This week, Jesse sits down with Phil Elverum, the recording artist who plays under the monikers of The Microphones and Mount Eerie. Elverum lost his wife last year to Pancreatic cancer. Then, Werner Herzog stops by, the German director known for extreme production tactics, to talk about his venture into the realm of directing his first feature film. Plus, Jesse tells us about Broadcast News, a film with heart, a thing that a lot of films try for, but can't get right. Show notes
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Paul Scheer, the embodiment of the values of MaxFun, has announced that his show National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle, a parody of "police procedural" shows we've come to know so well, will be coming to Adult Swim next summer. Be sure to check out Paul's recent contributions to The Sound, including his reading on this show with Judd Apatow and this AWESOME piece with Seth Morris.
Kyle Kinane, Chelsea Peretti, and Reggie Watts are all on Comedy Central's Hot List of 2010, which recognizes some of the up-and-coming talent in the world of comedy. Chelsea and Reggie have both appeared on The Sound in the past year and a half, and Kyle is included in our own upcoming Best of 2010 Comedy Special. Look out for it!
And we just can't contain our cheers for Al Madrigal, who just announced that he's developing a sitcom with ABC revolving around a family business of running a food truck -- drawing on his own experiences of working with his parents' business.