• People Helping People 8-27-05 MP3

    Guest Bob Edwards. We talk with Bob Edwards, long-time host of NPR's Morning Edition, and now host of the Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio. Also, we help a listener impress his girlfriend, and Jesse's little brother tells a joke.

    27.08.2005

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  • Real vs. Fake 8-20-05 MP3

    Guests Ricky Jay and Brian Copeland. Ricky Jay is a magician, actor, and scholar of the history of strange performance. He talks with us about his book "Extraordinary Exhibitions" and his career. Also, Brian Copeland is a top-rated San Francisco radio personality and standup comic. He talks with us about his one-man show "Not A Genuine Black Man," which is the longest running solo show in San Francisco history.

    21.08.2005

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  • High and Low 8-13-05 MP3

    Guests Louis CK and Chip Lord. This week, we examine the fuzzy lines between high and low culture. Louis CK is a standup comic, writer and producer, whose HBO sitcom premiers in January. Chip Lord is a founding member of the seminal art & architecture group The Ant Farm. Plus a song from NY sketch comics Elephant Larry.

    13.08.2005

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  • Revenge of the Nerds 8-6-05 MP3

    Nerds attack on The Sound of Young America! Prince Paul and Maria Schneider are our guests. Prince Paul is the producer of De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and more. Maria Schneider is the creator of Pathetic Geek Stories, the comic strip that dramatizes the most awful shameful experiences of nerdy childhood. Also... Jesse's lady friend Theresa hosts, in an absurdly complex effort to attract...

    06.08.2005

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  • Odd Ends - 7-30-05 MP3

    Some of the strangest things that have ever happened on The Sound of Young America. Our guests Kasper Hauser, the briliant San Francisco sketch group, talk about scamming scammers, we talk with Robert Hamburger, webmaster of realultimatepower.net about ninjas, and when we try to interview a lady from Steve Harvey's Big Time, disaster ensues.

    31.07.2005

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  • Del Close Marathon - 7-23-05 MP3

    Del Close was the great genius of improv theatre -- he trained and directed generations of performers, including John Belushi, Mike Meyers, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. We talk about his legacy with Ian Roberts of the UCB, Anthony King of the UCB Theatre, and Jeff Griggs, author of a book on Close, "Guru."

    23.07.2005

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  • Go! For It 7-16-05 MP3

    This week we talk with Paul Feig, creator of the series "Freaks and Geeks," and author of the new book, "Superstud: How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin." We also talk with Ian Parton, founder of the UK hip-hop/rock/dance band The Go! Team.

    16.07.2005

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  • So Into You! MP3

    This week: interviews with Greg Behrendt, comic and superstar author, and The Fun Bunch, Hollywood super-writers, Mr. Show alums, and comedy empresarios.

    09.07.2005

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  • The Second City - 7-2-05 MP3

    "The Second City," with guest Anne Libera, author of "The Second City Guide to Improvisation." We talk about the history of the illustrious comedy school, and hear some audio from it's archives.

    02.07.2005

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  • Good Friends and Great Times 6-25-05 MP3

    This week it's Good Friends and Great Times on The Sound of Young America. We talk about Summer movies with Doug Benson of The Marijuanalogues. We also chat with James Frey, author of "A Million Tiny Pieces," as well as the brand new "My Friend Leonard."

    26.06.2005

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  • Dirty Mind with Blowfly and Legs McNeil MP3

    Our "Dirty Mind" show... featuring guests Blowfly, the oft-sampled original king of dirty rap and Legs McNeil, author of "The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry." (This episode contains some language that may be offensive to sensitive listeners)

    19.06.2005

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  • Potpourri with Paula Poundstone MP3

    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."

    10.06.2005

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  • The Nucular Option MP3

    This week's program explores The Nucular Option... our guests are Geoffrey Nunberg, Stanford Linguist and regular Fresh Air commentator, and Stella, the comedy trio (Michael Ian Black, Michael Schowalter, David Wain) behind a new eponymous Comedy Central series. You may know them from their work in MTV's The State, from the film Wet Hot American Summer, or from their appearances in various VH1 talking head shows. O...

    05.06.2005

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  • New Sincerity Summer - 5-28-05 MP3

    This week we celebrate the New Sincerity Summer. We adjudicate the New Sincerity Summer contest, in which we asked listeners to contribute New Sincerity Summer activities. We also talk with Mike Veeck, minor league baseball empresario, son of baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, and author of "Fun is Good." Mike talks with us about some of the promotions he's concocted, like "Disco Demolition Night" and "Mime-O-Visi...

    28.05.2005

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  • Finders Keepers - 5-21-05 MP3

    This week, we look talk with our old friend Davey Rothbart, editor of Found Magazine, a magazine composed completely of things people have found. Davey brings us some wonderful found sound, and reads a note or two. Lorca Shepperd talks with us about her film "Other Peoples' Pictures," about collectors of vintage snapshots. Also... we're running a contest this week to celebrate The Summer of the New Sincerity.

    21.05.2005

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  • Laugh Riot! MP3

    This week's show highlights the artists performing at the annual KZSC Laugh Riot. We hear from comedians Brent Weinbach and Jasper Redd, and have a live performance from Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman.

    15.05.2005

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  • The Onion, the Sklars, and Hard N Phirm MP3

    This week, we talk with Carol Kolb, editor-in-chief of The Onion, America's Finest News Source. We also talk with Joe Garden, a writer for the paper who's running a campaign to replace Conan O'Brien as host of Late Night in 2008. Plus... comedy from the Sklar Brothers and Hard N Phirm.

    07.05.2005

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  • Old Men - 4-30-05 MP3

    On today's progam, we talk with two awesome old guys -- legendary comedian Shelley Berman and television science hero Mr. Wizard. Originally broadcast 4-30-05

    30.04.2005

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  • Hip-Hop Heads MP3

    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.

    24.04.2005

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  • Rock Snobs MP3

    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.

    17.04.2005

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