest series of Doctor Who. Matt Smith plays The Doctor, and Karen Gillan plays his companion. The new version of the beloved sci-fi adventure series is entering its fifth season on the BBC in the UK, and on BBC America in the States.
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On this Sound of Young America broadcast, it's a potpourri, a hodge-podge, a cornucopia of miscellany. Here's a rundown: We hear a bizarre message left on Matt's voicemail by a Briton looking for someone named "Harry." Then a woman, who says Harry is "in trouble!" calls. Who is Harry? Jordan improvises a poem with a yutz at the candy store. Jordan shares some Bold Statements. Jesse "Runs the Numbers". Jesse and Jordan ask local businesspeople how they plan to make...
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This week, Jesse and Jordan battle it out -- who is the best boyfriend? Our guests are their girlfriends. Gene, single, joins in the grilling. Jordan's girlfriend was still in high school at the time. Jesse's girlfriend had flown in from New York. Five years later, this whole show is very embarassing for all involved.
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In this edition of The College Years, special guest-host Kathi Kamen-Goldmark joins Jesse as they welcome a few chosen people on The Sound of Young America. First, Jesse and Kathi talk to Chris Jackson from H.O.P.E. in America about Paris Hilton's 2004 dallience with literature. Right after that, Count Bass D drops some knowledge on the show. And to end things, Sarah Silverman graces the show with her funny.
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Comedian Louis CK joins Jesse, Gene, and Jordan on this week's installment, with a special appearance by JB Smooth, but before that: A tribute to Adam West and "Who Would Win in a Fight?" with Jim. All this and more on this week's The College Years.
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Guests Dan Savage and Neil Strauss. A pair of heterogenous perspectives on relationships. Dan Savage, the sex columnist, talks about his new book "The Commitment," about gay marriage. Neil Strauss, former New York Times music critic, talks about his book, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Societ of Pickup Artists."
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Our guests on this week's show are solo performer Danny Hoch, founder of the NY Hip-Hop Theater Festival, and Sway & Tech, hosts of the World Famous Wakeup Show.
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In this episode, Jesse starts off by explaining the newfangled technology of "podcasting." Then Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster talk to Jesse about the age old technology of radio. The back half of the episode is a track taken from a best of The Best Show on WFMU.
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Guests Matt Besser and Rodney Rothman. Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade talks about their new sieries on Bravo, "Asssscat Improv." Rodney Rothman, former Late Show with David Letterman head writer, talks about his memoir "Early Bird." He retired to Florida at age 28. Also, music from New Orleans music legends.
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Guests Robert Weide and Bruce Bridgeman. Bruce Bridgeman is a professor at UC Santa Cruz, and recently published a paper on legenday Santa Cruz tourist attraction The Mystery Spot. Robert Weide is the executive producer of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David. Also, we play some improvised Van Morrison recordings that are so bizarre, they must be heard to be believed.
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Guests Dick Blasucci and Talk Like a Pirate. This week, we travel to international waters... or at least Canada. We talk with Dick Blasucci, head writer of SCTV, the seminal sketch comedy show, and executive producer of Mad TV. Also, we chat with the creators of International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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Guests Davy Rothbart and Jason Bitner. Davy Rothbart is editor of Found Magazine, a compendium of lossed and tossed documents and items. Jason Bitner is co-editor, and the editor of the book LaPorte, Indiana.
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Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt stops by. He has a new comedy CD on Sub Pop, and he's also the star of the new Pixar film Ratatouille.
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Bob Odenkirk is the co-creator of Mr. Show with Bob and David, and a feature film director. His newest project is the web series Derek and Simon.
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Jack McBrayer portrays the lovable NBC page Kenneth on the sitcom 30 Rock. He's also a veteran of the New York and Chicago improv scenes.
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Guests Chad Trujillo, Paul Moller, and Dippin Dots. A look deep into the future. We talk with the inventor of the Skycar, with the discoverer of a new planet, and with a representative of the Ice Cream of the Future, Dippin' Dots. Plus the future of scrapbooking, reptiles, and more, and relationship advice from The Evil Computer Bent on World Domination.
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Guests Todd Bowman and Devin the Dude. Devin the Dude is a Houston-based rapper whose self-depracating, hilarious, and sometimes profane raps has made him a favorite of Dr. Dre. DJ Premier, and other hip-hop insiders. Todd Bowman is one of the world's foremost experts on Stax Records. We talk to him about the DVD release of the concert film "Wattstax."
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Ted Leo is the lead singer and songwriter of the rock band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Their newest album is Living with the Living.
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Comedy from Jonathan Coulton, Hard n Phirm, The Hazzards, Todd Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, and Brent Weinbach.
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Guests John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton. Our guests were college classmates, and remain close friends today. Hodgman is an author and is regularly seen on The Daily Show. Coulton is a comic singer-songwriter.
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Louis CK is a comedian, writer and director. His new Showtime comedy special is Louis CK: Chewed Up. He created and starred in the HBO series Lucky Louie and wrote and directed the cult film Pootie Tang.
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Scott Prendergast is the writer, director and star of the indie comedy Kabluey. The film, which also stars Lisa Kudrow, concerns a young man helping tend to his brother's children while his brother is serving in Iraq.
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Robert Popper was co-creator of the British comedy series "Look Around You." He's also the author, as "Robin Cooper" of "The Timewaster Letters," which are smash bestsellers in the UK, and have just been released in the US.
The Sound of Young America: The Collection
by Jesse Thorn and Maximum Fun
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When she's not fronting the band Gloria Deluxe, Cynthia Hopkins creates acclaimed multi-media theater performances.
The Sound of Young America: The Collection
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Comedy from Greg Behrendt and Tig Notaro, plus a bonus interview with Behrendt.